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Film Score Friday 11/13/20
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 11/12/2020 - 10:00 PM
Intrada plans to release one new CD next week. For those who don't mind "spoilers" about upcoming releases, go to this Message Board thread.


Quartet is re-releasing their two-disc edition of Jerry Goldsmith's thrilling score for TOTAL RECALL with new packaging to celebrate the film's 30th anniversary. They are also releasing the score on a 3-LP vinyl set.


Kritzerland is releasing a CD of music from the TV* documentary series THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, which ran from 1957 to 1970 (its final three seasons as The 21st Century). The Kritzerland disc features music from the show's first two seasons, composed by George Antheil, Paul Creston, Gail Kubik, Darius Milhaud and Harold Shapero. (*When this column was originally posted I inexplicably referred to this as a radio program. Thanks to poster "scifiguy" for the correction. As a wise and great American once said, "D'oh!")


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

The Albert Glasser Collection vol. 1: Huk!/Tokyo File 212 - Albert Glasser - Dragon's Domain
Demon in the Bottle
- John Morgan - Dragon's Domain
From Beyond
- Richard Band - Dragon's Domain

Interstellar: Expanded Edition - Hans Zimmer - WaterTower
Munchie
- Chuck Cirino - Dragon's Domain
Over the Moon
- Steven Price - Milan


IN THEATERS TODAY

Freaky, the new dark horror comedy from Christopher Landon, the director of the Happy Death Day films (and starring Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton) opens this week, with a score by Bear McCreary. Due to the spike in coronavirus rates, some theaters that had re-opened are closing again for the time being.

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November Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By Tim Curran 11/11/2020 - 3:00 AM
The jam-packed November edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover story, POLITICS AND THE AMERICAN FILM SCORE, delves into some of the most noteworthy soundtracks for films about American presidents and politics, including the likes of LINCOLN, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT, DAVE and more. Also this issue is an OVER THE MOON blowout, featuring an interview with STEVEN PRICE (who also discusses his work on the new Attenborough doc, A LIFE ON OUR PLANET), plus a separate chat with the songwriters of the Netflix animated musical; JOHN DEBNEY tackles two holiday treats in COME AWAY, with Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo, and JINGLE JANGLE, with Forest Whitaker; ERRAN BARON COHEN talks about his music for Amazon's surprise BORAT sequel; a piece on master composer HENRY MANCINI, covering career highlights like BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S and VICTOR/VICTORIA; a Mancini-themed EAR OF THE MONTH; Cary Wong's annual HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE (yes, there are still holidays this year); DARA TAYLOR scores ECHO BOOMERS, starring Patrick Schwarzenegger; BRIAN TYLER scores the inspirational Disney+ drama CLOUDS; lots of album reviews, including THE WITCHES, WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005) and THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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Aisle Seat 11-10: 4K UHD Blockbusters
Posted By Andy Dursin 11/9/2020 - 10:00 PM
We’ve had 25th and 30th Anniversary Editions on Blu-Ray of BACK TO THE FUTURE, and now Universal debuts the series on 4K UHD for the first time in their ULTIMATE TRILOGY box-set – as well as on remastered Blu-Ray – to commemorate the hit 1985 movie’s 35th Anniversary. This seven-disc box-set boasts brand-new 4K transfers with Dolby Vision enhancement and Dolby Atmos audio mixes, while incorporating all the extras from both previous Blu-Ray releases and even a few new goodies. The package includes, of course, 1985’s highest-grossing film, “Back to the Future,” along with its two sequels, shot back-to-back and released in Thanksgiving 1989 and May 1990, respectively.
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Film Score Friday 11/6/20
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 11/5/2020 - 10:00 PM
Quartet has announced two new releases -- an expanded, two-disc edition of Maurice Jarre's score for the 1990 thriller JACOB'S LADDER, directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Tim Robbins and Elizabeth Pena; and the 2020 sci-fi comedy-thriller LOVE AND MONSTERS, starting Dylan O'Brien, Jessica Henwick and Michael Rooker, with music by Marco Beltrami and Marcus Trumpp.


Music Box has announced two new CDs continuing their series of releases of TV scores, this time featuring the works of two of France's top film composers -- Georges Delerue's music for LA CLOCHE TIBETAINE (1974) and SPLENDEURS ET MISERES DES COURTISANES (1975); and Claude Bolling's scores for L'ETRANGE MONSIEUR DUVALLIER and MISS (both 1979).


Caldera has announced a second CD of music composed by Andrew Dickson for the films of Mike Leigh, this one featuring his scores for 2004's period drama VERA DRAKE, which earned Oscar nominations for star Imelda Staunton as well as Leigh's script and direction, and ALL OR NOTHING, the 2002 ensemble drama featuring plenty of Leigh's usual actors -- Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, Sally Hawkins and Martin Savage -- as well as James Corden as Spall and Manville's teenage son. The disc also features music from the two non-Leigh films which Dickson scored, Someone Else's America and Oublie-moi (Forget Me).


Kritzerland is releasing two new CDs of stage music, but one of them will be of interest to many film music fans. LOLITA, MY LOVE was a 1971 stage musical based on Vladimir Nabokov's classic, controversial novel, with music by John Barry and book and lyrics by Broadway legend (and three-time Oscar winner) Alan Jay Lerner. The show, starring John Neville (The Adventures of Baron Munchausen) as Humbert Humbert, Denise Nickerson as Lolita, Dorothy Loudon (later Tony winner for creating the role of Miss Hannigan in Annie) as Lolita's mother Charlotte, and Leonard Frey (Oscar nominated that same year for Fiddler on the Roof) as Clare Quilty, closed out of town during its pre-Broadway run, and until now the only way to hear the score was an LP of questionable provenance from a live recording with dodgy sound. Kritzerland's release is a two-disc set of a live recording of the complete show (with songs and dialogue cued separately) with better sound.

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Film Score Friday 10/30/20
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 10/29/2020 - 10:00 PM
Intrada has announced two brand-new expanded score releases from A-list composers: a two-disc version of Jerry Goldsmith's score (one of his last) for director Rod Lurie's underrated military prison drama THE LAST CASTLE, featuring the full original score, alternate cues, source cues and the original CD sequencing; and James Horner's music for the animated dinosaur adventure THE LAND BEFORE TIME, featuring his full score as well as his original song "If We Hold On Together," performed by Diana Ross.


Dragon's Domain has announced four new film music CDs -- the two-disc set THE ALBERT GLASSER COLLECTION VOL. 1, featuring two scores by the B-movie great, Huk! (1956) and Tokyo File 212 (1951); Chuck Cirino's score for the 1992 comedy-horror quasi-sequel MUNCHIE; John Morgan's score for the 1996 fantasy DEMON IN THE BOTTLE, directed by Oscar-winning visual effects artist Randall William Cook (the Lord of the Rings trilogy); and a remastered edition of Richard Band's orchestral score for director Stuart Gordon's H.P. Lovecraft adaptation FROM BEYOND.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

The Boys: Season One - Christopher Lennertz - La-La Land
The Boys: Season Two - Christopher Lennertz - La-La Land

Devs - Geoff Barrow, Ben Salibury - Invada (import)

The Don Davis Collection, Vol. 1 - Don Davis - Dragon's Domain
Howard Blake: Ghost Stories - Howard Blake - Dragon's Domain
The Land Before Time - James Horner - Intrada Special Collection
The Last Castle - Jerry Goldsmith - Intrada Special Collection
Rawhead Rex
- Colin Towns - Silva
The Secret Garden - Dario Marianelli - Decca (import)
World Soundtrack Awards Tribute to the Film Composer
- various - Silva

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Aisle Seat 10-27: Frightful Halloween Edition
Posted By Andy Dursin 10/26/2020 - 10:00 PM
Critics back in the day seemed to be shocked that the 1999 film of THE HAUNTING (112 mins., PG-13; Paramount), director Jan De Bont’s adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s novel “The Haunting of Hill House” – itself previously adapted in Robert Wise’s celebrated 1963 genre work – represented a conscious lightening of its source material, but what did they expect in a PG-13 rated haunted house movie from Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks studio? It’s bubblegum, ersatz-horror all the way, but at least it was given a classy production mounting thanks to a top-flight technical team. And, after over 20 years, the often maligned film is finally available on Blu-Ray, where its artistic accomplishments can be best appreciated.
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Film Music Friday 10/23/20
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 10/22/2020 - 10:00 PM
Next month, Intrada plans to release the score for THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, the new miniseries inspired by Henry James' classic ghost story The Turn of the Screw, which has previously been adapted into such diverse works as the 1961 classic The Innocents, this year's The Turning, a two-person play by Jeffrey Hatcher, a ballet, a chamber opera by Benjamin Britten, and Michael Winner's 1971 prequel The Nightcomers, starring Marlon Brando. Mike Flanagan, director of such acclaimed horror projects as The Haunting of Hill House and Doctor Sleep, is the show's creator/executive producer but is apparently directing only one episode, while the score is provided by his usual composers, The Newton Brothers.


Quartet has announced four new film music CDs - SHORT CUTS 2019, featuring music for short films composed by an impressive variety of composers including Joe Kraemer, Bear McCreary, Rachel Portman, Frederik Wiedmann and Christopher Young; the Chinese science-fiction film THE SECRET OF IMMORTAL CODE, scored by Thai composer Pantawit Kiangsiri; Jerry Grant's score for the 1990 action movie HIRED TO KILL, featuring Oliver Reed, George Kennedy and Jose Ferrer; and the score for the Dominican family drama MALPASO, composed by Pascal Gaigne.

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Aisle Seat 10-20: Kino Lorber October Releases
Posted By Andy Dursin 10/19/2020 - 10:00 PM
Kino Lorber’s October Blu-Rays kick off with a pair of post-”Back to the Future” vehicles tailored for star Michael J. Fox at Universal – movies which met with contrasting levels of box-office appeal. Leading things off is John Badham’s NYC cop-buddy movie THE HARD WAY (111 mins., 1991, R), a good-looking Spring ’91 release that pairs Fox with James Woods and is just, for lack of a better term, “missing something.” Woods plays the quintessential “James Woods role” of a fast-talking, intense, nervous Big Apple cop saddled with a glib movie star (Fox) who’s shadowing him for his latest role. While the duo track a real psychotic killer (Stephen Lang), they spar over the nature of police work as well as Woods’ relationship with a single mom (Annabella Sciorra).
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Film Music Friday 10/16/20
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 10/15/2020 - 10:00 PM
CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

The Chosen - Ennio Morricone - Beat
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet - Steven Price - Decca (import)
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood - Harry Manfredini, Fred Mollin - La-La Land
Graveyard Shift - Anthony Marinelli, Brian Banks - La-La Land
How to Train Your Dragon: The Deluxe Edition - John Powell - Varese Sarabande CD Club


IN THEATERS TODAY

Honest Thief, with Liam Neeson and a score by Mark Isham, is opening in U.S. theaters this week in cities where theaters are allowed to be open.

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The October Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By Tim Curran 10/13/2020 - 3:00 AM
The spooky October edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. The decidedly unspooky cover story is a look at the fall TV season, including an interview with JEFF RUSSO on the music for the latest seasons of FARGO, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and STAR TREK PICARD; CARLOS RAFAEL RIVERA makes his move with the Netflix mini-series THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT, starring Anya Taylor-Joy; REINHOLD HEIL recalls his Berlin days with DEUTSCHLAND 89; and GIL TALMI and ANDREW GROSS attempt to do justice to ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY, the Amazon Prime voter suppression doc. Also this issue is a chat with ELLIOT GOLDENTHAL about his new score for Julie Taymor's Steinem biopic GLORIAS; the Top 10 entries are revealed in Erik Heine's 1990 IN FILM MUSIC: A 30TH ANNIVERSARY REVIEW; Wong's Turn helps you VOTE TO THE SOUND OF JOHN WILLIAMS; a new installment of SOUNDTRACK OBSCURITIES 2.0, featuring DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING and more; a 1990 IN FILM MUSIC-based Ear of the Month contest; MIKOLAI STROINSKI and GARRY SCHYMAN team up to score the Kafkaesque video game METAMORPHOSIS; a Spitfire COMPOSER'S CORNER; a downbeat on documentary composer GRAHAM HADFIELD; lots of album reviews, including HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE DELUXE EDITION,ALEXANDRE DESPLAT: AIRLINES, TENET, MULAN and THE SECRET GARDEN; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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