Warner Home Video has just announced a 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray Book of Clint Eastwood’s Western masterpiece Unforgiven.
“Unforgiven” is a modern classic that “summarizes everything I feel about the Western, ” said Eastwood. In this American Film Institute Top-100 American Movies selection, Eastwood and Morgan Freeman play retired 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 killer-for-hire; Hackman is the sly and brutal local sheriff whose brand of law enforcement ranges from unconventional to ruthless.
The Blu-ray Book contains 54 pages of behind-the-scenes filmmaking insight, rare Eastwood observations, photos, trivia and more. In addition you will find a Commentary Track by Eastwood-biographer Richard Schickel on the disc, along with a series of Featurettes.
Among those will be All on Accounta Pullin’ a Trigger, featuring interviews with Morgan Freeman and others, Eastwood … A Star, Eastwood & Co.: Making Unforgiven and Eastwood on Eastwood, a career retrospective from Richard Schickel.
Also included is the Maverick TV series episode “Duel at Sundown” (1959), in which Eastwood plays a virtual younger incarnation of his Unforgiven role. The release will be rounded out by the movie’s Theatrical Trailer.
The new version of “Unforgiven” will be in stores on February 21 for $34.99.