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 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Never saw the film or heard the music, but . . .

I've read the book, years ago, and it is a riveting read. Not a novel but a study of the voodoo and zombie culture of Haiti written by a Harvard anthropologist, if memory serves. Now THAT I would buy a Deluxe edition of.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Never saw the film or heard the music, but . . .

I've read the book, years ago, and it is a riveting read. Not a novel but a study of the voodoo and zombie culture of Haiti written by a Harvard anthropologist, if memory serves. Now THAT I would buy a Deluxe edition of.


Yeah....the film takes the general theme of that and ( pretty successfully IMHO) mixes in the supernatural horror elements. I read the book as well and loved it and when I saw the film, came away feeling for all its added in fantastic elements, it still felt like a pretty good adaption ... although going bat-shit crazy at the end!. The music just makes it all really work as well. Never been a great fan of Mr Fiedel’ scores but he knocked it outta the park on this one!

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 6:16 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

“Blanket of doom”

I love that apt description of the score. The movie is definitely worth checking out if you haven’t seen it. It admittedly gets a little over-the-top at the climax, but on the whole it’s very well done.
I love the opening titles and the procession scene. It also has some very convincing on-screen riots. It almost looks like something behind the scenes got a little out of control at one point.

Also the scene with the skeleton bride apparition and the snake is super creepy. That was terrifying the first time I saw it. Also the torture scene.

And any film with Paul Winfield is worth viewing in my books.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2021 - 8:23 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

... with a bonus selection of additional music by Nigerian drummer and recording artist Michael Babatunde Olatunji. Some of the Olatunji selections are heard in the film; others were part of a rejected score.

Does Justin Boggan know of this?

Would this be the first (only?) instance of music by a Nigerian getting rejected by filmmakers?

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2021 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Great release!

I saw the movie back then in theatres and bought the LP release. Such a great main theme.

By chance I got across Fiedel´s score for the thriller "BLINK" on iTunes - and it also really is very good.

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2021 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   BackToTheFutureFan   (Member)

I haven’t seen the film, but love the score. Of course, any Fiedel is an instant purchase. Can’t wait to listen to the expansion.

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2021 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

... with a bonus selection of additional music by Nigerian drummer and recording artist Michael Babatunde Olatunji. Some of the Olatunji selections are heard in the film; others were part of a rejected score.

Does Justin Boggan know of this?

Would this be the first (only?) instance of music by a Nigerian getting rejected by filmmakers?


Yeah, it's been on my site for years. He's actually the first victim on the film and it takes 2nd Place as the weirdest story on the site (the 1st Place winner involving multiple composers on a film, is still being researched...):

http://www.RejectedFilmScores.125mb.com/list.html

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2021 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Just finished disc 1. Wow - the sound quality on this thing is blindingly good - and it's a dream to have those missing cues!

One little niggle: the prominent credit on the back - I'm not sure "composed *and conducted* by Brad Fiedel" is quite right... is it?

Oh well, it wouldn't be The Serpent and the Rainbow without a misprint or two...

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2021 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Well this is odd. I ordered both titles but it looks like they’re shipping them out one at a time. Did anyone who ordered both titles receive them in separate shipments?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2021 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

Me too.

"Some of the items from order ______ have now been shipped"

Along Came A Spider

Graham

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2021 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

There might be some residual Naxos. Might have to turn Varese upside down and smack it a few times to get all the Naxos out.

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2021 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Ok thanks.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2021 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

There might be some residual Naxos. Might have to turn Varese upside down and smack it a few times to get all the Naxos out.

Their new manufacturing/shipping partner, although Varese doesn't appear on the site:
http://www.awesomedistro.com/our-stores/

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2021 - 11:36 PM   
 By:   MikeJ   (Member)

Did this sell out? I got a shipping confirmation and they filled everything except this one.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2021 - 12:48 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Maybe they're fixing the "conducted by" credit...

Oh no, it's Varese, what am I saying? :-)

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2021 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Did this sell out? I got a shipping confirmation and they filled everything except this one.


They’re shipping out mine separately also. I can’t figure this one out. I tried sending them an email but surprise surprise no response.

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2021 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)


They’re shipping out mine separately also. I can’t figure this one out. I tried sending them an email but surprise surprise no response.


I contacted them this morning, since my copy hasn't shipped yet - placed separate orders for this and Along Came A Spider (which arrives today), since the snafu with ordering Serpent was happening at the time. The response I received minutes ago: "So sorry for the delay here. I believe there was a production issue with the CD but I am looking into this for you!". Not sure what that may be - especially since others have received their copies. Will update once I hear back.

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2021 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   AnthonyOrecchio   (Member)

I just got this from Varese

"We are emailing to let you know that The Serpent And The Rainbow deluxe CD order has been delayed. A jewel case assembly issue was discovered as the product was being prepared for shipment. Our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused as we work to correct the mistake. The remainder of your order will be sent out immediately in the interim. As always, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number as soon as each part of your order goes out. We anticipate Serpent CDs will be sent in a couple of weeks."

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2021 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Interesting. Well that explains it.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2021 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I just got this from Varese

Actually the email is from someone at Awesome Merchandise, with "Varese" at the end of the message.

 
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