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 Posted:   Jun 18, 2022 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

CD releases from the big studios are beyond random now.
Sometimes they follow a bit later, or maybe Japan will issue one.
Or it joins the growing list that are digital only, with a vinyl or cassette release soon to come.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2022 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

The score is fine but I find it's another of Giacchino's efforts that I'll just take the suite from and probably nothing else.

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2022 - 10:34 AM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

I think the score needs more Randy Newman. He’s got some pretty good tunes for STAR WARS so clearly he can handle space movies:

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2022 - 12:09 PM   
 By:   TM   (Member)

CD releases from the big studios are beyond random now.
Sometimes they follow a bit later, or maybe Japan will issue one.
Or it joins the growing list that are digital only, with a vinyl or cassette release soon to come.


We were all so incredibly spoiled that Cds for music almost nobody listened to were produced to amazingly high standards as a form of esoteric promotion for the films. Still incredibly lucky that they want to pay to master the music for listening purposes at all!

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2022 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   Hitch22   (Member)

We were all so incredibly spoiled that Cds for music almost nobody listened to were produced to amazingly high standards as a form of esoteric promotion for the films. Still incredibly lucky that they want to pay to master the music for listening purposes at all!


I agree, we need to be grateful that labels like Intrada buy the rights of older scores and fund them through Kickstart campaigns to be able to remaster or re-record. You really feel the passion that went into these projects. However, Lightyear is a new picture, so I assume mastering is already done (for the most part). The master tapes are there. If Intrada obtains the rights, it’s only a matter of pressing, no hiss or noises that need to be mastered out of older material.

And you’re right: Film music doesn’t generate as much sales as pop, Hip-Hop or rock, for example. But it’s not a break-even business either. So yes, I’m very grateful when older titles get a professional mastering treatment, but not so much when it comes to new music. The Lightyear soundtrack should simply be released by the Disney label themselves. I’m sick of their randomness when it comes down to physical releases: Soul (yes), Raya (no), Cruella (only songs), Luca (no), Turning Red (yes), Encanto (only songs), Jungle Cruise (no), Turning Red (yes), Lightyear (no).

It’s very frustrating as a collector that you can never fulling complete your collection, because Disney skips so many physical releases.

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2022 - 8:31 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

Another score I wish was on CD!

I try to be selective but downloads only, sucks!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2022 - 2:27 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

"Encanto (only songs)"
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Disney did release two different CD versions of this (well, they did in Europe, at least).
There was a Deluxe Edition which included the Franco score as well.

It came in a digi-pak though...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Encanto-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B09GYH5WK6/ref=sr_1_2?crid=Z48W6BB5XWIY&keywords=encanto+soundtrack+cd&qid=1655720200&s=music&sprefix=encanto%2Cpopular%2C238&sr=1-2

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2022 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   MattyT   (Member)

That MadTV Randy Newman parody never gets old. Brilliant. ("Space is the place for Star Wars")

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2022 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   Hitch22   (Member)

"Encanto (only songs)"
----------------
Disney did release two different CD versions of this (well, they did in Europe, at least).
There was a Deluxe Edition which included the Franco score as well.

It came in a digi-pak though...


You’re right. My bad. smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2022 - 8:37 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Physical edition available tomorrow exclusively at mondoshop.com



https://gizmodo.com/lightyear-michael-giacchino-score-music-pixar-vinyl-mon-1849084510

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2022 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   TM   (Member)

For anyone who has seen the movie: what's going on for the back to the future reference in track 25, and who played principal trumpet? SO many difficult, beautiful trumpet solos in this!

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2022 - 9:18 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Boy, I found this film to be a complete misfire, a depressing exercise in brand extension that never found a reason to exist. The story is more sad than exciting, the settings desolate, and it's never funny. This is the movie that Andy loved so much in 1995?

Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story movies is a great character because he's a mass-market plastic toy with delusions of grandeur. This is BLINO, a character who resembles the character I love but without what makes him him.

For me, the score might as well be library music. There is nothing distinctive, no personality I could find, just "here is a movie and its music!" (I am not generally a Giacchino fan, but I do love The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and Inside Out, so I was optimistic about this one.)

Obviously, if you love this one, great. For me, it was as stock and joyless as a store-brand Oreo.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2022 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   John Mullin   (Member)

Boy, I found this film to be a complete misfire, a depressing exercise in brand extension that never found a reason to exist. The story is more sad than exciting, the settings desolate, and it's never funny. This is the movie that Andy loved so much in 1995?

I saw the movie today, and I think Schiffy has it 100% right.

All the Buzz Lightyear of Star Command stuff was delightful because it was such a corny grade-c knock off of sci-fi franchises that we actually know. Who wanted to see a gritty, boring version of THAT with all the hilariously crass product placement removed?

This film felt like the Alex Kurtzman version of Star Trek... all grit and muscle, and very little wit or charm.

Congratulations to Giacchino, though, for completing his 50th film score of 2022.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2022 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I found the film totally enjoyable, a departure from the bright color, upbeat animation we usually see.
The treatment of this like a live action pic works perfectly well and the detail in the production design is really top notch, we see mechanical workings and buttons and the physical space unlike most stuff out there. And the animation is really top end as well. You can see the characters hair moving slightly out doors, and all kinds of atmosphere effects. I think if you go in to this film entirely forgetting Toy Story it is really quite good. And the somewhat more serious angle of the story is pretty unusual for an animated pic. And yes, the music works pretty well here.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2022 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Physical edition available tomorrow exclusively at mondoshop.com



https://gizmodo.com/lightyear-michael-giacchino-score-music-pixar-vinyl-mon-1849084510


Nice cover. I love the illustrated look. Reminds me of those Little Golden Books covers. I think they did the same thing for UP!.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2022 - 8:13 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I found the film totally enjoyable, a departure from the bright color, upbeat animation we usually see.
The treatment of this like a live action pic works perfectly well and the detail in the production design is really top notch, we see mechanical workings and buttons and the physical space unlike most stuff out there. And the animation is really top end as well. You can see the characters hair moving slightly out doors, and all kinds of atmosphere effects. I think if you go in to this film entirely forgetting Toy Story it is really quite good. And the somewhat more serious angle of the story is pretty unusual for an animated pic. And yes, the music works pretty well here.


I wasn't expecting your take on this Ado. I was avoiding this as it seemed to dark and dreary. I'm sure the animation is amazing though. I'll have to check this out.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2022 - 5:09 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I found the film totally enjoyable, a departure from the bright color, upbeat animation we usually see.
The treatment of this like a live action pic works perfectly well and the detail in the production design is really top notch, we see mechanical workings and buttons and the physical space unlike most stuff out there. And the animation is really top end as well. You can see the characters hair moving slightly out doors, and all kinds of atmosphere effects. I think if you go in to this film entirely forgetting Toy Story it is really quite good. And the somewhat more serious angle of the story is pretty unusual for an animated pic. And yes, the music works pretty well here.


I wasn't expecting your take on this Ado. I was avoiding this as it seemed to dark and dreary. I'm sure the animation is amazing though. I'll have to check this out.


Yeah, give it a shot. I think a lot of the viewer issues with this film is expecting Toy Story in space, is certainly is not anything like that. It is a darker tone, but it ends up quite well I feel.

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2022 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   Jeyl   (Member)

I was ready to give this film a shot, until it opened with this.


In 1995, a boy named Andy got a Buzz Lightyear toy for his birthday.

It was from his favorite movie.

This is that movie.


I'm supposed to look at this film as 'The Andy Experience'? The film he actually watched that made him a Buzz Lightyear fan? I'm sorry, but I don't believe in that at all.

Nothing about this film seems to respect any bit of Buzz Lightyear's lore that we got from the Toy Story movies, let alone be a film that would fit in naturally with the Toy Story universe. Why is Zurg not an emperor? Why is 'Star Command' now just some crashed colony full of uninteresting people? If the toy of Buzz Lightyear can recall several story moments from his fictional counterpart, why doesn't he remember ANYTHING from this movie? His catchphrase, Socks, the colony being disconnected from Earth, the world destroying machine developed by Emperor Zurg etc. It so desperately wants me to believe this is the film that set-up Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story movies, but it doesn't work.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2022 - 2:21 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I watched this last night and found it to be a misfire...but not one without certain merits.
First off...the good stuff...the photo-realistic animation is fantastic.
It's one of the best rendered/looking animated films I've seen in quite some time.
The main theme is brassy and spacey and serves its purpose well (although I found the score, on the whole, a bit flat and formulaic).
Where the film failed for me was the overall gloom and depression that permeated the story and events.
It felt like such a downer.
The whole story is coated in failure and regret, even by films' end.
And I didn't find any of the characters very engaging or likeable, with the sidekicks being especially annoying to me.
Even the boys (nearly 6 & nearly 7) got a bit bored during it and said they liked the new MINIONS and DC SUPER PETS way better.
I can see why it tanked.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2022 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I really do not get that bit about failure, at all. Mistakes are made in the film, which is a big leap forward for animated characters, they deal with the consequences. It does not seem like doom and gloom to me, at all. The minions picture is subpar stuff, I am sure it works for 5 year olds, but it is a stretch to call it entertaining for anyone older than that. There is no adventure in the Minions pic, no mystery, no drama. And actually by the end of Lightyear there is no regret at all, I did not a find a note of it whatsoever, did you watch it till the end of the film?

 
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