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Film Score Friday 9/22/23
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 9/21/2023 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is an expanded and remastered edition of one of James Horner's very first feature scores, for the 1980 Roger Corman sci-fi horror production HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP, starring Doug McClure, Ann Turkel and Vic Morrow, featuring both the full film score and the original LP sequencing.


Humanoids from the Deep - James Horner - Intrada Special Collection
The Punisher
 - Dennis Dreith - Notefornote  


Barber - Forrest Gray
Expend4bles - Guillaume Roussel
Flora and Son - Gary Clark
From Above - Eric Kaye
Invisible Beauty - Marc Anthony Thompson
It Lives Inside - Wesley Hughes
My Last Best Friend - Asen Doykin
My Sailor, My Love - Michelino Bisceglia 
The Origin of Evil - Philippe Brault, Pierre Lapointe 
Radical Wolfe - Alex Mansour, Luke Schwartz 
Rebel - Hannes De Maeyer, Oum & Bakr
Relax, I'm From the Future - Bryan Bindon, Deanna H. Choi 
Reptile - Yair Elazar Glotman 
Spy Kids: Armageddon - John Debney
26.2 to Life - Antwan Williams 

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Aisle Seat 9-19: Vinegar Syndrome Autumn Arrival Edition
Posted By Andy Dursin 9/18/2023 - 10:00 PM
Kicking off a terrific and, of course, highly varied slate of new releases for Vinegar Syndrome this month is a 4K UHD of SHOWGIRLS (131 mins., 1995, NC-17), director Paul Verhoeven’s much-maligned opus which stars Elizabeth Berkley and Gina Gershon in a silly, cliched story of a girl who rises to fame and fortune but finds out, when she gets to the top, that she never should have bothered trying. The formula is nearly as old as cinema itself, but the raunchiness was turned up by Verhoeven and his “Basic Instinct” writer Joe Eszterhas to a degree that quickly relegated this heavily-hyped picture to being a camp experience for a niche audience.
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Film Score Friday 9/15/23
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 9/14/2023 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Quartet is SOUNDS OF CINEMA: THE SILVER AGE OF ITALIAN FILM MUSIC, VOL. 1, a six-disc set featuring the following scores: La ragazzola (Romano Mussolini), Il trapianto (Transplant) (Gregorio Garcia Segura), Cara sposa (Dear Wife) (Stelvio Cipriani, Daniele Patucchi), Una jena in cassaforte (A Hyena in the Safe) (Gian Piero Reverberi), Il divorzio (The Divorce) (Fred Bongusto), Eutanasia di un amore (Patucchi), Il prato macchiato di rossi (The Bloodstained Lawn) (Teo Usuelli), Il debito coniugale (The Conjugal Debt) (Peppino De Luca, Carlo Pes), and Verso l'avventura (Gino Peguri


April Fool's Day: The Deluxe Edition
 - Charles Bernstein - Varese Sarabande CD Club
Blood Simple: The Deluxe Edition
 - Carter Burwell - Varese Sarabande CD Club  
The Bruce Rowland Collection: Vol. 1
 - Bruce Rowland - Buysoundtrax
Der Bestatter: The Undertaker Vol. 2
 - Raphael Benjamin Meyer - Alhambra  
Killer Bees/Isn't It Shocking/Harpy
 - David Shire - Caldera  


Amerikatsi - Andranik Berberyan 
Camp Hideout - Jason Brandt
Canary - Paul Doucette, Jeff Russo
Cassandro - Marcelo Zarvos
Dumb Money - Will Bates
A Haunting in Venice - Hildur Guonadottir
The Inventor - Alex Mandel
Last Night of Amore - Santi Pulvirenti
Love at First Sight - Paul Saunderson
The Mountain - Chloe Thevenin
Outlaw Johnny Black - Michael Bearden
Piaffe - Munsha, abvsd, VTSS 
The Retirement Plan - Roger Suen 

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Aisle Seat 9-12: September Shockers! Season 27 Premiere!
Posted By Andy Dursin 9/11/2023 - 10:00 PM
Writer Don Mancini’s psycho-killer doll “Chucky” was first launched on the big-screen in “Fright Night” director Tom Holland’s 1988 box-office hit “Child’s Play” before settling into a series of sequels that were strictly products of their slasher-filled era – “Chucky” himself reeling off one-liners a la Freddy Kruger before dispatching of his victims. While the first three “Child’s Play” movies have already been released on 4K UHD, Shout! Factory this month rolls out new editions of the later Chucky films, starting off with the best of the series: Ronny Yu’s delightfully off-the-wall BRIDE OF CHUCKY (89 mins., 2008, R), which bested Oprah Winfrey and Jonathan Demme’s adaptation of Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” at the box-office in what was one of the more memorable commercial upsets of its day.
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Film Score Friday 9/8/23
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 9/7/2023 - 10:00 PM
This week, La-La Land is releasing an expanded and remastered edition of Leith Stevens' score for the classic, George Pal-produced 1953 adaptation of H.G. Wells' THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, paired with Stevens' score for another Pal-produced sci-fi classic, WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE.

They are also releasing the second edition of their series featuring episode scores originally featured in their Star Trek original series boxed set: STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - THE 1701 COLLECTION VOL. 2, with episode scores by Gerald Fried ("Catspaw," "Friday's Child," "Shore Leave"), Sol Kaplan ("The Enemy Within") and Joseph Mullendore ("The Consience of the King"), as well as cues re-recorded as library music for the series.

The latest releases from Music Box are Bill Conti's score for the 2003 youth thriller BOYS ON THE RUN, co-starring Ron Perlman; and the score for the new French thriller VISIONS, starring Diane Kruger and Mathieu Kassovitz, composed by Philippe Rombi (Swimming Pool, Double Lover).


The Daniel Licht Collection: Vol. 1
 - Daniel Licht - Dragon's Domain
Good Guys Wear Black/Silent Rage
 - Craig Safan, Peter Bernstein, Mark Goldenberg - Dragon's Domain  
Lee Holdridge Documentaries Vol. 1
 - Lee Holdridge - Dragon's Domain 
Star Trek: The Original Series - The 1701 Collection Vol. 2 - Alexander Courage, Gerald Fried, Sol Kaplan, Joseph Mullendore, Fred Steiner - La-La Land
The War of the Worlds/When Worlds Collide - Leith Stevens - La-La Land 

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Sept. FSMO Is Live!
Posted By Jon Kaplan 9/6/2023 - 2:00 AM

The September edition of FSM ONLINE is now live for your reading and listening pleasure. This month’s cover story is an in-depth interview with CHRISTOPHER WILLIS, who discusses a wide range of his recent work, including LAMYA’S POEM and SCHMIGADOON!, with an accompanying score analysis, the LAMYA’S POEM project. Also this issue are an inter

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Film Score Friday 9/1/23
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 8/31/2023 - 10:00 PM
The latest releases from Dragon's Domain are a CD featuring two scores by Man from Snowy River composer Bruce Rowland -- the American release of the 1996 adventure film NORTH STAR (John Scott composed the score for the original European release) and the 1995 Disney TV movie THE GREAT ELEPHANT ESCAPE, from his Snowy River director George Miler; and the score for the 1990 sci-fi comedy SPACED INVADERS, composed by David Russo (Angus, Evil Alien Conquerors)

Et la montagne fleurrira...
 - Cyrille Aufort - MovieScore Media [CD-R]  
Ibiza Blue
 - Mark Timon - MovieScore Media [CD-R] 
97 Minutes
 - Ian Livingstone - MovieScore Media [CD-R] 
Oppenheimer - Ludwig Goransson - Mondo
 - William Ross, Angelo Badalamenti - MovieScore Media [CD-R]
Y todos arderan
 - Joan Vila - MovieScore Media [CD-R] 

Before, Now and Then - Ricky Lionardi
The Equalizer 3 - Marcelo Zarvos
Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia - Vincent Courtois
Fremont - Mahmood Schricker
Goldfish - Tapas Relia
The Good Mother - Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Eric Slick 
Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose - Bill Prokopow
Never Give Up - Rob Pottorf
Our Father, the Devil - Gavin Brivik 
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Aisle Seat 8-29: Kino Lorber, Imprint End of Summer Bash
Posted By Andy Dursin 8/28/2023 - 10:00 PM
If you, like me, grew up in the ‘80s, you can be forgiven for thinking that Sidney J. Furie was little more than a journeyman director. His attachment to slick but rather anonymous commercial projects like the “Top Gun” rip-off “Iron Eagle” and “Superman IV: The Quest For Peace” weren’t indicative of the kinds of personal projects that informed his earlier work – movies that made an indelible impression on his devotees and offered evocative widescreen visuals to match their often rich human dimensions. Imprint’s latest retrospective Blu-Ray box-set, DIRECTED BY SIDNEY J. FURIE, offers five of Furie’s superior works from the 1970s including the release of two pictures making their home video debuts in any format.
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Film Score Friday 8/25/23
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 8/24/2023 - 10:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is a three-disc set featuring Richard Band's scores for the "Axis of Evil" films in the long-running PUPPET MASTER horror franchise - Axis of Evil (2010), Axis Rising (2012) and Axis Termination (2017).


The Last of Us: Season 1 - Gustavo Santaolalla, David Fleming - Sony
Le as de la jungle 2 - Operation Tour Du Monde
 - Olivier Cussac- Music Box  
Puppet Master: Axis of Evil Trilogy - Richard Band - Intrada Special Collection


Bottoms - Charlie XCX, Leo Birenberg
Golda - Dascha Dauenhauer
Gran Turismo - Lorne Balfe, Andrew Kawczynski 
The Hill - Geoff Zanelli
Into the Spotlight - Sam Marshall
Love Life - Olivier Goinard
Mutt - James William Blades, Taul Katz 
Retribution - Harry Gregson-Williams
Slotherhouse - Sam Ewing 
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Aisle Seat 8-22: 4K Summer Sizzlers
Posted By Andy Dursin 8/21/2023 - 10:00 PM
Bruce Lee fans have a major reason to celebrate this month with the release of Arrow’s UK “Bruce Lee at Golden Harvest” UHD box-set, which preserves all of the legendary star’s big-screen features in new 4K transfers with one exception: the set only includes a Blu-Ray of Lee’s biggest – and certainly best – cinematic vehicle, ENTER THE DRAGON (99/102 mins., 1973, R), which not coincidentally finds its way to 4K UHD worldwide from Warner this week. This is a smashing UHD restoration of one of the biggest box-office phenoms of the 1970s, released just a month after its star’s untimely passing.
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Today in Film Score History:
September 23
Bernard Herrmann records his score for The Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode “The Life Work of Juan Diaz” (1964)
Clifford Vaughan born (1893)
Craig Safan records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "The Main Attraction" (1985)
Dave Grusin begins recording his score to The Yakuza (1974)
David Raksin begins recording his score for The Magnificent Yankee (1950)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “The Homecoming” (1993)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Shockwave, Part II” (2004)
Gino Paoli born (1934)
Jerry Fielding records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “The Cardinal” (1968)
Lionel Newman begins recording his score for North to Alaska (1960)
Malcolm Arnold died (2006)
Richard Hazard records his first Mission: Impossible score, for “Commandante” (1969)
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