Originally Posted by Phantom Stranger
It's an unheralded but excellent Spaghetti Western. I don't want to get your hopes up, it's not as entertaining as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The 4-disc set occasionally goes down on Amazon around $23. You get two Blu-rays, a DVD, and Morricone's soundtrack on CD in it. In a bit of irony it probably received a better film transfer than that iconic Westerner.
Newbie here -- been learning (not lurking) over the past few months. It has been a delight learning about the Tiers and experiencing HD viewing for only about 6 months.
After half a year of training, I will be so bold as to venture my first Tier recommendation: I second The Phantom Stranger's fantastic review of "The Big Gundown." 2.25.
I'd also like to add that it is among the most beautiful soundtracks you will ever hear. Morricone went for a whole new direction with this film, compared to the music he created for the Leone films. Morricone's music, combined with the "Hunt in the Cane Fields" sequence in "The Big Gundown," just has to be seen and heard to be believed. Epic.
Thanks to everyone in the Forum for your reviews and helping me to make the most of my HD investment.