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 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

This has been a personal holy grail of mine since I first heard the score probably over a decade ago.

It has some stingers here and there, but as a whole it's a well crafted score that has nicely contructed cues and spooky orchestrations. To finally hear this remastered, and in stereo, would be a dream come true.

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   pooter   (Member)



My understanding is that it will be in stereo according to a good source.

Ford A. Thaxton


Whoah. This day just keeps getting better.

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   Perky_Norm   (Member)

Wondering what condition the masters are in. As far as I know, other than being used for the TV movie itself of course, these haven't been used since. So assuming they were kept in good storage conditions, didn't succumb to 'sticky shed' symptoms, they should be in pretty much pristine quality (fingers crossed).

Can't believe this is really being released at long last - truly another soundtrack collectors dream come true! And in stereo too? (explodes!!!)

wink

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 11:46 AM   
 By:   Joe Sikoryak   (Member)

Wondering what condition the masters are in.

wink


The masters are in excellent shape. Doug invited me to visit his studio a few months back and without any other introduction, asked me what I thought of ... this. It was the main title of Salem's Lot and it utterly blew me away. Harry Sukman went out with a bang on this one, and it is all preserved immaculately (And yes, it's two packed CDs. Wait until you see the back tray card. Oy!)

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   N.A.D   (Member)

Wow, what a treat! Only my 2nd Intrada of the year, but what a purchase this will be!! Great release!

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   Perky_Norm   (Member)

Wondering what condition the masters are in.

wink


The masters are in excellent shape. Doug invited me to visit his studio a few months back and without any other introduction, asked me what I thought of ... this. It was the main title of Salem's Lot and it utterly blew me away. Harry Sukman went out with a bang on this one, and it is all preserved immaculately (And yes, it's two packed CDs. Wait until you see the back tray card. Oy!)


2 CDs??!? And in pristine condition?! If that doesn't deserve a Nerdgasm (TM) nothing does smile

Really, utterly, cannot wait for this one! I love the 'out of the blue' releases like this that just knock you for six!

Must have been a thrilling moment to hear that fantastic introduction in such high quality! Great stuff smile

And very curious about this back tray card.....

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

2 CDs? Stereo?

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Fantastic news! Just goes to show that you should always have hope. Loved this score from the first day I saw the brilliantly creepy TV adaption. Always thought it was a lost cause for a release.

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Fantastic news! Just goes to show that you should always have hope. Loved this score from the first day I saw the brilliantly creepy TV adaption. Always thought it was a lost cause for a release.

Yeah, I saw the movie when I was a kid and didn't open my drapes for a month out of fear that someone would be scratching on the window! I do believe the version I first saw was the truncated european 'movie' cut. I recorded the main and end titles from the VHS I got and then I discovered the 'unmentionable' which sounded like a potato, and I'd actually prefer to listen to the score while watching the series than sit through that lol. So the news of Intrada's release being stereo and complete is such a joy!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 6:34 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Fine score from an underrated composer, who also scored "Gog", "Around The World Under The Sea" (another score that deserves a C.D. release!) and the entire eleventh season of "Bonanza". Sukman unexpectedly died after giving a piano recital.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

This is/was one of my remaining dream releases -- sort of unreal that it will finally arrive in stereo on 2 CDs. Great news, great music. Thanks Intrada and all the other labels for a bunch of absolutely amazing recent releases. I was cut off from the internet for the last 2 weeks (long story) and came back to an amazing bunch of CDs: this one, The Miracle, The Last Days of Pompeii, etc. etc. Wow.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   Dylan S   (Member)

I like this score a lot (and like many, also have fond memories of catching the miniseries as a kid, and for me subsequently reading King's excellent novel). It's more or less an homage to Herrmann's "Mysterious Island" but it's great music. I look forward to hearing the samples.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I don't want to be greedy, but I hope this means that a remastered HD Blu-ray could be released by Warner. I read somewhere on the net that is has been on the telly in HD.

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   The Shape (Steve H)   (Member)

Just re-watched this last night. Still holds up very well. One of the best King screen adaptations. This was the 180 min version though I remember seeing an edited down, 2 hour version, excising a lot of unnecessary material like the mexico prologue, that was a lot tighter. A ton of really creepy cool music here. For me this will arguably be the best release since FSM's King Kong.
Can't wait.

 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

When do releases for the week generally go up on Intrada's site? I am going to order this and Hocus Pocus this week.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

When do releases for the week generally go up on Intrada's site? I am going to order this and Hocus Pocus this week.

Always tuesday. For the last 15 years.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Sometimes the Monday night prior.

 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

When do releases for the week generally go up on Intrada's site? I am going to order this and Hocus Pocus this week.

Always tuesday. For the last 15 years.


Counterpoint, I don't know where you live. If you're in Europe, I suppose Tuesday is the answer. The clearer answer, though, is that they go up somewhere between 4pm and 6pm (in general) Pacific time every second Monday.

 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   The Shape (Steve H)   (Member)

One more day till we face The Master!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 5:39 PM   
 By:   jkirkfsm   (Member)

I am so less than thrilled by this news. Oh, great, the 'Salem's Lot soundtrack cd. The Last score on my list of Must-Haves-Before-I-Die. Terrific. I guess I should start pricing my Goldmith and Herrmann collections and organizing my affairs...

 
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