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 Posted:   Jun 16, 2022 - 6:14 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

This Conti scored 1979 film is coming out on Blu-ray in August! It's a day one buy for me, I love Conti's music for the film.

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2022 - 7:14 PM   
 By:   Valiant65   (Member)

I've never seen this film. The Conti penned song with Carol Connors, "Slow Down I'll Find You" is on YouTube and is typical of Conti's style. Vocal by the star of the film, Susan Anton.

If there's enough Conti score, maybe this is a potential score release by one of the labels. I'll probably pick this up. Scorpion is releasing the blu ray, so maybe there will be some bonus content.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2022 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Not only did Conti write the music for the song, but co-wrote the lyrics too!

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2022 - 6:33 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I read the novel in high school. Then I had to check out the movie when it debuted on NBC, but I don't remember a thing.

At that time, I was very drawn to the idea of someone who could be a superior physical specimen, and great-looking besides, in sunny California. That was part of the bionic shows' appeal as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2022 - 7:02 PM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

I've seen "Goldengirl" and when it ended I felt like I had sat through a truncated version of what was once a longer film. I then found out that it was first intended to be a TV miniseries, and a longer cut was even broadcast in a three-hour time slot on NBC in 1981:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079225/alternateversions

So there is definitely some interesting history behind this production, but I don't know if Scorpion Releasing plans to invest in extras for the Blu-ray.

That said, I do remember this film being entertaining and I recall the music being good. Kind of "Patton"-like in places, if I remember correctly.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2022 - 7:40 PM   
 By:   Zooba   (Member)

Why do I feel like the song is trying to put me to sleep? Well, if you compare it with Conti's ROCKY II GONNA FLY NOW Kids running and singing version.




 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2022 - 6:33 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I wonder if Susan Anton would have made a good Jaime Sommers/The Bionic Woman. The one thing Lindsay Wagner lacked in the role was convincing athleticism, and it looks like Anton had it in spades.

Anton at that time would be even more of a shoe-in to play Supergirl.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2022 - 6:17 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

This has been pushed back to October 4th.

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2022 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   Mose Harper   (Member)

Officially dated for October 11 now.

Interesting to see one of the newly listed bonus features is

• NEW - Composer Bill Conti: Career Highlights

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2022 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

Yes, it looks like this was held back specifically to include extras, which is a great idea because this film has an interesting history that should be addressed. But I guess they weren't to locate - or they did but couldn't include - the TV cut or the additional scenes from it.

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2022 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   Valiant65   (Member)

The new extras include an interview with Susan Anton, who will be 72 when the blu ray releases.

Also an interview with supporting actor Nicolas Coster, now in his late 80s, who was also interviewed for Scorpion's blu ray of Slow Dancing In The Big City.

There's also an audio commentary by Howard S. Berger & Nathaniel Thompson.

No doubt the Bill Conti piece was done at the same time as the Slow Dancing interview.

So, I'll probably pick this up just to hear Conti's score, since it has never had a soundtrack release. Maybe there wasn't enough score.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2022 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   Thierry Schreurs   (Member)

Complete movie avalable here if anybody wants to check Conti's contribution.
I wish there was more underscoring.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyYkqbnmQq8

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2022 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

It also has a good Conti song! This is a day one buy for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2022 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

It's a sparse score from what I can recall. It's good and Conti fans will especially appreciate it.

 
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