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Unforgiven [1992] [DVD]

Clint Eastwood , Gene Hackman , Clint Eastwood    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, Jaimz Woolvett
  • Directors: Clint Eastwood
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Arabic
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Sep 1998
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CX8P
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,893 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Winner of four Academy Awards, including best picture, director, supporting actor and best editing, Clint Eastwood's 1992 masterpiece stands as one of the greatest and most thematically compelling Westerns ever made. "The movie summarised everything I feel about the Western," said Eastwood at the time of the film's release. "The moral is the concern with gunplay." To illustrate that theme, Eastwood stars as a retired, once-ruthless killer-turned-gentle-widower and hog farmer. He accepts one last bounty-hunter mission--to find the men who brutalised a prostitute--to help support his two motherless children. Joined by his former partner (Morgan Freeman) and a cocky greenhorn (Jaimz Woolvett), he takes on a corrupt sheriff (Oscar winner Gene Hackman) in a showdown that makes the viewer feel the full impact of violence and its corruption of the soul. Dedicated to Eastwood's mentors Sergio Leone and Don Siegel and featuring a colourful role for Richard Harris, Unforgiven is arguably Eastwood's crowning directorial achievement. --Jeff Shannon

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DVD Warner Bros., 7321900125314, 1992 Region 2 PAL DIGI

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A profound, thought-provoking and epic film 25 Feb 2008
By William Cohen VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
This film tells a story in a rather indirect way. From the prologue, which tells us about a comely and virtuous woman who marries a violent and angry man, we don't quite know where we are.

Then we see a gruesome attack of a prostitute and some rather unexpected summary justice from Little Bill (Gene Hackman). From this point onwards, the story, and the characters, tilt one way and the other. You like Little Bill, but he takes things too far. You like the Eastwood character, but you can't entirely forgive him, and you can see him sliding downwards.

The action has lingered with me for several days. What does this film have to say about hellraisers? What am I to make of the amazing denouement? Is there any justice in the ending?

Looking back there are scenes that you remember, like the mythical gunslinger missing a simple target over and over again, or Little Bill and his hopeless roof-building. The details ornament the story in delightful ways.

It's an absorbing film which confronts you with much complexity. Should law enforcers make examples of people? Do light punishments cause greater troubles? How do mythologies influence our actions? This is a very special film.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE intelligent western 9 Feb 2003
Format:DVD
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This 2 disc special edition of the academy award winning film directed by Clint Eastwood is exactly what 'movie fans' have been waiting for. Its been impossible to hear anything about the man so comfortable in front of and behind the camera on any of his DVD releases until now, and although there's no 'director comentary' from the man himself theres plenty to rectify that omision.

The DVD itself is still lacking slightly in quality. The sound suffers from the rise and fall syndrome often experienced with old VCR's and although its not severe enough to detract from the film its the kind of detail you'd think they'd sort out for a 2 disc special edition. The film commentary is by Richard Schickel (authorised biographer and friend of Clint Eastwood) and is a very good one with plenty of anecdotes and insights to the creation of this film and the director himself. The second disc is the motherload. A new documentary on the making of the film, the original documentary, a 'featurette' on Eastwood himself and the 'Eastwood on Eastwood' 1997 documentary on the directors career narrated by John Cusack all go to making this THE Eastwood DVD to have. As a bonus Eastwoods one and only role in an episode of the TV series Maverick is included on this formidable extras DVD. It was soon after this that he was seen regularly in the Rawhide TV series.

The story itself is not greatly original- how many films have revolved around the 'one last job' from the retired gangster/ hitman/ ex special forces operative etc., only to have it all go wrong in the execution of the plan. Eastwood himself has taken this role a couple of times (Firefox, Josey Wales) and it is a staple plot drive from hollywood.

With Eastwood in the directors chair, this basic story becomes much, much more.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The last great western.. 25 Jan 2003
Format:DVD
Fans of the classic Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns will love Unforgiven, not because of the style, or even the setting, but because its almost like a continuation of Eastwood's eponymous character from those films is making a final statement: He may be getting old, but he's still relevant. This mature, oscar winning movie ranks as a triumph, not because of the script by David Peoples (though,credit where credit is due, it is exceptional)simply because it succeeds in conjuring up genuine atmosphere, with some of the best character actors working in Hollywood today making the roles their own. Eastwood takes the central role as William Munny, a retired gunfighter coaxed back into the business by his ex-partner(an excellent,understated Morgan Freeman) to rescue a town from the benevolent sheriff Gene Hackman.
However, if all this is beginning to sound like a cliche, thats certainly where those accusations will stop. Watching Unforgiven is like sitting back in a bar watching real people-its not melodramatic, it's not overacted, it's sombre and thoughtful.
Eastwood's performance as Munny takes him away from the cheesy nonsense of the later Dirty Harry movies that he had been trapped in throughout the eighties, and demands work from the actor.Eastwood portrays a tortured character with immense skill,reminding us that, when he is at his best,he's untouchable.
That he worked so well with the entire cast to be rewarded with all round blinders is a fantastic acheivement.
Unforgiven is a violent film in certain places, but again this isn't Over the top, it's compulsively gritty.That Eastwood has been churning out empty-headed 'Pensioner thrillers' of late is all the more tragic when you look back ten years ago and realise he was capable of great work like this.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unforgivable to not own this movie! 28 Jan 2005
By Manco
Format:DVD
Clint Eastwood dedicated his Western masterpiece Unforgiven "...to Sergio and Don." (Sergio Leone and Don Siegel) This was an entirely fitting tribute to the two directors who probably had the greatest impact on Eastwood's career. Leone, of course, cast Eastwood as The Man With No Name in the Dollars trilogy, whereas Siegel directed Eastwood in his other iconic role of Dirty Harry.
When watching Unforgiven it is clear that Eastwood learnt valuable lessons from both of these great directors: Leone's rugged, unromantic view of the West and Siegel's flare for staging action. However, Clint Eastwood is a director with talent all of his own and in Unforgiven we are given a special treat.
This 10th anniversary edition does full justice to the film Eastwood wanted us to see, most notably in its 2.35:1 widescreen presentation. The extra features are also useful and interesting additions serving as more than just padding.
Unforgiven is a Western and as such a genre piece. However, more than that it is a powerful story, a cautionary tale, and above all intelligent and emotionally gripping. It would be unforgivable of you not to embrace it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good dvd
Published 6 days ago by Leonard Hubbard
3.0 out of 5 stars It is clear the plot is a good one and the acting is generally very...
I can't give this print of the classic Eastwood film more since I could barely understand the dialogue. It is clear the plot is a good one and the acting is generally very good. Read more
Published 18 days ago by spotty
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
quality
Published 18 days ago by I. M. Bellamy
5.0 out of 5 stars CLINT AT HIS BEST
BEST WESTERN EVER
Published 1 month ago by Martin Peter Collinson R.A.F
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic. Eastwood at his best
Fantastic.Eastwood at his best.
Published 1 month ago by S. R. Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars Clint Back To His Best
Commonly voiced by Eastwood this will be his final Western film, it's a wonderful send off to a genre that helped make his name and he comes full circle from the portrayal of... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. C. Gelderd
5.0 out of 5 stars UNFORGIVEN WESTERN DVD
Once again, Clint Eastwood at his best. A most enjoyable astory line with plenty of action. Excellent viewing.
Published 1 month ago by wally
5.0 out of 5 stars He should have armed himself........
Big Whisky is full of people trying to lead quiet lives. Cowboys try to make a living. Sheriff 'Little Bill' tries to build a house and keep order. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
An Eastwood classic. I love this movie. It is a fantastic gritty sotry that is typical of an Eastwood western. I highly recommend viewing this movie.
Published 2 months ago by David Jenkins
4.0 out of 5 stars some scenes too dark
Found some scenes in this too dark too see clearly.
Anybody else have this problem or is it just me ??????
Published 2 months ago by Mr D.
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