After debuting its first episode with the launch of the Disney+ streaming service, The Mandalorian captured the imagination of fans right off the bat with its gritty world of bounty hunters, leftover Imperials, and of course, Baby Yoda. Much like the big-screen STAR WARS saga, The Mandalorian took its inspiration from plenty of sources, but for me, it was the spaghetti-western influence which rang strong and true. To that end, YouTuber kingkida has given The Mandalorian a fantastic spaghetti-western makeover, complete with Italian captions and an Ennio Morricone score. Check it out!
As the Western genre began losing popularity in America, a group of Italian filmmakers made the genre their own with hundreds of western films, dubbed spaghetti-westerns due to their place of origin, throughout the 60s and 70s, such as Sergio Leone‘s DOLLARS TRILOGY, consisting of A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE, and THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY, as well as DJANGO, DEATH RIDES A HORSE, SABATA, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, THE GREAT SILENCE, THE BIG GUNDOWN, and many more.