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 Posted:   Nov 6, 2020 - 10:48 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Hadn't seen the film in a long time and really noticed the score when I watched the nice recent edition from Arrow Video. The score is brief but effective and versatile throughout, and distinctly Bernstein. Is it weird that there's been no score CD yet? Is it too short? Legal challenges? No interest from soundtrack collectors?

Just curious...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2020 - 1:13 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Here's an old thread I did on film and score:

https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=2093&forumID=1&archive=1

I also remember a fairly recent discussion about it, but can't remember what the thread was called. So there's quite a bit of interest, it seems.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2021 - 8:22 PM   
 By:   JackBlu78   (Member)

I thought I would mention for anyone out there how was curious about that CD soundtrack included in the German 4K UHD Ultimate Limited EditionBox Set (that is very sold out) released by Turbine last November.

CD time 26 min 4 seconds

The first track is 40 seconds of film dialogue.. I have the movie for that thank you

The last 5 tracks are Radio Spots.

Bernstein's score time is only 7 mins 29 seconds!

You're lucky if you get a moment of more than 30 seconds for his score (which I realize some cues would be short but this is a joke.

It doesn't sound great... it has audible tape hiss to it. It's obvious this was lifted from the films audio and not any true stereo tapes. Perhaps the original tapes are destroyed.

Maybe an actual film score label will eventually release the full score someday.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2021 - 8:52 PM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

Thank you for the description of what's on the German Blu-ray bonus CD .

So all of the score selections are lifted directly from the film? None of it is sourced from the suite on the old DVD?



Hopefully an official release of this is possible. Bernstein wrote and recorded at least two cues that weren't used in the film, and there were possibly other unused cues as well. It would be perfect to put it on a CD with "Animal House" and Bernstein's 'God' music from "The Blues Brothers."

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2021 - 9:02 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Bernstein's An Amer Werewolf in London (1981)

David, I dont recall being in London before in 1981 ...

but 1881 was a very good year big grin

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2021 - 11:02 PM   
 By:   JackBlu78   (Member)

Thank you for the description of what's on the German Blu-ray bonus CD .

So all of the score selections are lifted directly from the film? None of it is sourced from the suite on the old DVD?



Hopefully an official release of this is possible. Bernstein wrote and recorded at least two cues that weren't used in the film, and there were possibly other unused cues as well. It would be perfect to put it on a CD with "Animal House" and Bernstein's 'God' music from "The Blues Brothers."


Hmmmm could possibly be from that... not sure what their source was for the CD but the audio sounds like someone recorded it on a tape, it is not clean sounding at all.

Honestly it was a total waste of time.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2021 - 11:03 PM   
 By:   JackBlu78   (Member)

Bernstein's An Amer Werewolf in London (1981)

David, I dont recall being in London before in 1981 ...

but 1881 was a very good year big grin


Would be nice if a MOD could update the thread title for sure!

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2021 - 3:29 AM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

Still on the fence about getting the Turbine edition, at least the cheaper non-CD version. Maybe this is a job for Tadlow?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2021 - 3:31 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Isn't it completely sold out?

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2021 - 3:33 AM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • Isn't it completely sold out?

    The official site has the 3-disc set available. The 4-disc CD version is gone.

    https://turbine-shop.de/detail/index/sArticle/25267

    https://turbine-shop.de/detail/index/sArticle/24385

    Although this review site shows the 4-disc set with the 3-disc cover. Odd.

    https://ultrahd.highdefdigest.com/90640/anamericanwerewolfinlondon4kuhdblurayimport.html

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     Posted:   Mar 8, 2021 - 3:46 AM   
     By:   William R.   (Member)

    Was Bernstein's "Metamorphosis" cue actually recorded during the original sessions? I know he played it for Landis, who nixed it, but I don't know if it was actually captured.

     
     Posted:   Mar 10, 2021 - 7:36 AM   
     By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

    Hopefully an official release of this is possible. Bernstein wrote and recorded at least two cues that weren't used in the film, and there were possibly other unused cues as well. It would be perfect to put it on a CD with "Animal House" and Bernstein's 'God' music from "The Blues Brothers."

    Didn´t MV post that this is not the release we should be looking for?

     
     
     Posted:   Mar 10, 2021 - 12:55 PM   
     By:   Dylan   (Member)

    Was Bernstein's "Metamorphosis" cue actually recorded during the original sessions? I know he played it for Landis, who nixed it, but I don't know if it was actually captured.

    The first 16 seconds of the 1981 TV spot uses "Metamorphosis," so it was definitely recorded at the time.

     
     
     Posted:   Mar 10, 2021 - 2:48 PM   
     By:   Filmmaker   (Member)

    Still on the fence about getting the Turbine edition, at least the cheaper non-CD version. Maybe this is a job for Tadlow?

    As an owner of it, I can assure you that you were probably lucky to miss out. I don’t fault Turbine for trying their best to offer fans of the film something new and special, but the whole soundtrack is clearly taken from the film stems, complete with clunky and abrupt edits and fade-outs (most tracks are 30 seconds or less), thin, tinny sound, and a shocking abundance of tape hiss. Pretty sure that’s why MV’s been saying this isn’t the holy grail we’ve been hoping for. Better than nothing, to be sure, but nothing worth breaking the bank tracking down at OOP prices. The 4K disc of the movie proper, however, is a divine revelation.

     
     Posted:   Mar 10, 2021 - 2:56 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Didn´t MV post that this is not the release we should be looking for?

    Yes, he did:
    https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=141615&forumID=1&archive=0

     
     Posted:   Mar 10, 2021 - 3:23 PM   
     By:   spook   (Member)

    Still on the fence about getting the Turbine edition, at least the cheaper non-CD version. Maybe this is a job for Tadlow?

    As an owner of it, I can assure you that you were probably lucky to miss out. I don’t fault Turbine for trying their best to offer fans of the film something new and special, but the whole soundtrack is clearly taken from the film stems, complete with clunky and abrupt edits and fade-outs (most tracks are 30 seconds or less), thin, tinny sound, and a shocking abundance of tape hiss. Pretty sure that’s why MV’s been saying this isn’t the holy grail we’ve been hoping for. Better than nothing, to be sure, but nothing worth breaking the bank tracking down at OOP prices. The 4K disc of the movie proper, however, is a divine revelation.


    Yes, I’d just like to second this thought. The cd is a huge disappointment. Even considering the sources used in it, they could have made it sound a lot better than the rough sounding boot it is.
    If you’re a fan of the movie though the 4K disc and overall package was well worth it. Just don’t pay stupid prices to get the crappy cd!

     
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