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The latest release in Varese Sarabande's "500" series of limited edition re-releases is Bob Cobert's score for the epic 1983 miniseries THE WINDS OF WAR.

Along with several current scores, among Varese's upcoming wide releases is the first U.S. CD release of Bob Crewe and Charles Fox's memorable pop score for Roger Vadim's 1968 comic book sci-fi sex comedy BARBARELLA, starring Jane Fonda, John Philip Law, David Hemmings, Milo O'Shea, Ugo Tognazzi and Anita Pallenberg, the film which brought us, among many other things, the name "Duran Duran." 


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Albion: The Enchanted Stallion - George Kallis - MovieScore Media
La Terrazza/Telefoni Bianchi - Armando Trovajoli - Quartet 
Los Del Tunel
 - Carlos Cases - Quartet
Power Rangers - Brian Tyler - Varese Sarabande
Rocket to the Moon 
- John Scott - Kritzerland
RoGoPaG
 - Carlo Rustichelli - Quartet
Their Finest 
- Rachel Portman - Varese Sarabande
3 Hommes A Abattre/Le Gitan
 - Claude Bolling - Music Box 
The Winds of War (re-release) - Bob Cobert - Varese Sarabande


IN THEATERS TODAY

Born in China - Barnaby Taylor
Free Fire - Geoff Barrow, Ben Salibsury - Score CD due June 2 on Lakeshore
Phoenix Forgotten - Mondo Boys
The Promise - Gabriel Yared - Score CD due May 26 on Lakeshore
A Quiet Passion - Music Supervisor: Ian Neil
The Transfiguration - Margaret Chardiet
Unforgettable - Toby Chu

COMING SOON

April 28
Bosch - Jesse Voccia - Varese Sarabande
The Fate of the Furious
 - Brian Tyler - Backlot
On Golden Pond
 - Dave Grusin - Varese Sarabande
May 5
Barbarella - Bob Crewe, Charles Fox - Varese Sarabande
Emerald City - Trevor Morris - Lakeshore
Juile's Greenroom
 - Ryan Shore, songs - Varese Sarabande
Life
 - Jon Ekstrand - Milan
May 19
Colossal - Bear McCreary - Lakeshore
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - Daniel Pemberton - WaterTower
May 26
Alien: Covenant - Jed Kurzel - Milan
Broadchurch: The Final Chapter - Olafur Arnalds - Mercury
For Honor - Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans - Sumthing Else
The Handmaid's Tale - Adam Taylor - Lakeshore
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Geoff Zanelli - Disney
The Promise - Gabriel Yared - Lakeshore
June 2
Free Fire - Geoff Barrow, Ben Salibury - Lakeshore
The Lovers - Mandy Hoffman - Milan
Max & Me - Mark McKenzie - Sony (import)
My Cousin Rachel - Rael Jones - Sony
Rabbit & Rogue (ballet score) - Danny Elfman - Sony
Date Unknown
A Esmorga 
- Zeltia Montes - Caldera
Daimajin Trilogy
 - Akira Ifukube - Cinema-Kan (import)
Death, Deceit & Destiny on the Orient Express - Stelvio Cipriani - Kronos
La Domenica Specialmente
- Ennio Morricone - GDM
L'uomo Dai Calzoni Corti
 - Carlo Rustichelli - Saimel
Monster from Green He
ll - Albert Glasser - Kritzerland
Padre Pio
 - Ennio Morricone - Kronos
The Rifleman
- Herschel Burke Gilbert - Laurel
Sentenza Di Morte
 - Gianni Ferrio - Digitmovies
Seuls
 - Rob - Music Box
Stavisky
 - Stephen Sondheim - Quartet
Thriller (re-recording)
 - Jerry Goldsmith - Tadlow
Ultraman Powered
 - Toshihiko Sahashi - Cinema-Kan (import)
When Women Lost Their Tails
 - Bruno Nicolai - Digitmovies
The White Buffalo
 - John Barry, David Shire - Quartet
Zona Hostil
 - Roque Banos - Saimel


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

April 21 - Mundell Lowe born (1922)
April 21 - John McCabe born (1939)
April 21 - Steve Dorff born (1949)
April 21 - Franz Waxman begins recording his score to The Story of Ruth (1960)
April 21 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Wild Rovers (1971)
April 21 - Eddie Sauter died (1981)
April 21 - Georges Delerue begins recording his unused score for Something Wicked This Way Comes (1982)
April 21 - David Bell records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Soldiers of the Empire” (1997)
April 22 - Isao Tomita born (1932)
April 22 - Bride of Frankenstein released (1935)
April 22 - Jack Nitzsche born (1937)
April 22 - Lalo Schifrin begins recording the soundtrack to Kelly's Heroes (1970)
April 22 - Steven Price born (1977)
April 22 - Craig Safan records his score for the Remo Williams TV pilot (1987)
April 22 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Pen Pals” (1989)
April 22 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Emergence” (1994)
April 22 - Brian Tyler records his score for the Enterprise episode “Regeneration” (2003)
April 22 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Terra Prime” (2005)
April 23 - Sergei Prokofiev born (1891)
April 23 - Louis Barron born (1920)
April 23 - Patrick Williams born (1939)
April 23 - Alain Jomy born (1941)
April 23 - Jay Gruska born (1952)
April 23 - Andre Previn begins recording his score for The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)
April 23 - Kenji Kawai born (1957)
April 23 - Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson born (1958)
April 23 - Bernard Herrmann begins recording his North by Northwest score (1959)
April 23 - Christopher Komeda died (1969)
April 23 - Jonsi born (1975)
April 23 - Harold Arlen died (1986)
April 23 - Satyajit Ray died (1992)
April 23 - James Horner begins recording his score for House of Cards (1992)
April 23 - Robert Farnon died (2005)
April 24 - Barbra Streisand born (1942)
April 24 - Double Indemnity is released in theaters (1944)
April 24 - Hubert Bath died (1945)
April 24 - Dana Kaproff born (1954)
April 24 - Lennie Hayton died (1971)
April 24 - Georges Delerue records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "The Doll" (1986)
April 24 - Tristam Cary died (2008)
April 25 - Heinz Roemheld's score for Union Station is recorded (1950)
April 25 - Franz Waxman records his score for Stalag 17 (1952)
April 25 - David A. Hughes born (1960)
April 25 - John Williams begins recording his score for How to Steal a Million (1966)
April 25 - Georges Delerue records his score for L’Homme Qui Revient De Loin (1972)
April 25 - Alec Puro born (1975)
April 25 - Gary Hughes died (1978)
April 25 - Brian May died (1997)
April 26 - Francis Lai born (1932)
April 26 - Giorgio Moroder born (1940)
April 26 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for Green Fire (1954)
April 26 - Reinhardt Wagner born (1956)
April 26 - Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter record their score for Kronos (1957)
April 26 - John M. Keane born (1965)
April 26 - Jerry Fielding begins recording his score for Gray Lady Down (1977)
April 26 - Bruce Broughton begins recording his score The Blue and the Gray (1982)
April 26 - Bronislau Kaper died (1983)
April 26 - Alan Parker begins recording his score for Jaws 3D (1983)
April 26 - Barry Gray died (1984)
April 26 - Maurice Jarre begins recording his score for Distant Thunder (1988)
April 26 - Carmine Coppola died (1991)
April 26 - Dave Grusin begins recording his score for The Firm (1993)
April 26 - David Bell records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Tracking Into the Wind” (1999)

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

THE GOOD DINOSAUR - Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna
 
"Still, most of the great Pixar movies, going back to the now 20-year-old 'Toy Story', are the ones whose characters are as multi-dimensional as their imagery. For all its visual wonder -- like a swarm of fireflies, dispersed into a halo of illumination -- 'The Good Dinosaur' is awfully thin in the character-development department, its long-necked hero defined by little more than how he recoils from, then confronts, his crippling fears. (Pixar, usually unrivaled in its ability to invest family fare with profundity, has settled on a pretty rote life lesson this time.) For personality, one is forced to look to the oddly small, there-and-gone population of supporting reptiles: a triceratops who wears a security blanket of animal friends; those crazed winged adversaries, a cult in worship of bad weather and the living meals it provides; and a posse of cowboy tyrannosaurs whose outlaw lifestyle and Texas accents (yes, that’s Sam Elliott as their grizzled leader) make explicit the Western influence suggested by an especially twangy score."
 
A.A. Dowd, The Onion AV Club

"But that run was bracketed by 'Cars' and 'Cars 2,' a pair of atrocities that first proved Pixar wasn’t perfect; the brand has been further compromised by the aforementioned 'Brave,' the perfectly-fine-but-nothing-special 'Monsters University,' and now 'The Good Dinosaur.' The latter film’s premise, elegantly and simply laid out in the opening scene, is that the meteor that killed the dinosaurs just barely missed, giving us a Creationist Museum-friendly reality where dinos and humans roam the earth side by side, the former working farms with their families, the latter as feral 'critters.' The high concept here was apparently 'dinosaur western,' with the expected twangy score, campfire chats, and Sam Elliott appearance."
 
Jason Bailey, Flavorwire

"So, millions of years after avoiding destruction, dinosaurs have not in fact created a quasi-human civilization of their own (no Jurassic variation on Monsters, Inc. here, which presumably would have given us something like the Dinotopia series). Instead, they’ve just reached this gentle, ecologically undisruptive agrarian culture, which -- given the folksy fiddles and hoedown themes of Jeff and Mychael Danna’s score -- we’re supposed to see as an ideally balanced state of American ruralism."
 
Jonathan Romney, Film Comment

"The first act drags and the film feels conceptually odd as we’re introduced to an apatosaurus clan who tend their crops to the strains of bluegrass. We’re pointed toward the plight of young Arlo (voiced by Raymond Ochoa), one of three siblings, who’s afraid of chickens, ‘critters’ and pretty much everything else. When tragedy strikes and Arlo subsequently finds himself miles from the family farm he comes across an unexpected ally in the scratty Spot (Jack Bright), a tiny, chaotic boy with mutt-like loyalty and hunting skills."
 
Emma Simmonds, The List
 
"As our homeward-bound heroes near their respective destinations, 'The Good Dinosaur' seems to falter and lose its way -- and then, in almost the same moment, to find it again. Its lush, classical storytelling lapses into familiar beats and payoffs, en route to an outcome as certain as the recurrence of Mychael and Jeff Danna’s often distractingly Tolkien-esque score. But predictability can have its pleasures, too, and the film achieves a gentle surge of emotion as Arlo learns his lesson in courage -- not least the courage of befriending another soul. Cross-species bonding may have its limits, but there’s no mistaking the beauty in a boy-meets-beast saga that, by the end, has made it hard to tell which is which."
 
Justin Chang, Variety

THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films, at the following L.A. movie theaters: AMPASAmerican Cinematheque: AeroAmerican Cinematheque: EgyptianArclightLACMANew BeverlyNuartSilent Movie Theater and UCLA.

April 21
THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (Basil Kirchin), THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD (Michael Dress) [New Beverly]
THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (Ennio Morricone, Gillo Pontecorvo) [Silent Movie Theater]
BOAT PEOPLE (Wing-Fai Law) [UCLA]
ERASERHEAD (Peter Ivers) [Silent Movie Theater]
THE HATEFUL EIGHT (Ennio Morricone) [New Beverly]
IDIOCRACY (Theodore Shapiro) [Nuart]

April 22

THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (Basil Kirchin), THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD (Michael Dress) [New Beverly]
THE APPLE (Coby Recht) [Silent Movie Theater]
FLASH GORDON (Howard Blake, Queen) [New Beverly]
INTOLERANCE [UCLA]
PSYCHO (Bernard Herrmann), PSYCHO II (Jerry Goldsmith), PSYCHO III (Carter Burwell) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
SAMMY, THE WAY-OUT SEAL (Oliver Wallace) [New Beverly]
SOULS ON THE ROAD [UCLA]

April 23
THE DOLL SQUAD (Nicholas Carras) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
EL NORTE (Los Folkloristas) [UCLA]
HICKEY & BOGGS (Ted Ashford), A NAME FOR EVIL (Dominic Frontiere) [New Beverly]

SAMMY, THE WAY-OUT SEAL (Oliver Wallace) [New Beverly]
SPIDER-MAN (Danny Elfman), SPIDER-MAN 2 (Danny Elfman) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
SPIRITED AWAY (Joe Hisaishi) [UCLA]

April 24
CHILDREN OF MEN (John Tavener) [Arclight Hollywood]

ERASERHEAD (Peter Ivers) [Silent Movie Theater]
HICKEY & BOGGS (Ted Ashford), A NAME FOR EVIL (Dominic Frontiere) [New Beverly]
NORMA RAE (David Shire) [Silent Movie Theater]

April 25
AMERICAN BEAUTY (Thomas Newman) [Arclight Sherman Oaks]
BURN AFTER READING (Carter Burwell) [Arclight Culver City]
THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN [LACMA]
INSIDE OUT (Konrad Elfers), SKY RIDERS (Lalo Schifrin), BREAKING POINT (David McLey) 
[New Beverly]

April 26
BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE (Quincy Jones), DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS (Andy Summers) [New Beverly]

April 27

BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE (Quincy Jones), DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS (Andy Summers) [New Beverly]
LA VIE DE JESUS (Richard Cuvillier) [Silent Movie Theater]
PARTY GIRL (Anton Sanko) [AMPAS]
WEIRD SCIENCE (Ira Newborn), THE DARK BACKWARD (Mark David Decker) [Cinematheque: Aero]

April 28
DAZED AND CONFUSED, SCHOOL OF ROCK (Craig Wedren) [New Beverly]

FIRST STEP ASHORE, THE DOCKS OF NEW YORK [UCLA]
THE HATEFUL EIGHT (Ennio Morricone) [New Beverly]
PORCO ROSSO (Joe Hisaishi) [Nuart]
A SIMPLE PLAN (Danny Elfman), ONE FALSE MOVE (Terry Plumeri, Peter Haycock, Derek Holt) [Cinematheque: Aero]
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL [Silent Movie Theater]
WOLF GUY [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

April 29
ALIENS (James Horner), TRUE LIES (Brad Fiedel) [Cinematheque: Aero]

BENT (Philip Glass) [UCLA]
DAZED AND CONFUSED, SCHOOL OF ROCK (Craig Wedren) [New Beverly]
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE (Stuart Bogie, Luke O'Malley) [Silent Movie Theater]
RHINO! (Lalo Schifrin) [New Beverly]
TWO GIRLS ON THE STREET (Szabolcs Fenyes), PITFALL (Louis Forbes) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY [Arclight Hollywood]
THE WICKER MAN (Angelo Badalamenti) [New Beverly]

April 30

ALGOL, THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
APOLLO 13 (James Horner) [Cinematheque: Aero]
INSURE YOUR WIFE (Samuel Kayliln), CASTLES IN THE AIR (Lee Zahler) [AMPAS]
LIGHT OF SYMPATHY [UCLA]
RHINO! (Lalo Schifrin) [New Beverly]
SUMMER OF '42 (Michel Legrand), CLASS OF '44 (David Shire) [New Beverly]

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Don't understand why Barbarella is listed as the first time issued on CD. I have had the Soundtrack Classic CD for twelve years. Soundtrack Classic is in Marina Del Rey, California which makes it a US release, plus this version has eight bonus tracks--five "lounge" versions of some of the tunes and three radio spots.

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