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This week Intrada announced two brand new score CDs from popular composers.

It was writer-director John Milius' autobiographical surfing drama Big Wednesday that gave composer Basil Poledouris his first big studio feature project, and the pair collaborated on four more features including Red Dawn and the classic Conan the Barbarian. Their final feature (and Milius' last feature to date) was the 1992 adventure drama FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER, an adaptation of the Stephen Coonts novel starring Willem Dafoe and Danny Glover as Navy pilots during the Vietnam war. The Intrada Special Collection is the first commercial release of Poledouris' stirring orchestral score.

Crime novelist Elmore Leonard, who began his career writing paperback Westerns, wrote the original screenplay for the 1972 Western JOE KIDD. John Sturges, maker of classic Hollywood adventures like The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape, directed Clint Eastwood and Robert Duvall in the lead roles, and the Intrada Special Collection CD is the first commercial release of Lalo Schifrin's full score, though the composer's recent boxed set My Life in Music featured two Joe Kidd cues.


Kritzerland also announced two new CDs this week.

It was a full decade after the smash hit Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid that 20th Century Fox produced a prequel to the lighthearted Western (whose less-than-lighthearted finale precluded a traditional sequel). TV veteran Allan Burns (who was nominated for an Oscar for the same year's A Little Romance) wrote BUTCH AND SUNDANCE: THE EARLY DAYS, with the great Richard Lester (A Hard Day's Night, The Three Musketeers) directing Tom Berenger and William Katt as the younger incarnations of the roles memorably played by Newman and Redford, plus a top notch supporting cast including Jeff Corey (reprising his role from the original film), John Schuck, Peter Weller, Jill Eikenberry, Christopher Lloyd and Brian Dennehy. Jerry Goldsmith was originally announced to score the film but the assignment ultimately went to Patrick Williams, whose charming, melodic score was quite different from Burt Bacharach's Oscar-winning music for its predecessor. Until now, the only soundtrack release for Williams' Butch & Sundance score was a Japanese LP, but the Kritzerland CD features the complete score as featured in the film followed by the original versions of several cues that were ultimately rewritten.

Five-time Oscar nominee George Duning (From Here to Eternity, Picnic) composed the score for the 1962 gambling comedy WHO'S GOT THE ACTION, directed by Daniel Mann and starring Dean Martin, Lana Turner, Eddie Albert, Paul Ford and Walter Matthau. The Kritzerland CD features the cues in film order, a mixture of stereo and mono, plus a handful of bonus tracks.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Attention, Les Enfants Regardent/L'Indiscretion
- Eric Demarsan - Music Box
The Conformist/The Little Girl in Blue Velvet
- Georges Delerue - Music Box
Flight of the Intruder - Basil Poledouris - Intrada Special Collection
Joe Kidd - Lalo Schifrin - Intrada Special Collection
Mama - Fernando Velazquez - Quartet
Vendredi Ou La vie Sauvage (Robinson Crusoe and Man Friday)
- Maurice Jarre - Music Box


IN THEATERS TODAY

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters - Atli Orvarsson - Score CD due Jan. 29 on La-La Land
John Dies at the End - Brian Tyler - Score CD due Feb. 12 on La-La Land
Knife Fight - Sister Bliss
Movie 43 - Billy Goodrum
Parker - David Buckley - Score CD due Feb. 5 on Varese Sarabande


COMING SOON

January 29
Antinea Lamante Della Citta Sepolta [Journey Beneath the Desert]
- Carlo Rustichelli - GDM
Bond for Orchestra (re-recordings) - John Barry, David Arnold, etc. - Carl Davis Collection
Boss - Brian Reitzell - Lakeshore
Concerto Per Pistola Solist
a - Francesco De Masi - Beat
First Love - John Barry - La-La Land
Focus Features 10th Anniversary: A Collection of Film Score 
- various - Lakeshore
Gracie Zia
- Ennio Morricone - Digitmovies
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters - Atli Orvarsson - La-La Land
Incubo Sulla Citta Contaminata [Nightmare City] - Stelvio Cipriani - Digitmovies
La Faccio Violenta Di New York
- Riz Ortolani - Beat
La Moglie Giovane
- Stelvio Cipriani - Beat
L'arbitro [Football Crazy] - Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - Digitmovies
Rimini Rimini Un Anno Dopo
- Franco Micalizzi - Beat
Stand Up Guys - Lyle Workman - Lakeshore
February 5
Microcosmos - Bruno Coulais - Varese Sarabande
Parker 
- David Buckley - Varese Sarabande
February 12
Beautiful Creatures - The Newno2 - Watertower
Bombshell: The New Marilyn Musical from Smash - Marc Shaiman - Columbia
A Good Day to Die Hard - Marco Beltrami - Sony
John Dies at the End - Brian Tyler - La-La Land
Magic City
- Daniele Lupi - Silva
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - various - La-La land
February 19
Bullet to the Head
 - Steve Mazzaro - Varese Sarabande
Side Effects - Thomas Newman - Varese Sarabande
February 26
Phantom - Jeff Rona - Milan
Stoker - Clint Mansell - Milan
March 5
Identity Thief - Christopher Lennertz - La-La Land
Snitch - Antonio Pinto - Lakeshore
March 19
Frozen Planet
- George Fenton - Silva
S.O.S. Titanic - Howard Blake - Silva
Silent Hill: Revelation 
- Jeff Danna - Lakeshore
Date Unknown
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days - Patrick Williams - Kritzerland
Cent Mille Dollars Au Soleil/Les Morfalous - Georges Delerue - Universal France
In the Name of Sherlock Holmes - Robert Gulya - Howlin' Wolf
L'Aine Des Ferchaux/Un Flic - Georges Delerue/Michel Colombier - Universal France
Le Pacha/Vidocq/Comment Trouvez Vous Ma Soeur
- Michel Colombier/Serge Gainsbourg - Universal France
Una Pura Formalita [A Pure Formality]
- Ennio Morricone - GDM
Who's Got the Action - George Duning - Kritzerland


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

January 25 - Albert Glasser born (1916)
January 25 - Benny Golson born (1929)
January 25 - Tobe Hooper born (1943)
January 25 - Paul J. Smith died (1985)
January 26 - Stephane Grappelli born (1908)
January 26 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)
January 26 - George Bassman records his score for Ride the High Country (1962)
January 26 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "A Matter of Honor" (1989)
January 27 - David Shire begins recording his score for All the President's Men (1976)
January 28 - Karl Hajos born (1889)
January 29 - Leslie Bricusse born (1931)
January 29 - Alfred Newman begins recording his score to A Man Called Peter (1955)
January 29 - David Robbins born (1955)
January 29 - Rogier Van Otterloo died (1988)
January 30 - Morton Stevens born (1929)
January 30 - Steve Bartek born (1952)
January 30 - George Duning begins recording his score to Toys in the Attic (1963)
January 30 - George Duning begins recording his score for the pilot movie for Then Came Bronson (1969)
January 30 - John Barry died (2011)
January 31 - Benjamin Frankel born (1906)
January 31 - Al De Lory born (1930)
January 31 - Philip Glass born (1937)


DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

BROKEN CITY - Atticus Ross, Claudia Sarne, Leopold Ross

"It’s well shot, and Atticus Ross’s score channels ’80s-movie synth soundtracks in ways that I think are supposed to be ironic. You could do worse on a slow Saturday night when there’s nothing else on cable."

Ty Burr, Boston Globe

THE LAST STAND - Mowg

"Ji Yong Kim’s sharp HD lensing, Mowg’s neo-Western flavored score and Franco Carbone’s well-mounted production design round out a classy tech package."

Justin Chang, Variety


THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films, at the following L.A. movie theaters: AMPASAmerican Cinematheque: AeroAmerican Cinematheque: EgyptianLACMANew BeverlyNuartSilent Movie Theater and UCLA.

January 25
MOI UN NOIR (Joseph Yapi Degre) [UCLA]
NEAR DARK (Tangerine Dream) [Silent Movie Theater]
REPULSION (Chico Hamilton) [Silent Movie Theater]
SPIRITED AWAY (Joe Hisaishi), POM POKO [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

January 26
THE BOXER'S OMEN (Stephen Shing, Zhenhou Su) [Silent Movie Theater]
CHRONIQUE D'UN ETE (Pierre Baubaud)  [UCLA]
PORCO ROSSO (Joe Hisaishi), WHISPER OF THE HEART (Yuji Nomi) [Cinematheque: Aero]
REPULSION (Chico Hamilton) [Silent Movie Theater]
XANADU (Barry DeVorzon), ROLLER BOOGIE (Bob Esty, Craig Safan), SKATETOWN U.S.A. (Miles Goodman) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

January 27
AKIRA KUROSAWA'S DREAMS (Shinichiro Ikebe), SYNECHDOCHE NEW YORK (Jon Brion) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE (Joe Hisaishi) [Cinematheque: Aero]
PRINCESS MONONOKE (Joe Hisaishi) [Cinematheque: Aero]
REPULSION (Chico Hamilton) [Silent Movie Theater]
TWISTED PATH OF LOVE [Silent Movie Theater]

January 28
REPULSION (Chico Hamilton) [Silent Movie Theater]

January 29
FIVE DEADLY VENOMS (Chen Yung Yu) [Silent Movie Theater]
MARNIE (Bernard Herrmann) [LACMA]
REPULSION (Chico Hamilton) [Silent Movie Theater]

January 30
REPULSION (Chico Hamilton) [Silent Movie Theater]

January 31
REPULSION (Chico Hamilton) [Silent Movie Theater]

February 1
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (John Carpenter, Alan Howarth) [Silent Movie Theater]
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY [Nuart]

February 2
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (Wendy Carlos) [LACMA]
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (Joe Hisaishi) [Cinematheque: Aero]
NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (Joe Hisaishi), CASTLE IN THE SKY (Joe Hisaishi) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

February 3
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE (Joe Hisaishi) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

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