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Film Score Friday 5/24/24
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 5/23/2024 - 10:00 PM
IN THEATERS TODAY

Atlas - Andrew Lockington
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga - Tom Holkenborg
The Garfield Movie - John Debney
Hit Man - Graham Reynolds
Invisible Nation - Wei-San Hsu
Jim Henson: Idea Man - David Fleming
Sight - Sean Philip Johnson


COMING SOON

June 7
Two Evil Eyes - Pino Donaggio - Rustblade
Coming Soon 
Backstairs at the White House
 - Morton Stevens - Dragon's Domain
Diva Dolorosa
 - Loek Dikker - Caldera
Franz Waxman: Legendary Hollywood Vol. 1 
- Franz Waxman - Citadel
Gerald Fried: The Westerns Vol. 1
 - Gerald Fried - Dragon's Domain
Il cittadino si ribella
 - Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - Digitmovies 
The Jim Dooley Collection Vol. 1
 - Jim Dooley - Dragon's Domain [CD-R]
Lacrima Movies Trilogy
 - Franco Micalizzi - Digitmovies 
A Pistol for Ringo/The Return of Ringo
- Ennio Morricone - Quartet
Roma Bene
- Luis Bacalov - Quartet
Stelvio Cipriani Soundtracks Rarities Vol. 1
 - Stelvio Cipriani - Digitmovies  
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Film Score Friday 5/17/24
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 5/16/2024 - 10:00 PM
The latest soundtrack CD from Intrada is the first ever release of Dimitri Tiomkin's score for NIGHT PASSAGE, the 1957 Western starring James Stewart and Audie Murphy.


The latest release from Caldera is the score for the 1999 documentary DIVA DOLOROSA, composed by Loek Dikker (The 4th Man, Body Parts, Pascali's Island).


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Bruno Nicolai for Jess Franco
 - Bruno Nicolai - Digitmovies 
Chissa' perche'...Capitano tutte a me
 - Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - Beat  
Ironmaster La Guerra Del Ferro
 - Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - Beat 
The Morton Stevens Collection Vol. 2
 - Morton Stevens - Dragon's Domain 
Night Passage
- Dimitri Tiomkin - Intrada
One Day - Anne Nikitin, Jessica Jones, Tim Morrish - Silva
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story
 - Craig Safan - Dragon's Domain [CD-R]  
Squadra Antifurto
 - Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - Beat  
Star Trek: The Original Series - The 1701 Collection Vol. 5 - George Duning - La-La Land
Torn Curtain - John Addison, Bernard Herrmann - La-La Land 

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Film Score Friday 5/10/23
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 5/9/2024 - 10:00 PM
CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Arsene Lupin
 - Debbie Wiseman - Music Box 
The David Michael Frank Collection Vol. 3 - David Michael Frank - Dragon's Domain 
Goliath Awaits
 - George Duning - Dragon's Domain [CD-R] 
Le tableau vole
 - Alexei Aigui - Music Box 
No Retreat, No Surrender
 - Paul Gilreath - Dragon's Domain [CD-R]  
The Planets (Herrmann recording)
 - Gustav Holst - Quartet
The Primevals
 - Richard Band - Silva  
Uncommon Valor 
- James Horner - Quartet 


IN THEATERS TODAY

Adios Buenos Aires - Gerd Baumann 
Aisha - Daragh O'Toole
Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg - Will Bates
East Bay - John Welsman
Footnotes - Charles Harvey Spears
Force of Nature: The Dry 2 - Peter Raeburn
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes - John Paesano
Lost Soulz - Adam Robl, Shawn Sutta 
Mother of the Bride - Caroline Ho
Not Another Church Movie - Ainz "Brainz" PRasad, Ameya Saraf 
Poolman - Andrew Bird
Slow - Irya Gmeyner, Matin Hederos, Vincent Barriere  

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Film Score Friday 5/3/24
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 5/2/2024 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is an expanded version of James Horner's lively score for the 1989 Disney hit HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS, featuring Horner's sequencing from the previous Intrada releases plus three additional cues.


La-La Land has announced their current schedule of releases for May, with two releases set for next week: the soundtrack to one of Alfred Hitchcock's final films, TORN CURTAIN, the romantic spy thriller pairing Paul Newman and Julie Andrews, featuring the cues Bernard Herrmann (in his final collaboration with the director) recorded for the film before his score was rejected, and an expanded version of the replacement score by Oscar winner John Addison (Tom Jones, The Seven-per-cent Solution); and a fifth volume of their series STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - THE 1701 COLLECTION, this edition featuring episode scores by five-time Oscar nominee George Duning (From Here to Eternity, Picnic).


The latest releases from Buysoundtrax and its related labels are a two-disc set of Morton Stevens' score for the 1979 TV minseries BACKSTAIRS AT THE WHITE HOUSE; GERALD FRIED: THE WESTERNS VOL. 1, featuring the composer's music for the small (Story of a Rodeo Cowboy, Wagon Train) and big (Terror in a Texas Town) screens; THE JIM DOOLEY COLLECTION VOL. 1, including the composer's demo music for his unused score to TV's Cosmos; and FRANZ WAXMAN: LEGENDARY HOLLYWOOD VOL. 1, a rerelease of re-recordings of classic film music by the two-time Oscar winner.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Doom: The Deluxe Edition - Clint Mansell - Varese Sarabande CD Club
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
- James Horner - Intrada
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power [10-disc set] - Bear McCreary - Mondo 
What Lies Beneath - Alan Silvestri - Varese Sarabande CD Club 

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Film Score Friday 4/26/24
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 4/25/2024 - 10:00 PM
The latest releases from Quartet are a new edition of James Horner's score for the 1983 Rambo percursor UNCOMMON VALOR (one of seven films he had in release that year), featuring some additional alternate takes not featured on Intrada's earlier release of that score; and a non-film music CD, Gustav Holst's THE PLANETS in a recording with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by none other than Bernard Herrmann.


The latest releases from Music Box are an expanded 20th anniversary edition of Debbie Wiseman's score for the period caper adventure ARSENE LUPIN, and the score for the new French thriller LE TABLEAU VOLE (Auction), composed by Alexei Aigui (I Am Not Your Negro). 


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the latest updates to their awards rules, including the following music categories changes:

In the Music (Original Score) category, three composers will be allowed to receive individual statuettes if, in rare circumstances, they all contributed fully to the score. Previously, three composers were required to submit as a group. The rules now clarify the definition of a group as a recognized band. The shortlist will increase from 15 to 20 titles. 


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

The Golden Age of Science-Fiction Vol. 3
 - Edwin Astley, Elmer Bernstein - Dragon's Domain 

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Film Score Friday 4/19/24
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 4/18/2024 - 10:00 PM
Intrada has two new releases from composer Christopher Young this week -- his score for the new horror film THE PIPER, starring Charlotte Hope and the late Julian Sands; and a two-disc release of his score for the 1995 sci-fi horror thriller SPECIES, with the complete score on Disc One and Young's own CD sequencing on Disc Two, plus extras.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

The Piper - Christopher Young - Intrada
Species - Christopher Young - Intrada Special Collection
Three for the Road
 - David Shire - Caldera  


IN THEATERS TODAY

Abigail - Brian Tyler
Deep Sky - Paul Leonard-Morgan
Hard Miles - Andrew Brick Johnson
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare - Christopher Benstead
Mourning in Lod - Frank Ilfman
Rebel Moon - Part 2: The Scargiver - Tom Holkenborg
Spy x Family Code: White - Know Name
We Grown Now - Jay Wadley 

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Film Score Monthly 4/12/24
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 4/11/2024 - 10:00 PM
CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Death of a Gunfighter/Skullduggery
 - Oliver Nelson - La-La Land
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire - Dario Marianelli - Sony (import)
Navy Seals
 - Sylvester Levay - La-La Land 


IN THEATERS TODAY

The Absence of Eden - Oliver Coates
Arcadian - Kristen Gundred, Josh Martin
Civil War - Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury
Don't Tell Mom - The Babysitter's Dead - Jonathan Scott Friedman
Food, Inc. 2 - Mark Adler
The Long Game - Hanan Townshend
The Old Oak - George Fenton
Sasquatch Sunset - The Octopus Project
Sting - Anna Drubich 

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Film Score Friday 4/5/24
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 4/4/2024 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is a two-disc edition of Danny Elfman's score for author Cliver Barker's second feature as a director, the wild horror thriller NIGHTBREED, with Disc One featuring the full score and Disc Two featuring the original 1990 CD sequencing plus 21 minutes of extras.


La-La Land has announced two new releases for April, expected to begin shipping next week -- a CD pairing two scores by Oliver Nelson (The Six Million Dollar Man, Zigzag) -- the Western DEATH OF A GUNFIGHTER and the adventure film SKULLDUGGERY; and an expanded version of Sylvester Levay's score for NAVY SEALS, featuring the stereo tracks from the original Intrada release plus previously unreleaed cues from mono sources.


The latest of Caldera's releases of rare David Shire music presents music from three of his 1970s TV projects -- the pilot score for the short-lived TV series THREE FOR THE ROAD, and cues from two TV movie scores, THE GREATEST THING THAT ALMOST HAPPENED and DADDY, I DON'T LIKE IT LIKE THIS.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

The Emperor of Paris
 - Marco Beltrami, Marcus Trumpp - Music Box 
King of Hearts
 - Georges Delerue - Music Box 
Nightbreed - Danny Elfman - Intrada Special Collection

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Film Score Friday 3/29/24
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 3/28/2024 - 10:00 PM
Just in case your boxed-sets of Howard Shore's scores for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies were getting lonely on your shelf, Mondo has just announced a ten-CD set of Bear McCreary's music for the first season of the lavish streaming prequel series THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER. Mondo first made this set available to pre-order this last Monday morning, and it apparently sold out its currently announced run by that evening. No word if it will ultimately be available from other on-line sellers.


The latest releases from Buysoundtrax and their related labels are THE GOLDEN AGE OF SCIENCE-FICTION, VOL. 3, featuring cues from Elmer Bernstein's scores to the '50s B-movies Cat Women of the Moon and Robot Monster, plus music from Devil Girl from Mars by Edwin Astley (The Saint); THE MORTON STEVENS COLLECTION VOL. 2, featuring the Emmy-winning composer's score for 1979 TV movie The Flame Is Love plus other Stevens compositions; and Craig Safan's score for the TV movie biopic SAMARTIAN: THE MITCH SNYDER STORY, starring Martin Sheen as the activist who crusaded for the rights of the homeless. 


IN THEATERS TODAY

Asphalt City - Nicolas Becker, Quentin Sirjacq 
A Cat's Life - Julien Jaouen
DogMan - Eric Serra - Score CD on Because Music
Femme - Adam Janota Bzowski
Free Time - Mason Margut
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire - Tom Holkenborg, Antonio Di Iorio
In the Land of Saints and Sinners - Diego Baldenweg, Lionel Baldenweg, Nora Baldenweg 
Karaoke - Gal Lev, Leo Perla
La Chimera - no original score
Lousy Carter - Leafcuts
Wicked Little Letters - Isobel Waller-Bridge 

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Film Score Friday 3/22/24
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 3/21/2024 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is the first-ever release of the very first theatrical film score composed by James Horner - THE LADY IN RED, a lively B-movie gangster drama inspired by the life of Polly Hamilton, the woman who was with John Dillinger when he was killed by law enforcement. Pamela Sue Martin plays Polly, Robert Conrad plays Dillinger, and the film was written by two-time Oscar nominee John Sayles and directed by Lewis Teague (Cujo, Alligator).


The latest releases form Music Box are an expanded version of Georges Delerue's score for Philippe DeBroca's comedy-drama KING OF HEARTS, which was a staple of American repertory and arthouse theaters in the 1970s; and the first CD release of the score for the 2018 French period crime drama THE EMPEROR OF PARIS, composed by two-time Oscar nominee Marco Beltrami and his frequent collaborator Marcus Trumpp.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

The Lady in Red - James Horner - Intrada Special Collection
Once Upon a Time in the West
 - Ennio Morricone - Beat
Rock-a-Doodle
 - Robert Folk - Quartet
Scorpio
 - Jerry Fielding - Quartet
Viva la foca/Cornetti alla crema/La moglie in vacanza l'amante in citta
 - Detto Mariano - Beat        

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