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 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 1:25 AM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

Wow!
A must have for any Herrmann fan.
I was on the fence until I noticed that they remastered and expanded THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR.
If the finale is fixed, as I assume it is, I had to have this along with all the other fixed & expanded material.

BENEATH THE 12 MILE REEF without the mag-wow, is another plus.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 1:25 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Sorry to see that the product info fails to mention that I did a complete ground-up new restoration, mix & assembly on The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Mike


Given all the other bits they mention that is understandably disappointing.

As to the release itself, amazing looking set but not sure I can get it given all the other purchases recently. For me, releasing this so close to Xmas puts it that bit more out of reach.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 1:33 AM   
 By:   Anthony Marose   (Member)

I love the ominous black box with the classy image of Herrmann, but I do wonder why Bob didn't choose to keep the set's appearance in line with Goldsmith's rather busy, colorful artwork of the previous "At 20th Century Fox" release.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 1:47 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Certainly is an impressive set, I just can't understand why they have put a pic of Henry Kissinger on the cover....!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 1:54 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

This is a SUPERB looking set. Some monumental scores sounding - hopefully - better than ever! I will definitely be picking it up.

But the timing sucks. Which clever bod decided that releasing a $200 box set just 3 weeks before Christmas, with a shipping date after Christmas, was a good idea?!?!?

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 1:56 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Certainly is an impressive set, I just can't understand why they have put a pic of Henry Kissinger on the cover....!




That's not Herrmann or Kissinger. It's William Bendix.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 1:57 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

I love the ominous black box with the classy image of Herrmann, but I do wonder why Bob didn't choose to keep the set's appearance in line with Goldsmith's rather busy, colorful artwork of the previous "At 20th Century Fox" release.

That was a Radiocity like font set extravaganza but I'll admit this set cover is more classier and yet brooding to Herrmann's image and personality.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 2:12 AM   
 By:   Score Whore   (Member)

Oh great, they've got the ending of MUIR this time correct, without the volume being dialled out. Why couldn't they have done this on the first release???

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 2:27 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Shipping fare to Europe?

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 2:28 AM   
 By:   Anthony Marose   (Member)

Shipping fare to Europe?

Not sure.

I paid $14.95 for US shipping, which isn't bad. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 2:31 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)


Af ew questions come up, of course.

Is White Witch Doctor, Snows of kilimanjero, and Five fingers that early optical stereo?

Does Tender is the night have the true finale of the film or the same fake finale released before ?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 2:35 AM   
 By:   franzfan   (Member)

Shipping fare to Europe?

$29.50 to Ireland. Maybe slightly cheaper for Irish residents because we are closer to the US than other European countries... wink

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 2:37 AM   
 By:   Juan Carlos García Cortés   (Member)

Shipping fare to Europe?

$29.50 to Ireland. Maybe slightly cheaper for Irish residents because we are closer to the US than other European countries... wink


The same to Spain.

Best

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 2:42 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I think this is a great release, let's not be down on it. But it will simply not be essential to many collectors.

On the one hand, there is remastering and extras for many scores, and that is a good selling point. On the other, to a lot of people it's a lot of money for something that contains many scores you already bought.

I don't think we have to have any arguments among ourselves, simply make our choices.

Cheers

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 2:44 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Immediately ordered. A grand, immensely important, box set of stunning music. I'm honestly speechless. Thank you Varese and everyone who worked on this release. What a way to end the year!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 2:44 AM   
 By:   cesarec   (Member)

This is a wonderful set with great music and I am a great fan of Herrmann's - I own almost all his output on CD, but just because of this there's no way I can justify spending 200 USD (that will become almost 300 once I add postage and duties) when I already have almost all of the music in one form or another...

Cesare

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 2:45 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

If you buy in the UK, also budget for the item to be held at customs while you pay import duties plus customs' handling expenses.

Even with that, it works out "not too bad" per CD. Just be aware of it.

When I imported the Criterion Spartacus DVD a few years ago, I think I had to pay 18GBP duties and charges on top of the 24GBP it cost me to buy the disc.

They let small things go, but things over about $40, they will not.

Cheers

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 3:00 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Although I'd have preferred a single OBSESSION or a box of Herrmann at Universal, I have ordered this new Fox set.

Hey Mr. Black, do you suppose we'll have to wait until Herrmann's 200th birthday in year 2111 in order to get a "Bernard Herrmann" at Universal box set? big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 3:07 AM   
 By:   JEC   (Member)

WHITE WITCH DOCTOR -- I thought that was long gone???

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 3:46 AM   
 By:   Mark Langdon   (Member)

I might put MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL in with my order, as it looks like that's going to get delayed so I may not get charged for the order until 2012! wink

 
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