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Million Dollar Baby: 10th Anniversary [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Morgan Freeman, Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank
  • Directors: Clint Eastwood
  • Writers: Paul Haggis
  • Format: Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Parental Guidance (PG)
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Home Video
  • Release Date: Feb. 4 2014
  • Run Time: 132 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00FWPQ82C
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,873 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Million Dollar Baby: 10th Anniversary (BD)

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Clint Eastwood's 25th film as a director, Million Dollar Baby stands proudly with Unforgiven and Mystic River as the masterwork of a great American filmmaker. In an age of bloated spectacle and computer-generated effects extravaganzas, Eastwood turns an elegant screenplay by Paul Haggis (adapted from the book Rope Burns: Stories From the Corner by F.X. Toole, a pseudonym for veteran boxing manager Jerry Boyd) into a simple, humanitarian example of classical filmmaking, as deeply felt in its heart-wrenching emotions as it is streamlined in its character-driven storytelling. In the course of developing powerful bonds between "white-trash" Missouri waitress and aspiring boxer Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank), her grizzled, reluctant trainer Frankie Dunn (Eastwood), and Frankie's best friend and training-gym partner Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris (Morgan Freeman), 74-year-old Eastwood mines gold from each and every character, resulting in stellar work from his well-chosen cast. Containing deep reserves of love, loss, and the universal desire for something better in hard-scrabble lives, Million Dollar Baby emerged, quietly and gracefully, as one of the most acclaimed films of 2004, released just in time to earn an abundance of year-end accolades, all of them well-deserved. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley TOP 100 REVIEWER on July 25 2006
Format: DVD
To tell the truth, I had no real desire to see this film, even after it won Best Picture (I tend to be fairly unimpressed with the Oscar-dubbed "best" movies). I also had the impression that it was ultimately a very sad motion picture, and it's hard for me to watch sad movies. But - Morgan Freeman's in it, and (as I've said every time I review a Morgan Freeman movie), I consider Morgan Freeman to be the best actor working today. So I watched the movie. To say I was impressed and moved is an understatement. Million Dollar Baby is a truly magnificent film that does indeed hearken back to the old days when movies touched lives rather than merely entertained.

This movie plants its roots deeply into the human landscape, with the final hour riding a mighty wave of raw emotion. What began as a film suddenly transforms into something much more real. Much of the power of the whole story is subtly rendered, as past regrets lie hidden even as they influence everything that happens. Morgan Freeman is, of course, masterful in his co-starring role, and Hilary Swank more than deserved the Best Actress statuette she claimed at the Oscars. It is Clint Eastwood, though, who shines the brightest in this little universe of amazing stars. As producer and director as well as actor, he once again proves himself to be among the most gifted artists of all time. Much credit must also go the writer of the screenplay. The writing is well-nigh perfect, particularly in the way it brings disparate elements together in the end.

If I were to lay out the whole story, I could do it pretty quickly. It's amazing how the most powerful of movies usually feature the simplest of stories.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By falcon TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Oct. 25 2007
Format: DVD
every once in awhile,a movie comes along that defies description.Clint
Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby is that movie.One of the best movies
ever made by one of the greatest directors,this is a movie that will
not leave you untouched.Paul Haggis(Crash) wrote the screenplay for
this cinematic treasure and the stage was set.with Eastwood as
Director,the next piece of puzzle was the cast.And what a cast.You have
Hilary Swank in a moving,powerhouse performance in the lead role.you
have Eastwood himself in a strong supporting role.and you have the great
Morgan freeman in an understated,but no less superb performance.these
three make it seem so effortless.the rest of the supporting players are
also strong.I don't want to give too much away,for those who haven't
had the pleasure yet.the basics of the film are as follows.Hilary Swank
is Maggie Fitzgerald,a woman who has nothing-but a desire to be a
boxer.Eastwood plays Frankie Dunn,a grizzled boxing trainer,hardened by
life.Morgan freeman is Eddie Dupris aka "Scrap",Frankie's lone friend
and Manager of his boxing club.Maggie walks into Frankie's life one
day,desperate for him to train her.Frankie refuses at first and Maggie
never gives up.Frankie finally relents(with a bit of help from
"scrap".and the stage is set.What follows is the growing relationship
between Maggie,Frankie and "Scrap" and the lessons they learn and teach
each other.until the end,with a closing act you won't soon(if ever)
forget.
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By Steven Aldersley TOP 50 REVIEWER on Feb. 29 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Drama, Sport, 132 minutes
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Starring Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman

Boxing isn't a sport that I find appealing. I did follow the career of Muhummad Ali as a child, but haven't paid much attention since he retired. It's a brutal way to earn a living. I do admire people for the dedication it involves, but it's no longer something that I want to watch.

There have been several good boxing movies over the years, from Rocky and Raging Bull to Cinderella Man and The Fighter. Each of those movies attempted to show the character behind the gloves, and that's where my interest lies when I do watch a boxing movie. As a fan of Clint Eastwood, I was particularly interested to see whether he would bring a fresh perspective as he has done in films showing racism and war from unexpected viewpoints. He didn't disappoint me.

Million Dollar Baby depicts women's boxing and focuses on Maggie Fitzgerald (Swank). She thinks of herself as trash, works as a waitress to pay the bills, and often resorts to eating leftovers from the diner. She shows up at Frankie Dunn's (Eastwood) gym and begs him to train her. He refuses, so Eddie Dupris (Freeman) shows her a few techniques. Frankie eventually agrees to train her after seeing how dedicated she is. Boxing is her only hope of escaping her miserable existence.

Frankie has problems of his own and is trying to get in touch with his estranged daughter, so Maggie becomes an outlet for Frankie's fatherly affection in some ways. He soon sees what amazing character she has. She's not only determined to succeed, but is kind to her ungrateful family when she starts to earn decent money.
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