Once Upon a Time in the West [DVD] [1968]

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  • Release Date: 09/12/2017
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (21 out of 21)

Synopsis


Once Upon a Time in the West
In Sergio Leone's epic Western, shot partly in Monument Valley, a revenge story becomes an epic contemplation of the Western past. To get his hands on prime railroad land in Sweetwater, crippled railroad baron Morton (Gabriele Ferzetti) hires killers, led by blue-eyed sadist Frank (Henry Fonda), who wipe out property owner Brett McBain (Frank Wolff) and his family. McBain's newly arrived bride, Jill (Claudia Cardinale), however, inherits it instead. Both outlaw Cheyenne (Jason Robards) and lethally mysterious Harmonica (Charles Bronson) take it upon themselves to look after Jill and thwart Frank's plans to seize her land. As alliances and betrayals mutate, it soon becomes clear that Harmonica wants to get Frank for another reason -- it has "something to do with death." As in his "Dollars" trilogy, Leone transforms the standard Western plot through the visual impact of widescreen landscapes and the figures therein. At its full length, Once Upon a Time in the West is Leone's operatic masterwork, worthy of its legend-making title. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Charles Bronson
    Charles Bronson - Harmonica
  • Claudia Cardinale
    Claudia Cardinale - Jill
  • Henry Fonda
    Henry Fonda - Frank
  • Jason Robards, Jr.
    Jason Robards, Jr. - Cheyenne
  • Gabriele Ferzetti
    Gabriele Ferzetti - Morton



Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Spaghetti Western

    Posted
    flameon

    When thinking about spaghetti westerns, of course the Clint Eastwood series comes to mind. But this one followed and that was unfortunate, because the man with no name cult got all the attention, fame and publicity. With its allstar cast, Fonda, Bronson, Robards, Cardinale, Elam and Keenan Wynn this western has it all,from the awesome music to the fantastic scenery. When was the last time you can remember Henry Fonda as the bad guy? Sergio Leone's best movie I think - and what is funny about this, is that this movie is not that well known or famous, it just doesn't come to mind when thinking about the great old westerns, and that is a shame, until you see it. I promise, you will remember it then and put it up there with the great ones.....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Arguably the greatest Western ever made

    Posted
    Chad
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    I'm a big, big fan of Sergio Leone. And I thoroughly enjoy the Blu ray releases for his films! And this is no exception, for a film that was made in 1968, this blu ray looks great! And the restored version is a real treat to anyone who's a serious fan of the Spaghetti Western genre. I'd highly recommended picking this one up! And on a final note, if you're a film score fan, this is a must have as Ennio Morricone's sweeping score is breath taking! All parties involved in this were at the top of their game!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Greatest Movie Ever

    Posted
    MovieFan619

    The first of the three movie's in Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time In...This movie is one of the best, if not THE, greatest movie ever.The acting from Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, and the late great Charles Bronson are some of the best you will ever see.The way it was shot is amazing taking in the beatiful Monument Valley to the Grey Hills of Spain. If you can handle the long runtime it has then you will be rewarded with one of the greatest endings ever caputered on film. In short Buy it because its cheap and its worth every penny.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Godfather of Westerns

    Posted
    5points

    This is quite possibly my favorite western of all time. Henry Fonda is as close to perfect as you could find a vilian along with one of my favorite actors, Charles Bronson as Harmonica. The music is legandary, especially in the standoff at the end. Sergio Leone is brilliant and fotunate for casting Bronson after Eastwood turned it down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WOW

    Posted
    Supraxx

    I read the review on IMDB.com and gave it a try since the price was dirt cheap. In three words: Great, Entertaining, Memorable. The story has a very great pace and style from the get go. Even though it was filmed in 1969, the director was ahead of his time. Great Action, cinematography, charm and humor. Forget Clint Eastwood earlier material, this movie has it all. PICK IT UP, even if youre not a western fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    found this classic on blu ray

    Posted
    k1nighty
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    Haven't had time to watch it fully. It is summer and I am too busy to sit and watch a movie. Really enjoy being able to research your movie selection and being able to cross reference your pricing against some of you competition on line. It makes it much easier to shop and select my purchase.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of Sergio Leone's best westerns

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    123654
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    This is an excellent addition to any lover of western movies, and particularly the spaghetti-western genre. The tremendous cinematography of Sergio Leone gets a facelift in this Blu-ray edition, making it sharper and more impactful than ever.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SERGIO LEONE AT HIS BEST

    Posted
    Jory

    One flashy western, Sergio Leone really knew how to make a classy western. If there is one western that everyone has seen it's The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and we have Leone to thank for that, even if he can't speak a word of English. Talk about a good cast. Fantastic.

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