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Title:
Dirty Harry
Edition:
Two-disc special ed. ; Widescreen version.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2008.
ISBN:
9781419850875
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD ; region 1 ; widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono. ; dual layer format.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: R; Bonus material/trailer not rated.
Series:
Dirty Harry collection.
Language:
English
Language Note:
In English (5.1), dubbed French (mono.), dubbed Spanish (mono.), dubbed Japanese (mono.) or dubbed Portuguese (mono.) dialogue with optional English, French, Spanish, Japanese or Portuguese subtitles ; Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing for main feature only.
General Note:
"Warner Bros. Pictures presents" --Container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.

Special features: Disc 1: Digitally remastered features: Commentary by Richard Schickel; "Dirty Harry's way" and "Dirty Harry: the original"; interview gallery; "Dirty Harry" movies trailer gallery ; Disc 2: "The long shadow of Dirty Harry"; "Clint Eastwood: the man from Malpaso."

Title from opening frames.
Contents:
Disc 1: Feature film (102 min.) ; Special features -- Disc 2: Special features.
Abstract:
A rooftop sniper named Scorpio has killed twice. Streetwise San Francisco police detective Harry Callahan will nail the perp one way or another-- no matter what "the system" prescribes.
Added Uniform Title:
Dirty Harry (Motion picture)
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"You've got to ask yourself a question: 'do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?" Dirty Harry provoked a critical uproar in 1971 for its "fascist" message about the power of one, as it also elevated Clint Eastwood to superstar status through his most enduring screen persona. Harry Callahan (Eastwood, in a role meant for Frank Sinatra) is a sardonic, hard-working San Francisco cop who can't finish his lunch without having to foil a bank robbery with his 44 Magnum, "the most powerful handgun in the world." When hippie-esque psycho Scorpio (Andy Robinson) goes on a killing spree, Harry and new partner Chico (Reni Santoni) are assigned to hunt him down, but not before the Mayor (John Vernon) and Lt. Bressler (Harry Guardino) admonish Callahan about his heavy-handed tactics. Racing against a deadline to save a kidnap victim from suffocating to death and unbothered by the niceties of Miranda rights and search warrants, Callahan brings in Scorpio, only to see him released on technicalities. "The law's crazy," opines Harry in disgust, before taking it upon himself to ensure that Scorpio doesn't kill again. Directed in violent and efficient fashion by Don Siegel, with a propulsive score by Lalo Schifrin, Dirty Harry was the fourth Siegel-Eastwood collaboration after Coogan's Bluff (1968), Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970), and The Beguiled (1970). Critics at the time strongly objected to the heroic image of a cop's violations of a suspect's Miranda rights, forcing Siegel and Eastwood to deny that they were right-wing reactionaries. All the same, Dirty Harry proved to be highly popular and spawned four sequels: Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), Sudden Impact (1983), and The Dead Pool (1988). ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi