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Thursday, May 15, 2014

UPDATE: 4k Remaster of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly on Blu-ray

On June 3rd MGM will rerelease The Man with No Name Trilogy on blu-ray, this time including a new 4k remaster of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The previous edition was released in in 2010, and at that time was the only way to get A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More on blu-ray.  The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly disc that was included in this set was a copy of a previously released disc from 2009.  That edition was far inferior in image quality to the Italian blu-ray released around the same time.  Sadly the Italian version did not feature an English audio option.




**6/13/2014 Update - Full Disc Review HERE


The Press release information is now available.  It looks like A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More will be direct copies of what has been previously released.  The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly disc will be from a new 4k remaster, and it looks like all the extras are the same

Press Release below:

The Sergio Leone “Spaghetti Westerns” did not simply add a new chapter to the genre...they reinvented it. From his shockingly violent and stylized breakthrough, A Fistful Of Dollars, to the film Quentin Tarantino calls “the best-directed movie of all time,” The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, Leone’s vision elevated Westerns to an entirely new art form. This definitive Leone collection of the most ambitious and influential Westerns ever made includes more than five hours of special features that uncover buried gold in these gritty classics – plus a NEWLY REMASTERED version of The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.

Disc 1: A Fistful of Dollars Blu-ray
  • The Christopher Frayling Archives: Fistful of Dollars
  • Feature Commentary by noted Film Historian – Sir Christopher Frayling
  • A New Kind of Hero
  • A Few Weeks in Spain: Clint Eastwood on the Experience of Making the Film
  • Tre Voci: Fistful of Dollars
  • Not Ready for Primetime: Renowned filmmaker Monte Hellman discusses the television broadcast of A Fistful of Dollars
  • The Network Prologue - with Harry Dean Stanton
  • Location Comparisons: Then to now
  • 10 Radio Spots
  • Double Bill Trailer
  • Fistful of Dollars Trailer

Disc 2: For a Few Dollars More Blu-ray
  • The Christopher Frayling Archives: For a Few Dollars More
  • Feature Commentary by noted Film Historian – Sir Christopher Frayling
  • A New Standard (Frayling on For a Few Dollars More)
  • Back for More (Clint Eastwood remembers For a Few Dollars More)
  • Tre Voci: For a Few Dollars More
  • For a Few Dollars More: The Original American Release Version
  • Location Comparisons
  • 12 Radio spots
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc 3: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Remastered Blu-ray
  • Leone's West
  • The Leone Style
  • The Man Who Lost the Civil War
  • Reconstructing The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  • Il Maestro: Ennio Morricone and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Part One
  • Il Maestro: Ennio Morricone and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Part Two
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Tuco Torture Scene
  • The Socorro Sequence: A Reconstruction
  • Vignettes
  • Uno, Due, Tre
  • Italian Lunch
  • New York Actor
  • Gun in Holster
  • Audio Commentary from Film Historian Richard Schickel
  • Audio Commentary from Christopher Frayling
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • French Trailer

The Man With No Name Trilogy Blu-ray
Street Date: June 3, 2014
Prebook Date: April 30, 2014
Screen Format: Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: Disc 1: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Mono, Spanish Mono, French DTS 5.1
Disc 2: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Mono, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc 3: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Dolby Digital 1.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
French DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH/Spanish/French
U.S. Rating: R
Total Run Time: 423 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes

You can order the new set here:




Below is a blow up to show the quality difference betrween the current USA MGM (left), and Italian Mondo (right).


Full comparison of the US vs. Italian editions were featured in a previous blog entry here



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