I just read this was made for £1000...Every single other film made should be ashamed of itself. Suspenseful, pitch-dark and creepy while managing to have great sustained performances and a satisfying, exhilarating ending. I didn't see any of it coming, do not read spoilers before you watch it.
My main reason for watching this movie, each and every time I put it on is Eli Wallach. It's a masterpiece, no doubt; Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef are brilliant in it, the score is amazing, it's good to look at and the story is fantastic, but Eli Wallach is just the biggest joy to watch. I love westerns and it always annoys me when people say they don't like westerns and then say they haven't seen this. Losers.