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 Posted:   Oct 7, 2019 - 4:16 PM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

Ordered!!! Thanks Intrada!!!

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2019 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Ordered after listening to a few of the samples. Excited to dig in later.

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2019 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

This used to be someone's holiest of holy grails around here.
Can't remember who it was though.


Johnjohnson I think. Still about.


Yep, placed my order tonight.

Looking forward to the limited edition release in December.

https://secondsightfilms.co.uk/collections/limited-edition/products/the-amazing-mr-blunden-limited-edition

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2019 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   DS   (Member)

OMG! And I thought "Howard the Duck" and "Ghost Story" couldn't be topped for releases of the year. "The Amazing Mr. Blunden" is a *wonderful* Elmer Bernstein score - gorgeous, brilliant, and fascinating - and certainly a holy grail for me. Bravo Intrada!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Today I got THE AMAZING MR. BLUNDEN thanks to my magic carpet named Honda. This movie seems to be virtually unknown to American audiences. So who do we thank for this totally charming score besides of course Elmer Bernstein its composer. I think it is two groups coming together... THE Elmer Bernstein completists and our brothers and sisters across the pond in England who have experienced this film. The score is an elegant mixture of charm,gaiety and darkness. Mr. Bernstein highlights a potpourri of various instruments throughout the score. This was a buy because of the name Elmer Bernstein. I have no regrets ; in fact it is one of the best soundtrack purchases I have made this year.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

Ordered!!! Thanks Intrada!!!

Received my shipping notice for The Amazing Mr. Blunden today! I hope it doesn't take too long to cross the pond...to Ireland!

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Oh, the clips sound just wonderful, really takes me back to the 70's sound, when I started collecting contemporary scores. Movie is unknown to me, but intriguing, and on Amazon Prime, so not unknown for long.

Have to do a shout out to Intrada for adding this one to an existing order and thereby saving money on shipping - great customer service as usual. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

I've owned a region 2 DVD on The Amazing Mr. Blunden for around 15 years, so I'm familiar enough with it. Based on Elmer B.'s score in situ with visuals, I've ranked this title in my Bernstein Top 10.

Now ... finally ... there is a soundtrack album. And it was recorded by Richard Lewzey @ CTS in '72!

Why were we lead to believe that all the CTS master tapes were relegated into dustbins and landfills?

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

We weren't. We were told the tapes were thrown away, but composers were sent notes to come collect (which obviously didn't happen to a large degree). Some probably did, and them some were rescued by Tomilson.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2019 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Wow just wow. This didn't get my attention yesterday -- but it is one of my holy grails. I haven't seen the film in years and I had it on an ancient VHS tape copied from a cable showing in the way-back days. For some reason, I've always linked this in my affection with Rosenman's "Birch Interval". In any event, this will be mine when planets and budget orbits align properly.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2019 - 8:01 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Received mine today. Just finished listening for the second time and it's a treat. Terrific to hear Bernstein in this magical, Dickensian style. And even better for having excellent sound.
The first track is a bit of an oddity in terms of its performance (which gets a mention in the notes) and I think my preference in future will be to start the CD at Track 2. I'll also prune a couple of jolly, festive tracks that pop up and interrupt the mood of the dramatic and atmospheric goings on. Apart from that, top marks!

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2019 - 4:44 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Received my copy last night, along with Apollo 13 and La-La Land's Superman: The Movie. Great service from Intrada.

 
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