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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "Per qualche dollaro in più")

 

Directed by Sergio Leone
Italy | Spain | West Germany 1965

 

Screen legends Clint Eastwood (Thunderbolt and Lightfoot) and Lee Van Cleef (Sabata) co-star as two rival bounty hunters who join forces to bring murderous bandit El Indio (Gian Maria Volontè, Face to Face) and his vicious gang of criminals to justice. But all is not as it seems in this hard-hitting second installment of Sergio Leone’s (The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly) trilogy starring Eastwood as the famed “Man with No Name.” Music by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (A Fistful of Dynamite, The Mercenary) with a stellar cast that includes spaghetti western legends Mario Brega (A Fistful of Dollars), Luigi Pistilli (The Sweet Body of Deborah), Aldo Sambrell (Navajo Joe) and Klaus Kinski (The Great Silence).

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This pulse-pounding follow-up to Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars brings back Clint Eastwood as the serape-clad, cigar-chewing "Man With No Name." Engaged in an ongoing battle with bounty hunter Col. Douglas Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef), the Man joins forces with his enemy to capture homicidal bandit Indio (Gian Maria Volontè). Both the Eastwood and Van Cleef characters are given understandable motivations for their bloodletting tendencies, something that was lacking in A Fistful of Dollars. In both films, however, the violence is raw and uninhibited -- and in many ways, curiously poetic. Leone's tense, tight close-ups, pregnant pauses, and significant silences have since been absorbed into the standard spaghetti Western lexicon; likewise, Ennio Morricone's haunting musical score has been endlessly imitated and parodied. For a Few Dollars More was originally titled Per Qualche Dollaro in Più; it would be followed by the last and best of the Man with No Name trilogy, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Excerpt from B+N located HERE

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Theatrical Release: December 18th, 1965

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Review: Kino - Region FREE - 4K UHD

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Runtime 2:12:08.462        
Video

2.35:1 2160P 4K Ultra HD

Disc Size: 98,924,690,000 bytes

Feature: 96,900,030,144 bytes

Video Bitrate: 84.99 Mbps

Codec: HEVC Video

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate 4K Ultra HD:

Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio English 1568 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1568 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio English 2996 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2996 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Commentaries:

DTS-HD Master Audio English 1557 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1557 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)

Subtitles English (SDH), None
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2.35:1 2160P 4K Ultra HD

Disc Size: 98,924,690,000 bytes

Feature: 96,900,030,144 bytes

Video Bitrate: 84.99 Mbps

Codec: HEVC Video

 

Edition Details:

4K Ultra HD disc

• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Sir Christopher Frayling

 

Kino - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
• On location in Almería and Granada with Filmmaker Alex Cox (14:01)
• A New Standard: Frayling on For a Few Dollars More (20:15)
• For a Few Dollars More: The Christopher Frayling Archives (19:03)
• Back for More: Clint Eastwood Remembers For a Few Dollars More (07:09)
• Tre Voci: For a Few Dollars More (11:06)
• For a Few Dollars More: The Original American Release Version (05:19)
• Location Comparisons (12:17)
• TRAILERS FROM HELL with Ernest Dickerson (02:52)
• Promoting For a Few Dollars More: Posters & Lobby Cards (18:35)
• For a Few Dollars More: On the Set image gallery (06:39)
• For a Few Dollars More: Color Stills image gallery (06:02)
• FOR A FEW Pictures MORE image gallery (07:35)
• 12 Radio Spots (07:35)
NNN A Fistful of Dollars / For a Few Dollars more - Burning at Both Ends Radio Spot (1:02)
A Fistful of Dollars / For a Few Dollars more - Burning at Both Ends trailer (02:04)
• For a Few Dollars More Trailer 1 (02:30)
• For a Few Dollars More Trailer 2 (03:50)
• A Fistful of Dollars – Trailer
• The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Trailer
• A Fistful of Dynamite – Trailer
• Death Rides a Horse – Trailer


4K Ultra HD Release Date: May 31st, 2022
Black 4K Ultra HD Case inside O-card slipcase

Chapters 11

 

 

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NOTE: The below Blu-ray and 4K UHD captures were taken directly from the respective discs.

ADDITION: Kino 4K UHD (May 2022): Kino have released Sergio Leone's "For a Few Dollars More" to 4K UHD. Like Kino's A Fistful of Dollars, The Apartment, In the Heat of the Night and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 4K UHD releases, this does not have HDR applied (no HDR10, HDR10+, or Dolby Vision.) Unlike A Fistful of Dollars this does not have an advertised L’Immagine Ritrovata restoration. "For a Few Dollars More" 4K UHD is described as a "Complete Restored Edit of FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE with Extensive Shot-by-Shot Color Grading". I haven't investigated the term 'edit' but it is about 30-sedons longer than previous editions. This restoration is also true of the the included second disc Blu-ray, that is a different transfer from Kino's own 2019 BD edition, reviewed by Colin HERE. There are also a few differences in the extras - discussed below. Colors do take a less-perceptible shift but the large benefit to this 2160P is the grain support and approaching triple the bitrate of the 2019 1080P. It looks fabulous on my system in this higher resolution. Flesh tones may be slightly cooler and there appears to be more depth.    

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We have reviewed the following 4K UHD packages to date: Saboteur (software uniformly simulated HDR), Marnie (software uniformly simulated HDR), Shadow of a Doubt (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (software uniformly simulated HDR), A Fistful of Dollars (no HDR), In the Heat of the Night (no HDR), Jack Reacher (software uniformly simulated HDR), Death Wish II (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Apartment (no HDR), The Proposition (software uniformly simulated HDR), Nightmare Alley (2021) (software uniformly simulated HDR), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Godfather (software uniformly simulated HDR), Le Crecle Rouge (software uniformly simulated HDR), An American Werewolf in London (software uniformly simulated HDR), A Hard Day's Night (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Piano (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Great Escape (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Red Shoes (software uniformly simulated HDR), Citizen Kane (software uniformly simulated HDR), Unbreakable (software uniformly simulated HDR), Mulholland Dr. (software uniformly simulated HDR), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Hills Have Eyes (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Servant (software uniformly simulated HDR), Anatomy of a Murder (software uniformly simulated HDR), Taxi Driver  (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Wolf Man (1941) (software uniformly simulated HDR), Frankenstein (1931) (software uniformly simulated HDR),  Deep Red (software uniformly simulated HDR),  Misery (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Silence of the Lambs (software uniformly simulated HDR), John Carpenter's "The Thing" (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Cat' o'Nine Tails (software uniformly simulated HDR),  The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (software uniformly simulated HDR), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (software uniformly simulated HDR), Perdita Durango (software uniformly simulated HDR),  Django (software uniformly simulated HDR) Fanny Lye Deliver'd (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, (NO HDR applied to disc),  Rollerball (software uniformly simulated HDR),  Chernobyl  (software uniformly simulated HDR), Daughters of Darkness (software uniformly simulated HDR), Vigilante (software uniformly simulated HDR), Tremors (software uniformly simulated HDR), Cinema Paradiso (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Bourne Legacy (software uniformly simulated HDR), Full Metal Jacket (software uniformly simulated HDR),  Psycho (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Birds (software uniformly simulated HDR), Rear Window (software uniformly simulated HDR), Vertigo (software uniformly simulated HDR) Spartacus (software uniformly simulated HDR), Jaws (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Invisible Man, (software uniformly simulated HDR), Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds (software uniformly simulated HDR), Lucio Fulci's 1979 Zombie  (software uniformly simulated HDR),, 2004's Van Helsing (software uniformly simulated HDR),  The Shallows (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Bridge on the River Kwai (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Deer Hunter (software uniformly simulated HDR),  The Elephant Man (software uniformly simulated HDR), A Quiet Place (software uniformly simulated HDR), Easy Rider (software uniformly simulated HDR), Suspiria (software uniformly simulated HDR), Pan's Labyrinth (software uniformly simulated HDR) The Wizard of Oz, (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Shining, (software uniformly simulated HDR), Batman Returns (software uniformly simulated HDR), Don't Look Now (software uniformly simulated HDR), The Man Who Killed Killed and then The Bigfoot  (software uniformly simulated HDR), Bram Stoker's Dracula (software uniformly simulated HDR), Lucy (software uniformly simulated HDR), They Live (software uniformly simulated HDR), Shutter Island (software uniformly simulated HDR),  The Matrix (software uniformly simulated HDR), Alien (software uniformly simulated HDR), Toy Story (software uniformly simulated HDR),  A Few Good Men (software uniformly simulated HDR),  2001: A Space Odyssey (HDR caps udated), Schindler's List (simulated HDR), The Neon Demon (No HDR), Dawn of the Dead (No HDR), Saving Private Ryan (simulated HDR and 'raw' captures), Suspiria (No HDR), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (No HDR), The Big Lebowski, and I Am Legend (simulated and 'raw' HDR captures).

Like Kino's A Fistful of Dollars the 4K UHD audio is offered with the option of a dual-mono track (24-bit) or a, less robust, 5.1 surround bump (16-bit) - both in lossless DTS-HD Master and in English. As most are aware, there is plenty of gunfire in "For a Few Dollars More" which and fists. The echoing, whistling, gun shots have depth in the lossless. The surround carries a few remarkable separations but many purists will opt for the dual-mono which has more hollow bass depth. For a Few Dollars More had no synchronous audio track forcing Eastwood and Van Cleef to return to Italy where they dubbed over their dialogue. This is not glaringly evident in the sync. The, often flamboyant, score is by iconic Ennio Morricone (A Fistful of Dollars, Violent City, Grand Slam Revolver, The Great Silence, Who Saw Her Die?, The Black Belly of the Tarantula, The Fifth Cord, Luna, Danger Diabolik, Two Mules For Sister Sara, A Bullet for the General, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion, The French Conspiracy, U Turn, Stay As You Are etc. etc.) with memorable guitar riffs and twangy reverbs via a recurring motif sounding wonderfully supportive of the film. All 4K UHD discs are Region 'Free' and this offers optional, bolder, white, English (SDH) subtitles - see sample below. The included Blu-ray is region 'A'-locked.

There extras on the 4K UHD disc consist of the two commentary tracks also found on the 2019 Blu-ray and described below.

On the included second disc Blu-ray extras are extensive but there are a couple of omissions from the 2019 edition. First it has the same "Complete Restored Edit of FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE with Extensive Shot-by-Shot Color Grading" but in 1080P resolution. Kino have removed the 5-minute 'Restoration Italian Style' video piece, the restored UA Logo (see HERE) and a trailer for The Mercenary - adding a 1-minute A Fistful of Dollars / For a Few Dollars more - Burning at Both Ends Radio Spot. Presumably this was done for space constraints and the restoration piece was no longer relevant. Colin has fully described the supplements below:   

"As if trying to beat a record, Kino have absolutely loaded this Blu-ray with extras. First up is another fascinating and in-depth audio commentary from film historian, Tim Lucas. Right from the get-go, Lucas is talking about Leone's tinkering with diegetic (or non-diagetic) sound (noting that Leone is who you hear whistling), then noting that the Bible being held up by Lee Van Cleef suspiciously omits the word "Holy", playing into Leone's ironic treatment of religion in his films. Lucas has a keen eye for seemingly meaningless minutiae that upon further exploration reveals a goldmine of thematic brilliance on the part of Leone. This track is certainly one of the all time greats, and a must-listen for fans of the film. Also included here is the audio commentary from film historian Sir Christopher Frayling that appeared on the MGM release. On any other release, these 2 extras would more than suffice, but alas... there's more. There is a 14-minute "On location in Almería and Granada with Filmmaker Alex Cox" with the director revisiting locations from the film. There is also a new 3-minute "Trailers from Hell" segment with director, Ernest Dickerson. Much appreciated is the all new 18.5-minute "Promoting For a Few Dollars More: Posters & Lobby Cards" which plays through, without the need of clicking through one at a time with your remote. Also new here are two 6-minute image gallery pieces, "On the Set", and "Color Stills", as well as the 7.5-minute "FOR A FEW Pictures MORE". As for previously released extras, Kino has included, the 20-minute "A New Standard: Frayling on For a Few Dollars More", the 7-minute "Back for More: Clint Eastwood Remembers For a Few Dollars More", the 11-minute "Tre Voci: For a Few Dollars More", the 19-minute "For a Few Dollars More: The Christopher Frayling Archives", "For a Few Dollars More: The Original American Release Version" (which reveals that Clint's 'The Man With No Name' had a....gasp.... name!), the 12-minute "Location Comparisons". Also here are 12 radio spots lasting 7.5-minutes, various trailers for the film, as well as 5 other westerns ("A Fistful of Dollars", "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly", "A Fistful of Dynamite" (aka "Duck, You Sucker!") and "Death Rides a Horse". Phew!"

NOTE: The new, 2022, Blu-ray and 4K UHD menus do not have a 'Chapters' section.

Kino's
4K UHD release of Sergio Leone's "For a Few Dollars More" has a new transfer; "Complete Restored Edit of FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE with Extensive Shot-by-Shot Color Grading". This is the second part of what is commonly known as the 'Dollars Trilogy' and easy ranks as one of the best "spaghetti", if not all, westerns ever made. Eastwood earned $50,000 for returning in this sequel. Van Cleef got $17,000. Yes, I believe there is inflation. It was more successful than "A Fistful of Dollars"
and paved the way for “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”. Roger Ebert described it as "one great old Western cliché after another". Richard Schickel, in his biography of Clint Eastwood, believed that this was the best film in the trilogy. Many agree. It's here now in the best image available for home theatre. Double dipping is required. Our highest recommendation!

Gary Tooze

 


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