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 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

What I'd like to see...

THE BLUE LAGOON (1980) complete
CONAN THE DESTROYER (soon from Intrada)

 Posted:   Nov 4, 2013 - 6:11 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

The Blue Lagoon I thought might come out concurrently with Twilight Time's release of the film on Blu-ray with isolated score. Since that didn't happen who knows what the issue with it might be? But I do hope we get it, plus Basil's totally unreleased score for the sequel done many years later.

As for Starship Troopers and Robocop III, you may have noticed they are on the "Varese-owned" list at the beginning of my post...which means they are apparently off limits to anyone else and we may be holding our breaths for quite a while, waiting for them to get around to Deluxing them.


 Posted:   Feb 21, 2014 - 8:28 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I'm pleased to be able to update this thread again, for what looks like a promising new series from BSX, The Basil Poledouris Collection. The first volume is a two disc set (for the price of one); here are the details:

I hadn't realized the existing release of Whale for the Killing was NOT the complete score, so it's exciting to be getting it! There's also a remastered Flyers as well as a score I'd never heard of before (and didn't include as missing in my original post): Behold Hawaii. Filling out the album are re-recordings of Poledouris themes to other films, which is a bit strange to me to mix in with OSTs, but I'll just think of them as bonuses...

I'm really looking forward to reactions to this new release and I eagerly anticipate more obscure gems on future releases.


 Posted:   Feb 24, 2014 - 10:21 PM   
 By:   nitzschemorricone   (Member)

If there are no rights issues, I hope the next volume contains Basil's SUMMER LOVERS, beyond the 2 tracks ("Sea Cave" and "Search for Lina") already included on the soundtrack LP.

 Posted:   Dec 29, 2014 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man -- the score is totally unreleased but I wonder if the existing soundtrack album (all songs) on Mercury Records would complicate release of this score. Otherwise, I think MGM owns the rights so this could pretty much come from anybody...Intrada, LLL, Quartet, Kritzerland, Music Box, MSM"
I honestly wouldn't buy a release of this and I'm a huge Poledouris fan!
Outside of a pleasant guitar Main Theme, most of the score is synthy/industrial sound design which doesn't make for a good standalone listen...IMO

"Nasty Boys, L.A. Takedown, Split Decisions, Intrigue, Island Sons, Prison for Children -- another few mysterious credits at Soundtrack Collector and/or IMDb...anyone heard (of) them?"
Prison For Children is a lovely score. I'd taped it direct off the telly back in the day and managed to get a tape of the score sessions later through my MFTM connections (good, not great sound). Fully orchestral and typical Basil sounding. Some moments remind me of early Horner in it's lightness.
Split Decisions is electronic, from what I recall, but has some catchy moments.
Amazons has a great score too!
I also have a soft spot for his Single Bars, Single Women TV score...also taped off the telly and later session tape supplied.

 Posted:   Dec 29, 2014 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

I'm surely in the minority, but I strongly prefer Conan the Destroyer to Barbarian. I can't wait for the former's expansion.

I can *sort of* understand this based on the re-recordings (though I don't know how you get past all the reused music from Barbarian in Destroyer) but when Intrada puts out the original score recording I'll be flabbergasted if you prefer the Destroyer in a significantly more disappointing performance than the original one for Barbarian...


Agreed here. While the main title cue in Destroyer is AWESOME and in my opinion superior to that found in Barbarian, overall it is not as well-rounded, diverse, passionate, etc. as the original. And the quality of the playing and recording sucks. The orchestra sounds even more underpowered than it did in the first film. Just my opinion of course!

Long live those damn great rerecordings!

 Posted:   Dec 29, 2014 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

"Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life" was a 1992 TV movie produced by a company called Wittliff / Pangaea (its only known production)

Actually, Pangaea and (William D.) Wittliff were previously involved with another TV production scored by Basil Poledouris. You may have heard of it - it's called Lonesome Dove.

 Posted:   Feb 18, 2016 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I find myself with a mystery: L.A. Takedown"

Several online sources indicate Basil as the composer, but double checking the pilot movie (for a series that didn't take off), Tim Truman is indeed credited (as shown on IMDb).

So, I'm guessing that perhaps Basil was another victim of Mann's score tossing preoccupation. Maybe somebody here knows more about this. I did searches but didn't find an answer.

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2016 - 12:46 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Time to update this thread! I had written:

"The Twilight Zone -- the 80's incarnation had great scores by almost as many beloved composers as Spielberg's Amazing Stories! They similarly came from both the old and the new guard: in addition to Poledouris, we had Robert Folk, J.A.C. Redford, Craig Safan, William Goldstein, a pre-TNG Dennis McCarthy, Robert Drasnin, and Morton Sevens! Maybe Intrada could tackle this series next and especially include everything Poledouris wrote for the show?"

Lo and behold, a three disc set with all four scores Poledouris wrote for the show (plus all seven Craig Safan wrote, and many other great ones!)

Fantastic release. And aside from the three William Goldstein scores and one of Dennis McCarthy's, *all premieres*


 Posted:   May 11, 2016 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I've updated the first post in this thread again, to remove Starship Troopers in reflection of Varese's recent announcement of their Deluxe Edition, surely one of their most requested titles for expansion from their in-perpetuity catalogue.

Goldsmith nut that I am, I'm so glad they've turned their attention to Poledouris, another favorite of mine. Let's hope that as with Alan Silvestri, this is the first of many. I may get around to incorporating the Varese-controlled titles into the main list, as I recently did for the "What Goldsmith scores are left to expand?" thread.


 Posted:   May 11, 2016 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   edern   (Member)

Yavar, you may be interested to know that, according to this old letter from Robert Townson, the Kimberly album is already complete:

 Posted:   May 11, 2016 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Thanks for pointing that out to me! Hmm...I'm a bit torn since he only says "virtually" in regards to its completeness. Does that mean 5 minutes are missing? 8 minutes? I guess I'll take Kimberly off the list for now, but I welcome anyone else to chime in about any music missing from the score release. I'll be happy to reinstate it.


 Posted:   May 11, 2016 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

The ones I'm still waiting for are RoboCop 3 and Conan the Destroyer (C'mon Intrada! big grin).

 Posted:   May 11, 2016 - 2:14 PM   
 By:   edern   (Member)

Hmm...I'm a bit torn since he only says "virtually" in regards to its completeness. Does that mean 5 minutes are missing? 8 minutes?

Ah! I'm torn too, now smile

Ned Blessing -- a lost Poledouris western score for a TV movie that aired on CBS...I wonder who actually owns the rights? A very intriguing unreleased score possibility. Has anyone heard it?

Yup! Don't expect a lost masterpiece though. It's a synthesized (and rather intimate) score. The main theme is clearly modeled after his Lonesome Dove music (with synthesized guitar, accordion, saloon piano and dulcimer), but the overall score consists of bright and dreamy synths, much in the vein of the electronic portions of Wind, with a lick of latin flavor, and a few dark ominous tones in the style of No Man's Land (which I happen to like a lot by the way wink ).
It would make a nice companion piece to a release of Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man...

 Posted:   May 11, 2016 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

It's still a nice score and if there is more to include and it can be remastered with today's tech', bring it on.

And if Larry Groupe, the originally announced composer, recorded anything, it would be nice to hear that as well.

 Posted:   May 11, 2016 - 3:06 PM   
 By:   edern   (Member)

It's still a nice score


Protocol (1984)

A light in tone orchestral score, with some classical pastiche (like in The House of God of Making The Grade) and a lot of typically "arabic" Hollywood music for a large array of percussions, woodwinds and strings. There are a few "action" cues that are quite impressive and powerful in that orientalist style. I'd be very happy to see this one released. It's clich├ęd but very entertaining.

Also, his work for the TV movie Amazons (1984) can be added to the list of unreleased scores, this one has a very catchy main theme ;-)

Prison for Children (1987)

It's a very dramatic score for orchestra (and some synth), very close to what he wrote for Amerika, with lots of passionate strings and woodwinds (both warm and tragic), piano and some brass in a few cues. The score has some very nice flourishes. There are some very dark bits for low synth and live percussion (similar to some tension cues from Iron Eagle), and a circus-like tense motif that reminds me of some of his Twilight Zone music. Like Kev McGann wrote earlier in this thread, this one is quite lovely, it has a lot of heart.

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2016 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

The ones I'm still waiting for are RoboCop 3 and Conan the Destroyer (C'mon Intrada! big grin).

Who would've thunk that RoboCop 3 would come out before Conan the Destroyer?

But as I noted in my original post, "since they released Die Hard 2 I have more hope of Varese doing this and Silvestri's Predator 2" -- well the latter came out first and now this. Hurrah! I think it's time that I re-do the opening post to file in the Varese titles with the rest (as I did with my Goldsmith thread) since between Starship Troopers and this they're really getting on the ball now.


 Posted:   Sep 20, 2016 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   moovtune714   (Member)

You can remove "Pros & Cons" from your list. Not sure how IMDB managed to get that listing. They tend to make quite a few mistakes. I was the music editor on all 13 episodes of that series (IMDB says 6 episodes, another mistake) and still have the publishing logs in my files. All episodes were composed by William Olvis and Basil is not listed as having composed anything for that series. (David Raksin got a credit for a brief clip from "Al Capone" that was used in episode 4).

 Posted:   Sep 20, 2016 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Thanks! Done.


 Posted:   Sep 20, 2016 - 1:46 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

Anyone have any idea how much is missing on Hot Shots: Part Deux?

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