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 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Wow, we're down to 400 copies? Well, guess I gotta learn to live without it. Shit happens, folks.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Okay. I wasn't going to. But I changed my mind and bought it.

Why?

Not for A Hatful Of Rain, The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit or Tender Is The Night. Forgive me for being honest, but I've never found those scores interesting.

I'm a huge fan of The Day The Earth Stood Still, Beneath The Five Mile Reef and Journey To The Centre Of The Earth. But I'd struggle to justify spending $200 to get these all over again, albeit with a bit extra and new remastering.

Same is true of The Ghost And Mrs Muir, which I adore, but - frankly - which I like even better in Bernstein's re-recording.

No, the thing that swung it for me was JANE EYRE. I just had to have the complete original of that. That's what swung it.

I stand by what I say earlier. I don't think this is an essential release for a lot of people - and I don't think people should be criticized for hanging on to their dollars to get something they perhaps feel is a higher priority for them.

But it is a very nice box set.

I'm a bit pissed that I spent $40 on The Egyptian earlier in the year, but as your man says above: shit happens.

Anyway, I guess I can now sell my previous Day The Earth Stood Still, Jane Eyre, The Ghost And Mrs Muir, Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, etc, CDs on E-Bay now to get some of the dough back.

Cheers

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

Just popped over at the Intrada website and there's no discussion there at all about this set. What's up with that? Anyway, I'll be picking mine up at the VS offices. Never been there. Never done that. Hope they're ready before Christmas for pick-up.

Nothing at Intrada, but you can over at Screen Archives Entertainment

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 3:33 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

their is nothing here I want. when is someone going to release PSYCHO it's been over 50 years and the original recordings have never been released.

Actually they have recently (and legitimately as far as I can tell), but on vinyl only. And to me it sounds just fine.


I have the vinyl record and everything sounds find except for the murder


Are you speaking of the LP on Doxy Records from the UK? I suppose it could be considered "legitimate" since it's an import and Psycho is in the public domain there now, but it's probably taken from the laser disc's isolated score tracks, yes? I rather doubt it was licensed from Universal.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Wow, we're down to 400 copies? Well, guess I gotta learn to live without it. Shit happens, folks.

Did you miss my little post? No one knows what this is down to, because the stupid cart thing does not work the way people think it works. If they were down to 400 copies they would be trumpeting it so loud and so long that you'd hear it in Guam.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 3:43 PM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

I really do wish this set was something I could afford. Especially because I've been wanting Hangover Square for years. Oh, well... I think it's an awesome release and it IS priced fairly, I just can't do it. Hope you all enjoy it, those who do get it!

If it makes you feel any better. most of this box aims for complete scores, butnot here.
this isjust some of Hangover square.

Does the complete track exist? It sure does.
Fox, you can borrow my copy if you need it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 3:44 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Did you miss my little post? No one knows what this is down to, because the stupid cart thing does not work the way people think it works.

Sorry, missed your post entirely. I looked at the thread to see what it was selling like and my eyes darted straight to numbers.

All I ask is that theres copies left by payday this Friday.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 3:44 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

No, the thing that swung it for me was JANE EYRE. I just had to have the complete original of that. That's what swung it.

Same here. JANE EYRE and HANGOVER SQUARE are two of my favorite Herrmann scores. When I saw they were included I happily gave Varese my money.

And now I can chuck that rip I made of the isolated score from the JANE EYRE DVD... cool

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

When people do this cart thing at SAE it's never accurate. And I don't think it is at Varese either. Believe me, none of you have a clew what's left or not left. There may well be seven hundred left, or there may well four hundred left, but if it were the latter you can bet your behind they would have put up a notice already. Use your noggins.

I am using my noggin. There were 1000 announced at midnight. 760 reported in cart this morning. 400 this afternoon. That doesn't seem like an unreasonable progression. Maybe the numbers are wrong, and maybe not, but some would rather err on the side of caution than miss a notice and then miss the end rush. And don't they usually not put up a notice until it's down to the last 200 or so?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   dashrr   (Member)

"The only people who should be angry live in CA where they have to pay 18 bucks of tax on top of the fifteen bucks shipping (unless they go pick it up)."


Like the Alfred Hitchcock Hour Vol 2 I drove up from Santa Monica to save a few bucks on shipping as I will this...ORDERED!!!

Are you kidding me THE DEPARTURE from WHITE WITCH DOCTOR alone is almost worth $200. Yeehaww thanks Varese!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Well it's been sixteen hours since I first saw the, & after a days thought...I know I was right to pass. I only really want four discs out of that lot, & that would make them four VERY expensive CD's (esp to the UK). And the money would be about the next year & a half's budget for Blu-rays. I think it will be around for a little while, it's expensive, & the people who must have it have already put their order in. Now to see what FSM & Intrada have for December.

With all this new stuff coming to light, I wonder if they've found more music for Goldsmith's Our Man Flint & In Like Flint. I hope so.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)


I'm a bit pissed that I spent $40 on The Egyptian earlier in the year, but as your man says above: shit happens.



Don't be...if you look at the release announcement carefully, note that it says that the box set presents only Herrmann's contributions to THE EGYPTIAN. So the earlier release is still the most complete version of the whole score and is not replicated on the box set.

I ordered this immediately last night even though it's going to hurt a little. For me, complete ( for now) versions of the two Herrmann scores I've most wanted for some 40 years make this an absolute must: KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES and WHITE WITCH DOCTOR.

But JANE EYRE, FIVE FINGERS, SNOWS OF KILAMANJARO, MAN IN THE GREY FLANNEL SUIT, 20 plus new cues for PRINCE OF PLAYERS, and much more add to the value and make re-purchasing remastered versions of some stuff I already have a non-issue. I can always resell the older discs if I determine I like the new versions better.

To those hoping for single releases down the road, just look to the Jerry Goldsmith box: have we seen a separate S*P*Y*S or DAMNATION ALLEY among others?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

Did you miss my little post? No one knows what this is down to, because the stupid cart thing does not work the way people think it works.

Sorry, missed your post entirely. I looked at the thread to see what it was selling like and my eyes darted straight to numbers.

All I ask is that theres copies left by payday this Friday.


Can't you order it from SAE? I don't think they'll charge your card (unlike VS) until they ship it out.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   Erik Donovan   (Member)

Wow, we're down to 400 copies? Well, guess I gotta learn to live without it. Shit happens, folks.

Did you miss my little post? No one knows what this is down to, because the stupid cart thing does not work the way people think it works. If they were down to 400 copies they would be trumpeting it so loud and so long that you'd hear it in Guam.


Have you ever thought some people might be ignoring you? Especially since you are talking bad of another label when you do your own trumpeting when it comes to your releases! Do not come back with a snide remark that I am coming after you and your label, you are in fact posting this in a Varese thread.

(Note - this is clarified later in this thread.)

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 4:48 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Can't you order it from SAE? I don't think they'll charge your card (unlike VS) until they ship it out.

The first of the month just passed by, so I just paid my car insurance and my rent. Lets say that my checking account is bled drier than a stone at this point!

(Also, SAE still "pings" preorders with the charge, meaning that it looks like they take it out, which may wreck havoc with my bill payments.)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

Some gee-whiz words have been used to describe this set.

I'm a student of language, so finding just the right adjective for this set had me searching my mind and my dictionary.

Sprinkled in the messages are:
GREAT
SUPERB
IMPRESSIVE
STUNNING
FANTASTIC
EXCELLENT
TEMPTING
DREAM COME TRUE
VERY NICE

Varese called it a WHOPPER:
Something uncommonly large for its kind.
Not exactly on the mark.

MONUMENTAL:
Of historical or enduring significance.
Conspicuously great as in quantity, quality, extent, degree, etc.
Okay, more to the point.

May I add a couple of adjectives that seem appropriate:

LOLLAPALOOZA
An extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event.
An exceptional example of something.

DOOZIE
An extraordinary one of its kind.

WOW - this is a DOOZIE!!!
smile

Ron Burbella


















 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 5:14 PM   
 By:   Erik Donovan   (Member)

Well, I did it, I ordered this monster. After listening to the few scores that are in this set that I own and seeing what else is in the set, it is a must buy. I do not want to have to pay 2X-4X this price in a few weeks off of eBay.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Wow, we're down to 400 copies? Well, guess I gotta learn to live without it. Shit happens, folks.

Did you miss my little post? No one knows what this is down to, because the stupid cart thing does not work the way people think it works. If they were down to 400 copies they would be trumpeting it so loud and so long that you'd hear it in Guam.


Have you ever thought some people might be ignoring you? Especially since you are talking bad of another label when you do your own trumpeting when it comes to your releases! Do not come back with a snide remark that I am coming after you and your label, you are in fact posting this in a Varese thread.


Why should I make a snide remark when you do so repeatedly in thread after thread. So, let's make it easy for everyone to see what you're about:

Please point out to me and everyone else where I was "talking bad of another label." Do it. Do it now or you apologize - otherwise your agenda is clear. All I said in this thread was that people who are trying to figure out how many are left by playing this little shopping cart game (as they do on SAE and Intrada occasionally) do not understand that that does not work. So, there may be more, there may be less, but the one thing we all know (except you, apparently) is that if they were down to four hundred they would let the world know about it. Now, a sane person would understand that there is nothing in any of the above that could be construed as talking bad about the label. Why on earth would I talk bad about Varese Sarabande, a company I helped start and a company for whom I worked for seven lovely years? They are my friends.

So, everyone here is waiting for you to point out the "talking bad of another label" part or for your apology. Since neither will be coming from the likes of you, I think we can all just understand that you will continually snipe at both me personally and my label. Since there was another well-known person who used to do exactly the same and in the same infantile way under a whole slew of different usernames, both here and elsewhere, well, I know where my mind is going. If you're not that person, you certainly picked up all the character traits, baby. Good on you.

In any case, we await your explanation of exactly how, in this thread, I'm "talking bad of another label." I'm sure we'll be waiting, as we always are, until the 12th - of Never.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   Socks   (Member)

Actually, the cart method is correct. Even Varese believes so, because they've noted they have less than 350 copies remaining on the product page.

http://www.varesesarabande.com/servlet/the-980/Bernard-Herrmann-At-20th/Detail

326 to be exact. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 5:52 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Actually, the cart method is correct. Even Varese believes so, because they've noted they have less than 350 copies remaining on the product page.

http://www.varesesarabande.com/servlet/the-980/Bernard-Herrmann-At-20th/Detail

326 to be exact. smile


As I said, the cart method is an inexact science, there and elsewhere - and as I also said, Varese will trumpet the fact that they are getting low on quantities (low for them means under four hundred). Which they did. Yes? They didn't do it before. They did it when it was real.

 
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