New Release: Clint Eastwood DVD and Blu-ray collections

Warner Home Video celebrated actor/director Clint Eastwood in a big way in 2010. After delivering the monster DVD set Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years in February, Warner released five more titles out on June 1.

The Eastwood Factor DVDEastwood documentary The Eastwood Factor Extended Edition headlined four collections: Clint Eastwood Collection, Essential Eastwood: Director’s Collection, Essential Eastwood: Action Collection and Eastwood Blu-ray Promotion.

The Eastwood Factor is narrated by actor Morgan Freeman, star of Eastwood’s Invictus, which also was released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 1. Factor, priced at $14.97 on DVD, premiered on Turner Classic Movies on May 31, 2010.

The documentary looks at locations where Eastwood’s films were shot,  the costume department on the Warner lot, Eastwood’s Scoring Stage and his hometown of Carmel, Calif. Eastwood is interviewed by film historican and Time magazine critic Richard Schickel.

As for the boxed sets:

  • Clint Eastwood Collection ($149.99) has 10 films on Blu-ray, four of which are debuting in the high-def format: The Rookie, Kelly’s Heroes, Where Eagles Dare, Absolute Power, Gran Torino, Letters From Iwo Jima, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River, Unforgiven and Dirty Harry.

    Gran Torino movie scene with Clint Eastwood

    Gran Torino

  • Essential Eastwood: Director’s Collection is available on DVD ($34.92) and Blu-ray ($79.98) and includes the movies Letters From Iwo Jima, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River and Unforgiven.
  • Essential Eastwood: Action Collection, on DVD only ($34.92), contains Firefox, Heartbreak Ridge, Kelly’s Heroes and Where Eagles Dare.

About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.