Varèse Sarabande: "Killer Klowns From Outer Space: Reimagined" Music by John Massari


Varèse Sarabande Records will release Killer Klowns From Outer Space: Re-Imagined, a new recording of the soundtrack digitally on May 18th and on CD May 25, 2018.  The album features the film’s original synth score re-imagined by composer John Massari, performed by the 30-piece Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, with a special guest appearance by composer Bear McCreary playing the accordion and hurdy gurdy. As a special treat, The Dickies recorded a BRAND NEW version of the film’s theme song, featuring an extra creepy intro followed by their signature pure punk energized sound.

“Clowns can be frightening, bizarre and terrifying. We took that primordial fear and put it in a Sci-Fi movie,” explained composer John Massari.  “You have something that should make you happy and laugh, but now it will kill and eat you and… it’s from outer space! Who would have dreamed of this? That’s the craziest idea in the world.”

America’s fascination with Killer Klowns From Outer Space began on screen in 1988, as a group of clown-like aliens land their trans-dimensional space ship and terrorize a small American town. The film has achieved cult status with its clever blend of horror, science fiction and comedy. 

“I was first assigned the task of writing a theme song for the movie Killer Klowns From Outer Space around 1987,” said The Dickies frontman Leonard Graves Phillips in a post on the band’s Facebook page.  “After attending a rough screening to get a flavor of the film, I quickly got the concept for what sound-scaping the piece would require as well as a blueprint for its composition. I decided to follow a traditional circus motif reminiscent of pop songs borrowing from Julius Fucik's ‘Entry of the Gladiators.’ For Klowns, I simply put that same circus march melody over a dark, heavy metal chord pattern for a foreboding horror show effect.”

“For 30 years, love and loyalty from fans the world over made this extraordinary movie a beloved cult classic,” said Massari.  “This release is our way to celebrate Killer Klowns From Outer Space directly with these fans.” 

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Killer Klowns From Outer Space with a Bacchanalian Circus Celebration and Fan Tribute on May 19, 2018 at The Montalban Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Varèse Sarabande Records will release Killer Klowns From Outer Space: ReimagineD, a new recording of the soundtrack digitally on May 18th and on CD May 25, 2018.

One of those scores, that needs no introductions... one of my favorite films, scores and now we have this... it's fun for sure.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

"KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE" 30TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!


“Clowns can be frightening, bizarre and terrifying. We took that primordial fear and put it in a Sci-Fi movie,” explained composer John Massari.  “You have something that should make you happy and laugh, but now it will kill and eat you and… it’s from outer space! Who would have dreamed of this? That’s the craziest idea in the world.”  Over time the film has earned generations of fans – many of whom Massari has connected with both through social media and at conventions leading him to create this special celebration of all things Killer Klowns.

For the 30th Anniversary, Massari has created a three-ring Sci-Fi/Horror celebration, reuniting an amazing line-up of special guests, including the film’s creators, the Chiodo Brothers, musical guests The Dickies, stars Grant Cramer and Suzanne Snyder.

At 6PM, the Kosmic Klown circus celebration will begin with stilt walkers, balloon folding artist Buster Balloon Cadwell, contortionist Bonnie Morgan, plus fortune tellers, strong men and women, magicians, body art, fan arts and crafts, and of course the Killer Klowns.  There will be a pre-show Q&A at 7PM featuring Stephen Chiodo (writer/director), Charles Chiodo (writer/art director), Edward Chiodo (writer/producer), Grant Cramer (Mike Tobacco), Suzanne Snyder (Debbie Stone), members of The Dickies, and composer John Massari, moderated by Jim Branscome of Cinematic Void.

Following the Q&A, at 8PM, the film will be screened with it’s original musical score performed live by The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Massari.  LA's very own original punk rockers, The Dickies, will perform their enduring classic Killer Klowns From Outer Space theme song.  Stephen Chiodo declares, “Whoopdee God Damned De Do!! What a fantastic way to celebrate a 30 year anniversary surrounded by fans, John’s incredible score and the Dickies.”

Varèse Sarabande Records will be releasing a new recording of the soundtrack on CD and LP, available for sale at the concert.  The album features the original score performed by members of The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, with new orchestrations by Massari and Bernhard Eder. The Dickies recorded a BRAND NEW version of the film’s theme song featuring an extra creepy intro followed by their signature pure punk energized sound.

“For 30 years, love and loyalty from fans the world over made this extraordinary movie a beloved cult classic,” said Massari.  “This event is our way to celebrate Killer Klowns From Outer Space directly with these fans.”
Now here is a show, I would love to see... if you are in the neighborhood, just go!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Midnight Releasing: "THE GRAVE CALLER" and "EVOLUTION OF EVIL"


The Grave Caller... Traveling to the mountains of West Virginia, author Sam Talbot is certain his next hit book lies within the pages of his deceased uncles diary. As he begins his research, the ghosts of choices made in the past begin to take shape all around him.
Trailer: https://youtube.com/watch?v=zBL6FR0-e_I


Evolution Of Evil... is the story of Lori and Christopher, a Pacific Northwest couple wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city into the wilderness. The couple makes their way past the usual campsites, and backpack into the remote Mt. Hood Wilderness area.
Trailer: https://youtube.com/watch?v=txF3Ykd976E
 
Independent films, with big heart... pretty graphic stories, following the same style of traveling in the backwoods... only to find "they are not alone". Go ahead... click on the trailers, if you dare... yes I dared you! [http://midnightreleasing.com/]

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kino Lorber: "Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster" [DVD]


Remember when the Golden Age of Hollywood was full of great comedy duos like Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello, Olsen & Johnson and Biffle & Shooster? Wait, what? WHO? Okay, so they weren’t really from the 1930s, but these astoundingly authentic and hilarious shorts have actually made audiences believe that those Merry Madcaps of Mayhem worked their screwball magic back then. Award-winning filmmaker Michael Schlesinger and his enormously talented cast and crew throw themselves into the zaniness with gleeful abandon, stars Will Ryan and Nick Santa Maria are as versatile as they are uproarious, and you’ll spot some familiar faces popping up here and there. Packed with extras, The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster brilliantly recreates the era when comedy was actually funny. So relax, everyone: Biffle & Shooster will Make America Laugh Again!  [https://www.kinolorber.com/]


Special Features: Hilarious Commentary On All Five Shorts By Filmmaker Michael Schlesinger And Stars Nick Santa Maria And Will Ryan | 1928 Vitaphone Short FIRST THINGS LAST | Spanish Outtake From IMITATION OF WIFE • MAD MAD WORLD outtake | 1962 Interview With The Team | Will Rogers PSA | “Turn Off Your Phone” And Other Bumpers | Deleted Scenes | Alternate Takes and Extended Musical Numbers | Behind the Scenes Footage | Trailers | Plus Nearly One Full Hour of Bloopers and Outtakes!
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "MIRIAM CUTLER: FILM MUSIC"


MovieScore Media presents an overview of the works of composer Miriam Cutler, a a mainstay of the documentary community. Ranging from a chronicle of Terry Gilliam’s unfinished Don Quixote movie (Lost in La Mancha) through shocking documentaries about unusual people (One Bad Cat, Finding Kukan) to LGBT-topics (Pandemic: Facing Aids, Chris & Don: A Love Story, Vito), Miriam Cutler brings her unique vision to all subject matters. The Film Music of Miriam Cutler  offers the composer's own selection of her  favorite cues. Some films have raked in awards, others have never seen the light of day – their only common feature is that they offer fascinating examples of how a composer conquers unique challenges, trying to encapsulate all the features of the documentaries.

“Both film and music are collaborative endeavors. I have had so many great creative relationships along the way. Filmmakers I have worked with are among the most courageous, inspired, and creative people I know,“ says Miriam about the experience of being part of the documentary community for 20+ years. Though she originally worked on all kinds of projects, ranging from songwriting and records, corporate videos, live circus or scoring early entries of the cult Witchcraft series. She got her first important documentary, Arthur Dong’s Licensed to Kill which unlocking a passion for non-fiction work which she continues to focus on. 20 years later and a dozen projects later, Miriam Cutler still seeks original and challenging documentaries, regularly teaming up with old collaborators or working with new talents to tell the most extraordinary stories - extraordinary, because they’re real.

Miriam Cutler: Film Music features selections from 18 different movies, most of which have no commercial release on CD The cues were personally selected by the composer to reflect on the many different projects from her career as a documentary composer.

The soundtrack has a digital release date of  April 27, 2018, followed by a physical release in May 2018 by Quartet Records. On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score. (YOUTUBE SAMPLES) [http://moviescoremedia.com/]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Meliam Music: "THE MIRACLE SEASON" Music by Roque Baños


THE MIRACLE SEASON, which premiered in theaters last month, features original music by Spanish composer Roque Baños (THE COMMUTER, IN THE HEART OF THE SEA).  The soundtrack will be released digitally by Meliam Music.

THE MIRACLE SEASON is based on the inspiring true story of West High School girl's volleyball team. After the tragic death of the school's star player Caroline "Line" Found, the remaining team players must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hope of winning the state championship.  The film was directed by Sean McNamara and stars Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Danika Yarosh, and Erin Moriariy.

A volleyball fan himself, Baños was familiar with the West High School’s story.  “I heard from the story a couple of years before I scored the movie and was very touched by it. I remembered thinking at the time that this amazing story would make a great movie.”

Baños was able to work closely with McNamara and producer Pete Shilaimon to set the correct tone for the story.  “They wanted a very emotional and epic Americana score that encourages everyone to overcome any dramatic situation. I used a traditional orchestral sound with the addition of a marching band percussion section,” he described. 

In addition Baños was able to meet Caroline Found’s father, Ernie and show him some of the score.  “He is an extraordinary man, a French horn player, that had lived through the most terrible time a father could have. But he always smiles, and he expressed how much he was touched by the theme, that he immediately thought about his daughter and every moment he spent with her. This was one of the most special moments in my life.”

Sony Masterworks: "DEADPOOL 2" Music by Tyler Bates

 
The official Deadpool 2 (Original Motion Picture Score) is now available everywhere digitally to stream / download. Fans can now hear the first-ever “parental guidance” tagged score album from award-winning composer, Tyler Bates (John Wick, Guardians of the Galaxy, Watchmen) and look forward to explicit numbers such as “Holy S*** Balls” and “Make the Whole World our B****”.  Stream or download the album now ahead of the film’s release on May 18, 2018.

“We’re thrilled to receive a ‘parental guidance’ tag on the score album!” says Tyler Bates. The film is directed by David Leitch and written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Ryan Reynolds. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand and Jack Kesy.

ABOUT TYLER BATES: With an innate understanding of an environment’s power, perhaps it’s no coincidence that Tyler Bates has become not only an artisan at architecting music for film, television, and video games, but an in-demand multi-instrumentalist, writer, and producer. Through the nineties, he logged 1,200-plus live shows in his bands, including Pet, released on Igloo/Atlantic Records, under the guidance of Tori Amos, before segueing into the world of film score. He started to make waves by creating the audio backdrop for the popular Zack Snyder Dawn of the Dead reboot in 2004 followed by his soundtrack for the filmmaker’s 300.

By 2017, he worked on the most successful franchises in recent memory: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and John Wick. In addition to composing for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 and winning a BMI Film Music Award for the first, he co-wrote and produced a fan favorite “disco version” of “Guardians Inferno” [feat. David Hasselhoff], performed the second installment’s score at the 2017 MOSMA Festival in Spain, and crafted the music for the Disney California Adventure attraction Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout!

Meanwhile, John Wick: Chapter 2 represents the nexus of his work as a composer, performer, and songwriter. He penned the closing credits tune “A Job To Do” alongside legendary Alice In Chains guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell and performed on-screen during the climactic “Rock Opera” sequence, rocking a guitar-viol on stage with Le Castle Vania and Nostalghia. Samurai Jack offered a similar experience. After overseeing score production for Samurai Jack with composers, Joanne Higginbottom and Dieter Hartmann, he took the stage to perform a suite of the score at a sold-out Ace Theatre concert.

Samurai Jack just one of his many TV credits. His sonic presence can also be felt throughout Netflix’s The Punisher, Showtime’s Californication, Audience Network’s Kingdom, WGN America’s Salem, and more as well as video games such as Killzone: Shadow Fall, God of War: Ascension, Army of Two: The 40th Day, and most recently Crossfire.

2014 saw the birth of a powerful partnership with Marilyn Manson, touring the world. After meeting on a Californication performance, Bates went on to co-write and produce the 2015 epic, The Pale Emperor and the follow up in 2017, Heaven Upside Down. A runaway worldwide success, it achieved the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 at #6 and earned widespread critical acclaim with Rolling Stone hailing it as the “#1 Metal Album of 2015.” Bates handled music for the blockbuster Atomic Blonde starring Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron. For the project, he also produced Health’s cover of “Blue Monday” and re-invigorated and revitalized Ministry’s “Stigmata” with Manson for key sequences in the film. On the big screen, he can be heard in the critically acclaimed The Belko Experiment as well as Public and 24 Hours to Live, while his voice permeates NETFLIX’s The Punisher and Season 2 of The Exorcist.


Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "BABY: SECRET OF THE LOST LEGEND" Music by Jerry Goldsmith


Intrada presents an updated release of Jerry Goldsmith's 1985 score to Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend. Intrada mastered the earlier release from a DAT transfer of Jerry Goldsmith’s personal 2-track stereo mix of the print takes on ¼” stereo tape, made by mixer Shawn Murphy in the early 1990s when Goldsmith was dubbing much of his analog library over to the relatively new digital tape format. For this 2018 remastering of the complete score, Intrada was provided access to everything from the September 1984 sessions, maintained in pristine condition in the vast Disney vaults. These included the original 32-track scoring session masters as well as the multi-track digital mixes made by Murphy from the 32-track elements. One anomaly from the previous release has now been corrected — Goldsmith’s copy of the mixes included a couple of tracks, in particular the lengthy finale of the score, “Baby’s Alive,” playing back at a slightly slower speed than what should have been the case. Finally, in addition to remastering everything, this release includes five previously unreleased “extras”— source cues that include three pieces by the composer’s son, Joel Goldsmith, working with lyricist Sidney Barnes on two and Debrah Neal on the third and two traditional source tracks. These are heard in the film in truncated versions but appear here for the first time in their entirety.

Baby was the first of many impressive scores delivered by Goldsmith that year, a year that included Rambo: First Blood Part 2, Explorers, and King Solomon's Mines. Interestingly the break-loose, thundering action music in Baby most resembles the action music in Rambo, where Goldsmith chose to focus on his aggressive action style for the relentless chase sequences. Baby was a particularly challenging assignment for Goldsmith. Coming eight years before the CGI revolution and Jurassic Park, Goldsmith needed to come up not only with an exciting dinosaur theme, but be the emotion and character of the somewhat inexpressive rubber baby dinosaur character and endear it to the audience. He also had to express the familial instincts of the two adult dinosaurs, their anger and anguish as they confront the dinosaur hunters, and the baby dinosaur's developing bond with the human couple (played by William Katt and Sean Young). Goldsmith also had to characterize the Sunufu tribesmen, flesh out the atmosphere of the African location photography, and provide the driving rhythms that would propel a number of elaborate action scenes in the film. The result: Goldsmith delivers a score that compares favorably to masterpieces like Legend and Rambo 2, in a way creating a satisfying synthesis between the fanciful, exotic fantasy of the former and the hard-charging, relentless action of the latter.

The film follows the story of a young paleontologist (Sean Young) on an expedition to Central Africa, where she eventually runs afoul of the expedition's leader (Patrick McGoohan), who is on the trail of living dinosaurs rumored to be roaming deep in the African jungle. When the paleontologist and her husband chase a dinosaur clue, they do discover a family of sauropods. A band of rogue military men is not far behind, however, and soon the father is killed, the mother is captured, and the baby escapes with the paleontologist and her husband and begins an exciting race to freedom.

INTRADA ISC 403
For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
[CLICK HERE FOR BABY SCORE]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "Death Smiles On A Murderer" [1973] [Blu-ray]


A haunting and dreamlike gothic horror/giallo hybrid, Death Smiles on a Murderer is a compelling early work from the legendary sleaze and horror film director Joe D'Amato (Anthropophagus, Emanuelle in America), here billed under his real name Aristide Massaccesi. Set in Austria in the early 1900s, Death Smiles on a Murderer stars Ewa Aulin, (Candy, Death Laid an Egg) as Greta, a beautiful young woman abused by her brother Franz (Luciano Rossi, Death Walks in High Heels, The Conformist) and left to die in childbirth by her illicit lover, the aristocrat Dr. von Ravensbrück (Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Kill, Baby... Kill!). 

Bereft with grief, Franz reanimates his dead sister using a formula engraved on an ancient Incan medallion. Greta then returns as an undead avenging angel, reaping revenge on the Ravensbrück family and her manically possessive brother. Presented here in a stunning 2K restoration, D'Amato's film is a stately and surreal supernatural mystery which benefits from an achingly mournful score by Berto Pisano, several shocking scenes of gore, and a typically sinister performance from Klaus Kinski as a morbid doctor.
 
Klaus... is your house!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Breaking Glass Pictures: "HOUSE OF EVIL" [DVD]


Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired US rights to the retro, haunted house horror feature HOUSE OF EVIL. Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in October in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and Frederic Demy of The Story Forge, LTD.

Described as a film that brings “a perfect blend of old school and modern horror” (Horrorscreams Videovault) which “builds to a satisfying climax that wraps itself contentedly in its Italian roots.” (The Schlock Pit), HOUSE OF EVIL was an official selection at the Ferrara Film Festival and the Italian New Horror Film Festival. The film stars Andrew Harwood Mills (Retribution, Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead), Lucy Drive (Dead End, Cassette, Outside Bet), and Désirée Giorgetti (Alaska).


Based on true events, HOUSE OF EVIL follows a young couple who, in the 1970s, move into a large, remote house in the countryside with hopes of starting a family. However, it's not long before they are menaced by ghosts and a darker demonic presence.

“House of Evil is a true homage to classic Italian horror cinema”, said Wolff. “The film is a welcome addition to our genre library.”

HOUSE OF EVIL will arrive on May 8 on DVD and VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Xbox, PlayStation, Vudu, Fandango, and through local cable/satellite providers.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: ""Bruce's Deadly Fingers" (1976) [Blu-ray + Dvd]


Now His Whole Body Is Lethal!... Now for the first time ever released in Widescreen High Definition and produced from a new 2K scan from the 35mm original negative. If you are a fan of the master, Bruce Lee, and other "Bruceploitation films," then this deluxe Blu-ray + DVD combo is a must for your film collection! After malicious gangsters capture Bruce Lee's ex-girlfriend, a young martial artist attempts to rescue her - and the late master's book containing lethal techniques for killing with one's fingers. 


Plenty of Kung-fu action and mayhem including a particularly gruesome scene involving the torture of a girl with a deadly snake!
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kino Lorber: "THE MAZE" [1953] Blu-ray and DVD


Kino Lorber Studio Classics proudly announces the Blu-ray & DVD release of The Maze, the atmospheric 1953 3-D horror film directed by legendary filmmaker and Academy Award®-winning production designer William Cameron Menzies (Invaders from Mars, Things to Come).

This edition from Kino Lorber Studio Classics has been digitally restored from the original left and right eye camera negatives by Paramount Pictures Archive in association with The Film Foundation, with a special thanks to Martin Scorsese. It was scanned in 4K at Pro-Tek with 3-D alignment process and restoration by the 3-D Film Archive.
  
The Blu-ray and DVD editions of The Maze become available on April 24, 2018, Blu-ray and DVD. Special features include audio commentary by film historians Tom Weaver, Bob Furmanek, Dr. Robert J. Kiss, and David Schechter, an interview with star Veronica Hurst, restored three-channel stereophonic sound by Eckhard Büttner, and the original 3-D trailer. The Blu-ray edition also contains reversible cover art.


Richard Carlson (The Magnetic Monster) stars as Scotsman Gerald MacTeam, who abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty Murray (Veronica Hurst) after receiving word of his uncle's death and inheriting a mysterious castle in the Scottish Highlands. Kitty refuses to accept the broken engagement and travels with her aunt (Katherine Emery) to the castle.

When they arrive, they discover that Gerald has suddenly aged and his manner has changed significantly. After a series of mysterious events occur in both the castle and the hedge maze outside, they invite a group of friends, including a doctor, to the castle, hoping they can help Gerald with whatever ails him.

Menzies was known for his very dimensional style, focusing many shots in layers - The Maze was his final film as production designer and director.

For more information on the restoration of The Maze, visit the 3-D Film Archive website (http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/the-maze).
 
WoW... just WOW!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kino Classics: "THE HALF-BREED/THE GOOD BAD MAN" (1916) [BLU-RAY or DVD]


Kino Classics is proud to announce that two long-unseen early Douglas Fairbanks silent films, The Half-Breed and The Good Bad Man, are coming to Blu-ray and DVD on May 1.

Released in 1916, The Half-Breed represents Fairbanks' first effort at a serious acting role, a departure from the kind of light comedy that had made him a star on the stage and in his earliest film appearances. Also from 1916, The Good Bad Man is Fairbanks' first Western, and gives him one of his best roles of this early period of his career. Both films were directed by early Hollywood pioneer Allan Dwan, who later directed Fairbanks in such classics of the silent era as Robin Hood (1922) and The Iron Mask (1929).

Set to become available on Blu-ray and DVD May 1, this edition from Kino Classics contains special features including Amazing Tales From the Archives: Restoring The Half-Breed, audio commentaries on both films by film historian Tracey Goessel (author of The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks) and film restorer Robert Byrne; and a photo gallery. Music scores for both films are composed and performed by Donald Sosin.


In an attempt to brand himself as a serious actor, the smiling swashbuckler Douglas Fairbanks starred in The Half-Breed (1916), a Western melodrama written by Anita Loos and directed with flair by Allan Dwan. Fairbanks stars as Lo Dorman, who has been ostracized from society because of his mixed ethnicity - his Native American mother was abandoned by his white father. When Lo catches the eye of the rich white debutante Nellie (Jewel Carmen), he becomes a target for the racist Sheriff Dunn (Sam De Grasse), who wants to break them up and take Nellie for his own. This love triangle becomes a quadrangle with the arrival of Teresa (Alma Rubens), who is on the run from the law. Through fire and fury Lo must decide who and what he truly loves.
 
What's important about this films, the year released and the release on a new digital format... this is film's history not lost.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment: "I KILL GIANTS" [DVD/BLU-RAY]


RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE) will release the adventure, fantasy film I KILL GIANTS on DVD and Blu-ray on May 22, 2018. From the producers of Harry Potter, I KILL GIANTS stars Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avatar), Imogen Poots ("Roadies," Green Room), Madison Wolfe (The Conjuring 2, "True Detective"), and Sydney Wade (360, Una). The film was directed by the Academy Award winning writer/director Anders Walter (Helium) and was written by Joe Kelly (Deadpool graphic novel, Big Hero 6 graphic novel, "Avengers Assemble," "Ultimate Spider-Man"). RLJE Films will release I KILL GIANTS on DVD and on Blu-ray.

Teen Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe) is the only thing that stands between terrible giants and the destruction of her small town. But as she boldy confronts her fears in increasingly dangerous ways, her new school counselor (Zoe Saldana) leads her to question everything she’s always believed to be true.


I KILL GIANTS is based on the critically acclaimed “Man of Action” graphic novel written by Kelly and Ken Niimura (“Henshin”).  The graphic novel won many awards including IGN’S Best Indy Book of 2008, New York Magazine’s Top 10 Comics of 2009 and the Gold Award at the International Manga Awards.

The I KILL GIANTS DVD and Blu-ray includes the bonus features “The Making of I Kill Giants,” Anatomy of a Scene, I Kill Giants Graphic Novel: Chapter 1 and a Photo Gallery.
 
Loved it, totally my type of film... and well just look!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Robbie Gennet "GLEAMS" with a little Help from Friends...


Multi-instrumentalist/prog rocker Robbie Gennet is gearing up to release his 7-song album, Gleams, on May 25.  The album was co-produced by Fernando Perdomo, and also has musical contributions from Ryan Brown (Zappa Plays Zappa) and Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd).

Robbie's music is perhaps best described as "multi-dimensional, progressive, piano-driven pop/rock." Or, to compare his sound to well-known artists, think Father John Misty, Arcade Fire, Rush and The Killers, with Elton John-esque piano and even a string section throughout.

The first video from Gleams, "The Camera's On," debuted exclusively via Facebook on April 27, and now has over 100k FB views. Famed artist Paul Whitehead (Genesis) painted the Gleams album cover.

Produced and Mixed by Fernando Perdomo and Robbie Gennet
Mastered by Brad Vance at Red Mastering
Album cover artwork by Paul Whitehead (Genesis)
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Robbie Gennet: piano, bass, lead vocals, lyrics, songs, arranging
Ryan Brown (Dweezil Zappa): drums on 2-7 + bongos on “The Camera’s On”
Fernando Perdomo: drums on “Feel”
Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd): harmony vocals
Kaitlin Wolfberg: violin and viola
Rey “Conga” Diaz: congas on “The Camera’s On”
Michael Gennet: harmony vocals on “Feel” and “Electric Skies”
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Recorded at Reseda Ranch Studios & G-Spot Studios
Mixed at Reseda Ranch Studios
Acoustic piano by Kawai pianos

I sensed it to be more of a play, than an album of songs... now that may be the point!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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Milan Records: "HEARTS BEAT LOUD"


In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank (Nick Offerman) is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to college, while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly "jam sesh" into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an Internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.

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I am just going to say "YES"!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "KAUFMAN'S GAME" Music by Philippe Jakko


MovieScore Media reunites with Allies composer Philippe Jakko for another tense thriller score using an unusual orchestral ensemble. Written and directed by Helier Bissell-Thomas, Kaufman’s Game tells the story of  Stanley (Jye Frasca), a young man who dream of becoming a champion boxer despite the fact his physical build makes him unsuitable for such heavy workload. When a stranger approaches him outside the gym with the offer of a specially produced steroid, Stanley gets drawn into the increasingly more violent operations of a powerful organization, while unwittingly entering into a series of tests designed to prove his mettle.

"The music had to be eerie, ominous, mysterious, with tension as a modern film noir," explains Philippe Jakko about the project. "In order to keep an anxiogenic ambiance,  I used unusual harmonies, atonal moments, glissandi, quarter tones; harmonics. But I didn’t want it to sound like an horror soundtrack, the music has to be sometimes cold, other times it needed to be warmer. I also used traditional leitmotif techniques, such as giving Stanley a soft piano arpeggio or a Moog synth for the Mafia guys." The score uses a small ensemble uses strings, horns, electronic synths, cristal baschet, vintage organ, programmings and a few parts for cello, played by soloist Eve Marie Caravassilis.

Composer Philippe Jakko graduated in musical high schools in Paris and Lyon where he studied harmony, counterpoint, composition and conducting with a music degree in musicology (on film scoring). Philippe is also a multi-instrumentalist: he plays the piano, guitars, keyboards, bass and the Arabic oud. His music for Valérie Donzelli Que D'Amour! won the Jerry Goldsmith Award in 2015. In 2017, he won an award for Le coeur en Braille at the Festival du Film en Famille in Quebec. Apart from film scoring, Philippe is also active in the world of ballet, he composed a hip hop opera and wrote several hit songs: "Yakalelo" (1998) and "Parce qu'on sait jamais" (2008) sold over 1,500,000 copies. His score for Allies was released by MovieScore Media in 2014.
 
On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score.
KAUFMAN'S GAME (YOUTUBE) Music Composed by PHILIPPE JAKKO

You can also view a making of featurette here:
KAUFMAN'S GAME - Behind the Score with composer Philippe Jakko
 
Go listen... this is a great one!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "SINNER" Season: ONE... Music by Ronit Kirchman


An eight episode close-ended series, The Sinner follows a young mother (Jessica Biel) who, when overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling act of violence and to her horror has no idea why. The event launches an inverted and utterly surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the “who” or the “what” -- but the “why” -- as an investigator (Bill Pullman) finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman's buried motive. Together they travel a harrowing journey into the depths of her psyche and the violent secrets hidden in her past.

ABOUT RONIT KIRCHMAN... Ronit Kirchman is a composer, music producer, songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. She composes music for film and television, theater and dance, multimedia installations, and the concert stage. She is also an accomplished visual artist and author.

Ronit is the composer for the riveting Golden Globe-nominated dramatic series The Sinner (USA Network). In response to its hit ratings and critical acclaim, The Sinner has been renewed for a second season which will air later in 2018. Ronit's widely varied film scores include the feature films Zen and the Art of Dying, Finding Neighbors, and The Skin I'm In, as well as The Golden Age of Fish, Say You Love Me, and Gowanus, Brooklyn among many others.

Lakeshore Records: "PICKPOCKETS" Music by Composer Alex Heffes


Aspiring teen thieves learn what it takes to be successful pickpockets on the streets of Bogotá from a master in the arts of trickery and deception.
 
Composer ALEX HEFFES... Golden Globe nominated composer Alex Heffes is known for his scores to award-winning films such as The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. It was his scores to Kevin Macdonald’s Academy Award-winning films One Day In September, The Last King of Scotland and BAFTA-winning Touching The Void that first brought him to international attention. Alongside his long collaboration with Macdonald he has worked with many of cinema’s top filmmakers such as Stephen Frears (The Program), Mira Nair (Queen of Katwe), Peter Webber (Emperor), Catherine Hardwicke (The Last King of Scotland) and J.J. Abrams (on the Stephen King mini series 11.22.63.). His score to the 8 hour event miniseries Roots premiered in 2016 on History, A&E Network and Lifetime receiving widespread critical acclaim and winning Alex the Hollywood Music in Media award for best TV score.

Alex’s versatility has led to scoring across a vast range of movie genres from Charles Ferguson’s Academy Award-winning Inside Job to the New Line horror film The Rite and Mikael Hafstrom’s action thriller Escape Plan starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He collaborated with director Tim Burton on his screen adaptation of Sweeney Todd. His score to Justin Chadwick’s film Boy was featured at the opening ceremony of the Olympic velodrome at the 2012 London Olympics.

Alex was nominated for a Golden Globe for his score to Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. He received a BAFTA nomination for the HBO drama Tsunami: The Aftermath and in 2011 was awarded Discovery Of The Year by the World Soundtrack Academy. In 2012 Alex won the Ivor Novello Award for best film score of the year for The First Grader and in 2016 he was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Recent work includes Disney’s feature film Queen Of Katwe, the Idris Elba thriller The Take and the Netflix hit series Black Mirror. Upcoming for Heffes is the BBC feature documentary Earth: One Amazing Day narrated by Robert Redford, and The Elephant Queen and Peter Webber’s Columbian drama Pickpockets.

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varèse Sarabande: "BAD SAMARITAN" Music by Joseph LoDuca


Varèse Sarabande will release the BAD SAMARITAN  – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD May 4, 2018. The album features original score composed by Joseph LoDuca (ASH VS EVIL DEAD, SPARTACUS).

“After making music together continuously for the last decade and a half, Bad Samaritan is our first feature film collaboration,” said director Dean Devlin, who has collaborated with LoDuca on such series as LEVERAGE, THE LIBRARIANS, and the mini-series THE TRIANGLE. “Joe and I have covered nearly every genre and style of music together, but this time we pushed ourselves into new ground.”

Two-time Emmy® Award winning composer (12-time Emmy nominated) Joseph LoDuca is no stranger to large orchestral action, adventure, fantasy, and thriller music. LoDuca composed the music for director Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD Trilogy, the Starz Entertainment series SPARTACUS (produced by Raimi/Tapert/Donen and Steven DeKnight), and Turner Network Television’s LEVERAGE (for Dean Devlin).

In 2017, his broadcast work included Season 4 of TNT’s THE LIBRARIANS, Season 3 of ASH V. EVIL DEAD for Starz, and DISJOINTED, a Netflix sitcom starring Kathy Bates (David Javerbaum, Chuck Lorre); two feature films–Bad Samaritan (Dean Devlin), CULT OF CHUCKY (Don Mancini); and PLEASUREDOME, an 80’s-themed musical. Joseph’s extensive work for television is highlighted by XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS (Emmy winner), LEGEND OF THE SEEKER (Emmy winner), and HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS.