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Dirty Harry, a review by Tom

Title: Dirty Harry
Year: 1971
Director: Don Siegel
Rating: 18
Length: 98 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish: Dolby Digital Mono, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Norwegian, Other, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Clint Eastwood
Harry Guardino
Reni Santoni
John Vernon
Andy Robinson

'Dirty Harry' is Clint Eastwood's first outing as the infamous hardnosed Police Inspector Harry Callahan in which he must hunt down a psychopathic serial killer. The killer who calls himself 'Scorpio' demands $200,000 from the San Francisco Mayor or else he'll kill one person a day.

'Dirty Harry' is based on a real life serial killer going by the pseudonym of 'The Zodiac Killer' who was never caught. On a more trivial note the 'Dirty Harry' film appears in the David Fincher film 'Zodiac' based on the same serial killer.

AFI1971Nominated100 Years... 100 Movies (1998)
AFI1971Won100 Years... 100 Quotes (2005)"Quote": You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well do ya punk.
AFI1971Won100 Years... 100 Thrills (2001)
AFI1971Nominated100 Years... 25 Scores (2005)"Composer": Lalo Schifrin

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My Thoughts:
I have never seen any of the Dirty Harry movies before. Though this movie was okay, I probably wouldn't have sought out the sequels if I didn't have the boxset already. Garak was great as the psychotic killer.
I had to think of Sledge Hammer (who his a parody of Harry) throughout the movie. These two are really quite similar. Even the way they dress.
In the beginning I had to think of Dr. Evil from Austin Powers. In the scene where they hear about the ransom of $100.000 and are arguing that they never could get that kind of money.


(From Dirty Harry Marathon on September 12th, 2009)

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The Parent Trap, a review by addicted2dvd

     The Parent Trap (1961/United States)
IMDb |Wikipedia |Trailer |
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Director:David Swift
Length:129 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Hayley Mills as Sharon McKendrick/Susan Evers
Maureen O'Hara as Margaret 'Maggie' McKendrick
Brian Keith as Mitch Evers
Charles Ruggles as Charles McKendrick
Una Merkel as Verbena Evers' Housekeeper
Leo G. Carroll as Reverend Dr. Mosby

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  • Featurettes
  • Music Videos
  • Interviews
  • Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
Felt like a Disney classic... and decided to pop this one in. I saw this movie the first time 3 years ago when I first got the DVD double feature set. I enjoyed this one quite a bit. It has some good laughs in it... though it does look a little dated. But the movie is a good 50 years old now. I really enjoyed Haley Mills in this film... I thought she did a good job playing a pair of scheming twins determined to get their parents back together. And of course Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith was good as their parents as well. If you haven't had a chance to see this one I recommend it. Definitely worth the time put in to watch it.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

(From What Movies I Been Watching on July 20th, 2013)

Member's TV Reviews

HawthoRNe: Season 1 Ep. 5: The Sense of Belonging, a review by addicted2dvd

HawthoRNe: Season 1 Ep. 5

Ray is ordered to keep Amanda Hawthorne's upcoming biopsy a secret, while Christina confronts the hospital's star surgeon over a delicate brain operation for a long-time patient.

Notable Guest Stars:
No One Recognized

My Thoughts:
A good episode... but not great. I enjoyed both storylines in this episode. Though it seems like to me they could have done a little more with the storyline of Amanda Hawthorne (Title character's mother in law). Of the two storylines I found the one with the brain surgery more entertaining. With this episode watched... I am now half way done season one.

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(From HawthoRNe Episode Reviews on June 26th, 2013)