For a Few Dollars More

For a Few Dollars More

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Director: Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonté

Cast: Sergio Leone, 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:
27,395

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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For a Few Dollars More 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you think the west was a little less wholesome and a lot more rough, you’ll love this western movie. Sergio Leone’s western trilogy dramatically changed western movies forever. This second installment comes close to equaling “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.” In fact the casting is even a bit better with the addition of Gian Maria Volonte’s portrayal of an insane bank robber. The score by Ennio Morricone was simply brilliant, it gave the movie a very appropriate eerie feel. If you’ve ever thought cowboys should talk less and shoot more you’ll be right at home with this movie.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If your into westerns and dvd you will love it. The 2nd of the 3 Eastwood Italian made ''spaghetti'' anti-hero westerns and in my opinion the most fun as Good, Bad, and the Ugly is a bit long (although also essential). Awesome music by Morricone of course.
DarkLotusICP4life More than 1 year ago
one very amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best one in the trilogy. Its a shame is is so underrated. This movie seems to have more shooting than The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, and is not as slow-paced. This movie is about bounty hunters, bandits, reward, and revenge. Clint Eastwood plays a bounty hunter by the name of Manco. Lee Van Cleef plays a tough, hard-noosed former Confederate Army turned bounty hunter named Colonel Douglas Mortimer. Both men are on the trail of El Indio, a brutal, blood- thirsty bandit, and murderer. The only problem is that El Indio has numerous outlaws assisting him, and there is a $10,000 reward for the capture of El Indio, dead or alive. Their solution to team up as partners and split the reward. Manco's reasons for capturing El Indio are quite simple, to collect the reward. Mortimer's reasons are more personal, to kill El Indio out of revenge for the rape and murder of his sister. This movie is a must-have for any Eastwood fan.
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Coming into this film with high expectations after watching A Fistful of Dollars, I was gravely disappointed in For A Few Dollars More. It seemed the film was trying too hard to copy the feel and the look of the previous film with the same formula. Apparently, the result was a painfully slow film. Distorted parts. Weak characters. Lack of a good story. No intelligence. I often had to wonder about those shooting at clothes and leaving those clothes without holes in them, especially that bedroom scene when the guy got all shot up and looks like nothing had entered his body. I didn't like this Colonel character and thought it was useless to bring him in to assist Eastwood. It is obvious that this should be about Eastwood, the one and the only. It doesn't matter anymore. In the end, the film was a disappointment.