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 Posted:   Nov 14, 2012 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

somebody on this board let me hear their MATT HELM COLLECTION cds.
they may have the answer

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   Doctor Shatterhand   (Member)

Time for my yearly gripe. I really would love to have these scores from the Dean Martin series released. Is there any record label working on this or even close to beginning a project?

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2014 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   Doctor Shatterhand   (Member)

Box Set "The Silencers", "Murderers' Row", "The Ambushers", and "The Wrecking Crew". I'm still hoping that 2014 will be the year one of the record labels will release this.

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2014 - 7:18 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I don't want to put a damper on this thing just as the groundswell is building, but I recently saw THE WRECKING CREW on TCM, and my report isn't good. I love the genre, the period, and spy music, but for me, this is a terrible movie. I mean, there were beautiful women in it, but everything else was wrong. Everything about this film is either completely incompetent, or a once-serviceable appeal to little cultural fads that aren't just out, they anti-resonate now, they grate. In its day I'm sure THE WRECKING CREW was only bad, but now it's atrocious.

And the music was possibly the worst part. There's a title song ("The House of Seven Joys," recorded before the film's actual title was decided) that today would be considered ethnically insensitive, but musically it was okay so that's a wash. The rest of the score is by Hugo Montenegro, and I think it worked against the film at every turn. At no point did I think "I want that on CD."

I have the LP of THE SILENCERS (Elmer Bernstein), and while the two songs are significantly better, the score cues are not much of an improvement for me.

That said, to each his own. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2014 - 8:15 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

I don't want to put a damper on this thing just as the groundswell is building, but I recently saw THE WRECKING CREW on TCM, and my report isn't good. I love the genre, the period, and spy music, but for me, this is a terrible movie. I mean, there were beautiful women in it, but everything else was wrong. Everything about this film is either completely incompetent, or a once-serviceable appeal to little cultural fads that aren't just out, they anti-resonate now, they grate. In its day I'm sure THE WRECKING CREW was only bad, but now it's atrocious.

And the music was possibly the worst part. There's a title song ("The House of Seven Joys," recorded before the film's actual title was decided) that today would be considered ethnically insensitive, but musically it was okay so that's a wash. The rest of the score is by Hugo Montenegro, and I think it worked against the film at every turn. At no point did I think "I want that on CD."

I have the LP of THE SILENCERS (Elmer Bernstein), and while the two songs are significantly better, the score cues are not much of an improvement for me.

That said, to each his own. smile




I agree with your comments Zap. I like Dean Martin, but can't stand the Matt Helm films. I even got up and walked out of the theatre on one, think it was The Ambushers. I've seen parts of the other 3 on TV and turned the channel. I surprised they made 4 in the series, guess people went to see them. As you said, to each his own. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2014 - 8:21 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I'm glad I snagged this box set before it sold out.

 
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