Review The Man With No Name Trilogy (a Fistful Of Dollars For A Few Dollars More The Good, The -rosstallanma

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Arts-and-Entertainment Sergio Leone’s classic trilogy of films with Clint Eastwood arrives on Blu-ray (and also in a separate DVD release ) under "The Man with No Name" with varying results. All three films "Fistful of Dollars", "For a Few Dollars More" and "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" (the last film previously released on Blu-ray before this set)have their individual issues but, on the whole, all three films have more positives than negatives when it .es to their debut on HD. I’m going to skip the plot summaries since others have already done a good job with that. "Fistful of Dollars" clearly isn’t the same transfer as the European edition; skin tones tend to be a bit red and the framing is a bit different than the European restored edition. I’m not sure if the original negative was accessed for this edition (I doubt it)but it could use a bit of restoration work. Still, it looks pretty good with good detail. Overall the transfer looks quite good and digital noise reduction doesn’t mar this one quite as badly as it does "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" (which still looks good even with that issue). Audio sounds quite nice as well.I’d also note that fans should be prepared–it looks quite grainy but this is the way the film was shot and originally shown in theaters. We get all the extras from the previous edition on DVD that was released in "The Man with No Name Trilogy" and "The Sergio Leone Collection" (the only difference between those two DVD releases was that "Duck You Sucker" was included starring James Coburn was part of that package). "For a Few Dollars More" looks exceptionally good with nice detail, colors that mirror the overseas edition of the film and, again, the extras from the DVD edition. This is probably the best looking of the bunch here. Again, the film is grainy but thats the intended look of the film. "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" looks extremely good even with occasional heavy handed DNR applied to the film (more to do with eliminating grain since all three films were shot on film stock that tended to be extremely grainy to begin with). The detail is still surprisingly strong this doesn’t look as bad as, say, the latest edition of "Predator" where everyone has waxy skin .pletion but it isn’t quite as strong looking as "For A Few Dollars More" either. Part of this could be due to the fact that "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" underwent a restoration some years back and this could an older HD print for the film whereas the other two films received more recent transfers. The overuse of digital noise reduction (which tends to reduce detail, cause skin textures to look smooth like wax but smoothes out grain often eliminating it if overused)was pretty .mon as recent as three to five years ago. That’s no excuse just the facts. I doubt given MGM’s current financial crisis and Fox’s recent trend towards overusing DNR ("Predator" again as an example for a recent catalog title or "Patton")that we were going to get a new HD transfer. It’s not something that should prevent you from buying this set although you will notice it on TV sets 50 inches and above. The video bit rate for all three movies is quite good with an average of 30Mbps ("Fistful" has the highest at 36 while "Good" which is the longest film of the three has the lowest at 26Mbps) which translates as a good, consistent picture. Audio is strong for all three films. As previoulsy mentioned the extras from all three previously released DVDs are included as part of the set usually in standard definition though and on the same disc as the movie. We get multiple langauge tracks including English, Spanish, Hungarian, Italian and Turkish. Subtitles are available in English only. All three films are packaged in a slimline 3 Blu-ray case with film credits printed on the inside of the outer sleeve. I would have liked to see Fox (which is handling MGM releases in the U.S.) include replicas of the lobby cards like they did with the previous single DVD sets and/or a booklet similar to the one that came with "The Sergio Leone Collection". So is the transfer for "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" and the framing issue for "Fistful" a deal breaker? No. You’ll enjoy these films and they really have never looked this good on home video before. Be aware however that there is a region free European edition that doesn’t have the framing issue for "Fistful" and the skin tones are a bit more muted for that restored edition. It all .es down to if you have a fistful of dollars to spend. Most fans won’t notice these issues and for those that do there is an alternative should you want to pick up the European edition of the film. So a total of 4 stars because of some minor issues with two films in the set. A note on the cover–for some reason Fox has chosen to reuse the cover from "The Sergio Leone Collection for the Blu-ray (and DVD) of "The Man with No Name Trilogy".Re.mended. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: