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  • Writer's pictureGabe Powers

Grinding the Stream April 2021 UPDATES: Spaghetti Westerns

Welcome to spring on the stream! As per usual, I'm including as many movies as I can per each category as I scour Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Criterion Channel, HBO Max, Peacock, Fandor, Shudder, Arrow Video, Tubi, Midnight Pulp (a "+" will be included wherever subscription fees apply), VUDU’s free selections, The Roku Channel, Popcorn Flix, Crackle, Dark Matter TV, Night Flight, Shout Factory TV (though most of their titles can also be watched via Amazon Prime).

Due to flimsy copyright, many free services, including YouTube, have loads of spaghetti westerns to choose from. So, for this entry, I’m also adding one more free-with-ads app, Spaghetti Westerns Draw, which overlaps with other grey market/budget apps/streaming sites, as well as Amazon Prime. Again, be warned – all of the free apps have ad breaks (I know, it sucks) and the video quality is inconsistent from app to app. Sometimes it's genuine HD, other times, it's sub-VHS. I've also included links to my own reviews of some of these films.

Sergio Leone's Western

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Italian: Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo, 1966) – Amazon Prime

  • Once Upon a Time in the West (Italian: C'era una volta il West, 1968) – Amazon Prime and Criterion Channel, Roku Channel, and Pluto TV

  • Duck You Sucker (Italian: Giù la testa; aka: A Fistful of Dynamite, 1971) – Criterion Channel

  • My Name is Nobody (Italian: Il mio nome è Nessuno; co-directed with Tonino Valerii, 1973) – Amazon Prime, Tubi, and Roku Channel

Sergio Corbucci Westerns

  • Massacre at Grand Canyon (Italian: Massacro al Grande Canyon; co-directed with Albert Band, 1964) – Tubi

  • Ringo and His Golden Pistol (Italian: Johnny Oro, 1966) – VUDU Free

  • Django (1966) – Midnight Pulp, Tubi, Roku Channel, and VUDU Free

  • Navajo Joe (1966) – Roku Channel

  • The Hellbenders (Italian: I crudeli, 1967) – YouTube

  • The Mercenary (Italian: Il mercenario, 1968) – Amazon Prime and Criterion Channel

  • Compañeros (Italian: Vamos a Matar Compañeros,1970) – Criterion Channel, Tubi, Roku Channel, and VUDU Free

Lucio Fulci's Westerns

  • Massacre Time (Italian: Le colt cantarono la morte e fu...tempo di massacro; aka: The Brute and the Beast, 1966) – YouTube, Spaghetti Westerns Draw, and Night Flight

  • White Fang (Italian: Zanna Bianca, 1974) – YouTube

  • Challenge to White Fang (Italian: l ritorno di Zanna Bianca, 1974) – YouTube

  • Four of the Apocalypse (Italian: I quattro dell'apocalisse, 1975) – Night Flight

  • Silver Saddle (Italian: Sella d'argento; aka: They Died With Their Boots On, 1978) – Amazon Prime and Tubi

Ferdinando Baldi Westerns

  • Texas, Adios (Italian: Texas, Addio, 1966) – ArrowTubi, and Night Flight

  • Django Prepare a Coffin (Italian: Preparati la bara!; aka: Viva Django!, 1968) – VUDU Free and Spaghetti Westerns Draw

  • Hate Thy Neighbor (Italian: Odia il prossimo tuo, 1968) – Spaghetti Westerns Draw and YouTube

  • Forgotten Pistolero (Italian: Il pistolero dell'Ave Maria, 1969) – Pluto TV

  • Blindman (1971) – Spaghetti Westerns Draw

  • Get Mean (aka: Time Breaker, 1975) – Amazon Prime and Tubi

  • Comin’ At Ya! (1981) – Amazon Prime, The Roku Channel, Tubi, and Night Flight

Enzo G. Castellari Westerns

  • Kill Them All and Come Back Alone (Italian: Ammazzali tutti e torna solo,1968) – VUDU Free

  • Any Gun Can Play (Italian: Vado... l'ammazzo e torno, 1967) – YouTube

  • Johnny Hamlet (Italian: Quella sporca storia nel west; aka: The Wild and the Dirty, 1968) – YouTube

  • Between God, The Devil and a Winchester (Italian: Anche nel west c'era una volta Dio, 1968) – Amazon Prime

  • Keoma (1976) – Tubi, Arrow, VUDU Free, The Roku Channel, and Spaghetti Westerns Draw

Antonio Margheriti Westerns

  • ...And God Said to Cain (Italian: E Dio disse a Caino…, 1970) – Tubi

  • The Stranger and the Gunfighter (Italian: El kárate, el Colt y el impostor; aka: Blood Money, 1974) – Tubi

  • Take a Hard Ride (1975) – YouTube

Series & Double-Features

The Ringo Series

  • A Pistol for Ringo (Italian: Una pistola per Ringo; Duccio Tessari,1965) – Amazon Prime, Arrow, Midnight Pulp, Tubi, and Spaghetti Westerns Draw

  • The Return of Ringo (Italian: Il ritorno di Ringo; also Duccio Tessari, 1965) – Amazon Prime, Arrow, and Tubi

Lee Van Cleef as a Mentor Double-Feature

  • Death Rides a Horse (Italian: Da uomo a uomo; Giulio Petroni, 1967 – Amazon Prime, Criterion Channel, Tubi, and Spaghetti Westerns Draw, and Night Flight (beware of wildly varying image quality)

  • Day of Anger (Italian: I Giorni Dell'ira; aka: Gunlaw; Tonino Valerii, 1967) – Tubi, Midnight Pulp, and Night Flight

The Sartana Series (five official films)

  • If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (Italian: Se incontri Sartana prega per la tua morte; Gianfranco Parolini, 1968) – Amazon Prime, Tubi, Arrow, and Spaghetti Westerns Draw

  • I Am Sartana Your Angel of Death/Sartana the Gravedigger (Italian: Sono Sartana, il vostro becchino; Giuliano Carnimeo, 1969) – Amazon Prime, Arrow, and Tubi

  • I Am Sartana, Trade Your Guns for a Coffin (Italian: C'è Sartana... vendi la pistola e comprati la bara; Giuliano Carnimeo, 1970) – Amazon Prime, Arrow, and Tubi

  • Have a Good Funeral, My Friend… Sartana Will Pay (Italian: Buon funerale, amigos!... paga Sartana; Giuliano Carnimeo, 1970) – Amazon Prime, Arrow, and Tubi

  • Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming (Italian: Una nuvola di polvere... un grido di morte... arriva Sartana; Giuliano Carnimeo, 1970) – Amazon Prime, Arrow, and Tubi

  • BONUS: Django Defies Sartana (Italian: Django sfida Sartana; Pasquale Squitieri, 1970) – Pluto TV

The Sabata Series (Mostly in-name-only)

  • Sabata (Gianfranco Parolini, 1969) – Tubi

  • Sabata the Killer (Italian: Arriva Sabata!; Tulio Demicheli, 1970) – VUDU Free

  • Wanted Sabata (Italian: Sabata vivo ou morto; Roberto Mauri, 1970) – Amazon Prime and The Roku Channel

  • Adiós, Sabata (Italian: Indio Black, sai che ti dico: Sei un gran figlio di...; Gianfranco Parolini, 1970) – Tubi

  • Return of Sabata (Italian: È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta!, 1971) – The Roku Channel (the only official sequel to the original film)

The Tony Anthony Stranger Series

  • A Stranger in Town (Italian: Un Dollaro tra I Denti; aka: A Dollar Between the Teeth; Luigi Vanzi, 1967) – Amazon Prime

  • The Stranger Returns (Italian: Un Uomo, Un Cavallo, Una Pistola; aka: A Man, a Horse, a Gun and Shoot First, Laugh Last; also Luigi Vanzi, 1967) – Amazon Prime

  • Sadly, the third official Stranger movie, A Stranger in Japan (Italian: Lo straniero di silenzio; aka: The Silent Stranger; also Ferdinando Baldi, 1968) isn’t available to stream anywhere

Other Zapata Westerns

  • A Bullet for the General (Italian: Quién sabe?; Damiano Damiani, 1966) – Tubi, VUDU Free, The Roku Channel, and Night Flight

  • The Big Gundown (Italian: La resa dei conti, 1966) – Criterion Channel (note: this is a must-see that hasn't been available streaming until now and it probably won't last long)

  • Run Man Run (Italian: Corri uomo corri; Sergio Sollima, 1968, note that this is a sequel to ) – Amazon Prime, Tubi, VUDU Free, and Night Flight

  • Tepepa (Giulio Petroni, 1969) – Amazon Prime

Other Good to Great Films

  • Taste of Killing (Italian: Per il gusto di uccidere; Tonino Valerii, 1966) – VUDU Free

  • Requiescant (aka: Kill and Pray and Let Them Rest; Carlo Lizzani, 1967) – Amazon Prime, Tubi, and Tubi

  • Django Kill...If You Live, Shoot! (Italian: Se sei vivo spara; Giulio Questi, 1967) – Amazon Prime, Tubi, The Roku Channel, VUDU Free, Pluto TV, and Night Flight

  • Gentleman Killer (Italian: Gentleman Jo... uccidi; Giorgio Stegani, 1967) – Spaghetti Westerns Draw and YouTube

  • Man, Pride & Vengeance (Italian: L'uomo, l'orgoglio, la vendetta; Luigi Bazzoni, 1967) – VUDU Free and Tubi

  • A Long Ride from Hell (Italian: Vivo per la tua morte; Camillo Bazzoni, 1968) – Amazon Prime and Tubi

  • Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die! (Italian: Oggi a me... domani a te!; Tonino Cervi, 1968) – Fandor

  • Black Jack (Gianfranco Baldanello, 1968) – VUDU Free

  • A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof (Italian: ...e per tetto un cielo di stelle; Giulio Petroni,1968) – Amazon Prime

  • Cemetery without Crosses (Italian: Une Corde, un Colt; aka: The Rope and the Colt; Robert Hossein, 1969) – Amazon Prime, Arrow, Tubi, VUDU Free, and Night Flight

  • Django the Bastard (Italian: Django il bastardo; aka: The Stranger's Gundown; Sergio Garrone, 1969) – Tubi and Spaghetti Westerns Draw

  • The Price of Power (Italian: Il prezzo del potere; Tonino Valerii, 1969) – YouTube

  • Hanging for Django (Italian: Una lunga fila di croci; aka: No Room to Die; Sergio Garrone, 1969) – Spaghetti Westerns Draw

  • The Unholy Four (Italian: Ciakmull - L'uomo della vendetta; Enzo Barboni, 1970) YouTube

  • His Name was King (Italian: Lo chiamavano King; Giancarlo Romitelli, 1971) – Tubi

  • Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (Italian: Prega il morto e ammazza il vivo; Giuseppe Vari, 1971) – YouTube

  • Cut-Throats Nine (Spanish: Condenados a vivir, 1972) – Midnight Pulp+ and Tubi

  • Grand Duel (Italian: Il grande duello; Giancarlo Santi, 1972) – Tubi, VUDU Free, Spaghetti Westerns Draw, and Night Flight



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