Spaghetti Westerns Collection (5.1/DTS) : Fistful of Dollars / For a Few Dollars More / The Good, The Bad and the Ugly [6 DVD Boxset] £9.39 (with voucher) + Free Delivery/Quidco @ The Hut - HotUKDeals
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Contains the three great Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Westerns: A Fistful Of Dollars; For A Few Dollars More and The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.
A Fistful Of Dollars: Clint Eastwood's stunning Spaghetti Western debut. When the Man With No Name rides into town, the rival gangs of the Baxters and the Rojos soon find themselves fighting each other. As the lean, cold-eyed cobra-quick gunfighter, Clint became the first of the Western's anti-herores. 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 accentuated by renowned 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 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 startingly influential in future westerns. Sergio Leone's direction is both violent and 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: By far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever attempted, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is an engrossing actioner shot through with a volatile mix of myth and realism. Clint Eastwood returns for a final appearance as the invincible Man With No Name, this time teaming with two gunslingers (Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef) to pursue a cache of $200,000 - and letting no one, not even warring factions in a civil war, stand in their way. From sun-drenched panoramas to bold hard closeups, exceptional camera work captures the beauty and cruelty of the barren landscape and the hardened characters who stride unwaveringly through it. Forging a vibrant and yet detached style of action that had not been seen before, and has never been matched since, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly shatters the western in true Clint Eastwood style. The complex plot of bloodshed and betrayal winds its way through the American Civil War, filmed to resemble the French battlefields of WW1, to end in a climactic 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:
Fully restored with extended footage
Audio commentary by Sir Christopher Frayling
'A New Kind Of Hero' - documentary about Sergio Leone
'A Few Weeks Off In Spain' - Interview with Clint Eastwood
'Cinque Voci' - featurette
'Not Ready For Primetime' - Monye Hellman discusses the prologue
Additional scene - 'The Network Prologue'
'Restoration, Italian Style' - featurette
'Location comparisons' - featurette
Rare double-bill trailer of A Fistful Of Dollars and For A Few Dollars More
Radio spots
'The Lost Prologue' - prologue shot in the 1970's with Harry Dean Stanton
Collector's gallery
Interactive menus
Scene selection
For A Few Dollars More:
Fully restored with extended footage
Audio commentary by Sir Christopher Frayling
'A New Standard' - Sir Christopher Frayling on Sergio Leone
'Back For More' - Interviews with Clint Eastwood
'Tre Voci' - Interviews on Sergio Leone
'For A Few Dollars More: The Original American Release Version' - featurette on alternative versions
'Restoration notebook'
'Location comparisons'
Rare Double-bill trailer
Original theatrical trailer
Collector's gallery
Radio spots
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly:
'Leone's West' documentary on the making of the film with Eastwood and Wallach, and producer Alberto Grimaldi
'Leone's Style' documentary on the impact of Leone's Spaghetti Western phenomenon with Eastwood, Wallach, Grimaldi and genre expert and historian Richard Schickel
'The Man Who Lost the Civil War' documentary into the background of the setting of the film
An audio commentary with genre expert and film historian Richard Schickel
'Restoring The Good The Bad and The Ugly' featurette on reconstruction and re-recording of audio tracks
'The Secorro Sequence: A Reconstruction', an animated gallery of missing sequences with stills and footage
Never-before-scene extended Tuco Torture scene, which was dropped from all theatrical versions
'Il Maetsro' featurette featuring Variety music critic on the creation of Ennio Morricone's unforgettable score
'Il Maestro Part 2' audio featurette offering an extended insight into Morricone's music
French trailer which includes clips deleted from the final version
4 Easter Eggs
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#1
Have realy got into westerns lately, have ordered. Heat added
[mod]#2
solidamber
Have realy got into westerns lately, have ordered. Heat added


Well, what can I say. They do not get any better than this. Fact.
#3
andywedge
Well, what can I say. They do not get any better than this. Fact.


[cough]Once Upon A Time In The West[/cough]
[mod]#4
mekon
[cough]Once Upon A Time In The West[/cough]


Well, it is THE other Leone part of this "quadrology"

Leone wanted Clint to play Harmonica, but he turned it down. And Bronson got the gig.

All here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_Upon_a_Time_in_the_West

Would have been quite a different film having Clint instead of Charles. However, I agree 100%. They don't get better than Leone Westerns.

[SIZE="1"]Fistful of Dynamite is OK[/SIZE]
#5
andywedge
Well, it is THE other Leone part of this "quadrology"

Leone wanted Clint to play Harmonica, but he turned it down. And Bronson got the gig.

All here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_Upon_a_Time_in_the_West

Would have been quite a different film having Clint instead of Charles. However, I agree 100%. They don't get better than Leone Westerns.

[SIZE="1"]Fistful of Dynamite is OK[/SIZE]


Fistful Of Dynamite is a real unsung hero - I know it doesn't have that thing that the previous for have, partly because of the fact that Leone didn't intend to direct (ahem, under his own name) but it is a beautiful film with so much to be discovered if you open your eyes - trust me, it's a real grower!
[mod]#6
ElBuc
Fistful Of Dynamite is a real unsung hero - I know it doesn't have that thing that the previous for have, partly because of the fact that Leone didn't intend to direct (ahem, under his own name) but it is a beautiful film with so much to be discovered if you open your eyes - trust me, it's a real grower!


I've got all Leone's films (and Morricone CD's all over the darn place).
#7
andywedge
I've got all Leone's films (and Morricone CD's all over the darn place).


Have you seen The Great Silence yet? Corbucci's best IMHO - if you haven't seen it then get it and watch it - but do not read the sleeve, or anything about it, do not watch the extras etc... and let me know what you think...

The reasons for the above lark is that there are really annoying in-your-face spoilers which, for full enjoyment, you should not see.
#8
Voucher's expired, but still a great deal, thank OP
[mod]#9
avid fan
Voucher's expired, but still a great deal, thank OP


Voucher hasn't expired. Some smart**** has expired it. You can still use it.:thumbsup:
#10
I've already posted this on another thread. This boxset has all these movies plus Hang 'Em High for £8.99 get 5% Quidco and free delivery as well: http://hmv.com/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=280;-1;-1;-1;-1&sku=659605 You get more movies for your money with this boxset, just over £2 per movie.
#11
anyone received theirs yet? why are the disks marked D1 up to D1+D2+D4 with no tiles or mention of this in the booklet.
[mod]#12
Haggle
I've already posted this on another thread. This boxset has all these movies plus Hang 'Em High for £8.99 get 5% Quidco and free delivery as well: http://hmv.com/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=280;-1;-1;-1;-1&sku=659605 You get more movies for your money with this boxset, just over £2 per movie.


6 discs here. Fully restored. Better value. Better boxset.
The one at HMV is not restored etc and is just the movies on one disc.
[mod]#13
solidamber
anyone received theirs yet? why are the disks marked D1 up to D1+D2+D4 with no tiles or mention of this in the booklet.


Not got mine yet.

What do you mean exactly? Not sure what you are asking. Might make more sense when the boxset arrives. There are 6 discs aren't there?
#14
andywedge
Not got mine yet.

What do you mean exactly? Not sure what you are asking. Might make more sense when the boxset arrives. There are 6 discs aren't there?


yes 6 disks, wait and you will see what I mean.
[mod]#15
solidamber
yes 6 disks, wait and you will see what I mean.


Ahhhhh

I see what you mean:?

Makes it a bit confusing as to what sisc you are putting in the DVD player.:?

Still; it's a lucious set :-D
#16
Yes the good the bad ect is a resored version with scenes never seen before that have recently been dubbed by some of the original cast....cant wait to watch it.

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