DVD, Rating: R, Runtime: 432, Color, Universal Home Video, 02/10/2009
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CLINT EASTWOOD - AMERICAN ICON COLLECTION 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 in the "Clint Eastwood: American Icon Collection". Featuring some of his most diverse roles, this set brings you the thrills and excitement of "Play Misty For Me" and "The Eiger Sanction" (both also directed by Eastwood), as well as the riveting intrigue and passion of "Coogan's Bluff" and "The Beguiled". Showcasing the career of a true Hollywood star, the "Clint Eastwood: American Icon Collection" is a must-own addition to any film library. "Play Misty For Me": Clint Eastwood made his directorial debut with this contemporary thriller about psychotic obsession. Eastwood also takes the lead in the starring role as Dave Garver, a popular radio disc jockey who repeatedly receives on-air phone requests from a sexy female fan to "play 'Misty' for me". When the woman, Evelyn Draper (Jessica Walter), orchestrates a rendezvous with Dave at his favorite nightspot, the two begin a torrid affair. But when Dave decides to end the relationship, Evelyn's obsession turns to violence. Soon everything and everyone in Dave's life becomes a target for Evelyn's increasingly deadly campaign of terror. Beautifully photographed on location in Eastwood's hometown of Carmel, California, "Play Misty For Me" continues to be considered one of the great modern-day thrillers. "The Eiger Sanction": Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this international intrigue action thriller that takes place on the Swiss Alps. Hemlock, a retired professional assassin (Eastwood), who has turned toward the calmer pursuit of art collecting, is suddenly forced out of retirement to hunt a deadly double agent who murdered a close friend. The hunt takes Eastwood on a breathtaking journey up the Swiss Alps with a team of mountain climbers - one of whom is the man he seeks though his identity is as yet unknown. "The Beguiled": Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Page star in this tense psychological drama of love and betrayal. During the Civil War a wounded Union soldier is sheltered by the headmistress and students of a girls' academy in the South. As his health returns his desire increases, but can he trust these enemy women not to turn him in? He takes his chances but soon realizes that his benefactress can't be trusted...with his love or with his life! His lustful ambition turns quickly against him and the story follows him through a series of nerve-shattering events, including realistic scenes that are among the boldest, most shocking ever witnessed on film. Directed by Don Siegel, with a sultry score by Lalo Schifrin, this bittersweet thriller of hidden passions is set in one of America's romantic eras. "Coogan's Bluff": Clint Eastwood stars as Walt Coogan, a soft-spoken, straightforward, Arizona lawman who is sent to New York City to extradite captured murderer James Ringerman (Don Stroud). Coogan slips up, Ringerman escapes again, and the hunt is on! Coogan's unorthodox law enforcement techniques don't go over too well with frustrated NYC Police Lieutenant McElroy (Lee J. Cobb), who can't decide which is worse...the prisoner, or the lawman.
Behind The Scenes Featurette, Featurette, Original Theatrical Trailer, Photo Gallery, Production Notes.
Languages: English & French; "Play It Again...A Look Back At 'Play Misty For Me'"; "'The Beguiled', 'Misty', Don And Clint"; "Clint Eastwood On DVD"; "Clint Eastwood Directs And Acts"; "The Evolution Of A Poster".
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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
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