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    Default 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' - High-Def Digest Review


    Our review of 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' has been posted. This is a great film that have influenced countless directors over the years, including this guy Tarantino. This Blu-ray has good video, strong audio, and tons of excellent extras. Highly recommended.

    Full review here:
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/2171/goodbadugly.html
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    Didn't everyone say this release had really crappy PQ?
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    Based on the screenshots on DVDBeaver, it looked pretty good (yeah, I know, I know). But, it was recently restored. I actually just got it today so I'll discuss it more when I finally get to watching it. (it is down in the queue)

    Funny how this happened. I just looked for this review yesterday before I bought the disc and was wondering why it hadn't been review yet. Good job reading my mind HDD!
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    Quote Originally Posted by godamongmen View Post
    Didn't everyone say this release had really crappy PQ?
    The MGM release is certainly worse than the Italian Mondo Home Entertainment release in terms of PQ, but the Italian release doesn't have English audio or subs though.

    Some comparison screencaps here with MGM on the left and Mondo on the right:
    http://forums.highdefdigest.com/1720029-post59.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by godamongmen View Post
    Didn't everyone say this release had really crappy PQ?
    It depends on what you want out of a film. If you want it to look like a cartoon with freshly scrubbed and waxy faces with little detail but lots of "POP"..then yes, this looks just like that and will look fantastic on your oversaturated 42" plasma hanging on the wall.

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    I'd give this 2.5/5 for PQ, 3.5/5 for sound, 5/5 for the movie itself. Bought it Day 1 months ago...
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    It's a very waxy presentation. I don't know how it gets 4 stars, and the Mondo version is vastly superior. Unfortunately like Kannisto says it has no English support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Favelle View Post
    I'd give this 2.5/5 for PQ, 3.5/5 for sound, 5/5 for the movie itself. Bought it Day 1 months ago...
    I tend to agree. I would probably rate it 3 stars at best, but for me, 4 stars is a little high considering the amount of DNR that was applied.

    Great movie though, and one of my favorite westerns.
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    Wow...thanks for the screenshots Kannisto...you can really see the ill-effects of DNR on the faces of the men in the lower right background of that first comparison.

    Shame, the Mondo disc is not English friendly.
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    Also the MGM looks too dark in many scenes (like the last pic in Kannisto's link) and the MGM is slightly cropped compared to the Mondo.
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    Yeah... was underwhelmed by this transfer long ago, but it still good to see the review come out. Better late than never, huh?
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    I love this film. However, I love Once Upon A Time in the West more.

    Good to see this got a solid release. I don't know why I haven't gotten around to buying it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juio View Post
    Is there any LFE in this movie?
    LOL! No. Quite literally.....none. Sort of boomy LFE when the bridge explodes, and some when Blondie shoots canons at Tuco.....but other than that... Its still an amazing flick.
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    I have both the Special Edition DVD (2-disc set) and the Blu-ray, and the picture is not a big leap. But the close-ups look fantastic though.
    And what can you expect from a film from the 60's. What it needs is a full restoration, but that's expensive. What it needs is more detail in the mid to long shots.

    And I agree with twononpackmule, I'd love to see "Once Upon a Time in the West", and also "Once Upon a Time in America" released soon on Blu.

    * I'm a huge fan of all Sergio Leone films.
    About a serious full restoration of all his films? Now we're talking.

    They'll do it when 4K (or 8K) 3D will be upon us. Ya right.
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