The American actor René Auberjonois died yesterday in Los Angeles at the age of 79. Auberjonois has been a popular film and television actor since the 1970s and achieved worldwide fame through his role as Constable Odo in the series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine". In 1991 he appeared alongside Terence Hill in the tv series "Lucky Luke". In the episode "Cafe Olé" he played the coffee thief and gangster Mendez.
Coming events cast their shadows before and with the Spencer/Hill Festival another great event is on the horizon in 2020. The festival will take place next year from 3 to 6 September. The topic will be the film I'm for the hippopotamus (Io sto con gli ippopotami). To do justice to the motto, the festival will take place this time in Safariland Stukenbrock. The safari park with an attached leisure park is located in the northeast of North Rhine-Westphalia, very close to Bielefeld. In addition to the usual programme consisting of live bands, film screenings, costume parades, competitions and many more, many star guests are also expected, including the former boxing world champion Joe Bugner, who played the head villain Mr. Ormond in an inimitable way in "I'm for the hippopotamus" (Io sto con gli ippopotami). He will come from Australia extra. The Spencer/Hill fans can look forward to a great festival again. The ticket sale starts today on Nikolaus Day. Until 31 December the weekend ticket is still available at an early bird price of 69 Euro, after that it will cost 79 Euro.
Throughout his long career, Terence Hill has supported charities and other relief organizations. He is currently doing this again. He auctions his personal biker jacket and donates the total proceeds of the auction to the association "Ein Herz für Kinder". The jacket belongs to a limited series that Terence Hill had made for the team of the TV series "Don Matteo". A limited number of copies were (and will be, because there are still remaining copies) also sold to fans. The jacket that the auction is now about is the prototype of this series. It was worn by Hill himself on several occasions. Interested fans can bid on the website of United Charity. The auction runs until Sunday, December 15th. Currently 1.100 Euro are bid for the unique piece.
Already in July it was announced that the Hill family's ice cream would also be sold in a German branch of "Gelateria Girotti" from the end of the year (we reported). Meanwhile it is known that the German branch will be called "Terence Hill Ice Saloon". It will be located at Hauptstraße 35 in Dresden-Neustadt. With the start of the Dresden Christmas Market on 28 November, ice cream sales will begin in front of the shop. To coincide with the occasion, Christmas varieties such as mulled wine, Stollen, Spekulatius and egg liqueur will also be offered. The grand opening of the ice cream parlour itself will finally take place in the presence of Jess Hill on Friday, 20 December at 2pm.
The Spencer/Hill database also has an Instagram account since yesterday evening. The fans of our two heroes now have the opportunity to keep up to date with all the latest news about the Spencer/Hill universe, in addition to this page and Facebook. We would be happy if a lot of fans make use of it, hope for a lively exchange and wish you a lot of fun!
On September 12, an exhibition about the life and career of Bud Spencer was opened in Naples in the presence of the entire Pedersoli family (we reported). The exhibition at Palazzo Reale was originally scheduled to end on December 8, but has now been extended until 7 January 2020. We visited the exhibition during the Spencer/Hill fan trip and brought some pictures and information for you.
Already in March 2017 (we reported) the Hill family opened an ice cream shop in Amelia in Umbria. As part of the Spencer/Hill fan trip we were there for the first time. We tried the delicious ice cream and took the opportunity to take some pictures to present the ice cream shop in this database. The information page is online now.
One of the most famous and distinctive supporting actors and stuntman has passed away. Whether as a sauce-loving devil, as a sailor fighting side by side with Bud or as an acrobatic racket who likes to cling to Buds back, every fan likes to remember Roberto Dell'Acqua with a smile. He made his first appearance in the Spencer/Hill universe in 1969 in the saloon brawl of "Boot Hill". In a saloon he also had his last appearance, as a bean-eating guest he was 49 years later in the bar brawl of "My Name is Thomas". We say thank you very much for your great performances, rest in peace, Roberto!
Last weekend there were four great concerts at the Spencer/Hill-Festival in Lommatzsch. Like for many years the "Spencer Hill Magic Band" from Hungary and the "Dune Buggy Band" from Italy inspired the audience. But this year there were also two more great concerts by the original composers of the film music. On Friday evening Guido and Maurizio De Angelis, also known as "Oliver Onions", presented some of their greatest hits, on Saturday evening Carmelo and Michelangelo La Bionda did the same. Both brother pairs brought a great atmosphere among the fans. We made short summaries for both concerts. Have fun!
On 13 September an exhibition about the life of Bud Spencer opens in Naples (we reported). On this occasion, in October there will be the opportunity to go on a seven-day bus trip to Naples with other fans. On the way we will visit a few more stations from the life and work of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. The trip starts on October 13 in Berlin and ends there on October 19. The way to Naples leads via South Tyrol (filming location "Un passo dal cielo"), Pomponesco (filming location "Don Camillo"), Ponte Taro (Via Carlo Pedersoli), Marina Di Pisa (filming location "They called him Bulldozer", "Bomber"), Livorno (Bud-Spencer-Statue), Amelia (Gelateria Girotti) and Spoleto (filming location "Don Matteo"). In Spoleto the shooting of the 12th season of Don Matteo is still going on at the time of the trip, so that there might be the possibility to watch a bit from a distance. In Naples there is of course a lot more to see besides the Bud Spencer exhibition, because there were shot many scenes from the flatfoot series with Bud Spencer. We wish all fellow travelers a lot of fun!
From today, Spencer/Hill fans have the opportunity to join the Spencer/Hill fan base. The fanbase is a fanclub whose goal is to provide its members special events and discounts around the universe of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. The first event is a bus trip to Naples planned for October. In May 2020, there will also be another fanbase party in the western city of "El Dorado". The membership costs 49 Euro for one year. The membership must be renewed every year. It will be not renewed automatically.
Included in the fee are a club shirt, a club card, a club brand, discounted admission to the fanbase party for yourself and one accompanying person, 100 Euro discount when booking your trip to Naples, two issues of the Spencer/Hill fan magazine "Double Trouble", free access to the VIP stage at the Spencer/Hill Festival and much more.
And that's not all: The film composers won't be the only stars at the festival this weekend. Terence Hill's son Jess will also be on site and will have the ice cream from the Italian family gelateria in his luggage. From Bud Spencer's family, Bud's daughter Cristiana will be present to present her new book My Papa Bud and also the two already beloved regular guests Riccardo "Jeff" Pizzuti and Salvatore "Anulu" Borgese will be there again of course, as well as the two protagonists from They called him SpencerMarcus Zölch and Jorgo Papasoglou. In terms of star power, this fan meeting surpasses anything that has been seen before.
Besides Guido and Maurizio De Angelis and La Bionda, the "Spencer Hill Magic Band" from Hungary and their Italian colleagues from the "Dune Buggy Band" will again provide the live music this year. The world champion of card tricks Jan Logemann will amaze the fans, there will be a shuttle to the Terence Hill museum, Spencer/Hill movies almost around the clock, a Ferris wheel, a pinball hall with almost 100 pinball machines, countless competitions and prize draws and of course lots of delicious food and drinks and much more good mood.
Tickets for the festival can still be ordered online. But there will also be a box office. The ticket for the whole weekend is valid from Thursday to Sunday and costs 69 Euro. The ticket for Saturday only costs 59 Euro. See you there!
Besides shooting Don Matteo 12, Terence Hill has found the time for a small guest appearance in a music video. In a new video by Italian singer and comedian Fabio Rovazzi for the song "Senza pensieri" Terence Hill suddenly appears in a desert to pick up the singer. The song is a satirical critique of the consumer and internet behaviour of many young people who have nothing to do but buy things they don't need, post pictures in different outfits and need a credit to stay cool. But they have no problems and no worries as long as they don't think and as long as they have the right outfit for global warming. Obviously Terence Hill could identify with this message and therefore supported the artist through his participation. After 5 minutes and 31 seconds, Terence Hill appears in the video. Have fun!
About a year ago we reported that Bud's hometown Naples would like to dedicate an exhibition to her famous son Bud Spencer. Last year the show was cancelled at short notice, but now it should come true. From September 13th to December 8th, fans from all over the world will have the chance to see the multimedia exhibition about Bud Spencer. It can be seen in the Doric Hall (Sala Dorica) of the Museum in the Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace) in the Piazza del Plebiscito. With the exception of Wednesday, the museum will be open every day from 10 am to 8 pm.
Last weekend Terence Hill's son Jess was in Germany together with his son Will. On Sunday morning they visited the Terence Hill Museum in Lommatzsch and in the evening they were guests at a Spencer/Hill film screening as part of the Filmnächte am Elbufer in Dresden. There, Jess announced that the Hill family's ice cream would also be available in Germany from August 3. From this date it will be available in the restaurants of the Wenzel Prager Bierstuben. Currently there have restaurants in Dresden, Chemnitz, Zwickau, Leipzig, Halle, Magdeburg and Warnemünde. In addition, a real store of Gelateria Girotti will open in Dresden towards the end of the year. Jess has promised to come to the opening again.
Jess Hill, son of Terence Hill and producer of his last movie My name is Thomas, gave an interview to the Italian time "Dipiù" last week. There he told that his father will be in a film, that he will produce after finishing the shooting of Don Matteo 12. The new film will be set in Germany, where Terence and Bud have always been loved. The project is currently still in the planning phase. We are very interested to see how the project develops and of course we keep you up to date.
On June 20th the Italian label Digitmovies releases the soundtrack of Guido und Maurizio De Angelis to the Terence Hill western Man of the East (... e poi lo chiamarono il Magnifico) on CD and LP. The CD is a new edition of the CD version of 2009 from the same company. On LP the soundtrack was only available on the original LP from 1972. The tracklist of the new LP corresponds to the release from 1972, but the new edition contains some bonus tracks that didn't make it to the LP at that time. Due to lack of space the LP contains eight tracks less than the CD.
Last Friday Guido and Maurizio De Angelis gave an open air concert in the courtyard of a medieval castle in Villafranca Di Verona as part of a comic book festival. In addition to their songs, the two brothers tell all sorts of anecdotes and stories from their almost 50-year career. An aftershow party with the fans rounded off the event. Friends of us were present at the concert and brought a report and some pictures for you. Enjoy reading!
As reported, Bud Spencer was honoured last weekend first with a Bud Spencer road near Parma and then with a Bud Spencer statue in Livorno. We were present at the celebrations as ambassadors of the Spencer/Hill Festival and of the Terence Hill Museum and described our impressions in two new illustrated background reports. Have fun while reading!
Bud Spencer will be honoured twice in Italy next weekend. On Saturday, June 1st, the first road in Italy will be named after Bud Spencer in the town of Fontevivo / Ponte Taro near Parma. Bud's son Giuseppe is also expected to attend the opening ceremony of the "Via Carlo Pedersoli". There will also be events to honour Bud throughout the day, including a western set, film screenings and an evening concert by the "Dune Buggy Band", which will play soundtracks from the films.
On Sunday, June 2nd, Italy will finally get its Bud Spencer statue. It will be inaugurated at 6 pm in Livorno on the Mediterranean. The location was not chosen by chance, because in Livorno the two Bud Spencer films They called him Bulldozer and Bomber were shot. The statue then shows Bud Spencer as "Bulldozer" looking out at the sea. All three children of Bud Spencer will be present at the ceremonial unveiling of the statue.
Last Saturday, the Terence Hill Museum in Lommatzsch, Saxony, was officially opened. Anita Maaß, the mayor of the city, welcomed more than 600 visitors to the opening ceremony, a Spielmannzug played and finally it was up to guest of honour and dubbing legend Thomas Danneberg to cut the ribbon that was set up in front of the museum. We were present at the opening and have now summarized our impressions in a small database special.
Today Riccardo Pizzuti, probably the most popular bad guy in the Spencer/Hill universe, celebrates his 85th birthday. Between 1968 and 1990 Pizzuti played in a total of 20 films with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill and managed to play himself into the hearts of Spencer/Hill fans as a villain. We ourselves have personally experienced Pizzuti on several occasions in recent years and have been impressed by his warmth, humor, everlasting good mood and enormous fitness even in old age. We are looking forward to seeing him again in Lommatzsch at the end of August and wish him all the best for his birthday and many more beautiful years!
The fact that there will be a 12th season of Don Matteo has been known for quite some time, but now it's finally happening. Today there is a first casting for smaller supporting roles in Spoleto and from May 20th Terence Hill will be in front of the camera for the first shooting block in Spoleto and will slip back into the role of his successful priest. The first filming block will last five weeks, until the penultimate week of June. Then the crew makes room for the "62nd Festival dei 2 Mondi", which will take place from 28.6. to 14.7. in Spoleto. After the festival the crew will return to Spoleto for the next shooting block, but no exact dates are known yet.
Beat Records releases the soundtrack to Der Bomber by Guido and Maurizio De Angelis on CD and LP on May 9th! The CD contains 32 tracks with a total playing time of 55:08 minutes and is limited to 500 copies. There are also two LPs, one in black which is limited to 400 copies one in white with blue stripes which is limited to 100 copies. Both LPs are identical, except for the colour and contain 21 tracks.
In the small Saxon town of Lommatzsch, where Terence Hill spent two years of his childhood, the Terence Hill Museum will open on May 11 this year. The museum will then be located in the so-called Budenhaus near the Heimatmuseum on the market square. Fans of the actor can inform themselves about the life and films of Terence Hill on two floors and the corresponding courtyard. All fans are welcome to the ceremonial opening on 11 May.
Just in time for Terence Hill's 80th birthday, Deutsche Post and BILD published ten stamps with the portrait of Terence Hill. The ten stamps can be filled with different postage values between 45 cents and 7 EUR and the motifs can be combined as desired. A sheet with ten stamps of 70 cents each postage value costs 24.85 EUR. The stamps are limited to 10,000 sheets. They can be ordered via the BILD website. A BILD+ subscription is required for ordering.
The Italian label Digitmovies will re-release the soundtrack to Bud Spencer's western comedy Can be done... amigo (Si può fare... amigo) on March 13th. This time it will be released on CD and for the first time on LP. So far there was only a single on vinyl with the title song Can be done from 1972. Both versions can be pre-ordered in the online shop of the label. The CD costs 14,90 EUR, the LP 19,90 EUR.
Last Saturday Guido and Maurizio De Angelis gave their fourth concert since their comeback in November 2016 in Budapest. We were there and so we were able to see the star guests Terence Hill and Kabir Bedi live on stage. For all those who were not among the 7000 enthusiastic fans in the Budapest Arena, we created a small report about the concert. Have fun with it!
Today we received the sad news that the American actor Harold Bergman passed away on February 1st in Florida. Spencer/Hill fans know Harold Bergman especially for his roles as ingenious inventor Sam in "Go for it", who supplies our two secret agents with all kinds of special equipment and as head of the agency for doubles in "Double Trouble". He was also featured in "Super Fuzz", "Cats and Dogs", "Miami Supercops", "Aladdin" and in one episode of the series "Extralarge". Harold Bergman died only 2.5 months before his 100th birthday. Therefore he became 99 years old. Rest in peace!
It'll be back in a week. In the Hungarian capital Budapest the film composers Guido and Maurizio De Angelis will be on stage again and present their numerous hits from Bud Spencer and Terence Hill films live to the audience. So if you missed the chance to see the creators and performers of songs like Flying through the air, Bulldozer, Dune Buggy, Angels and Beans or Banana Joe live on the last few occasions in Rome and Berlin, a trip to Budapest is highly recommended. The concert will take place on Saturday, February 16 from 8 pm at Papp László Sportaréna. There are still remaining tickets available.
Terence Hill and Kabir Bedi will also be personally present at the concert. During the concert, Terence Hill will hand over a beach buggy to its new owner, who had previously been auctioned off for the benefit of a children's hospital (we reported). Kabir Bedi, who achieved worldwide fame as a Sandokan actor, whom Bud Spencer fans know as well as an actor of the revolutionary Napoleon in the series We are Angels, will already be in Budapest on Friday and will adopt a tiger there in the morning at Budapest Zoo. Spencer/Hill fans in the Hungarian capital should also visit the Bud Spencer statue and enjoy a Burgers incl. "Charlie Firpo" beer at "Firpo Burger & Bar".
The Italian label Digitmovies has recently released the soundtrack to Terence Hill's directing debut Don Camillo on CD and LP. The soundtrack by Pino Donaggio was already released on LP in 1984, but the new release was extended by four short tracks. The LP is available in two versions, one on black and one on dark blue vinyl. Both versions are limited to 300 copies. The soundtrack has not yet been released on CD. There is no known limitation for the CD.
Terence Hill was in Rome yesterday to present the Blu-ray and DVD of My Name is Thomas and there he also talked about the future of Don Matteo The shooting of the 12th season will start in April 2019. What will be new this time is that the episodes will be filmed in feature length to give the authors of the series more leeway. In addition, Terence Hill contradicted rumors that the 12th season will be the last. He said he isn't tired of playing Don Matteo and as long as the audience wants to see him, he will play him.
From 7 to 11 November 2018 the "Italian Film Festival" took place at the "CineStar - Kino in der Kunstbrauerei" in Berlin. Terence Hill was invited as guest of honor on the evening of November 8th and presented his latest film My name is Thomas. He was accompanied by his son Jess. We were there together with many other fans, enjoyed the atmosphere and the welcome cocktail and recorded our impressions in a small illustrated report. Have fun with it!
On 5 October 2018 Guido and Maurizio De Angelis gave a concert in Germany after more than 30 years of abstinence. The venue of this event was the Columbiahalle in Berlin. The two brothers also known under the pseudonym Oliver Onions played all the great hits from the Spencer/Hill movies and many more of their hits. We were at this great event and made a little report about it.
Terence Hill has been a guest in Trento in South Tyrol since yesterday. Yesterday he presented his film My Name is Thomas at the Religion Today festival. The film also runs in the competition of the film festival and competes there for two film prizes. The winners will be announced tomorrow at a gala at the Spazio Archeologico Sotterraneo del Sas Museum. Whatever the jury decides, Terence Hill will definitely receive a prize there, the prize for his career. Congratulations!
The opening of an exhibition about Bud Spencer's life planned for 21 September in Naples (we reported) is cancelled. Whether the exhibition can still be seen at all is not clear at the moment. We will report as soon as there are news.
What lasts long will finally be good. Originally announced for last autumn, the Lucky Luke boxset will now be released in Germany on October 5, 2018, with the feature film and the eight series episodes appearing in full HD for the first time on three Blu-rays! The shortened scenes have been dubbed for this new boxset with Terence Hill's regular dubbing actor Thomas Danneberg! For the release in October, 3L kindly provides us with five boxes for raffle. You will find out more about the raffle at the beginning of October.
Terence Hill was in Dresden yesterday for the German premiere of his new film My name is Thomas. More than 5000 fans gave Terence a warm welcome in two performances at the "Filmnächte am Elbufer" and celebrated him and also his dubbing actor Thomas Danneberg, who was also invited as a guest. We were also on the spot and made a small report about the premiere. Have fun with it!
Attention! The exhibition will not take place until further notice!
Bud's hometown Naples dedicates a large exhibition to her famous son Bud Spencer. From September, 21 the Palazzo delle Arti (PAN) (Palace of art) will show an exhibition about Buds life. The exhibition refers not only to his film career, but also to his time as a swimmer and his activities as an entrepreneur, pilot, author, composer, singer and inventor. Bud's companions don't miss out either, first and foremost of course Terence Hill, but also the directors Steno, Olmi, Festa Campanile, Montaldo, Colizzi, Clucher, Argento, Castellari, Deodato, Capone and the composers Micalizzi, De Angelis and La Bionda. Bud's own voice guides the visitor through the exhibition and leads him into the world of the actor. In addition to video installations and film clips, props, costumes, Italian and international film and sports awards, newspaper articles from all over the world, film posters, public and private photos and much more can be seen. A reproduction of the statue dedicated to Bud Spencer by the city of Budapest last year can also be admired.
The curator of the exhibition is Umberto Croppi, supported by the Cultural and Tourist Centre of Naples, the Luce Cinecittà Film Institute and the Pedersoli family.
The Münzhandelsgesellschaft Deutsche Münze (MDM) publishes three Spencer/Hill commemorative coins on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Hannibal. Two coins show a scene with both actors from Trinity is still my name on the front, the third has a colourful design from Watch out we're mad. The back side of all coins has the same design. It shows a collage of props from various films.
The coins can now be pre-ordered from MDM. Delivery of the coins is scheduled for mid-September.
Terence Hill will be guest of honour on Saturday 28 July at the 12th Est Film Festival, which will take place from 22 to 29 July in Montefiascone, a small city about 90 kilometres north of Rome. At 9:30 pm at Piazzale Frigo he is awarded the "Arco di Platino" (engl. Platinum Bow) for his extraordinary career. Afterwards Terence Hill will present his new film My name is Thomas.
Not only Terence Hill himself will be present at the premiere of his new film Il mio nome è Thomas on 20.08.2018 in Dresden, but also his long-time dubbing voice Thomas Danneberg will be guest. For fans surely one more reason to consider the date in Dresden. Tickets for 13 Euro are still available at the website of the "Filmnächte am Elbufer".
Terence Hill will personally present his new film Il mio nome e Thomas in Germany. It starts on 20.08.2018 in Dresden at the "Filmnächte am Elbufer" (Movie nights at the river Elbe). Ticket sales for this event will start tomorrow. Until 26.08. Terence will stay in Germany and attend to further appointments. Details will be announced shortly.
As became known from the Pedersoli family, stuntman Marcello Verziera died yesterday in Rome. Verziera was a boxer before he started his career. He made his first appearance in the Spencer/Hill universe in 1970 in They call me Trinity, where he played one of the three bandits Bud shot in a duel during his first appearance in the film. Verziera's roles at Bud and Terence's side have always been rather small, but very numerous. He has taken slaps from Bud and Terence in a total of 20 films, the last time in 1988 in the series Big Man. Rest in peace, Marcello!
Last Saturday evening Terence Hill was a guest at Ballando con le stelle, the Italian version of "Dancing with the Stars". Also in this show he presented his new movie My Name is Thomas. The highlight of the show was a dance performance on the Trinity theme followed by a saloon fight. Pictures and details of the show can be found at our TV appearances.
Exactly 30 years ago today, Terence Hills Roadmovie Renegade was released in German cinemas. We have taken this as an opportunity to add a few facts worth reading to our data set on the film. In addition, we have also produced a location report on the film in the last few days. In this context many thanks to Daniela Meier and Mario and Ilija Staub, who provided us with pictures from their holidays!
Last Saturday the world premiere of My Name is Thomas took place at the City Plex Politeama Lucioli in Terni in Umbria. The film was shown simultaneously in four halls at 9 pm in the presence of Terence Hill and many other star guests. Marcus was also there and he was so nice to tell us his impressions and bring pictures. We have now produced a small report on this event. Have fun with it!
The Italian label BTF will release the soundtrack of The Five Man Army (Un esercito di 5 uomini) on LP on April 21, 2018. The soundtrack was written by Ennio Morricone. The new edition will contain the same tracklist as the original 1969 LP release, is limited and will be released on blue vinyl.
The composers Guido and Maurizio De Angelis, which wrote the music to 22 Bud Spencer and/or Terence Hill movies and many other movies of different genres, will give a concert in Berlin on October 5, 2018. This concert will be the first concert of the two brothers in Germany since over 30 years! To give their music the right atmosphere they are coming with a band and a choir. If you don't want to miss the chance to hear songs like Flying through the air, Dune Buggy, Bulldozer or Fantasy live performed by their original artists, you have to go to the German capital in October. The entrance fee for the concert is 69 Euro. There will only be standing room with free choice of seat. In addition, there is the possibility to purchase so-called VIP tickets. This ticket costs 105 Euro and entitles you to attend an aftershow party after the concert. The number of VIP tickets is limited! The tickets are available now.
Terence Hill was on Italian television again yesterday evening. Moderator Fabio Fazio received him on his talk show Che tempo che fa. Terence presented his new film My Name is Thomas (Il mio nome è Thomas) and talked about his career in a relaxed atmosphere. There were also some surprises. You can find the details in our report about the show.
Terence Hill was a guest on the Italian talk show Porta a Porta last night. The show was broadcast late last night immediately following yesterday's broadcast of Don Matteo on Rai Uno. Besides Terence Hill many other actors from the series were guests. In a good mood, the protagonists told anecdotes from 18 years of Don Matteo. We have summarized the show in our category of TV appearances for you.
In honor of Terence Hill's 79th birthday we have provided a little sketch that Terence played on September 18th 1980 at the German TV-show WWF Club together with Marijke Amado, Jürgen von der Lippe and Frank Laufenberg. He was on the show to promote his movie Super Snooper. We wish Terence Hill a happy birthday!
Cristiana and Diamante Pedersoli were guests in the afternoon show "Domenica Live" yesterday. With the help of some video clips and a short film about Bud Spencer's life, they told about life with Bud, his career and the importance of the family in his life. There was also a video message by Giuseppe Pedersoli and a surprise performance by Bud's grandson Carlo, Jr.
The Italian label Digitmovies will re-release the soundtrack of A reason to live a reason to die on March 26, 2018. In addition to a CD version, there will also be a deluxe version consisting of the CD plus an LP. The tracklist of the CD corresponds 1:1 to the release from 2009. The LP version will contain exactly the same tracks. It is the first time that this soundtrack is released on vinyl.
Terence Hill's new film My name is Thomas will be released in Italian cinemas on April 19. In Italy, too, the film will now be called "Il mio nome è Thomas" (Watch the new trailer). For Germany there is no specific date yet, but the film will also be released in cinemas in Germany this year.
There are news about the 2018 Spencer/Hill festival. The event will once again change the venue. The original kart track was unfortunately too small and so the festival will now take place in Lommatzsch in Saxony. The place will surely sound familiar to some fans, because it is the place where Terence Hill spent part of his childhood. Furthermore, it looks as if we can welcome two more star guests this year with Guido and Maurizio De Angelis (also known as Oliver Onions).
On March 16, a new Blu-ray box will be released in Germany with ten films by the duo Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. The ten Blu-rays of this box have all been released individually before, but if you're just starting to collect the movies and want to start with the duo's joint movies, this box is a very good way to get started. Eight films in this box contain English audio, while five films also have Italian audio. This might make the box attractive for orders from abroad.
First details about this year's Hungarian Spencer/Hill Festival have reached us. The Hungarians will also change the place this year. This year's festival will take place from 12 to 15 July in a "Spa and Leisure Center" in Cegléd. The small town of Cegléd is located about 70 kilometres southwest of Budapest. Unfortunately, the new location is no longer located directly on a large lake, but there is no need to miss a beach, as there is an aquapark in the immediate vicinity. For all interested people, we have created an info page with all known information about the festival. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are in contact with the Hungarian organizers.
The Italian show "La vita in diretta" reported today about the myth of Bud Spencer. Beside his son Giuseppe Pedersoli, Buds daughter Cristiana and his grandson Carlo, Jr. were invited to talk about it. The topic of her entertaining conversation was the incredible career and varied life of Bud Spencer and how he became an icon all over the world. The statue in Budapest was mentioned as well as the sports ambitions of Carlo, Jr. and the special thing about the duo Spencer/Hill. The conversation was spiced up by TV clips, old interviews and of course film scenes.
The Italian label Digitmovies will re-release the soundtrack of Blackie the Pirate on February 22, 2018. In addition to a CD version, there will also be a deluxe version consisting of the CD plus an LP. The LP is based on the original LP from 1971, supplemented by four bonus tracks. The tracklist of the CD corresponds 1:1 to the release from 2006.
Yesterday, the first two episodes of the 11th season of Terence Hill's hit series Don Matteo were broadcast on Italian television. With up to 8.26 million viewers and a market share of 31.6%, the series once again achieved fantastic ratings. You will now find everything you need to know about the two episodes in the database:
The shooting for the 11th season of the successful Italian series with Terence Hill as priest Don Matteo is finished and now it is known when they will be broadcast. The first new episode will be broadcast on italian television on Thursday, January 11th on Rai Uno.
Guido and Maurizio De Angelis have now released their last year's Bud Spencer Tribute concert from Budapest on CD and DVD. The release consists of two CDs and one DVD. There is also a small book with a text by Maurizio De Angelis and many pictures of the concert.
Meanwhile, the new edition of the concert in Berlin announced for February 2nd has apparently been postponed. The new date will be announced.
The Spencer and Hill festival will take place in 2018 from August 31 to September 2 at the amusement park / go-kart track in Drebkau-Löschen. Ticket sales began on December 1. We have summarized all important information about the upcoming festival on a small overview page. We are looking forward to welcome you there next year.
Do you want to fight as Bud Spencer against a whole bunch of villains? Now, this desire can be satisfied with the official Bud Spencer and Terence Hill video game "Slaps and Beans" which will be available on December, 15th. This game features spencer/hill-style brawls, a nice retro graphic, a co-op multiplayer mode and some mini-games. And you can drive the legendary red beach buggy with its yellow roof.
The game will be available as download version for Windows, MacOS and Linux. A conversion for the actual game consoles is planned, but the implementation will take some more time. A free Steam account is required for the download. The download version itself costs 19,90 Euro. Currently there is also a preorder bundle in the shop consisting of a t-shirt and the game for 39,90 Euro.
All those who supported the project at Kickstarter during the development with a corresponding package will receive their download code on December 15th free of charge.
Last Saturday, a larger-than-life statue of Bud Spencer was unveiled in the Hungarian capital Budapest. The ceremony was attended by the creator Szandra Tasnádi, as well as Bud's daughters Cristiana and Diamante. And we were also there and summarized our impressions in a small special.
On November 11th, Bud Spencer will receive a special honour. On this day, a life-size statue of the film hero will be erected in the Corvin Promenade in the 8th district of the Hungarian capital Budapest. The statue created by the artist Tasnádi Szandra will be unveiled at 3 p. m. The ceremony will be attended by the artist Tasnádi Szandra and the district mayor Máté Kocsis as well as Bud Spencer's children Giuseppe, Cristiana and Diamante. In addition, the Spencer Hill Magic Band will also be performing at this event.
This year October 31 is a special day. It is not alone Bud Spencers birthday, at this day it is also the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill's first film together. In 1967 on October 31 the western God forgives - I don't started in the Italian cinema and developed to a great success. The duo Spencer/Hill was born. We celebrate this 50th birthday of our heroes together with 3L Homevideo and raffle five copies of the current Monster-Box, which consists of 22 DVDs. We would like to thank 3L for the five boxes and wish all participants good luck!
The Spencer/Hill database now offers the possibility to watch original movie trailers of certain films. For the start of the new feature, we have uploaded 43 trailers from four different countries of the 17 common films of the duo. Further trailers will be added gradually. You can find the trailers by clicking on the corresponding link here on the homepage on the left side in the section Movies. In addition, you will find links to the trailers directly in the corresponding film view directly under the title-screen of the film. The trailers can then be started directly from there. The trailers are hosted on a specially launched channel on the video platform YouTube.
Since 2007 there also is a Bud Spencer and Terence Hill Festival in Hungary. In contrast to the German counterpart, the Hungarian festival takes place under the open sky in the middle of summer. The venue is a campsite right on the banks of Lake Velence. For all interested parties, we have put together all information about the festival on an overview page. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. We are in contact with the Hungarian organizers.
In the post-war period up to the year 1974, Quirino Girotti had an ice cream parlor in the center of Amelia in Umbria. Together with the local bakery Russo, the Girotti family will reopen this ice cream parlor this year on March 30. The shop is located in Via della Repubblica 52 and the opening is scheduled for 4 pm. At the opening, Terence 's son Jess Girotti Hill and his son William Girotti Hill will be present. It is not known, however, whether pistachio is already sold out ;-)
Attentive visitors to the database have already noticed that we added a new section for lobby cards to the database. We have filled them with content in the last few weeks. A big thanks goes to Martin Richartz from Cologne, who shared more than 1500 lobby cards from his collection, which created the idea for the new section. In the meantime more than 2000 lobby cards have been registered. In the new section they are arranged by films and countries, but also in the individual film views there are now links to the corresponding picture galleries. We wish you a lot of fun!
Last Thursday, the "Domitianus Fairplay International Award" was awarded for the first time in Rome at the Domitian Stadium (Stadio di Domoziano). In this context Bud Spencer was also honored for his exemplary honesty and integrity in life. His son Giuseppe Pedersoli gratefully accepted the award. In addition, the city of Amatrice, severely hit during the earthquake disaster of August 2016, was awarded as "Capital of Fair Play" for the merits and cohesion of the population after the earthquake.
The post-production of his actual film La chiamavano Maryam is not yet complete, but Terence Hill hat already the next project on his agenda. As the Italian Sorrisi e canzoni TV and other media reports, the shooting of the 11th season of the success series Don Matteo will begin in May this year. The city of Spoleto will be once again the scene of action and shooting. With Simone Montedoro will leave at least one leading actor the series. It seems that his Capitano Tommasi will be replaced by a female version in the new season. We will keep you up to date.
From 20 to 22 January 2017, the Motor Bike Expo 2017 will take place in Verona. On the opening day, Terence Hill will be visiting the booth of Wild Hog Handmade Leather with his Harley Davidson from the film They called her Maryam. Terence and Wild Hog already worked together last year for a joint product line. Wild Hog Handmade Leather can be found at the fair in Hall 2 at booth 19N.
Link: Terence Hill in a spot of Wild Hog Handmade Leather (youtube)
For enthusiasts and collectors there will be a real highlight in February. On February 24th the German "Filmgalerie 451" publishes the experimental film Org with Terence Hill on DVD. In addition to the 177-minute version of the film (Italian language with German and English subtitles), this first release world-wide also contains a very large amount of bonus material.
Last thursday Terence Hill has shown the first trailer of his new movie La chiamavano Maryam in an Italien tv-show. Now the trailer is available online, english subtiltes are included. The movie will start in the Italian cinemas next year on March, 24. Release dates for other countries are not known yet. Have fun!
Last thursday the concert of Guido and Maurizio De Angelis took place in Budapest. We were there and we are still happy about this. The concert was fantastic, the atmosphere war great and as they played the last waltz dedicated to Bud Spencer, many of the listeners had tears in his eyes. We have collected some of our impressions in a small special for you.
On thursday Guido and Maurizio De Angelis will give their comeback concert in Budapest (as we reported). That's why we investigate the whole work of the brothers in the last weeks. With the results we create a complete list of their soundtracks. You can find it here:
The composers Guido and Maurizio De Angelis, which wrote the music to 22 Bud Spencer and/or Terence Hill movies and many other movies of different genres, will give a concert in Budapest on November 29. This concert will be the first concert of the two brothers since 1984! To give their music the right atmosphere they are coming with an complete orchestra and with some guest stars. If you don't want to miss the chance to hear songs like Flying through the air, Dune Buggy, Bulldozer or Fantasy live performed by their original artists, you have to go to the Hungarian capital in November. The tickets are available now.
The 6th Almeria Western Film Festival takes place from October 6 to October 9. One of the special guests will be Terence Hill, who receives the movie award "Tabernas de Cine" for his contribution for the Western film. In 2014 Terence Hill already sent a video message to the festival in which he said that he has very good memories of Almería, because of the shooting from God forgives, I don't, the movie, that starts his career. Now he is back in the desert of Almería for two reasons: The film festival and of course for prepraring the shooting of his new movie project called "They called her Maryam" (La llamaban Maryam), which starts in October in Italy and Almería.
Spencer/Hill-Fan Michael Zschage visited Coral Gables and Miami in July this year and takes photos from set locations of the Spencer-movie Speaking of the Devil from 1990. With his picture we have created a new location report that is definitely worth a look. Many thanks to Michael Zschage for sharing his pictures!
Spencer/Hill-Fan Mario Staub visited Croatia in July this year and looked für set locations of the Hill-movie Man of the East from 1972. With his picture we have created a new location report that is definitely worth a look. Many thanks to Mario Staub for sharing his pictures!
The US-actor David Huddleston is dead. Huddleston only played three times beside Spencer and Hill, but he reached cult status with these roles. For the first time he was seen in Crime Busters in 1977, where he was the fantastic Captain McBride. Not less remarkable was his role as chief of the CIA in Go for it in 1983. Finally in 1991, he played an evil banker in Lucky Luke - Ghost Train at the side of Terence Hill. Outside the Spencer/Hill-universe he reached cult status with his role as "Big Lebowski" in the same film. Now David Huddleston died in Santa Fe. He died already last Tuesday because of a cardio-renal disease. He was 85 years old. Rest in peace!
At the moment Terence Hill is in Almería to cast actors and extras for his new movie. The name of the movie will be "They called her Maryam". Terence will be the lead actor, he wrote the script and he will also be the director of the movie. The movie will be shoot in Italy and Spain. The shooting starts in october.
Today we like to draw your attention to a unknown topic of the Spencer/Hill universe, the commercials with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. During his long carreer Bud Spencer made commercials for an insurance, a bank, coffee, chewing gum and Christmas cake. Terence Hill only made commercials as young actor, before he started his great carrer. He starred in eight spots for the Italian brewery Peroni. You can now find an overview of all commercials with a lot of pictures in our database.
Last monday at the Teatro Ghione in Rome the award "La Pellicola d'Oro" (engl: The Golden Film) was celebrated for the sixth time. This film awards were dedicated to the crew behind the scenes, as producers, cameramen, architects, costume and makeup artist or sound engineers. The crew members themselves give prizes for the best actor and the best actress. A special honor at this year's ceremony was given to Terence Hill who won a lifetime archievement award. In his acceptance speech he said he normally does not go to award ceremonies, but that it was a special honor in this case, because the prize was awarded by the crew members.
After he had taken the prize, he had the honor to award a prize for lifetime achievement to the brothers Amedeo and Umberto Leurini whose transportation company has been operating since the 30s in the movie business.
Source and picture: artnove.org
In the latest issue of the Italian magazine Sorrisi e canzoni TV there is an interview with Terence Hill. The journalist Tiziana Lupi has called Terence Hill in Los Angeles, where Terence is visiting his son Jess. Terence talks about of his family vacation in Hawaii, before he explains his exit from the series Un passo dal cielo. The reason therefore is that he cannot play two main roles in big series any longer. So he had to leave one of the series. He chose "Un passo dal cielo", because in his opinion the story of the ranger Pietro is told to the end. He is convinced that his successor in the series will be very good and that the series will continue to have success. The exit from one series also means that he will continue with the other series. And so Terence confirms an upcoming eleventh season of Don Matteo. The shooting will start next year. Until then Terence intends to devote himself to things that are lying left in the past years. He does not exclude a short television project in the meantime, but he highlighted the word short. We are excited and will keep you up to date.
On January 22 Bud Spencer releases a CD with ten self-composed songs. The songs are written in Neapolitan language. The first song "Futtetenne" was released before in 2001 and two other song were part of the soundtrack from "Father Hope" in the same year. These songs will be released for the first time on CD. The tracks number nine and ten were released over 50 years ago in 1961 as a vinyl-single in Italy by a Carlo Pedersoli. They are included as bonustracks on this album. You can preorder the CD until now at the official online shop of Bud Spencer. The CD is also available as limited edition with autograph.
The complete tracklist:
02. Chaque fois
03. A vulimme fernì
04. Che ne parlamm´ a´ fa´
07. J'aime Paris
08. E tutta colpa dell'ozono
09. Ciuf ciuf cià
10. In una nuvola
The season 10 of Don Matteo will start on January 7 in the Italien television. From then Terence Hill will start his investigations every thursday in the evening on RAI Uno.
Link: More information about Season 10
Since his youth Bud Spencer is an avid musician. Although he has never learned notes, he composed music, wrote texts and sang songs during his whole life. Most recognizable is, of course, "Grau Grau Grau", the theme song from I'm for the hippopotamus but he has done many other things in this area. Therefore we have listed the Discography of Bud Spencer now in detail. You can find them in the area of background reports here on the home page.
Link: To the Discography
Comics are almost everywhere in the Spencer/Hill world. In several movies Spencer and Hill read comics and of course some movies themselves became comics. We tried to summarize all infomation about this and created a litte report for the database. You can find a link to this report in the section "Background information" or just click here: To the comic report
The "IoChiamavanoTriniTeam" is working on a combat game in retro style based on the movie "They call me Trinity". Yesterday they released a early playable demo for the upcoming non-profit-game. In this version all dialogues are in Italian language but the came explains itself. You can play the demo alone, with AI-support or in a two-player-mode. You can find a download link here: http://lochiamavanotriniteam.itch.io/schiaffifagioli
Terence Hill takes part in a ceremonial act in Amelia tommorow. He will play the mayor of Roma in the year 1346 and he will bring the key to open the city gate of Amelia. The ceremonial act will beginn at 9:30pm.
Until today we only have added Blu-rays and DVDs to the database if they were actually published. About new publications we informed in the news only. We will change this now in order to offer our visitors a comfortable overview about all upcoming Blu-rays, DVDs and books. You can find a link to the upcoming releases directly on the homepage under "Releases" and, of course, in the media section.
Today we spent some time with an old Bud Spencer movie. 1954, during his time as world class swimmer Carlo Pedersoli appeared in the Italian war movie Human torpedoes. There he portrayed a marine swimmer and had several scenes in this movie. Unfortunately the movie is very rare, but we had the opportunity to make a picture gallery of Bud from a French version of this movie. You will find the picture gallery here:
Photographer Michél Buchmann was in Berlin and made some very nice pictures of Bud Spencer during his visit in June 2015. You will find his photo-documentation on his webpage. Thanks Michél for sharing your pictures!
Last weekend Bud Spencer visited Berlin. On Saturday and Sunday he presented his third book Ich esse, also bin ich at the Hotel Ramada and wrote a lot of autographs. Bud Spencer fan Sebastian Meinschien was there, made interesting pictures and wrote a litte report for us. With this material we created a special for our database.
The French actor Pierre Brice died last saturday in Paris. He became famous with his role as chief of the Apache "Winnetou", which he played in several movies based on books of Karl May. In four of this movies he played side to side with the young Terence Hill: Winnetou, 2. Teil, Unter Geiern, Der Ölprinz und Old Surehand, 1. Teil. But Terence and Pierre met again. In 1962 both had a small role in Sergio Corbucci's Comedy Il giorno più corto and 1965 they both starred in the spy-movie Schüsse im ¾ Takt. In November 1991 they met again in the German TV-Show Wetten, dass..?.
Giancarlo Bastianoni is the stuntman with the most appearances in films with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. He had to take a beating from our dynamic duo in incredible 27 films. However until now it was not much known about Bastianoni than that he is now living in Brazil. But now an Italian film crew has visited him there for an interview where he talked about some interesting details about his life. With this information we created a little biography.
Link: Giancarlo Bastianoni at the Spencer/Hill-Database
Spencer/Hill-Fan Mario Staub visited Croatia in May this year and looked für set locations of the Hill-movie The Wide Blue Road from 1957. With his picture we have created a new location report that is definitely worth a look. The movie itself of course is not so popular as the later movies, but it is very interesting to see the locations 58 years after shooting the movie. Many thanks to Mario Staub for sharing his pictures!
Last monday the shooting of the 10th season of Don Matteo has startet. Therefore we created a information page where we collect all news about the new season that we find in the Italian press. There is a link to the information page in the news section on the left menu.
Last night the German tv-station RTL celebrates the birthday of showmaster Thomas Gottschalk with a big party. One highlight of the show was a short video message from Terence Hill, in which he congratulated Gottschalk to his birthday. He explained that they know each other for a long time and joked about the fact that his hand had been violated because he and Bud were so often involved in fights. Unfortunately with 35 seconds the message was very short.
More information and pictures can be found here: TV Shows
Currently the show is still available at the media library of RTL: rtl-now.rtl.de
The German TV station RTL Nitro starts with an series of Bud Spencer movies into the summer. The first movie will be Bomber next thursday. After a two week break the series will continue with at least five more movies, every thursday at primetime.
The shooting of the 10th season of Don Matteo will start on May, 18 in Rome. From June, 3 to June, 27 Terence Hill and the other actors will shoot in Spoleto again. Further shootings for the serie will be taken in September/October and in January/February next year.
From today the Spencer/Hill database informs about upcoming tv broadcastings of Spencer/Hill movies directly on the start page. Here you will find information about the next five days or the next four movies. A complete schedule can be found at the menu on the left side (Next on TV).
Bud Spencer was appointed as honorary citizen of his hometown Naples on March 26. At a formal ceremony the mayor of Naples gave him a medal. Congratulations!
More information (incl. a video and pictures): reportweb.tv
The US-actor Gregory Walcott died on March 30. He was 87. Walcott played only one movie with Terence Hill, but his role as Bull Smith in Man of the East will be present in the memory of every Spencer/Hill-Fan.
More information: Gregory Walcott in the database
Yesterday Rai Uno aired the final episode of the third season of Un passo dal cielo. Forrest Ranger Pietro solved the case of the kidnapped son of Natasha and it came to a showdown in Wild West style. With 7.4 million spectators it was still a big success. You will find more details here:
Db-URL 1: Un passo dal cielo 3 - La leggenda vivente
Everyone knows his famous whistle, but Alessandro Alessandroni is more than a whistler. You will find more information about him in his biografie (unfortunately only in German). DB-Link: Alessandro Alessandroni
Yesterday Rai Uno aired the 17th episode of Un passo dal cielo. With only 6 million spectators this was the worst episode of this season, but we will expect more for the season final next monday. You will find more information about the last episode in the database:
Db-URL 1: Un passo dal cielo 3 - La leggenda vivente
The tv-show "Verissimo" on the Italian channel "Canale 5" made an interview with Bud Spencer. It was shown last saturday and Bud talked about his new book Mangio ergo sum, his carrer as swimmer and actor, his life and his family. We added this interview to our section "TV-Shows".
URL: TV-Show Verissimo
Bud Spencer and Terence Hill fan Yunior Santana from Miami sent us some new picture from the sets of Crime Busters. Thank you very much! We just added nine new scenes for this movie to our location report:
URL: Set locations of Crime Busters
Terence has commented his future projects in the "Corriere della sera". Starting in May he will be in front of the camera for the tenth season of Don Matteo. Then he wants to realize a new movie as director. As a tribute to his German mother he plans to create a film against the background of World War II. In occupied and devastated Berlin a girl is waiting for her father to return from the front. Hill promises a movie with a lot of feelings and a happy end.
Today at 9:15 am the Italien TV-channel RAI Uno will show the first episode of the third season of Terence Hills tv-show Un passo dal cielo. The name of this episode is "Il figlio delle stelle" which means "The son of the stars".
In May of this year in the small Italian town of Lucera, the place where the movie Soldier of Fortune was made, were awarded the best wall paintings under the motto "This is art". The winner is Emanuele La Cava with a great wall painting which shows Bud Spencer as knight Ettore Fieramosca. The winning image is yours if you follow the link to the source.
As we just learned today the stuntman Jeff Moldovan already died of a heart attack in August 2013. Moldavon was seen seven times on the side of Spencer and Hill. He was also the stunt coordinator in Troublemakers. So we donated him a small biography.
Read more: Jeff Moldovan
Bud Spencer's third book Mangio ergo sum, which was released in Germany on October 22, will be puplished in Italy on November 27. If you order three copies of the directly about the Italian Facebook page of the publisher, you will get one copy with an autograph of Bud Spencer. But unfortunately foreign purchasers have to pay a massive delivery fee of 35 euros.
Click here for more information about the book: Magio ergo sum - The Italian edition