The Great Silence (Region B)

Type: New Blu-Ray

On an unforgiving, snow-swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco (Klaus Kinski) prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. Only a mute gunslinger named Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant) stands between the innocent refugees and the corrupt killers. But, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong are not always clear, and good does not always triumph.


Featuring superb photography and a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone, director Sergio Corbucci’s bleak, brilliant and violent vision of an immoral, honour-less West, is widely considered to be among the best and most influential Westerns ever made. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Sergio Corbucci’s masterpiece, The Great Silence, on Blu-ray from a 2K restoration. 



1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a 2K restoration undertaken and completed for the 50th anniversary of the film’s original release

English and Italian audio options

Optional English Subtitles

New audio commentary by author Howard Hughes and filmmaker Richard Knew

Brand new audio commentary by filmmaker Mike Siegel

Audio commentary by director and Spaghetti Western aficionado Alex Cox, recorded live at the Hollywood Theatre, Portland in 2021. Included with kind permission of 36 Chambers LLC.

New interview with Austin Fisher, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema

Cox on Corbucci – filmmaker Alex Cox talks about Sergio Corbucci [15 mins]

Western, Italian Style – 1968 documentary [38 mins]

Two Alternate Endings

Original Theatrical Trailer

Stills Galleries

A 36-page collector’s booklet featuring two essays by author Howard Hughes; one covering the background to the making of The Great Silence, and an extensive piece on the westerns of Klaus Kinski