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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

(DVD - 1998)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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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.

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Publisher: Culver City, CA : MGM/UA Home Video, [1998]
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9780792838050
079283805X
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Go
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (176 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Aug 04, 2014
  • 4book1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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
  • mswrite rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Mar 14, 2014
  • dafydd rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome movie, with the best soundtrack I've ever heard. Fantastic final scene.

Dec 30, 2013
  • Aplares rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is probably my favorite movie of all time. Classic Eastwood!

Mar 01, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Truly a really great movie. A must see for all. A++ DVD

Sep 15, 2011
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ugly is really ugly.

Jun 04, 2010
  • The_Bill rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

@VinTek: well, actually THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY is the third movie in THE MAN WITH NO NAME trilogy, so Clint was in at least two other Westerns first. One interesting thing about the first movie, FOR A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, is that it is basically a remake of YOJIMBO, a Kurosawa film about a samurai who fights a rifle-armed villain. If you watch FISTFUL, it's style is super Japanese. This sort of got phased out by GOOD BAD UGLY, but It's cool to see a Japanese story interpreted by an Italian director, with one American actor.

Totally agree on how awesome this movie is, though. Sooo awesome. Big influence on George Lucas, Stephen King, etc. The landscape is beautiful, the guns are thunderous, the men are hard and vicious. A must-see.

Dec 30, 2009
  • VinTeK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

THE classic spaghetti western that led the way to Clint Eastwood's career.

Perhaps one of Leone's best films.

May 12, 2009
  • joseph rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Must See - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) 166 min. Probably THE best western ever made. This Sergio Leono masterpiece is the 3rd of 5 "spaghetti westerns" directed by Leone. The film follows A Fist Full of Dollars (1964) and For a Few Dollars More (1965). Then followed by Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and A Fist Full of Dynamite (1971). The chemistry between the cast including Clint Eastwood (the good), Lee Van Cleef (the bad) and Eli Wallach (the ugly) is perfect. Eli Wallach's great line "When you have to shoot - shoot, don't talk" is in this one. The score by Ennio Morricone is incredible. Borrow this one; it's a "must see".

May 09, 2009
  • yeungr rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Directed by Sergio Leonie, simply one of the best westerns ever made. Scored by Ennio Morricone

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Jul 23, 2014
  • tgwilliams rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Jun 20, 2013
  • tgwilliams rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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

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Jun 19, 2013
  • tgwilliams rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Official Trailer #1 - Clint Eastwood Movie (1966) HD

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Trailer - Directed by Sergio Leone and starring Eli Wallach, Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo GiuffrÈ. A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Apr 30, 2011
  • bobc1029 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Theme from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain! Amazing performance.

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