‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’ Reloading for 4K UHD Release in April

Kino Lorber Studio Classics have officially announced an April 27th, 2021 release date for Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

It looks like a lot of TLC is going into this physical debut of one of the all-time great Western films. The 162-Minute Theatrical Cut has undergone “over 30 hours of extensive shot-by-shot color grading and a 4K scan of a 1967 IB tech print as the secondary source” and is pressed onto a triple-layered UHD 100 Disc.

Some of the corrections made during the remastering process include:

  • The optical flip ending in Tuco’s neck back around the noose (14 frames)
  • Tuco Shoving the “open/closed” sign into the storekeeper’s mouth (5 seconds, 10 frames)
  • An extreme closeup of Blondie’s eyes shortly before Tuco’s gang comes barging in through the door (1 second, 14 frames)
  • The fade up to Tuco and Blondie riding up to the mission after Tuco forced Blondie to walk through the desert (1 second, 3 frames)
  • The tail end of the shot of the train station (2 seconds, 1 frame)

The inclusive O-Card slipcase is a limited edition of 5,000 with reversible art.

Audio specs include 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and newly restored 2.0 Mono audio on both the 4K and Blu-ray Discs included.

Extensive bonus features found on the 4K Disc, the inclusive Blu-ray, or both include the following:

  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas (Both)
  • Deleted Scenes (4K UHD)
  • Leone’s West: Making of Documentary (Blu-ray)
  • Il Maestro: Ennio Morricone and GBU Featurette Part 1 (Blu-ray)
  • Il Maestro: Ennio Morricone and GBU Featurette Part 2 (Blu-ray)
  • The Leone Style: On Sergio Leone Featurette (Blu-ray)
  • The Man Who Lost the Civil War: Civil War Documentary (Blu-ray)
  • Reconstruction GBU (Blu-ray)
  • Deleted Scene 1: Extended Tuco Torture scene (Blu-ray)
  • Deleted Scene 2: The Socorro Sequence – A Reconstruction (Blu-ray)
  • Deleted Scene 3: Skeletons in the Desert (Blu-ray)
  • Deleted Scene 4: Extended Torture Scene (Blu-ray)
  • Vignette 1: Uno, Due, Tre (Blu-ray)
  • Vignette 2: Italian Lunch (Blu-ray)
  • Vignette 3: New York Accent (Blu-ray)
  • Vignette 4: Gun in Holster (Blu-ray)
  • Alternate Scene: The Optical Flip (Blu-ray)
  • TRAILERS FROM HELL with Ernest Dickerson (Blu-ray)
  • GBU on the Set – Image Gallery (Blu-ray)
  • Promoting GBU – Image Gallery (Blu-ray)
  • Original U.S. Theatrical Trailer (Blu-ray)
  • Newly Restored Original German Theatrical Trailer (Blu-ray)
  • Original French Theatrical Trailer (Blu-ray)
  • GBU – Radio Spot (Blu-ray)
  • A Fistful of Dollars – Trailer (Blu-ray)
  • For a Few Dollars More – Trailer 1 (Blu-ray)
  • For a Few Dollars More – Trailer 2 (Blu-ray)
  • A Fistful of Dollars / For a Few Dollars More – Burning at Both Ends Trailer (Blu-ray)
  • A Fistful of Dollars / For a Few Dollars More – Burning at Both Ends Radio Spot (Blu-ray)

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly stars Clint EastwoodLee Van CleefEli Wallach.

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 4K Blu-ray Release Date

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