Watched this last night. I've heard from many places that the uncut version isn't at all better.
The storyboard and scenes are sometimes very schizophrenic at times. I even caught myself rewinding because I felt I totally missed something....and I didn't. It all comes together better at the end, for sure.
The plot is almost the same exact thing as The Big Gundown.
The soundtrack is a top 5 for s.w. for me, easily. It's above beautiful. This soundtrack is a fine example of a the standard for spaghetti, and it's easy to see how most fail reaching what this one has. This movie was easily inspired by Once Upon a Time int he West, my favorite s.w.
The duel is one of the best scenes in this sub-genre.
The action is very good. There is an "epic" nature to this film.
Best of all, there is a "dreamy," surrealistic nature to this film.
This is in my top 10, easily. What it needs, is a really good restoration on an HD print so that I can better see and hear what's going on. I also watched this from some "collection" set, and it wasn't anamorphic so I had to stretch the image...VHS quality here. Does anyone have the WIld-East DVD? I NEED IT!!
This is also one of those s.w. that takes repeated viewings, I feel.