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 Posted:   May 27, 2021 - 2:28 AM   
 By:   drsyn71   (Member)

I'd really love to see a soundtrack release to Maniac Cop 3 by the late, great Joel Goldsmith. One of his more obscure titles, but a good one. The Maniac Cop movie trilogy has quite a cult following. The soundtracks to the first two Maniac Cop movies by Jay Chattaway were released on vinyl and Maniac Cop 2 had a CD release as well. I would love to have SOMETHING from Maniac Cop 3. At the very least, maybe just a digital release. I'd buy it!

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2021 - 5:30 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Count me in for anything by Joel.

Maniac Cop 3 is a cracker!

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2021 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

Yes more Joel Goldsmith. This and several other scores by him deserves to be released such as Joshua Tree, The Man With Two Brains, Man`s Best Friend and Rattled among others.

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2021 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

Maniac Cop 3 is a cracker!

Vividly remember the scoring for the assault on the police station and then disappointed to learn there was no soundtrack release.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2021 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Funnily enough, Maniac Cop 2 and 3 have just literally been announced for 4K UHD:


https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Maniac-Cop-2-4K-Blu-ray/291867/

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Maniac-Cop-3-Badge-of-Silence-4K-Blu-ray/291856/

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2021 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   drsyn71   (Member)

Funnily enough, Maniac Cop 2 and 3 have just literally been announced for 4K UHD:


https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Maniac-Cop-2-4K-Blu-ray/291867/

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Maniac-Cop-3-Badge-of-Silence-4K-Blu-ray/291856/


Yeah, that's what got me thinking about it. I knew they'd been working on the 4K releases. I just thought it would be a perfect time to see some new Maniac Cop soundtrack releases to coincide with these new 4K releases. I contacted Blue Underground (director Bill Lustig's company) about such a thing, but they said they didn't have the soundtrack rights to 1 & 3. I know Bill doesn't have the video/blu-ray rights to release Maniac Cop 1, that's with Synapse Films. And as far as soundtrack rights, who knows?

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2021 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   drsyn71   (Member)

https://imgur.com/UEgKBdN

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2021 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

https://imgur.com/UEgKBdN

Yep, the original Maniac Cop came out on LP but it's a disappointingly short 25 minutes. The score isn't much longer than that but there are a few great cues missing.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2021 - 9:10 PM   
 By:   drsyn71   (Member)

Well, this crazy. I JUST found out that the MANAIC COP 1 soundtrack is being re-released on vinyl by Ship to Shore PhonoCo. in July:

https://shiptoshoremedia.com/products/maniac-cop?_pos=1&_sid=01ced1a2c&_ss=r

They also have for order right now a digital download of the album that includes both MP3 and WAV files:

https://shiptoshoremedia.com/products/maniac-cop-original-motion-picture-soundtrack-digital-album?_pos=2&_sid=01ced1a2c&_ss=r

I went ahead and bought the digital download as I already have the old vinyl. It's nice to have some clean WAV files as I had transferred the vinyl to digital years ago and it DID have a little crackle and pop.

Both the new vinyl and the digital download have the same tracks as the previous release. No unreleased cues. Bummer.

Ship to Shore has a Memorial Day sale with 30% off IN STOCK items. I was able to use this discount code on my digital download: MEMORIAL30

Cheers.

You have the right to remain silent... FOREVER

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2021 - 3:16 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Woooow fantastic - I'm in for those WAVs!

 
 Posted:   May 29, 2021 - 4:22 AM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

Great. I picked the digital album of part 1 which I didn't had (had only the CD of Part 2).
Also picked Basket Case 2 & 3 using the 30% discount.

Let's hope Joel Goldsmith's score for Part 3 is released.

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2021 - 5:01 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

The original Maniac Cop is easily my favourite Chattaway score - followed by Red Scorpion.

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2021 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Downloaded and listened to the digital MANIAC COP.

Converted to FLAC which, interestingly, registers as 24-bit.

Sound quality is basically the same as the LP, but without the pops and surface noise. So - better - but apparently not remastered in any way. And I'm not sure the source. It has less "pow" than my LP transfer, actually, but obviously none of the aforementioned clicks and noise.

 
 Posted:   May 29, 2021 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   David Kessler   (Member)

This, Watchers and Joshua Tree is in need of release instead of all things rereleasing

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2021 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

I downloaded a boot of MANIAC COP about ten years ago that's encoded at 160kbps and it sounds ludicrously better than that official release.

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2021 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I downloaded a boot of MANIAC COP about ten years ago that's encoded at 160kbps and it sounds ludicrously better than that official release.

I'm glad it's not just me. Having done a bit pf an A-B I'd rather listen to my clicky LP transfer at this point...

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2021 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   lars.blondeel   (Member)

And it's MONO !!!!

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2021 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   drsyn71   (Member)

And it's MONO !!!!

WHAT?! I hadn't listened to my download yet!

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2021 - 3:40 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

And it's MONO !!!!

Blimey - what a shambles. I just listened to Basket Case 3 and that sounds pretty bad too (though I don't have another source ro compare that against)

Who are these people?!

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2021 - 3:56 PM   
 By:   drsyn71   (Member)

And it's MONO !!!!

Blimey - what a shambles. I just listened to Basket Case 3 and that sounds pretty bad too (though I don't have another source ro compare that against)

Who are these people?!


Yeah, truly sad. It makes me wonder if they're using these mono files as the source for their upcoming vinyl pressing of MANIAC COP. I've requested a refund from them. I don't know if they will oblige, but I paid through PayPal, so I could always file a dispute as well. I'll wait before doing that to see what they do. I know it was only $6.30 with the discount code, but that's $6.30 I could have put towards something ACTUALLY USEFULL! I suggest everybody else request a refund too. Send them a clear message that crappy work will NOT go unnoticed.

 
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