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It has been a while since we sent out a newsletter to all of you good people. If you have not been following us on social media or in our forums, we hope these few bits of news will be exciting and helpful. We are glad to report that there is a spaghetti western podcast, some new books and some highly anticipated home video releases.

All the best, your SWDb team (Sebastian and the rest of the outlaws).
Reframing Cult Westerns: From The Magnificent Seven to The Hateful Eight
Reframing Cult Westerns: From The Magnificent Seven to The Hateful Eight is a new 256 page academic treatment of the genre, edited by Lee Broughton.
The contributors are Paul Kerr, Peter J. Hanley, Cynthia J. Miller, Craig Ian Mann, Matt Melia, Hamish Ford, Sonja Simonyi, Chelsea Wessels, Lee Broughton, Jenny Barrett, Jack Weatherston and Thomas Moodie.
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Subscribe to a new Spaghetti Western Podcast!

The internet has been waiting anxiously for a dedicated spaghetti western podcast for decades. Jay Jennings and Tom Betts heard our collective prayers and on May 22nd it has landed. Once Upon a Time in Spaghetti Westerns: the Podcast is a must for fans and "airs" every Friday live on Facebook and YouTube. Subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, on Facebook (also Tom's WAI site).

Episode 1 archived on YouTube:

Django + Texas, Adios double feature finally arrives

This BluRay release of Django and Texas Adios by Arrow Video (click to see their full lineup) in the U.S. got held up in a legal dispute, but not it seems that has been resolved and the product is listed for a June 30 release. The steelbook (click here to order at Amazon) comes with a booklet, the limited edition (click here to order at Amazon) with a book, postcards and poster. Both contain the Franco Nero Double feature. Highly recommended. Pre-order now!
Django limited double feature
Limited Edition
The SWDb is always looking for new contributors. Articles, reviews, interviews, we publish it all. Also more than welcome: let us know of corrections to be made to info in the database, send us rare pictures, posters and videoclips. Get in touch with us!
Digest 1
Mike Hauss is back with a vengeance! His new work is out, titled The Spaghetti Western Digest Issue 1.The Digest is a new publication with 200 pages of interviews, articles, reviews, and richly embellished with photos, lobbies, and posters. This issue contains writings by Tom Betts, Dennis Capicik, Steve Fenton and Van Roberts. Also included are interviews with: Eugenio Ercolani, Javier Ramos, and Chuck Cirino. Steve Fenton also shares a never before published interview with Brett Halsey.
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The Specialists
Sergio Corbucci's The Specialists is now also released in the UK (click to order on It has previously been released by Kino Lorber in the U.S. (click here to browse Kino's spaghetti western lineup). What sets this release apart is the partial English dub that is not included on the Kino disc. It is not a full on English experience as the material they tracked down was damaged so much you will hear French audio in many places. It is still a worthwile investment if you don't already own the US-disc or if you're Region B only. The French disc had English subtitles only on the 4K UHD version (learn more).
Hills Run Red
New BluRay!
The Hills Run Red (aka Eine Flut von Dollars) was released in Germany by Uli Bruckner's Explosive Media (click to see their whole lineup). English, German and Italian audio and excellent quality as always. It is only the second HD release of this movie, the other was the Australian one from 2011.
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