Excerpt: This is one of my absolute favorites! For me, it's on a short list of greatest movies ever. It has a certain timeless quality and uniqueness like The Wicker Man (orig.), Pierrot Le Fou, Suspiria, etc. Don't get me wrong, I love The man with no name trilogy as well. I definitely am not trying to diminish such masterpieces. For some reason this film's replay value is amazing. It NEVER gets old.
Excerpt: There are huge numbers of westerns that struggle with improbable stories and for me this is one of them. Nothing really made any sense, the action was more of the spoof type or even ghost story and it ran so slow with no real tension. I cannot imagine ever wanting to watch this a second time. It has none of the real tension or sparkle of say Gunfight at the OK Corral or Once Upon a Time in the West.
Excerpt: Universal did a great job on this release, despite no special features included with the release. The quality of the video was really good and better than what I expected with clear and sharp picture The audio sounds great with clear sound and is in English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. Now there is the original trailer included that is not in HD. The release also includes French audio and subtitles for English and Spanish.
I have been waiting for this forever it seems like.
23 October 2013
Excerpt: A big Wow for this transfer. I don't know if there was ever a high def DVD version made but all I had was I think the most recent. It looked bad through my Blu Ray Player and Sharp TV. This is just a flat out 100% improvement . Its a must buy all around for anyone who like Clint. I just don't know why it took this long. Go get it. OH i do wish it came with a cool slip cover but the slip is sorta an ad for other 70s movies and TV. I guess its OK.
Excerpt: Like John Wayne before him, Clint Eastwood will remain connected to the Western genre like white on rice. This 1973 offering is not one of his most better western stories, but it still holds up and plays well enough to enjoy some 40 yrs later. Once again he's a man with no name as he drifts into town only to have trouble find him.
Excerpt: Entertaining, funny, and stunning. A stranger arrives to Lago, a town with a mysterious secret, gets a lot of stares. The Stranger is then attacked by three notorious men while being shaved. He was asked by the Sheriff to help the town since The settings, cinematography and action sequences were splendid. If only the screenplay were improved to make the supporting characters more interesting, same goes for the unnamed hero.
Excerpt: Clint Eastwood stars in and directs this obvious homage to Sergio Leone as he resurrects the man with no name character, as an enigmatic gunslinger rides into the town of Lago and promptly kills the gunmen hired by the townsfolk to protect them against a trio of vengeful outlaws. They offer him the run of the town to replace them, but it soon emerges that he has a hidden agenda of his own.
Summary: A dark Western that tells a story of revenge and vigilante justice personified. Differing from previous Eastwood films, Eastwood plays a lone gunman whose tactics are questionable and the film skillfully plays with open-ended questions of redemption and condemnation. Actually very thought-provoking when you get into it.
Excerpt: This maybe one of the first movies that Clint Eastwood directs, who turned into a great director nowadays. But I am always a fan of spaghetti westerns and Clint Eastwood as "The man with no name" who we know and love. It starts like a conventional western, with a mixture of plot from High Noon (1952), The Magnificent Seven (1970), and a little bit of Il Mercenario (1968).