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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Blu-ray Update: Kino The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Release

Update regarding the new blu-ray release of The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly, to be released August 15th.

The below update covers extras as well what they are doing to make the US theatrical version more faithful to how it was presented originally (they are creating the 161 minute version from the 179 minute master)

Coming August 15th on DVD and Blu-ray!
Note: We're hoping to add one or two more extras
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (50th Anniversary Edition) - with reversible art

Special Features (Disc 1)
  • 4K transfer of the Original "161 minute" Theatrical Cut
  • New Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
  • "Trailers From Hell" with Ernest Dickerson
  • M.O.S. Deleted Scene of Blondie in the desert finding skeletons
  • Newly Restored 2.0 Mono Audio
  • Trailers for Sergio Leone Westerns
  • Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio
  • Animated Image Galleries

Special Features (Disc 2)
  • 4K transfer of the "179 Minute" 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
  • with optional English subtitles

Besides the color correction (removing the yellowishness) we also made the following corrections and adjustments to create our 161 Minute cut of the Theatrical version:
  • The “flip cut” transition/optical wipe from "Tuco talking to Blondie and taking a bite of his cigar to being hung" was restored to its original version 
  • The fadeout to black of the "gun shop owner with the sign in his mouth" scene is now a cut to exodus scene. 
  • The fadeout of the "Blondie passing out as Tuco is bringing him water" scene happens exactly 1 second later than how it was on old MGM DVD release of the Theatrical Cut. 
  • The dissolve from "night" scene to "coach arriving at the mission" scene now fades up from black 
  • The shot of the train leaving the station (with Tuco and Wallace on it) was supposedly longer in the US theatrical cut, before cutting directly to Tuco in the train and not dissolving out earlier to the early morning camp scene - Our 4K of the 161 minute cut matches the old MGM DVD of the theatrical cut exactly.

The blu-ray will also feature reversible artwork modified from original theatrical posters.  See below-

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