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Intrada has released two 2-disc set soundtracks this week, one a hugely expanded re-release of a popular '90s action-adventure score, and the other an unlimited re-release of a thrilling, previously out-of-print score by a film music master.

1994's CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER was the third film based on Tom Clancy's hugely popular techno-thrillers about CIA analyst Jack Ryan, and the second to team up Harrison Ford, director Philip Noyce and composer James Horner, following 1992's Patriot Games. While Horner's first Jack Ryan score was a somber, Irish-tinged effort, he went in a different direction for his second (and to date, final) Ryan entry, with exciting, full-blooded action cues and a stirring main theme. The original Milan CD featured a healthy 50 minutes of the score, but the Intrada Danger features the full 88 minute score spread out over two discs, plus three alternate cues.

INCHON, though largely forgotten today, is one of the most notorious flops in film history, a Korea-set World War II epic directed by Terence Young (From Russia with Love, Wait Until Dark), financed by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, and featuring an all-star cast led by Laurence Olivier (!) as General Douglas MacArthur. When the film was finally and briefly released, in September 1982, it's original title (Oh, Inchon) had been shortened, some of its supporting cast had been cut out completely, including David Janssen and Rex Reed (!!), and the first composer announced for the project, John Williams, had wisely left the premises, to be replaced by his peer and equal, Jerry Goldsmith. Goldsmith's score was a full-bodied symphonic effort with a variety of memorable themes as well as its share of his typically exciting, Asian-styled orchestrations. The new Intrada set is a straight, unlimited re-release of their most recent edition, a rapid sellout, featuring both the complete score and the original LP sequencing (I'm probably one of the few people who saw Inchon in the theater, and it was seeing it for the first time and The Secret of NIMH for the second time in the same weekend that convinced me that Goldsmith was indeed my favorite composer).


On July 23, Varese Sarabande will release the score to director Roland Emmerich's latest effects-laden action spectacle WHITE HOUSE DOWN, with Channing Tatum as a would-be Secret Service agent who finds himself the only one who can save President Jamie Foxx when terrorists take over the White House -- presumably different terrorists from the ones who menaced Secret Service agent Gerard Butler and President Aaron Eckhart in the recent Olympus Has Fallen. The film's score was composed by Emmerich's go-to guy, Harald Kloser, who, as with the director's 2012 and 10,000 B.C., not only provided the music but was also one of the film's producers -- let's hope he didn't force himself to copy the temp track. (Those of us who were betting that the score for this Sony release would end up as a Madison Gate CD-R should take this as a reminder that gambling is a sin.)

On the same day, the label will release a CD of the original LP tracks from director Taylor Hackford's first feature, 1980's THE IDOLMAKER, inspired by the life of rock promoter Bob Marcucci, with Ray Sharkey in the lead and Paul Land and Peter Gallagher as pop singers based on Frankie Avalon and Fabian. The CD features the original songs written for the film by Jeff Barry, including a few instrumental versions.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

After Earth
- James Newton Howard - Sony
Black Widow/The Star Chamber/The Driver - Michael Small - Kritzerland
Blood - Daniel Pemberton - ScreanWorks/MovieScore Media
Clear and Present Danger - James Horner - Intrada Special Edition
Hammer of the Gods - Benjamin Wallfisch - MovieScore Media
Inchon
- Jerry Goldsmith - Intrada Special Edition
The Last Exorcism Part II - Michael Wandmacher - ScreamWorks/MovieScore Media
The Last Stand - Mowg - Red River
The Last of Us - Gustavo Santaolalla - Sony
Longmire - David Shepard - Watertower [CD-R]
Man of Steel
 - Hans Zimmer - Watertower
Man of Steel: Deluxe Edition
 - Hans Zimmer - Watertower
Metsan Tarina - Panu Aaltio - MovieScore Media
Stuck in Love
 - Mike Mogis & Nathaniel Walcott, songs - Varese Sarabande
Warm Bodies
 - Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders - Red River


IN THEATERS TODAY

Berberian Sound Studio - Broadcast - Score CD on Redeye
The Bling Ring - Brian Reitzell, Daniel Lopatin - Song CD on Def Jam featuring one score suite
The Guillotines - Kwong Wing Chan
Hatchet III - Scott Glasgow
Man of Steel - Hans Zimmer - Score CDs on Watertower
Pandora's Promise - Gary Lionelli
The Rambler - Heather McIntosh, Scott Honea, Jed Maheu
This Is the End - Henry Jackman - Song CD on RCA
20 Feet from Stardom - Song CD due June 18 on Columbia


COMING SOON

June 18
Charmed - J. Peter Robinson - La-La Land
Despicable Me 2 - Pharrell Williams, Heitor Pereira - Back Lot
Into the West - Geoff Zanelli - La-La Land
Monsters University
 - Randy Newman - Disney
World War Z
 - Marco Beltrami - Warner Bros.
June 25
Fringe: Season 5
 - Chris Tilton - Varese Sarabande
July 2
The Vikings - Trevor Morris - Sony (import)
July 9
Byzantium - Javier Navarrete - Silva (import)
Copperhead 
- Laurent Eyquem - Varese Sarabande
Game of Thrones: Season Three - Ramin Djawadi - Watertower
Pacific Rim - Ramin Djawadi - Watertower
July 16
The Conjuring - Joseph Bishara - La-La Land
The Legend of Korra - Jeremy Zuckerman - Nickolodeon/Sony
Only God Forgives - Cliff Martinez - Milan
Turbo - Henry Jackman, songs - Relativity Media
Young Justice - various - La-La Land
July 23
The Hangover Trilogy 
- Christophe Beck - Varese Sarabande
The Lone Ranger - Hans Zimmer - Intrada/Disney
Romeo and Juliet - James Horner - Sony (import)
White House Down - Harald Kloser - Varese Sarabande
The Wolverine - Marco Beltrami - Sony
July 30
Caprica (the series) - Bear McCreary - La-La Land
Date Unknown
The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders
 - John Addison - Quartet
Arthur of the Britons
 - Elmer Bernstein, Paul Lewis - Silva
Canadian Bacon
 - Elmer Bernstein, Peter Bernstein - Quartet
Elephant Walk/Botany Bay/Stalag 17: Franz Waxman at Paramount
 - Franz Waxman - Kritzerland
I, the Jury - Bill Conti - La-La Land
The X-Files, Vol. 2 - Mark Snow - La-La Land
Wyatt Earp - James Newton Howard - La-La Land


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

June 14 - Stanley Black born (1913)
June 14 - Cy Coleman born (1929)
June 14 - Marcus Miller born (1959)
June 14 - Doug Timm born (1960)
June 14 - John Williams begins recording his replacement score for The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973)
June 14 - David Newman records his score for Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
June 14 - Henry Mancini died (1994)
June 15 - Robert Russell Bennett born (1894)
June 15 - Harry Nilsson born (1941)
June 15 - Meredith Willson died (1984)
June 15 - Manos Hadjidakis died (1994)
June 16 - Fred Karlin born (1936)
June 16 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his additional music for Beau Brummell (1954)
June 16 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Justine (1969)
June 17 - Jerry Fielding born (1922)
June 17 - Martin Boettcher born (1927)
June 17 - Dominic Frontiere born (1931)
June 17 - Barry Manilow born (1943)
June 17 - George S. Clinton born (1947)
June 17 - Alfred Newman begins recording his score to How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
June 17 - Paul Giovanni died (1990)
June 18 - Paul McCartney born (1942)
June 18 - Bernard Herrmann begins recording his score to Blue Denim (1959)
June 18 - Frederick Hollander died (1976)
June 19 - Johnny Douglas born (1920)
June 19 - Bruce Broughton records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Mr. Magic" (1985)
June 20 - Jeff Beal born (1963)
June 20 - Fred Karlin begins recording his score to Westworld (1973)
June 20 - Chinatown released in theaters (1974)


DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - Joss Whedon

"It was shot on digital video processed into black-and-white (by cinematographer Jay Hunter), and Whedon himself co-edited the film and composed the jaunty, sultry musical score, as well as writing and directing. (The dialogue and vocabulary are all Shakespeare’s, but Whedon readjusts here and there and doesn’t use every line of the original.)"


Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com

"Literally homegrown, since the film was shot -- by Jay Hunter, in handsome black-and-white -- over the course of 12 days in Mr. Whedon's house in Santa Monica, and performed mainly by actors he had worked with on his television shows, as well as on last year's megablockbuster 'The Avengers.' The trappings, along with the costumes, are entirely contemporary. The lovely music, composed by the filmmaker, includes a delicately jazzy setting of 'Sigh No More.'"

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

THE PURGE - Nathan Whitehead

"The problem with [writer-director James] DeMonaco's story is that there are few surprises. He does a good job of building tension -- especially with music that sounds like the last moans of a dying man -- but the plot twists are obvious and that eliminates any pure shock value."

Rick Bentley, Fresno Bee

RAPTURE-PALOOZA - Joachim Horsley

"Along the way, there are a few good, R-rated laughs, thanks largely to a cast that makes the most of the material at hand. Still, the gleefully lewd 'Rapture-Palooza' -- accented, somewhat weirdly, by a quirky-TV-drama score -- ends up being more amusing than outright hilarious."

Mike Scott, New Orleans Times-Picayune


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.

June 14
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (Wendy Carlos) [LACMA]
HEAVENLY BODIES [Silent Movie Theater]
NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION (Ralph Burns) [AMPAS]
OUT OF THE PAST (Roy Webb), CROSSFIRE (Roy Webb) [New Beverly]
PRIVILEGE (Mike Leander) [LACMA]
RICHARD PRYOR LIVE IN CONCERT, RICHARD PRYOR: LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP (Harry R. Betts) [Cinematheque: Aero]
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (Nigel Godrich) [New Beverly]
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (Lennie Hayton) [Silent Movie Theater]
SPICE WORLD (Paul Hardcastle) [Nuart]
YOUNG AND INNNOCENT [Silent Movie Theater]

June 15
EARTHQUAKE (John Williams) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (Francis Seyrig), MURIEL (Hans Werner Henze) [Cinematheque: Aero]
OUT OF THE PAST (Roy Webb), CROSSFIRE (Roy Webb) [New Beverly]
PETER PAN (Oliver Wallace) [AMPAS]
THE SCALPHUNTERS (Elmer Bernstein), CASTLE KEEP (Michel Legrand) [UCLA]
WEIRD SCIENCE (Ira Newborn) [New Beverly]

June 16
BIG JAKE (Elmer Bernstein), RIO GRANDE (Victor Young) [Cinematheque: Aero]
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (John Williams), GOLDFINGER (John Barry) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE KID [Silent Movie Theater]
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Elmer Bernstein), GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT (Alfred Newman) [New Beverly]

June 17
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Elmer Bernstein), GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT (Alfred Newman) [New Beverly]

June 18
BLACKMAIL [AMPAS]
DUCK SOUP, HORSE FEATHERS [LACMA]
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Elmer Bernstein), GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT (Alfred Newman) [New Beverly]

June 19
THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE [Silent Movie Theater]
DIAL M FOR MURDER in 3D (Dimitri Tiomkin) [AMPAS]
SPEAKING PARTS (Mychael Danna), FAMILY VIEWING (Mychael Danna) [New Beverly]

June 20
DAZED AND CONFUSED, STAND BY ME (Jack Nitzsche) [Cinematheque: Aero]
ENTER THE DRAGON (Lalo Schifrin) [Silent Movie Theater]
SPEAKING PARTS (Mychael Danna), FAMILY VIEWING (Mychael Danna) [New Beverly]
VERTIGO (Bernard Herrmann) [AMPAS]

June 21
EVENT HORIZON (Michael Kamen, Orbital) [Silent Movie Theater]
HOUR OF THE WOLF (Lars Johan Werele) [LACMA]
L.A STORY (Peter Melnick) [AMPAS]
NIGHT AND FOG (Hanns Eisler), MON ONCLE D’AMERIQUE (Arie Dzerlatka) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE SHINING (Wendy Carlos, Rachel Elkind) [LACMA]
SMOKE (Rachel Portman), BLUE IN THE FACE (John Lurie) [New Beverly]
WILLOW (James Horner) [Nuart]
THE WRONG MAN (Bernard Herrmann) [Silent Movie Theater]

June 22
ANGEL (Craig Safan), VICE SQUAD (Keith Rubinstein), SAVAGE STREETS (Michael Lloyd, John D'Andrea) [Silent Movie Theater]
BARRY LYNDON (Leonard Rosenman) [LACMA]
BEETLEJUICE (Danny Elfman) [AMPAS]
FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (Aflred Newman) [Silent Movie Theater]
LOLA MONTES (Georges Auric) [LACMA]
SHOWGIRLS (David Stewart) [New Beverly]
SMOKE (Rachel Portman), BLUE IN THE FACE (John Lurie) [New Beverly]

June 23
MENAGE (Serge Gainsbourg) [Silent Movie Theater]
THIS IS SPINAL TAP (Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer), WAITING FOR GUFFMAN (Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, C.J. Vanston) [New Beverly]
THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY (Bernard Herrmann) [Silent Movie Theater]
ULZANA'S RAID (Frank DeVol) [UCLA]

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Oops. Never mind. Misread the article.

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Count me among the few who saw INCHON in the theaters. One of my Catholic grade school buddies and I saw it at the three screen West Plaza Cinemas in Aurora, IL.

I too remember loving the music (having gotten hooked on film scores very young when my older brothers and sisters went through a few copies of the JAWS & STAR WARS LPs).

Interesting release of THE IDOLMAKER LP from Varese. It was originally on A&M Records. I saw the film a few years ago, and the songs, while not all precisely in the period of the 1950s (some late 1970s disco beats sneak in there), are engaging enough to want to hear outside of the film.

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