Win Sergio Leone DVD Special Edition DVDs in the UK !
By Andy McKeague Apr 15, 2005, 19:40 GMT
We are giving away 2 sets of the DVD Special Editions of 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For A Few Dollars' & 'A Fistful of Dynamite' from MGM, which get a UK release April 18.
The first of the "spaghetti westerns", 'A Fistful Of Dollars' became an instant cult hit. It also launched the film careers of Italian Writer-Director Sergio Leone, and a little known American television actor named Clint Eastwood. As the lean, cold-eye cobra-quick gunfighter - Clint became the first of the "anti-heroes". The cynical, enigmatic loner with a clouded past is the same character Eastwood fans have been savouring ever since. A Fistful Of Dollars is the western taken to the extreme - with unremitting violence, gritty realism and tongue-in-cheek humour. Leone's direction is taut and stylish, and the visuals are striking - from the breathtaking panoramas (in Spain) to the extreme close-ups of quivering lips and darting eyes before the shoot-out begins. And all are accented by renowned film composer Ennio Morricone's quirky, haunting score.
The man with no name is back... The man in black is waiting... a walking arsenal - he uncoils, strikes and kills! Clint Eastwood had proven so successful in his first foray into European Westerns with 'A Fistful Of Dollars' that a follow up sequel was inevitable. Superbly scripted by Luciano Vincenzoni, featuring an unforgettable alliance between ruthless gun-slingers Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef. 'For A Few Dollars' More tells the tale of a ruthless quest to track down the notorious bandit El Indio played by Gian Maria Volonte. The film is also noted for its array of weaponry, a veritable arsenal of rifles that became so operatic and Ennio Morricone's atmospheric score keeps the tension taut as the action moves from Jail breaks and hold-ups to spectacular gun battles.
Rod Steiger and James Coburn will blow you apart in "A Fistful of Dynamite" ("Duck You Sucker") by the master of adventure Sergio Leone! On the run from the British government in Mexico, Sean Mallory (Coburn), an IRA explosives expert, is befriended by Juan Miranda (Steiger) the leader of a bandit family. Upon witnessing Mallory's skills with explosives, Juan asks Sean to join his gang to raid the bank of Mesa Verde but before long he's caught up in the Mexican revolution!
To enter just visit our competition page and fill in your details. This one is a UK only competition. Good Luck!