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Old 03-24-2009, 06:34 PM
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Warner has announced the Clint Eastwood hit for Blu

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/grantorino.html

No specs yet, aside from a BD-Live-exclusive music video.

STreet date is June 9, and MSRP $35.99.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:55 PM
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More info via theHDroom.com
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Clint Eastwood's self-confessed last acting performance in Gran Torino has been scheduled for a June 9 release on Blu-ray disc and DVD per Warner Home Video.

On Blu-ray, Gran Torino will be offered up on a BD-50 disc with 2.35:1 1080p video and 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio, all housed within a Blu-ray case with an O-Sleeve.

Warner is providing all of the bonus features on Blu-ray in 1080i high definition with roughly half exclusive to Blu-ray and one available via BD-Live only.
  • James Cullum's Gran Torino music video (BD-Live exclusive)
  • The Eastwood Way: His Filmmaking Process Up Close (BD exclusive)
  • Manning the Wheel: American Car Culture and Manhood
  • Gran Torino: More Than a Car
  • Digital copy
Warner has priced Gran Torino on Blu-ray with an SRP of $35.99.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:59 PM
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A disgruntled Korean War vet, Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood), sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino.

Specs include 1080p/VC-1 video, lossless 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio and a BD-50 dual layer disc.

Special features as follows:
  • James Cullum's Gran Torino music video (HD, BD-Live exclusive)
  • The Eastwood Way: His Filmmaking Process Up Close (HD, BD exclusive)
  • Manning the Wheel: American Car Culture and Manhood (HD)
  • Gran Torino: More Than a Car (HD)
  • Digital copy
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:10 PM
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Cool, I love this film. I'll pick this one up on release day.
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I'm debating on whether I should rent or purchase this one. Trailer looked good but I don't know that it's the kind of film I'm going to want to rewatch.
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Aside from a couple of sub par acting performances in this movie, I found it to be a pretty enjoyable film. I'll probably wait to pick this one up when its cheap, because (like the above poster said) I'm not sure if it has too much rewatch value.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:58 PM
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Blind buy.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:23 PM
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Blind buy for me.
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I'll be picking this one up on release day.

Skipped it at the theater. Wanted to see it on hidef.

Glad Warner gave us a Dolby TrueHD soundtrack.
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:09 PM
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Saw it twice. It was free...but I still went to see it a second time anyway and I would have paid both times if I had to.

I was more excited to see this movie for a second time and I was really excited to see it the first time.

I feel like this movie will be a "go to" movie in the future. The kind of movie you can always turn to and watch and always enjoy it. Very high replay value.
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