The great silence

The great silence

DVD - 2018 | Italian
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On an unforgiving, snow swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. As the price on each head is collected one-by-one, only a mute gunslinger named Silence stands between the innocent refugees and the greed and corruption that the bounty hunters represent. However, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong aren't always clear and good doesn't always triumph.
Publisher: [New York, New York] : Film Movement, [2018]
Edition: Widescreen, 50th anniversary restoration, version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
4 3/4 in., color
stamping, rdapm
digital, rdatr
optical, rdarm
stereo, rdacpc
Dolby Digital
NTSC, rdabs
video file, rdaft
DVD video
all regions, rdare
Alternative Title: Grande silenzio [dvd]


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Feb 25, 2019

Kinda sorta liked parts of it - I like the Sergio Leoni stuff but this isn't in the same league. The big selling feature was a snowbound western. Riding the poor horses through deep snow may have seemed like a good idea, but really? Same as killing the sheriff with a frozen rifle? His is frozen and can't fire when he meets the outlaws early in the movie, but Loco's is stored in the snow and fires fine later in the movie... Am I missing something?

Jan 30, 2019

Highlights of this very bleak Italian spaghetti western include its exquisite cinematography.

Jan 08, 2019

A very slow - except for the mass killing scenes - movie with beautiful scenery and nice music.

Dec 10, 2018

What's considered one of the greatest spaghetti westerns outside of anything Leone has directed ( Dollars Trilogy, Once Upon a Time in the West ). The sinister vibes, the haunting soundtrack, and that damn snow. Everything in this Corbucci masterpiece made this movie a spectacle to the genre. Hands down even if you aren't a spaghetti western fan then you should still dedicate your time to this film.

Nov 03, 2018

Beautiful, bloody, and bleak spaghetti western starring Klaus Kinski and Jean-Louis Trintignant and directed by Sergio Corbucci, sometimes known as "the other Sergio." Ennio Morricone, of course, does the score. Do not miss this one if you're a fan of the genre.

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