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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
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Name Leone,Sergio
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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
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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