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 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

I bought this one even though I had all the previous releases, mostly because it's a Jerry score that I'd never really fallen in love with, and felt I was missing out. I'm glad I did. It sounds as good as it's ever going to and makes a darn good listen in its complete, chronological form.

Did I fall in love? I wish the answer was yes, but I just don't think Jerry was half as inspired this go-round as he was on the original film.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

so many people claiming the new sound is so good that I couldnt resist....

ordered, thanks!


Yes, excellent! Sounds like a brand new recording. Cannot stop playing it!

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Forgive if this was asked before but - is there any chance of releasing an expanded and remastered version of POLTERGEIST III?

 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2013 - 12:07 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Forgive if this was asked before but - is there any chance of releasing an expanded and remastered version of POLTERGEIST III?

Good proposal, but isn't it on Varese territory?

 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2013 - 1:35 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Forgive if this was asked before but - is there any chance of releasing an expanded and remastered version of POLTERGEIST III?

Good proposal, but isn't it on Varese territory?


The original release, yes. But Varese also did POLTERGEIST II. So... maybe?

 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2013 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

Yes, POLTERGEIST III byJoe Renzetti

I'm curious as well, Bruce.
Is this title, and score, worthy of the Kritzerland treatment.
It doesn't hold a candle to Goldsmith, but its kinda quirky, i like it for what it is.
...and was there any large orchestra involved? ...or choir???


I think as POLTERGEIST II was accessible, part III must be as well, even with the Varese LP

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2013 - 3:06 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Yes, POLTERGEIST III byJoe Renzetti

I'm curious as well, Bruce.
Is this title, and score, worthy of the Kritzerland treatment.
It doesn't hold a candle to Goldsmith, but its kinda quirky, i like it for what it is.
...and was there any large orchestra involved? ...or choir???


I think as POLTERGEIST II was accessible, part III must be as well, even with the Varese LP


I'd have to ask - I want to watch part III again - I think it's on Blu-ray overseas. And maybe I'll whip out the score and give it a listen.

 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2013 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

Being 1988 I'm afraid it might be one of those titles with Varese perpetuity rights.

I think the album is a very good representation of the score and I like to hear it from time to time. It's much more like Renzetti's "Child's Play" than what you might expect from "Poltergeist"... (in fact I bought the LP after seing the trailler wich included Goldsmith's Night Of The Beast, it was the first Poltergeist soundtrack I bought)

But I'd buy a new edition as some of the album music are clearly different to the film versions, such as "Skinny Dipper's Blues" and "Ending" (the end titles), and a lot of the music remais unreleased (although its mostly the suspense 'walpaper', with the album including the more 'musical' portions).

The movie remains a guilty pleasure for me, I even saw it twice at the theatre in 1988 (also the only Poltergeist movie I saw at the theatre, the others I had watched on TV and VHS)... I think interesting that they went in a completely different direction and used only practical effects (the only effect included in post production is the lightening at the end) and I think the practical effects with the mirrors, smoke, lights and backwards filming are really effective.

I also would love to see a special edition Blu Ray including the original ending shot with Heather O'Rourke (they reshot the ending after her death and, in the hurried reshot, they even forgot to bring Scott from the other side)

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Yes, POLTERGEIST III byJoe Renzetti

I'm curious as well, Bruce.
Is this title, and score, worthy of the Kritzerland treatment.
It doesn't hold a candle to Goldsmith, but its kinda quirky, i like it for what it is.
...and was there any large orchestra involved? ...or choir???


I think as POLTERGEIST II was accessible, part III must be as well, even with the Varese LP


I'd have to ask - I want to watch part III again - I think it's on Blu-ray overseas. And maybe I'll whip out the score and give it a listen.


That would be great! Thank you!

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

This is he only thing I have been listening to since it was delivered. I still have yet to even brealk open The Miracle Worker.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Wanted to give a shout out to the release that for me was the first of many great horror score releases in the last month or so, what a gem!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   crocodile   (Member)

It is great, yeah. I've been listening to it a lot in the past couple of months.

Karol

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2015 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

Figured I would bump this thread. It's been a while since Kritzerland gave us this complete version of Poltergeist II. I just love it -- the sound is definitely amazing as well as having all of the cues. Listen to it all the time. It reminds me of the recent Warlock CD -- it has the same kind of ambiance and textures.

One thing nagging at me is the cue called "The Past." Is it a difference version than heard in the film, especially the opening notes? And are there any other alternates out there (other than the various takes of course). Just curious and taking absolutely nothing away from this amazing set.

-Rick O.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2015 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Does anybody know what orchestra Goldsmith used for "Poltergeist II: The Other Side"? Was it the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2015 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

Nah, I am pretty sure it's a Hollywood orchestra.

-Rick O

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2016 - 12:02 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Got mine today! Just some thoughts:

The sound quality is definitely worth the upgrade. As promised, the shrill pitch of the Varese disc has been nicely corrected. The analogue source reveals some tape hiss but the music has a rich, warm quality. The choir component is more upfront and detailed. (Don't listen to at night!) And there is far more orchestral detail as promised. Very happy!!

-Rick O.


Finally got around to play this. All I can say is that I hardly played the Varese expansion. This new set really gains on you with more improved dynamic sound. Analogue source really has brought out the best and Bruce was right on his mark all along. Kudos to James Nelson for the restoration. Goldsmith was really bold to infuse electronics along with a similar toned project like WARLOCK- and it works great on both of them. Thanks again for resurrecting this fine Goldsmith score. (For those who missed out, they can still nab a copy of this 2CD set on Amazon.com marketplace)

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2016 - 6:37 AM   
 By:   Mark Langdon   (Member)

Seeing this on the front page of the board, my initial kneejerk reaction was "not ANOTHER edition of Poltergeist II!!!" Now I see it's an old thread. All good. Move along. (This Kritzerland edition is fabulous and the last word, so no need for another edition for a while.)

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2016 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   JackBlu78   (Member)

I just got this from a seller about 3 weeks ago and it does sound great. I would also like to see a new CD for Poltergeist III even though musically it isn't anything like the first two. I still like it, but as someone else said Varese may still own this one. but it would be nice to get an expanded edition of it, and please keep the poster art cover if possible.

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2016 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

Seeing this on the front page of the board, my initial kneejerk reaction was "not ANOTHER edition of Poltergeist II!!!" Now I see it's an old thread. All good. Move along. (This Kritzerland edition is fabulous and the last word, so no need for another edition for a while.)

At first glance, I thought it said NEW KRITZERLAND: POLTERGEIST III COMPLETE!

I've only seen the movie a few times, despite being a HUGE fan of the original and a decent sized fan of the first sequel. It just didn't have the same "feeling" that the first two did. Anyway, I do not remember the score, but I'd love to check it out. So a NEW KRITZERLAND: POLTERGEIST III COMPLETE! announcement would be a welcome one. smile

Of course, if this is VS territory, it's anybody's guess.

 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2016 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   Accidental Genius   (Member)

At first glance, I thought it said NEW KRITZERLAND: POLTERGEIST III COMPLETE!

Exactly. Me, too! Gaaaaah. smile

 
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