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 Posted:   Apr 19, 2012 - 3:05 AM   
 By:   buysoundtrax   (Member)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STARCHASER: THE LEGEND OF ORIN – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK - FEATURING MUSIC COMPOSED BY ANDREW BELLING - TO BE RELEASED ON BSX RECORDS

The Search for the Force is over… The Adventure is about to begin!




http://buysoundtrax.stores.yahoo.net/stleoforin3d.html
SRP: $15.95

LISTEN TO A SOUNDCLIP FROM the score for STARCHASER: THE LEGEND OF ORIN IN 3-D

http://www.buysoundtrax.com/Audio/Starchaser_Audio/27%20-%20End%20Credits%20from%20Starchaser.mp3

BUYSOUNDTRAX Records will be releasing STARCHASER: THE LEGEND OF ORIN, featuring music composed by Andrew Belling for the 1985 3D animated science fiction film directed by Steven Hahn, written by Jeffrey Scott, featuring the voices of Joe Colligan, Carmen Argenziano, Noelle North, Anthony De Longis, Tyke Caravelli and Les Tremayne.

STARCHASER tells the story of Orin (Colligan), part of a tribe of humans who are forced to excavate the rare crystals of Mineworld by the evil Zygon (De Longis) and his technologically superior army. Similar to Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS, Orin and his people are kept in line with the belief that the world above them has been destroyed and if they continue to work hard and reach their crystal quota, their God will reward them. One day while he is digging, Orin finds a mysterious sword-hilt with a magical energy blade that only responds to his command. Holding the sword-hilt for the first time releases a hologram of a bearded man who encourages him to defy his captors and seek the freedom of the world above. Spurred on by the death of his loved ones, Orin makes his escape, digging his way up to the planet’s surface to discover a sky full of stars and fresh air to breathe. Exploring the surface, Orin meets Dagg (Argenziano), a gruff smuggler known for his predilection for fembots and merciless treatment of mandroids. Orin joins Dagg on board his spaceship, the Starchaser, computer controlled by Arthur (Tremayne), who sounds more like an English butler than a pilot. Orin journeys from one end of the galaxy and back, trying to discover the origins of his mysterious weapon and how he can destroy Zygon and free the people of Mineworld.

STARCHASER: THE LEGEND OF ORIN was produced in Hollywood and animated in South Korea. For the first time, the film’s 3D animation would be computer controlled,iIncorporating a unique process that would involve the use of a pair of large plotters, resulting in a three-dimensional effect even among characters that are two-dimensional drawings. The final touch in bringing to life the film’s exciting adventure story is the lavish orchestral score composed by Andrew Belling. Meeting with first time director Steven Hahn, Belling was encouraged to write a large scale orchestral score, evocative of John Williams’ work on the STAR WARS films. The film’s producers informed him they had enough in the budget for a large orchestra, which would give Belling the opportunity to have his first major orchestral score performed by the same 90-piece orchestra that had performed on the scores for the STAR WARS films, the London Symphony Orchestra. His score for STARCHASER is a mix of orchestra, electronics, and drum-loops, the latter giving the film’s memorable main theme its constant, purposeful drive.

In addition to its unique 3-D visualization, STARCHASER was also mixed in surround sound, a 5-channel stereophonic process, with 3 channels in the front and 2 in the rear, which had been growing in popularity as cinemas moved from the traditional monophonic sound process of previous decades into a more immersive aural experience, which allowed Belling to mix the score’s electronic elements in a way that would take advantage of the sonic dimensionality inherent within the process.

Andrew Belling began his career as studio musician/arranger, working with a number of popular artists. He later became involved with feature films as an orchestrator and composer in the early 1970s. After scoring a handful of television movies and independent films, Belling was hired by Ralph Bakshi to score his animated fantasy film WIZARDS in 1976.

BUYSOUNDTRAX Records presents the world premiere soundtrack release of STARCHASER: THE LEGEND OF ORIN, featuring music composed and conducted by Andrew Belling, performed by the London Studio Symphony Orchestra, mastered by James Nelson of Digital Outland. The booklet contains liner notes written by noted author Randall D. Larson and includes comments from the composer.

STARCHASER: THE LEGEND OF ORIN is a limited edition release of 1000 units. Suggested Retail Price is $15.95. The first 100 copies sold through our website will include a booklet autographed by composer Andrew Belling.

STARCHASER: THE LEGEND OF ORIN is available for pre-orders at www.buysoundtrax.com and orders will begin shipping on May 3,2012.

1. Main Title (2:58)
2. Dig Harder or Die (1:09)
3. Grandfather’s Sacrifice (0:51)
4. A World Above? (0:42)
5. Behold The Great God (1:03)
6. Orin Digs Up/
Orin Reaches The Surface/Orin Explores (2:06)
7. Greedy Swamp Scum (0:38)
8. Welcome Aboard (0:37)
9. Zygon’s Command (0:53)
10. Sky Chase (1:54)
11. Hard Times (1:16)
12. Back To The Palace (0:49)
13. Meet Aviana (0:35)
14. Orin’s Regret (1:22)
15. Orin Makes and Entrance (3:00)
16. Orin and Dagg Sneak Around (1:00)
17. Prepare to Launch (0:57)
18. Attack Force Deploys/Dagg Has A Plan (1:22)
19. Love Theme from STARCHASER (1:21)
20. Dagg Gives In (0:32)
21. A Date With Destiny (0:57)
22. There is No Blade (1:38)
23. The End of Mineworld
We Are Free (2:53)
24. Orin’s Victory (1:20)
25. Reunited/Orin Heals Digger (2:02)
26. The Choice Is Yours/Finale (1:15)
27. End Credits (2:33)

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2012 - 4:02 AM   
 By:   Jeyl   (Member)

I only just recently heard about this film on Wednesday when the Nostalgia Critic reviewed it on his web site. What a coincidence!

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2012 - 4:37 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

OK, a couple of cues seem quite nice and the fun/nostalgia element will make this work fine for other people but for me, well, no, not really - I can live happily without it. To each his own.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2012 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I only just recently heard about this film on Wednesday when the Nostalgia Critic reviewed it on his web site. What a coincidence!

Same here. eek



What little score I could hear in those clips seemed rather generic to me, but I might listen to some clips.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2012 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

I miss the Sci-Fi boom of the 80's. All those low budget flicks like Metalstorm and Spacehunter, the higer priced good stuff such as ET, Coccoon, the Treks, Aliens, plus animated films like this. Good times for SF fans.

I'll probably pass on the album, but it's great BSX released it.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2012 - 8:07 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Awesome, another animated score release! I hope this is a trend that continues. Sounds like it has a Bernstein flavor to me.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2012 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I went ahead and ordered this; anything that has an evil god and slaves in it is usually ok in my book wink

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2012 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

I taped the opening and closing titles of this film off a video; quality of the video wasn't great, but the film itself was another matter - not only because it was the first time I ever saw a cartoon where one character called another an "ungrateful sonofabitch" (not to mention that for all its Star Wars influences, none of the films have a scene where the villain strangles the hero's girlfriend to death right in front of him). A long way from what I knew writer Jeffrey Scott best for at the time:



 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2012 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   pedro_ppdl   (Member)


Order numbers that have signed the first 100 copies?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2012 - 11:05 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Well, I've never heard of this film or of the composer. But the clips have me sold. Has anyone seen the film? According to the IMDB, it grossed about $3.4 million in the U.S. back in 1985-86. Is it worth purchasing the DVD or should I stick to the score?

The tagline on the poster below compares the film to both "Snow White" and "The Dark Crystal." That's a pretty wide range.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2012 - 11:57 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Well, I've never heard of this film or of the composer. But the clips have me sold. Has anyone seen the film? According to the IMDB, it grossed about $3.4 million in the U.S. back in 1985-86. Is it worth purchasing the DVD or should I stick to the score?

The tagline on the poster below compares the film to both "Snow White" and "The Dark Crystal." That's a pretty wide range.



It's been so long, I can't remember if I actually saw this in a theater where it was originally released in 3D back in '85. It was quite a wasteland for animated sci-fi in the mid-eighties and this film was relegated to obscurity for a number of years. I did own the laserdisc and have the widescreen DVD.

Honestly, I think it's a fun, though incredibly derivative animated film. It borrows blatantly from Star Wars and Arthurian sources. It does just enough differently to be interesting. Surprisingly dark and violent in spots for a kid's film.

Belling's score is decent, and Carmine Argenziano steals the movie as Han Solo clone, Dag Dibrimi.

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2012 - 12:06 AM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

I've never seen that poster before. The one I'm familiar with proclaims it to be the greatest 3-D movie ever (which it's not).

 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2012 - 3:15 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

The clip sounds like music the matron might pick to liven up the morning exercise class at an old age home.

 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2012 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

It borrows blatantly from Star Wars and Arthurian sources. It does just enough differently to be interesting. Surprisingly dark and violent in spots for a kid's film.


This. Remember Saturday morning cartoons? Same thing only slightly more adult in nature. Personally I thought it was terrible, both in the art and story department.

 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2012 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Reotengine hits it on the head. I watched this for the first time last year and was not at all surprised it fell into obscurity. Some nice if cheap animation but by and large a thankless Star Wars rip-off...

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2012 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   robore   (Member)

Pre-ordered ! Don't know the movie, but samples are enought to buy it....

Many thanks to BSX for that..... another gem...

Let's hope that after William Kraft's "Avalanche" we will have the chance to have an official remastered release of his score for Ralph Bakshi's "Fire and Ice"

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2012 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   AndyDursin   (Member)

The movie was noteworthy because it was shot in scope (2.35) and 3-D, which -- for animation at that time -- was very unusual in either category. The story itself is just kinda "meh," a pastiche of '70s/'80s post-Star Wars cliches, but it's fun for what it is.

I'd love to hear William Kraft's FIRE AND ICE someday as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2012 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   Redokt64   (Member)

The movie was noteworthy because it was shot in scope (2.35) and 3-D, which -- for animation at that time -- was very unusual in either category. The story itself is just kinda "meh," a pastiche of '70s/'80s post-Star Wars cliches, but it's fun for what it is.

I'd love to hear William Kraft's FIRE AND ICE someday as well.


Sign me up as well for FIRE AND ICE. With AVALANCHE being released, maybe there is hope for FIRE AND ICE now???

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2012 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Any of the signed copies of Starchaser left? Debating picking this up with either Yor or Moon 44.

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2012 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I cannot more highly recommend Moon 44.

 
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