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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday Night at the Movies 9/20/14!

Who cares what picture we see?




Albert Popwell has just gots to - while we check in with him let's make this tonight's choice...







The second Dirty Harry movie doesn't have the subversive cachet of Don Siegel's original - but it's still a lot of fun, building off a script from John Milius and Michael Cimino and directed in a workmanlike manner by Ted Post.


You've got guys in cop uniforms killing criminals and Clint Eastwood's Harry Callahan facing off with pedantic Lt. Briggs (Hal Holbrook) - what's not to love?


It's on Blu-Ray in the video vault - and we could be seeing how Dirty Harry is anytime - even tonight - if you want to head on over!






Until next post - you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

10 comments:

  1. I'm a huge fan of the Dirty Harry movies,. but the first one is my favorite. Magnum Force is a great name for a movie! They don't make movies like this any more. Everything now seems computer generated (guess it all started with Matrix films).

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    1. The first is my favorite too - but Eastwood is such a strong presence he manages to almost stave off the law of diminishing returns across three sequels - the fifth movie is the last for a reason, I'm afraid.

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  2. Dang was that Hal Holbrook? He's in The Firm, too. Major bad guy Oliver Lambert, money launderers for the Morolto Brothers.

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    1. It was good ol' Hal - as always a welcome presence, even when he's playing a jackwagon. He's excellent in The Firm as well.

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  3. The true Clint eastwood Slasher! As always, Harry is just badass with that famous magnum but those faceless cops are a darn fine addition to the subgenre and further proves my point that you don't need knifes to do a good slasher flick~!

    Still a tad disturbed about the drano murder though, especially after it's "influence" in real life cases...))

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    1. I never thought of it that way - but I agree with you. Still - how do you count this one as a slasher, but not the original - with a serial murderer based on Zodiac?

      The Drano scene is indeed a harsh one.

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  4. Oh, Dirty Harry! I'd completely forgotten about these films. Time to re-watch I think.

    Thank you :)

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  5. This is a series I really need to re-watch, it has literally been 20 years since I saw the sequels. The only one I have on DVD is the original - I need to rectify that!

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    1. I like them and watch one every year or so. Hope we see something about them at the Attic sometime soon...

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