SWDb August recap

Welcome to the August 2021 newsletter from in and around the Spaghetti Western Database, your regular newsletter of what happened last month.

Background (for those who missed the announcement): We now post these recaps in the Newsletter category of our forums, which is set up so that everyone is watching that category for new topics by default (you can opt out of this using the “bell” icon :bell: at the top right corner of that category). So you should have been notified of this very announcement with the little notification dot in the forums itself - or via email :mailbox_with_mail:, if you weren’t currently logged in. This is our new :incoming_envelope: newsletter that ties more neatly into our community. Our separate purely email-based mailing list which we rarely make use of has been phased out.

:newspaper: NEW STUFF IN AND AROUND THE SWDB IN :spiral_calendar: AUGUST 2021:

  1. :film_strip: The SWDb needs YOU!
    As always: Please get in touch with us if you have better versions of posters, lobby cards, still images or other pictures material that we currently only offer in very small or bad quality. We are also always looking for reviews of films not reviewed yet, missing information, corrections to wrong information, director, writer or producer spotlight articles, information on soundtrack releases and so much more. The SWDb is what you make of it, please help us improve it, every bit helps!
    :arrow_right: Browse the pictures category
    :arrow_right: Ways to contribute
    :arrow_right: We picked THE KIDNAPPING for our August movie of the month. Please help us add information, pictures, links and more to flesh out the information the SWDb can offer on this film. Join this topic to help us do something with it :slight_smile:

  2. :dvd: New and upcoming discs: August was exciting for a number of reasons. First of all we filled a lot of gaps in our release calendar from Japan, and we keep on needing your help in filling gaps, adding specs, extras and other technical information on all kinds of releases world wide. So keep sending us emails! Second of all, there were a few high profile releases and announcements. The most promiment are below, but do visit our calendar!
    :arrow_right: Highlight was a re-release of Django by Arrow for all those who went empty handed with the limited editions, and there is a new release of The Valdez Horses in the US. Of course the announcement by Eureka in the UK of a new release of The Great Silence for later this year has everyone excited. September will see at least two high quality releases in Germany, and more October through December titles are up for pre-order.
    :calendar: Visit the SWDb home video release calendar

  3. :microphone: The the great podcast that @Tom_B and @spaghetti_westerns will resume after a short summer break and be back on the airwaves starting September 4. Now is a great time to catch up on the episodes of this great podcast in its archive on Facebook and Youtube, you’ll find the links and much more in our shownotes:
    :arrow_right: Click here to check out the show archive and show notes
    :arrow_right: The podcast’s official Facebook page (do follow!) and YouTube channel (do subscribe!)

  4. :funeral_urn: Our head of obits, @Tom_B had to update the boot hill cemetery with 5 new obituaries. Rest in peace.
    :arrow_right: Check out “Cemetery with crosses”

  5. :balance_scale: One new review was published. Please contact us: we are always looking for more reviews, especially of those spaghetti westerns where the SWDb doesn’t have them yet. And we welcome reviews of all lengths and in all languages!
    :arrow_right: Kidnapping review

  6. :books: We keep adding some books to the database, please help us fill the gaps and email us with info about books on spaghetti westerns in all languages.
    :arrow_right: Enter our books pages

Many thanks to all and everyone who contributed this month, in the SWDb proper, here in the forums, everyone who has emailed us, shared our posts on social media, listened in on the podcast or donated a few bucks our way. See you next month with a roundup of updates. We wish you the happiest new year and hope you check in regularly, discuss, spread the word and contribute.


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As usual…a great job Seb! :+1:

Keep it going, amigo! :smiley: :smiley:

What about the one I published for Kidnapping?

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Damn, I just looked at the main page… can u out it there also? Sorry amigo

Done :wink:

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Hi. Thanks for your valuable work on SWDB.

I’ve had an article published in the latest issue of Cinema Retro magazine on the first western to use Almería in Spain in 1961, Tierra Brutal/Savage Guns. They have done a good job with lots of photos and posters. It’s volume 17, issue 51, 2021.

Is there any way you can let your followers know about the article on your site?


Terence Denman (author of Fistfuls of Dollars in Almería)

Is it available online or only in print?

I think only in print. But I don’t have a subscription. But I can’t find any sign that they post issues online.


Did you receive it?