The Good, The Bad and The Ugly finally comes to 4K in April

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The 1966 Sergio Leone directed spaghetti [Italian] western “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on April 27th via KL Studio Classics. The film starred Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. The 4K release has been something that KL Studio Classics officially rumored (polled on) since 2017 and it’s now finally becoming a reality. The tech specs for the release include a video presentation in 2.35:1 aspect ratio without HDR (it seems) as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and newly restored DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono sound on a BD-100 (100 gigabytes) UHD Blu-ray Disc. The theatrical cut of the movie has received a 4K scan and color grading, as mentioned below.

“162-Minute Theatrical Cut – Over 30 hours of extensive shot-by-shot color grading and a 4K scan of a 1967 IB tech print as the secondary source to restore the theatrical cut to its original glory.
A) The optical flip ending in Tuco’s neck back around the noose (14 frames)
B) Tuco Shoving the “open/closed” sign into the storekeeper’s mouth (5 seconds, 10 frames)
C) An extreme closeup of Blondie’s eyes shortly before Tuco’s gang comes barging in through the door (1 second, 14 frames)
D) 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)
E) The tail end of the shot of the train station (2 seconds, 1 frame)”

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available to preorder over at Amazon. The full details regarding the bonus materials and contents for this upcoming 4K release of the film can be found below.



Coming April 27th on 4KUHD!
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase (5000)
• Reversible Art
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas (Both)
• Deleted Scenes (4KUHD)
• 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)
• English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround (Both)
• Newly Restored 2.0 Mono (Both)
• Triple-Layered UHD100 Disc (4KUHD)
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc (Blu-ray)
• Optional English Subtitles (Both)
Color 162 Minutes 2.35:1 Rated R