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 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   buysoundtrax   (Member)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STARCRASH – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK -FEATURING MUSIC COMPOSED & CONDUCTED BY JOHN BARRY - TO BE RELEASED ON BSX RECORDS.

From a vast and distant galaxy…
A space adventure like no other!



http://buysoundtrax.stores.yahoo.net/storsobyjoba.html

(November 13th, 2008, Los Angeles, CA) BUYSOUNDTRAX Records presents STARCRASH, featuring music composed and conducted by John Barry for the 1978 camp science fiction classic directed by Luigi Cozzi (aka Lewis Coates) and starring the beautiful Caroline Munro as Stella Star, Marjoe Gortner as Akton, Christopher Plummer as The Emperor of the Galaxy, introducing David Hasselhoff as his son, Simon, Robert Tessier as Thor and featuring the voice talent of Hamilton Camp as the android Elle, versus the evil might of Count Zarth Arn, played by Joe Spinell.

Released in 1978, STARCRASH, originally called THE ADVENTURES OF STELLA STAR, is an Italian knockoff of STAR WARS, lovingly produced with a fraction of the budget or resources necessary to be convincing. But what the film lacks in production value, it more than compensates with warmth and charm, due in part to its casting and to the presence of John Barry’s music. STARCRASH tells the story of Stella Star and Akton, notorious galactic smugglers employed by the Emperor of the Galaxy to track down the location of Count Zarth Arn, who is developing a dangerous weapon that threatens the entire galaxy! Working alongside Thor, Chief of the Imperial Police and his android sidekick, the six-gun packing Police Robot Elle, the quartet scour the corners of the Haunted Stars, encountering Amazons on horseback, android gladiators, prehistoric Trogs and a giant metal Guardian straight out of a Ray Harryhausen film. For the music, the producers turned to composer John Barry, then world-renown because of his work on the James Bond films. STARCRASH represents an early foray for the composer into the realm of science fiction and he would soon return again when he worked in 1979 on THE BLACK HOLE, Disney’s attempt to compete with rival studios in the wake of STAR WARS and MOONRAKER, that year’s entry in the James Bond series, which featured many science fiction elements.

Born in 1933, in York, England, composer John Barry is known the world over for his work on the James Bond series, beginning in 1963 with FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE and scoring nearly all of the Bond films up until 1987 with THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS. He has received the Academy Award four times for his work on BORN FREE, THE LION IN WINTER, OUT OF AFRICA and DANCES WITH WOLVES. He has also received a Grammy for his score to DANCES WITH WOLVES. In addition, he has been nominated multiple times for his work by BAFTA, EMI, the Emmys and the Golden Globes. In England, he was awarded the title of Officer of the Order Of The British Empire for his services in music. In France, he holds the title of Commander in the National Order Of Arts And Letters. He has composed music for films such as ZULU, THE IPCRESS FILE, BORN FREE, THE LAST VALLEY, MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS, ROBIN AND MARIAN, BODY HEAT, FRANCES, CHAPLIN, INDECENT PROPOSAL, ENIGMA and many more.

Previously released on compact disc by Silva Screen Records but out of circulation for many years, BUYSOUNDTRAX Records presents the original motion picture soundtrack to STARCRASH, featuring music composed and conducted by John Barry, newly remastered by Digital Outland, reprising the original program of the previous compact disc release and including a special suite of music from the film. STARCRASH is a limited edition release of 1500 units.

STARCRASH is available for pre-orders at www.buysoundtrax.com and starts shipping on Nov 24, 2008.

“Imperial Battleship, halt the flow of time… for three minutes!”

Other recent titles released available from BSX RECORDS include:


SPLINTER by Elia Cmiral
http://buysoundtrax.stores.yahoo.net/sporsobyelcm.html

CHOPPING MALL / DEATHSTALKER II by Chuck Cirino
http://buysoundtrax.stores.yahoo.net/deiichmaorso.html

PRINCE OF DARKNESS 2 CD SET by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
http://buysoundtrax.stores.yahoo.net/profdacoorso.html

THEY LIVE - 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition
http://buysoundtrax.stores.yahoo.net/thli20anexed.html

HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH
http://buysoundtrax.stores.yahoo.net/witcluorsoun.html

LIFEFORCE - 2 CD Original Soundtrack by Henry Mancini and Michael Kamen
http://buysoundtrax.stores.yahoo.net/lif2cdorsoun.html

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Aw, man. My aching wallet.

This'll sell out fast.

Mark, you don't list the price ($15.95) in this press release?

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Got the original CD... hmmm... decisions, decisions...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   Nick Haysom   (Member)

Not signed by John Barry or Caroline Munro? Some mistake surely.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Not signed by John Barry or Caroline Munro? Some mistake surely.

I didn't want to say anything...

I hope there are lots of pictures of Caroline at least?

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

Newly remastered?

$15.95?

SOLD.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   nekromantik   (Member)

Helllllll coooooool!

I hope SAE will be carrying it by next Monday (for the new Intrada limited)!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   buysoundtrax   (Member)

Not signed by John Barry or Caroline Munro? Some mistake surely.

I didn't want to say anything...

I hope there are lots of pictures of Caroline at least?

Greg Espinoza




Oh yes........



Mark Banning
www.buysoundtrax.com

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   nekromantik   (Member)

Mark, when will SAE be carrying it?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

BEAUTIFUL!

Alex

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Wicked. Ordered!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Ordered, along with Doctor Who season 4. real curious to find out what that Who bonus is?

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 2:10 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

...Wow

I have this movie on DVD. The theme from it is fantastic - an absolute Barry classic.

God, the movie is amazingly awful. I don't even know if MST3k could make this watchable.

"I wouldn't be Emperor of the Galaxy if I didn't have a few powers at my disposal... Imperial Battleship, HALT THE FLOW OF TIME!"

(Green Light Flickers In Room)

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

so not signed right?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

...Wow

I have this movie on DVD. The theme from it is fantastic - an absolute Barry classic.

God, the movie is amazingly awful. I don't even know if MST3k could make this watchable.

"I wouldn't be Emperor of the Galaxy if I didn't have a few powers at my disposal... Imperial Battleship, HALT THE FLOW OF TIME!"

(Green Light Flickers In Room)


LOL! Sounds like a classic. big grin

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

Mike Joffe and I saw a revival screening of this flick at The Egyptian Theatre here in L.A. a few years back with a full house. The audience was laughing so hard the roof almost came off the joint.

After the film, Caroline Munro came out for a Q&A. To her everlasting credit, she completely understood the kitsch value of the film and exhibited no shame...

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

After the film, Caroline Munro came out for a Q&A. To her everlasting credit, she completely understood the kitsch value of the film and exhibited no shame...

To her everlasting credit, I've suffered through this movie just to look at Caroline Munro.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   shicorp   (Member)

ORDERED!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   jonathan_little   (Member)

1500 units, that's pretty painful.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2008 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   MikeJ   (Member)



That picture bears being posted again... What a beautiful creature...

That screening of STARCRASH was a real joy to attend... How often do you get to heckle a movie and have one of the stars in the audience laughing along with you?

I love this silly score to pieces... It's vintage John Barry from the late 1970's. Whenever I've made compilations of film music for people, I always include the Launch Adrift cue and it almost always gets comments of praise from people who don't normally listen to film music.

 
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