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The Unforgiven 20th Anniversary Blu-Ray Book Edition is a curious test case for those who scrutinize film releases. These are the sorts of releases that often find people turning up their noses, crying foul that studios are trying to bleed them dry without offering up much on the other end.
For a film that has obviously had several releases, including an anniversary double-disc, and a Blu-Ray release, this new one is primed for kicking up ire. The only thing offered up as an addition over previous releases is the digi-book format, thus including a 54-page book with photos, production notes, an essay by film critic and Eastwood biographer Richard Schickel (who provides the commentary track), etc.
It’s at least been several years, and the market for Blu-Rays is in a vastly different place now, but the remaining bonuses are the same as the previous release. They are really solid extras though, »
- Marc Eastman
Unforgiven: 20th Anniversary Edition In 1992, director-producer-actor Clint Eastwood shot holes through everything stale and dusty about Westerns and crafted a dark tale of an aging outlaw and killer who takes on one more job after long since becoming a farmer. The film won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Gene Hackman) and Best Film Editing. What's New?: Unforgiven first debuted on Blu-ray on Halloween in 2006, making it one of the first wave of titles to be released on the format. It contained a robust collection of featurettes, including the feature-length documentary Eastwood on Eastwood. This new 20th anniversary edition ports over the exact same extras, same picture quality and, more perplexing, the same lossy...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Chicago – Clint Eastwood’s “Unforgiven” is one of the most influential movies on my decision to become a film critic. And yet, as most people are, I was concerned that perhaps I viewed the film through the rose-colored glasses of perspective. Was it as good as I remembered? Does it hold up? Hell yes it does and it’s never looked better than it does on the stunning new transfer from Warner Brothers for its 20th anniversary Blu-ray.
The special features have been available before and, of course, “Unforgiven” is one of those films that has played regularly on cable and done well on DVD since it simply dominated the Oscars almost twenty years ago (winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Editing in early 1993…how it lost Best Original Screenplay to “The Crying Game” is beyond me. I like Jordan’s film but it hasn »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
3 items from 2012
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