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Film Score Friday 11/24/23
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 11/23/2023 - 10:00 PM
I am currently on vacation, so if any breaking news happened since I left you can probably learn about it on our Message Board.


La-La Land was expected to announce their latest batch of end-of-year Black Friday releases today.


Dragon's Domain and Buysoundtrax have announced three new releases - Ken Thorne's score for the offbeat, Japan-set ghost story THE HOUSE WHERE EVIL DWELLS, starring Edward Albert, Susan George and Doug McClure; and CD-Rs of THE DANIEL LICHT COLLECTION VOL. 2 (his music for Beneath the Dark and the 1998 TV version of Brave New World) and THE JOE HARNELL COLLECTION VOL. 3 (various TV projects). 


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Divinity - DJ Muggs, Dean Hurley - Sacred Bones  


IN THEATERS TODAY

Fallen Leaves - no original score
Leave the World Behind - Mac Quayle
Maestro - Leonard Bernstein - Score CD on Deutsche Grammophon
Napoleon - Martin Phipps
Wish - Dave Metzger (score), Julia Michaels, Benajmin Rice (songs) - Song CD on Disney 

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11-21: Holiday Gift Guide Part 1! Police Academy, Martial Arts Mayhem & More
Posted By Andy Dursin 11/20/2023 - 10:00 PM
It was one of the biggest comedy hits of the 1980s, returning close to $200 million when adjusted for inflation. Spawning six sequels, an animated TV series and recurrent talk of a big-screen resurrection, POLICE ACADEMY may not have received widespread critical acclaim – or in the case of its follow-ups, even a small amount of positive critical response – but it remains a viewer favorite, both for its wacky gags as well as its appealing assortment of rag-tag underdogs who triumph against all odds. If you're a fan, "Academy" addicts will be excited to learn that Shout! Factory has at last brought the series to Blu-Ray this month in a five-disc POLICE ACADEMY COLLECTION “Shout Select” box-set.
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Film Score Friday 11/17/23
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 11/16/2023 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is an expanded, remastered two-disc edition of one of James Horner's very first feature film scores, for producer Roger Corman's 1980 Seven-Samurai-in-space BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS, a lively musical homage to the tradition of Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams which almost certainly earned Horner his breakout assignment scoring Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan two years later. Disc One features the full score, more than an hour of music, and Disc Two features the original LP sequencing.


The latest releases from Quartet are a remastered edition of Michael J. Lewis' score for the 1973 dark comedy horror film THEATRE OF BLOOD, starring Vincent Price, Diana Rigg and a supporting cast of top Briitish talent; and a 30th anniversary re-release of the two-disc edition of Trevor Jones' popular score for the 1993 action hit CLIFFHANGER.


The Recording Academy has announced the nominations for this year’s Grammys, including the following film music-related categories: 
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Aisle Seat 11-14: 4K Thrills (And One Misfire!)
Posted By Andy Dursin 11/13/2023 - 10:00 PM
One of the great sports movies ever made, RUDY (114/127 mins., 1993, PG; Sony) reunited the production team from another genre classic – “Hoosiers” – in telling the real-life story of a young man who wants desperately to play football for Notre Dame, and makes up in heart and determination what he lacks in talent and academic prowess. Debuting this month on 4K, Sony’s “Rudy” not only looks spectacular, easily surpassing its previous Blu-Ray, but premieres on UHD a never-before-seen Director’s Cut restoring some 13 minutes of excised scenes the filmmakers had to remove in order to fulfill Tri-Star’s two-hour running time mandate.
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Nov. FSMO Is Live!
Posted By Jon Kaplan 11/13/2023 - 2:00 AM

The November edition of FSM ONLINE is now live for your reading and listening pleasure. This month’s cover story is THE MARVELS PROJECT, an analysis of LAURA KARPMAN’s written score for the latest MCU feature, featuring additional commentary from Karpman. Also this issue are an interview with MARK ORTON on his score for Alexander Payne’s THE

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Film Score Friday 11/10/23
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 11/9/2023 - 10:00 PM
La-La Land has announced two new releases ready to order this week - the third volume of the label's new series STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - THE 1701 COLLECTION, this edition featuring Fred Steiner's scores for the episodes "Who Mourns for Adonais?," "Mirror, Mirror," 'By Any Other Name," "The Omega Glory," "Spock's Brain" and "Elaan of Troyius"; and a "Suites and Themes" edition of Lorne Balfe's score for this summer's MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - DEAD RECKONING PART ONE, featuring over an hour of musical material that Balfe developed for the film before recording the final score (which was itself released by La-La Land earlier this year on a two-disc set).

The label is currently planning to release at least five titles on November 24th, aka "Black Friday."


The latest releases from Music Box are an expanded version of Philippe Sarde's gorgeous, Oscar-nominated score for Roman Polanski's TESS; a remastered edition of Ennio Morricone's score for LE CASSE (The Burglars); two Claude Bolling scores for two TV miniseries from the late 1980s - LE CLAN and RENSEIGNEMENTS GENERAUX; and the scores for the gangster dramas LE GRAND PARDON (Serge Franklin) and LE GRAND PARDON II (Romano Musumarra).


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Laurence Rosenthal: Music for Film and Television - Laurence Rosenthal - Silva 
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One Suites and Themes - Lorne Balfe - La-La Land
Rosenstrasse
 - Loek Dikker - Caldera 
Sleepaway Camp - Frankie Vinci - 1984 Publishing   
Solo: A Star Wars Story
 - John Powell, John Williams - Intrada
Star Trek: The Original Series - The 1701 Collection Vol. 3
- Fred Steiner - La-La Land
Zombie Town
 - Ryan Shore - MovieScore Media 

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November FSMO Is Coming on Monday!
Posted By Jon Kaplan 11/8/2023 - 4:00 AM

The November issue of FSMO would normally be activated today, but we will be holding the issue until Monday in order to accommodate an embargo so that we can run a certain piece as our cover story. We hope that the extra few days are worth the wait!

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Film Score Friday 11/3/23
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 11/2/2023 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada, expected to begin shipping next week but available to order now, is a two-disc Deluxe Edition of the score to the 2018 prequel SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, featuring a greatly expanded version of the score by John Powell, incorporating themes by John Williams including his new "The Adventures of Han."


The latest releases from Dragon's Domain include THE ERNEST GOLD COLLECTION VOLUME 2, which includes two of the final scores from the Oscar-winning composer, the Western biopic Tom Horn and the TV minseries Gore Vidal's Lincoln; the score for the Japanese live-action feature G-SAVIOUR, composed by John Debney and Louis Febre; and CD-R releases of THE JOE HARNELL COLLECTION VOL. 2, featuring Senior Trip and Scared Silly; FAIRYTOPIA by Eric Colvin; RAGE by Louis Febre; and SAVATE by Kevin Kiner.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Good Omens 2
 - David Arnold - Silva 
La Ternura
 - Fernando Velazquez - Quartet
Lo scopone scientifico
 - Piero Piccioni - Quartet
Tre fratelli
 - Piero Piccioni - Quartet  


IN THEATERS TODAY

All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt - Sasha Gordon, Victor Magro
At the Gates - Julia Newman
Beyond Utopia - Adam Taylor, Taylor Page
Four Daughters - Amin Bouhafa
Helen's Dead - Adam Westbrook
The Lady Bird Diaries - Paul Brill
The Marsh King's Daughter - Adam Janota Bzowski
Open - Clifton Hyde
Radical - Pascual Reyes Llanas, Juan Pablo Villa 
Rustin - Branford Marsalis
What Happens Later - David Boman

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Aisle Seat 10-31: Halloween Edition! Kino Lorber, Warner Archive Wrap
Posted By Andy Dursin 10/30/2023 - 10:00 PM
Kino Lorber’s October bag of treats extends from catalog revisits to 4K UHD premieres, including the 4K debut of CUJO (93 mins., 1983, R), one of the many Stephen King adaptations that filled theaters in the 1980s. Helmed by journeyman director Lewis Teague, “Cujo” is a tight, gritty little film that – atypical for the author – eschews the supernatural but still boasts a suitably unpleasant but not unsatisfying adaptation that ranks, especially in hindsight, as one of the better King flicks from an era when it seemed a new movie based on one of his works was coming to theaters every few months.
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Film Score Friday 10/27/23
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 10/26/2023 - 10:00 PM
CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

He Never Left
 - Randin Graves - Howlin' Wolf 
North Star/The Great Elephant Escape
 - Bruce Rowland - Dragon's Domain 
Spaced Invaders
 - David Russo - Dragon's Domain  
Yentl: 40th Anniversary Edition - Michel Legrand - Sony 


IN THEATERS TODAY

Another Body - Holland Andrews
Blue Giant - Hiromi Uehara 
Divinity - DJ Muggs, Dean Hurley - Score CD due Nov. 17 on Sacred Bones
Fingernails - Christopher Stracey
Five Nights at Freddy's - The Newton Brothers
Freelance - Geoff Zanelli, Elliot Leung
Inspector Sun - Fernando Velazquez
The Killer - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Priscilla - Phoenix
To Kill a Tiger - Jonathan Goldsmith
Waikiki - Woody Pak 

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