The Great Silence (Standard Edition) (Blu-ray)

Director: Sergio Corbucci

Stars: Klaus Kinski

1968 Italy





  • Country: Italy
  • Language: Italian
  • Year: 1968
  • Runtime: 106
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: 15
  • Subtitles: Optional English Subtitles
  • Genre: Western
  • SKU: EKA70460
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Apr 11, 2022
Region: B


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