For a Few Dollars More

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Overview

The first thing one notices about this new DVD edition of For a Few Dollars More is the dramatic improvement in the film-to-video transfer. In place of the slightly soft and speckled opening credits, we get a much more solid and consistent image -- the letterboxed 2.35:1 picture is far richer in tone, shot-for-shot, than the earlier version. And that goes for the clarity and color tones throughout the picture -- this will look sensational on big-screen setups, where the old MGM/UA DVD would not have. Viewers ...
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Overview

The first thing one notices about this new DVD edition of For a Few Dollars More is the dramatic improvement in the film-to-video transfer. In place of the slightly soft and speckled opening credits, we get a much more solid and consistent image -- the letterboxed 2.35:1 picture is far richer in tone, shot-for-shot, than the earlier version. And that goes for the clarity and color tones throughout the picture -- this will look sensational on big-screen setups, where the old MGM/UA DVD would not have. Viewers should be cautioned, however, that, as with the earlier DVD edition of the movie, there is some chemical damage at the edges of a few shots in the opening reel, in Lee Van Cleef's first scene; it's there, and evidently there's nothing to be done about it except minimize the impact, which is what has been done here. The improved picture and sound would be enough to justify the new edition of this movie, but MGM has loaded it up with a ton of special features as well. The principal bonus element is Christopher Frayling's commentary track, which is a match for his work on A Fistful of Dollars. Frayling approaches his tour through this production from across a wide range of subjects and angles, historical, literary, thematic, etc.; they all work, and it all fits together beautifully. There's also a featurette in which Clint Eastwood reminisces some more about working with Sergio Leone though, curiously, he spends as much time on A Fistful of Dollars as he does on For a Few Dollars More and a featurette on this production. Also, this time the U.S. trailers that should be here are here, although, as with A Fistful of Dollars, one wishes we could see examples of how the movie was sold in Europe, to contrast with the U.S. promotional campaign. The producers have also gone to the trouble of including the edited sequences from the original U.S. release of the movie -- these were mostly done to remove references to the Eastwood character's name, since UA's publicity focused on the "Man with no Name." They're a fun little addendum. As was the case with A Fistful of Dollars, the two discs here open to simple, easy-to-use multi-layered menus that offer a generous chapter selection and include easy access to all of the special features. It's all welcomed and long overdue -- this and the preceding film in the trilogy always deserved this kind of treatment, to match that which was accorded The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and now they've got it.
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Special Features

Restored and remastered film; Commentary by noted film historian Sir Christopher Frayling; "A New Standard": Sir Christopher Frayling on For a Few Dollars More; "Back for More": Clint Eastwood remembers For a Few Dollars More; "Tre Voci": Three friends remember Sergio Leone; "For a Few Dollars More: The Original American Release Version Comparison" featurette; "Location Comparison Then to Now": Film clips intercut with current footage of the locations used; 12 radio spots; Original theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2007
  • UPC: 027616077417
  • Original Release: 1965
  • Rating:

  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 2:12:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 84,475

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clint Eastwood The Man With No Name
Lee Van Cleef Col. Douglas Mortimer
Gian Maria Volonté 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
Mario Brega First Man
Roberto Camardiel
Panos Papadopoulos
Giovanni Tarallo
Benito Stefanelli Indio's Gang
Aldo Sambrell Member of Indio's Gang
Sergio Mendizabal
Dante Maggio
Mario Meniconi
Werner Abrolat
Kurt Zips
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
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- For a Few Dollars More: Feature Film
1. At a Distance/Main Title
2. Getting Off at Tucumari
3. "Where Is He?"
4. "His Name Is Monco"
5. Death of a Gambler
6. Freedom for El Indio
7. 18 Months Taken Back
8. The Young Informant
9. Best Room in the House
10. El Paso Plans
11. A Food or a Madman
12. New Batch of Strangers
13. That Damn Railroad
14. Is the Gentleman Leaving?
15. Two Men, One Reward
16. Haunted Indio
17. Friend Out of Nowhere
18. No Joke
19. False Alarm
20. The Day of the Deed
21. North or South
22. A Test in Hot Water
23. Some Final Offers
24. The Art of Safecracking
25. Surprised and Beaten
26. Change of Plans
27. A Little Incitement
28. Where Is the Money?
29. Last Men Standing
30. About That Watch...
31. For Old Chimes' Sake
32. "Maybe Next Time"
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Menu

Disc #1 -- For a Few Dollars More: Feature Film
   Play
   Language Selection
      Language and Audio
         English 5.1 Dolby Surround
         English Mono
         French Dolby Surround
         Spanish Mono
         Feature Commentary by Noted Film Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Feature Commentary by Noted Film Historian Sir Christopher Frayling: On
      Feature Commentary by Noted Film Historian Sir Christopher Frayling: Off
Disc #2 -- For a Few Dollars More: Special Features
   Featurettes
      A New Standard (Frayling on the Film)
      Back for More (Clint Eastwood Remembers the Film)
      Tre Voci (Three Friends Remember Sergio Leone)
      For a Few Dollars More: The Original American Release Version
      Location Comparisons
   Radio Spots
   Trailers
      Original Theatrical Trailer
      Fistful of Dollars/For a Few Dollars More
      The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Collector's Edition
      The Great Escape
      Hoosiers Collector's Edition
      Raging Bull Collector's Edition
      The Rocky Anthology
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Among the greatest Westerns ever.

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My favorite western

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    3 out of 10

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Essential Western.

    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.

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