WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Clint Eastwood Trilogy, The: Fistful Of Dollars

Reviewed In Issue 07 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Clint Eastwood, Marianne Koch, Gian Maria Volonte.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 2
Sound Rating: 1.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MGM
(Catalog Number): ML104531
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $99.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1964
(LD Release Date): 01/01/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Sergio Leone
(Screenplay/Written By): Sergio Leone, Duccio Tessari, Victor A. Catena, G. Schock & Jaime Gomez Gil
(Story): Toni Palomba, Victor A. Catena & Sergio Leone
(Music): Ennio Morricone
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Giancarlo Simi
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Roberto Cinquini
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(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Arrigo Colombo, Georgio Papi & Jaime Gomez Gil

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Mono Sound
(Theatrical Sound): Mag Mono
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A first-class Western filled with unremitting violence, gritty realism and tongue-in-cheek humor. Introduced “The Man With No Name.” A spaghetti -western version of the Japanese samurai film “Yojimbo.” Part of 394 minute eight-side package of the Leone trilogy. Eastwood gets involved in rival families fighting for a Western town.

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LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): No
(Aggressive System Surround): No
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): No
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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