1. Not sure how many titles have officially been issued (or reissued) in the 'Eastwood Collection' format, but it's got to be up there.

    At this point, I've got 19 movies in this packaging format and recently rearranged my titles so they could be grouped together on the shelf.

    Also have two other titles that I might 'convert' if the opportunity arises (Outlaw Josey Wales and True Crime).

    I wouldn't repurchase them, but if an 'EC' snapper gets traded in at one of my local DVD haunts I'm sure I can talk the owner/clerk into a swap.

    One oddity, the case for 'Absolute Power' doesn't really match up with the rest of the series.

    The EC design scheme includes a lighter pocket near the bottom of the spine (this apparently goes AWOL on AP to make room for the Castle Rock logo).

    For those looking to add to their Eastwood Collection, Coconuts/FYE/Strawberries has most of the titles on sale for $7-$8 now.
     
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    Me too. I am a huge Eastwood fan. I was so excited to see many of his movies released into the 5.50 bargain bin at walmart! I just recently picked up Firefox and Every Which Way but loose. What a steal! The only one that I will never buy is Bridges of Madison County, not that it is a bad movie, the dvd is in fullframe. In the meantime, I may just buy the Widescreen LD. I was holding off in hopes of an eventual 16:9 re-release, but so far no dice.
    -Mark
     
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    I couldn't believe it when I saw several of the Eastwood Collection titles in the bargain bin. I had no idea Bridges of Madison County was fullscreen only.
     
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    Gotta love the $6 bin at wal-mart bin here just picked up Firefox tonight brings my total to 16 of the collection.

    Another oddity is Space Cowbays I have doesn't have the same packaging?

    For course a list of all his movies in this packaging would be great, does anyone have one?
     
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    Oh yeah.

    I picked up Outlaw Josey Wales and Heartbreak Ridge at WalMart last month. $5.50 a piece. Couldn't pass 'em up.

    They look good next to my Dirty Harry collection and other Clint movies.
     

  6. Well, the current version is very cheap either at WalMart or Coconuts (you can get one for $5.99 with any purchase).

    Yes, it's foolscreen but being reissued in the EC collection is probably the last stop for this film on DVD.

    Even if the film gets fixed later, it may not be in a EC snapper by then. I say grab it while you can.

    I am, however, very curious to know why Warner released it in foolscreen. Do they think it's a chick flick?
     

  7. I'm guessing there isn't one around, unless Warner has a Clint/EC website.

    DVD review sites typically don't acknowledge packaging changes and whatnot.

    Harder to find EC titles: 'Honkytonk Man', City Heat', 'Tightrope', 'Pink Cadillac', and 'Any Which way You Can'.

    Had a copy of 'Tightrope' before I actually started collecting EC titles.

    Sold it off after being very annoyed with the movie.

    I was expecting alot given the movie's rep and the positive comments by Ebert on the box.

    Thought the movie was completely brain-dead, but as I recall Clint just acted in it (didn't write or direct).
     
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    You can do even better than that as Walmart been a gold mine for the $5.50 titles. In the last two months I've seen...

    FIREFOX
    OUTLAW JOSEY WALES
    MAGNUM FORCE
    THE ENFORCER
    SUDDEN IMPACT
    ANY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE
    SPACE COWBOYS
    HEARTBREAK RIDGE
    WHERE EAGLES DARE
    PALE RIDER

    ...all in the $5 Walmart bin. Makes rummaging through worth the effort (provided the cases aren't scratched beyond recognition ).
     
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    I've had the Box set for a long time.
     

  10. The problem with the bin is 'what's in stock'.

    Serpico hit the $5.50 bin last week; this week all copies are gone from my locations.

    So definitely check your locations and then stop by Coconuts/FYE if needed.

    Even if you pay $6.99-$7.99, that's still a deal for most EC titles and the snapper will be perfect.

    I recall when most of these titles got released in 2003, they were priced at $20.

    That's too high when you consider that most EC titles have no real extras.
     
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    I don't have many Eastwood Collection titles, but recently, I've really been wanting a pair of Ray-Ban Balorama's...
     
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    I recently bought some 'harry' titles found in the bargain bin in a local store. About $7.99 each up here in canada, I bought these:

    Magnum Force, the enforcer, sudden impact and the dead pool. I also already have (for quite awhile now)the original dirty harry on dvd.

    Scott
     
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    I had a mini-marathon the other day and watched BRONCO BILLY, SPACE COWBOYS and TIGHTROPE.
     

  14. This movie annoyed me to no end, but then maybe I tuned out after awhile...

    Why did every prostitute Clint interview want to have sex with him?

    When he put the squeeze on that guy in the gay bar, why didn't he follow him immediately to the killer (instead of getting lazy and only showing up later to find his connection dead)?

    Where was the valiant family dog when the killer attacked his family, was the dog hiding till Clint needed him the most?
     
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    A sentimental attachment to Bridges of Madison County. When I went to the opening of the Bob Feller Hometown Museum in Van Metre, Iowa a few years ago, we realized that the line to meet Feller was probably four hours long. To while away the time, we went over to nearby Winterset, the locale of the movie and saw the bridges (and of course took pictures). Then we noticed that the movie (which was then just a week or two old) was playing at the Winterset theater. So we went back to visit Feller, got a bunch of stuff signed (including my vintage 1947 Indians cap), then headed back to Winterset for dinner and to watch the movie. The next morning we recognized both locales and locals who were extras in the movie. Quite a hoot and more than a little surreal.


    But I haven't bought the foolscreen DVD. [​IMG]
     
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    The only two I have from the 'Eastwood Collection' are "Every Which Way But Loose" and "Any Which Way You Can". I plan on picking up "True Crime" very soon. Excellent movie.
     
  18. The 'EC' is for Warner titles only:

    True Crime (1999) .... Steve Everett
    Absolute Power (1997) .... Luther Whitney
    The Bridges of Madison County (1995) .... Robert Kincaid
    A Perfect World (1993) .... Chief Red Garnett
    Unforgiven (1992) .... William 'Bill' Munny
    The Rookie (1990) .... Nick Pulovski
    White Hunter Black Heart (1990) .... John Wilson
    Pink Cadillac (1989) .... Tommy Nowak
    The Dead Pool (1988) .... Insp. 'Dirty' Harry Callahan
    Heartbreak Ridge (1986) .... Gunnery Sgt. Tom 'Gunny'
    Pale Rider (1985) .... Preacher
    City Heat (1984) .... Lieutenant Speer
    Tightrope (1984) .... Wes Block
    Sudden Impact (1983) .... Insp. 'Dirty' Harry Callahan
    Honkytonk Man (1982) .... Red Stovall
    Firefox (1982) .... Mitchell Gant
    Any Which Way You Can (1980) .... Philo Beddoe
    Bronco Billy (1980) .... Bronco Billy McCoy
    Every Which Way But Loose (1978) .... Philo Beddoe
    The Gauntlet (1977) .... Ben Shockley
    The Enforcer (1976/I) .... Insp. 'Dirty' Harry Callahan
    The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) .... Josey Wales
    Magnum Force (1973) .... Insp. 'Dirty' Harry Callahan
    Dirty Harry (1971) .... Insp. 'Dirty' Harry Callahan
    Kelly's Heroes (1970) .... Pvt. Kelly
    Where Eagles Dare (1968) .... Lt. Morris Schaffer


    Other movies were done thru Paramount or Univerisal:

    In the Line of Fire (1993) .... Secret Service Agent Frank
    Escape from Alcatraz (1979) .... Frank Morris
    The Eiger Sanction (1975) .... Dr. Jonathan Hemlock
    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) .... John "Thunderbolt"
    High Plains Drifter (1973) .... The Stranger
    Joe Kidd (1972) .... Joe Kidd
    Play Misty for Me (1971) .... David 'Dave' Garver
    The Beguiled (1971) .... Cpl. John McBurney
    Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) .... Hogan
    Paint Your Wagon (1969) .... Pardner
     
  19. Just as an FYI...

    The EC version of 'Josey Wales' is actually an *SE*.

    The EC adds about an hour of documentaries on the film.

    The previous DVD had text-only extras.

    This is unusual since most EC titles feature no real extras (other than Dirty Harry).

    Speaking of the Dirty Harry extras, they contain spoilers for the entire DH series. So watch them last.
     

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