THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (Extended Version)
(IL BUONO, IL BRUTTO, IL CATTIVO)
1966, MGM/Park Circus, 179 min, Italy, Spain, West Germany, Dir: Sergio Leone

From the opening whistle and whipcrack theme, to the final images of a vast cemetery stretching almost to infinity, THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY is surely one of the bloodiest, funniest and most wickedly entertaining portraits of human corruption ever made. Leone’s surreal masterpiece of the American West during the last days of the Civil War follows a trio of equally violent and unrepentant gunslingers (Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef) who engage in a jawdropping series of double- and triple-crosses to get their hands on a fortune in stolen Confederate gold.


THE GRAND DUEL
IL GRANDE DUELLO
1973, Blue Underground, 98 min, Italy, Dir: Giancarlo Santi

Bloodthirsty bounty hunters are bunching up around the Gila Bend hideout of convicted murderer - or is he? - Peter O’Brien, but ex-lawman Lee Van Cleef has another candidate for the Patriarch’s killer. Former Antonioni/Leone assistant director Santi riffs on the style of the Maestro. Another of Tarantino’s 20 favorite spaghetti Westerns. In English.


SABATA
1969, MGM/Park Circus, 111 min, Italy, Dir: Gianfranco Parolini

A consortium of "respectable" men rob a safe to finance the building of a railroad, only to find themselves up against the soft-spoken gunman Sabata (Lee Van Cleef). In English.


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