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Film Score Friday 4/30/21
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 4/29/2021 - 10:00 PM
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste won this year's Original Score Oscar for SOUL. It is Batiste's first Oscar and nomination, while Reznor and Ross previously won ten years earlier for The Social Network. The Oscar for Original Song went to "Fight for You" from JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH, by by H.E.R. (aka Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson), Dernst Emile II and Tiara Thomas


Howlin' Wolf is releasing a CD of the score to the 1981 slasher film THE PROWLER, directed by Joseph Zito (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Red Scorpion), co-starring Hollywood veterans Farley Granger and Lawrence Tierney, and composed by Richard Einhorn (Shock Waves, Sister Sister, Dead of Winter).


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

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Aisle Seat 4-27: The Good, The Bad and The Furies
Posted By Andy Dursin 4/26/2021 - 10:00 PM
Making its debut in the 4K UHD format, Sergio Leone’s classic spaghetti western THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (162 mins., 1966, R; Kino Lorber) has been remastered and tweaked once again in a bona-fide enhancement for western fans. Blu-Ray owners may also want to get in on the action here, as Kino Lorber’s two-disc set – out this week – also premieres a remastered 1080p presentation using the UHD’s newly revised color timing.
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Film Score Friday 4/23/21
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 4/22/2021 - 10:00 PM
Dragon's Domain has announced three new film music CD releases -- John Scott's electronic score for the 1981 sci-fi horror film INSEMINOID (released in the U.S. as Horror Planet); Chuck Cirino's score for 1994's GHOULIES IV; and THE ALAN HOWARTH COLLECTION VOL. 2, including a variety of cues by the composer including his score for Arcade.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Nomadland
 - Ludovico Einaudi - Decca
La Polizia Trilogy
 - Stelvio Cipriani - Cinevox 
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
 - Miklos Rozsa - Quartet
My Name Is Nobody
 - Ennio Morricone - Beat
Vamos a Matar Companeros
 - Ennio Morricone - Beat  


IN THEATERS TODAY

The Deep Ones - Richard Band
Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train - Kajiura Yuki, Shiina Go 
Mortal Kombat - Benjamin Wallfisch - Score CD-R on WaterTower
My Wonderful Wanda - Grandbrothers
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street - T. Griffin
Together Together - Alex Somers 

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Film Score Friday 4/16/21
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 4/15/2021 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Quartet is a two-disc release of one of Miklos Rozsa's final scores, for Billy Wilder's lavish 1970 film THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. Disc One features Rozsa's original score recording from the same materials as Quartet's previous release but with improved sound. Disc Two features Rozsa's Polydor recording of his "Fantasia" of music from the film, a recording of the Rozsa violin concerto which helped inspire Wilder's script and which Rozsa adapted for his score, as well as source music from the film.
The latest release is from Caldera is CHRONICLE, a collection of music from the eclectic films of director Werner Herzog composed by Ernst Reijseger, featuring cues from the documentaries Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Family Romance LLC, Fireball, Nomad: In the Foosteps of Bruce Chatwin and The White Diamond and the fiction films My Son, My Son, What Have You Done?, Rescue Dawn and Salt & Fire.
Composers Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won BAFTA's Original Score award for their work on SOUL.

CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Des grives aux loupes/Le juge est une femme: Le secret de Marion
 - Serge Franklin - Music Box 
Drop Zone - Hans Zimmer - Quartet 
50 States of Fright
 - Christopher Young - Notefornote
Les B.O. Introuvables Vol. 4
 - Mathieu Chabrol, Michel Goglat, Jean-Pierre Rusconi, Karl-Heinz Schafer, Jean-Marie Senia, Jean Wiener - Music Box
Metti lo diavolo tuo ne lo mio inferno/Leva lo diavolo tu dal...convento/Racconti proibiti...de niente vestiti
 - Stelvio Cipriani - Digitmovies  
Mortal Kombat - Benjamin Wallfisch - WaterTower
Mountain Cry/My Other Home
 - Nicolas Errera - Music Box 

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The April Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By Tim Curran 4/13/2021 - 3:00 AM
The April issue of FSM ONLINE is now live. On the cover this month is TOM HOLKENBORG (aka Junkie XL), talking about his music for blockbusters ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE and GODZILLA VS. KONG; plus THE INCREDIBLE HOLK drops by to smash things up. Also in this issue, EMILE MOSSERI discusses his Oscar-nominated score for MINARI; GARETH COKER rises to the challenge of the IMMORTALS FENYX RISING video game and MYTHS OF THE EASTERN REALM DLC; speaking of Oscar, check out the conclusion to our AM-PAS OR FAIL? Counterpoint column; STEFAN GREGORY gets his hands dirty with Netflix’s THE DIG, starring Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan; Soundtrack Obscurities reveals the film music of YURI POTEYENKO; WONG’S TURN looks at music in the time of Covid-19; ELIZABETH PHILLIPSON-WEINER gets productive with the short film GETS GOOD LIGHT; plus reviews, CONCERTS ARE BACK (!!!), a bunch of embedded audio clips, and more.

Lastly, in the issue’s editorial column, FSMO’s amazing managing editor, KRISTEN ROMANELLI, bids us adieu as she moves on to all kinds of new and exciting endeavors.


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Aisle Seat 4-13: (Anaglyph) 3-D Stages a Comeback
Posted By Andy Dursin 4/12/2021 - 10:00 PM
I distinctly remember Channel 38, WSBK-TV in Boston, running a number of 3-D broadcasts over the air when I was growing up: “Creature From the Black Lagoon” and a few special Three Stooges shorts were among those advertised as requiring the old-school, red-and-blue 3-D glasses you could pick up at your local pharmacy or “participating stores.” Another of those rare but memorable 3-D broadcasts was DYNASTY (98 mins., 1977, R), a ridiculously over-the-top action-fest from Hong Kong that has now made its way to Blu-Ray from Kino Lorber in a marvelous restoration from the 3-D Film Archive. Even if you no longer have a 3-D capable TV, this release has you covered thanks to a new anaglyphic transfer – complete with a set of included glasses – that shows how modern technology and brilliant restoration work can breathe new life into the oldest of 3-D exhibition formats.
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Film Score Friday 4/9/21
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 4/8/2021 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is a two-disc, expanded version of Michael Kamen's score for the 1991 spy thriller COMPANY BUSINESS. The film, starring Gene Hackman and Mikhail Baryshnikov and originally titled Dinosaurs, was written and directed by Nicholas Meyer right before he made Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (released later the same year), but real-life changes in U.S./Soviet relations forced him to rewrite the script at the last minute and he was unsatisfied with the end result. Intrada originally released Kamen's score on CD in 1991, but the new edition features both the original sequencing, which organized the cues into suites, as well as an expanded version in traditional cue format.
CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Company Business
- Michael Kamen - Intrada Special Collection
The Serpent (re-issue) 
- Ennio Morricone - Music Box 
IN THEATERS TODAY

Moffie - Braam du Toit
Voyagers - Trevor Gureckis 
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David Newman: Unreleased and Incomplete, Part 2
Posted By Tor Harbin 4/7/2021 - 10:00 PM

Previously on “David Newman: Unreleased and Incomplete”: https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/daily/article.cfm/articleID/7878/David-Newman--Unreleased-and-Incomplete-Part-1/


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Film Score Friday 4/2/21
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 4/1/2021 - 10:00 PM
Intrada plans to release one new CD next week. For more information, go to this Message Board thread.


The latest release from Quartet is an expanded edition of Hans Zimmer's score for the 1994 skydiving-thriller DROP ZONE, starring Wesley Snipes, Yancy Butler and Gary Busey, and directed by John Badman (not to be confused with the other 1994 skydiving thriller, Terminal Velocity).


Music Box has announced three new releases -- the fourth volume of their LES B.O. INTROUVABLES series of boxed-sets which compile music from previously unreleased scores, in this case Legitime violence (Jean-Marie Senia), Mesrine (Jean-Pierre Rusconi), Twist again a Moscou (Twist Again in Moscow), Mes meilleurs copains (both by Michel Goglat), Claude Chabrol's Le sang des autres (The Blood of Others), starring Jodie Foster, Michael Ontkean and Sam Neill (Mathieu Chabrol), Le crime d'amour (Jean Weiner) and L'empreinte des géants (The Imprint of Giants) (Karl-Heinz Schafer); two scores by French composer Nicolas Errera, MOUNTAIN CRY and MY OTHER HOME (aka Another Shot); and the latest in their Les Grandes Musiques du Petit Ecran series of TV scores, featuring two composed by Serge Franklin -- DES GRIVES AUX LOUPS [1984] and LE JUGE EST UNE FEMME: LE SECRET DE MARION [1995]. 

Be warned - the Les B.O. Introuvables releases tend to go out of print very quickly -- even I still don't yet have the first volume.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

The Bear (re-issue) - Philippe Sarde - Music Box 
Die, Mommie, Die!
 - Dennis McCarthy - Dragon's Domain
Killer Party
 - John Beal - Dragon's Domain
King of the Wind (re-release)
 - John Scott - JOS
The Lee Holdridge Collection, Vol. 2
 - Lee Holdridge - Dragon's Domain


IN THEATERS TODAY

Godzilla vs. Kong - Tom Holkenborg - Score CD-R on WaterTower
The Unholy - Joseph Bishara 
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Aisle Seat 3-30: March Madness Edition
Posted By Andy Dursin 3/29/2021 - 10:00 PM
Making an immediate claim for the most impressive catalog title yet released in 4K, Paramount – just in time for Easter – has brought viewers a truly spectacular Dolby Vision presentation of Cecil B. DeMille’s classic THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (231 mins., 1956, G). Though I was never overly fond of the film growing up, there’s a reason why younger generations may have been kept from fully embracing it, as past home video releases and broadcast TV airings could never entirely deliver the movie’s original theatrical color the way this Dolby Vision HDR presentation can.
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May 6
Antony Hopkins died (2014)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Hope and Fear” (1998)
Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “The Haunting of Deck Twelve” (2000)
Leonard Salzedo died (2000)
Michel Legrand begins recording his score to Ice Station Zebra (1968)
Morton Stevens begins recording his score for Parts 3 & 4 of Masada (1980)
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Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score to The Glass Slipper (1954)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Neutral Zone" (1988)
William Olvis died (2014)
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