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 Posted:   Jan 18, 2011 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   Mink   (Member)

Since both movies were from orion pictures and they are basically gone, anyway that the tapes have survived?

esspecially THE HAND, which is basically half of WOLFEN's score since it was used as temp and stayed in the picture, is a genius horror score that deserves a release.

Also they are both rather short and could fit on one CD.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2011 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   Grimsdyke   (Member)

Well, this year is the 30th Anniversary of WOLFEN so I expect it soon.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2011 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

Well, this year is the 30th Anniversary of WOLFEN so I expect it soon.

I'd love Wolfen gets released as well. Hope this isn't within the cluster of recordings Horner feels self-conscious about, like Battle Beyond the Stars. That one I'd like to hear complete. Especially the unreleased "Hesphestus Station" cue. Maybe Intrada could persuade him.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2011 - 7:33 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

I hope we get THE HAND some day. Wonderful score to an underrated little horror flick.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2011 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   Grimsdyke   (Member)

Well, this year is the 30th Anniversary of WOLFEN so I expect it soon.

I'd love Wolfen gets released as well. Hope this isn't within the cluster of recordings Horner feels self-conscious about, like Battle Beyond the Stars. That one I'd like to hear complete. Especially the unreleased "Hesphestus Station" cue. Maybe Intrada could persuade him.


Aaah, I just remembered reading years ago that there was a fire on Horner's farm that destroyed some tapes. I think HUMANOIDS and B.B.T.S. were among them - hope that the complete WOLFEN tapes still exist.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2011 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

I have no knowledge about the tapes, but have been waiting for a release of Wolfen since I saw the movie for the first time many years ago. It's probably my favorite Horner score and one of the few b@@ts I ever bought (I didn't know such things weren't legit at the time). Sure it borrows from the haunting trumpet solo from Ives's "The Unanswered Question" for its main theme and that's cool, but it's the palpable atmosphere it creates and the bold splashes of dissonant colors on walls of sound that I've always been drawn to. Would love to retire my b@@t!

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2011 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

It's horror. It's 80's. I'll take it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2011 - 11:38 AM   
 By:   chromaparadise   (Member)

I love taking any opportunity to push for the release of James Horner's WOLFEN. This always seemed to me Horner's first real "A" picture, and he really rose to the challenge.

I saw WOLFEN in 70mm 6-track Dolby at the long gone, but beautiful Pacific Picwood theatre in LA when it first opened. It was a sonic and visual delight in that theatre, and Horner's score kicked ass. I then spent the next months anxiously awaiting the soundtrack LP to show up at my local Tower Records...and we all know how that went! Unfortunately, I too have that b@@t CD (ugh!)...but for decades that's all there was for this desperate audience member!

Lets hope and pray those multi-track tapes are still okay. If not, I suppose there's always the film-dubbing stems...not ideal, but still something.

I do think this one's time has come! Let's get 'er done!

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2011 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Both films are on Youtube in case anyone is curious...

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2011 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

WOLFEN does, i have it in my HAND smile
fyi a long time ago in a record store nearby....
Doug Fake informed me that he had a personal copy of WOLFEN. This was around the time of the film release and i was bemoaning the lack of a score release. Cant remember for sure, but he might have even played me some of it - on a cassete!
bruce

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2011 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Sure it borrows from the haunting trumpet solo from Ives's "The Unanswered Question" for its main theme....

well, as i have said before...
i give him the benefit of the doubt on this one and call it a "paraphrase' (which it is)
a time honored and perfectly accesptable musical device
smile
bruce

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2011 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   merlyn   (Member)

I have both The Hand and Wolfen on CD unmentionable.

Lyn

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2011 - 10:05 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Both of these scores deserve decent releases. I seem to recall quite a few engaging cues from Wolfen that didn't make the thingamagig.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2011 - 1:36 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

I have both The Hand and Wolfen on CD unmentionable.

Unfortunatelly, all that´s available is only a tiny part of The Hand and Wolfen is also far from complete and at least Wolfen is a LONG score to fill the majority of the CD. In case it survives somewhere in full version and not like Journey of Natty Gann... frown

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2011 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

I have both The Hand and Wolfen on CD unmentionable.

Unfortunatelly, all that´s available is only a tiny part of The Hand and Wolfen is also far from complete and at least Wolfen is a LONG score to fill the majority of the CD. In case it survives somewhere in full version and not like Journey of Natty Gann... frown


Curious, how much music is missing The Journey of Natty Gann? Haven't seen the movie all the way through.

 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2011 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   Souchak   (Member)

Not to get anyone down (and, gee, WOLFEN's one of my all-time favorite scores), but when I talked to Horner (in late 2009) he said that this particular score will never get a proper CD release. He didn't elaborate, though.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2011 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   Mink   (Member)

weird. I heard something about him not really liking THE HAND, but WOLFEN... I mean I can't imagine why he would think it's bad music or something.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2011 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   RedOkt64 2.0   (Member)

I know that some are not fond of these two scores... but, they were excellent. And, in all technicality the reason I started really listening for James Horner scores.

I saw WOLFEN on one of the large theater screens in 81 in MD... the experience and his score were just amazing. The movie remains one of my favorites to this day.

THE HAND... great horror score hands (no pun intended) down.

Now, let's not forget DEADLY BLESSING... Could someone PLEASE release this in a legit format?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2011 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   Fink   (Member)

Now, let's not forget DEADLY BLESSING... Could someone PLEASE release this in a legit format?

I soooo agree with you! DEADLY BLESSING is a great omen-esque score, and I love the main title! It really deserves a legit and remastered release!!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2011 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   RedOkt64 2.0   (Member)

Now, let's not forget DEADLY BLESSING... Could someone PLEASE release this in a legit format?

I soooo agree with you! DEADLY BLESSING is a great omen-esque score, and I love the main title! It really deserves a legit and remastered release!!


Yes, the main title is beautiful... and there are several action-horror sections that really were quite spectacular...

1. The Sharon Stone sequence in the barn
2. Susan Buckner and Jeff East in the car being attacked
3. The Maren Jensen (love her) and Lois Nettleton (awesome) fight at the end...

 
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