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 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 10:15 AM   
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On October 16, Kino Lorber will release the rare 1964 unsold pilot The Haunted aka The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre, written, produced and directed by producer Joseph Stefano after leaving The Outer Limits at the end of season 1.

:: FIND THE KINO LORBER ANNOUNCEMENT ::
Coming October 16th!
First Time on DVD and Blu-ray!
Brand New 2K Restoration!
The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre (1964)
Starring Martin Landau, Judith Anderson, Diane Baker, Nellie Burt, Tom Simcox and Leonard Stone
Written and Produced by Joseph Stefano (Psycho)
Shot by William A. Fraker (Rosemary's Baby) and Conrad L. Hall (In Cold Blood)
Music by Dominic Frontiere (Brannigan)
Directed by Robert Stevens (TV’s Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone) and Joseph Stefano.


According to KL via Facebook, both the 80 minute telefilm and the pilot episode cut for The Haunted will be included. KL stated that the running time for the latter is yet to be determined. David J. Schow has also stated on FB that he is doing the commentaries for both.


 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

From my currently defunct Rejected Film Scores website:
According to the book The Outer Limits Companion (David J. Schow), Frontiere did a score for the failed pilot which the director dumped in favor of stock music from "The Outer Limits". Those who have the book can see if there are further details.


I wonder what we're getting here. Re-mastered TOL music? The dumped score accidentally included?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

These were shown at (and possibly restored by) UCLA in 2011. I haven't read anywhere which music score was used, but I would assume for now that Schow is correct.

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/monsterkidclassichorrorforum/free-screening-of-rare-stefano-pilot-the-haunted-g-t35555.html

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 12:31 PM   
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These were shown at (and possibly restored by) UCLA in 2011. I haven't read anywhere which music score was used, but I would assume for now that Schow is correct.

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/monsterkidclassichorrorforum/free-screening-of-rare-stefano-pilot-the-haunted-g-t35555.html



"Lost" Outer Limits
http://wearecontrollingtransmission.blogspot.com/2011/02/lost-outer-limits.html

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

"Lost" Outer Limits
http://wearecontrollingtransmission.blogspot.com/2011/02/lost-outer-limits.html


I would think the music, whether re-used OL or new rejected score, would have been mentioned but I'm not seeing it.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 7:57 PM   
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I remembered one person attending the 2011 screening of The Haunted mentioning a cue that was recycled on "Beachhead", the pilot of The Invaders. We will verify that statement on October 16.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 8:02 PM   
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On the Outer Limits of The Outer Limits
https://classictvhistory.wordpress.com/tag/the-ghost-of-sierra-de-cobre/

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2018 - 6:52 AM   
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I remembered one person attending the 2011 screening of The Haunted mentioning a cue that was recycled on "Beachhead", the pilot of The Invaders. We will verify that statement on October 16.



INSIDE THE DARK & STORMY NIGHTS OF JOE STEFANO
By David J. Schow (Sunday, February 27, 2011)

The “Forms[of Things Unknown]” music, of course, was also ported into most of The Haunted, but for those hunting Dominic Frontiere rarities, about a quarter of his “original” score remains, including a never-before heard flute-heavy title theme (overall, this was the score that Stefano vetoed in favor of re-using The Unknown’s music).


From Gary Gerani (February 27, 2011 at 2:13 PM)
On a TV historian/geek note, I was amused to discover the “origin point” of a certain Dominic Frontiere cue that I always believed was the only original piece of music composed for The Invaders pilot. Those sleek, long notes we hear as David Vincent drifts off before witnessing the saucer landing were actually created for The Haunted, beautifully capturing the frightening and evocative qualities of Old Dark Houses. Speaking of The Invaders, it's amazing how many superficial similarities there are between QM's show and both Stefano pilots. David Vincent, like Orion, is an architect, with a very grounded business partner (James Daly, as opposed to Leonard Stone) and an obsession that pushes his real career into the background; the considerable money he earns as a designer pays for an offbeat hobby. In addition to all the distinctive music lifts, the optical "tear" effect devised for The Unknown was unabashedly reworked as a graphic for The Invaders, minus the sound effect.

source
http://wearecontrollingtransmission.blogspot.com/2011/02/inside-dark-stormy-nights-of-joe.html

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2018 - 8:37 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Thanks! So it sounds like HAUNTED has new and used music. And technically speaking, the used music was lifted from the other reject pilot THE UNKNOWN. People associate the music with Outer Limits because THE UNKNOWN was absorbed into the Outer Limits.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2018 - 9:43 AM   
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Thanks! So it sounds like HAUNTED has new and used music. And technically speaking, the used music was lifted from the other reject pilot THE UNKNOWN. People associate the music with Outer Limits because THE UNKNOWN was absorbed into the Outer Limits.

My pleasure! I'm impatient to be on October 16 to double-check all the details.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2018 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

OL Season 2 comes out around then, October 2nd. Would be nice if that includes some vintage bonus features. We all want the first episode with initial series logo PLEASE STAND BY, and the reject pilot THE UNKNOWN (later edited into an episode in Season 1). But they really belong with Season 1. Maybe they're saving them for Season 2 to make sure it sells.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2018 - 7:20 AM   
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OL Season 2 comes out around then, October 2nd. Would be nice if that includes some vintage bonus features. We all want the first episode with initial series logo PLEASE STAND BY, and the reject pilot THE UNKNOWN (later edited into an episode in Season 1). But they really belong with Season 1. Maybe they're saving them for Season 2 to make sure it sells.

It is possible that KL includes them. Who knows?
There are some promos and trailers to add to the bonus too.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2018 - 3:57 AM   
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The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre is on pre-order at Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Sierra-Cobre-Blu-ray/dp/B07GGTPHZ5/

Blu-ray ($29.95)
DVD ($19.95)

Editorial Reviews
BRAND NEW RESTORATION IN 2K! Legendary writer and producer Joseph Stefano (Psycho and TV’s The Outer Limits) and star Martin Landau (TV’s Mission: Impossible and Space: 1999) originally shot this controversial cult classic as a pilot for a potential TV series called The Haunted, a new show similar in concept to The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, but with much more focus on horror. The pilot was not picked up, so after adding some additional scenes, The Haunted became The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre. Robert Stevens (TV’s Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone) started directing the pilot, but became very ill and was replaced by producer Stefano. Terrified of being buried alive, a young woman installs a phone in her crypt. A few days after her untimely death, the phone suddenly rings and paranormal investigator Nelson Orion (Landau) is brought in to probe the case. Stunningly shot in black-and-white by renowned cinematographers William A. Fraker (Rosemary’s Baby) and Conrad L. Hall (In Cold Blood). The stellar cast includes Diane Baker (Mirage) and Judith Anderson (Rebecca).

Special Features
Brand New 2K Restoration
Includes The Haunted (Alternate Cut)
Audio Commentary for The Ghost Of Sierra De Cobre by Film Historian David J. Schow
Audio Commentary for The Haunted by Film Historian Eric Grayson

Product details
Actors: Martin Landau, Diane Baker
Directors: Joseph Stefano
Format: Anamorphic
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Not Rated
Studio: KL Studio Classics
DVD Release Date: October 16, 2018
Run Time: 80 minutes

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2018 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Most people are embalmed after death so there's no possibility of coming back to life, unless they have some Tana leaves. She'd have to be interred within 24 hours of death to "go green." And paid up her phone bill in advance.

Is it usual to have two cinematographers? Did one of them do extra footage for the long version?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2018 - 5:48 AM   
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Most people are embalmed after death so there's no possibility of coming back to life, unless they have some Tana leaves. She'd have to be interred within 24 hours of death to "go green." And paid up her phone bill in advance.

Is it usual to have two cinematographers? Did one of them do extra footage for the long version?



Not that unusual because Conrad Hall and William Fraker also work for Leslie Stevens’ Incubus.
Among the fifteen episodes shot by Conrad Hall for The Outer Limits, all were assisted by William Fraker.

 
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