Welcome to the December 2022 newsletter from in and around the Spaghetti Western Database, your regular newsletter of what happened last month.
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NEW STUFF IN AND AROUND THE SWDB IN DECEMBER 2022:
A great spaghetti year 2022 ends, off to 2023
This past year was a busy year for The Spaghetti Western Database. Together with many contributors from around the world we improved the quality of the information in the database (titles, names, pictures and posters), we added numerous reviews, articles and interviews and in the second half of the year started working on SWDb 3.0 which is now rolling out. We also spent countless ours making our home video calendar the most complete, up to date and trusted source for home video releases of spaghetti westerns anywhere in the world. And the forum was busy every day. As we look at a new year, we hope that the time we spend on the SWDb we don’t have to share with news of wars, death, pandemics and hate in this world. From everyone at the SWDb we wish you a peaceful, healthy and prosperous new year!
- We’re still trying to get in touch with the person who ran the Altervista website https://web.archive.org/web/20220330035944/http://spaghettiwestern.altervista.org/ if anyone knows, please send us a message.
- We’re also trying to locate our friend from Finland who went by the name of Shobary (with the popular SW website with that title).
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!
- We are collecting spaghetti western themed podcast episodes from around the world, please point us to more of them.
- Phil and myself have started catalogueing interview featurettes from home video releases so it will be easier to research in the future where to find interviews. This is ongoing but starting to take shape. Let us know if you want to contribute.
… as always: join the SWDb, help out, it will make it better 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!
The major overhaul of the SWDb has entered its first step. It comes with many under-the-hood improvements that make the site work better, but it also brings some overdue visual improvements of the SWDb, notably the film pages and other things. If you’re interested in seeing what we’re doing or if you want to join and help, click here to read about it: Testing SWDb 3.0
New and upcoming discs:
There were many home video releases in December
this included the two final Explosive Media mediabook releases and Ennio made the jump to 4K in Italy while it came out in theaters in Germany.
There are a few titles we can look forward to in January
the highlights are of course the two UK releases of Sergio Sollima’s Run Man Run and The Big Gundown respectively. There are a few re-releases and Hannie Caulder arrives on BluRay in France.
Visit the SWDb home video release calendar
Boot Hill Cemetery.
Our head of obits, the spaghettiologist @Tom_B had to update the boot hill cemetery with an unfortuante 16 new obituaries over the course of the last four weeks, this included maestro Ruggero Deodato.
Check out “Cemetery with crosses”
Please get in touch if you can or want to review movies, BluRays, soundtracks or books, in any language. We could use more reviews in Italian, Spanish, French and other languages, too!
Arizona Colt (German)
Der Lange Tag der Rache (German)
We can use some extra help improving the quality and quantity of soundtrack info on the database, please get in touch! Tracklists, vinyl covers, release news, availability and more, would be great to have in the SWDb. In the meantime, check out the new Vinyl release of the THE GRAND DUEL soundtrack here. The home video release calendar (see above) lists a handful of soundtrack releases this year.
We continue posting and sharing location visits and comparison on our Facebook page and thank everyone around the net who takes these pictures and videos. Please also see the locations category of this forum.
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. Special thanks for those who donated last month!
The SWDb has also signed up for the Amazon Poland partner program, so if you live there and want to shop, please do use this link.
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 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 (click here to read about the many ways how to do that). We have also improved the donation option via PayPal, it should provide a much more convenient experience.