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 Posted:   Sep 1, 2013 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

I was just asking, guys.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2013 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

I honestly would rather own it as a digital download from Amazon or iTunes. I've altogether nixed my CD collection in favor of saving room for vinyls, so owning the digital copies is my preferred method.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2013 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

I was just asking, guys.


No problem with that.. but I am just curious why anybody needs to wish for US/EU release of something that was already released some place else... I'd much rather see resources (that it costs to release anything) invested in something that hasn't been released yet in any format instead of seeing three releases of the same content... it's not like it's region coded or something that would prevent you from importing anything or would make it much more difficult to play it...

I doubt that there were that many people who needed for example Varese to release US version of Sarde's Princesse du Montpensier after it had been available for months from France and Quartet also released their own Spanish edition in the meantime. I doubt they could actually move that many copies since most people interested probably got the first edition months before others were released.

If you are referring to downloads, then it's of course understandable if it's not available in your area and you are therefore unable to obtain it legally, although it still seems to me like a waste of money.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2013 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

I also don't get this...

Why bother with EU/US releases, when there is perfectly fine import available for a very reasonable price and already shipping...


Well, as a US customer, I have no idea what language the liner notes, CD, spine, etc. have in or on them. Is it Korean? Chinese? Is it bilingual, with English and another language? I know it's personal preference, but I like seeing just one language on the front (another language distracts from the visuals) and seeing the composer credited, which a US release would probably have.

For me, it just comes down to personal preference. But it won't stop me from buying a copy if this is the only version available. I've heard the samples and they sound fantastic.

EDIT: I noticed the product page says "Language: Korean", but it also has English in the description. That's why I might wait for an English version.

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2013 - 11:30 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

For those needing to know, this is the cover of the soundtrack's Korean release.

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Got the CD now.

And it is great, one of Beltrami´s best.

It probably really helps having a director do a film outside of the usual studio tyranny, enabling the composer to work without the typical boundaries.

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   MKRUltra   (Member)


It probably really helps having a director do a film outside of the usual studio tyranny, enabling the composer to work without the typical boundaries.


Unfortunately the US release has been heavily re-edited and now includes a Blade Runner-esque voiceover, so the usual studio tyranny still applies, if after the fact. Ugh.

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)


It probably really helps having a director do a film outside of the usual studio tyranny, enabling the composer to work without the typical boundaries.


Unfortunately the US release has been heavily re-edited and now includes a Blade Runner-esque voiceover, so the usual studio tyranny still applies, if after the fact. Ugh.


Oh, yes, Harvey Scissorhands is at it again.

Funny, since he has announced to direct a movie himself next. I wonder if the producer in him will take over at some point, too.

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 4:52 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Got the CD now.

And it is great, one of Beltrami´s best.

It probably really helps having a director do a film outside of the usual studio tyranny, enabling the composer to work without the typical boundaries.


Where did you get the CD? Even as an import it has been "unavailable" for weeks on Amazon.

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Where did you get the CD? Even as an import it has been "unavailable" for weeks on Amazon.

Yesasia. The link is upthread somewhere.

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 7:14 PM   
 By:   MKRUltra   (Member)

Screen Archives has it, too.

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 11:36 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

or you can get it on ebay probably even cheaper and faster. I am still waiting for my YesAsia order to show up after like 5-6 weeks :-/

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 12:46 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

or you can get it on ebay probably even cheaper and faster. I am still waiting for my YesAsia order to show up after like 5-6 weeks :-/

Weird. Mine shipped from Yesasia on Sept. 1 and arrived less than a week later. Perhaps yours is stuck in customs purgatory or something.

Can't beat the $14.99 price tag, and S&H (to the USA) is only $3.99: http://www.yesasia.com/global/snowpiercer-ost/1033963173-0-0-0-en/info.html

What are you waiting for, Deputy?!

Being an Asian release, I was expecting it to have an obi (spine card), but no dice. Just FYI.

And Giacchino-fan, the (brief) liner notes are printed in both English and Korean, so no worries about a language barrier.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 12:54 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Oh, yes, Harvey Scissorhands is at it again.

Funny, since he has announced to direct a movie himself next. I wonder if the producer in him will take over at some point, too.


I should've known he'd want to direct again sooner or later (Playing For Keeps).

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 5:33 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Thanks for the CD info, my brethren.

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 5:51 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Got the CD now.

And it is great, one of Beltrami´s best.

It probably really helps having a director do a film outside of the usual studio tyranny, enabling the composer to work without the typical boundaries.


Where did you get the CD? Even as an import it has been "unavailable" for weeks on Amazon.


Screen Archives. And I got it shipped to Germany within two weeks!

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 6:06 AM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

And Giacchino-fan, the (brief) liner notes are printed in both English and Korean, so no worries about a language barrier.

Good to hear! I actually ordered it from eBay a few days ago, so I'll definitely peruse the liner notes when I get it. From what I hear this is Beltrami doing some of his finest work.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

This film is BONKERS!!! Parts of it make Terry Gilliam look restrained!
I gave up waiting for any kind of UK cinema release (I seriously doubt it anyway) and got a mate (who's good at that stuff) to track down a copy of the film for me on DVD.
It's a 2hr 5min version with no Blade Runner voice-over or narration added.
The film is one strange cat.
The tone is all over the place, as are the accents.
Chris Evans is playing it like it's the remake of Runaway Train, Jamie Bell thinks he's Colin Farrell, complete with cod Oirish accent and Tilda Swinton!!! Well, words fail me, you really do have to see and hear her performance and accent to truly believe it. Diedre Barlow, eat your heart out!
Parts of the film work, while others seriously don't and the whole basic premise is travelling on VERY thin ice and rails to begin with. I would describe it as one of those great, valiant failures.
I did notice the score a few times. The opening cue is quite atmospheric, there is a great battle/action cue that has a real Goldsmithian feel in the first half of the film and the Finale and End Titles are pretty cool, but I didn't detect any memorable main themes or melodies (no real surprise for me with Beltrami) and lots of it played without me noticing it at all.
Approach with caution smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

125 mins? Isn't the original cut supposed to be a bit longer?

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

125 mins? Isn't the original cut supposed to be a bit longer?

The international cut is 125 min.

 
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