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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 50th anniversary edition / Under the Radar Mag

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Released fifty years ago, no one expected Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad and The Ugly to become one of the defining films of the so-called "Spaghetti Western" genre.  When released the film was poorly synched and ran for nearly three hours. As unlikely as it seems now, critics largely did not care for the film for those rather valid points.  But positive critical assessment and artistic merit often do not go hand in hand, as the critics aren't always right. In the case of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, they got it wrong. The audience knew better, too; it was a commercial success, in spite of the critical panning. Now considered a genuine masterpiece, the film also introduced the world to the talents of Clint Eastwood, Sergio Leone, Eli Wallach and Ennio Morricone, who's fantastic orchestral score is a magnificent. This is an occasionally overwhelming viewing experience, one that sucks its viewers in and has on offer new discoveries for the viewer returning to it. This fiftieth edition set is now avail. 

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