Welcome to the February 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 FEBRUARY 2022:
New around the SWDb:
This has been a busy couple of weeks and we continue to be busy.
- We have added hundreds of Brazilian movie titles which brings the SWDb’s completeness level of all Portuguese titles closer to a hundred percent. Please do let us know if you spot any titles that are missing, and of course point us to posters or lobby cards from the lusophone sphere if we don’t have them yet.
- Next up, and already well on the way thanks to @i.love.spaghettiwester and @garringo55 , is Japanese titles. We are adding hundreds of them. Now of course this is a deficit we are fixing, but we are still proud that we are doing it. Please everyone keep sending us things to correct or add in the database, YOU ARE THE SWDB!
- Other languages will follow and of course we need your help to make sure that all spaghetti westerns can be found in all the titles of local languages. Russian? Korean? Czech? Please get in touch if you can help. And it also goes for local lobby cards, obscure posters, magazine covers, etc. Please get in touch! By the way, have you seen this: Japanese posters
- As a very special treat we have also finally uploaded the remaining early issues of Westerns… All’Italiana! fanzine from the 80s that were in our possession. Head over and check it out. We’ll work on bringing even more, those of you who have them, please help us get them scanned (with the permission of the magazine’s founders and editors) and the SWDb can publish these for posterity.
New and upcoming discs:
The sole new releases in February were an excellent release of the not so excellent God’s Gun and a little noticed one of Keoma in France. But this is what we have coming for March…
More titles are added almost daily.
Visit the SWDb home video release calendar
Special tip: Make sure you score the Vengeance Trails box set, now in its second issue.
Here are new reviews
Ben and Charlie Film and BluRay review (German)
No news for readers. Please let us know if there are new book releases we missed, and we also welcome book reviews!
But on a slightly related note, the much awaited Sergio Corbucci documentary/homage Django & Django hit Netflix. Worth seeing for rare footage alone.
Same with music, no new additions these past weeks, we can use some extra help improving the quality and quantity of soundtrack info on the database, please get in touch!
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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 (click here to read about the many ways how to do that).
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