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Laserdisc Title: "UNFORGIVEN"
Edition: Widescreen Edition (Double-Disc Set)
Directed By: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris
Production / Year: 1992 Warner Bros.
Running Time: 131 Minutes / Color
Audio Format: Digitally Process, Dolby Surround, Stereo
Video Format: Widescreen, NTSC, CLV
Miscellaneous Features: Rated-R, Closed Captioned
Distributed By: Warner Home Video
Catalog / Spine Number: 12531
Disc (s): Excellent - Hardly noticeable to very minor hairline surface swirls, if any
Jacket: Very Good - Normal shelf wear, few creases, light scuffs, slightly worn-out corners or edges and a small split middle of left spine
Clint Eastwood's film Unforgiven is an exciting modern classic that rode off with four 1992 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Director. In Clint Eastwood's acclaimed Western, Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman), a sadistic, dictatorial sheriff, enforces gun control on a tiny frontier town, doling out his own brand of due process as he sees fit.
When he denies justice to the prostitutes of the town brothel, one of whom has been slashed by a client, the women hire Bill Munny (Eastwood), a reformed gunslinger, to gain vengeance. However, Munny must contend with his new moral code in the face of revisiting the life he left behind. Eastwood and Morgan Freeman play retired, down-on-their-luck outlaws who pick up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful prostitutes of the remote Wyoming town of Big Whiskey.
Richard Harris is an ill-fated interloper, a colorfull killer-for-hire called English Bob. And Gene Hackman is the sly and brutal local Sheriff whose brand of law enforcement ranges from unconventional to ruthless. Big trouble is coming to Big Whiskey.
This film is something of an atonement for those films. His character, William Munney, after a life as a killer, is amidst his new life following the death of his sainted wife as an unsuccessful farmer. Word comes to him that in a nearby town that a prostitute was mutilated by a some cowhands and a reward is being offered by her co-workers for the murder of the cowpokes. The cynic could say that Eastwood made his bread and butter off violent western types and this is an attempt to cater to politically correct types.
I give Eastwood the benefit of the doubt here because this may be the best performance of his career and this film is so well crafted. Gene Hackman is more than his equal as the sadistic sheriff. The beauty of the western is that it is always being re-evaluated and this film stands at the top of the list of great westerns.
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