Gran Torino DVD


Hollywood’s finest is back and on stunning form. The legendary Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven, Dirty Harry) directs and stars in the unforgettable, critically acclaimed and box office smash hit Gran Torino released on Blu-ray and DVD on the 29th June from Warner Home Video.

Set in a down-beaten Michigan suburb, Eastwood plays tough-talking Walt Kowalski an iron-willed and inflexible Korean War veteran who doesn’t have time for anybody.

An embittered Korean War veteran, Walt resents how things have changed in his neighbourhood - the people he once called friends have all moved or passed away, replaced by Hmong immigrants from Southeast Asia who he despises.

Walt finds it hard to let go of his lifelong prejudices and dated values and, following the death of his wife, is simply waiting out the rest of his life. With a strained relationship with the rest of his family and resentful of virtually everything he sees in the neighbourhood, Walt does his best to keep to himself, until one night he catches Thao (Bee Vang), the teenage son of the Hmong family who live next door trying to steal his prized possession - a mint condition 1972 Gran Torino.

Unbeknown to Walt, Thao has been forced into the crime by the violent gang that infest the neighbourhood and when Walt stands in the way of their attempted heist he unwittingly becomes the reluctant hero of the neighbourhood, especially to Thao’s mother and older sister, Sue (Ahney Her), who insist that Thao work for Walt as a means of making amends for his actions.

Drawn against his will into a closer relationship with Thao's family, Walt soon takes on a new understanding of the Hmong people, and a mutual respect develops into an unlikely friendship.

When the brutal neighbourhood gang oversteps the mark by targeting Thao and his family directly, Walt takes on the role of protector, with climactic consequences.

Gripping and gritty yet deeply heartwarming, Gran Torino is the thought-provoking tale of the racist war veteran and the shy Hmong boy who defy all the odds to form a life-changing friendship. Superbly directed and acted by the illustrious Eastwood, Gran Torino is the must-own film of the year - out on Blu-ray and DVD on 29th June.

DVD Special Features include:

DVD:

Manning the Wheel as Reflected in American Car Culture

Gran Torino: More than a Car. Visit Detroit and the Woodland Dream Cruise, an Annual vintage car event where buffs describe the unique bond between man and vehicles.

Blu-ray disc:

The Eastwood Way: Exploring the Actor/Director’s filmmaking process up close (a Blu-ray exclusive)

Manning the Wheel as Reflected in American Car Culture

Gran Torino: More than a Car. Visit Detroit and the Woodland Dream Cruise, an Annual vintage car event where buffs describe the unique bond between man and vehicles.