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Today sees the Blu-ray rerelease of the *Dirty Harry* series. As with most series, the law of diminishing returns sets in pretty quickly—and the less said about Slash’s cameo in *The Dead Pool*, the better—but the first movie hasn’t lost any of its iconic magic. The trick was the timing: Harry took the free-floating animosity of the era, put a right-wing twist on 60s anti-establishment sentiments, and wrapped it all in a tweed blazer. With elbow patches»

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