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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot [Blu-ray]


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Product details

  • Actors: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach
  • Directors: Michael Cimino
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Second Sight
  • DVD Release Date: 23 Jun 2014
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00JPCIUGU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,106 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

The directorial debut of the Legendary filmmaker Michael Cimino sees Eastwood and Bridges at their best, the latter earning an Oscar nomination.

Thunderbolt and his old gang had the perfect plan. Steal the money, hide it in an old schoolhouse, lay low and collect when the heat was off. What they didn't figure on was a new building going up in its place. And now Thunderbolt's got himself a new partner, Lightfoot, and the chase for the loot is on.

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Jeff Bridges actually corralled an Oscar nomination for his spirited, oddball performance in the genre-crime story Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, directed by first-timer Michael Cimino who (a short two films later) would bring down a studio with Heaven's Gate. Clint Eastwood plays a bank robber par excellence with a flair for explosives who is being hunted by his former partners, who think he has their loot from their last job. Bridges is his eager apprentice and sidekick, who helps him escape; when Eastwood finally makes peace with his hunters, Bridges convinces them to try a daring robbery--but things inevitably go awry. The relationship between Eastwood and Bridges is both funny and touching in this, one of Eastwood's better post-Dirty Harry efforts. --Marshall Fine

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By The Happy Prince on 7 Nov 2003
Format: DVD
Having been an Eastwood fan for many years, I was overjoyed to see this film finally released on DVD. It is without doubt one of his greatest films, although Jeff Bridges steals the show, and received an Oscar nomination - in his first appearance!
The story is of the friendship between two very different characters, the old and seasoned veteran Eastwood, and the wild and irresponsable Bridges, who meet while Eastwood is escaping assasination by an old friend of Eastwood's, George Kennedy. Eventually they all get together to take on Montana Armoured Bank, with mixed results.
There's nothing new in the story or plot of this film, and admittedly it looks a little dated now, but the filmwork is outstanding, and Bridges shines. Coupled with a little action and a tragic ending, this film is truely wonderful!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D.L. Heath on 30 Jun 2014
Format: Blu-ray
The GOOD:
For a film made in 1974, this has delivered pretty well in hi-definition. I was pleasantly surprised by the picture quality. Presented in 2.35:1 widescreen, and with a LPCM 2.0 Stereo soundtrack, this is well worth the upgrade from DVD.

The BAD:
No extras (apart from a chapter selection).

Region-B only.

Running time: 114m 39s.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By SE Timmins on 17 April 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I have always had this film in my collection, originally on VHS Video tape. I now have it on DVD, from Amazon.

IT IS A CLASSIC IN IT'S OWN RIGHT!

Jeff Bridges and Clint Eastwood play there roles perfectly. This will always be in my movies top-ten list.

Best Regards
Steve Timmins
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steeley Vendors on 5 Feb 2009
Format: DVD
The film revolves around the relationship of an armed robber and a car thief.. who together with the robbers ex partners re rob a money dipositary with an anti aircraft gun....a good romp with familiar faces from 70s films even Gary Busey get a brief look in.. A rare Eastwood film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 14 Dec 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This 1974 caper movie manages the neat trick of both delivering what the audience wants and subverting their expectations at the same time. Clint Eastwood plays a crook on the run from ex-partners in crime George Kennedy and Geoffrey Lewis (often hysterically funny here) who teams up with Jeff Bridges' extrovert drifter to retrieve the loot from a previous robbery only to find his old accomplices tagging along and things - naturally - not going at all to plan. It's an almost perfectly judged mixture of comedy and action with both feet firmly on the ground in a way that would be almost unthinkable today. There's a real rapport between the outstanding cast and an affection for the characters that adds to the impact of the very Seventies ending. Writer-director Michael Cimino handles the mood swings adeptly and even injects a subtle undercurrent of sexual ambiguity that never gets in the way of the entertainment: this was a terrific movie in 1974, and if anything it's an even better one today. The transfer isn't great, but it is in the original 2.35:1 widescreen ratio.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Nov 2004
Format: DVD
Great, great movie. Has all the ingredients one expects of a Clint Eastwood movie. Jeff Bridges almost steals the show with his portrayal of the young drifter "Lightfoot" who meets up with an older drifter the "Thunderbolt" (name given him by a newspaper after a robbery where the money had never been recovered). Lots of action some amusing scenes - especially when Jeff dresses up as a sexy female and another where a family have all been bound and gagged, the parents manage to get to their daughters bedroom door and find her gagged and tied to a boy, both naked, there without their knowledge! Makes you chuckle at their predicament. Has a few quite violent interludes as well.
All I can say is buy it and enjoy repeated viewings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. Gelderd VINE VOICE on 7 Aug 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This is a wonderful blend of drama, action and comedy. But it also turns the reality of the lives of these criminals from tongue-in-cheek during the first half of the film to an emotional and tense final act where we really see the motives and greed behind certain people.

Bridges steals the show as a wild and carefree Lightfoot, in his Oscar nominated role, sharing the screen with Eastwood who work so well together, and genuinely show a developing and caring friendship. Their smiles and laughs are more than just acted.

Kennedy proves to be an intimidating anti-hero, and gives the two leads a good pillar to bounce off.

Filled with natural cinematography and a cracking script where all characters are developed perfectly alongside a great heist, this is a surprising and entertaining story with a touching, emotional ending.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By wicksy1963 on 15 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
I imported this blu ray from the states, however it is getting released here in the UK on June 23rd 2014,This is a real gem of a Clint Eastwood movie that has suffered with mediocre releases on dvd,The blu ray is 16.9 and after a grainy start we get a really beautiful picture to behold, The church scenes and the cornfield chase look nice and vibrant and this continues throughout the movie, Sound is very serviceable English 1.0 DTS HD.
Features wise on this one there was an isolated score and trailer But I don't know if this will make it on the UK release.
Roll on Tightrope coming out on Blu ray UK soon And other Clint fans might like to know Coogan's bluff Blu ray is available to order from Amazon Germany, it's a very nice print too ,most of the grain has been cleaned up and it looks great
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