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The latest soundtrack from Intrada is the first commercial score CD release of James Horner's emotional score for the 2008 Holocaust-themed tearjerker THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS, starring Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, and Asa Butterfield in his first lead role.


Varese Sarabande has just announced a limited edition (1500 units), three-disc set featuring Rachel Portman's music for the TV anthology series JIM HENSON'S THE STORYTELLER, which aired from 1987 to 1991. 


The latest film music CD release from Kritzerland features the music of Oscar winner Johnny Mandel -- a re-release of his brief score for director Sidney Lumet's 1982 Best Picture nominee THE VERDICT, and expanded version of Mandel's unused score for the 1973 cop thriller THE SEVEN-UPS, and the first release of suites of his music for episodes of TV's long-running M*A*S*H.
 


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

The Age of Assassins
 - Masaru Sato - Cinema-Kan (import)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
- James Horner - Intrada Special Collection
Flic Story/Doucement Les Basses
 - Claude Bolling - Music Box
God of War - Bear McCreary - Sony (import)
Into the Badlands
 - David Shephard - Varese Sarabande
Mary Magdalene - Hildur Guonadottir, Johann Johannsson - Milan (import) 
Monkey Shines
 - David Shire - Music Box
Shetland 
- John Lunn - Silva (import)
Thriller vol. 2 (re-recording) 
- Jerry Goldsmith - Tadlow


IN THEATERS TODAY

4/20 Massacre - Angela Winter Defoe
Godard Mon Amour - no original score
The Heart of Nuba - Randy Miller
I Feel Pretty - Michael Andrews
In the Intense Now - Rodrigo Leao
Keep the Change - Amie Doherty
Kodachrome
- Agatha Kaspar - Score CD due May 4 on Varese Sarabande
Little Pink House - Scott McRae, Ryan Rapsys
Super Troopers 2 - Eagles of Death Metal - Soundtrack CD on Universal
Traffik - Geoff Zanelli
Wanderland - Sven Faulconer
Western - no original score


COMING SOON

April 27
Dr. Who: Series 9
 - Murray Gold - Silva
Jim Henson's The Storyteller - Rachel Portman - Varese Sarabande
Kings - Nick Cave, Warren Ellis - Milan
Stronger
- Michael Brook - Rambling (import)
Submergence
 - Fernando Velazquez - Varese Sarabande
May 4
Attack of the Clones (re-release) 
- John Williams - Disney
Bad Samaritan
 - Joseph LoDuca - Varese Sarabande
The Empire Strikes Back (re-release) 
- John Williams - Disney
Kodachrome
 - Agatha Kaspar - Varese Sarabande
The Phantom Menace (re-release)
 - John Williams - Disney
Return of the Jedi (re-release) 
- John Williams - Disney
Revenge of the Sith (re-release) 
- John Williams - Disney
Star Wars (re-release) 
- John Williams - Disney
Timeless
 - Robert Duncan - Varese Sarabande
May 11
Alias Grace - Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna - Lakeshore
Life of the Party
 - Fil Eisler - Varese Sarabande
New Captain Scarlet - Crispin Merrell - Network (import)
A Quiet Place - Marco Beltrami - Milan
May 18
Deadpool 2 - Tyler Bates - Sony (import)
On Chesil Beach - Dan Jones - Decca (import)
Rampage
- Andrew Lockington - Rambling (import)
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
- Patrick Doyle - Varese Sarabande
May 25
The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon
- Akira Ifukube - Cinema-Kan (import)
The Snake and the Silver-Haired Witch
- Shinsuke Kikuche - Cinema-Kan (import)
Solo: A Star Wars Story - John Powell - Disney
Star Trek: Discovery, Chapter 2 - Jeff Russo - Lakeshore
June 1 
Lost in Space - Christopher Lennertz - Lakeshore
June 8 
Hereditary - Colin Stetson - Milan
7 Days in Entebbe - Rodrigo Amarante - Lakeshore
June 15
Fahrenheit 451 - Matteo Zingales, Antony Partos - Milan
June 22
Under the Silver Lake - Disasterpeace - Milan
July 6
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot - Danny Elfman - Sony (import)
Date Unknown
Azul Y No Tan Rosa
 - Sergio De La Puente - Rosetta
Edie
 - Debbie Wiseman - Silva
Errementari
 - Pascal Gaigne - Quartet
Fatima: El Ultimo Misterio
 - Oscar Martin Leanizabarrutia - Rosetta
Jeepers Creepers 3 
- Andrew Morgan Smith - Quartet
The King's Choice
- Johan Soderqvist - Quartet
Las Leyes de la Termodinamica
- Fernando Velazquez - Quartet
Les Aventures de Spirou et Fantasio
 - Eric Neveux - Quartet
Loi Bao
 - Christopher Wong - Quartet
Mathilde
- Marco Beltrami - Quartet
Perfectos Desconocidos
- Victor Reyes - Quartet
Rain Man
 - Hans Zimmer - Notefornote
Seis Hermanas
 - Sergio Moure - Rosetta
The Verdict/The Seven-Ups/M*A*S*H [tv] - Johnny Mandel - Kritzerland
White Fang
- Bruno Coulais - Quartet


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

April 20 - Herschel Burke Gilbert born (1918)
April 20 - Andre Previn begins recording his score for The Sun Comes Up (1948)
April 20 - David Raksin begins recording his score for Kind Lady (1951)
April 20 - Miklos Rozsa records his score to Valley of the Kings (1954)
April 20 - Richard LaSalle records his score for The New Adventures of Wonder Woman episode “The Man Who Could Not Die” (1979)
April 20 - Bruce Broughton begins recording his score for The Monster Squad (1987)
April 20 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “The Die Is Cast” (1995)
April 20 - Johnny Douglas died (2003)
April 20 - Bebe Barron died (2008)
April 21 - Mundell Lowe born (1922)
April 21 - John McCabe born (1939)
April 21 - Steve Dorff born (1949)
April 21 - Franz Waxman begins recording his score to The Story of Ruth (1960)
April 21 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Wild Rovers (1971)
April 21 - Charles Fox begins recording his score for The New, Original Wonder Woman (1975)
April 21 - Eddie Sauter died (1981)
April 21 - Georges Delerue begins recording his unused score for Something Wicked This Way Comes (1982)
April 21 - David Bell records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Soldiers of the Empire” (1997)
April 21 - Velton Ray Bunch records his score for the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “The Council” (2004)
April 22 - Isao Tomita born (1932)
April 22 - Bride of Frankenstein released (1935)
April 22 - Jack Nitzsche born (1937)
April 22 - Lalo Schifrin begins recording the soundtrack to Kelly's Heroes (1970)
April 22 - Steven Price born (1977)
April 22 - Craig Safan records his score for the Remo Williams TV pilot (1987)
April 22 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Pen Pals” (1989)
April 22 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Emergence” (1994)
April 22 - Brian Tyler records his score for the Enterprise episode “Regeneration” (2003)
April 22 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Terra Prime” (2005)
April 23 - Sergei Prokofiev born (1891)
April 23 - Louis Barron born (1920)
April 23 - Patrick Williams born (1939)
April 23 - Alain Jomy born (1941)
April 23 - Jay Gruska born (1952)
April 23 - Andre Previn begins recording his score for The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)
April 23 - Kenji Kawai born (1957)
April 23 - Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson born (1958)
April 23 - Bernard Herrmann begins recording his North by Northwest score (1959)
April 23 - Christopher Komeda died (1969)
April 23 - Jonsi born (1975)
April 23 - Harold Arlen died (1986)
April 23 - Satyajit Ray died (1992)
April 23 - James Horner begins recording his score for House of Cards (1992)
April 23 - Robert Farnon died (2005)
April 24 - Barbra Streisand born (1942)
April 24 - Double Indemnity is released in theaters (1944)
April 24 - Hubert Bath died (1945)
April 24 - Dana Kaproff born (1954)
April 24 - Lennie Hayton died (1971)
April 24 - Georges Delerue records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "The Doll" (1986)
April 24 - Tristam Cary died (2008)
April 25 - Heinz Roemheld's score for Union Station is recorded (1950)
April 25 - Franz Waxman records his score for Stalag 17 (1952)
April 25 - David A. Hughes born (1960)
April 25 - John Williams begins recording his score for How to Steal a Million (1966)
April 25 - Georges Delerue records his score for L’Homme Qui Revient De Loin (1972)
April 25 - Alec Puro born (1975)
April 25 - Gary Hughes died (1978)
April 25 - Brian May died (1997)
April 26 - Francis Lai born (1932)
April 26 - Giorgio Moroder born (1940)
April 26 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for Green Fire (1954)
April 26 - Reinhardt Wagner born (1956)
April 26 - Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter record their score for Kronos (1957)
April 26 - John M. Keane born (1965)
April 26 - Jerry Fielding begins recording his score for Gray Lady Down (1977)
April 26 - Bruce Broughton begins recording his score The Blue and the Gray (1982)
April 26 - Bronislau Kaper died (1983)
April 26 - Alan Parker begins recording his score for Jaws 3D (1983)
April 26 - Barry Gray died (1984)
April 26 - Maurice Jarre begins recording his score for Distant Thunder (1988)
April 26 - Carmine Coppola died (1991)
April 26 - Dave Grusin begins recording his score for The Firm (1993)
April 26 - David Bell records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Tracking Into the Wind” (1999)

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

BEYOND THE GATES - Wojciech Golczewski
 
"Walking blind into 'Beyond The Gates,' with little knowledge of the film besides its poster featuring Barbara Crampton’s spooky visage hovering over a cartoon VHS tape, you might expect a self-consciously broad cotton-candy fantasy of a horror movie of the sort perfected by Stuart Gordon in the 1980s. And you will get that, eventually, underscored by a synthesizer soundtrack and lit in lurid shades of neon pink, purple, and blue. In between, though, you’ll also get estranged siblings, an abusive father, and some heavy talk about alcoholism."
 
Katie Rife, The Onion AV Club

"The cheesy grade-B horrors of the VHS era may have won little respect at the time, but they’re turning out to be the primary influences of a whole new generation of genre specialists for whom they were formative childhood viewing experiences. Jackson Stewart’s 'Beyond the Gates' is the latest indie feature to make explicit such debts, from its retro title graphic and Goblin-like score to the central conceit of an old board game whose players open the portal to Hell… or, well, some similar kinda bad place. Winner of the audience award in the Los Angeles Film Festival’s midnight section, this fun if unmemorable occult thriller sports -- all too faithfully at times -- both the typical pleasures and shortcomings of the movies it pays homage to. And like them, it’s likelier to reach its niche audience primarily on home formats rather than the big screen.Further fodder for diehard genre fans is provided by a cast almost entirely consisting of faces familiar from other B horrors, whether veteran star Crampton (a favorite since 1985’s 'Re-Animator'), next-generation regular Mercer ('Contracted' and its sequel), or Jesse Merlin, who has toiled in numerous campy stage and screen horror musicals, and here plays a suitably macabre curiosity-shop owner. (Many of them also appeared in first-time feature director Stewart’s prior shorts.) Pitch-perfect as exercises in nostalgic homage are Wojciech Golczewski’s musical score and Brian Sowell’s widescreen lensing, which pours on the lurid color lighting effects as things grow more supernatural."
 
Dennis Harvey, Variety

FRANK & LOLA - Danny Bensi, Saunrder Jurriaans
 
"The supporting cast of Emmanuelle Devos and Rosanna Arquette, plus the film’s evocative aesthetics, also go a long way in keeping the viewer absorbed. DP Eric Koretz’s expressive neon-night cinematography lends 'Frank & Lola' its ghostly, sad tenor and superstar indie composers Daniel Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans (who have four Sundance film scores in the 2016 line-up include this one), underscore the melancholic movie with jazzy airs of regret, bittersweetness and longing."
 
Rodrigo Perez, IndieWire

KILL RATIO - Alexander Bornstein
 
"The events that follow give rise to a bunch of cheesy special effects, terrified female hotel guests in their underwear and heavily-accented heavies snarling threatening things like, 'Democracy will make cowards of you all!' as the bombastic score thunders on approvingly."
 
Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times

THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films, at the following L.A. movie theaters: AMPASAmerican Cinematheque: AeroAmerican Cinematheque: EgyptianArclightLACMALaemmleNew BeverlyNuart and UCLA.

April 20
THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (Don Peake, Graeme Revell), THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW (Brad Fiedel) [Cinematheque: Aero]
PITFALL (Louis Forbes), JEALOUSY (Hanns Eisler) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE TERMINATOR (Brad Fiedel) [Nuart]

April 21
BREATHLESS (Martial Solal), BAND OF OUTSIDERS (Michel Legrand) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE HOLY GIRL (Andres Gerszenzon) [UCLA]
THE PROWLER (Lyn Murray), M (Michel Michelet), THE BIG NIGHT (Lyn Murray) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

April 22
ACT OF VIOLENCE (Bronislau Kaper), NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES (Victor Young) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST (Alan Silvestri) [UCLA]
GRAND HOTEL [Cinematheque: Aero]

April 24
THE HAUNTING (Humphrey Searle) [LACMA]

April 25
ERIN BROCKOVICH (Thomas Newman), THE CHINA SYNDROME [Cinematheque: Aero]
I LOVE YOU, ALICE B. TOKLAS (Elmer Bernstein) [Laemmle Royal]

April 26
GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE [Cinematheque: Aero]
HEAD (Ken Thorne) [LACMA]
STARSHIP TROOPERS (Basil Poledouris) [Laemmle NoHo]

April 27
THE HITCH-HIKER (Leith Stevens), ON DANGEROUS GROUND (Bernard Herrmann) [UCLA]
SOCIETY (Phil Davies, Mark Ryder) [Nuart]
WEEKEND (Antoine Duhamel), VIVRA SA VIE (Michel Legrand) [Cinematheque: Aero]

April 28
THE DESCENT (David Julyan), MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (Tom Holkenborg), ALIENS (James Horner) [Cinematheque: Aero]

April 29
DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (Elmer Bernstein), ONE FALSE MOVE (Peter Haycock, Derek Holt, Terry Plumeri) [Cinematheque: Aero]
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