The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo) is a classic Spaghetti Western.

I had seen parts of it on TV multiple times, but never before had seen the whole movie together. So that was a good experience.

However, the print restoration job for this DVD is not that good. At times it looks washed up.

Overall, I would rate it 8/10, but if you haven’t seen it you haven’t seen anything.

By Zack

Dad, gadget guy, bookworm, political animal, global nomad, cyclist, hiker, tennis player, photographer


  1. Oh wow. I can dig Good bad and Ugly anytime. The first time I watched this movie, I must be what, 15 or something. Would you believe it was in local cinema 😛
    Anyways, I liked all three parts of the movie but of course The Good, the bad and Ugly” was the best and last one. I had previously been such a fan of “Once upon a time in West” which was another collaboration of Sergio Leone and legendary music composer, Ennio Morricone.

    I think what sets these movies apart is how much dedication both director and music composer put inot these movies in bringing the images of ol’ west alive and kicking. Of course, it was the mysterious and silent character of Clint Eastwood in the first series of “Good bad and ugly” and real close shots of characters that captured the movie lovers’ attention.

    I personally have admired listening to the music created by Ennio Morricone for the three part series of Good, Bad and Ugly and “once upon a time in west” for long already. Unbelievably haunting, downright riveting and genial. I am bit disappointed and likewise protest for your not mentioning his name in the review 🙁 Otherwise, I totally support your proclamation: if you haven’t seen it you haven’t seen anything.. heheh

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. If you don’t throw me away for having more non-relevant comments, here’s something I wanted to share on impulse obviously. I couldn’t find Ennio Morricone’s performance for “once upon a time in west” or even “once upon a time in America” two of the brilliant works from him for his classfellow/director Sergio Leone but yeah, “the mission” (oddly, Robert Deniro was a peaceful bishop in this movie) soundtrack is still considered his most brilliant work to date.

    Here’s Munich Philharmonic performance on “Gabriel’s Oboe” from the movie The Mission with Ennio Morricone. watch the thing
    you can safely remove this erroneous comment, now 😛

  3. Ejaz: Yeah I should have mentioned the music in my review. And also the way Sergio Leone does closeups and far shots.

  4. The “Dollars” trilogy is one of the best set of films you can watch; right up there with “The Godfather” and “LOTR”.

  5. A Fistful of Dollars

    A Fistful of Dollars is part of the Dollars trilogy by Sergio Leone with Clint Eastwood in the lead role. It is a Classic and definitely worth watching. I rate it 8/10.

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