Manufacturer: Warner Home Video
Brand: Warner Manufacturing
Welcome to the Western only Mel Brooks could create. Voted #6 on AFIâ€™s 100 Years...100 Laughs, this comedy classic stars Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder as a sheriff and sharpshooter defending a small town from villains Slim Pickens and Harvey Korman. Featuring a brilliant cast that includes Brooks and an OscarÂ®-nominated Madeline Kahn and loaded with one-liners, gags and cameos, this breakthrough parody still breaks the rules, breaks stereotypes and breaks wind, all in one sitting. See it again and be offended like itâ€™s the first time!
The Hateful 8 is set 6 or 8 or 12 years after the Civil War in wintery Wyoming, and a blizzard is coming.Â Bounty Hunter John Ruth is trying to get his bounty, Ms. Daisy Domergue (Dah-mer-goo), to the town of Red Rock where sheâ€™s scheduled to be brought to justice.Â Along the way he and his wagon driver Olie pick up two strangers; another bounty hunter and former union soldier, Major Marquis Warren, and a former southern renegade who claims to be the new mayor of Red Rock, Chris Mannix.Â The impending storm has forced them to stop at Minnieâ€™s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnieâ€™s, they are not greeted by the proprietor but by four strangers.Â As the storm takes over the mountainside cabin our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after allâ€¦
Manufacturer: MGM (Video & DVD)
By far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever mounted, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is an engrossing actioner shot through with a volatile mix of myth and realism. Clint Eastwood returns as the "Man With No Name," this time teaming with two gunslingers (Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef) to pursue a cache of $200,000and letting no one, not even warring factions in a civil war, stand in their way. From sun-drenched panoramas to bold,hard close-ups, exceptional camera work captures the beauty and cruelty of the barren landscape andthe hardened characters who stride unwaveringly through it. Forging a vibrant and yet detached style of action that had not been seen before, and has never been matched since, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly shatters the western mold in true Clint Eastwood style. Clint Eastwood (the Man with No Name) is good, Lee Van Cleef (Angel Eyes Sentenza) is bad, and Eli Wallach (Tuco Benedito Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez) is ugly in the final chapter of Sergio Leone's trilogy of spaghetti westerns (the first two were A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More). In this sweeping film, the characters form treacherous alliances in a ruthless quest for Confederate gold. Leone is sometimes underrated as a director, but the excellent resolution on this digital video disc should enhance appreciation of his considerable photographic talent and gorgeous widescreen compositions. Ennio Morricone's jokey score is justifiably ...