The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the third and final Leone/Eastwood collaboration. That bigger-budgeted prequel reunited Eastwood with his Few Dollars costar Lee Van Cleef and welcomed Eli Wallach for a three-hour epic about buried Civil War gold that ends in a classic Mexican standoff. Quentin Tarantino has called it ”the best-directed film of all time,” and from Reservoir Dogs to Django Unchained, you can see Leone’s influence, like a coating of dust, on Tarantino’s entire oeuvre. Of the three films, Fistful is the purest — in both style and story — and Ugly is the most indulgent. Fortunately, though, Ugly is now beautiful. The film has been remastered for Blu-ray, and the sheer heat of the barren country pulsates off the screen. There’s no need to upgrade if you already have the 2010 trilogy collection, which includes the same extras, but this is the best Eastwood collection yet. A
Genre: Western; Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach; Director: Sergio Leone; Runtime (in minutes): 161; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: United Artists (MGM)
Posted June 6 2014 — 12:00 AM EDT
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