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Film Score Friday 12/2/22
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 12/1/2022 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is Mark McKenzie's score for PRANCER: A CHRISTMAS TALE, the brand-new sequel to the 1989 family film.

The latest batch of end-of-the-year, Black Friday releases from La-La Land, announced last week and available to order now are: a one-disc expansion of Jerry Goldsmith's score for Joe Dante's 1989 dark comedy THE 'BURBS; a two-disc edition of Nino Rota's music for the original THE GODFATHER, the first-ever expansion of this classic score; a two-disc expansion of John Williams' Oscar-nominated score for Steven Spielberg's 1997 historical drama AMISTAD; a two-disc expansion of David Arnold's first score for the 007 franchise, 1997's TOMORROW NEVER DIES; and a three-disc edition of Danny Elfman's score for the original 2002 SPIDER-MAN, featuring the full film score, the original soundtrack sequencing, plus many alternate cues.


Amistad - John Williams - La-La Land
Bandes originales des films de Philippe Miller
 - Philippe Miller - Music Box  
The 'Burbs - Jerry Goldsmith - La-La Land
- Andrew Scott Bell, others - Howlin' Wolf
Doctor Who Series 13: Flux/Revolution of the Daleks
 - Segun Akinola - Silva 
The Godfather - Nino Rota - La-La Land
La Revolucion Francaise
 - Georges Delerue - Music Box
Michel Magne et son grand orchestre jouent les musiques de films de Michel Magne
 - Michel Magne - Music Box    
Prancer: A Christmas Tale - Mark McKenzie - Intrada
Spider-Man - Danny Elfman - La-La Land
Tomorrow Never Dies - David Arnold - La-La Land 

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Film Score Friday 11/25/22
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 11/24/2022 - 10:00 PM
I am on vacation this week, so any breaking news will not be announced here until next Friday's column.

La-La Land was scheduled to announce their latest, end-of-year Black Friday batch of new CD releases last evening. You should be able to find a thread discussing them on our Message Board

The latest expanded Deluxe Edition releases from the Varese Sarabande CD Club are Jerry Goldsmith's Oscar-nominated score for the 1997 Best Picture nominee L.A. CONFIDENTIAL; and Marco Beltrami's score for the 1997 sci-fi horror film MIMIC, the first of three films Beltrami scored for director Guillermo del Toro.

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has announced this year’s Grammy nominations, including the following film music-related categories: 

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Film Score Friday 11/18/22
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 11/17/2022 - 10:00 PM
Varese Sarabande is expected to announce two new limited edition CD Club releases today.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles has announced two screening series spotlighting the Oscar-nominated film scores of John Williams in honor of his upcoming 91st birthday. In December, five of his films will screen on Saturday mornings as family matinees, and in January and February of 2023, seven more will screen on Sunday nights in the museum's Oscar Sundays series:

December 3 - Superman
December 10 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
December 17 - The Adventures of Tintin (in 3D)
December 24 - Home Alone
December 31 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (accommodative screening)
January 1 - The Poseidon Adventure
January 8 - Valley of the Dolls
January 15 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind
January 22 - The Witches of Eastwick
January 29 - Born on the Fourth of July
February 19 - Catch Me If You Can
February 26 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens (for museum members only)

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Film Score Friday 11/11/22
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 11/10/2022 - 10:00 PM
The latest releases from Music Box are a collection of film music by Philippe Miller, including selects from Jeanne and the Perfect Guy; the first CD release of Michael Magne's 1973 album re-recording of his film themes; and re-releases of LA REVOLUCION FRANCAISE by George Delerue, and Philippe Sarde's LE CHOC and LES SEINS DE GLACE (aka Icy Breasts).


 - Alan Howarth - Dragon's Domain
Girl at the Window
 - Jamie Blanks - Buysoudtrax
La vita, a volte, e' molto dura, vero provvidenza?/Ci risiamo, vero provvidenza?
- Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai - Beat 
Le Choc/Les seins de glace [re-release]
- Philippe Sarde - Music Box
Los renglones dorcidos de dios
- Fernando Velazquez - Quartet 
The Peter Bernstein Collection Vol. 3
 - Peter Bernstein - Dragon's Domain
Philippe Sarde: Anthologie de musiques de films - 50 ans de cinema
- Philippe Sarde - BMG 
The Pit and the Pendulum
 - Richard Band - Dragon's Domain
Piu'forte ragazzi
- Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis - Beat 
Zeus and Roxanne
 - Bruce Rowland - Buysoundtrax 


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - Ludwig Goransson - Song CD due Nov. 18 on Hollywood
The Fabelmans - John Williams - Score CD due Dec. 9 on Sony
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio - Alexandre Desplat
Nothing Lasts Forever - Logan Nelson
Paradise City - Sam Ewing
Spirited - Score: Dominic Lewis; Songs: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Khiyon Hursey, Sukari Jones, Mark Sonnenblick  - Song CD due Nov. 18 on Republic
You Resemble Me - Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans 

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Film Score Friday 11/4/22
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 11/3/2022 - 10:00 PM
This month's new releases from La-La Land, available to order now, are the fourth volume of their Quinn Martin Collection series of TV music, this one featuring Dominic Frontiere's music for the TV series version of the Oscar-winning military drama 12 O'CLOCK HIGH, and an expanded edition of James Horner's score for director Ron Howard's hit 2000 film version of DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS.

The latest score CDs from Dragon's Domain are a two-disc expanded edition of Richard Band's score for the 1991 film version of Poe's THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM; Alan Howarth's score for the 2012 thriller BRUTAL (not to be confused with the many other films with that title); and THE PETER BERNSTEIN COLLECTION VOL. 3, featuring the composer's music for the action comedy Fifty Fifty, starring Peter Weller and Robert Hays (not to be confused with the cancer dramedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen), and the comedy Miracles, starring Tom Conti and Teri Garr.


Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas - James Horner - La-La Land
The Godfather Suite - Carmine Coppola, Nino Rota - Silva
Mark Isham: Music for Film
 - Mark Isham - Silva
 - Eric Demarsan - Music Box 
The Quinn Martin Collection Vol. 4: 12 O'Clock High - Dominic Frontiere - La-La Land
Stranger Things 4: Vol. 1 
- Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein - Lakeshore
Stranger Things 4: Vol 2
 - Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein - Lakeshore
10/31 Part III
- Rocky Gray - Howlin' Wolf 

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Film Score Friday 10/28/22
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 10/27/2022 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is a greatly expanded, two-disc edition of Jerry Goldsmith's thrilling score for the 2000 sci-fi thriller HOLLOW MAN, one of his final works and his last collaboration with director Paul Verhoeven. The film starred Elisabeth Shue, Kevin Bacon and Josh Brolin, and was Oscar-nominated for its Visual Effects. The Intrada release features the full 91-minute score plus 47 minutes of extras and alternates..


Frozen Planet II
  - Hans Zimmer, Adam Lukas, James Everingham - Silva
Hollow Man
- Jerry Goldsmith - Intrada Special Collection
House of the Dragon - Ramin Djawadi - WaterTower [CD-R]
Il Conte Dracula
 - Bruno Nicolai - Digitmovies 
Jack Mimoun et les secrets de Val Verde
 - Mathieu Lamboley - Music Box
La scarlatine/Tir a vue
 - Gabriel Yared - Music Box
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
 - Alan Silvestri - Varese Sarabande CD Club  
Le rouge et le noir
 - Philippe Sarde - Music Box
Nati Morti 
- Danielle Marinelli, Riccardo Adamo - Digitmovies 
Nino Rota: Bandes Originales De Films 1956-1961
 - Nino Rota - Music Box 
Stand By For Action! Gerry Anderson in Concert 
- Barry Gray - Silva
Une Belle Course
 - Philippe Rombi - Music Box   

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Film Score Friday 10/21/22
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 10/20/2022 - 10:00 PM
The 500th release from Quartet Records is an expanded score CD for director Sydney Pollack's 1968 comedy Western THE SCALPHUNTERS. This disc will feature both Elmer Bernstein's original LP re-recording of his score as well as the previously unreleased original film tracks. 

The label is also releasing a remastered edition of Ennio Morricone's music for Pier Paolo Pasolini's ARABIAN NIGHTS, and for vinyl collectors they are releasing a five-disc set of Jerry Goldsmith's scores for the first three RAMBO movies, with liner notes by our own Jeff Bond.


Arabian Nights
- Ennio Morricone - Quartet
Black Adam - Lorne Balfe - WaterTower [2-disc CD-R]
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power - Bear McCreary - Mondo 
The Scalphunters
- Elmer Bernstein - Quartet
There's Always Hope
 - Guy Farley - Caldera 


Aftersun - Oliver Coates
The Banshees of Inisherin - Carter Burwell
Black Adam - Lorne Balfe - 2-disc score CD-R on WaterTower
The Domestic - Bradley Katzen
The Good Nurse - Biosphere
My Policeman - Steven Price
Ticket to Paradise - Lorne Balfe
Voodoo Macbeth - Jongnic Bontemps
Wendell & Wild - Bruno Coulais 

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Film Score Friday 10/14/22
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 10/13/2022 - 10:00 PM
The latest limited releases from the Varese Sarabande CD Club are both expanded Deluxe Editions of two scores by Alan Silvestri previously released by the label - Robert Zemeckis' 1992 dark comedy DEATH BECOMES HER, and the video game movie sequel LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE.

On October 29, THE GODFATHER will be screened at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, with Nino Rota's classic score performed live-to-picture.


Amore Mio Aiutami
 - Piero Piccioni - Beat
Death Becomes Her: The Deluxe Edition
- Alan Silvestri - Varese Sarabande CD Club
Delitto In Formula Uno
 - Fabio Frizzi - Beat
 - John Carpenter, Jody Carpenter, Daniel Davies - Sacred Bones
Lo Chiamavano Bulldozer
 - Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis - Beat
Hocus Pocus 2
 - John Debney - Disney  

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Film Score Friday 10/7/22
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 10/6/2022 - 10:00 PM
La-La Land's set of October releases, available this week, are a two-disc  20th anniversary edition of Hans Zimmer's score for the 2002 horror hit THE RING, the Gore Verbinski-directed remake of the J-horror classic (previously, only a portion of Zimmer's Ring score was commercially available, on the soundrack to The Ring Two); and Costas Dafnis' score for the 2018 indie drama OVERWHELM THE SKY.

Music Box has announced their latest batch of film music releases -- Philippe Sarde's score to the 1997 TV version of Stendahl's classic novel LE ROUGE ET LE NOIR (The Red and the Black); a disc pairing two early scores by Gabriel Yared, LA SCARLATINE and TIR A VUE; Eric Demarsan's score for the new miniseries NOTRE-DAME, about the aftermath of the 2019 Notre Dame cathedral fire; and the new adventure comedy JACK MIMOUN ET LES SECRETS DEL VAL VERDE, scored by Mathieu Lamboley.

Varese Sarabande plans to announce their latest CD Club releases today.


Craig Safan: Horror Macabre Vol. 1
 - Craig Safan - Dragon's Domain 
Nope - Michael Abels - Waxwork 
Overwhelm the Sky - Costas Dafnis - La-La Land
The Ring - Hans Zimmer - La-La Land
 - John Scott - Dragon's Domain  

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Film Score Friday 9/30/22
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 9/29/2022 - 10:00 PM
Quartet has announced plans to record a CD featuring four previously unreleased John Barry scores - director Bryan Forbes' psychological thriller Seance on a Wet Afternoon, starring Richard Attenborough and an Oscar-nominated Kim Stanley, and three 1970s TV movies starring Katharine Hepburn: The Glass Menagerie (directed by Anthony Harvey), Love Among the Ruins and The Corn Is Green (both directed by George Cukor). Fernando Velazquez will conduct the City of Cordoba Orchestra for the recording.


The Innocents - Pessi Levanto - Svart 
Viento - Fernando Velazquez - Quartet  


Argentina, 1985 - Pedro Osuna
Bros - Marc Shaiman
Dead for a Dollar - Xander Rodzinski
God's Creatures - Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans
The Good House - Theodore Shapiro
The Greatest Beer Run Ever - Dave Palmer
Luckiest Girl Alive - Linda Perry
Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon - Daniele Luppi
Smile - Cristobal Tapia de Veer
Vesper - Dan Levy

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