Published on June 11th, 2009 | by simeon0
Cinematic icon Clint Eastwood adds another classic role to his legendary career with “Gran Torino”, which was also directed by Eastwood. Eastwood stars as Walt Kowalski, a widowed Korean War vet who is estranged from his children and does not care what he says or does no matter who may be offended.
Walt’s life changes when an Asian family moves in next door, and unsavory gang influences start to come around to pressure the young neighbor boy Thao Vang Lor (Bee Vang) and his sister Sue (Ahney Her). In time, Thao attempts to steal Walt’s prized Gran Torino to impress the gang members who pressure him to join them.
Not willing to let Thao and his family be harmed, Walt begins to help the family by not only offering protection but life lessons.
Walt is also under pressure from his Pastor Father Janovich (Christopher Carley), to go to confession, since Walt has turned his back on faith due to the passing of his wife.
As the dramatic film unfolds, Walt must decide how far he is willing to go for his neighbors and himself.
What follows is masterful mix of drama and character development, as Eastwood gives one of his best performances and the cast of largely newcomers shines in this classic film.
Loaded with features and great picture and sound quality, Warner Home Entertainment have released a classic not to be missed on both DVD and Blu Ray.