Welcome to the May 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 MAY 2022:
New around the SWDb:
The first half of the year will be over faster than a colt’s shadow. In and around the SWDb these have been some busy months, with tons of improvements made to the database itself, many new folks joining our forums and plenty of home video releases come out or announced. As always, get in touch if you want to help out, anything from fixing a spelling mistake, to donating a few Euros to becoming a more active part of our gang of editors. The SWDb is the sum of its parts!
- Also, we are urgently trying to get in touch with the person who used to run this website SPAGHETTI WESTERN DATABASE if anyone has an idea, please send us a message
- We have added more discs from Czechia and Japan, but are missing DVD details in most cases, please get in touch if you can supply infos on any DVD listed in the SWDb
- New projects: A master calendar Calendar - The Spaghetti Western Database and a company directory Company directory - The Spaghetti Western Database . We still need help to fill those with information.
And as always: join the SWDb, help out, it will make it better
New and upcoming discs:
There are already some super interesting titles lined up for June and much later. But let’s look back first. The new relases in May were
Highlights were the Koch Films release of Hellbenders, a French HD release of Red Sun and certainly the new 4K UltraHD releases by Kino Lorber Studio Classics of the two Dollars movies, which are an absolute must-have! We also liked an overlooked Marchent film getting the Explosive Media treatment.
And in June we can look forward to
These include an overdue Castellari adventure getting a UK release as part of a new classics series by Studio Canal, a release of a Bronson classic by Koch Films, the UK release of the award winning Ennio and the first French HD release of Tepepa.
Visit the SWDb home video release calendar
Special tip: Complete your 4K UltraHD Dollars trilogy! Make sure you own all of Arrow’s releases, and have you dove into the Koch Films catalog old and new?
We reviewed a few titles last month. Please get in touch if you can or want to review movies, BluRays, soundtracks or books, in any language. As you can see, all reviews this month are in German, we could use more reviews in Italian, Spanish, French and other languages, too!
Abrechnung in Veracruz
An den Galgen, Bastardo
New Franco Nero biography (Italian).
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!
We continue posting and sharing location visits and comparison on our Facebook page.
- Some consolidation and investment going on in and around former Texas Hollywood
- An article about the cinematic route through the Tabernas desert
- And one on how that desert became a major movie location for some years
- Speaking of Almeria, the western festival starts September 28, click here to learn more
Those of you who feel inclined to donate a dollar or euro or two, head here. 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!
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).
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By the way
Quentin Tarantino’s CINEMA SPECULATION will hit bookshelves in October and it will certainly be a blast. This will be an ultimate dive into the cinema of the 70s from one of the most prolific directors working today and … it may even contain some thoughts about spaghetti westerns… we’ll see