Welcome to ‘A Fistful of DVDs’ – A Spaghetti Western DVDs Dabatase

By , March 5, 2010 1:45 am

A website aimed to be the most complete database of info regarding spaghetti western DVD and Blu-Ray discs available. Listed will also be at least some of the so called euro westerns which depending on the person might qualify as spaghetti westerns or not. But at the very least they might be of interest to the fans of spaghetti westerns. The site will of course be work-in-progress as long as new DVDs become available and like mentioned Blu-Ray discs will also be featured on the site.

Because of very limited funds, and since it wouldn’t make much sense to buy every possible version of every movie out there (still would like to do it though… to own every spaghetti western DVD out there…), I’ll have to use info from all kinds of sources and from the users as well… so I hope anyone who would have something valuable info or covers/screenshots would contact me with it. Credit will of course be given where it belongs if needed/wanted.

What is a spaghetti western?

In my mind any Italian produced or co-produced western to put it simply. I don’t have any strong feelings about the way the genre should be defined so feel free to include either all European made westerns under the same term or maybe you just consider only worthy ones to be those made after Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars (Per un pugno di dollari, 1964) which to many (and rightfully so I suppose) is the one movie that started the whole genre even though there were many westerns made before it.

But no matter whatever you feel qualifies as a spaghetti western, it is just easier and simpler for this site to include all Italian made westerns and then add some other non-Italian that have something to do with the genre.

The name spaghetti western was originally used as a negative term but was adopted by fans of the genre. Other names for the films include western all’italiana’ (westerns Italian style) in Italy, macaroni westerns in Japan and in Germany Italowestern.



Please note that I don’t claim this site to have 100% accurate information and I cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions within the database. If you decide to make a purchase based on the information you received from this site you are doing so AT YOUR OWN RISK. I can not be held responsible for any wrong purchases you make by using the information available in here.

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