Reviews and Problems with Once Upon A Time In The West
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Phenomenal Picture quality on 'West' Blu
John Brune, Warner Bros
12 January 2014
Summary: Can't go wrong with the Bluray for Once Upon A Time in the West! Superb picture quality and sound remastering. Experience this film like never before! No digital softening. It looks like FILM and the movie is as strong and as bombastic as it ever was. Brilliant filmmaking and a wonderful HD presentation!
Pros: Engaging Characters, Entertaining, Great Cinematography, HD, High Production Value, Original
Summary: One of the all-time iconic westerns; this rivals The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly as Leone's best film. The characters are brilliantly realized - full of living and breathing eccentric people that don't feel like they are part of the cliche cast of typical Western characters. The cinematography is vintage Leone and is among some of the most beautiful ever shot. There's a weight to this film that makes it more than just popcorn entertainment.
Excerpt: Put this Blu-Ray in the player and set down with my 14 yr old son and he was like “is this a new movie?” The restoration they put into this is outstanding. I put this movie on my top 10 best westerns ever made. I would highly recommend this to any collector. Can’t go wrong with this one.
Excerpt: Bluview When it comes to catalog releases on Blu-ray "Paramount" has received almost as much scrutiny as "Universal" has from viewers and reviewers alike. Many peoples expectations, especially when it comes to classic titles like the "Star Trek" TV series or "The Godfather" have been proven very hard to live up too. With that said, How does "Once Upon a Time in the West" fair on the Blu-ray? (Harmonica Sounds) Read on and find out...
Excerpt: Morton (Gabriele Ferzetti) requests to scare McBain. A hired gun Frank (Fonda) murders McBain and his three children. Cheyenne (Jason Robards) borrows Harmonica’s (Charles Bronson) gun to shoot his handcuffs. Jill McBain (Claudia Cardinale) unfortunately sees her dead family upon arriving at their home. Cheyenne and Harmonica visit Jill in her place. Both men go after the person responsible for the killings.
Excerpt: A newlywed arrives to find her adoptive family murdered and makes an alliance with a bandit and a mysterious drifter to unite against their killer. Sergio Leone's "dance of death" is probably his most artistic film; what doesn't happen on screen is just as important as what does. It is almost an examination of a difference in the mindset of the sexes.
Once upon a restored classic at a more than reasonable price
11 October 2011
Excerpt: There are some people who just don't like this movie due to it's length and very slow pacing, but that happens to be one of the films strength because everything is so good and so well put together. I love absolutely everything about this movie. Sergio's direction is as brilliant as ever, the actors do such a good job, the music and more importantly its timing is impeccable.
Excerpt: Westerns are like gangster flicks- everyone who's a fan of the genre has their personal favorites. With gangster movies, the triumverate seems to be Godfather (1 and 2), Goodfellas and Scarface. With Westerns, it can become a little more convoluted. Some may argue Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven" or "Tombstone." Others will say "The Wild Bunch" or "Magnificent Seven" Some will go back to other Sergio Leone classics such as "Good, Bad & Ugly" or "Fistful of Dollars.