"Go ahead....make my day"...Dirty Harry & Clint Eastwood discussion

barryt007barryt007 Hunting Kara Milovy with a massive elephant gun.
edited May 2018 in General Movies & TV Posts: 16,429
Seeing the response on the 'last movie you bought ' thread,its time for Mr Callahan & Clint to have their own thread.


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  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    You felt lucky, didn’t you?
  • barryt007barryt007 Hunting Kara Milovy with a massive elephant gun.
    Posts: 16,429
    You felt lucky, didn’t you?

    I did punk......
  • Posts: 2,626
    Watching these films, I learned to never, ever ask Callahan for a car.
  • Imagine a scene like this in a film these days?

    That's right. You can't.

  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns 'Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall'
    Posts: 6,388
    Highly recommend getting these films on Bluray, started revisiting the films they look fantastic
  • barryt007barryt007 Hunting Kara Milovy with a massive elephant gun.
    Posts: 16,429
    Highly recommend getting these films on Bluray, started revisiting the films they look fantastic

    If i ever get blue-ray then the Clint films are bought right after Bond..

    I love the conversation between Harry and John Saxon's mayor in Dirty Harry about the naked man but i cant post it on this bloody laptop !!
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns 'Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall'
    Posts: 6,388
    barryt007 wrote: »
    Highly recommend getting these films on Bluray, started revisiting the films they look fantastic

    If i ever get blue-ray then the Clint films are bought right after Bond..

    I love the conversation between Harry and John Saxon's mayor in Dirty Harry about the naked man but i cant post it on this bloody laptop !!

    The upscale from dvd to Bluray is impressive was not expecting the films to look this good.
  • barryt007barryt007 Hunting Kara Milovy with a massive elephant gun.
    Posts: 16,429
    barryt007 wrote: »
    Highly recommend getting these films on Bluray, started revisiting the films they look fantastic

    If i ever get blue-ray then the Clint films are bought right after Bond..

    I love the conversation between Harry and John Saxon's mayor in Dirty Harry about the naked man but i cant post it on this bloody laptop !!

    The upscale from dvd to Bluray is impressive was not expecting the films to look this good.

    I always felt blue-ray was crap but lately everyone loves it....might have to upgrade,but i have a hell of a collection to upgrade when Sky are offering digital downloads from £3.99 +
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    Posts: 14,457
    Imagine a scene like this in a film these days?

    That's right. You can't.

    If only someone dares to showcase something like this, again.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns 'Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall'
    Posts: 6,388
    barryt007 wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    Highly recommend getting these films on Bluray, started revisiting the films they look fantastic

    If i ever get blue-ray then the Clint films are bought right after Bond..

    I love the conversation between Harry and John Saxon's mayor in Dirty Harry about the naked man but i cant post it on this bloody laptop !!

    The upscale from dvd to Bluray is impressive was not expecting the films to look this good.

    I always felt blue-ray was crap but lately everyone loves it....might have to upgrade,but i have a hell of a collection to upgrade when Sky are offering digital downloads from £3.99 +

    That's the problem I started a few years back upgrading dvd to Bluray, now I am upgrading Bluray to 4K. Thankfully not many 4K films at present, I have four Bluray players which is unnecessary lol
  • barryt007barryt007 Hunting Kara Milovy with a massive elephant gun.
    Posts: 16,429
    barryt007 wrote: »
    barryt007 wrote: »
    Highly recommend getting these films on Bluray, started revisiting the films they look fantastic

    If i ever get blue-ray then the Clint films are bought right after Bond..

    I love the conversation between Harry and John Saxon's mayor in Dirty Harry about the naked man but i cant post it on this bloody laptop !!

    The upscale from dvd to Bluray is impressive was not expecting the films to look this good.

    I always felt blue-ray was crap but lately everyone loves it....might have to upgrade,but i have a hell of a collection to upgrade when Sky are offering digital downloads from £3.99 +

    That's the problem I started a few years back upgrading dvd to Bluray, now I am upgrading Bluray to 4K. Thankfully not many 4K films at present, I have four Bluray players which is unnecessary lol

    I think i will keep it digital haha ;)
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger He is SOMEWHERE!
    edited April 2018 Posts: 30,043
    Never cared much for Dirty Harry, but love the dollars trilogy, and he had several other good roles and movies as well. My own favourite of his is UNFORGIVEN, where he plays William Munney, one of the most badass characters of all time. It was still a kind of untraditional role for him, and a smarter kind of western.
  • Posts: 2,535
    To think, The Unforgiven had been sitting on the shelf since 1976 with Francis Ford Coppola holding the option during the Eighties (He couldn't find any backers so eventually sold it to Eastwood).

    Love Dirty Harry, but only the first 3 movies.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    Posts: 23,468
    Imagine a scene like this in a film these days?

    That's right. You can't.

    Tremendous scene. Sadly more applicable now than ever, it seems. I side with Harry on this. Best man (or woman) for the job.
    Highly recommend getting these films on Bluray, started revisiting the films they look fantastic
    I have the set and recently purchased a 4K tv with accompanying 4k player. Looking forward to revisiting all of these shortly.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    Posts: 14,457
    bondjames wrote: »
    Imagine a scene like this in a film these days?

    That's right. You can't.

    Tremendous scene. Sadly more applicable now than ever, it seems. I side with Harry on this. Best man (or woman) for the job.
    +1. Aptly put, sir.
  • Posts: 1,790
    Went to see 'For A Few Dollar's More' at the IFI
    last Sunday. Great print and great audience reaction. Hoping to go to 'The Good The Bad and The Ugly tomorow! Love these films
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    Posts: 14,457
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Went to see 'For A Few Dollar's More' at the IFI
    last Sunday. Great print and great audience reaction. Hoping to go to 'The Good The Bad and The Ugly tomorow! Love these films
    Two of the greatest films ever made, let alone among the westerns. Hope you enjoy the forthcoming experience, mate.
  • Posts: 1,162
    The Good The Bad and The Ugly is simply the coolest movie ever made.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns 'Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall'
    Posts: 6,388
    bondjames wrote: »
    Imagine a scene like this in a film these days?

    That's right. You can't.

    Tremendous scene. Sadly more applicable now than ever, it seems. I side with Harry on this. Best man (or woman) for the job.
    Highly recommend getting these films on Bluray, started revisiting the films they look fantastic
    I have the set and recently purchased a 4K tv with accompanying 4k player. Looking forward to revisiting all of these shortly.

    Welcome to the 4K club a great excuse to watch all your movies again and see what the upscale is like, Dirty Harry looked great, I have stalled a bit working my way through the box set been very busy. I have two weeks off now so I'll watch Magnum Force soon.
  • bondjames wrote: »
    Imagine a scene like this in a film these days?

    That's right. You can't.

    Tremendous scene. Sadly more applicable now than ever, it seems. I side with Harry on this. Best man (or woman) for the job.
    +1. Aptly put, sir.

    I agree. Harry, despite his painted appearance as a "dinosaur" was ahead of the curve on that one. Shouldn't be about men or women, it should be about the job.
  • Posts: 7,859
    Eastwood really hits the spot.
    I received a DVD collection of the 5 Dirty Harry films for my birthday a couple years ago. I may eventually upgrade those to Blu-ray, but I kind of don't want them looking too good. I tend to associate the Harry films with '70's grain, and subdued colors. Probably from watching them on the TBS station back in the '90's.
    I love all five films.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns 'Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall'
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Eastwood really hits the spot.
    I received a DVD collection of the 5 Dirty Harry films for my birthday a couple years ago. I may eventually upgrade those to Blu-ray, but I kind of don't want them looking too good. I tend to associate the Harry films with '70's grain, and subdued colors. Probably from watching them on the TBS station back in the '90's.
    I love all five films.

    There is still a good level of grain on Dirty Harry BD, I forgot what an incredibly well directed film it was.
  • RemingtonRemington I'll do anything for a woman with a knife.
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    Spending the day at the gun club trap shoot. Sounds like it's time to watch Magnum Force for the hundredth time.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    Posts: 14,457
    Remington wrote: »
    Spending the day at the gun club trap shoot. Sounds like it's time to watch Magnum Force for the hundredth time.
    That's the way to go! :D
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    Posts: 23,468
    bondjames wrote: »
    Imagine a scene like this in a film these days?

    That's right. You can't.

    Tremendous scene. Sadly more applicable now than ever, it seems. I side with Harry on this. Best man (or woman) for the job.
    Highly recommend getting these films on Bluray, started revisiting the films they look fantastic
    I have the set and recently purchased a 4K tv with accompanying 4k player. Looking forward to revisiting all of these shortly.

    Welcome to the 4K club a great excuse to watch all your movies again and see what the upscale is like, Dirty Harry looked great, I have stalled a bit working my way through the box set been very busy. I have two weeks off now so I'll watch Magnum Force soon.
    I'm really looking forward to revisiting this series. It's a shame that there's not a lot of 4K content out there, and what there is remains bloody expensive. Magnum Force is my favourite of the bunch.

    I watched DN the other night (the first blu ray I viewed) and it was quite stunning upscaled.
  • Posts: 1,162
    Dr. No really looks fantastic on Blu-ray. The colors outside so intense if it really makes you feel you are there. Right back in the 60s. Actually I find it quite fascinating that those old 60ies movies look so much better on Blu-ray then the 90’s ones. CR and QoS are a completely different matter though.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited April 2018 Posts: 23,468
    Dr. No really looks fantastic on Blu-ray. The colors outside so intense if it really makes you feel you are there. Right back in the 60s. Actually I find it quite fascinating that those old 60ies movies look so much better on Blu-ray then the 90’s ones. CR and QoS are a completely different matter though.
    You're right on that for sure. The 60's films really pop. I think it's due to the exotic location settings they were filmed in, the wide angle cinematography (which I've always loved about classic Bond) and also the colour (was it technicolour?. Not sure).
  • Posts: 7,859
    I've been lucky enough to see some 35 mm prints of the Connery Bonds on the big screen and the DR NO Blu-ray does capture the right look and feel for the most part. Beautiful transfer.
    I may be due to pop in some Dirty harry films again soon. Around this time of year I get on an Eastwood kick and watch some of his classics.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited April 2018 Posts: 23,468
    I had forgotten how good he was as Harry. That clip above was a worthy and timely reminder.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns 'Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall'
    Posts: 6,388
    bondjames wrote: »
    bondjames wrote: »
    Imagine a scene like this in a film these days?

    That's right. You can't.

    Tremendous scene. Sadly more applicable now than ever, it seems. I side with Harry on this. Best man (or woman) for the job.
    Highly recommend getting these films on Bluray, started revisiting the films they look fantastic
    I have the set and recently purchased a 4K tv with accompanying 4k player. Looking forward to revisiting all of these shortly.

    Welcome to the 4K club a great excuse to watch all your movies again and see what the upscale is like, Dirty Harry looked great, I have stalled a bit working my way through the box set been very busy. I have two weeks off now so I'll watch Magnum Force soon.
    I'm really looking forward to revisiting this series. It's a shame that there's not a lot of 4K content out there, and what there is remains bloody expensive. Magnum Force is my favourite of the bunch.

    I watched DN the other night (the first blu ray I viewed) and it was quite stunning upscaled.

    Wait till you see FRWL upscaled the colour and detail is very impressive, I saw a recent list of upcoming 4K titles the format is starting to gain traction and hopefully drop in price with more people buying 4K TV's. I think the World Cup (Football) will see a increase in sales of 4K tech. Currently Netflix has a decent amount of 4K content to stream.
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