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  • Writer's pictureGabe Powers

Grinding the Stream August 2021 UPDATES: Spaghetti Westerns

Welcome to the end of summer 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). This month I've also added Paramount+ and AMC+.

Due to flimsy copyright, many free services, including YouTube, have loads of spaghetti westerns to choose from. 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

  • A Fistful of Dollars (Italian: Per un pugno di dollari, 1964)Amazon Prime and AMC+

  • For a Few Dollars More (Italy: Per qualche dollaro in più, 1965) – Amazon Prime and AMC+

  • Once Upon a Time in the West (Italian: C'era una volta il West, 1968) – Hulu and Paramount+

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

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

  • Once Upon a Time in America (1984, not a western, obviously) – Pluto TV

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) – Arrow, Tubi, and VUDU Free

  • Navajo Joe (1966) – Roku Channel

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

  • Compañeros (Italian: Vamos a Matar Compañeros,1970) – Criterion Channel, Tubi, 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) – Arrow (best transfer), YouTube 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 (via imdb TV) 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) – Arrow and VUDU Free

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

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

  • Comin’ At Ya! (1981) – 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) – YouTube

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

Antonio Margheriti Westerns

  • Vengeance (Italian: Joko invoca Dio... e muori, 1968) – YouTube

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

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

  • The Return of Ringo (Italian: Il ritorno di Ringo; also Duccio Tessari, 1965) – Criterion Channel, Arrow, Midnight Pulp, and Tubi

Lee Van Cleef as a Mentor Double-Feature

  • Death Rides a Horse (Italian: Da uomo a uomo; Giulio Petroni, 1967 – Night Flight and YouTube

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

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

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

  • Have a Good Funeral, My Friend… Sartana Will Pay (Italian: Buon funerale, amigos!... paga Sartana; Giuliano Carnimeo, 1970) – Tubi, Arrow, and Midnight PulLight the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming (Italian: Una nuvola di polvere... un grido di morte... arriva Sartana; Giuliano Carnimeo, 1970) – Tubi, Arrow, and Midnight Pul

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

The Sabata Series (Mostly in-name-only)

  • Sabata (Gianfranco Parolini, 1969) – Amazon Prime

  • 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

  • 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

  • None of these are currently streaming anywhere

Other Zapata Westerns

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

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

  • Tepepa (Giulio Petroni, 1969) – YouTube

Other Good to Great Films

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

  • My Name Is Pecos (Italian: Due once di piombo; Maurizio Lucidi,1966) – Arrow

  • Requiescant (aka: Kill and Pray and Let Them Rest; Carlo Lizzani, 1967) – Arrow, Tubi, and Midnight Pulp

  • Banditos (Massimo Dallamano, 1967) – Arrow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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, The Roku Channel, and Night Flight



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