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Enforcer, The

Deluxe Edition
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 133 (Jul/Aug 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman, John Mitchum, DeVeren Bookwalter, John Crawford & Tyne Daly

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include commentary by Director James Fargo, two featurettes: the 30-minute The Business End: Violence In Cinema and the six-minute Harry Callahan/Clint Eastwood: Something Special In Films, and the theatrical trailers for the five Dirty Harry films.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 1000019743
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $20.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1976
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/03/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): James Fargo
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Special Notes:
Also available in a 7-disc Ulitmate Collector's Edition Box Set/ Catalogue 1000024579/ MRSP $74.98

Story Synopsis:
After Harry Callahan (Eastwood) handles a liquor store holdup in his own no-nonsense way, he is transferred from Homicide to Personnel. His supervisors quickly want him back, though, after an arms warehouse is robbed by terrorists. Much to Harry

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.39:1 DVD shows some improvement in resolution over the previous release, with fine details delivered nicely. Black levels are consistent, but slightly elevated, and shadow delineation is improved, helping create a more realistic, dimensional picture. Fleshtones are also improved, looking more natural than in the DVD reviewed in Issue 56, and contrast is also balanced better. Flecks of dirt can be noticed at times, but it is hardly a distraction, and edge enhancement is minor, almost to the point of being a non-issue. Color balance is improved significantly, looking not nearly as dated as in the previous DVD. Compression is also improved, with very few artifacts noticeable. (Danny Richelieu)

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