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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, a review by dfmorgan


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly


Part of
The Spaghetti Western Trilogy


Year: 1966
Director: Sergio Leone
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach
Overview: Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is even gutsier on Blu-ray!

With a saddlebag full of special features, including commentaries, featurettes, deleted scenes and more, it's the most exciting version of this groundbreaking western available! The inimitable "Man With No Name" (Clint Eastwood) teams up with two gunslingers (Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach) to pursue a fortune in stolen gold. But teamwork doesn't come naturally to the outlaws, and they soon discover that their greatest challenge is to stay alive in a country ravaged by war. Forging a vibrant and yet detached style of action never before seen and not matched since, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly shatters the western mold in true Eastwood style!

Watched: 20th Jun 2010
My Thoughts: The third film in the trilogy and to my mind the best one. Like For A Few Dollars More this film is not actually part of a Sergio Leone trilogy even though Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef may look like the characters in that film. This is one film I do enjoy watching and again the music forms an important part in setting the scenes and making the moods along with the individual motifs for the lead roles. Upgrade worthy again a yes, this time the video didn't have the grain of the previous two although there did appear to be a strange effect on the faces of the 3 gunslingers at the beginning of the film when their faces were in close-up. The audio is DTS HD-MA 5.1 once more with limited sound placement.

My Rating: A very enjoyable 5

Dave

(From Dave's DVD/Blu-ray Reviews on June 20th, 2010)

Member's Reviews

Fight Club, a review by addicted2dvd



Title: Fight Club
Year: 1999
Director: David Fincher
Rating: R
Length: 139 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, English: Dolby Digital EX: 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Stars:
Edward Norton
Brad Pitt
Meat Loaf [Meat Loaf Aday]
Zach Grenier
Richmond Arquette
David Andrews

Plot:
A ticking-time bomb insomniac (Edward Norton) and a slippery soap salesman (Brad Pitt) channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until a sensuous eccentric (Helena Bonham Carter) gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

The New York Times raved that FIGHT CLUB "just might require another viewing." Here's your chance. Brace yourself.

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Feature Trailers
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Gallery
Production Notes
Multi-angle
Music Videos
Outtakes/Bloopers
Closed Captioned
THX
Booklet

My Thoughts:
This is another movie I haven't watched in years! And it is one that I only watched once when I first bought it back in 2000. Not because it is a bad movie... I enjoyed it quite a bit. I just sometimes have a problem going back to movies that are 2hrs long or more. So it takes me years like this. While this is a good and entertaining movie... it is also one you need to give your full attention to. Or you could get a little confused. This is one of the few movies that I actually like Brad Pitt in. I always felt him to be an over rated actor... but he is perfect in this role.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From My Alphabet Marathon Reviews on July 3rd, 2010)

Member's TV Reviews

Angel Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd


Angel: Season 3

1. Heartthrob
Original Air Date: 9/24/2001
Even as Angel mourns Buffy's death, he must do battle against a vampire he was friends with back in the 18th century Marseilles - and whose girlfriend he has just killed.

Guest Stars:
Julie Benz
Ron Melendez
Kate Norby
Keith Szarabajka
Matthew James

My Thoughts:
This is a good episode... though I must admit I was expecting more from the first episode of a season. As you can see from the screen cap above... this one does have a flashback... which I normally love on this series.... but while it was good it didn't impress me quite as much as the previous ones all did. This is really an average episode at best.

My Rating:

(From Angel Marathon on March 9th, 2010)