July 13, 2003

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

If you get a chance, be sure to see the newly-restored 3 hrs 3 min print of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. Saw it yesterday at the Ken Theatre in San Diego. They've restored 20 minutes of never-before-seen footage, and the print was in fairly good condition. A wonderful event when the theatre is full of people (perhaps many who have never seen the movie before) cheering, laughing, and clapping as the story unfolds. What a contrast to watching, say, the DVD or a broadcast-TV version of the film at home. This kind of movie simply has to be seen on in a big theatre on the wide screen. I was amazed that they even did a 10-minute intermission --- when was the last time you went to a movie that had an intermission? Compared to the crappy Hollywood fare currently in theatres, well, there's no comparison. This was the best moviegoing experience this summer so far.

The San Diego Union's James Hebert seems to agree. See his article 'Good' as Gold. Posted by brian at July 13, 2003 11:49 AM

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