Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

May 19, 2014 release date.
http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/shop/index.php?route=product/product&filter_name=pit&product_id=346
or steelbook
http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=342

I've heard a music/effects track of unknown origin that sounded great, and the effects werent too bad (the usual screams and furniture/door effects). If they used it for this blu-ray, it will be a nice bonus feature. Only downside is it's Region 2.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

A classic eerie score by LES which helped this film become one of the best POE films ever.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 6:54 PM   
 By:   films1   (Member)

I just pre ordered this today .... did not realise it had an ISO score ... thanks for the info!!

Arrow films are leading the way in ISO scores at the moment ( apart from Twilight Time )

They seem to be dedicated to relesing jam packed blu rays .

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 5:48 PM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

I will never forgive Arrow for not isolating Herrmann's score for OBSESSION (ditto their upcoming release of SISTERS).

That said, I've preordered both SISTERS and PIT AND THE PENDULUM.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   films1   (Member)

Yes , i agree , i would have loved both sisters and obsession with ISO scores.

Not sure why they did not have ISO scores but i am sure they would have done if they could have,.

ive pre ordered sisters too.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 11:50 PM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

I will never forgive Arrow for not isolating Herrmann's score for OBSESSION (ditto their upcoming release of SISTERS).

That said, I've preordered both SISTERS and PIT AND THE PENDULUM.


Wasn't the score to OBSESSION isolated on the Pioneer Special Edition laserdisc?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Any hope for a CD, under the circumstances?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   Jameson281   (Member)

Any hope for a CD, under the circumstances?

I can't imagine any of the labels releasing a full CD using a Music & Effects track as a source.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   marcgothic   (Member)

FSM released The Satan Bug with M&E. I know labels can't experiment. But knowing how well Les Baxter has sold these last few years and hearing how Pit and the Pendulum is probably the most sought after score of his, it might be a good one to release even with the sound effects. I have the version that has been floating around the net for the last few years. The sound effects are light. This version is a bit dicey and is missing about 5 minutes of music. I will say that the end sequence when the pendulum swings . . .this is one time where sound effects almost are apart of the score. Baxter's pulsating percussion bangs away as the metal rusty pendulum squeaks and creaks. Oh yes . . . this is one M&E to get out on CD!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I will say that the end sequence when the pendulum swings . . .this is one time where sound effects almost are apart of the score. Baxter's pulsating percussion bangs away as the metal rusty pendulum squeaks and creaks. Oh yes . . . this is one M&E to get out on CD!!!

I'd still want it without the effects, but an alternate track with squeaking would be apropoe.

There seem to be different kinds of music/effects tracks - I imagine someone in the industry could explain fully. Seems like there's the one used in a film with good sound quality, and ones for foreign language dubbing which might omit some of the original music. The latter are usually pretty poor condition. You can find them on laserdiscs as well as some dvd or blu-ray.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   marcgothic   (Member)

The problem is that no isolated music track have shown up for PATP.
And yes, the M&E track is mixed specifically for foreign markets. Sometimes the older M&Es are in pristine condition and sometimes different music is used. The M&E for the 50s The Manster has some cues that aren't the ones used in the actual American version.
The M&E for the Alastair Simm "A Christmas Carol" has all the music, very light sound effects, but a little bleed through of dialogue. Sometime M&Es are added to soundtrack albums where there was nothing else to use. Rhino had to use a small section in the 2 disc Gone With the Wind and Black Sabbath by Les Baxter had to use a few minutes to flesh out the Wurdalak track.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 6:34 PM   
 By:   Jameson281   (Member)

FSM released The Satan Bug with M&E.

That was just partial M & E, and even that was controversial with some. I recall somebody on another forum who had apparently had never bought anything else froim FSM tearing into them over the M & E in SATAN BUG. That sort of thing isn't going to encourage labels to use M & E for an entire score.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2014 - 6:36 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

isnt there sophisticated software that can allow the user to manually eliminate unwanted sounds? I got the impression they were separating audio into separate channels for the PSYCHO 5.1 blu-ray, as seen in the documentary. But maybe they utilized the music from the source for the laserdisc isolated track.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2014 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

isnt there sophisticated software that can allow the user to manually eliminate unwanted sounds? I got the impression they were separating audio into separate channels for the PSYCHO 5.1 blu-ray, as seen in the documentary. But maybe they utilized the music from the source for the laserdisc isolated track.

That technology is in its infancy and is thus far being used only in forensic work, as far as I know.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2014 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Makes one wonder what LES was thinking when scoring that unique score, Fantastic MOOD.

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2014 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.