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 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   Charlie Chan   (Member)

Hi Folks

Torpedo Run has long been a favourite of mine. Would love to finally see the full widescreen cinemascope version. Up to now only the pan&scan version has surfaced on UK Terrestrial TV.
Does a full cinemascope print still exist?



 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

TORPEDO RUN has never had a Region 1 DVD release. Turner Classic Movies occasionally shows a widescreen version of the film in the U.S. I've been waiting for a made-on-demand DVD from the Warner Archive, which is the most likely source.

I've never seen the film, but notice that there is no credited composer. Does the film not have a score, or is it just tracked with stock music, since it was produced around the time of the 1958 musician's strike?

 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 1:45 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

I investigated Torpedo Run towards the end of our Turner CDs for FSM. Yes, this was a "strike score" for which the M-G-M music dept. went to Germany to re-record library cues from past pictures—the recordings survive, I believe in mono, though they are not terribly interesting. There's a lot of Rozsa that was used, along with some Previn, Alexander, Kaper, Webb and other composers who worked at M-G-M in that era. I pulled the masters for possible use on the Rozsa box, given the Rozsa connection.


 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 6:18 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

I would like to see the library score for Torpedo Run one day on CD, if only as a nice "bonus" for a doubleheader.

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