Feeling lucky? We hope so, because we're bringing you some news that'll really make your day, punk. Warner Bros. are releasing a true diamond of a boxset on May 3, as Clint Eastwood: The Director's Collection will make its way onto DVD to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the association between Warner Bros. and Eastwood.
Over the years, Eastwood has become one of the most iconic figures in the history of cinema, earning five Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and five People's Choice awards, as well as embodying some of the all-time most celebrated characters, and even starring in one of the greatest films ever made, Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. With a screen legend so experienced as Eastwood, did anyone expect him to falter an inch when he stepped behind the camera to direct? Nope. And did he? That's a negative!
If you do not have the fortune of owning these five films already, Clint Eastwood: The Director's Collection is an absolute must-have for your movie library, featuring Unforgiven, Mystic River, Flags of our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, and Gran Torino.
SYNOPSES: The 1992 title Unforgiven sees Eastwood return to the western genre where he made his name. This bold blockbuster deals with themes of violence and retribution and sees Eastwood excel as the film's leading actor, producer and director.
In 2003 Oscar-winner Mystic River, Eastwood tackles complex, dark themes in his own unique way. An engrossing, emotionally-charged drama driven by powerful performances from a stellar cast, the film follows a group of childhood friends as they deal with the life-altering event that forces them back together to confront demons from the past.
Gritty World War II duo Flags of our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima chart the journey of the Japanese and US armies during and after the battle for the island of Iwo Jima. The films skillfully examine the horrors of facing battle and the aftermath as the soldiers struggle to integrate back into society.
Completing the set is 2009's Gran Torino, which sees Eastwood's most recent and proclaimed final return to acting, playing alienated war veteran Walt Kowalski. Toughened, bitter and set in his ways, Kowalski sets out to take on the gangs that run his neighbourhood and finds himself forming an unexpected relationship with the very people he set out to fight.
• Clint Eastwood: The Director's Collection makes your day on DVD on May 3