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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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

Fully restored extended version; Audio commentary by acclaimed film historian Richard Schickel; Audio commentary by noted cultural historian Christopher Frayling; Leone's West: making-of documentary; The Leone style: on Sergio Leone featurette; The Man Who Lost the Civil War: Civil War documentary; Reconstructing the Good, the Bad and the Ugly; Deleted scenes; Il Maestro: Ennio Morricone and the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Featurette on composer Ennio Morricone; Original theatrical trailer, french trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
The last and grandest film in the "Dollars" trilogy, Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966) is actually a prequel, featuring Clint Eastwood's serape-less Blondie in a search for stolen gold during the Civil War. While the titular trio's quest seems simple, Leone renders the proceedings epic through the constant intrusions of a chaotic, war-torn universe. Rather than an ideal space, Leone's widescreen desiccated western landscape is a harsh environment ruled by brutality, but, as Eastwood's ironically labeled "Good" affirms upon witnessing a fruitless military battle, state-sanctioned bloodshed is even more destructive than individual venality. Still, Blondie's dry wit and Eli Wallach's buffoonish "Ugly" inject the violence with dark humor, while Ennio Morricone's famed score alternates between stately and tongue-in-cheek. In a final shootout set in an enormous circular cemetery and composed of extreme close-ups of the three leads, Leone sends Eastwood's Man With No Name out on a properly operatic yet wry note. The "good" triumphs, but, in Leone's West, it's all relative. Greeted with critical disdain for its stylistic flourishes and sadism, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly became a hit, and Leone's artistic influence can be seen from Eastwood's directorial work to John Woo's action theatrics.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/12/2009
  • UPC: 883904140917
  • Original Release: 1966
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  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Region Code: A
  • Time: 2:41:00
  • Format: Blu-ray

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clint Eastwood The Good
Eli Wallach Tuco, the Ugly
Lee Van Cleef The Bad
Aldo Giuffré
Rada Rassimov
Mario Brega
Luigi Pistilli
Chelo Alonso
Silvana Bacci
Antonio Casas
Livio Lorenzon
Enzo Petito
Aldo Sambrell
Claudio Scarchelli
Sandro Scarchelli
Benito Stefanelli
Sergio Mendizabal
Technical Credits
Sergio Leone Director, Screenwriter
Age Screenwriter
Eugene Alabiso Editor
Eros Bacciucchi Special Effects
Nino Baragli Editor
Rino Carboni Makeup
Tonino Delli Colli Cinematographer
Gonzalo Gavira Sound/Sound Designer
Franco di Giacomo Camera Operator
Alberto Grimaldi Producer
Mickey Knox Original Story
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Bruno Nicolai Musical Direction/Supervision
Giancarlo Santi Asst. Director
Furio Scarpelli Screenwriter
Carlo Simi Art Director, Costumes/Costume Designer
Luciano Vincenzoni Screenwriter
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    There are two kinds of people in this world

    I am not exaggerating when I say that this may be the greatest movie of all time. The theme of man's battle against his own nature is so sweepingly (and brutally) depicted. It's a battle we will never win. for we are the good, the bad, and the ugly. a losing battle in a series of losing battles fought with extreme veracity in an endless war where the casualties mount with every sweep of Leone's blood-stained eye. And all three main characters (and we) know this all too well. but that doesn't mean they hesitate for a second to journey head-long into that final beautiful standoff. and we're left with no sunset to ride off into. just the burning image of a lone rider. A solitary figure. Disappearing on the horizon.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Plot barely even matters, that's how good the cast and score is.

    Plot barely even matters, that's how good the cast and score is. The double-crossing is constant and exhilarating, and the action is tight, quick, and cool. Hard to top this.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    one very amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Baddest of the Great Leone Trilogy.

    An amazing piece of the Sphagetti Western cinema art that could only fit the sensational sixties.The Blue Ray presentation is yet another excuse to see this masterpiece by Sergio Leone again, if you have seen it before. For the uninitiated, however, it provides a rude and ravishing introduction to a superb actor in making. Clint Eastwood, by now, an established "man with no name' gets the amusing Eli Wallach as the partner in crime and ruthless Lee Van Cliff as the real foe. It is easy to see why a movie becomes a treasure in any form be it and old VHS or the DVD or the Special edition and lastly, the Collector's edition. what is clearly appealing about the Blue Ray format, is the phenomenal picture quality detailing the finer aspects of the sizzling scenery and the astounding quality of the sound of music by 'everybody loves" Ennio Morricone that plays in your brain waves over and over again. The thrill does not get old no matter how old classic it is and how senile you feel watching this Baddest Leone Western.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Classic film

    A must see for all film lovers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Greatest Movie Ever Made!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "There are two kinds of men in the world..."

    If every genre has its apothesis, for the spaghetti Western it is the Good, Bad and the Ugly. Continually watched over generations, this film never disappoints. Clint Eastwood as Blondie is at its hippest. What's so great about this movie is that it never lives up to any stereotypes of the West. Nobody in this is really noble, in fact, all of them are equally despicable. The first Western to live up to the standards of realism, the quickest, smartest, and the luckiest are the only ones to survive, not the "good, the bad and the ugly."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My favorite movie of all time!!!

    This movie has great action, comedy, and excellent acting. Also it is the extended, almost all the original version which I love. I like my movies long, as long as they have great action like this outstanding movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Also Recommended: "For a few dollars more" is very good but not a classic. If possible, watch this first then G.B.andU. "Fistful of Dollars" has a tiny budget but is interesting to watch. The plot is ripped off from the dark comedie(Japanese?) "Yojimbo". Warning: "Fistful" lacks any shred of epicness. I do NOT recommend "Once upon a time in the west". It probably is just me but I wasn't at all interested in the characters. Somehow it all just seemed fake and pointless, and a step backward from the perfection of "The Good, The Bad , And the Ugly". And then of course there's Apocalyse Now, Dr. Strangelove, anything monty python related,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    I realize some people won't be interested in the immortal characters and epic grandeur (most teens dont get westerns), so here are some reasons the film Must be at least appreciated by everybody: the music is perfect. ya know, that "ahh-ee-ah-ee-ahhhh wa-WA-waa" plus the guitar. To demonstrate the other reason I will use an example from "For a Few Dollars More" which I am stealing from Roger Ebert's review (the second in the trilogy). At one point, the good guys and the bad guys are walking toward each other in the middle of town. They start off far away and shown together but then the cemera just switches back forth between showing the good guys and the bad guys up close from the side. It is obvious that the two groups are now very close, and it has allready been told in the plot that everyone here has superhuman marksmanship. They stop. It seems only when the camera again shows both groups together do they fire. This isnt just stylized work it is as if the two are in separate worlds until they are shown together. There is a better example of what I'm trying to say in this film but I down want to give some of the the plot away. If you've already seen it, read this backwards: okuT stih sih deah no a enotsevarg dna ylno neht ew dna mih eciton eht daryevarg, hcihw saw ni sih realc weiv eht elohw emit dna dlouhs evah neeb ni sruo. please see part two.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    2 out of 10

    The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly is boring as hell. I hated the characters. The film work is awful. I got sick and tired when the camera gets so close to those actors' faces and keeps at it for a good minute. Tuco, played by Eli Wallach, is most loathed character in this movie, making The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly a terrible film to watch. Lee Van Cleef comes very close to being hated, carrying the same hate I have had for him in the last film, For A Few Dollars More. I wished Sergio Leone went with the idea of making Clint Eastwood the primary character in the whole trilogy like he did for A Fistful of Dollars. In the end, I got more and more disappointed. The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly is a complete drag from the start to the end. It gets so tiresome by watching the staring contest, the chief reason for the drag of the film. Moreover, there are high degrees of stupidity involved in this film as well. For an example, I see that Tuco escaped with a confederate soldier handcuffed to him. As he escaped, there are other soldiers looking on just to the left. I was wondering where is the alarm. Seems like as if nothing has happened. It gets stupider later. By the time we make the cemetery scene, I got nauseous by watching Tuco going whirl around with the scene getting all screwed up in a blur. The whole trilogy consisting of A Fistful of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, and The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly has become the good, the bad, and the boring for me.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Greatest Frickin Movie Ever Made

    OK, probably not. But my all-time favorite. There is a peculiar elegance to this sordid and depraved and exuberant mutilation of all that is good and decent in human nature. The Good (Eastwood) is not; he's just smarter and shoots faster than the Bad (Van Cleef, who looks amazingly like a six-foot rat, but ironically is the only character of the titled that has standards), and the Ugly, portrayed with magnificent sprezzatura by Eli Wallach. The camera work is absolutely brilliant; and the soundtrack is lush, gorgeous, and jarring. And, in this amoral universe populated by people who are fun to watch but about whom you don't really care, director Leone cuts in with priceless little moments of pathos-and then cuts back immediately to the greed. A treasure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2004

    'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'

    'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' is an intelligent western. Sergio Leone truly was in his element here. The script is well written and keeps the viewer entertained. It has some humor, lots of action and tons of splendid acting. Clint Eastwood and the other headliners put forth stunning performances - but don't sell the supporting cast short. There are a couple memorable characters in this film. Keep your eyes open for the Union Captian at the bridge about mid-way through. 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' is a movie worth watching once - and one that could easily become a favorite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Sergio Leone Classic.

    This movie is a good example of a western from the 1960's. The movie was made in 1966. Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach star in this motion picture. The classic scene in the contest scene were the three main characters get in a circle and see who can draw the fastest. You will be amazed on how Sergio Leone makes alot of different camera angles. When it gets close to the time to shot the guns he puts the camera in different places very quickly. This film is a must see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Way Cool Western

    This movie is weird, but I like it anyways. Clint Eastwood's character is calm, cool, and collected. The guy who plays Tuco, is gross and devious. The man who plays Angel Eyes is very evil, and scandelous. I loved the scenery in this movie. The sun drenched atmosphere really sets the mood for this classic western.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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