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Clint Eastwood Gift Set: The Man With No Name Trilogy
Sergio Leone
The legendary trio of stylish and darkly comic "spaghetti westerns" by Sergio Leone that turned Clint Eastwood from a minor American TV star, struggling to find a place in films, into an international action film superstar. A Fistful of Dollars (1964, 96 mins.) introduced the quintessential Eastwood anti-hero, "The Man With No Name," in a colorful reworking of Kurosawa's Yojimbo. In For a Few Dollars More (1965, 130 mins.) bounty hunter Lee Van Cleef forms an uneasy partnership with Eastwood's gunslinger as they chase down an outlaw together. Finally, in the epic masterpiece of the series, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967, 161 mins.), Eli Wallach rounds out the title trio of desperados hunting for a Confederate fortune during the Civil War. Italy/Spain, 1964-67, 387 mins.
DVD | $59.95  


Italian Films - The Spaghetti Westerns


Clint Eastwood Gift Set: The Man With No Name Trilogy
Sergio Leone
The legendary trio of stylish and darkly comic "spaghetti westerns" by Sergio Leone that turned Clint Eastwood from a minor American TV star, struggling to find a place in films, into an international action film superstar. A Fistful of Dollars (1964, 96 mins.) introduced the quintessential Eastwood anti-hero, "The Man With No Name," in a colorful reworking of Kurosawa's Yojimbo. In For a Few Dollars More (1965, 130 mins.) bounty hunter Lee Van Cleef forms an uneasy partnership with Eastwood's gunslinger as they chase down an outlaw together. Finally, in the epic masterpiece of the series, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967, 161 mins.), Eli Wallach rounds out the title trio of desperados hunting for a Confederate fortune during the Civil War. Italy/Spain, 1964-67, 387 mins.
DVD | $59.95  

Ace High
Giuseppe Colizzi
Eli Wallach holds the winning hand in this rambunctious spaghetti western about honor (and double dealing) among thieves. Western action adventure in the best Italian tradition, Ace High was shot in Mexico, Spain and Rome. Eli Wallach takes $300,000 from two hombres of questionable moral fiber, then proceeds to spread the cash around generously. His victims follow his trail, but when the men finally do meet, they must join forces for defense against a murderous desperado. Before that battle is over, Wallach has absconded once again with the cash. And the chase is on, leading them, ultimately, to a crooked Mississippi gaming house, a wonderful gun battle, and lots of money for everyone. Also starring Kevin McCarthy and Terence Hill (playing a character named Cat Stevens). In English and French, with English subtitles. Italy, 1968, 120 mins.
DVD | $37.95  

A Bullet for the General
Damiano Damiani
Gian Maria Volonte (A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More) stars with Klaus Kinski (also a ...Dollars More veteran) in a violent film set at the height of the Mexican Revolution. A mysterious young American joins up with a band of marauders, but what are his real motives? This spaghetti western is a favorite of director Alex Cox (Repo Man, Sid and Nancy), who described it as "...a mad, fast, energetic film with a great script...it's the best film I've seen set in that period." Dubbed in English. Italy, 1967, 118 mins.
DVD | $37.95  

Companeros
Sergio Corbucci
Jack Palance, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero and Tomas Milian star in this politically-minded "spaghetti western." A mercenary helps a revolutionary to rescue a pacifist professor and his followers. Palance is great as a wooden-handed killer who lost his hand when he was nailed to a cross--his pet hawk ate it off to save him. From the director of Django, with music by the legendary Ennio Morricone. This edition uses English-dubbed scenes, as well as some in Italian with English subtitles, to present the first complete and uncut video release of this film. DVD includes interviews with Franco Nero, Thomas Milian and Ennio Morricone; theatrical trailer and more. Italy/Spain/Germany, 1970, 120 mins.
DVD | $37.95  

Django
Sergio Corbucci
About the same time Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood were making the "Spaghetti Western" famous with A Fistful of Dollars, director Sergio Corbucci unveiled this even more over-the-top example of the genre. Franco Nero stars as the title character, a mysterious stranger who travels with a coffin in tow. Caught in the crossfire between bandits and sadistic vigilantes, he makes his own kind of order out of the chaos. With its heavily stylized and extreme violence, Django was banned in several countries, but it became a huge hit in many others, leading to over 50 unofficial sequels and copycats. Two-DVD set, newly restored and remastered, letterboxed, 16x9 widescreen. English and Italian language selections with optional English subtitles, and includes interview with Franco Nero, and Ruggero Deodata, theatrical trailer, posters and stills gallery, talent bios, and The Last Pistolero (Alessandro Dominici, 2002, Italy, 8 mins.), a new short western featuring Franco Nero. Dubbed in English. Italy/Spain, 1966, 90 mins.
DVD | $37.95  

Django, Kill...If You Live, Shoot!
Giulio Questi
The awkward translated title is just one of the strange elements in this memorable western/horror hybrid. A bandit, who may be dead or alive, crawls out of his grave and seeks revenge against the men who betrayed him. His mission takes him to a depraved town where violence and torture rule the day. "...one of the most violent westerns made. Director Giulio Questi gives the film a haunting, surreal veneer" (Adam Groves, The Cutting Edge). Despite the title, this has no real connection to 1966's Django. Letterboxed, 16x9 widescreen, English and Italian language selections with optional English subtitles, includes interviews with Giulio Questi and stars Tomas Milian and Ray Lovelock, theatrical trailer, and a posters and stills gallery. Italy/Spain, 1967, 117 mins.
DVD | $37.95  

A Fistful of Dollars
Sergio Leone
Leone's sterling spaghetti Western, starring Clint Eastwood as "the man with no name," is a slick remake of Kurosawa's Yojimbo, which was itself based on Dashiell Hammett's novel Red Harvest. A superlative soundtrack by Ennio Morricone. English dubbed. Italy, 1964, 96 mins.
DVD | $37.95  

For a Few Dollars More
Sergio Leone
The second collaboration of Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood finds Eastwood reluctantly accompanying a mysterious bounty hunter (Lee Van Cleef) to track a vicious killer and his band of outlaw grotesques. Music by Ennio Morricone. With Gian Maria Volonte and Klaus Kinski. DVD is widescreen, with 8-page booklet, production notes, and French & Spanish subtitles.Italy/Spain/Germany, 1965, 130 mins.
DVD | $37.95  

Four of the Apocalypse
Lucio Fulci
The "Godfather of Gore," Lucio Fulci (The Beyond), turned to the spaghetti western with spectacular results with this dark, violent feature. Four strangers find that their luck has turned from bad to worse when they meet a sadistic bandit. Severely cut for its American theatrical run, Four of the Apocalypse is presented uncut in this video release. Fabio Testi, Michael J. Pollard, Lynne Frederick and Tomas Milian star. Includes Fulci of the Apocalypse behind-the-scenes segment and theatrical trailer. The film is dubbed in English, except for the restored footage from the Italian release (never dubbed in English), which is presented in Italian with English subtitles. Italy, 1975, 104 mins.
DVD | $37.95  

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Sergio Leone
The third and best Sergio Leone "Dollars" Western. Set during the Civil War, three men out on the skids search for a treasure chest of the Confederates, each knowing a little about its whereabouts. A great musical score by Ennio Morricone. With Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef. A brilliant spaghetti Western and Leone at his best. The 1st DVD is widescreen, with 14 minutes of extra footage, trailer, and English, French & Spanish subtitles. The 2nd DVD is an extended 3-hour widescreen version, digitally remastered with 5.1 audio, with English, Spanish, French subtitles, and includes a commentary by film historian Richard Schickel; behind-the-scenes, Sergio Leone, and Civil War documentaries; featurettes on Ennio Morricone and audio recording; deleted scenes; a poster gallery; postcards; and more. Italy/Spain, 1967, 161 mins.
DVD | $37.95  
DVD (extended 3-hour version)
$44.95  

The Grand Duel
Giancarlo Santi
Top-of-the-line spaghetti western thrills as a mysterious gunman (Lee Van Cleef) plays protector to a young, gun-slinging ruffian who's falsely accused of murder, eventually bringing him face-to-face with the desperadoes who framed him. With Peter O'Brien, Jess Hahn and Horst Frank. Dubbed in English. Italy/Germany/France, 1973.
Videocassette | $44.95  

The Great Silence
Sergio Corbucci
The man who gave us Django presented a more political slant on the spaghetti western with this bleak and violent feature. Klaus Kinski stars as the leader of a sadistic band of bounty hunters pursuing some righteous outlaws who are fighting the corrupt town officials. Jean-Louis Trintignant is the mute gunslinger known as Silence who stands between the rebels and the bounty hunters. While meeting all the action demands of the genre, the film manages to make a brutally honest statement on class warfare. Music by Ennio Morricone. Includes a video introduction and liner notes by Alex Cox (Repo Man, Sid and Nancy); an alternate "happy ending" with optional commentary by Cox; and the theatrical trailer. Dubbed in English. Italy/France, 1968, 105 mins.
DVD | $44.95  

Keoma
Enzo G. Castellari
Fans of the genre consider this to rank with the best of the "spaghetti westerns." Franco Nero stars as a half-breed gunfighter who returns to his hometown to find it overrun by sadistic bandits and illness. He attempts to save the village in a massacre of redemption. Builds to a relentlessly violent climax. Woody Strode co-stars. Also known as Desperados, The Violent Breed, and Django Rides Again, although outside of starring Franco Nero it has nothing to do with the original Django. DVD includes audio commentary by the director and journalist Waylon Wahl, interview with Franco Nero, theatrical trailer and talent bios. Dubbed in English. Italy 1976 101 mins. DVD | $44.95  

Mannaja: A Man Called Blade
Sergio Martino
Maurizio Merli and John Steiner top the cast of this violent Italian western. A hatchet-wielding outlaw (Merli) is hired for protection by the owner of a silver mine, but the new employee is actually out for revenge against the man who killed his father. Restored, uncut version, complete with the legendary "eyeball torture" scene. "...very original and even stylish in its own right" (Mike Martinez, Kult Movie Maximus). Letterboxed, 16x9 widescreen, English and Italian language selections with optional English subtitles, includes interview with Sergio Martino, theatrical trailer, posters and stills gallery, and a director's bio. Italy, 1977, 96 mins.
DVD | $37.95  

A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die
Franco Giraldi
But how much time for lunch? Alex Cord stars as a pistolero with an annoying problem of occasional short term paralysis. He is on the run from outlaws, bounty hunters, and lawmen who are just waiting for his gun hand to freeze. With Arthur Kennedy, Robert Ryan, Nicoletta Machiavelli and Mario Brega. Includes French and Spanish subtitles. In English. Italy, 1967, 100 mins.
DVD | $37.95  

My Name is Nobody
Tonino Valerii
Terence Hill and Henry Fonda are perfect foils for one another in this revisionist western buddy movie by Tonino Valerii. Hill plays a zealous mercenary named Nobody who's been hired to gun down his idol, the outlaw Jack Beauregard (played by Fonda in a characteristically cool performance). In the unforgettable finale, Hill prods Beauregard into a hilarious and action-packed showdown with a ruthless gang of gunmen. Featuring music by Ennio Morricone. USA/Italy, 1973, 117 mins.
DVD | $37.95  

Once Upon a Time in the West
Sergio Leone
One of the greatest films of all time by the great Sergio Leone, uncut. Henry Fonda is the ruthless psychopath, Jason Robards the half-breed falsely accused of a terrible slaughter, and Charles Bronson "The Man" who remembers how his brother was savagely tortured. Brilliant direction by Leone achieves a film of epic significance, shot in dazzling Monument Valley locations. The DVD is a Special Collector's Edition two-DVD set, and is letterboxed, closed-captioned; includes a commentary track with director John Carpenter, John Milius, Alex Cox and more; three bonus documentaries; a featurette; a location gallery; and a French language track. USA, 1968, 165 mins.
DVD | $37.95  

Run, Man, Run!
Sergio Sollima
A hidden fortune in gold puts a knife-throwing thief (Tomas Milian) on the run from murderous bandits, vicious American agents, a bounty hunter, and even his passionate fiancee. John Ireland also stars in this exciting, violent spaghetti western fare. Also known as Saludos Hombre and The Big Gundown 2. Fully restored and presented uncut and uncensored. Letterboxed, 16x9 widescreen, English and Italian language selections with optional English subtitles. Includes interviews with Sergio Sollima and Tomas Milian, Westerns Italian Style documentary with interview with Enzo G. Castellari and Sergio Sollima, theatrical trailer, posters and stills gallery, alternate Italian title sequence, and talent bios. Italy/France 1968 121 mins. DVD | $37.95  

The Strangers Gundown
Sergio Garrone
A single cross placed in the middle of the street signals impending doom in this Sergio Garrone spaghetti western. A mysterious, vengeful stranger rides into town with a grudge to settle and a cross for each victim on his long list. The day after each cross is found, another person dies. Also known as Django DeBastardo. Dubbed in English. Italy, 1974, 107 mins.
DVD | $37.95  

Texas, Adios
Ferdinando Baldi
Franco Nero (Django) plays a tough, Texas lawman who heads to Mexico with his younger brother in pursuit of the man who killed his father. He finds his prey, but he also uncovers a shocking family secret. From the director of the 3-D favorite, Comin' At Ya'! "Really delivers the goods" (Spaghetti Westerns: The Good, The Bad and the Violent). DVD includes English and Italian soundtrack options, with optional English subtitles, also features an interview with Franco Nero, theatrical trailer and more. In Italian with English subtitles. Italy/Spain, 1966, 92 mins.
DVD | $44.95