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 Posted:   Apr 13, 2017 - 2:14 PM   
 By:   JWSparrow67   (Member)

MV

Really glad to see your contemplating this Superman TAS box set. I would definitely love to see this. (Like the preorder idea)

I am surprised that your not co-mingling Superman and Bat man music like they did on the show itself.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2017 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)


I am surprised that your not co-mingling Superman and Bat man music like they did on the show itself.


That actually might not be a bad idea, especially with the crossover episodes between the two. I wonder if four disc sets with roughly two Batman-focused and two Superman-focused might get more buyers than the Superman ones on their own.

In any case, as MV probably already knows: I will buy every note of Batman/Superman TAS's magnificent orchestral scoring. If an expensive 7 CD box set is the way Superman is most feasible, I'll bite. If they come in combined sets, I'll bite. And if they come in 2 or 3 or 4 CD sets, I'll bite. I just want it all because it's all so good. I think Batman Vol. 4 proved that even the "leftovers" are wonderful.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2017 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)


Rawhide. Wagon Train. Gunsmoke. Wild, Wild West.
I remember only three of those TV western series having very fine scores.


Which three?

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2017 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

That actually might not be a bad idea, especially with the crossover episodes between the two. I wonder if four disc sets with roughly two Batman-focused and two Superman-focused might get more buyers than the Superman ones on their own.

I imagine that would upset more people instead.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)


I imagine that would upset more people instead.


You could be right. I guess I thought there might be a sizeable number of people out there who love Batman TAS music but still like Superman TAS music. They might not be fanatic enough about Superman to buy a $60 4 disc set, but perhaps wouldn't mind getting some Superman with their Batman if it was presented that way.

But if there are a lot of people who love Batman TAS music but are either lukewarm on Superman TAS or actively dislike it (which would be very weird to me), then I suppose you'd have some resentment about having to get the one with the other.

But as the other poster pointed out, that's what they did with the show itself!

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2017 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

That actually might not be a bad idea, especially with the crossover episodes between the two. I wonder if four disc sets with roughly two Batman-focused and two Superman-focused might get more buyers than the Superman ones on their own.

I imagine that would upset more people instead.


My first thought, too. A clever idea, and I'd be all for more Bats and Supes in any form, but I can imagine the internet blowing up over this. Some people I'm sure just want to buy the Batman and wouldn't take kindly to one or two discs being taken up by Superman. Just look at the debacle of Varese's horror box. Sometimes it makes sense, like the Elfman Batman set or the Williams Jurassic Park set. But I think this might lie somewhere in between.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2017 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Just look at the debacle of Varese's horror box.



That reminds me. Does anyone with the Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde CD from that set want to sell it for $20?

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2017 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Some people I'm sure just want to buy the Batman and wouldn't take kindly to one or two discs being taken up by Superman.

Of course, any true Batman music completists would have already had to get LLL's Superman TAS release because of the crossover episodes...

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2017 - 8:41 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

Some people I'm sure just want to buy the Batman and wouldn't take kindly to one or two discs being taken up by Superman.

Of course, any true Batman music completists would have already had to get LLL's Superman TAS release because of the crossover episodes...

Yavar


True. However—and this also pertains to your point above about how they aired the show—"World's Finest" was released on DVD as part of the Superman set. As was that one episode "Knight Time," I think it was called, where Superman pretended to be Batman or vice versa. Other than those crossovers, all Batman and Superman episodes were packaged as their own sets. TNBA was even packaged separately from the rest of BTAS. Fans in general like things to be neatly and logically grouped.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2017 - 9:44 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Just look at the debacle of Varese's horror box.

It's funny how that's treated like a uniquely poor decision, when grouping unlike scores has been very common for years. I would have loved to get Elmer Bernstein's "It's a Dog's Life," but it was only available in the FSM Lassie set along with a bunch of scores I didn't care about, and some I did but were full of sound effects and some dialogue. Likewise, I bought FSM's MGM box for just three scores I liked (out of twenty!). These are just two examples. Sometimes, to get what you want, the only way it makes any economic sense is to swallow something you don't.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2017 - 10:21 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I would have loved to get Elmer Bernstein's "It's a Dog's Life," but it was only available in the FSM Lassie set


Thanks for reminding me. I'd forgotten there was a Bernstein included in that set. I don't think I've listened to it yet and I bought the set when it first came out! I'll give it a play over the weekend.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2017 - 10:27 PM   
 By:   Replicant006   (Member)

Just look at the debacle of Varese's horror box.

It's funny how that's treated like a uniquely poor decision, when grouping unlike scores has been very common for years. I would have loved to get Elmer Bernstein's "It's a Dog's Life," but it was only available in the FSM Lassie set along with a bunch of scores I didn't care about, and some I did but were full of sound effects and some dialogue. Likewise, I bought FSM's MGM box for just three scores I liked (out of twenty!). These are just two examples. Sometimes, to get what you want, the only way it makes any economic sense is to swallow something you don't.


Or, sometimes, do NOT swallow something you don't want.... wink

And wait for something a little more palatable to materialize down the road.

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2017 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I'd be hesitant to call something a "debacle" just because you don't like it. Apparently it has sold well for Varese.

At least the cost was reasonable for what you got, and it didn't include a weird zoetrope!

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2017 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

Hey MV,

Any chance you might release a MORTON STEVENS score or two?:-)

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2017 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I'd be hesitant to call something a "debacle" just because you don't like it.

This is correct, of course. But this being the internet, I think there are too few who feel that hesitation.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2017 - 1:41 AM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

I'd be hesitant to call something a "debacle" just because you don't like it. Apparently it has sold well for Varese.

At least the cost was reasonable for what you got, and it didn't include a weird zoetrope!


Probably not the best choice of words on my part, true. But I was referring specifically to the rather vocal response when the box was unveiled after two weeks of teasing, which I think is an appropriate example for the topic of "to mix titles or not to mix titles." But I also had had no idea the box had sold well. That can only be a good thing because that means there's a healthy market for horror.

And speak for yourself re: collecting weird zoetropes! wink

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2017 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

Hey MV,

Any chance you might release a MORTON STEVENS score or two?:-)


I certainly wouldn't object to releasing any.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2017 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   Movieman5   (Member)

Saw this thread retreat to the 4th page

MV,

How did working on the Matrix sequels come about and how long did they take from when you got the ok to when they were finished?

Thanks for any info.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2017 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Hey MV,

Any chance you might release a MORTON STEVENS score or two?:-)


I certainly wouldn't object to releasing any.



 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2017 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

Saw this thread retreat to the 4th page

MV,

How did working on the Matrix sequels come about and how long did they take from when you got the ok to when they were finished?

Thanks for any info.


Those were both phenomenal releases, by the way. Whatever amount of work, time, blood, tears went into those—worth it. They are both prized items in my collection.

 
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