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Prometheus has followed up their acclaimed re-recording of Jerry Goldsmith's complete score to Hour of the Gun with a new recording of his exciting score for THE SALAMANDER, the early '80s international thriller starring Franco Nero, Anthony Quinn, Martin Balsam, Sybil Danning and Christopher Lee, which barely received a U.S. release. The original Salamander score tracks are believed lost, so the complete score has been reconstructed and re-recorded, with the CD also featuring re-recorded suites from two other Goldsmith Euro-thriller scores of the era, THE CASSANDRA CROSSING and RANSOM (released in the U.S. as The Terrorists).

Quartet has announced two new releases of scores previously unavailable on CD, both featuring the cues from the original soundtrack LP releases -- Riz Ortolani's score for Vittorio De Sica's 1967 comedy anthology WOMAN TIMES SEVEN, featuring Shirley MacLaine in seven different roles; and Dominic Frontiere's score for the dark comedy, modern-day update of Faust, HAMMERSMITH IS OUT, starring Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Beau Bridges, George Raft and Peter Ustinov, directed by Ustinov.

Music Box has announced two new releases - Bill Conti's never-before-released score for John Frankenheimer's Cold War drama THE FOURTH WAR, starring Roy Scheider and Jurgen Prochnow; and a CD pairing the LP tracks from two scores by George Garvarentz -- KILLER FORCE (aka The Diamond Mercenaries), and THE CORRUPT ONES, the latter featuring 7 minutes of previously unreleased music (Garvarentz is one of a handful of composers, like Patrick Williams and Fred Karlin, who still has more soundtracks released on LP than on CD).

Intrada will release two new CDs next week.


Agatha Christie's Poirot - Christopher Gunning - Discovery
The Angels' Share
- George Fenton - Quartet
Beyond Re-Animator
- Xavier Capellas - ScreamWorks/MovieScore Media
Blancanieves - Alfonso de Vilallonga - Milan [CD-R]
The Company You Keep - Cliff Martinez - Milan
Dead Man Down
- Jacob Groth - Varese Sarabande
Evil Dead - Roque Banos - La-La Land
42 - Mark Isham - Watertower [CD-R]
Grand Canyon - James Newton Howard - La-La Land
Hellgate/Lost Continent - Paul Dunlap - Monstrous Movie Music
House of Cards - Jeff Beal - Varese Sarabande
How Green Was My Valley
- Alfred Newman - Kritzerland
I'm So Excited
- Alberto Iglesias - Quartet
L'Assoluto Naturale
- Ennio Morricone - Quartet
The Last Days
- Fernando Velazquez - Quartet
Le Grand Chemin
- Georges Granier - Disques CineMusique
Near Dark
- Tangerine Dream - Buysoundtrax
Oblivion - Anthony Gonzalez, Joseph Trapanese - Back Lot
The Place Beyond the Pines - Mike Patton - Milan
Quando Le Donne Si Chiamavano Madonne
- Giorgio Gaslini - Saimel
The Salamander (re-recording) - Jerry Goldsmith - Prometheus
She Demons/The Astounding She Monster - Nicholas Carras/Guenther Kauer
The Shootist/The Sons of Katie Elder - Elmer Bernstein - La-La Land
Sinbad - Christian Henson - MovieScore Media
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat - Richard Stone - Buysoundtrax
The Tall Texan - Bert Shefter - Monstrous Movie Music
Virgin Sacrifice - Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter - Monstrous Movie Music
The Wicked Lady
- Tony Banks - Discovery


The Angels’ Share - George Fenton - Score CD on Quartet
Disconnect - Max Richter - Score CD due April 23 on Lakeshore
42 - Mark Isham - Score CD-R on Watertower
- Jan A.P. Kaczmarek - Score CD on Epic (import)
Scary Movie 5 - James L. Venable
To the Wonder - Hanan Townsend - Score CD due May 21 on Lakeshore
Upstream Color - Shane Carruth


April 16
The Celestine Prophecy
- Nuno Malo - MovieScore Media
The Lords of Salem - John 5, Griffin Boyce - UMG
Promised Land - Danny Elfman - Sony (import)
Spartacus: War of the Damned
- Joseph LoDuca - Varese Sarabande
April 23
At Any Price - Dickon Hinchliffe - Milan
The Call - John Debney - Lakeshore
Disconnect - Max Richter - Milan
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
- Henry Jackman - Varese Sarabande
Hammersmith Is Out
- Dominic Frontiere - Quartet
Patrick Doyle: Impressions of America
- Patrick Doyle - Varese Sarabande
Varese Sarabande: A 35th Anniversary Celebration
- various - Varese Sarabande
Woman Times Seven
- Riz Ortolani - Quartet
April 30
Iron Man 3 - Brian Tyler - Hollywood
May 7
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman - Perseverance
The Fourth War - Bill Conti - Music Box
Fringe: Season 5 - Chris Tilton - Varese Sarabande
Killer Force/The Corrupt Ones - George Garvarentz - Music Box
Pain & Gain
- Steve Jablonsky - Varese Sarabande
May 14
Doctor Who: The Krotons
- Brian Hodgson - Silva
Himalaya: The Rearing of a Chief
- Bruno Coulais - Varese Sarabande
Star Trek Into Darkness
- Michael Giacchino - Varese Sarabande
May 21
To the Wonder - Hanan Townshend - Lakeshore
June 11
Man of Steel - Hans Zimmer - Watertower
June 18
Monsters University - Randy Newman - Disney
June 25
The Lone Ranger - Hans Zimmer - Disney
Date Unknown
Caprica (the series) - Bear McCreary - La-La Land


April 12 - Russell Garcia born (1916)
April 12 - Edwin Astley born (1922)
April 12 - Ronald Stein born (1930)
April 12 - Herbie Hancock born (1940)
April 12 - David Raksin begins recording his score for Right Cross (1950)
April 12 - Hugo Friedhofer begins recording his score to Soldier of Fortune (1955)
April 12 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score to Lust For Life (1956)
April 12 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for One Little Indian (1973)
April 12 - Bruce Broughton begins recording his score to Eloise at the Plaza (2003)
April 13 - Vladimir Cosma born (1940)
April 13 - Bill Conti born (1942)
April 13 - John Addison wins his only Oscar, for Tom Jones's score (1964)
April 14 - Shorty Rogers born (1924)
April 14 - John Barry wins his third Oscar, for Lion in Winter score; Jerry Goldsmith, nominated for groundbreaking Planet of the Apes score, probably bitterly disappointed (1969)
April 14 - Georges Delerue wins his only Oscar for A Little Romance's score; David Shire wins song Oscar for Norma Rae's "It Goes Like It Goes" (1980)
April 15 - Gert Wilden born (1923)
April 15 - Michael Kamen born (1948)
April 15 - Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score to The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971)
April 15 - Francis Lai wins the score Oscar for Love Story; Jerry Goldsmith, nominated for Best Picture winner Patton, is probably bitterly disappointed he didn't win (1971)
April 15 - John Greenwood died (1975)
April 15 - John Williams records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Ghost Train"(1985)
April 15 - Arthur Morton died (2000)
April 16 - Charles Chaplin born (1889)
April 16 - Henry Mancini born (1924)
April 16 - Perry Botkin Jr. born (1933)
April 16 - Chaz Jankel born (1952)
April 16 - David Raksin records his score for Pat and Mike (1952)
April 16 - Basil Poledouris begins recording his score to Quigley Down Under (1990)
April 17 - Jan Hammer born (1948)
April 17 - David Bell born (1954)
April 17 - Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score for The Power and the Prize (1956)
April 17 - Ernest Gold wins his only Oscar, for the Exodus score (1961)
April 18 - Miklos Rozsa born (1907)
April 18 - Mike Vickers born (1941)
April 18 - Kings Row released in theaters (1941)
April 18 - Andrew Powell born (1949)
April 18 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording score to The King's Thief (1955)
April 18 - Maurice Jarre wins his second Oscar, for Doctor Zhivago's score; presumably decides to stick with this David Lean kid (1966)
April 18 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Players (1979)


EVIL DEAD - Roque Banos

"Enter the she-bitch from hell, who's possessing Mia and intent on offing everyone in sight in the most disgusting, prolonged manner possible. Cue the ominous score, the cheap scares and the increasingly moronic behavior by David and his dunderheaded friends."

Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

6 SOULS - John Frizzell

"Directors Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein are liberal in their use of slow-creep camera moves and tension-steeping music cues, creating an unsubtle but enjoyable psychological-thriller vibe. But early on, shots of unexplained disease and fluttering shadows reveal the filmmakers have other things in mind, supernatural leanings that grow more obvious each time the script has one character ask another about his or her faith in God."

John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

TRANCE - Rick Smith

"In particular, music continues to be a huge part of [director Danny] Boyle’s landscape: The art-heist sequence in particular is soundtracked with pounding music suitable for getting hearts into throats. Narratively, 'Trance' is questionable, but Boyle and [writer John] Hodges [sic] whisk past all the unlikely developments with enough verve and style to keep audiences from thinking too hard until after they’ve left the theater. But even a frame this elaborate and rococo can’t entirely disguise the flaws in the artwork itself."

Tasha Robinson, The Onion

"Showoffy, super pleased with itself, too glib too often, 'Trance' squanders the energy created by Anthony Dod Mantle's camera work, Jon Harris' editing and Rick Smith's music."

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"Mr. Boyle, as always, works hard to cast a spell in 'Trance' and his energy and commitment to the audience's entertainment are evident in every scene. But there are times when it feels as if he’s throwing everything at the screen -- the throbbing music, bleeding fingers, narrative U-turns and the startling sight of a naked Ms. Dawson striding toward the camera as strategically shorn as a Renaissance nude -- less because he wants to distract you from the big reveal than to obscure the material’s thinness."

Manohla Dargis, New York Times


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

April 12
BRINGING OUT THE DEAD (Elmer Bernstein), DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (Elmer Bernstein) [Cinematheque: Aero]
ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE (James William Guercio), DRIVE (Cliff Martinez) [New Beverly]
THE SANDLOT (David Newman) [Silent Movie Theater]
SHOCK TREATMENT (Richard Hartley, Richard O'Brien) [Nuart]
STREET OF CHANCE (David Buttolph), NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES (Victor Young) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
VERA CRUZ (Hugo Friedhofer), THE PROFESSIONALS (Maurice Jarre) [UCLA]

April 13
ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE (James William Guercio), DRIVE (Cliff Martinez) [New Beverly]
HIGH TIDE (Rudy Schrager), CHICAGO CALLING (Heinz Roemheld) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE LAST STARFIGHTER (Craig Safan) [New Beverly]

April 14
APPOINTMENT WITH A SHADOW (Hans J. Salter), GUILTY BYSTANDER (Dimitri Tiomkin) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

April 15
THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE (David Shire) [Silent Movie Theater]

April 16

April 17
CRY OF THE CITY (Alfred Newman), THE KILLERS (Miklos Rozsa) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
LITTLE FUGITIVE (Eddy Manson), THE 400 BLOWS (Jean Constantin) [New Beverly]

April 18
LITTLE FUGITIVE (Eddy Manson), THE 400 BLOWS (Jean Constantin) [New Beverly]
THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE (Rod McKuen), CALIFORNIA SUITE (Claude Bolling) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE UNDERCOVER MAN (George Duning), SO DARK THE NIGHT (Hugo Friedhofer) [Cinematheque: Egyptian}

April 19
THE BIG LEBOWSKI (Carter Burwell) [Nuart]
FIRE, EARTH (A.R. Rahman) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE MONSTER SQUAD (Bruce Broughton) [Silent Movie Theater]
NATIVE SON (John Ehlert), NO WAY OUT (Alfred Newman) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
RUBIN AND ED (Fred Myrow) [Silent Movie Theater]
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (Nigel Godrich) [New Beverly]
THE TENANT (Philippe Sarde), CARNAGE (Alexandre Desplat) [New Beverly]

April 20
LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
MAN IN THE DARK, INFERNO (Paul Sawtell) [Cinematheque: Aero]
RIO, 100 DEGREES (Radames Gnatalli) [UCLA]
SCREAM (Marco Beltrami) [New Beverly]
THE TENANT (Philippe Sarde), CARNAGE (Alexandre Desplat) [New Beverly]

April 21
THE GOLD RUSH (Charles Chaplin), THE KID [New Beverly]
ROAD HOUSE (Cyril Mockridge)[Cinematheque: Egyptian]
WATER (Mychael Danna), BOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD (Sandeep Chowta) [Cinematheque: Aero]

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Garvarentz is one of a handful of composers, like Patrick Williams and Fred Karlin, who still has more soundtracks released on LP than on CD)

Stanley Myers and Kenyon Hopkins and Frank Skinner are in that "handful", too.

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