Welcome back for the third newsletter from in and around the Spaghetti Western Database world this year, giving you and overview of what happened in March 2021.
For those who missed it, we now post announcements 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 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 , if you weren’t currently logged in. This is our new way of testing a newsletter that ties more neatly into our community. If it works well we will phase out our separate purely email-based mailing list which we rarely make use of.
NEW STUFF IN AND AROUND THE SWDB IN MARCH 2021:
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.
Browse the pictures category
Ways to contribute
New and upcoming discs: March saw a few new releases of spaghetti westerns on home video, as well as soundtracks. To find out about this month’s releases and those of the upcoming months, please consult our release calendar. We always appreciate feedback and tips, so we can keep that list as up to date as possible. Please also check what’s coming in April and May, some very interesting titles hiding there that are worth pre-ordering.
Highlights for March are Django Shoots First, which came out in Australia and ‘Doc’ which came out in the USA. Highlights in April should be the 4K UltraHD release of GBU and some new releases by Explosive Media in Germany (all English-friendly).
Visit the SWDb home video release calendar
The shownotes for the great podcast that @Tom_B and @spaghetti_westerns are churning out every Friday 12pm PST are being continuously updated.
Click here to check out the show archive and show notes
Notable Birthdays in March were: Mario Girotti on the 29th and… the Cortijo el Fraile turned 11 (as an officially designated landmark that is)
Last but not least, a special shout out and shopping tip. @Djangoisme 's third issue of the Spaghetti Western Digest has the internet in a buzz. Get the book today (and don’t forget to post a review on Amazon for the rest of the world, if you can!)
Spaghetti Western Digest Issue #3
Tech! We have done a major upgrade of the SWDb under the hood. A lot of it you will not see, but the SWDb runs faster, smoother and more secure. There are still a few things we need to fix (e.g. embedding of trailers is still not working), but please do report any irregularities if you might spot them. Next up on our list of technical improvements for the SWDb is a better search experience. As always, we welcome any feedback, help and… donations.
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.