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
079283805X
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 GOO NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (176 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Good, the bad & the ugly

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VonHafenstaaad
Jan 19, 2018

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.

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TheeAvebury
Jan 04, 2018

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.

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Maoisdead
Jan 04, 2018

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.

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Gizmo_Joe
Dec 01, 2017

Completely over-rated. A total waste of time. A horribly callous mentality prevails throughout. Eastwood's character sucks

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Lex
Sep 13, 2017

A classic. One of the best movies made. IMDb gives it 8.9, which is a remarkably high score.

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Latin_Thinker
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.

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HarmonyPeaceLove
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.

dafydd Mar 14, 2014

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

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Monolith
Nov 12, 2012

The quintessential Spaghetti Western from the master, Sergio Leone. His stylized vision singularly and effectively revitalized the genre. This is one rare example where the third film in a 'threequel' surpasses the first two. From his dramatic closeups, to the unmistakeable score from maestro Ennio Morricone, to the cast... Hawk-nosed Lee Van Cleef as 'Angel Eyes' was one nasty looking dude. Clint's ('Blondie'? His hair was brown...) career exploded immediately after AND because of this flick. And you can't disregard Eli Wallach's slimy, sniveling 'Tuco' for comic relief. (It took tremendous b*lls on his part to pull off the train/handcuff removal scene.) A monumental film. Don't forget the meatballs and chianti with that spaghetti. FIVE STARS.

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Monolith
Nov 12, 2012

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

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Monolith
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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