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The Great Silence: 50th Anniversary Edition

Street Date:
June 5th, 2018
Movie Release Year:
1968
MPAA Rating:
Unrated
Studio:
Film Movement
Length:
105 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Western

Starring:

Jean-Louis Trintignant, Klaus Kinski, Frank Wolff

Director:

Sergio Corbucci

Plot Synopsis:

On an unforgiving, snow-swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco (Klaus Kinski, Nosferatu the Vampyre) prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. As the price on each head is collected one-by-one, only a mute gunslinger named Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant, The Conformist) stands between the innocent refugees and the greed and corruption that the bounty hunters represent. But, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong aren't always clear and good doesn't always triumph.

Featuring superb photography and a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone, director Sergio Corbucci's (Django, Companeros) bleak, brilliant and violent vision of an immoral, honorless west is widely considered to be among the very best and most influential Euro-Westerns ever made.

Technical Specs

  • NEW 2K RESTORATION OF THE FILM

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.85:1

Audio Formats

  • TBA

Subtitles/Captions

  • TBA

Supplements

  • Cox on Corbucci - filmmaker and author Alex Cox (Repo Man) surveys Sergio Corbucci's career and how The Great Silence fits within the maestro's oeuvre.
  • Western, Italian Style - This 1968 documentary on Italian westerns includes prime behind the scenes footage of The Great Silence.
  • Two never-before-seen alternate endings, including the option to play one of the alternate endings with Alex Cox commentary.
  • The Great Silence original theatrical trailer.
  • The Great Silence 2018 theatrical trailer.
  • Italian and English language versions.
  • Ending the Silence - a new essay about The Great Silence by film critic Simon Abrams.