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Old 06-15-04, 01:39 AM
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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Blind Buy?

I've been thinking about picking up the new release of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. I've never seen the film, nor do I have much experience with Westerns, but something about this DVD has been enticing me. I've heard great things about the movie. Should I purchase it blind? I'd appreciate any insight you could offer on the film. Thanks.
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yes

IMHO, this is the greatest western ever made. Teh cinematography, editing, direction, music score, and acting are all masterpieces. Grab the recent extended and restored edition (It's in the white cardboard box). You'll be glad you bot this one.
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Yes yes yes, oh god yes!!!

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Yes! I did and now Ive bought the rest of Sergio Leone's westerns.
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[JEDI MIND TRICK]
You will buy TGTB&TU.
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Some people aren't as crazy about GBU as other people, but if you want to check out a Leone western or a spaghetti western in general, this is probably the most accessible of the lot. It has a great mix of action, humor, and style not to mention it's fantastically shot and still looks great after all these years. My favorite is still Once Upon a Time in the West, but start out with The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and then if you like that, feel free to press onward, but if you don't like it then you can pretty much give up on the whole genre.
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Buy TGTBTU and OUATITW while you're on the way.
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Don't forget...

You also have to see "A Fistful of Dynamite", the lost Leone classic (if you can find it, that is).
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GB&U is one of cinema's gems...

RUN, don't walk to the store to buy it... yes buy it.... it should be in every film lover's collection

you will LOVE it

[i hope it hasn't been built up or anything]
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Liking westerns has nothing to do with it - this is simply a great movie. In general, I'm not a fan of the genre, but this is a classic through and through.
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Get it, it's not merely a western, it's a work of art. If you like it, be sure to pick up A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More. Good/Bad/Ugly was actually a prequel to these movies.
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This is the best movie ever made, so pick it up.
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Originally posted by freudguy
be sure to pick up A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More. Good/Bad/Ugly was actually a prequel to these movies.
how do you figure its a prequel to the other two??
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Because he The Man With No Name gets the poncho that he wears in the other two at the very end of GB&U.
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Originally posted by Deke Rivers
how do you figure its a prequel to the other two??
I always saw it as a prequel due to Clint Eastwood's character acquiring his famous poncho and other clothes that are seen in Fistful & A Few Dollars More during the course of Good/Bad/Ugly. In talking with other fans over the years, the consensus is that this is a prequel.

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Originally posted by freudguy
If you like it, be sure to pick up A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More.
Unless you own a 16X9 tele, then don't... They're not anamorphic (and you KNOW there will be another release of these films with a proper transfer at some point, sooner rather than later, I'd wager).

But yeah, GB&U is a great film... Not sure I would recommend it as a blind buy though, depends on your taste in cinema. You should at least give it a rental.

Since we're tossing out the other works of Leone in this thread and offering our opinions... I agree with Joe Molotov. Once Upon A Time In The West is my favorite and may - I said may - be the greatest western ever filmed...

edit - I just browsed your DVD collection... It's mostly horror and sci-fi, so I dunno... You might love it or you might hate it. Try a rental first.

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Originally posted by freudguy
I always saw it as a prequel due to Clint Eastwood's character acquiring his famous poncho and other clothes that are seen in Fistful & A Few Dollars More during the course of Good/Bad/Ugly. In talking with other fans over the years, the consensus is that this is a prequel.
understood..but Lee Van Cleef is dead at the end of TGTBTU ..dont know how he could show up in For a Few Dollarss More if its suppose to take place after
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Originally posted by Deke Rivers
understood..but Lee Van Cleef is dead at the end of TGTBTU ..dont know how he could show up in For a Few Dollarss More if its suppose to take place after
They were different characters. From IMDB:

Per qualche dollaro in più (1965) .... Col. Douglas Mortimer
... aka For a Few Dollars More (1967) (UK) (USA)
... aka Für ein paar Dollar mehr (1966) (West Germany)
... aka For Some Dollars More (1965) (International: English title)
... aka Muerte tenía un precio, La (1966) (Spain)
... aka Por unos cuantos dólares más (1966) (Spain)
... aka Por unos pocos dólares más (1966) (Spain)

Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) .... Sentenza
... aka Bo, el lleig i el dolent, El (1966) (Spain: Catalan title)
... aka Bueno, el feo y el malo, El (1966) (Spain)
... aka Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The (1967) (USA)
... aka Good, the Ugly, the Bad, The (1967) (USA: literal English title)
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Excellent flick. A must for a blind buy
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Originally posted by Deke Rivers
understood..but Lee Van Cleef is dead at the end of TGTBTU ..dont know how he could show up in For a Few Dollarss More if its suppose to take place after

He played two different characters:
Sentenza - GBU
Colonel Mortimer - For a Few Dollars More
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I've introduced many people to GBU over the years and I've never had anyone come back and say they didn't like it. It's a definite blind buy.
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If Lee Van Cleef is playing different characters than so is Clint. In Fistful his name was Joe, in For A Few it was Monco and in GBU it's Blondie. The films have no dirrect connections so they really are not sequels or prequels to one another.
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might want to put spoilers Deke
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might want to put spoilers Deke
sorry..you are right..never thought that there are those out there that have never seen it
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Originally posted by MSD
If Lee Van Cleef is playing different characters than so is Clint. In Fistful his name was Joe, in For A Few it was Monco and in GBU it's Blondie. The films have no dirrect connections so they really are not sequels or prequels to one another.
thats what im thinking
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