Warner Unwraps 'Dirty Harry' Blu-ray Specs, Art

Posted Thu Mar 13, 2008 at 12:00 PM PDT by Peter Bracke
Dirty Harry

Warner has detailed the contents of its 'Dirty Harry' stand-alone and box set Blu-ray releases due this June, which are sure to make a fan's day with a bevy of bonus features and deluxe packaging.

As previously reported, Warner is bringing all five films in the classic Clint Eastwood vigilante saga -- 'Dirty Harry,' 'Magnum Force,' 'The Enforcer,' 'Sudden Impact,' and 'The Dead Pool' -- to Blu-ray on June 3. Dubbed the 'Dirty Harry: Ultimate Collection,' the six-disc set will arrive concurrently with a stand-alone version of the original 'Dirty Harry' (both Blu-ray titles will debut day-and-date with new standard DVD re-issues).

Though initial specs were sparse, Warner has now revealed the full contents of both the box set and the stand-alone 'Dirty Harry' Blu-ray, with the studio pulling out all the stops for what will be its biggest next-gen box set yet.

The following is a list of the complete supplemental features for all five of the Dirty Harry films in the 'Ultimate Collection,' as well as a bonus disc and additional collectible content exclusive to the box set release. (Note that the stand-alone Blu-ray edition of the original 'Dirty Harry' will contain the same extras as its box set counterpart, only sans the bonus disc and collectibles):

Dirty Harry
• Audio commentary by Richard Schickel
• Featurettes: "The Long Shadow of Dirty Harry," "Dirty Harry: The Original," "Dirty Harry's Way"
• Interview Gallery (includes interviews with Patricia Clarkson, Joel Cox, Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Evan Kim, John Milius, Ted Post, Andy Robinson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Robert Urich)
• 1993 TV Special: "Clint Eastwood: The Man from Malpaso"
• Trailer gallery
• Collectible "Book" packaging with full-color booklet (stand-alone version only)

Magnum Force
• Audio commentary by writer John Milius
• Featurette: "A Moral Right: The Politics of Dirty Harry"
• "The Hero Cop: Yesterday and Today"
• Trailer gallery

The Enforcer
• Audio commentary by director James Fargo
• Featurettes: "The Business End: Violence in Cinema," "Harry Callahan/Clint Eastwood: Something Special in Films"
• Trailer gallery

Sudden Impact
• Audio commentary by renowned film critic Richard Schickel
• Featurette: "The Evolution of Clint Eastwood"
• Trailer gallery

The Dead Pool
• Audio commentary by producer David Valdes and Cinematographer Jack N. Green
• Featurette: "The Craft of Dirty Harry"
• Trailer gallery

Box Set Exclusives (Bonus Disc)
• Bonus documentary: "Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows"
• 40-page hardcover book
• Wallet with metal badge and removable laminated I.D. card
• Five 5”x 7” Reproduction Lobby Poster Cards plus an exclusive UCE card
• Scorpio Portrait of a Killer Poster-Sized (19” x 27”) map of San Francisco detailing Harry's hunt for the killer
• Never-Before-Seen Production Correspondence

Finally, Warner has revealed the following peek at the 'Dirty Harry' and 'Dirty Harry: Ultimate Collection' packaging:

Warner has still not confirmed tech specs or the suggested list price for either 'Dirty Harry' or the 'Dirty Harry: Ultimate Collection,' but we'll keep you posted.

You'll find the latest specs for both 'Dirty Harry' and 'Dirty Harry: Ultimate Collection' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under June 3.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Harry's high-def debut in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Dirty Harry/Dirty Harry: Ultimate Collection' Blu-ray releases.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Dirty Harry: Ultimate Collection (Blu-ray)
Dirty Harry (Blu-ray)
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