Gran Torino
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Published:
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2009].
Format:
Blu-ray
Edition:
Special ed.
Physical Desc:
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Rating:
MPAA rating: R; for language throughout, and some violence.
Status:
Description
A racist Korean War veteran living in a crime-ridden Detroit neighborhood is forced to confront his own lingering prejudice when a troubled Hmong teen from his neighborhood attempts to steal his prized Gran Torino. Decades after the Korean War has ended, ageing veteran Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) is still haunted by the horrors he witnessed on the battlefield. The two objects that matter most to Kowalski in life are the classic Gran Torino that represents his happier days working in a Ford assembly plant, and the M-1 rifle that saved his life countless times during combat. When Kowalski's teenage neighbor (Bee Vang) attempts to steal his Gran Torino as part of a gang initiation rite, the old man manages to catch the aspiring thief at the business end of his well-maintained semi-automatic rifle. Later, due to the pride of the Asian group, the boy is forced to return to Kowalski's house and perform an act of penance. Despite the fact that Kowalski wants nothing to do with the young troublemaker, he realizes that the quickest way out of the situation is to simply cooperate. In an effort to set the teen on the right path in life and toughen him up, the reluctant vet sets him up with an old crony who now works in construction. In the process, Kowalski discovers that the only way to lay his many painful memories to rest is to finally face his own blinding prejudice head-on. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Language:
English
ISBN:
1419872583, 9781419872587
UPC:
883929033249

Notes

General Note
Title from container.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
General Note
Special features: "Manning the wheel:" the meaning of manhood as reflected in American car culture; "Gran Torino: more than a car:" visit Detroit and the Woodward Dream Cruise, an annual vintage car event where buffs describe the unique bond between men and vehicles featurette; "The Eastwood way:" exploring Clint Eastwood's filmmaking process up close; additional exclusive features via BD-Live.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Tom Stern ; editors, Joel Cox, Gary D. Roach.
Participants/Performers
Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Christopher Carley.
Description
Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Walt is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man, who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor, Thao, a young Hmong teenager, becomes pressured by his gang member cousin to steal Walt's Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Walt is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R; for language throughout, and some violence.
System Details
Blu-ray disc, widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 1080p High Definition ; (Special features: Dolby Digital stereo., 1080i High Definition). This Blu-ray disc requires a Blu-ray player; it will not pay in standard DVD players. BD-Live features require a BD-Live enabled player, a working Broadband Internet connection and local storage (memory card, internal hard drive or other storage device) with sufficient capacity and free space.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
This Blu-ray disc is copy protected.
Language
English (TrueHD 5.1, Dolby 5.1), dubbed French (Dolby 5.1), dubbed Portuguese (Dolby 5.1) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby 5.1) dialogue, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Lorenz, R., Gerber, B., Johannson, D., Schenk, N., Eastwood, C., Vang, B., Her, A., & Carley, C. (2009). Gran Torino. Special ed. Burbank, CA: Distributed by Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Robert Lorenz et al.. 2009. Gran Torino. Burbank, CA: Distributed by Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Robert Lorenz et al., Gran Torino. Burbank, CA: Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lorenz, Robert, et al. Gran Torino. Special ed. Burbank, CA: Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2009. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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