SWDb July recap

Welcome to the July 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: JULY 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 THREE BULLETS FOR RINGO for July SWDb movie of the month. For August, our eyes are on THE KIDNAPPING. Join this topic to help us do something with it :slight_smile:

  2. :dvd: New and upcoming discs: July brought about at least two really great releases, and we updated the calenar with more great stuff in the coming months!
    :arrow_right: Highlight for July is the Vengeance Trails box set from Arrow as well as a newly announced US release of Deadlock (in 4K no less), which is more or less identical to the German release of that title. In August there will be a re-release of Arrow’s Django discs and a US release of the Valdez Horses. And there are more interesting titles that were added to the calendar, such as Ben and Charlie and a new Sabata box set… the year keeps getting better and better…
    :calendar: Visit the SWDb home video release calendar

  3. :microphone: The shownotes for the great podcast that @Tom_B and @spaghetti_westerns were churning out every Friday 12pm PST has slightly changed its title and will resume after a short summer break (stay tuned for air times and dates). 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

  4. :funeral_urn: Our head of obits, @Tom_B had to update the boot hill cemetery with 10 new obituaries plus one in April that was just reported recently. Rest in peace.
    :arrow_right: Check out “Cemetery with crosses”

  5. :balance_scale: No new reviews were 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!
    Sebastian finally published his review of the Ennio Morricone book, which brings us to our next item:

  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: New book by @blosserfred : More Sons of Ringo, check it out!
    :arrow_right: Enter our books pages

  7. Locations. Sad news from Colmenar Viejo. One of the last remaining set remnants there was torn down (see article in Spanish). Further south, a financial agreement to save the Cortijo el Fraile from total dilapitadation is reached, but it comes way too late (see article in Spanish).

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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Cemetery with crosses - legends lost but rememberedAddition:

Tomas Milian (born Tomás Quintín Rodríguez-Varona Milián Salinas de la Fé y Álvarez de la Campa; 3 March 1933 – 22 March 2017)