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Film Score Friday 10/9/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 10/8/2015 - 9:00 PM
Intrada plans to anounce at least one new CD next week.
Varese Sarabande plans to announce three new CD Club releases next week.

Bruce Broughton joins Creature Features' cast & crew reunion screening of THE MONSTER SQUAD at Downtown L.A.'s 1,600 seat Theatre at the Ace Hotel to help celebrate the release of La-La Land Records' newly expanded soundtrack.  Broughton will be joined by actors Stephen Macht, Andre Gower, Ryan Lambert, Ashley Bank, cinematographer Bradford May and make-up FX artists Alec Gillis & Tom Woodruff.  Tickets are available here.
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Film Score Friday 10/2/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 10/1/2015 - 9:00 PM
The first release in Intrada's new series of soundtrack LPs presents Richard Band's orchestral score for the 1986 horror fantasy TROLL, released on 180 gram Audiophile vinyl with a deluxe gatefold presentation and custom cover art.
La-La Land has announced their current slate of October releases. On October 6 they will release their previously announced 12-disc boxed set of music from the original LOST IN SPACE TV series, a new release of Bruce Broughton's wonderful score for THE MONSTER SQUAD, and TIME'S UP, featuring music compsed by Michael McCuistion for the observatory at L.A.'s Griffith Park. On October 20 they will release two 2-disc sets of Blake Neely's music for hit superhero TV series, ARROW: SEASON 3 and THE FLASH: SEASON 1, and a CD pairing two horror scores by Richard Band, PUPPET MASTER: AXIS RISING and THE EVIL CLERGYMAN.  
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Film Score Friday 9/25/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 9/24/2015 - 9:00 PM
Varese Sarabande has announced the four new CDs in their series of limited edition releases of contemporary scores, which will begin shipping next week -- Marco Beltrami's epic symphonic score for this year's elaborate fantasy adventure SEVENTH SON, starring Oscar winners Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore along with Ben Barnes, Kit Harrington, and the ubiquitous Alicia Vikander; Dirk Brosse's score for the romantic adventure THE LOVERS, starring Josh Hartnett and directed by Roland Joffe (The Mission, The Killing Fields); Patrick Jonsson's score for 2014's Oscar-nominated documentary VIRUNGA; and the apocalyptic thriller EXTINCTION, starring Matthew Fox and Jeffrey Donovan, with music by Sergio Moure De Oteyza.

The label is also releasing A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, an 8-disc boxed set of the music for the original eight Freddy Kreuger films, with most of them including previously unreleased cues. It is expected to begin shipping the week of October 16th, and the scores (and their composers -- it's the rare franchise that used a different composer for every film) are:

A Nightmare on Elm Street (Charles Bernstein)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (Christopher Young)
A Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors (Angelo Badalamenti)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (Craig Safan)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (Jay Ferguson)
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (Brian May)
Wes Craven's New Nightmare (J. Peter Robinson)
Freddy vs. Jason (Graeme Revell)

Next week, Intrada will release the first in their new series of soundtrack LPs. 

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Film Score Friday 9/18/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 9/17/2015 - 9:00 PM
This week's one new CD from Intrada is the first ever release of the soundtrack to Disney's 1977 comedy mystery CANDLESHOE, starring past Oscar winners David Niven and Helen Hayes, future Oscar winner Jodie Foster, and the great Leo McKern. The score was composed by Ron Goodwin (Where Eagles Dare, Frenzy, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines).

On October 6, La-La Land will release LOST IN SPACE: 50TH ANNIVERSARY SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION, a twelve-disc set featuring music composed by John Williams, Hans J. Salter, Herman Stein, Richard LaSalle, Frank Comstock, Fred Steiner, Jeff Alexander, Warren Barker, Leith Stevens, Alexander Courage, Robert Drasnin, Cyril J. Mockridge, Gerald Fried, Pete Rugolo and Joseph Mullendore.

This month's release in Varese Sarabande's LP to CD subscription series is BLIND DATE (not to be confused with the Blake Edwards comedy), a 1984 thriller starring Joseph Bottoms, Kirstie Alley and Keir Dullea (and, according to IMDB, Marina Sirtis as "Hooker"), with score by Stanley Myers (The Deer Hunter, Prick Up Your Ears, The Witches) and songs by John Kongos.

Next week the label will release four new CDs in their limited edition series of contemporary scores.

The TV Academy has announced this year's winners for their Creative Arts categories, including the Music winners -- Rachel Portman for BESSIE; Jeff Beal for HOUSE OF CARDS: Chapter 32 (the Moscow episode); Dustin O'Halloran for the theme to TRANSPARENT; and Kyle Dunnigan and Jim Roach for the song "Girl You Don't Need Makeup" from INSIDE AMY SCHUMER.

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Film Score Friday 9/11/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 9/10/2015 - 9:00 PM
Quartet has announced their currently planned slate of September soundtrack releases. This week they are releasing two scores for new European films by Oscar nominated composers -- the Spanish drama MA MA, scored by Alberto Iglesias (The Constant Gardener, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and actor Louis Garrel's directorial debut, LES DEUX AMIS, scored by Philippe Sarde (Tess). In two weeks, they will release expanded, two-disc editions of Lalo Schifrin's Oscar-nominated score for the original THE AMITYVILLE HORROR, and Mark Isham's popular score for director Ralph Bakshi's 1992 animation-live action hybrid COOL WORLD, starring Gabriel Byrne, Kim Basinger and Brad Pitt.

At the end of this month, Prometheus is releasing a new, two-disc re-recording of Miklos Rozsa's complete score for director Robert Aldrich's Biblical epic SODOM AND GOMORRAH (James Bond fans take note -- it's almost certainly the only Biblical epic with production design by Ken Adam and titles by Maurice Binder).

Intrada plans to release one new CD next week. 

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Film Score Friday 9/4/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 9/3/2015 - 9:00 PM
The latest CD release from Intrada pairs the LP tracks from two soundtracks released on the Mainstream label in the 1960s -- director Anthony Mann's 1965 WWII adventure THE HEROES OF TELEMARK, with a River Kwai-ish score by Oscar winner Malcolm Arnold, and the LP re-recording of Jerry Goldsmith's score for the 1966 remake of the Western classic STAGECOACH (the actual score tracks from the film have been previously released by both Film Score Monthly and La-La Land).

Music Box has announced two new releases -- a CD pairing two Gabriel Yared scores, for the 1983 drama SARAH and Olivier Assayas' 1986 directorial debut, DESORDRE; and two scores by Claude Bolling, L'ORDINATEUR DES POMPES (1976) and DIS-MOI QUE TU MAIMES (1974).

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Film Score Friday 8/28/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 8/27/2015 - 9:00 PM
The latest CD from Kritzerland pairs two scores composed by Bernard Herrmann for 20th Century Fox suspense films -- the 1945 psychological thriller HANGOVER SQUARE, with Laird Cregar as an emotionally disturbed pianist- composer, for which Herrmann composed the score as well as an original concerto for Cregar's character, a score which Stephen Sondheim cited as an inspiration for his masterpiece Sweeney Todd, and including previously unreleased cues; and 5 FINGERS, the WWII espionage thriller with James Mason as a valet who passed top secret information to the Nazis, which earned Oscar nominations for screenwriter Michael Wilson and director Joseph L. Mankiewicz (it was Herrmann's only project with Mankiewicz after their classic The Ghost and Mrs. Muir).

Intrada plans to release one new CD next week.

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Film Score Friday 8/21/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 8/20/2015 - 9:00 PM
Intrada has announced two new releases this week -- a remastered version of Jerry Goldsmith's gorgeous score for the 1982 animated feature THE SECRET OF NIMH, including one previously unreleased cue (the remaining unreleased cues are reportedly lost); and the soundtrack for the 2013 sci-fi mystery I'LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN, with Gillian Anderson, Rufus Sewell and Haley Joel Osment, and a score by Andrew Lockington (San Andreas, Journey to the Center of the Earth, City of Ember).

The latest release in Varese Sarabande's LP to CD subscription soundtrack series is the 1986 action-adventure LET'S GET HARRY, starring Robert Duvall and Mark Harmon, scored by Brad Fiedel (The Terminator, Fright Night) and directed (under the pseudonym "Alan Smithee") by Stuart Rosenberg (Cool Hand Luke, The Amitivylle Horror).

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Film Score Friday 8/14/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 8/13/2015 - 9:00 PM
Intrada plans to announce two new CDs next week.
Varese Sarabande plans to announce the latest soundtrack in their LP to CD subscription series this weekend.

Air - Eric van Breemen - Nettwerk [CD-R]
Animals - Ian Hultquist - Phineas Atwood
Bad Channels
 - Blue Oyster Cult - Full Moon
Burying the Ex
 - Joseph LoDuca - Phineas Atwood
Castle Freak
 - Richard Band - Perseverance
Dawn Patrol 
- Joe Kraemer - Phineas Atwood
Fantastic Four
 - Marco Beltrami, Philip Glass - Sony
Invasion of the Body Snatchers - Carmen Dragon - La-La Land
Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Frederik Wiedmann - La-La Land
Loitering without Intent - Carl Davis - Carl Davis Collection
 - Nuno Malo - Phineas Atwood
Mission: Impossible - The Television Scores
 - Lalo Schifrin, etc. - La-La Land
Mistress America - Dean Wareham, Britta Phillips - Milan
 - Shigeru Umebayashi - Caldera
The Vatican Tapes
 - Joseph Bishara - Lakeshore
Wayward Pines
 - Charlie Clouser - Lakeshore 
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Film Score Friday 8/7/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 8/6/2015 - 9:00 PM
Intrada has released two new CDs this week -- the first-ever release of Miklos Rozsa's score for the 1947 Technicolor film noir DESERT FURY, starring John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott and Burt Lancaster (in one of his first films); and a greatly expanded release of Bruce Broughton's score for the hit remake HOMEWARD BOUND: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY, featuring a whopping 40 minutes of music not included in Intrada's original 1993 release of the score.

La-La Land has announced their planned schedule of August releases. On August 11 they will release the previously announced JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS by Frederik Wiedmann along with a truly historic soundtrack, the first-ever release of Carmen Dragon's score for director Don Siegel's 1956 sci-fi horror classic INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. On August 25 they will release Marco Beltrami's score for the new, videogame-inspired sequel HITMAN: AGENT 47, as well as the first-ever release of Michael Kamen's score for the Tony Scott/Shane Black action thriller THE LAST BOY SCOUT, practically the only Kamen score composed for a Joel Silver production that hadn't already received a score release (besides, um, Action Jackson). 

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