Warner Home Video is releasing a DVD collection of Clint Eastwood films, Clint Eastwood: 35 Films, 35 Years at Warner Bros, to mark the anniversary of the creative association, on February 16. The 19-disc set includes films from Where Eagles Dare (1968) to Gran Torino (2008), plus featurettes and special extras.
Though not a complete retrospective, Eastwood's entire filmography from Warner Bros. include films he starred in and directed, his Oscar nominees and winners, and genres from westerns to comedies. As he approaches 80, some believe his last decade of films reflect his most creative period.
Eastwood's tough guy persona on screen in films such as the Oscar-winning Unforgiven, and the Dirty Harry series is defied with his behind-the-camera choices, like Mystic River and Million Dollar Baby. This selection of films reveals his complexity from The Bridges of Madison County to Space Cowboys. His current film Invictus or the upcoming Hereafter, a supernatural thriller also starring Matt Damon are not in the collection.
Also featured is a short documentary,
Eastwood Factor, by Time magazine critic and historian Richard Schickel revealing a rare intimate view of the iconic filmmaker, who has received recognition including the Golden Globes, AFI and the French Legion of Honor.
An excerpt of Schickel's upcoming book Clint: A Retrospective, due in April, is also part of the package with insider details. The suggested retail price is $179.98, though amazon.com is offering a discount at a cost of $129.99.