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Film Score Friday 9/29/23
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 9/28/2023 - 10:00 PM
Silva is releasing a newly recorded compilation, LAURENCE ROSENTHAL: MUSIC FOR FILM AND TELEVISION, of music by the two-time Oscar nominee and seven-time Emmy winner, with Dirk Brosse conducting the Brussels Philharmonic. The disc will include music from his feature scores Becket, Brass Target, Clash of the Titans, Meteor, The Miracle Worker, A Raisin in the Sun, Requiem for a Heavyweight and Return of a Man Called Horse, and his work for the TV productions Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna, Fantasy Island, Gore Vidal's Billy the Kid, Michelangelo: The Last Giant, Mussolini: The Untold Story and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.


Blondie - Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt - Waxwork 
She Came to Me - Bryce Dessner - Warner Classics
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse - Daniel Pemberton - Sony 


The Creator - Hans Zimmer
Fair Play - Brian McOmber
The Kill Room - Jessica Rose Weiss, Jason Soudah 
Muzzle - Paul Gallister
On Fire - Sacha Chaban
Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie - Pinar Toprak
The Plus One - Sam Mizell
Saw X - Charlie Clouser 
The Storms of Jeremy Thomas - David Holmes 

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Film Score Friday 9/22/23
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 9/21/2023 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is an expanded and remastered edition of one of James Horner's very first feature scores, for the 1980 Roger Corman sci-fi horror production HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP, starring Doug McClure, Ann Turkel and Vic Morrow, featuring both the full film score and the original LP sequencing.


Humanoids from the Deep - James Horner - Intrada Special Collection
The Punisher
 - Dennis Dreith - Notefornote  


Barber - Forrest Gray
Expend4bles - Guillaume Roussel
Flora and Son - Gary Clark
From Above - Eric Kaye
Invisible Beauty - Marc Anthony Thompson
It Lives Inside - Wesley Hughes
My Last Best Friend - Asen Doykin
My Sailor, My Love - Michelino Bisceglia 
The Origin of Evil - Philippe Brault, Pierre Lapointe 
Radical Wolfe - Alex Mansour, Luke Schwartz 
Rebel - Hannes De Maeyer, Oum & Bakr
Relax, I'm From the Future - Bryan Bindon, Deanna H. Choi 
Reptile - Yair Elazar Glotman 
Spy Kids: Armageddon - John Debney
26.2 to Life - Antwan Williams 

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Film Score Friday 9/15/23
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 9/14/2023 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Quartet is SOUNDS OF CINEMA: THE SILVER AGE OF ITALIAN FILM MUSIC, VOL. 1, a six-disc set featuring the following scores: La ragazzola (Romano Mussolini), Il trapianto (Transplant) (Gregorio Garcia Segura), Cara sposa (Dear Wife) (Stelvio Cipriani, Daniele Patucchi), Una jena in cassaforte (A Hyena in the Safe) (Gian Piero Reverberi), Il divorzio (The Divorce) (Fred Bongusto), Eutanasia di un amore (Patucchi), Il prato macchiato di rossi (The Bloodstained Lawn) (Teo Usuelli), Il debito coniugale (The Conjugal Debt) (Peppino De Luca, Carlo Pes), and Verso l'avventura (Gino Peguri


April Fool's Day: The Deluxe Edition
 - Charles Bernstein - Varese Sarabande CD Club
Blood Simple: The Deluxe Edition
 - Carter Burwell - Varese Sarabande CD Club  
The Bruce Rowland Collection: Vol. 1
 - Bruce Rowland - Buysoundtrax
Der Bestatter: The Undertaker Vol. 2
 - Raphael Benjamin Meyer - Alhambra  
Killer Bees/Isn't It Shocking/Harpy
 - David Shire - Caldera  


Amerikatsi - Andranik Berberyan 
Camp Hideout - Jason Brandt
Canary - Paul Doucette, Jeff Russo
Cassandro - Marcelo Zarvos
Dumb Money - Will Bates
A Haunting in Venice - Hildur Guonadottir
The Inventor - Alex Mandel
Last Night of Amore - Santi Pulvirenti
Love at First Sight - Paul Saunderson
The Mountain - Chloe Thevenin
Outlaw Johnny Black - Michael Bearden
Piaffe - Munsha, abvsd, VTSS 
The Retirement Plan - Roger Suen 

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Film Score Friday 9/8/23
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 9/7/2023 - 10:00 PM
This week, La-La Land is releasing an expanded and remastered edition of Leith Stevens' score for the classic, George Pal-produced 1953 adaptation of H.G. Wells' THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, paired with Stevens' score for another Pal-produced sci-fi classic, WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE.

They are also releasing the second edition of their series featuring episode scores originally featured in their Star Trek original series boxed set: STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - THE 1701 COLLECTION VOL. 2, with episode scores by Gerald Fried ("Catspaw," "Friday's Child," "Shore Leave"), Sol Kaplan ("The Enemy Within") and Joseph Mullendore ("The Consience of the King"), as well as cues re-recorded as library music for the series.

The latest releases from Music Box are Bill Conti's score for the 2003 youth thriller BOYS ON THE RUN, co-starring Ron Perlman; and the score for the new French thriller VISIONS, starring Diane Kruger and Mathieu Kassovitz, composed by Philippe Rombi (Swimming Pool, Double Lover).


The Daniel Licht Collection: Vol. 1
 - Daniel Licht - Dragon's Domain
Good Guys Wear Black/Silent Rage
 - Craig Safan, Peter Bernstein, Mark Goldenberg - Dragon's Domain  
Lee Holdridge Documentaries Vol. 1
 - Lee Holdridge - Dragon's Domain 
Star Trek: The Original Series - The 1701 Collection Vol. 2 - Alexander Courage, Gerald Fried, Sol Kaplan, Joseph Mullendore, Fred Steiner - La-La Land
The War of the Worlds/When Worlds Collide - Leith Stevens - La-La Land 

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Film Score Friday 9/1/23
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 8/31/2023 - 10:00 PM
The latest releases from Dragon's Domain are a CD featuring two scores by Man from Snowy River composer Bruce Rowland -- the American release of the 1996 adventure film NORTH STAR (John Scott composed the score for the original European release) and the 1995 Disney TV movie THE GREAT ELEPHANT ESCAPE, from his Snowy River director George Miler; and the score for the 1990 sci-fi comedy SPACED INVADERS, composed by David Russo (Angus, Evil Alien Conquerors)

Et la montagne fleurrira...
 - Cyrille Aufort - MovieScore Media [CD-R]  
Ibiza Blue
 - Mark Timon - MovieScore Media [CD-R] 
97 Minutes
 - Ian Livingstone - MovieScore Media [CD-R] 
Oppenheimer - Ludwig Goransson - Mondo
 - William Ross, Angelo Badalamenti - MovieScore Media [CD-R]
Y todos arderan
 - Joan Vila - MovieScore Media [CD-R] 

Before, Now and Then - Ricky Lionardi
The Equalizer 3 - Marcelo Zarvos
Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia - Vincent Courtois
Fremont - Mahmood Schricker
Goldfish - Tapas Relia
The Good Mother - Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Eric Slick 
Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose - Bill Prokopow
Never Give Up - Rob Pottorf
Our Father, the Devil - Gavin Brivik 
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Film Score Friday 8/25/23
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 8/24/2023 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is a three-disc set featuring Richard Band's scores for the "Axis of Evil" films in the long-running PUPPET MASTER horror franchise - Axis of Evil (2010), Axis Rising (2012) and Axis Termination (2017).


The Last of Us: Season 1 - Gustavo Santaolalla, David Fleming - Sony
Le as de la jungle 2 - Operation Tour Du Monde
 - Olivier Cussac- Music Box  
Puppet Master: Axis of Evil Trilogy - Richard Band - Intrada Special Collection


Bottoms - Charlie XCX, Leo Birenberg
Golda - Dascha Dauenhauer
Gran Turismo - Lorne Balfe, Andrew Kawczynski 
The Hill - Geoff Zanelli
Into the Spotlight - Sam Marshall
Love Life - Olivier Goinard
Mutt - James William Blades, Taul Katz 
Retribution - Harry Gregson-Williams
Slotherhouse - Sam Ewing 
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Film Score Friday 8/18/23
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 8/17/2023 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Caldera presents David Shire's music for the 1974 TV movie KILLER BEES, co-starring screen legend Gloria Swanson and directed by thriller specialist Curtis Harrington (What's the Matter with Helen?). The disc also includes music Shire composed for two other '70s TV movies - Harpy (1971), and Isn't It Shocking? (1973), a dark comedy-thriller which was an early project from Shire's Yale buddy, director John Badham, who would reunite with Shire for Saturday Night Fever and Short Circuit.


The Adults - Alex Weston
Aurora's Sunrise - Christine Aufderhaar 
Back on the Strip - Dontae Winslow
Birth/Rebirth - Ariel Marx
Blue Beetle - Bobby Krlic
Dead Shot - Max de Wardener
Downwind - Jayna Chou, Douglas Brian Miller
The Eternal Memory - José Miguel Tobar, Miguel Miranda 
Landscape with Invisible Hand - Michael Abels
Madeleine Collins - Romaine Trouillet
Simone: Woman of the Century - Olvon Yacob
Strays - Dara Taylor
You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah - Este Haim, Amanda Yamate 

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Film Score Friday 8/11/23
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 8/10/2023 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is a greatly expanded, three-disc edition of James Horner's score for WINDTALKERS, director John Woo's World War II adventure drama from 2002 starring Nicolas Cage and Adam Beach, featuring Horner's lengthy original score, a handful of extras, plus the original CD sequencing.

Varese Sarabande has announced their latest Limited Edition expanded CD Club releases - Carter Burwell's very first film score, for the Coen Brothers' feature filmmaking debut BLOOD SIMPLE; and Charles Bernstein's score for the 1986 horror comedy APRIL FOOL'S DAY.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles has announced their third screening series showcasing film scores. Following a 2021 series of films scored by women composers and a 2022/2023 series of Family Matinees and Oscar Sundays spotlighting the Oscar nominated music of John Williams, the Academy Museum is presenting ENNIO MORRICONE: ESSENTIAL SCORES FROM A MOVIE MAESTRO, including several films in their Oscar Sundays series. Here is the list of Morricone-related screenings: 

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Film Score Friday 8/4/23
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 8/3/2023 - 10:00 PM
La-La Land has announced two new releases due next week: an expanded two-disc edition of John Williams' score for Steven Spielberg's 1997 sequel THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK; and a two-disc edition of James Horner's lively score for the Russia-set 1983 mystery GORKY PARK, based on the bestseller by Martin Cruz Smith.

Varese Sarabande is expected to announce two new limited edition CD Club releases today.

The latest releases from Dragon's Domain are: LEE HOLDRIDGE DOCUMENTARIES: VOLUME 1, featuring the composer's music for The Sharks (1982), The Great Whales and Gold (both 1978); a disc pairing the music for two early Chuck Norris vehicles, GOOD GUYS WEAR BLACK, scored by Craig Safan, and the sci-fi/horror-tinged SILENT RAGE, music by Peter Bernstein and Mark Goldenberg; and THE DANIEL LICHT COLLECTION VOLUME 1, featuring the composer's scores for Acting on Impulse (1993) and Cabin by the Lake (2000).

Buysoundtrax is releasing THE BRUCE ROWLAND COLLECTION: VOLUME ONE, featuring cues from the composer's scores such as The Man from Snowy River, Andre, and Zeus and Roxanne.


Brutes and Savages
 - Riz Ortolani - Quartet 
The David Michael Frank Collection Vol. 2: Cinematic Noir
 - David Michael Frank - Dragon's Domain 
Le Secret
 - Ennio Morricone - Quartet
Phar Lap
 - Bruce Rowland - Buysoundtrax
Stridulum (The Visitor) 
- Franco Micalizzi - Quartet 

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Film Score Friday 7/28/23
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 7/27/2023 - 10:00 PM

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny - John Williams - Disney 
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One - Lorne Balfe - La-La Land


The Baker - Floqi
Bobi Wine: The People's President - Dan Jones
The First Slam Dunk - Satoshi Takebe
For the Animals - Andor Sperling
Haunted Mansion - Kris Bowers
Return to Dust - Peyman Yazdanian
Talk to Me - Cornel Wilczek
The Unknown Country - Alexis Marsh, Samuel Jones, Neil Halstead 
War Pony - Christopher Stracey, Mato Wayuhi


August 18
The Super Mario Bros. Movie - Brian Tyler - iam8bit  
December 1
Scream VI - Brian Tyler, Sven Faulconer - Varese Sarabande
Date Unknown

Brutes and Savages - Riz Ortolani - Quartet
The David Michael Frank Collection Vol. 2: Cinematic Noir
 - David Michael Frank - Dragon's Domain
Excessive Force II: Force on Force
 - Kevin Kiner - Dragons' Domain [CD-R]

Gli Italiani e l'industria
 - Piero Umiliani - Kronos 
Il sole buio/L'angelo con la pistola
 - Riz Ortolani - Beat 
Le Secret - Ennio Morricone - Quartet
Oppenheimer - Ludwig Goransson - Mondo
Phar Lap
 - Bruce Rowland - Buysoundtrax
Stridulum (The Visitor) 
- Franco Micalizzi - Quartet
Un sacco bello
 - Ennio Morricone - Beat 

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Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to The Prize (1963)
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