For a Few Dollars More by Sergio Leone |Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonté | 27616627124 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
For a Few Dollars More

For a Few Dollars More

4.5 10
Director: Sergio Leone

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonté

     
 

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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

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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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Produced between 1964 and 1966, the films in director Sergio Leone's Man with No Name trilogy -- A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly -- were not released in America until 1967. The rapid succession of releases belied Leone's significant growth between each installment. Though A Fistful of Dollars was skillful and original, the production values were notoriously cheap and the characters were not fully realized. For a Few Dollars More improves on just about every aspect of the previous film, honing the mythic quality of the players. Leone elevates his style to another level; his operatic vision is in full flower here. Though clearly performing in the same minimalist style, Clint Eastwood significantly masters the subtleties of his gritty, nihilistic character. Watch for famed German actor Klaus Kinski as the hunchback who has a match struck on his neck by Lee Van Cleef.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/28/1998
UPC:
0027616627124
Original Release:
1965
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
2:11:00
Sales rank:
9,362

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clint Eastwood The Man With No Name
Lee Van Cleef Col. Douglas Mortimer
John Wells El Indio
Josef Egger The Old Man
Mara Krup Hotel Manager's Wife
Rosemarie Dexter Colonel's sister
Luigi Pistilli Indio's Gang
Klaus Kinski The Hunchback
Tomas Blanco Actor
Mario Brega First Man
Roberto Camardiel Actor
Panos Papadopoulos Actor
Giovanni Tarallo Actor
Benito Stefanelli Indio's Gang
Aldo Sambrell Member of Indio's Gang
Sergio Mendizabal Actor
Dante Maggio Actor
Mario Meniconi Actor
Werner Abrolat Actor
Kurt Zips Actor

Technical Credits
Sergio Leone Director,Screenwriter
Eugene Alabiso Editor
Rino Carboni Makeup
Giovanni Corridori Special Effects
Massimo Dallamano Cinematographer
Alberto Grimaldi Producer
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Fulvio Morsella Original Story
Bruno Nicolai Musical Direction/Supervision
Adriana Novelli Editor
Giorgio Serralonga Editor
Carlo Simi Art Director,Costumes/Costume Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Luciano Vincenzoni Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. UA Logo/Main Title [4:05]
2. Unscheduled Stop [3:29]
3. "Where Is He?" [2:14]
4. Showdown [2:32]
5. Monco [3:15]
6. Brute Justice [2:51]
7. Prison Coup [5:09]
8. Rewards & Revenge [5:53]
9. Shopping for a Bank [1:17]
10. El Paso [4:37]
11. Making Plans [4:38]
12. Mortimer's Deposit [:55]
13. Mortimer's Match [4:19]
14. Checking Each Other Out [6:12]
15. They Meet [5:42]
16. They Drink [4:07]
17. A Haunting Memory [2:44]
18. Breakout/Infiltration [4:03]
19. "You Have to Die" [2:15]
20. The Telgraph Trail [4:24]
21. Indio Arrives [5:16]
22. The Withdrawl/"North" [3:39]
23. Monco Returns/"South" [2:15]
24. At Agua Caliente [4:22]
25. "Remember Me, Amigo?" [5:31]
26. Found Out [6:48]
27. An Arranged Escape [7:46]
28. The Bounty Killers [1:55]
29. Monco's Ruse [4:29]
30. The Watch [1:02]
31. When the Chimes End... [3:14]
32. Parting Ways/"27" [5:22]

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