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Amazon has a number of DVD/Blu-ray deals today including Step Btohers on Blu-ray for $4.99. Like all Amazon deals, prices change all the time, so don't wait too long to buy. Step Brothers (2-Disc Unrated Edition) [Blu-ray] - $4.99 (75% off) Fight Club (10th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] - $5.99 (70% off) The World's End (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet) - $12.99 (63% off) Pitch Perfect (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) - $11.49 (62% off) Les Miserables (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) - $11.49 (62% off) Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection [Blu-ray] - $55.99 (63% off) Star Trek: The Next Generation Motion Picture Collection (First Contact / Generations / Insurrection / Nemesis) [Blu-ray] - $24.32 (58% off) Clint Eastwood: 20 Film Collection [Blu-ray] - $56.99 (56% off) Includes 20 feature films plus two documentaries (A Perfect World, Dirty Harry, Every Which Way But Loose, Firefox, Gran Torino, Heartbreak Ridge, Hereafter, Invictus, J. Edgar, Letters from Iwo Jima, Magnum Force, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River, Pale Rider, Space Cowboys, Sudden Impact, The Gauntlet, The Outlaw Josey Wales, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
I'm not sure if you're done with your Christmas shopping or if you have a little money left over for yourself, but Amazon has a pretty great deal on the Clint Eastwood 20 Film Blu-ray Collection, offering it for only $56.99, saving you $72.69 off retail price. The set includes 20 films and two documentaries, which means you are paying less than $3 per film. The set includes the following titles: A Perfect World Dirty Harry Every Which Way But Loose Firefox Gran Torino Heartbreak Ridge Hereafter Invictus J. Edgar Letters from Iwo Jima Magnum Force Million Dollar Baby Mystic River Pale Rider Space Cowboys Sudden Impact The Gauntlet The Outlaw Josey Wales Trouble with the Curve Unforgiven Eastwood Factor Documentary Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story Documentary So click here to pick up a copy for yourself. Here's a little video preview if you need more convincing. yt id ="xXJ5jTDlOWw" width="500" »
- Brad Brevet
Every Sunday Amazon rotates their DVD/Blu-ray deals and I've grabbed the highlights and linked them below. Clint Eastwood: 20 Film Collection [Blu-ray] - $56.99 (56% off) Includes 20 feature films plus two documentaries (A Perfect World, Dirty Harry, Every Which Way But Loose, Firefox, Gran Torino, Heartbreak Ridge, Hereafter, Invictus, J. Edgar, Letters from Iwo Jima, Magnum Force, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River, Pale Rider, Space Cowboys, Sudden Impact, The Gauntlet, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Trouble with the Curve, Unforgiven, Eastwood Factor Documentary, Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story Documentary Clint Eastwood: 40 Film Collection - $79.99 (56% off) Spartacus Seasons 1-4 Bundle [Blu-ray] - $65.99 (74% off) Spartacus Seasons 1-4 Bundle [DVD] - $99.49 (50% off) Boy Meets World: Complete Collection - $49.99 (50% off) Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection [Blu-ray] - $58.52 (41% off) Up to 66% Off Classic Comedy Collections Benny Hill, Laurel and Hardy, Naked City, and More The Wire: The Complete Series – $69.99 (65% off) Looper (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] – $9.99 (63% off) Cloud Atlas (Blu-ray/DVD »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Top 10 Ryan Lambie 17 Sep 2013 - 05:58
What can videogames tell us about the volatile east-west relations in the 1980s? Ryan takes a look at 10 unique titles from the Cold War...
Videogames are often talked about in terms of nostalgia or their pioneering place in the medium’s evolution, but how often are they described as social or historical documents? The spread of videogaming’s broader popularity in the 70s to the golden age of arcades in the 1980s took place within the shadow of the Cold War’s final years, so it’s only logical that their content reflects that period in history.
After World War II rumbled to a close in 1945, the post-war period brought with it not an era of unprecedented peace, but one of anxiety and distrust; the Us and the Ussr were two superpowers locked in a state of terse rivalry, and the threat of nuclear »
With recent confirmation coming that Steven Spielberg will longer direct Bradley Cooper in a big-screen biopic of decorated and tragic Us Navy Seal Chris Kyle, the search for a replacement may have come to an end. Taking over from legendary Oscar-winning director could be another iconic, Oscar-winning filmmaker. Clint Eastwood looks set to direct the Silver Linings Playbook Academy-Award nominee Cooper in an adaptation of Kyle’s best-selling book, ‘American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.’
The film will follow Kyle’s early life as a young rodeo cowboy right through to his latter years as the skilled sharpshooter with most confirmed sniper kills for a Us marines. Unfortunately, his life came to an earlier this year when while teaching others how to improve their shooting skills at his local rifle range , he was murdered by fellow discharged veteran Chad Littlefield. The »
- Craig Hunter
Along with two great documentaries on the film icon, the Clint Eastwood: 20 Film Collection showcases some of the actor/director greatest work and his ability to seamlessly jump from genre to genre with equal mastery. The set lacks some films you would expect it to include (such as Flags of Our Fathers, Play Misty for Me or The Bridges of Madison County) and features some films that might not be considered his best work . including Every Which Way But Loose, Firefox and Hereafter. Still, even a less than great Eastwood film is worth watching, and this set does show why Eastwood is a legend in Hollywood. Along with the films, the set includes the two excellent documentaries »
- Patrick Luce
Box-sets, much like anthologies, have somewhat of an unavoidable mixed-bag mentality about them. It’s difficult, near impossible even, to ensure that each film within is of equal merit and quality. Increase the number of films, and the odds of consistency decrease in equal proportion. Which brings us to WB’s latest (but doubtfully last) Clint Eastwood retrospective. Clint Eastwood: 20-Film Collection lives up to my theory above thanks in part to a heavy concentration on Eastwood’s most recent output (which few people would argue in favor of), but it does an otherwise fine job of looking across the years at the man’s output both as an actor and a director. WB has also released a 40-Film set onto DVD. The Movies Surveying the twenty films featured here brings an immediate realization. There is absolutely no rhyme or reason to these particular selections. The set doesn’t focus on Eastwood’s director efforts. It »
- Rob Hunter
Chicago – “Clint Eastwood: 20 Film Collection” is a great Father’s Day gift that’s nonetheless a bit difficult to describe. It’s not exactly a greatest hits collection of its legendary star since it’s missing some of his most iconic films and includes some of his most notable failures. At the same time, every Eastwood fan would be happy to have at least half of these films in their collection and there’s no better way to do it then this set. It also may allow for some reevaluation and reappreciation of some of Eastwood’s less-beloved movies. I wish that Warner Bros. had taken the opportunity to upgrade a few Eastwood films that still need HD restoration but there’s enough brilliance in this box that it’s tough to complain.
Which ones are the classics in this impressively-packaged set? There are undeniable, iconic ones like “Dirty Harry, »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
In celebration of their 90th Anniversary, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released the Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection on Blu-Ray this week. Included here are, as the title says, 20 of the legend’s films as well as two excellent documentaries: Eastwood Factor and Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story. Additionally, the set also comes with a nice little hardcover book that looks at the filmmaker’s illustrious career.
With five Academy Awards under his belt and over $2 billion at the domestic box office, the man is no doubt a legend and with this new Blu-Ray box set, there’s no better time than now to celebrate Clint Eastwood and the impact that he has had on the film world.
Though not the greatest selection, here are the 20 films that you’ll receive. Now, remember, this is a Warner Bros. release, meaning it was released to honour the actor/director’s relationship with the studio. »
- Matt Joseph
Warner Brothers has just dropped word on a two new collections dedicated to the work of American film icon Clint Eastwood. The two collections (one on DVD, the other on Blu-ray) will feature a new documentary by Eastwood biographer Richard Schickel, along with a copy of the new non-directed Eastwood film Trouble with the Curve.
A portion of the news release is below:
Burbank, Calif., February 11, 2013 – Clint Eastwood’s illustrious motion picture career has spanned more than half a century and touched generations of filmgoers. The filmmaker/actor has received five Academy Awards®and his films have grossed more than $2 billion at the domestic box office. This year marks the 38th anniversary of the relationship between Warner Bros., Clint Eastwood and Malpaso Productions, which has culminated in more than 40 films made for the studio. Now, in honor of Warner’s year-long 90th anniversary celebration, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release two new Eastwood Collections, »
- Nick Allen
Odd List Ryan Lambie Jan 16, 2013
When it comes to action movie heroes, the time doesn't always fit the crime. We look at a few characters who faced wrongful imprisonment...
"Everyone in here is innocent, you know that," Morgan Freeman's character says in The Shawshank Redemption. If a prison were populated with heroes from action movies, that statement would be absolutely true. Looking back over the last quarter century of genre flicks, it soon becomes apparent that if an action protagonist goes to prison, it's usually for a crime he (or she) didn't commit.
This is probably because most action stars don't want to play convicted murderers (a trend bucked by Vin Diesel in Pitch Black), though as the list below proves, there's at least one macho actor who seems to like films which involve being sent to jail in dubious circumstances. What follows isn't an exhaustive list, but it at least illustrates that, »
11 items from 2013
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