July 2023 recap

Welcome to July 2023 :incoming_envelope: newsletter from the Spaghetti Western Database, your regular newsletter of what happened last month in the world of European westerns.

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:newspaper: NEW STUFF IN AND AROUND THE SWDB IN :spiral_calendar: JULY 2023:

:rotating_light: WANTED:

:film_strip: New around the SWDb:

  • Let us know if you want to help with our new master calendar Calendar - The Spaghetti Western Database and company directory Company directory - The Spaghetti Western Database. We still need help to fill those with information, please get in touch!
  • :clipboard: … as always: join the SWDb, help out, it will make it better :slight_smile: You don’t have to become a full time editor or official staff member to contribute. Anything from being active in the forum over correcting spelling mistakes to joining entire improvement projects is more than welcome. From all over the world, in all languages, we welcome help!

:cowboy_hat_face: SWDb 3.0 is here…

The major overhaul of the SWDb is thus further progressing. We continue work on the improvements of the SWDb, notably the film pages, and we’re slowly starting to touch up other parts of the database. If you’re interested in seeing what we’re doing or if you want to join and help, click here to read about it: SWDb 3.0 (our massive 2022/2023 project)

SWDb :heart: Letterboxd

If you’re a Letterboxd user, we hope you’re as excited as we are about the official SWDb Letterboxd HQ account. Click here to learn more about that (long story short: follow us on LB).
Also: all the revised film pages in the SWDb have a direct link to their respective LB entry.

:dvd: Home video news:

In July we have seen the long awaited Blood Money box set from Arrow Video, see also links at the end of this newsletter. The rest are mostly re-releases and minor additions.

In August, there’ll be a new UK release of A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (we’ll have some more details soon), a French release of the Hellbenders, in Germany the MacGregors will make their HD debut (finally!) and new label Malombra films has Fulci riding in on The Road to Fort Alamo.

All in all, our calendar is slowly extending into late summer… stay tuned!
:calendar: Visit the SWDb home video release calendar

:church: Obituaries

Our head of obits, the spaghettiologist @Tom_B had to update the boot hill cemetery with an unfortuante 3 new obituaries over the course of the last four weeks.
:arrow_right: Check out “Cemetery with crosses”

:balance_scale: Reviews:

Please contact us if you want your reviews published. We are especially looking for reviews of movies that have no, or very few, reviews in the SWDb. We publish them in all languages, and you don’t need to be a professional writer!
:arrow_right: Book review - Clint Eastwood: Icon: The Essentical Film Art Collection - The Spaghetti Western Database

:moneybag: :dollar: Those of you who feel inclined to donate a dollar or euro or two, head here. Payplal has improved the donation experience, check it out. Also, whenever you shop at Amazon, click on one of the SWDb’s Amazon links first, it doesn’t matter which one.

See you next month! And don’t forget to pre-order BLOOD MONEY from Amazon.co.uk (UK), or Amazon.com (USA) for example

Details: Mátalo!/BluRay - The Spaghetti Western Database

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Oh dear, there’s some barrel-scraping going on with some of those new releases.
DER TIGER VOM KWAI is probably one of the worst Spaghetti Western/Kung Fu crossovers. The Kung Fu expert is bloody useless.

I never liked A REASON TO LIVE A REASON TO DIE. I saw it at the cinema and thought it was monumentally dull

ROY COLT AND WINCHESTER JACK was a big disappointment. It’s only worth watching to see Marilu Tolo’s nipples covered with white sticking plaster. I mean, I’m sure we could all draw her nipples from memory anyway.

I don’t understand SAVAGE PAMPAS coming out now as a DVD. It’s probably three years ago since it came out on BluRay from a 4K master of the 70mm print. It’s German and the title is VERFLUCHTEN DER PAMPAS, from BUSCH media group.
It has English Audio. I absolutely love this film. I subtitled a really bad DVD version once, I liked it that much.