The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

DVD - 1998
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During the American Civil War, three men seek hidden loot. With greed as their sole motivation, they overcome anything that gets in their way--including each other. Very violent and drawn out western.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : MGM/UA Home Video, c1998
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9780792838050
Branch Call Number: DVD Western GOOD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (176 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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During the American Civil War, three men seek hidden loot. With greed as their sole motivation, they overcome anything that gets in their way--including each other. The last, and arguably the best, movie in Sergio Leone's The Man With No Name Trilogy.

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Jul 04, 2017

This is an all time cinema classic Western. It is a unique western with a different plot. The three stars, Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef, each give magnificent performances. The plot is utterly fascinating, having you wondering until the very end how it will turn out. The scenery is absolutely beautiful when it is not cruel. The movie is filled with varied scenarios, each somehow related to the main plot. This is a must see movie for anyone who has ever watched a motion picture and a grand prize for Clint Eastwood fans.

Jun 27, 2017

Sergio Leone's grandiose 1966 western epic is nothing less than a masterclass in movie storytelling, a dynamic testament to the sheer, invigorating uniqueness of cinema.

May 08, 2017

Leone reaches the level of absolute perfection in this third film of his Dollar Trilogy, a magnificent Spaghetti Western - arguably the best of them all - that features fantastic performances, an unforgettable score and a sublime, breathtaking cinematography.

Oct 31, 2016

The best of the Dollars trilogy by far and chronologically precedes the other two in the Leone-verse. The blue ray is the one to buy (not borrow!) as there's about 20 extra minutes in it.

May 05, 2016

The greatest movie ever made, bar none. Forget Citizen Kane. Forget Casablanca. THIS is the standard by which all others are judged. This type of cinematic perfection has yet to be reproduced anywhere since and probably never will. From Clint's steely eyed stare, to Tuco's wild feral look, to Angel Eyes' cold cruel demeanor, this movie presents a believably effective character study of 3 very different personalities all vying for the same goal: a fortune in military cash. One of them will do everything to get it, one of them will do anything to get it, and the third will do anything to get it first and keep the other two from succeeding. Brilliant cinematography, acting (especially from the late great Eli Wallach) directing (from the equally late and great Sergio Leone) along with an unforgettable soundtrack (by the brilliant musical prodigy Ennio Morricone) and remarkable set pieces combine to create an epic of timeless proportions. The movie even looks incredible despite being filmed in the late 60's!
If you love movies, if you appreciate a good story along with nail biting action, you cannot go through life without seeing this one.
THE GOOD: Everything.
THE BAD: Nothing.
THE UGLY: The bad and the ugly have passed. God rest their souls.

Apr 20, 2016

On my top movies of all time and for sure the best western other than The Unforgiven.

Jun 16, 2015

I remember watching this movie as a young kid at the drive-ins with my parents & siblings. We didn't really care about the movie since it was just about a bunch of cowboys shooting at each other & I really didn't care for western movies much, but this one is a classic & it was good not the best but good to watch at least once

Marinetti Apr 14, 2015

Another Sergio Leone masterpiece.

4book1 Aug 04, 2014

If you like cheese with your spaghetti you'll enjoy "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" All the protagonists are crack shots and have astounding recuprative powers.

Jul 28, 2014

Nearly 50 years old and it still retains its power. Eastwood gives possibly the best of his enigmatic western anti-hero performances here. (The exception may be his damaged "Unforgiven" gunfighter a quarter century or so later; in fact the two films bookend Eastwood's amazing cowboy career).
Clint Eastwood, as surely everyone knows by now, is the determined and resourceful "Good" of the title; he is partnered memorably by the "Bad," veteran actor Lee Van Cleef, playing an implacable gunman who watches, plots, and observes everything with a kind of dark amusement right up to the end, and the "Ugly," the great character actor Eli Wallach, here a more desperate and panicked version of the desperado leader he played in "The Magnificent Seven" six or seven years earlier.
The extraordinary close-ups, violent action, and stunning long shot vistas revolutionized the American western film (reportedly much to the dismay of fellow icon John Wayne, who once wrote Eastwood an angry letter), and as others have noted here Ennio Morricone's operatic score is as essential a part of this film as Eastwood himself.
Denigrated and dismissed by many critics upon its original release, "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" is now an acknowledged masterpiece and art house classic. To get the full effect, try if you can to see this film on a big screen in a movie theater like The Music Box or at least on as wide a television screen as possible. Watch for the dizzying, thrilling camera work at the end as the half-crazed Tuco (Wallach) dashes through a cemetery at increasing speed, back and forth, back and forth as he searches desperately for a gravestone marked "Arch Stanton" while Morricone's majestic music ("The Ecstasy of Gold") towers and swells, urging him on.

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Jul 23, 2014

"There are two kinds of people in the world, my friend! Ones with loaded guns and ones who dig ... you dig!

Jun 20, 2013

tsk tsk such ingratitude after all the times I've saved your life

aaa5756 Mar 29, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

Nov 12, 2012

Tuco (after shooting a talkative one armed assassin from his bathtub): "When you have to shoot, shoot! Don't talk."

Nov 12, 2012

Blondie (to Tuco): “You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.”


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