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« on: January 08, 2010, 08:44:28 PM »

If you have the two-disc Special Collector's Edition DVD version of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:

What is your opinion of the extra scenes cut after the Italian premiere and not included in the international theatrical release? Do any in particular add to your understanding of the story or the characters? Do you think they should have been included in the movie as originally released? Why or why not?

In the English-language version of the extra scenes, both Clint Eastwood and Eli Wallach dubbed the voices for their characters. Of course they are much older now than when the film was shot, and their voices have changed. Some people found this distracting, Do you agree, or would you have found it more distracting to use different actors' voices?

In the special features DVD that accompanies the movie, which feature did you like the most and why? The special features include "Leone's West," "The Leone Style," "The Man Who Lost the Civil War," "Restoring 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'" and "The Socorrow Sequence: A Reconstruction."

Is there anything else you especially liked or disliked about the Special Edition?
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 09:01:29 AM »

watched this version for the 1st time last night.
i have the the original version firmly implanted in my head,it was a bit confusing when the extra footage kicked in
it did make sense after a while.think the original cut was possibly the best version.
what do yous think on here.also the 5.1 new audio sound,was a bit odd in parts.
the bonus disc was interesting in what it,the extended tuco torture sene.
all together a great double disc feature plus the interviews were great with clint and eli
great to here their views on this version of possibly leones finest western ;) O0

you said when a man with a 45,meets a man with a rifle,the man with the pistol,will be a dead man,lets see if thats true.go ahead load up and shoot!!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2015, 08:53:28 AM »

We had a thread about this when it came out, and thankfully this board, the admin and mods, keep threads forever. So I found it here:

And there's another, longer thread here:

I haven't watched the Special Edition DVD since it came out, eleven years ago.  Here's what I said after viewing the extended version (but before buying the DVD) (It's from the 2nd link above).

IF there's a DVD made of it, I'll buy it... but I'd always prefer the one we have now.  At least two of the Angel Eyes scenes should have wound up in the final film, especially the one where Blondie shoots one of his men and then counts the rest of them.  That was a great scene!  The other additional scenes were nice to have, but I can see why they were cut.  The chicken scene and the extension of the desert scene with Tuco's foot bath... yeah, the cutting room floor is where they belonged.  But still... I'll take every additional second they can give me of GBU and consider myself lucky to have them, but in the end... the best way to view the film is the way we've always had it.

My opinion hasn't changed.
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