Lucky you, 'Dirty Harry' now on DVD

Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2008

'Dirty Harry'

Clint Eastwood is back to make your day again as all five of his "Dirty Harry" cop thrillers return to DVD and debut on Blu-ray high-definition disc. Eastwood introduced the character of San Francisco inspector Harry Callahan in 1971's serial-killer tale "Dirty Harry" and reprised the role in "Magnum Force," ''The Enforcer," ''Sudden Impact" and "The Dead Pool." The original film comes in a two-disc DVD set or a single-disc Blu-ray release. The others are available separately as single DVDs or in a seven-disc DVD or five-disc Blu-ray "Dirty Harry Ultimate Collector's Edition." The boxed set comes with the documentary "Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows," a 40-page book and a replica of Harry's wallet with police badge and identification card. "Dirty Harry" two-disc DVD set, $20.97; single-disc sequels on DVD, $14.97 each; "Dirty Harry" seven-disc DVD collector's set, $74.92; "Dirty Harry" single-disc Blu-ray release, $34.99; "Dirty Harry" five-disc Blu-ray collector's set, $129.95.


Maybe Will Ferrell should have appended a long subtitle to this box-office dud, which failed to score with audiences the way his "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" did. This time out, Ferrell plays a former pop singer who's now the owner and player for a flashy but second-rate American Basketball Association team with an uncertain future as the league merges with the NBA. The movie comes in a bare-bones single-disc release or two-disc "Let's Get Sweaty" editions on DVD and Blu-ray. Single DVD, $28.98; two-disc DVD set, $34.99; two-disc Blu-ray set, $39.98.

'Meet the Spartans'

The Hollywood craze for releasing dumb spoofs of its own hits continues with this comic knockoff that takes its cue from the blockbuster "300," centering on a last-stand siege in which a small band of Spartan soldiers held off hordes of Persian invaders. The filmmakers behind previous parodies "Epic Movie" and "Date Movie" are at the helm of this one, which was brutalized by critics, and the cast includes spoof queen Carmen Electra and Kevin Sorbo. DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98.

'The Eye'

The U.S. remake of the Japanese horror hit landed with a thud among fans of fright flicks. Jessica Alba stars as a blind woman who has her sight restored by a surgical eye transplant only to find herself seeing terrifying visions, sending her on a quest to find out whose eyes she inherited and what the images mean. Single-disc DVD, $29.95; two-disc DVD set, $34.98; two-disc Blu-ray set, $39.99.

TV on DVD:

"Weeds: Season Three" - DVD set, $39.98; Blu-ray set, $39.99.

"Rescue Me: The Complete Fourth Season" - DVD set, $49.95.

"The Dead Zone: The Final Season" - DVD set, $34.98.

"Mannix: The First Season" -DVD set, $54.99.

"CHiPS: The Complete Second Season" - DVD set, $39.98.

"The Incredible Hulk" - DVD sets, $39.98 each.

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