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    The Spaghetti Western Trilogy

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    The masterworks. The Genius. The Legacy.
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 410 mins
    Retail Price: £39.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    The Sergio Leone "Spaghetti Westerns" did not simply add a new chapter to the genre... they reinvented it. From his shockingly violent and stylized breakthrough, A Fistful Of Dollars, to the film Quentin Tarantino calls "the best directed movie of all time," The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, Leone's vision did for westerns what talkies did for all movies back in the 1920s: it elevated them to an entirely new art form. Fully restored, presented with their best-ever audio, and including audio commentaries, featurettes and more, these films are much more than just the definitive Leone collection... they are the most ambitious and influential westerns ever made.

    A Fistful of Dollars

    The first of the "spaghetti westerns", A Fistful Of Dollars became an instant cult hit. It also launched the film careers of Italian Writer-Director Sergio Leone, and a little known American television actor named Clint Eastwood. As the lean, cold-eye cobra-quick gunfighter - Clint became the first of the "anti-heroes". The cynical, enigmatic loner with a clouded past is the same character Eastwood fans have been savouring ever since. A Fistful Of Dollars is the western taken to the extreme - with unremitting violence, gritty realism and tongue-in-cheek humour. Leone's direction is taut and stylish, and the visuals are striking - from the breathtaking panoramas (in Spain) to the extreme close-ups of quivering lips and darting eyes before the shoot-out begins. And all are accented by renowned film composer Ennio Morricone's quirky, haunting score.

    For a Few Dollars More

    Clint Eastwood had proven so successful in his first foray into European Westerns with A Fistful of Dollars that a follow up sequel was inevitable. Superbly scripted by Luciano Vincenzoni, featuring an unforgettable alliance between ruthless gun-slingers Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef. For a Few Dollars More tells the tale of a ruthless quest to track down the notorious bandit El Indio played by Gian Maria Volonte. The film is also noted for its array of weaponry, a veritable arsenal of rifles that became so operatic and Ennio Morricone's atmospheric score keeps the tension taut as the action moves from Jail breaks and hold-ups to spectacular gun battles.

    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    The third and last western in Clint Eastwood's spaghetti trilogy. Director Sergio Leone substitutes for the upright puritan Protestant ethos, so familiar in Hollywood westerns, a seedy cynical standpoint towards death and mortality, as a team of brutal bandits battle to unearth a fortune buried beneath an unmarked grave. Joining Clint, clearly "The Good", is the irredeemably "Bad" Lee and the resolutely "Ugly" Eli Wallach. The complete plot of bloodshed and betrayal winds its way through the American Civil War, filmed to resemble the French battlefields of World War One, to end in the climatic 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.

    Special Features:
    A Fistful of Dollars:

    A New Kind of Hero
    A few weeks in Spain: Clint Eastwood on the experience of making the film
    Tre Voci: A Fistful of Dollars
    Not ready for Prime Time
    The Network Prologue
    Location Comparisons
    Radio Spots

    For A Few Dollars More:

    A New Standard (Frayling on for a Few Dollars More)
    Back For More (Clint Eastwood remembers For a Few Dollars More)
    Tre Voci: For a Few Dollars More
    For a Few Dollars More: The Original American release version
    Location Comparisons
    Radio Spots

    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly:

    Leone’s West
    The Leone Style
    The Man Who Lost the Civil War
    Reconstructing ‘The Good, The Bad & The Ugly’
    Il Maestro Part 1
    Il Maestro Part 2
    2 x Deleted scenes
    4 x Easter Eggs

    Video Tracks:
    2.35:1 widescreen 1080p

    Audio Tracks:
    DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround English
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Spanish
    DTS 5.1 Surround French
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono Spanish
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono Italian
    DTS 5.1 Surround German
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Portuguese
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround French
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Spanish
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Thai

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Sergio Leone

    Written By:

    Wolfgang Lukschy
    Gian Maria Volonté
    Marianne Koch
    Mara Krup
    Clint Eastwood
    Eli Wallach
    Lee Van Cleef

    Music From:
    Ennio Morricone

    Director of Photography:
    Federico G. Larraya
    Massimo Dallamano
    Tonino Delli Colli

    Roberto Cinquini
    Giorgio Serrallonga
    Adriana Novelli
    Eugenio Alabiso
    Nino Baragli

    Costume Designer:
    Carlo Simi

    Production Designer:
    Carlo Simi

    Peter Saint
    Giorgio Papi
    Arrigo Colombo
    Alberto Grimaldi
    Arturo González
    Carlo Bartolini
    Federico Tofi

    Twentieth Century Fox

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