Good, The Bad and The Ugly, The (Special Edition) (UK)
For three men the civil war wasn`t hell. It was practice!
Running Time: 155 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
Content Type: Movie
By far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever mounted, `The Good, the Bad and the Ugly` is an engrossing actioner shot through with a volatile mix of myth and realism.
Clint Eastwood returns for a final appearance as the invincible Man With No Name, this time teaming with two gunslingers (Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef) to pursue a cache of $200,000 - and letting no one, not even warring factions in a civil war, stand in their way.
From sun-drenched panoramas to bold hard closeups, exceptional camera work captures the beauty and cruelty of the barren landscape and the hardened characters who stride unwaveringly through it.
Forging a vibrant and yet detached style of action that had not been seen before, and has never been matched since, `The Good, the Bad and the Ugly` shatters the western in true Clint Eastwood style. The complex plot of bloodshed and betrayal winds its way through the American Civil War, filmed to resemble the French battlefields of WW1, to end in a climactic Dance of Death. Arguably the quintessential Italian Western, this 1966 film boasts a fine Ennio Morricone score, featuring a main theme that reached No.1 in the world`s pop charts.
`Leone`s West` documentary featuring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and producer Alberto Grimaldi. `Leone`s Style` documentary. `The Man Who Lost the Civil War` documentary. Audio commentary with film historian Richard Schickel. Restoring The Good The Bad and The Ugly. The Secorro Sequence: A Reconstruction. Extended Tuco Torture scene. `II Maetsro` featurette about Ennio Morricone`s score. `II Maestro Part 2` featurette offers an extended insight into Morricone`s music. French trailer (including clips deleted from the final version). 4 Easter eggs.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Lee Van Cleef
Director of Photography:
Tonino Delli Colli
Metro Goldwyn Mayer