Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Front Cover Actor
Henry Fonda Frank
Charles Bronson Harmonica
Claudia Cardinale Jill
Jason Robards, Jr. Cheyenne
Gabriele Ferzetti Morton
Frank Wolff McBain
Keenan Wynn Sheriff
Lionel Stander Bartender
Jack Elam Knuckles
Woody Strode Stony
Jason Robards
Movie Details
Director Sergio Leone
Studio Paramount
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 2 hr 45 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
The so-called spaghetti Western achieved its apotheosis in Sergio Leone's magnificently mythic (and utterly outlandish) Once upon a Time in the West. After a series of international hits starring Clint Eastwood (from A Fistful of Dollars to The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly), Leone outdid himself with this spectacular, larger-than-life, horse-operatic epic about how the West was won. (And make no mistake: this is the wide, wide West, folks--so the widescreen/letterboxed version is strongly recommended.) The unholy trinity of Italian cinema--Leone, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Dario Argento--concocted the story about a woman (Claudia Cardinale) hanging onto her land in hopes that the transcontinental railroad would reach her before a steely-eyed, black-hearted killer (Fonda) does. (The film's advertising slogan was: "There were three men in her life. One to take her ... one to love her ... and one to kill her.") Meanwhile, Leone shoots his stars' faces as if they were expansive Western landscapes, and their towering bodies as if they were looming rock formations in John Ford's Monument Valley. --Jim Emerson
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1022
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/30/03
Purchase Price $15.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 008
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 097360683042
Chapters
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby