Spaghetti Western Collection - A Fistful Of Dollars/The Good, The Bad And The Ugly/For A Few Dollars More [Blu-ray Boxset] £16.15 delivered @ The Hut
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Spaghetti Western Collection - A Fistful Of Dollars/The Good, The Bad And The Ugly/For A Few Dollars More [Blu-ray Boxset] £16.15 delivered @ The Hut

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Found 3rd Jan 2011Made hot 3rd Jan 2011
Three of the best films ever made (fact that also, not just my opinion - my opinion is the three best films ever made). Crying shame Leone made so few films. Never mind though, you can watch the best three (OK, the Once Upon a Time films are up there too), in glorious HD at just over a fiver a film (and that's gotta be a crime they are so cheap). But curse you Leone - you tease us with your awesome film direction and make sod all.

Oh, use code BESTTEN to buy at this price


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.

Titles Comprise:

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
* Trailer

For A Few Dollars More:

* A New Standards (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
* Trailer

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly:

* Leonie’s West
* The Leonie 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

16 Comments

I picked this up a few weeks ago for £9.85

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itsisnot

I picked this up a few weeks ago for £9.85


Get away??? On BluRay?? You got a link? It was £9.85 at Zavvi (and you've been done as it is now £8.85) a few weeks ago on DVD but never seen it as cheap on BluRay
Edited by: "andywedge" 3rd Jan 2011

itsisnot

I picked this up a few weeks ago for £9.85


Where was that? Is the transfer any good on these?
Got the dirty harry boxset and the quality is not that great.

Sorry just checked this was a dvd for £8.95 from Zavvi

A Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly & Hang'em High



It is still available

dvd boxset

very good price!

would love these but now something i'll have to save for!

Thanks for this.

Heat 2u hammy ta

A truly great deal, however I bought TGTBATU when it was first released on bluray from the US & I found it a little difficult to watch as the moving-shot camera shakes are really magnified due to the HD conversion.

It looks great, but did anyone else feel this?

Smoking hot!

I paid twice this and was happy to do so. The films look and sound awesome. Classics.

Great price!!

hermanjelmet

Where was that? Is the transfer any good on these?Got the dirty harry … Where was that? Is the transfer any good on these?Got the dirty harry boxset and the quality is not that great.

The transfer of each film differs. I found the "Fistful of dollars" to be the weakest, picture is dirty and has damage but that due to MGM not making new masters for either of the films. TGTBATU is a nice treat, but far inferior to the Italian release. The real gem here which i noticed is "For a few dollars more" for a film of its age, in one word all i can say is STUNNING! Leones close ups looking astonishing on blu ray. Overall i recommend the boxset highly.

The cheapest price before was £16.07 from Play back in October hotukdeals.com/dea…978

THANKS MAN

Faythur

The cheapest price before was £16.07 from Play back in October … The cheapest price before was £16.07 from Play back in October http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/clint-eastwood-spaghetti-western-co/780978

Yeah i got it at that price. Worth every penny.

Great price, great films, heat added

Love these films, worth a revisit. Thanks Op!
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