Wednesday, 9 May 2007

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Italian: Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo) is a 1966 Italian epic spaghetti Western directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach in the title roles. The screenplay was by Age & Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni and Leone, from a story by Vincenzoni and Leone. The widescreen cinematography was by Tonino Delli Colli, and Ennio Morricone composed the film score. The film was the third and final entry in Leone's popular "Dollars" trilogy, following A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and For a Few Dollars More (1965). The Tagline for the film was "For Three Men The Civil War Wasn't Hell. It Was Practice!"
Below: How The Good, the Bad and the Ugly may have opened when seen in UK cinemas with its original X certificate

(Click below to view the Original Trailer)
               
Below: Rolled reprint of the original British Quad poster 30 x 40
Below: Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Clint Eastwood Lee Van Cleef Original Belgium poster
Below; The Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Spanish original 1 sheet poster
Below: The Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Original German A1 poster
Below: The Good the Bad and the Ugly DVD 2 Disc set Extended Version restored and remastered

Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 2004 Special Edition DVD 1 sheet poster 
Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 DVD Clint Eastwood stars in the third part of the Leone Trilogy first issue of the extended version with trailer

The Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Original NTSC Video tape from CBS/Fox
Below: The Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Ennio Morricone Extended soundtrack release 2001
This was also released in a collectors edition package by GDM in 2004
Below: The Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Ennio Morricone Original CD soundtrack release
Below: The Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Ennio Morricone Original UK 8 Track Stereo Soundtrack U-3027

Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Ennio Morricone Original LP on United Artists
Below: The Good the Bad and the Ugly Ennio Morricone Re-issue UK vinyl LP soundtrack


Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Lobby set x 6 Original French release





Below: The Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Lobby set x 8 UK original Front of House stills
 Below: A close up example of the UK FOH still
Below: The Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Lobby card from original German release

Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Original UK sheet music, illustrated art to front
Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 10 x 8 Press stills x 24 b/w
Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Swedish Original film program

Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 UK Rare original press book with colour art cover

Below: Good the Bad and the Ugly Original UK press Sheet

Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Very rare French 7” record with full picture sleeve
Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Very rare Japanese 7” record with very nice picture insert sleeve

Below: The Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 original French LP on United Artists
Below: Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Very rare original German film program 4 pages

Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 x 3 Diff Original Paperback tie in Novels


Below: This is another version of the paperback which features film images to the cover. I am still looking for this version for my collection.

Below: Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Very rare Radio Spot (30 sec) none were featured on the DVD or Blu-ray
Below: Good the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Original Theatrical Trailer on Super 8mm format (for trailer see top). Many thanks to Dave Worrall for sending me this gem.
Good the Bad and the Ugly 2003 Original Australian card flyer for the restored release

Below: The Original Japanese program for The Good , the Bad and the Ugly sent to me by my very good friend Davy Triumph

Below: Some rare stills and images from around the world:

Below: The very rare Thai release poster
Below: The U.S. Advertising range  One sheet poster
The 40 x 60 poster
The 3 sheet poster
The Insert poster
The U.S. Widow card
The U.S. 6 sheet poster
The U.S. Half Sheet
Below: The U.S. Lobby Set Size 14 x 11
Below: 4 Close up examples of the U.S. Lobby set (Yellow colour is not accurate)


Above: This U.S. Lobby card is a mystery as it not only shows a scene cut from the original theatrical print but was also missing from the newly restored version of the movie.


Below: The U.S. Press book (Cover and Inside)


Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Japanese material



Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (United Artists, 1968). French Grande
Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (United Artists, 1968). French press book / synopsis sheet
Below: The Italian Locandina poster (PEA, 1966)
Below: The Italian 2 - Folio (37.5 X 53 inches) (PEA, 1966)
Below: The Italian 4 - Foglio (54. 5 X 77 inches) (PEA, 1966)
Below: The Italian Premiere 24 Sheet (Approx. 105 X 223 inches) (PEA, 1966)
Below An original Good, Bad and Ugly Italian film program from the (PEA, 1966) release
A very rare item which demands a very high price

Below: Another great set of Italian fotobustas






Below: From an alternative Lobby set came this wonderful rare shot
Below: The original photo used for the above Lobby Card
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (PEA, 1966). Italian fotobusta set of 13
In Europe, the artwork for the dollar trilogy always came good, here are a few more examples of some excellent designs. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (United Artists, 1968). French Affiche
Below: The (PEA, 1966). Italian 2 foglio used the same design
Below: Another Italian 4 - Folio (55 X 78) design
Below: Another Italian poster (PEA, R-1968). Italian 2 - Fogli
Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Titanus, RR-1972). Italian 4 - Fogli
Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Titanus, RR-1972). Italian Locandina
Below: The Re-release-1969. Italian 4 - Foglio (55X 78)

Below: The Italian Locandina from the same re-release of 1969
Below; Another Italian locandina from the (PEA, 1968). re-release and the 4 folio poster size 55x78 from the same release
Below: Although this poster is similar in design to the Italian (PEA, 1966) release and the text is clearly in English, it remains unclear to me exactly where this poster originated from, maybe you know?

Below: The Mexican poster design

Below: 7 Original Mexican Lobby cards 14 x 11
Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (United Artists, 1968). Australian One Sheet
Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (United Artists, R-1970s). Australian One Sheet
Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (United Artists, 1969). Australian Post-War Daybill
 Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (United Artists, R-1970s) Australian Daybill
 Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (United Artists, R-1970s) Australian Post-War Daybill
Below: Another two versions of the Spanish 1 sheet poster
Below; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Danish 1 sheet poster
Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (United Artists, R-1970s). Danish Poster
Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (United Artists, 1968). Finnish Poster
Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (United Artists, 1968). 2 Swedish Inserts
Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly International 1 stop 23 x 33

Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1970's Re issue UK Quad poster 30x40
Below: A very rare The Good, the Bad and the Ugly / The Bridge at Remagen UK double bill Quad poster - estimated to be from 1969 or 1970. My thanks to Davy Triumph.
Below: The British Quad poster for the release of the restored version of the film, released August 2008

Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by JC Richard (Skuzzles, 2014). Numbered Limited Edition Screen Print Poster
Below: A rare version of the Hugo Montenegro LP from the Netherlands 
Below: Three pieces of original promotional artwork 
Below: A few great behind the scenes and deleted scenes photos, The first is a wonderful photo showing Clint's stunt double in action and preparing for the blowing of the bridge sequence.


 Below: An original Variety Trade Ad for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Below: Here’s an ad with a couple of interesting points. Firstly, it is obviously a 1970s re-issue due to the U/A logo style, secondly – I don’t recall ever seeing that particular tagline ever used before – ‘The Greed, violence, deceit and desires of…’ – and lastly, even by the 70s U/A still manages to use a picture of Clint with the prostitute (played by Silvana Bacci) which has never actually been in a theatrical release print… 

Original Reviews
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
Alternate Titles: Il Buono, il Brutto, il Cattivo
Title: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Running Time: 161 Minutes
Status: Released
Country: Italy
Genre: Western
In the last and the best installment of his so-called "Dollars" trilogy of Sergio Leone-directed "spaghetti westerns," Clint Eastwood reprised the role of a taciturn, enigmatic loner.
Here he searches for a cache of stolen gold against rivals the Bad (Lee Van Cleef), a ruthless bounty hunter, and the Ugly (Eli Wallach), a Mexican bandit. Though dubbed "the Good," Eastwood's character is not much better than his opponents -- he is just smarter and shoots faster.
The film's title reveals its ironic attitude toward the canonized heroes of the classical western. "The real West was the world of violence, fear, and brutal instincts," claimed Leone. "In pursuit of profit there is no such thing as good and evil, generosity or deviousness; everything depends on chance, and not the best wins but the luckiest." Immensely entertaining and beautifully shot in Techniscope by Tonino Delli Colli, the movie is a virtually definitive "spaghetti western," rivaled only by Leone's own Once Upon a Time in the West (1968).
The main musical theme by Ennio Morricone hit #1 on the British pop charts.
Originally released in Italy at 177 minutes, the movie was later cut for its international release Yuri German, All Movie Guide
Director - Sergio Leone
Screenplay - Sergio Leone
Screenplay - Luciano Vincenzoni
Producer - Alberto Grimaldi
Actor - Clint Eastwood
Actor - Eli Wallach
Actor - Lee Van Cleef
Actor - Aldo Giuffre
Actor - Mario Brega
Actor - Luigi Pistilli
United Artists Films

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY / HANG EM HIGH DOUBLE FEATURE RELEASE
I am adding this section here as it was a popular release at the time. I will also be adding material such as posters and pressbooks. For now here is a wonderful photo capturing a theatre front which was showing the double feature.
Below: Original banner for the double bill release
Original US Double Bill 1 Sheet
Below: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly / Hang em High Insert Poseter
Original US Double Bill Press book
Below: The first ever film of Clint's to be released in the UK on video cassette was The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on the Intervision label
Below: One of the Widescreen VHS video cassettes released in the UK
Below: Burgos Spain 50th Anniversary showing poster
Below: Eli Walllach talks about working on The Good, the Bad and the Ugly with Sergio Leone


9 comments:

winsdieus said...

i seen the film-thegood the bad and the ugley..this was the evergreen mega movie for the world cinema-and -specialy the director-writter got the maximum credit with clint east wood-c.e was the best hero for the world audience- for me -he was the maximum hero-as an actor-
i am also a director-writter-actor-now we are making the first indian cow boy film-seven hunters- from the inspiration of good bad and the ugly-
great wishes for this film for ever...wins dieus

Clint's archive said...

Hello Wins,
Thank you for your comment, and how wonderful, the project sounds great, would love to see it one day!
Stay in touch,
very best
TCEA

Anonymous said...

Absolutely without any doubt my favourite movie. I don't know what Clint eats but he is evergreen. God bless him, very smart man and a great actor!

Dr. NM

Ron said...

Since the first time I seen this movie, I have been hooked! I wasn't even a big western fan when I first seen it but it has become my all-time favorite movie.. Over the years have collected the various merchandise on the film, books-CD's-Posters/Lobby Cards and Comics, the media formats- Video-Laser-DVD-2 DVD Set-Blu-ray. Just can't get enough of this masterpiece on film! I Wonder when the 12in GBU figures will be released?

BobO said...

The lobby card which you list as a mystery (Clint lying on the ground and Van Cleef bending down like he is getting on the ground too with their horses in the background)is no doubt rather odd. Yes it's not in the cut down original US release (United Artists demanded the film be cut down for the US release as the suites thought it too long and they wanted to start it over every two hours in theaters) or is this shot in the longer Italian version released in 1966 in Rome which now has been released in the US and in English so we in the US can now see the film as the Italians (and other Europeans) have since the 1960's. So what is the shot? What I find most amazing is it somehow got put in the rotation of scenes from the movie because it is NOT from a scene in the film!!!! This is a picture taken of Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef during a LUNCH BREAK during filming!!! If one looks carefully, you can see their food. Clint's looks like a sandwich and Lee is close to putting a bit of food in his mouth as he is getting on the ground to join Clint for a lunch break.

Clint's archive said...

Many thanks for all the information guys!

Mark Hodgson said...

Was the orignal English-language version ever released on home video in widescreen?

Clint's archive said...

Hello Mark, yes the English language version was released on a Widescreen VHS here in the UK, I've just put a picture up (above) for you.
Cheers mate.

Mark Hodgson said...

Thank you!