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 Posted:   Feb 11, 2019 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

On my first night in Budapest for the Rozsa centennial in 2007, I flipped on the TV and encountered THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS. (This was sheer coincidence; Rozsa was surprisingly little known in his native city.) There was music for an originally unscored stand-off near the end. And what music! It was the scourging scene from KING OF KINGS. I had to suspect a jet-lag-induced hallucination, but I'm quite certain it was real. So, yes, I can believe all the horror stories about Euro-dubbing practices! At least they substituted the right composer.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2019 - 8:05 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


Finder 4545, thanks for the very interesting post.

A CD with Rozsa's SAHARA / BLOOD ON THE SUN would be fantastic. One can always hope .......

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2019 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Finder 4545, thanks for the very interesting post.

A CD with Rozsa's SAHARA / BLOOD ON THE SUN would be fantastic. One can always hope .......


I don't think any label recording a Rozsa score is taking a big financial risk. His popularity is up there with Goldsmith and Williams. Record it and they will come.

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2019 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

I don't think its been mentioned that BLOOD ON THE SUN HD is on YouTube for free.

For those who have never seen the film,thanks for pointing that out PFK. It's the public domain print,but it will do.




YouTube says it's "HD" but I doubt that. Looks pretty good though, I hadn't seen it in years. Now if YouTube would only post a "HD" recording of the score ....... smile


The video can be HD even though the film print used might be a dupe. The BLOOD ON THE SUN HD transfer (Wartime youtube channel) is from a 16mm original print. The film's original elements were owned by Richard Feiner & Co. (from whom Craig and I licensed the Warners United States Pictures scores). Dick passed away a couple of years ago and his archive is in a total mess. Gosh only knows if the William Cagney Production titles are preserved in 35mm. He gave me 16mm original prints of everything he controlled including BLOOD ON THE SUN.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2019 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

I don't think its been mentioned that BLOOD ON THE SUN HD is on YouTube for free.

For those who have never seen the film,thanks for pointing that out PFK. It's the public domain print,but it will do.




YouTube says it's "HD" but I doubt that. Looks pretty good though, I hadn't seen it in years. Now if YouTube would only post a "HD" recording of the score ....... smile


The video can be HD even though the film print used might be a dupe. The BLOOD ON THE SUN HD transfer (Wartime youtube channel) is from a 16mm original print. The film's original elements were owned by Richard Feiner & Co. (from whom Craig and I licensed the Warners United States Pictures scores). Dick passed away a couple of years ago and his archive is in a total mess. Gosh only knows if the William Cagney Production titles are preserved in 35mm. He gave me 16mm original prints of everything he controlled including BLOOD ON THE SUN.


I am happy to say that I have BLOOD ON THE SUN from a print as good as what Republic Pictures Home Video released in the 1980's. I am quite confident it wasn't a public domain print. Ray, please correct me if I am wrong.

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2019 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

Nope, it wasn't PD. Republic licensed the Feiner library. They also released MY GIRL TISA, DISTANT DRUMS, JOHNNY COME LATELY, etc.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2019 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Nope, it wasn't PD. Republic licensed the Feiner library. They also released MY GIRL TISA, DISTANT DRUMS, JOHNNY COME LATELY, etc.[/endquote

Thanks for your reply. Now if it were somehow possible to get a better sounding CD of Miklos Rozsa's score.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2019 - 7:58 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Finder 4545, thanks for the very interesting post.

A CD with Rozsa's SAHARA / BLOOD ON THE SUN would be fantastic. One can always hope .......


I don't think any label recording a Rozsa score is taking a big financial risk. His popularity is up there with Goldsmith and Williams. Record it and they will come.




I agree Cody. Since the 70's Herrmann has been the Golden Age composer to cross-over to younger fans. But in the last 10 or 15 years Rozsa has crossed-over to younger fans too. There is hope!

 
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