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Clint Eastwood - Hero (Absolute Power / Heartbreak Ridge / A Perfect World)
Clint Eastwood - Hero
Absolute Power / Heartbreak Ridge / A Perfect World
Actors: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Kevin Costner, Marsha Mason
Director: Clint Eastwood
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
R     2003     6hr 29min

Whether your hero comes as a ex-con, ex-Marine or Texas Ranger, Clint Eastwood's got you covered with this trio of some of his best work. Absolute Power: Heartbreak Ridge; A Perfect World

     
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Actors: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Kevin Costner, Marsha Mason
Director: Clint Eastwood
Creators: Clint Eastwood, David Baldacci, Dennis Hackin, James Carabatsos, John Lee Hancock, Joseph Stinson, William Goldman
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Crime, Clint Eastwood, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/07/2003
Original Release Date: 02/14/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 02/14/1997
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 6hr 29min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Triple Threat
L. Shirley | fountain valley, ca United States | 10/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This review refers to the "Clint Eastwood - Hero" DVD 3-pack by Warner Bros(10/03 release)....So... what does an aging master thief, a rough, gruff Gunnery Sgt, and a seasoned Texas Ranger have in common? Well..Clint of course! All three of these films found in this 'hero' collection,which include "Absolute Power","Heartbreak Ridge" and "A Perfect World", are must haves for Eastwood fans.These are three of his works that really show off his expertise in front of and behind the camera as these were all directed by him as well.They also include some of the best talent in Hollywood as Clint has a knack for surrounding himself with the finest actors."Absolute Power" from 1997 is the newest of the trio. It's a terrific thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat as Clint goes up against some mighty powerful enemies. He is an aging master thief, and while in the process off pulling of the ultimate job, witnesses a murder.And this murder involves the most powerful man in the world. When Clint is the chief suspect, he must prove that the blood trail leads all the way to the Whitehouse. Not an easy task for our guy, as he is being persued by all sides.The film is multi-faceted as it also let's us in on this thief's softer side as he tries to build a relationship with his estranged daughter. A huge cast includes, Ed Harris, Gene Hackman, Laura Linney, Scott Glenn,Judy Davis, Dennis Haysbert and the great E.G. Marshall."Heartbreak Ridge" from 1986 is Eastwood's tough guy image personified. He is Gunnery Sgt. Tom "Gunny" Highway. Gunny has seen it all, and done it all. He's a decorated war hero who has survived battle in both Korea and Vietnam.He's tough and gruff and will soon face mandatory retirement.With no war to fight his last assignment is to whip the members of a raw but feisty recon platoon into shape. He's up against an unwilling group,a "follow orders or else"(not exactly his style)type commanding officer, and an ex-wife who's as feisty as the recruits.Both he and his men(and his ex-wife) are put to the test when war breaks out on the Island of Grenada. Marsha Mason co-stars and the cast is nicely rounded out by Mario VanPeebles, Moses Gunn, Bo Svenson and the wonderful Eileen Heckart.Completeing this trio in the 'Hero' series is a film from 1993,"A Perfect World". Fans will more appreciate the director side of Eastwood in this one. He's a seasoned Texas Ranger who is in pursuit of an dangerous escaped convict who has kidnapped a small boy for a hostage.Kevin Costner is Haynes, the elusive fugitive and it his work in the film that is really showcased here.It's superbly acted by Costner, and beautifully directed by Eastwood. It's more than just a statewide cops and robbers chase, as the character development, and the past play a big part as the film progresses.Laura Dern also stars and the performance by T.J. Lowther the young actor who plays Phillip, the kidnap victim, is absolutely incredible.This DVD boxed set is a great deal.Each in their own snap-case, they all present a very good picture, clear with nice color(Absolute Power is outstanding), in widescreen formats with 'AP' also giving the choice of a standard format, and all are in Dolby Dig 5.1 Surround sound.All the action and the wonderful musical scores, all composed by Lennie Niehaus sound fabulous.There's not much in the way of special features. Theatrical trailers and some cast bios.All have subtitles in English, French and Spanish.'AP' has some production notes. If you compare the price of this set to buying these films separately, you'll see what a good deal this is for the Eastwood fan(we're going to buy them all anyway!).Also makes a great gift, those who love Clint, will love this package, so go ahead and make their day!Thanx...and enjoy.....Laurie"