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Intrada has announced two new releases which are available for pre-order and will begin shipping next week -- a four-disc set of music from the second season of NBC's BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY (described at the time as "Burt Reynolds in Space"), featuring episode scores by Bruce Broughton ("The Golden Man," "The Guardians," 'Shgoratchx!," "Testimony of a Traitor," "Time of the Hawk," and his Emmy winning score for "The Satyr"), John Cacavas ("Journey to Oasis"), Stu Phillips ("The Hand of Goral") and Herbert Don Woods ("The Crystals," "The Dorian Secret"); and the first-release of Georges Delerue's typically gorgeous score for the 1989 romantic comedy mystery HER ALIBI, directed by Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Breaker Morant, Tender Mercies) and starring Tom Selleck and Paulina Porizkova, one of five films Delerue scored for the director (Delerue died immediately after recording his score for Beresford's Rich in Love).


La-La Land has announced their schedule of new releases for August -- on August 12 they will release an expanded, two-disc version of Dimitri Tiomkin's score for WILD IS THE WIND, which earned Oscar nominations for Anthony Quinn and Anna Magnani's lead performances as well as for Tiomkin's popular title song, and a CD pairing Barry Gray's scores for the two feature spinoffs of the Thunderbirds TV series, THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO and THUNDERBIRD 6; on August 26, they will release Brian Tyler's score for the all-star sequel, THE EXPENDABLES 3 (Tyler also has two new films in theaters this week -- Into the Storm and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and Robert J. Kral's score for BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM.


The latest release from Kritzerland features two never-before-released scores by Oscar nominee Cyril J. Mockridge, for two of director John Ford's final films -- the Western classic THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, starring John Wayne, James Stewart and Lee Marvin, and the Hawaii-set DONOVAN'S REEF, the last collaboration between Ford and Wayne.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

A Dio Piacendo
 - Marco Werba - Intermezzo
Candido Erotico
- Nico Fidenco - Beat
Diaz - Teo Teardo - Intermezzo
Gomorra
- Mokadelic - GDM
Hercules - Fernando Velazquez - Sony
I Basilischi/Before the Revolution
- Ennio Morricone - GDM
Il Grande Silenzio
- Ennio Morricone - Beat
Il Mondo Dei Romani
- Piero Umiliani - Beat
Lucy - Eric Serra - Idol (import)
L'Uomo Di Rame
- Franco De Gemini - Beat
Mood Indigo - Etienne Charry - Milan
Questo Si Che E Amore
- Stelvio Cipriani - Beat
Warriors of Virtue
- Don Davis - Buysoundtrax
Zeder
- Riz Ortolani - GDM


IN THEATERS TODAY

About Alex - Joel P. West
The Dog - Mark Dancigers, Troy Herion
The Hundred-Foot Journey - A.R. Rahman
Into the Storm
 - Brian Tyler - Score CD due Aug. 19 on Varese Sarabande
James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D - Brett Aplin, Amy Bastow, Ricky Edwards
The Kill Team - Justin Melland
The Maid's Room - Arturo Rodriguez
Step Up All In - Jeff Cardoni - Score CD on Milan
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Brian Tyler
37: A Final Promise - Cathleen Flynn
War Story - Dave Eggar
What If - A.C. Newman - Score CD due Sept. 9 on Milan


COMING SOON

August 12
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season Two - Bruce Broughton, John Cacavas, Stu Phillips, Herbert Don Woods - Intrada Special Collection
Her Alibi - Georges Delerue - Intrada Special Collection
Music for Alfred Hitchcock - various - Naxos
Thunderbirds Are Go/Thunderbird 6 - Barry Gray - La-La Land
Wild Is the Wind - Dimitri Tiomkin - La-La Land
August 19
Into the Storm 
- Brian Tyler - Varese Sarabande
Penny Dreadful - Abel Korzeniowski - Varese Sarabande
August 26
Bates Motel - Chris Bacon - Varese Sarabande
Batman: Assault on Arkham - Robert J. Kral - La-La Land
The Expendables 3 - Brian Tyler - La-La Land
Mary Poppins - Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman - Disney
September 2
Hannibal: Season 1, Vol. 1 - Brian Reitzell - Lakeshore
Hannibal: Season 1, Vol. 2 - Brian Reitzell - Lakeshore
September 9
Maps to the Stars - Howard Shore - Howe
The November Man - Marco Beltrami - Varese Sarabande
What If - A.C. Newman - Milan
September 16
The Giver - Marco Beltrami - Sony
The Maze Runner - John Paesano - Sony
September 23
The Equalizer - Harry Gregson-Williams - Varese Sarabande
Date Unknown
All Good Things
- Rob Simonsen - Caldera
Annette Focks: Film Music Collection Vol. 1
- Annette Focks - Alhambra
Avere Vent'annia/L'Ambiziozo
- Franco Campanino - Digitmovies
Centennial Summer
- Jerome Kern, Alfred Newman - Kritzerland
Destruction of Silence
- Florian Linckus - Alhambra
Die Hebamme
- Marcel Barsotti - Alhambra
5 Branded Women
- Angelo Francesco Lavagnino - Cometa
I Briganti Italiani
- Angelo Francesco Lavagnino - Alhambra
Il Mercenario
- Ennio Morricone - GDM
Knight Rider Vol. 3 - The Best of Don Peake
- Don Peake - Perseverance
La Revolution Francaise - Georges Delerue - Music Box
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance/Donovan's Reef
- Cyril J. Mockridge - Kritzerland
New York Chiama Superdrago
 - Benedetto Ghiglia - Digitmovies
Res Dej Inte!
- Simon Kolle - Intermezzo
Say It in Russian
- Pinar Toprak - Keepmoving
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood/Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
- Neal Hefti - Kritzerland
Tuareg - Il Guerriero Del Deserto
- Riz Ortolani - GDM


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

August 8 - Victor Young born (1901)
August 8 - Arthur Morton born (1908)
August 8 - Axel Stordahl born (1913)
August 8 - Basil Kirchin born (1927)
August 8 - Nathan Wang born (1956)
August 8 - Stefano Mainetti born (1957)
August 8 - Louis Levy died (1957)
August 8 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Capricorn One (1977)
August 9 - Recording sessions begin for Hugo Friedhofer’s score for Seven Cities of Gold (1955)
August 9 - George Duning's score for the Star Trek episode "And the Children Shall Lead" is recorded (1968)
August 9 - Dmitri Shostakovich died (1975)
August 9 - Patrick Williams begins recording his score for Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1978)
August 9 - Andre Hossein died (1983)
August 9 - Peter Matz died (2002)
August 9 - David Raksin died (2004)
August 10 - Brian Easdale born (1909)
August 10 - Mischa Bakaleinikoff died (1960)
August 10 - Isaac Hayes died (2008)
August 11 - Ron Grainer born (1922)
August 11 - Raymond Leppard born (1927)
August 11 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for The Light Touch (1951)
August 11 - Joe Jackson born (1954)
August 11 - Bill Conti begins recording his score for Five Days from Home (1977)
August 11 - Toby Chu born (1977)
August 11 - Don Davis begins recording his score for The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
August 12 - David Lee born (1926)
August 12 - David Munrow born (1942)
August 12 - Victor Young begins recording his score for The Accused (1948)
August 12 - Mark Knopfler born (1949)
August 12 - Pat Metheny born (1954)
August 12 - Peter Peter born (1960)
August 12 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to The Traveling Executioner (1970)
August 12 - Marty Paich died (1995)
August 12 - Zacarias M. de la Riva born (1972)
August 13 - John Ireland born (1879)
August 13 - Dennis Farnon born (1923)
August 13 - John Cacavas born (1930)
August 13 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
August 13 - John Ottman begins recording his score to Gothika (2003)
August 13 - Roque Banos records his score for Oldboy (2013)
August 14 - Lee Zahler born (1893)
August 14 - Edmund Meisel born (1894)
August 14 - James Horner born (1953)
August 14 - Oscar Levant died (1972)
August 14 - Michael McCormack born (1973)


DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

CALVARY - Patrick Cassidy

"The somber, resigned mood of the picture is also expressively captured by the photography of Larry Smith and in Patrick Cassidy’s sonorously elegiac score."

Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist

"For the most part, 'Calvary' is assembled with great technical skill: O’Dowd is both funny and creepy; Reilly is touchingly damaged; Larry Smith’s stunning aerial shots add great menace; Patrick Cassidy’s score is winningly melancholy."

Donald Clarke, The Irish Times

"Putting aside the stylistic bravura of 'The Guard,' McDonagh and his collaborators have delivered a technically immaculate work that feels appropriately austere by comparison. D.p. Larry Smith’s widescreen compositions are framed with unfussy precision; as stunning as the rugged landscapes are to behold, particularly the shots of waves breaking against cliffs (the production shot on the east and west coasts), the lighting and color balancing of the interior shots are no less exquisite. Patrick Cassidy’s melancholy score is summoned at just the right moments."

Justin Chang, Variety

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - Tyler Bates

"When Marvel Studios announced 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' as a 2014 entry in its ever-expanding cinematic agenda, it left many people scratching their heads. Though the intergalactic team has been kicking around the universe in one form or another since the late 1960s, it’s always been a cult taste, lacking the name recognition of other Marvel characters. Yet anyone wondering what kind of movie they’re watching should have a pretty good idea before 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'’s opening credits end. As a foreboding bit of Tyler Bates’ score plays, a ship lands on a desolate planet. A masked figure emerges, then begins to explore the ruins of a once-bustling planet via a device that creates ghostly images of its former residents. The camera lingers on the majestic alien landscape, one realized to the smallest detail, and clearly the work of artists who put a lot of thought into what kind of inhabitants once lived there, and how they lived. It’s a beautiful, eerie moment, freighted with the sadness of a lost world and hints of danger. Then the masked figure, soon to be revealed as Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), grabs a more primitive piece of technology, a Sony Walkman housing a tape labeled 'Awesome Mix Vol. 1,' hits play on Redbone’s 1974 hit 'Come And Get Your Love,' and starts dancing, sliding, and shuffling across the screen, while looking for a mysterious orb that serves as the film’s central MacGuffin. So is space a somber place haunted by the specters of past destruction and filled with imminent peril? Or is it a silly one, where a devil-may-care adventurer can groove out to super hits of the 1970s while taking advantage of reduced gravity? 'Guardians' answers the question by refusing to answer, playing the two tones off each other until they start to harmonize."

Keith Phipps, The Dissolve

"James Gunn, the Troma veteran who made 'Slither' and 'Super,' handles directing and co-writing duties. His zingers don’t zing as sharply as Whedon’s, but he more than survives the hyper-jump into mega-budget filmmaking, orchestrating playful bursts of CGI mayhem and peppering the action with clever pulp flourishes, like a deadly arrow that Michael Rooker controls by whistling. The galaxy of the title is like the Mos Eisley Cantina writ large, each pit stop populated by seedy alien hustlers and weird, swaggering creatures. Gunn’s most inspired touch, however, may be the way he interrupts an overly familiar Marvel score with snippets of classic rock and golden oldies -- the mixtape selections Quill blasts from his prized walkmen. It’s a move straight out of the Tarantino playbook, and it works like gangbusters in a sci-fi context."

A.A. Dowd, The Onion AV Club

HERCULES - Fernando Velazquez

"There are some neat 3-D effects, but as with so many recent 3-D offerings, the format doesn't seem absolutely essential. The cinematography by Ratner's frequent collaborator Dante Spinotti is vibrant, and the musical score by Fernando Velazquez is rousing. Most important, the pacing is snappy. It may sound like a backhanded compliment to praise this sometimes cheesy movie for never taking itself too seriously, but in a summer of bloated spectacles, this modesty should not be underestimated."

Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter

LOUDER THAN WORDS - Geoff Zanelli

"Serviceably directed by Anthony Fabian, 'Louder Than Words' doesn’t entirely steer clear of the pitfalls that often come with this sort of inspirational heart-tugger territory. There are perhaps one too many shots of autumn leaves falling in slow motion (with tinkling accompaniment by composer Geoff Zanelli), and while Falconer’s performance mercifully never becomes too cloying, you do wonder if the character of Maria has been a tad sanctified beyond the usual terrific-kid parameters."

Justin Chang, Variety

LUCY - Eric Serra

"In the wake of such spotty recent output, it’s a relief to see Besson back on his A-game and working with equally energized collaborators. Everyone from longtime DP Thierry Arbogast to nimble editor Julien Rey and indispensable composer Eric Serra delivers in peak form, and it’s a genuine thrill to see first-rate special effects and sound work used in way that enhances the storytelling instead representing a film’s sole reason for existing."

Geoff Berkshire, Paste Magazine

"'Lucy' is a welcome reminder of just how much Besson's wry sensibility as a filmmaker adds to movies like this. It opens with a shamelessly prurient extreme close-up of cell division while Eric Serra's vaguely porn-y slow-jam score bumps and grinds along."

Chris Klimek, NPR

"There's a lot of talk in 'Lucy' about humans only using 10% of their brain. This is an oft-repeated myth that drives scientists up a wall, but I'd like to believe it's a coded message from Luc Besson. Please, for your own sake, he implores, don't think too much about this movie. Instead, soak up Scarlett Johansson in a white T-shirt and black bra, making quizzical faces while despatching bad guys with the power of her mind and a few curt words in that trademark husky voice. As the techno soundtrack thrums and ScoJo cranks out lines like 'the infinite components of the cell's nucleus is exploding inside my brain' many may recognize that this style of pseudo-intellectual action cinema is a type of drug, and, once in a while, you need a hit."

Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian

"Like 'La Femme Nikita,' 'Leon: The Professional' and 'The Fifth Element' before it, 'Lucy' is a slickly engineered showcase for a kickass heroine whom we instinctively, unhesitatingly root for. It also feels like a calculated bid for popularity with a younger American audience that may be unfamiliar with this particular Gallic genre maestro (the 'Taken' movies he produced notwithstanding). Certainly, after the bland history lesson of 'The Lady' and the joyless family-friendly shenanigans of the 'Arthur' trilogy, this is easily the director’s most alert, energized and recognizable piece of direction in years -- a movie that, with its muscular widescreen imagery, vibrant streaks of color and pulsing musical beats, as well as its occasional tonal missteps and moments of unintentional hilarity, feels unmistakably like the work of its director."

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.

August 8
BABY DOLL (Kenyon Hopkins), THE LINEUP [New Beverly]
DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID (Miklos Rozsa) [UCLA]
DOG DAY AFTERNOON [Silent Movie Theater]
DRACULA, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE WOLF MAN [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE LADYKILLERS (Tristram Cary), THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT (Benajmin Frankel) [Cinematheque: Aero]
MOTEL HELL (Lance Rubin) [Silent Movie Theater]
PSYCHO BEACH PARTY (Ben Vaughn) [Nuart]
ROBOCOP (Basil Poledouris) [New Beverly]

August 9
BABY DOLL (Kenyon Hopkins), THE LINEUP [New Beverly]
FRANKENSTEIN, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Franz Waxman), SON OF FRANKENSTEIN [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Maurice Jarre) [Cinematheque: Aero]
ROBOCOP (Basil Poledouris) [New Beverly]
ROBOT JOX (Frederic Talgorn) [Silent Movie Theater]
SHE DONE HIM WRONG, THE JUNGLE PRINCESS (Boris Moross) [UCLA]
THESE ARE THE DAMNED (James Bernard), ESCAPADE (Bruce Montgomery) [UCLA]

August 10
E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (John Williams) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE HILLS OF DISORDER (Rui Weber) [UCLA]
THE ROVER (Antony Partos), ANIMAL KINGDOM (Antony Partos) [New Beverly]
SPARTACUS (Alex North) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

August 11
KING KONG (Max Steiner) [Arclight Hollywood]
THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE (Dave Grusin) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE ROVER (Antony Partos), ANIMAL KINGDOM (Antony Partos) [New Beverly]

August 12
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (Lennie Hayton) [LACMA]

August 13
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (Howard Shore) [Arclight Hollywood]
THE MIRROR (Edward Artemyev), NOSTALGHIA [New Beverly]
PARDON MY FRENCH (Guy Bernard, Joseph Kosma), HEADLINES OF DESTRUCTION (Jeff Davis) [UCLA]
THE SCAPEGOAT (Bronislau Kaper), FATHER BROWN (Georges Auric) [Cinematheque: Aero]

August 14
LAST HOLIDAY (Francis Chagrin), THE CARD (William Alwyn) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE MIRROR (Edward Artemyev), NOSTALGHIA [New Beverly]
NORTH BY NORTHWEST (Bernard Herrmann) [Arclight Sherman Oaks]

August 15
BOY MEETS GIRL [Silent Movie Theater]
THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (Malcolm Arnold), DAMN THE DEFIANT! (Clifton Parker) [Cinematheque: Aero]
SIN CITY (Robert Rodriguez, John Debney, Graeme Revell), FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (Graeme Revell) [Cinematheque: Aero]
SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (Leo Shuken), THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK (Leo Shuken) [New Beverly]
TROPICALIA, A NIGHT IN 67 [UCLA]

August 16
THE BABY (Gerald Fried) [Silent Movie Theater]
BOY MEETS GIRL [Silent Movie Theater]
THE LADY EVE [UCLA]
OLIVER TWIST (Arnold Bax), GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Walter Goehr) [Cinematheque: Aero]
SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (Leo Shuken), THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK (Leo Shuken) [New Beverly]
THE VICTORS (Sol Kaplan) [UCLA]

August 17
BOY MEETS GIRL [Silent Movie Theater]
CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER (Ken Lauber) [Silent Movie Theater]
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (Maurice Jarre) [Cinematheque: Aero]
EVA (Michel Legrand), TIME WITHOUT PITY (Tristram Cary) [UCLA]
LASSIE COME HOME (Daniele Amfitheatrof) [UCLA]
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (Leonard Rosenman), EAST OF EDEN (Leonard Rosenman) [New Beverly]
UNCLE MEAT (Frank Zappa) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

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I apologize for being that guy, Scott, but Buck Rogers has no D in his last name.

Duck Dodgers, on the other hand...

I apologize for being that guy, Scott, but Buck Rogers has no D in his last name.

Duck Dodgers, on the other hand...


I always make that mistake. Will fix.

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