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Big surprise announcement on Kino Lorber's Facebook and Twitter today:

Quote: Coming this Summer on DVD and Blu-ray!

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967) (50th Anniversary Edition)

Includes both Original U.S. Theatrical Cut, available for the first time in HD and the extended cut.

Disc 1:
• 4K transfer of the Original U.S. Theatrical Cut
• New Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
• “Trailers From Hell” with Ernest Dickerson
• Newly Restored 2.0 Mono Audio
• M.O.S. Deleted Scene of Blondie in the desert finding skeletons
• Trailers for Sergio Leone Westerns
• Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
• English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio
• AND MORE – to be announced

Disc 2:
• 4K transfer of the Extended Cut
• Newly Restored 2.0 Mono Audio
• Audio Commentary By Acclaimed Film Historian Richard Schickel
• Audio Commentary By Noted Cultural Historian Christopher Frayling
• Leone's West: Making Of Documentary
• The Leone Style: On Sergio Leone Featurette
• The Man Who Lost The Civil War: Civil War Documentary
• Reconstruction The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
• II Maestro: Ennio Morricone and The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Featurette
• Deleted Scenes
• Original U.S. Theatrical Trailer
• Original French Theatrical Trailer
• English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Audio
• Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono


Many readers may be wondering why they'd want to triple/quadruple-dip on this particular title. Besides the new extras (as well as the old ones), an HD version of the original cut is a really big deal, as is the presence of the original mono English sound (which will hopefully be uncompressed). We've been forced to contend with the charming, but rather sloppy 5.1 remix and newly dubbed deleted scenes for quite some time.

We will update this space when a release date is announced and official cover art is made available.

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