Best Spaghetti Westerns DVDs

Friday, March 25 by Travis Petersen

Spaghetti westerns, westerns filmed usually in Italy or Spain by Italian directors with predominantly Italian casts and B-level American stars, changed the face of filmmaking and the best spaghetti westerns DVDs illustrate how. The spaghetti western gave birth to the dark, silent anti-hero, embodied in Clint Eastwood's "Man With No Name" character, delivering vengeance with quiet certainty. Here are the best spaghetti westerns DVDs currently available, essential for any western fan's movie collection.

  1. "The Sergio Leone Anthology" Sergio Leone was the king of the spaghetti western, and this anthology collects all three of the best spaghetti westerns DVDs in the Man With No Name trilogy ("A Fistful of Dollars," "For a Few Dollars More," and "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly") with one of his lesser known classics, "Duck, You Sucker," also known as "A Fistful of Dynamite." This is the perfect way to start any collection of the best spaghetti westerns DVDs.
  2. "Once Upon a Time in the West" Leone's other essential film is available on its own. This, plus the anthology, makes up the perfect primer of the best spaghetti westerns DVDs.
  3. "A Bullet for the General" From director Damiano Damiani comes this strange, violent, radical western starring "A Fistful of Dollars" villain Gian Maria Volonte and in a tale of a brutal gang operating during the Mexican Revolution. More political than Leone's films, this film shows another side of what's available in the category of best spaghetti westerns DVDs.
  4. "Django" Franco Nero is the titular gunslinger in this iconic film, another favorite of collectors of the best spaghetti westerns DVDs. In this surreal film, he plays a killer who drags his own coffin around behind him, because that's "what a dead man does."

These four films are a great start for any collection of the best spaghetti westerns DVDs. Sit back and enjoy the atmosphere.