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Thursday, March 9, 2017

New Blu-ray Release - 50th Anniversary The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

This release comes from Kino Lorber, who also put out Sabata, Barquero, Captain Apache, and Bad Man's River on blu here in the US.

Full information below!  This will be the first Blu-ray release to feature the US theatrical cut of the film.  I am hoping beyond hope we get a better master than the yellow travesty MGM put out in 2014 that I reviewed here and here.  Updates to follow-

Coming this Summer on DVD and Blu-ray!
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967) (50th Anniversary Edition)
Includes both Original U.S. Theatrical Cut, available for the first time in HD and the extended cut. 
Disc 1 
• 4K transfer of the Original U.S. Theatrical Cut
• New Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
• “Trailers From Hell” with Ernest Dickerson
• Newly Restored 2.0 Mono Audio
• M.O.S. Deleted Scene of Blondie in the desert finding skeletons
• Trailers for Sergio Leone Westerns
• Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
• English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio
• AND MORE – to be announced

Disc 2: 
• 4K transfer of the Extended Cut
• Newly Restored 2.0 Mono Audio
• Audio Commentary By Acclaimed Film Historian Richard Schickel
• Audio Commentary By Noted Cultural Historian Christopher Frayling
• Leone's West: Making Of Documentary
• The Leone Style: On Sergio Leone Featurette
• The Man Who Lost The Civil War: Civil War Documentary
• Reconstruction The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
• II Maestro: Ennio Morricone and The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Featurette
• Deleted Scenes
• Original U.S. Theatrical Trailer
• Original French Theatrical Trailer
• English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio
• Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono

1 comment:

  1. Read about this last week on another site and several people who were Clint or Leone fans said they wouldn't buy if it's still yellow. One man likes the original US cut United Artists demanded to get the film less than 2 hours long the best. Says the pacing is much better and you don't miss that much Clint. But us Lee fans like the Italian version best because two of Lee's key scenes which explain how he suddenly has gang members with him as he and Lee ride for the gold and how he managed to get in the Union Army camp as a Sargent. The narrative is too choppy without those scenes to me. And today this film is regarded as one of THE classic westerns of all time. It is mentioned in the same breath with High Noon, Stagecoach, Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and Shane all over the net.