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 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

INTRADA Announces:



THE BLACK CAULDRON
Music Composed and Conducted by ELMER BERNSTEIN
INTRADA/DISNEY D001744102

For veteran film composer Elmer Bernstein, the 1985 animated fantasy The Black Cauldron came at the end of a cycle of science fiction and fantasy films that included Saturn 3, Heavy Metal, An American Werewolf in London, Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone and Ghostbusters. Bernstein created a full-blooded, kinetic score, full of involving leitmotifs including a rambunctious theme for Gurgi, an ethereal, romantic melody for the Princess Eilonwy (often voiced by the ondes Martenot to create a magical feeling), a sprightly theme for the faerie-like Fairfolk, and crushing, malevolent music for The Horned Kings and the horrific army of “cauldron-born.”

At the time of the film's theatrical run, a rerecording of selections from the score was released. This release from Disney and Intrada features the premiere release of the original soundtrack restored and remastered under the direction of Disney's Randy Thornton.

The Black Cauldron represented a grand experiment by the new, younger creative team at Disney Animation who would soon produce such hits as The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, while maintaining the spirit of classically produced animation that had begun with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937. Based on author Lloyd Alexander’s The Prydain Chronicles, the story follows callow “pig keeper” Taran, whose young piglet Hen Wen holds the secret to the location of the Black Cauldron—a source of horrendous power sought by The Horned King. Armed with a magic sword and accompanied by an aging wizard, a foolish bard, a princess and a cowardly creature named Gurgi, Taran struggles to locate the Black Cauldron before the Horned King can use it to create an invincible army of the undead.

INTRADA/DISNEY D001744102
Retail Price: $19.99
Available Now
For track listing and sound samples, please visit
http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.7514/.f

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Ah-- DIOS MIO

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   JackDVD78@gmail.com   (Member)

Ordered Awesome Cover!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   Jon C   (Member)

Yes!!! Ordered with pleasure! Thank you Intrada.

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

Sarge shall own this! Kudos, Intrada!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   JEC   (Member)

Wow. Man oh man. Just wow.

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

This is my 'hook', love the darker material. Ordered.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Time to retire that Varese album.

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   bdm   (Member)

After a moment of reflection: ordered.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:16 PM   
 By:   1660   (Member)

Does “all 75 minutes” mean it is complete? Doesn’t a 2CD set exist?

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:16 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I can't resist!

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Does “all 75 minutes” mean it is complete?

Considering the film is 80 minutes long, YES complete.

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Does “all 75 minutes” mean it is complete? Doesn’t a 2CD set exist?

Yes, but it only has a playtime of 86 minutes and includes a few alternates. I can't see why you would doubt that Intrada included all that was important here. They have split releases into two discs when it was necessary to include all the material. Here, the CD is packed full to the brim so you can assume that Intrada fit everything in the one disc.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:30 PM   
 By:   avalanche   (Member)

Excellent! Placed a Disney-centric order with this, Toy Story 3 and Island at the Top of the World.

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:30 PM   
 By:   SunSword   (Member)

Decisions...decisions...

This...

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/8979/THE-BLACK-CAULDRON/

Or this...

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm?ID=17626

Since I already have the former on a cassette which cost me $8, I think I'll buy the latter. wink

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:35 PM   
 By:   1980's Soundtrack Whore   (Member)

Decisions...decisions...

This...

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/8979/THE-BLACK-CAULDRON/

Or this...

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm?ID=17626

Since I already have the former on a cassette which cost me $8, I think I'll buy the latter. wink



SAE's pricing on some OOP titles is just ridiculous roll eyes

I know which one I'll be getting too. What an awesome release, thnks so much Intrada!

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:35 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

FYI everyone - if you hunger for the Utah recording, it's available on iTunes for an exorbitant $8.91 -

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/black-cauldron-original-motion/id117983064


 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

Watch the rerecording drop in price now. I'm going to guess it will be about $80 by next week.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   1660   (Member)

Yes, but it only has a playtime of 86 minutes and includes a few alternates.

So there are “only” 10 min. of missing music? Well, I’m not so happy. And I would like to know why…

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2012 - 4:42 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Yes, but it only[b/] has a playtime of 86 minutes and includes a few alternates.

So there are “only” 10 min. of missing music? Well, I’m not so happy. And I would like to know why…


Why? It may be because you have developed a disorder of the mind.

 
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