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"'Do I feel lucky?' - Well, do ya punk?"

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 28 Feb 2005 10:02 User comments (11)

"'Do I feel lucky?' - Well, do ya punk?" The classic Clint Eastwood character Dirty Harry will be reborn on the next generation gaming consoles. While Mr.Eastwood keeps on collecting oscars for his most recent work, the brutal police detective is propably the character he is most memorable from.
The Dirty Harry series begun back in the 1971 with the self titled "Dirty Harry", and was finished with the "The Dead Pool" in the late 80's. In the upcoming console version Mr. Eastwoods intends to deliver the classic movie character for the younger generations, so the game will somewhat related to the original films.
In a prepared statement, Mr. Eastwood said the games, "will also introduce this memorable film character to new generations on a medium they appreciate." The game will include characters and settings from the five-film franchise, which began with "Dirty Harry" in 1971 and ended with "The Dead Pool" in 1988. But the story line will be original. "We are not retelling the stories that have already been told," said Jason Hall, senior vice president of Warner Brothers Interactive.
So far very little information is available about the project, and even the game genre remains a secret. Personally I would be a little disappointed if Harry turns into a regular console shooting gallery. If you think about the original Dirty Harry -movie, it was not the amount of shooting and killing that made it such a thrilling experience. It was the anticipation, and growing intensity of the film, which was boosted by bits of brutal violence here are there -- but not constantly. How to achieve the same atmosphere in a video game? Anyway, the releases are expected for Xbox2 and PS3 in 2005 and 2006.

Source: NYTimes.com

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11 user comments

128.2.2005 12:01

The Godfather is also being gamerized.

228.2.2005 14:38

WHAT? No PC versions? Although.. Warner Brothers are no fools.They`ll most probably try to release on every top format..

328.2.2005 19:31

wasn't it "do YA feel lucky......" rather then "do I feel lucky..." i havnt actually seen the movie but i have heard quotes before.

428.2.2005 20:02

Dirty Harry also said that. "Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?"


528.2.2005 20:53

The line goes something like: "You have to ask yourself a question:'Do I feel lucky'. Well do ya, punk?" This occurs when Harry is riddling a criminal if he already shot all six bullets of his magnum, or is there still one left.

61.3.2005 8:55

dirty harry says it twice in that movie, 1st time to a black guy reaching for his gun after robbing a bank & getting shot by dirty harry & 2nd time at a dock by a pond when he blows the guy away with his 44magnum than throws his badge into the pond

71.3.2005 11:49

ah, is it a good movie? i can't watch to many "old" movies, the early bond films are usually it

81.3.2005 12:41

1 of the better dirty harry movies

91.3.2005 13:17

I think it's pretty cool. I've seen the whole Dirty Harry series :) "Go ahead. Make my day"

102.3.2005 12:36
pcshateme
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if the game is half as good is the movies it will be a kick ass game.

112.3.2005 20:11
llongtheD
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punx777, if you like the early bond stuff, I think you'll like the dirty harry stuff as well. They are a little corny just like the bond stuff, yet still pretty entertaining - thats my opinion anyway.

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