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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm/The Honeymoon Machine
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2010 - 1:33 AM   
 By:   Bernd   (Member)

O-R-D-E-R-E-D!
Thank you!!!

Just looked for the DVD, but it seems that it´s not available in Region 2.

Never mind!
The score is lovely and on it´way!

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2010 - 2:21 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Manderley raised this question on the Non-Film Score discussion board, but I thought I'd ask it on this board too, in case Lukas was more likely to see it here. It's admittedly the first thing that crossed my mind ALSO when I saw the terrific "Brothers Grimm" news this morning.

In an old thread titled "WOOF! closes; Lukas?" Oct 25, 2008, 8:13 PM, Lukas posted:

ONE MORE TIME: I locked the WOOF thread because one of the photographers complained. He actually asked for it to be deleted but I locked it and that was OK. Now leave me alone so I can get back to my very heterosexual life of producing a CD of a classic M-G-M musical . . .



Lukas, was "Brothers Grimm" the aforementioned musical?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2010 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)


Just looked for the DVD, but it seems that it´s not available in Region 2.


It's not available on DVD anywhere. Some years ago, Warner Bros said it would be very expensive to restore.

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2010 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Bernd   (Member)


It's not available on DVD anywhere. Some years ago, Warner Bros said it would be very expensive to restore.


Bummer!
There´s a VHS of the movie floating around. So this is a non restored version.
Well, nobdody would have believed, that the complete score would see the light of day, so there´s still hope! :-)

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2010 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)


Just looked for the DVD, but it seems that it´s not available in Region 2.


It's not available on DVD anywhere. Some years ago, Warner Bros said it would be very expensive to restore.


The best version currently available seems to run on occassion on TCM. It is the almost complete roadshow Cinerama version with Overture, Entracte and exit music. Only the Intermission tag music appears to be missing. It is in obvious need of restoration and diffcult to watch with different color fading and shading between the 3 Cinerama panels. But it is much better than even the previous letterbox laser release. The laser is missing Overture, Intermission and exit music as well as the pre-title prolog. And the aspect ratio is incorrect with the sides of the image missing.

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2010 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   ajhfsm   (Member)

No sign of Ross Care on this one?

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2010 - 4:21 PM   
 By:   Bernd   (Member)



The best version currently available seems to run on occassion on TCM. It is the almost complete roadshow Cinerama version with Overture, Entracte and exit music. Only the Intermission tag music appears to be missing. It is in obvious need of restoration and diffcult to watch with different color fading and shading between the 3 Cinerama panels. But it is much better than even the previous letterbox laser release. The laser is missing Overture, Intermission and exit music as well as the pre-title prolog. And the aspect ratio is incorrect with the sides of the image missing.


Alright!
About ten years ago I watched a version on TCM and I remember wondering about some oddity concerning the image. Your entry, joec, explains why!
I hoped they would restore it to get it out on DVD when Terry Gilliam´s take on the subject hit the screens back in 2005. Sometimes studios release old versions of new remakes like they did with Bakshi´s "Lord of the Rings", or the 1971 version of "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory".

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2010 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

I hoped they would restore it to get it out on DVD ...

Well, perhaps the FSM restoration of the soundtrack score is a step in that direction.

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2010 - 8:01 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Unfortunately I've never seen this film, but I have a "thing" for 60s fantasy films (and their scores) so this was an instant blind buy for me. I received it today, and the sound quality, the presentation, the liner notes...THE MUSIC!...are all top notch. This release is one I will treasure for the rest of my years.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2010 - 9:43 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

Re: THE HONEYMOON MACHINE: Is the artwork for the cover of the booklet by Frazetta? If not, it looks like it's by an artist a lot like Frazetta.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2010 - 5:59 AM   
 By:   Jim Barg   (Member)

My first FSM purchase in eight years.

I'm making a complete blind buy on this, if the rest of the score is as catchy as the main title I'll consider it a success.

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2010 - 6:13 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Unfortunately I've never seen this film, but I have a "thing" for 60s fantasy films (and their scores) so this was an instant blind buy for me. I received it today, and the sound quality, the presentation, the liner notes...THE MUSIC!...are all top notch. This release is one I will treasure for the rest of my years.

I assume you already have FSM's wonderful release of Harline's 7 Faces of Dr. Lao score? That's one of my favorite 60s fantasies -- film and score both.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2010 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)

My copy arrived this morning (UK), and it's playing right now.

WOW!...the sound is absolutely amazing, and the score is lovely too......and, there's so much of it !
Add the great packaging and notes, plus "The Honeymoon Machine" and you have
the perfect Easter Egg.

Thanks so much Lukas and Co for such a wonderful treat.

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2010 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Unfortunately I've never seen this film, but I have a "thing" for 60s fantasy films (and their scores) so this was an instant blind buy for me. I received it today, and the sound quality, the presentation, the liner notes...THE MUSIC!...are all top notch. This release is one I will treasure for the rest of my years.

I assume you already have FSM's wonderful release of Harline's 7 Faces of Dr. Lao score? That's one of my favorite 60s fantasies -- film and score both.

Yavar


Yes, I adore the score for Dr. Lao as well. That's one of my favorite FSM releases, though I've yet to see the film. In fact, I think I'll listen to it on the drive to work this morning. smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2010 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

You just gotta see the film. It's really special and very unique.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2010 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Unfortunately I've never seen this film, but I have a "thing" for 60s fantasy films (and their scores) so this was an instant blind buy for me. I received it today, and the sound quality, the presentation, the liner notes...THE MUSIC!...are all top notch. This release is one I will treasure for the rest of my years.

I assume you already have FSM's wonderful release of Harline's 7 Faces of Dr. Lao score? That's one of my favorite 60s fantasies -- film and score both.

Yavar


Yes, I adore the score for Dr. Lao as well. That's one of my favorite FSM releases, though I've yet to see the film. In fact, I think I'll listen to it on the drive to work this morning. smile


You will love the movie, too. Tony Randall is extremely amusing in his roles. Particularly as Lao. You can pick it up pretty cheap on Amazon. It's a lot of fun, not as dark as the book it was based on, a little more family-friendly.

I think it's one of George Pal's best movies.

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2010 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

One thing I'd never realized is that William Tuttle, who won an Oscar for the Dr. Lao makeups, also worked on The Wizard of Oz (he had over 350 film credits). No slouch, that guy.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2010 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

This is a delightful 2 CD set. It's a wonderful score, and great sound quality. Joe's art design is outstanding, as always. Never thought I would ever see this score on a 2 CD set! Thanks Lukas and everyone else!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2010 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   Bob Bryden   (Member)

This release - a true holy grail of mine - is absolutely gorgeous. I couldn't be happier. A truly auspicious
moment for me - to sit down and give this beautiful rendering my undivided attention. While Harline never had what one may call a definite, recognizable 'style' - his scores were always of a very high quality.
In that, he's akin to Raksin and Waxman for me.

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2010 - 8:34 PM   
 By:   gmontag451   (Member)

I borrowed this earlier in the week, and it's a truly fun listen and sounds great. I plan to pick this up myself; I hope it will hold out till I can! Now if only this movie would come out on Blu Ray... in smilebox format...

 
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