The Good, the Bad and the Ugly [50th Anniversary Edition] [DVD] [1966]

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  • Release Date: 08/15/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (189 out of 192)

Synopsis


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
In the last and the best installment of his so-called "Dollars" trilogy of Sergio Leone-directed "spaghetti westerns," Clint Eastwood reprised the role of a taciturn, enigmatic loner. Here he searches for a cache of stolen gold against rivals the Bad (Lee Van Cleef), a ruthless bounty hunter, and the Ugly (Eli Wallach), a Mexican bandit. Though dubbed "the Good," Eastwood's character is not much better than his opponents -- he is just smarter and shoots faster. The film's title reveals its ironic attitude toward the canonized heroes of the classical western. "The real West was the world of violence, fear, and brutal instincts," claimed Leone. "In pursuit of profit there is no such thing as good and evil, generosity or deviousness; everything depends on chance, and not the best wins but the luckiest." Immensely entertaining and beautifully shot in Techniscope by Tonino Delli Colli, the movie is a virtually definitive "spaghetti western," rivaled only by Leone's own Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). The main musical theme by Ennio Morricone hit #1 on the British pop charts. Originally released in Italy at 177 minutes, the movie was later cut for its international release. ~ Yuri German, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood - The Good
  • Eli Wallach
    Eli Wallach - Tuco, the Ugly
  • Lee Van Cleef
    Lee Van Cleef - The Bad
  • Aldo Giuffré
    Aldo Giuffré
  • Rada Rassimov
    Rada Rassimov



Overall customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "If you're going to shoot, shoot! Don't talk!"

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    Stormbringer68
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    No offense to John Wayne, but although the Western genre was born in America, it was perfected in Italy. Clint Eastwood (The Good), Lee Van Cleef (The Bad) & Eli Wallach (The Ugly) are nothing short of perfection in this Civil War era Western about three men seeking a hidden treasure. Alliances are made and betrayed in this classic that ultimately pits these men against each other in a climactic showdown. (For the Metallica fans out there, you'll recognize the Ennio Morricone musical sequence that accompanies the final gunfight as the band's concert introduction). Director Sergio Leone's masterpiece in a long line of incredible action movies.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Clint

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    MovieMaven
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    Since it was initially released, I have not seen the entirety of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. What a treat to go back to the movie that brought Clint Eastwood to prominence. I watched it the other night with a friend who had never seen it. He enjoyed it and, even though I knew what was coming, so did I. Morricone's score is a highlight. While in my opinion Leone could have edited the film and shortened it a bit, this spaghetti western remains a classic.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome flick, great blu Ray!

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    OttoCorrect
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    This is one of the all time greatest westerns. The 4k transfer looks awesome as well. It's a little more yellow than previous versions but that was apparently correct to Italian prints. Either way, the film looks great. My only gripe is that I wish the recent releases of TGTB&TU would include the theatrical cut as an option. The longer directors cut is fine (and is all that's on here), but I do prefer the theatrical cut for pacing. Regardless, this should be on everyone's movie shelf and the fact that best buy had it for five clams was awesome.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Film, lesser Color Correction

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    EddieMcCuen
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    The film itself is s 5 star film, but the new restored version is a bit different than what I was use to. The dvd and first bluray version has wide array of colors and so does this one except for the fact that the image looks rather yellow tinted. Instead of looking new and prestine, it looks as if the image has faded badly over time. Maybe that's how it was suppose to be in the first place, but it's not the same image as I've seen before. Even so, it's a good transfer with great sound and features to go along with it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    third & best

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    prlwctd

    The best of the Eastwood/Leone teamings and, possibly, the best spaghetti western ever made. Due to the success of both Fistul and For a Few, Leone received his biggest budget yet for this film, and that budget wonderfully shows. During the Civil War, the three title characters (Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach, respectively) look for Conferate gold, with each of them possessing only partial information as to its whereabouts. Ennio Morricone's music has deservedly become one of the all time great movie themes.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hi Def masterpiece

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    KGVYMGMQ2QK7
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    One of the top films that deserves the Blue Ray treatment. Because this film has such a focus on cinematography, I wanted to see what it looked like on Blue Ray. It was quite an improvement; it made me appreciate the cinematography even more. However I am not sure how I feel about the 2 added scenes. Its cool we get to see new scenes but I hate when they "George Lucas" stuff like that. I feel its taking something people know and love and messing with it because they can. Thus -1 star.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the best western movies ever!

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    JohnC
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    Even with all of today's special effects, a great old story with a great cast under great direction - can't be beat. However, as the movie was upgraded from the original mono to 5.1, small bits of the soundtrack are now slightly different. But the studio does advise viewers of this change in the credits, and you would never notice any difference if you'd never saw the original movie in an old style theater.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Postmodern Classic

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    ChuckTatum
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    All civilizations are founded on a need to keep violence and immorality at bay. This truth is the bedrock of Sergio Leone's masterpiece, "The Good, the Bad, And The Ugly". Drawing on medieval allegory, he personifies this struggle in the guise of three characters who represent, greed, amorality, and pragmatism. The Blu-ray transfer is impeccable, and Ennio Morricone's matchless score sounds better than ever.

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