Clint Eastwood has been making our day on both sides of the camera for over 50 years. His films have grossed nearly $2 billion at the domestic box office and the filmmaker/actor has won five Oscars for his efforts. Now Warner Home Video is celebrating Eastwood and his 35-year association with the studio through Malpaso Productions with the massive DVD gift set Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros.
to be released on February 16.
The impressive collection is considered to be the largest feature-film box set for any artist and contains 34 classic films from the Warner library, including Where Eagles Dare, all of the Dirty Harry films, Pale Rider, Unforgiven, The Bridges of Madison County, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino and many more. The 35th movie is The Eastwood Factor, an intimate short film from Time magazine critic and film historian Richard Schickel. “I’ve known Clint for most of the time he’s been at Warner Bros.,” says Schickel. “I was fortunate to be able to wander around the Warner lot with him and hear his reminiscences. To be able to show him in the places where he works and lives and feels most comfortable is, I think, a unique opportunity.”
Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros. is a 19-disc set packaged in a double-wide album that will also include a 24-page booklet extracted from Schickel’s new monograph Clint: A Retrospective, as well as studio letters and photos. For Eastwood fans, the only thing more one could covet is for Warner Bros. to drop this baby on Blu-ray, too. Although several of the films featured in this set are already available individually on BD, there is no current plan to release the entire collection in high definition. “I tried being reasonable, I didn’t like it,” Eastwood once said. We concur, but for now we’ll pretend to be satisfied with this sensational set in standard def.