Once Upon a Time in the West Arrives on 4K Ultra HD

Once Upon A Time in the West. Courtesy of Paramount.

Once Upon a Time in the West marks its upcoming 55th anniversary of its American release by making its arrival on 4K Ultra HD. The home release includes a digital copy of the film.

The film has been fully restored as it becomes the 44th film to join the Paramount Presents line. Paramount’s archive team, L’Immagine Ritrovata, and The Film Foundation restored the film from the 35mm Techniscope camera negative. This follows previous restoration efforts in 2007 by The Film Foundation and Martin Scorsese in matching its build and color palette. As such, audiences can now watch the definitive home release of the film with its 165-minute extended cut fully restored.

The release includes the film on both 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray. The Blu-ray disc features a mixture of new and legacy bonus content. The presentation is in Dolby Vision and HDR-10, along with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and English Restored Mono Dolby Digital.

Synopsis

Set in the dying days of the Old West, a struggle to control water in a dusty desert town embroils three hard-bitten gunmen in an epic clash of greed, honor, and revenge.

Bonus Features

  • Commentary by the Hosts of the Spaghetti Western Podcast –NEW!
  • A Look Back with Leonard Maltin—NEW!
  • Commentary with contributions from directors John Carpenter, John Milius & Alex Cox, film historians Sir Christopher Frayling & Dr. Sheldon Hall, and cast and crew 
  • An Opera of Violence                                                                                         
  • The Wages of Sin        
  • Something To Do With Death
  • Railroad: Revolutionising the West
  • Locations Then & Now (Gallery)  
  • Production Gallery  
  • Theatrical Trailer   

DIRECTOR: Sergio Leone
SCREENWRITERS: Sergio Donati & Sergio Leone
CAST: Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson, with Gabriele Ferzetti, Woody Strode, Jack Elam, Lionel Stander, Paolo Stoppa, Frank Wolff, Keenan Wynn

Paramount Pictures released Once Upon a Time in the West in theaters on May 21 , 1969.

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Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.