Sergio Leone Westerns: 2-Disc Special Editions - £3 each @ ASDA (IN-STORE)

Sergio Leone Westerns: 2-Disc Special Editions - £3 each @ ASDA (IN-STORE)

Found 27th May 2009
IN-STORE ONLY. Next best are varying prices. Cheaper than buying the boxset with the three Eastwood films in (and only slightly more if you want A Fistful of Dynamite).

All £3 each:
A Fistful of Dollars: Two-Disc Special Edition
For A Few Dollars More: Two-Disc Special Edition
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Extended Edition): Two-Disc Special Edition
A Fistful of Dynamite (AKA Duck You Sucker): Two-Disc Special Edition

A Fistful Of Dollars (1964): In his own way he is perhaps, the most dangerous man who ever lived! 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 (1965): The man with no name is back... The man in black is waiting... a walking arsenal - he uncoils, strikes and kills! 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 (1966): For three men the civil war wasn''t hell. It was practice! The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, written by Age Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni and Sergio Leone is 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 Van Cleef 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. This special edition DVD has been restored to its full length with the addition of three missing scenes from the original Italian version.

A Fistful of Dynamite (Duck You Sucker) (1971): When an Irish terrorist with an obsession for dynamite teams up with a Mexican peasant-turned-revolutionary, the results are explosive! Starring Oscar winner Rod Steiger and western veteran James Coburn, A Fistful of Dynamite is an action-packed tale of power and politics from the acclaimed director of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More! Juan Miranda (Steiger) is a cigar-chomping, salt-of-the-earth peasant with a Robin Hood heart. John Mallory (Coburn) is a dynamite-tossing Irish revolutionary who has fled to Mexico to practise his skills. Together, they're a devilishly volatile mix of anti-establishment philosophies and violent tendencies as they attempt to liberate political prisoners, defend their compatriots against a well-equipped militia, and risk their lives on a train filled with explosives!
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Good price for great movies, I would have bought these except for the fact that good, bad & ugly is out on blu ray & no doubt the other two are close behind.
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Fantastic films, bought them all on release day for £15 each. £3 is a steal.

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