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A drifter, a bandido and a bounty hunter reach a stand-off over buried gold. Directed by Sergio Leone.


Studio Fox Home Entertainment
SKU 205003032
UPC 027616078537
UPC 14 00027616078537
Format DVD
Release Date 10/9/2012
Rating NR
Civil War
Essential Cinema
Scams And Cons
Spaghetti Western
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Blondie (Clint Eastwood) and Tuco (Eli Wallach) are gunmen who admire each other professionally but dislike each other personally. Encountering a group of dying soldiers, Tuco learns the location of the graveyard where a Confederate treasure is buried, while Blondie learns the identity of the exact grave. Joined by mercenary drifter Angel Eyes (Lee Van Cleef), they cross the desert, each of the desperadoes knowing half the secret and each focusing his squinty eyes on the $200,000 bounty.^In a classic that puts style above substance, Italian director Sergio Leone uses vivid Cinemascope imagery to depict a bleak and bloody American West in this final installment of his collaboration with Clint Eastwood in the Man with No Name Trilogy. A prototype for the so-called Spaghetti Western genre, the film solidified Eastwood's position as a major international star with his stoic, brooding presence. Cinematographer Tonino Delli Colli's stunning visuals are a match for the vivacious Ennio Morricone score, one of the most recognizable in all of cinema. Although the film was not released in the United States until 1967, it was produced and released internationally in 1966.
USA Today "...[A] wry portrait of monetary greed in which Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef one-up each other against a Civil War backdrop..." 02/06/1998 p.3D
Entertainment Weekly "...Sergio Leone's sublime spaghetti Western remains the balls-out joyride it was 34 years ago..." 01/11/2002 p.33
Premiere "Leone took the western to a mythic pinnacle few could reach -- and few tried. But going back was no longer an option." 12/01/2003 p.10
Rolling Stone "[E]very element of Sergio Leone's 1967 classic is riveting..." 06/24/2004 p.188
Uncut "The third chapter in Sergio Leone's trilogy of Spanish-shot spaghetti westerns is the most ambitious..." 01/01/2005 p.83
Empire "Leone's movies were raw, crazy and brutal, yet, thanks to his keen eye, beautiful....This film is Leone's breeziest." 09/01/2007 p.165
Sergio Leone
Clint Eastwood
Lee Van Cleef
Eli Wallach
Cast & Crew
Alberto Grimaldi - Producer
Clint Eastwood - Actor
Eli Wallach - Actor
Ennio Morricone - Original Music By
Eugenio Alabiso, et. al. - Editor
Lee Van Cleef - Actor
Luciano Vincenzoni, et. al. - Writer
Rada Rassimov - Actor
Sergio Leone - Director
Tonino Delli Colli - Cinematographer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1966
Catalog ID 107853
UPC 00027616078537
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 179 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Review Leone's final collaboration with Clint Eastwood, after A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More is one of the director's greatest films, combining Tonino Delli Colli's glorious cinematography, which alternates Leone's trademark tight close-ups with wide shots of lonely desert vistas, Ennio Morricone's haunting and hugely influential score of jangling guitars and howling "coyotes," and a story that begins from the smallest seed of greed and blossoms into a full-scale Civil War epic. It is a film that blends Leone's affection for the freedom represented by the myth of the American West, his knowledge of both art and history, and a larger-than-life artistic sensibility that is operatic in its proportions. This is not just one of the great Westerns of all times, but one of the great films...The movie is a series of unforgettable images: Blondie's forced march across the sweltering desert, prodded on by a sneering, horseback-riding Tuco, his own face protected from the sun by a dainty pink parasol...Individually, the scenes are sublime. Taken together, they add up to something extraordinary.
Reviewer Pam Grady
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Here is the third of the Dollar Westerns, so named after the first two ("A Fistful of Dollars" and "For a Few Dollars More"). All three have been tremendously popular and, curiously enough, all three have been pretty good..."The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" has only the thinnest of plots: Three criminals are searching for a gold shipment during the Civil War. But the plot hardly matters, because the method of director Sergio Leone is to create a series of short, self-contained scenes...There is a fine scene in which Leone's style seems to follow Hitchcock's. Eastwood is shown in his hotel room, taking apart his pistol to clean it. Horse-drawn cannons are being pulled down the street. Their rumble covers the clink of the spurs of three hired killers, coming upstairs to Eastwood's room. Leone cuts back and forth: the spurs, the cannons, Eastwood's pistol being put back together. Then he releases the suspense with split-second timing. Then, like Hitchcock, he ends the scene with an ironic, unexpected twist..."The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" is probably 30 minutes too long, but it's filled with good stuff like that for those who treasure Westerns.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Leone,Sergio
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Box Office Magazine Brilliant! Impressive! Overwhelming entertainment!
Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader ...the three-way showdown that climaxes the film is tense and thoroughly astonishing.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ...funny and flamboyant...the quintessential spaghetti Western.
Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune An improbable masterpiece -- a bizarre mixture of grandly operatic visuals, grim brutality and sordid violence...
TV Guide A massive, many-faceted film that continues to hold up, viewing after viewing.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe Gorgeously stoic art film.
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever Violent, exaggerated and beautifully crafted...

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