For a Few Dollars More is the second in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy and many believe the best of the three. The story centers around two bounty hunters who are hunting down a notorious outlaw band led by El Indio. The two unwilling partners work from the inside of the gang after a successful bank robbery in El Paso. This is one of the first buddy films that puts two very different people into a rough situation. This should be the perfect example of what a spaghetti western should be. The perfect anti-hero, a sneering older rival, a huge gang made up of spaghetti regulars, great gunfights, and another exceptional soundtrack by Ennio Morricone. How can you go wrong?
Clint Eastwood reprises his role as the Man with No Name although he is referred to as Manco in this role. The part is better than in a Fistful of Dollars and right up there with The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Lee Van Cleef plays the role of Colonel Mortimer, the bounty hunter who teams up with Eastwood to track down the notorious gang. There is a mystery about why he is hunting down the gang that is revealed late in the movie. Gina Maria Volonte must be mentioned as the sadistic, marijuana smoking gang leader El Indio. His villain is still one of the best in the spaghetti genre. The rest of the cast included Mara Krup, Luigi Pistilli, Mario Brega, Aldo Sambrell, Benito Stefanelli, Panos Papadopulos, and Klaus Kinski as the crazed hunchbacked gunfighter. The DVD is very good with an informative booklet included, widescreen presentation that looks great, and theatrical trailer all there. Well worth it for such a classic western!