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|Clint Eastwood American Icon Collection |
Play Misty for Me / The Eiger Sanction / Coogan's Bluff / The Beguiled
Actors: Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Geraldine Page, Jessica Walter, Lee J. Cobb
Directors: Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
With over 50 years in show business, Clint Eastwood has established himself as a film legend by creating memorable characters and directing enduring movies. Now, four of his most unforgettable films are available together ... more »
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4 early Eastwood films at a great price!
Darin K. Giard | Gardner, Kansas | 02/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This mini 4 film collection is deal and a half. All 4 look great in their original aspect ratios and are enhanced for 16 X 9 widescreen TV's.
Audio is still the original mono but it sounds clean and clear.
Some good extra's on the Play Misty For Me disc, incl. a Clint Eastwood interview and the others have trailers and production notes.
Can't beat the value for the price!"
A Quartet of Eastwood Features
The Movie Man | Maywood, New Jersey USA | 02/28/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Clint Eastwood: American Icon Collection" is a box set containing four Eastwood feature films. In his directorial debut, "Play Misty For Me," Eastwood stars as a radio DJ who becomes the victim of psychotic obsession when he tries to end a torrid affair with a fan (Jessica Walter) in a forerunner of "Fatal Attraction." "The Eiger Sanction" is an action thriller about a professional assassin who is forced out of retirement to avenge a friend's murder in the Swiss Alps. "Coogan's Bluff" finds Eastwood as a soft-spoken, no-nonsense Arizona lawman whose unusual methods of capturing an escaped murderer cause havoc with a tough New York City police lieutenant (Lee J. Cobb). "The Beguiled" is a psychological thriller that combines love, betrayal, and hidden passions. Eastwood is a wounded Civil War soldier who finds shelter in an all-girls academy.
In "The Beguiled," Eastwood's John McBurney is more of a sexual character than Eastwood typically portrays. Geraldine Page plays the wary headmistress and Elizabeth Hartman is the teacher who falls in love with him. Director Don Siegel shifts the tone of the film to one of horror about midway through, incorporating a good deal of violence.
The three-disc set includes many bonus extras, including a featurette on the making of "Play Misty For Me," a photo montage, production notes, and a featurette in which Eastwood and director Don Siegel discuss their five-film collaboration."
Clint Eastwood: American Icon Collection
Malia Kanani | Pahoa, HI USA | 04/17/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Play Misty For Me is a great thriller, up there with Alfred Hitchcock! The other movies in the collection are enjoyable."
3 GOOD MOVIES AND THE EIGER SANCTION
Silence Dogood | States | 11/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I stumbled across this collection at Wal-Mart and snatched it up. I figured for $12.00, it was a low-risk purchase.
Turns out, it was a great deal. Each of these movies has been remastered and looks/sounds great. "Misty" was the first film Eastwood directed, but even back then the man clearly had talent. "Misty" is, in fact, a very good suspense film, with plenty of clever touches and intelligent subtext to match. (Note at the beginning of the film, Eastwood's character is outside his former girlfriend's house looking through the window. Here HE is the stalker.) The only flaw in the film is a rather amateurish soundtrack. Eastwood had a limited budget, and the composer he hired had never scored a film before. Also, there's an extended romantic scene between Eastwood and Donna Mills that frankly seems to belong in a different film.
The "Beguiled" is definitely one of director Don Siegel's most ambitious, artful films, and it's entertaining seeing Eastwood play a character who's a lot more complictated than, say, Dirty Harry.
"Coogen's Bluff," was also helmed by Siegel. The story is fairly entertaining, but the real fun is seeing an Eastwood character making his way through a New York City setting. As far as I know, this is the only film where that takes place.
As for the "Eiger Sanction," the less said the better. The script is incredibly stupid, which goes to show Eastwood is a good director only as long as he has a decent script. It's hard to believe how he gave a pass to some of the lines the characters in this film utter.
Along with the movies is a good documentary about "Misty" with interviews by the participlants thirty years later, and a second documentary about the films Siegel and Eastwood made together.