Spaghetti Westerns

Italian director Sergio Leone brought many profound changes with his brilliant low-budget "spaghetti" western films made in Europe (Spain and Italy) in the mid-60s.The changes were a new European, larger-than-life visual style, a harsher, more violent depiction of frontier life, haunting music from Ennio Morricone, choreographed gunfights, wide-screen closeups, and TV's Rawhide (Rowdy Yates) star Clint Eastwood as the mysterious, detached, amoral, fearless and cynical gunfighter (dusty, serape-clad, stubbly-faced, and cigar-chewing) and bounty hunter - 'The Man With No Name.' These films resulted in a revival of the genre in the mid-to-late 1960s. Right: Clint Eastwood stars in Sergio Leone's magnificent "A Fistful Of Dollars".

A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

Director: Sergio Leone
Starring: Marianne Koch, Gian Maria Volonte, Clint Eastwood

The first in Sergio Leone's famous spaghetti western trilogy starring Clint Eastwood as the 'Man with No Name'. The film is a slick remake of Kurosawa... Read more

A Fistful of Dollars ( Blu-ray ) (1964)

Director: Sergio Leone
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonte, Marianne Koch

The first in Sergio Leone's famous spaghetti western trilogy starring Clint Eastwood as the 'Man with No Name'. The film is a slick remake of Kurosawa... Read more

A Fistful of Dynamite ( aka Duck You Sucker ) (1972)

Director: Sergio Leone
Starring: Romolo Valli, Rod Steiger, James Coburn

James Coburn is top-billed as an Irish soldier of fortune with a penchant for explosives. Rod Steiger plays another mercenary who wants to utilize Cob... Read more

A Long Ride From Hell (1968)

Director: Camillo Bazzoni
Starring: Steve Reeves

A Long Ride from Hell, in the original Italian known as Vivo per la tua morte (literally "I Live for Your Death!"). The film was bodybuilder Steve Ree... Read more

A Reason To Live, A Reason To Die (1974)

Director: Tonino Valerii
Starring: James Coburn, Telly Savalas, Bud Spencer

Aka 'Massacre at Fort Holman'. A Union colonel enlists the aid of seven condemned men in retaking a Missouri fort captured by Confederates. This spagh... Read more

Acquasanta Joe (1971)

Director: Mario Gariazzo
Starring: Ty Hardin, Richard Harrison

AKA Holy Water Joe. In the immediate aftermath of the War Between the States Jeff Donovan's outlaw gang disguised as soldiers of both the Confederacy... Read more

Any Gun Can Play (1967)

Director: Enzo G Castellari
Starring: Gilbert Roland, George Hilton, Edd Byrnes

A nameless, wandering gunslinger sets his sights on a ruthless Mexican bandit and the reward offered for his capture...dead or alive. Spaghetti Wester... Read more

Bad Man's River (1971)

Director: Eugenio Martin
Starring: Lee Van Cleef, James Mason, Gina Lollobrigida

This spaghetti Western has Lee Van Cleef and his cronies offered $1 million to blow up an arsenal by a Mexican revolutionary. The arsenal gets blasted... Read more

Boot Hill (1969)

Director: Guiseppe Colizzi
Starring: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Woody Strode, Lionel Stander, Victor Buono

The Trinity boys - Cat Stevens (Terence Hill) and Hutch Bessy (Bud Spencer) are back for one last round of blazing spaghetti western action. This time... Read more

Captain Apache (1971)

Director: Alexander Singer
Starring: Carroll Baker, Lee Van Cleef, Stuart Whitman

A Native American working for the government must investigate the Indian Commissioner's death. Soon he uncovers the schemes of a wealthy land owner an... Read more