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 Posted:   Aug 22, 2011 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

Film Score Monthly's recent release of POLTERGEIST was a dream come true for me! Back in the early 2000's, I always imagined FSM doing this one given their association with MGM.

POLTERGEIST II turned 25 this year. I always thought FSM mostly did movie scores that were 25 or older. Maybe Mr. K could confirm this.

Would it be possible for FSM to release Goldsmith's companion score? Is PII owned by a different company now, making it more difficult to clear rights? Are the score rights still owned by Varese Sarabande? Would the multiple releases of PII prevent yet another one?

It would be nice to get the complete score with alternates. I realize many would think this would be like beating a dead horse, but not for me! smile

-Rick O.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2011 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   Jameson281   (Member)

POLTERGEIST II is indeed owned by a different company (MGM, as opposed to Turner/Warners). FSM has not worked with MGM in several years.

The last releast of PII from Varese was complete except for 3 or 4 very brief cues, so I don't see any compelling reason for yet another release of this score.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2011 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

We actually passed on doing this project. There really is no need for it whatsoever. You can buy the Varese one for like $5 on Amazon.

MV

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2011 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

POLTERGEIST II is indeed owned by a different company (MGM, as opposed to Turner/Warners). FSM has not worked with MGM in several years.

The last releast of PII from Varese was complete except for 3 or 4 very brief cues, so I don't see any compelling reason for yet another release of this score.


I want it all! Num-num-yum-yum-num!!!! (Cookie Monster gobbling PII soundtracks)

-Rick O. (currently excited about Black Hole soundtrack, LOL)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2011 - 5:31 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

We actually passed on doing this project. There really is no need for it whatsoever. You can buy the Varese one for like $5 on Amazon.

MV


I understand the business decision to skip this one, but I am disappointed to hear this news.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2011 - 6:06 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

We actually passed on doing this project. There really is no need for it whatsoever. You can buy the Varese one for like $5 on Amazon.

MV


I'm also disappointed with this news, I thought it would be released by Lalaland. Besides the few short unreleased tracks I'd love if a new release included the film version of "Wild Braces" and "The Vorm (Vomit Creature)" (instrumental only - without the chorus), but I have to agree that this score is not a priority, the Varese release included all the important tracks and as far as Goldsmith is concerned my priorities would be expansions of Psycho II, Gremlins, Explorers, Congo, The Shadow, Gremlins 2, Star Trek The Motion Picture...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2011 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   TruPretender   (Member)

Here here on an expanded/complete "Psycho II" and "ST:TMP."

In addition to those,
"Supergirl"
"Explorers"

However I would welcome an FSM release of Poltergeist II given it had all the cues, and alternates (i.e. film version of "The Worm"

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2011 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

We actually passed on doing this project. There really is no need for it whatsoever. You can buy the Varese one for like $5 on Amazon.

MV


If only for the loss of expanded liner notes, it's something of a disappointment. Otherwise, I agree completely. A fine score for a good price. What more can one ask for?

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2011 - 8:32 PM   
 By:   Ross1972   (Member)

I've actually bought THREE versions of this- and I'm sure I'd grab another if it contained additional cues. One of my favorite scores. I actually like it much more than the score for the original.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2011 - 12:32 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

This is one my favorite scores as well but I have to admit that for me the intrada expanded edition combined with the Varese Deluxe is all I'll ever want to own of this score (I hate the telephone effect). Those short cues or alternate versions... I don't know, but I thought the extra material on the Varese deluxe edition is a perfect presentation for me.

I've bought this score three times, the first time 15 euro for the Varese 5 track version from Colosseum, the second time 50 euro for the then oop Intrada expanded, the last time 15 euro for the deluxe Varese. So I've easily spend almost 100 euro including shipping for this one score. I'll keep it at that thank you.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2011 - 12:40 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

This is one my favorite scores as well but I have to admit that for me the intrada expanded edition combined with the Varese Deluxe is all I'll ever want to own of this score (I hate the telephone effect). Those short cues or alternate versions... I don't know, but I thought the extra material on the Varese deluxe edition is a perfect presentation for me.

I've bought this score three times, the first time 15 euro for the Varese 5 track version from Colosseum, the second time 50 euro for the then oop Intrada expanded, the last time 15 euro for the deluxe Varese. So I've easily spend almost 100 euro including shipping for this one score. I'll keep it at that thank you.


Is there any marked difference between the deluxe Varese edition and the expanded Intrada one?

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2011 - 12:46 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)



Is there any marked difference between the deluxe Varese edition and the expanded Intrada one?


The main differences are the extra cue on the Varese 'The Visitor' (6:40) and an extra minute on 'Leave us Alone' (listed as 'The Plan' on the intrada expanded). So you have about 7m40s extra score time on the Varese. What I said about the telephone effect, that is included in the track 'Late Call' on the Varese, but it isn't on the Intrada expanded. So for me the Intrada expanded is worth keeping for that alone.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2011 - 1:10 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)



Is there any marked difference between the deluxe Varese edition and the expanded Intrada one?


The main differences are the extra cue on the Varese 'The Visitor' (6:40) and an extra minute on 'Leave us Alone' (listed as 'The Plan' on the intrada expanded). So you have about 7m40s extra score time on the Varese. What I said about the telephone effect, that is included in the track 'Late Call' on the Varese, but it isn't on the Intrada expanded. So for me the Intrada expanded is worth keeping for that alone.


Right. Thanks for the info Francis.

Cheers!

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2011 - 2:56 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

forget POLTERGEIST[S] get us CONGO -Goldsmiths all raw action packed ape music is a must plus its part travelogue!!! That cd is OOP and long gone.

 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2013 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

So, we got Congo, The Shadow, Gremlins, Explorers, and Star Trek: TMP as we (danbeck) asked for...and the older issue(s) of Poltergeist II are going up in price at Amazon.com (with shipping, $21 for a used copy and $28 for a new one).

From MV's comment it sounds like Varese doesn't control this score in perpetuity (unlike the Omen scores?) and so I wonder if we might eventually get a revisit from them with great packaging/liner notes and all the remaining unreleased recorded music. If Home Alone 2 got another release, why not Poltergeist II?

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2013 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Anybody know how much actual unreleased music there is? The only cue I can think of is the short stinger when Diane has the nightmare early on. But otherwise most of it is already covered.

 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2013 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Well, aside from the few short missing cues mentioned previously in this thread and others, there are apparently some unreleased alternates/film versions.

My point was the same could have been said about Home Alone 2, yet clearly (to me at least) the LLL edition was worthwhile for the superior packaging and notes much more than the tiny bit of extra music they provided.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2013 - 11:38 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Well, aside from the few short missing cues mentioned previously in this thread and others, there are apparently some unreleased alternates/film versions.


Is there any truth to that? The 'film versions' are as far as I can tell chopped up versions of the original cues or just repeats of earlier ones. I know there is a 2 CD unmentionable someone in the UK cooked up but from what I heard that seems to be edited using the existing intrada/varese releases and not offering anything new.

But I do believe PII will get reissued, it's a Goldsmith and to my surprise indeed prices are now around 20 $, took a decade for it to become oop.

 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2013 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Anthony Marose   (Member)

I see no point in spending money on this title. The previous editions are more than adequate.

 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2013 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I have purchased this score four times: the short Intrada LP, the short Intrada CD, the long Intrada CD, and the still-longer Varese CD. And I have not enjoyed it in any incarnation. I think I'm done with this one.

 
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