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 Posted:   Jul 31, 2021 - 9:33 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 6:02 AM   
 By:   agentMaestraX   (Member)



 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 6:22 AM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

”Wherever the red dot goes, you bang.”
Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (Music From The Motion Picture) - Harry Manfredini




The sixth installment of the Friday The 13th franchise, which introduced “Zombie Jason“, was released in theaters 35 years ago today. Friday The 13th Part VI was one of the few in the franchise my parents allowed me to watch unedited at a very young age. Part VI also might’ve been the first Friday The 13th movie I’ve ever seen, which is why I have a soft spot for it. With that said I still believe it’s one of the better Jason/Friday The 13th movies. The stakes were raised with actual children attending the camp for the first time in the franchise. Therefore the kids were in just as much danger as the teens and adults. Tom McLoughlin’s direction was also first rate. The movie has a great mix of humor, scares, and kills. I also enjoyed CJ Graham’s portrayal of Jason, which doesn’t seem to get enough credit, imo. Thom Matthews (the third actor to portray Tommy Jarvis) and the supporting cast, which also features a young Tony Goldwyn, were fine in their roles. The build up of the final showdown between Tommy and Jason was also exciting. Friday The 13th Part VI was also the peak of the Manfredini scores in the franchise. He was finally given a proper budget to use a big orchestra and it’s very much conveyed throughout the score.Making it the biggest and boldest the scores ever been in the franchise, imo.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 8:05 AM   
 By:   agentMaestraX   (Member)

I too wanna give this a spin also - one of my fav. entries in the franchise. Have the original 12" single of Alice Cooper's - (He's Back) The Man Behind The Mask to conclude this horror day tune!

CH-CH-CH....

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   judy the hutt   (Member)

Bridge of Spies Thomas Newman
beautiful score to a beautiful film

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

I too wanna give this a spin also - one of my fav. entries in the franchise. Have the original 12" single of Alice Cooper's - (He's Back) The Man Behind The Mask to conclude this horror day tune!
Yep. A couple of years ago I purchased that song from the iTunes store just to include it into my personal playlist of Part VI.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 5:40 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

"Popcorn, sir...?"



Disc #1, "Beware The Grey Ghost" (Carl Swander Johnson) and "The Cat & The Claw" parts 1 & 2 (Harvey R. Cohen, Wayne Coster, Shirley Walker)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2021 - 12:28 AM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2021 - 12:47 AM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

”I think your experiment just got a mind of its own.”
Chain Reaction (The Deluxe Edition) - Jerry Goldsmith


Andrew Davis’ suspense thriller was released in theaters 25 years ago today. The movie was a flop critically and financially. Its been many years since I last watched the movie, which was on VHS back in the mid-90s. I didn’t think the film was neither good nor bad, but so-so for lack of a better word. Despite the cast consisting the likes of Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Fred Ward, and Brian Cox they still weren’t able elevate it’s plot into anything compelling. I remember enjoying the chase/suspense scenes, which was basically Davis blatantly mimicking what he did with The Fugitive in those moments. Goldsmith’s tense score, which heightens a lot of suspenseful moments, is easily the best thing about the movie. “Too Late”, “Be Safe”, “Ice Chase”, “Assassins”, "The Museum“, “System Down”, and “Open Door” are some great suspense building tracks. I also dug the electric guitar driven theme/motif for Keanu‘s character, which didn’t feel out of place with Goldsmith’s approach to the rest of the score. One of Goldsmith’s more underappreciated efforts from the mid to late 90s, imo.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2021 - 2:14 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2021 - 11:43 AM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2021 - 6:39 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

"Ah yes, it would move me to tears, if I still had tears left to shed."



Disc #1, "Nothing To Fear" (Shirley Walker) and "Heart Of Ice" (Walker, Todd Haven)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2021 - 2:11 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2021 - 2:18 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

A CIVIL ACTION - music by Danny ELFMAN

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2021 - 2:20 AM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2021 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)


The European release separates James Newton Howard's music from the dreary '90s rock songs instead of interspersing them like the US release.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2021 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   agentMaestraX   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2021 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   agentMaestraX   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2021 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

”You will never understand me.”
“You right, because I didn't even understand what you said to me right then!”

Rush Hour 2 (Original Motion Picture Score) - Lalo Schifrin



Brett Ratner’s hilarious follow up was released in theaters twenty years ago today. Even though the sequel was a huge hit at the box office, it was mostly panned by critics. After all the negative reviews I was very surprised how much I enjoyed the sequel, which I still prefer over the original, imo. The chemistry between Chan and Tucker was better. The action scenes were an improvement also. The beautiful Zhang Ziyi nearly steals the movie as the evil henchwoman, who doesn’t take any crap from anyone. Schifrin’s score also expands on the themes/motifs from the original, while also emphasizing the chaotic antics and adventures between Lee and Carter on screen. The dramatic music during the last 45 seconds of “Undercover Agents” and the first minute of “Isabella” is very reminiscent to his finale music from Dirty Harry and Magnum Force. The album is fine overall but the three source cues (about 15 minutes in total), which were a surprising but very pleasant addition, disrupts the flow of the score. Each should’ve been placed at the end of the album instead of during the middle of the score, imo.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2021 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Received a bunch of Waxmans from the SAE sale yesterday. First up:

 
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