IF YOU’VE put off buying a copy of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly all these years in the belief that someday, someone would release an ultimate edition you could finally settle on, your wait has not been in vain. This summer, Sergio Leone‘s celebrated masterpiece comes home once again, better than ever, in a 50th Anniversary Special Edition from Kino Lorber.
The package, which is available in either Blu-ray or DVD, includes 4k transfers of both the extended cut of the film (179 minutes), and the original U.S. theatrical version (162 minutes). But the big news for fans is that this will be the first time that the theatrical cut—generally the more popular version—is available in HD. So, finally, one of the greatest movies of all time is all caught-up with technology.
There are dozens of additional extras as well, including featurettes and multiple commentaries. For a more detailed menu, visit Kino Lorber.
One more thing… if you’ve never seen this epic western you’re in for a treat. Watch it alongside Leone’s other masterpiece, Once Upon a Time in the West, and you will experience a roughly 6-hour master class in the art of cinema.