For a Few Dollars More [DVD] [1965]

  • SKU: 3427651
  • Release Date: 07/28/1998
  • Rating: R
Treated much better by MGM/UA than A Fistful of Dollars, the Region 1 DVD release of For a Few Dollars More offers only the widescreen version of the movie, with non-anamorphic letterboxing that preserves the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The transfer is very good, starting with a good-quality source print that seems only to have a few dust speckles and the odd scratch to mar it. The transfer has been handled carefully, keeping the image reasonably sharp and free of grain, while at the same time preserving solid blacks. The contrast is superb, providing an excellent dynamic range across the image. Also, the transfer engineers appear to have been very cautious with compression, as artifacts seem not to be present anywhere; edge enhancement is likewise not to be seen, with the exception of a couple of shots where the pattern on Eastwood's poncho causes some shimmering. The colors are vivid and accurate, and flesh tones look very good (there is a fairly broad range of flesh tones in this movie, thanks to the way various characters are made up). The sound is dual-channel mono and has undergone some cleaning and pressing. Effective use of noise reduction and re-equalization has been made, opening the dynamic range somewhat and providing clearer high and low ends. The soundtrack has also been maximized, which overcomes the disparity between the MGM/UA logo and the following film. The French soundtrack, also dual-channel mono, is much more confined to the mid-range, and appears to have been maximized to the limit, with some evident distortion and a constant rumble. Dubbing appears to be as accurate as it could be, considering the multiple-language nature of the original film, and subtitles are also included. The sole extra is a trailer for the movie -- curiously enough, this appears to be the U.K.-release trailer, which has an English narrator doing the hard sell. There are animated menus with sound and 32 chapter stops. The eight-page booklet enclosed with the DVD looks pretty, but is an absolute headache to read.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 7)

Special Features


  • Eight-page booklet featuring trivia, production notes, and a look at the making of the film
  • Original theatrical trailer

Synopsis


For a Few Dollars More
This pulse-pounding follow-up to Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars brings back Clint Eastwood as the serape-clad, cigar-chewing "Man With No Name." Engaged in an ongoing battle with bounty hunter Col. Douglas Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef), the Man joins forces with his enemy to capture homicidal bandit Indio (Gian Maria Volontè). Both the Eastwood and Van Cleef characters are given understandable motivations for their bloodletting tendencies, something that was lacking in A Fistful of Dollars. In both films, however, the violence is raw and uninhibited -- and in many ways, curiously poetic. Leone's tense, tight close-ups, pregnant pauses, and significant silences have since been absorbed into the standard spaghetti Western lexicon; likewise, Ennio Morricone's haunting musical score has been endlessly imitated and parodied. For a Few Dollars More was originally titled Per Qualche Dollaro in Più; it would be followed by the last and best of the Man with No Name trilogy, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood - The Man With No Name
  • Lee Van Cleef
    Lee Van Cleef - Col. Douglas Mortimer
  • Josef Egger
    Josef Egger - The Old Man
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    Mara Krup - Hotel Manager's Wife
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    Rosemarie Dexter - Colonel's sister



Customer rating

4.0
86%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    NOT "Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV"

    Posted
    DISSATISFIED

    Great film. But, contrary to the description, this is absolutely NOT widescreen. On a 9x16 TV there are black bars on all 4 sides. It's a small film in a giant screen. Keep your money. It's almost unwatchable in this format.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Fistful followup

    Posted
    prlwctd

    This followup to A Fistful of Dollars finds Clint's no named drifter (called Manco here) reluctantly teaming up with Lee Van Cleef to get rid of a merciless bandit. The twist is that both are going after him for different reasons.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great follow up

    Posted
    jcb476
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    The second of the three spaghetti westerns by Clint. The picture quality as well as the audio quality of the DTS-HD 5.1 brings the film to life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good Eastwood western...

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    RobertKK
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    Had been looking for this for awhile to complete my "Man with No Name" trilogy. Great price and enjoyable spaghetti western!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great blue ray movie

    Posted
    springmack

    this is a great movie even better is the transfer to blue ray and the sound is great also the price was just right love the westerns even clint eastwood

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome movie. Love this film!

    Posted
    MattK
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    This is one of my all-time favorite movies. I was so happy to get it for the price I got it for. Thank you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Spaghetti western that won't disappoint

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    ZebIV
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    If you like the original then you will love this follow up sequel!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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