UPDATE: SIX STRINGS MAGAZINE "DOWNLOADS"


As of September 11, 2017 the issues on the right links might expire, we are always evolving ourselves... so if you come to a dead link, please contact us for the new link. We are also going to make complete editions available on our Facebook page, so if you want to see them... 

THANK YOU!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

HWR RELEASES: "CHRISTMAS WITH A CAPITAL C" MUSIC BY EDWIN WENDLER

http://howlinwolfrecords.com/

It's the end of the year and it's a time to celebrate the good things in 2017, why not share this wonderful new music by composer great "Edwin Wendler" and on our label "Howlin' Wolf Records". I am proud to be part of this release, many talented people from start to finish were involved... so experience it and Happy Holidays!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Howlin' Wolf Records Proudly Presents: "FINAL JUDGEMENT/TERROR WITHIN II" music by Terry Plumeri


Both scores are composed, orchestrated, and conducted by Terry Plumeri. A chamber orchestra and choir are used to create a Gothic, "brooding harmonic vocabulary" to match the psychological journey of FINAL JUDGEMENT. For THE TERROR WITHIN II, "dark and sometimes forceful accompaniment" match the extreme, post-nuclear war landscape. In the liner notes the composer reflects on the love theme for THE TERROR WITHIN II, proclaiming it as "one of my favorite love themes I have written for cinema."


Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sharad Patel's "SOMEBODY'S DARLING" on VOD


UFOClub Creative has announced the VOD release of Sharad Patel's Somebody's Darling.  Putting a supernatural twist on the ever-relevant topics of campus safety, rape culture and privilege, Sharad Patel's directorial feature debut took home the Jury prize for Best Feature at Comicpalooza, Best Horror Feature Film at the Subversive Film Awards and Best International Film at the Feratum Film Festival.  Somebody's Darling will be available on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play and Vudu starting December 1st.

A brooding mysterious fraternity president becomes obsessed with a coed despite having it all in his privileged existence.  What begins as a hopeful romance twists into obsession, and he risks his social standing in his pursuit of her heart. It seems that a positive change of character might bloom as he drifts away from the misogynistic, hedonist ways of his frat brothers.
 


But a dark secret seems to cloak it all, and glimpses of truth surface in his surreal visions and dreams. Huge and horrible revelations mark the violent finale of this retro-styled, psychological, horror drama touching upon current issues of date rape culture, southern history, and privilege.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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Tor Books: Kill All Angels "The Vicious Circuit" (Volume 3) - Robert Brockway


The concluding volume in the humorous punk rock adventure that began with The Unnoticeables and The Empty Ones.

After the events of the first two books of the Vicious Circuit series, Carey and Randall reached LA during the early '80s punk scene, which was heavily mixed up with Chinatown. A young Chinese girl with silver hair is the Empty One that seems to run things there, and her ex-lover, an Empty One named Zang, has apparently turned against them and may or may not be on Carey's side.

In modern times, Kaitlyn and company have also returned to LA because her powers have been growing and she has been having visions that may be telling her how to kill all of the angels. The downside being that they have to find a new one, first--and LA is the only place they know where to do that.

Steeped in the LA punk scene in the '80s, Chinatown, sunken suburbs, the ocean and gargantuan things that swim in it, Kill All Angels is everything that fans of Robert Brockway's irreverent humor have been looking for to end the series with a bang.

The Vicious Circuit Trilogy
The Unnoticeables
The Empty Ones
Kill All Angels

ROBERT BROCKWAY is a Senior Editor and columnist for Cracked.com. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife Meagan and their two dogs, Detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh. When not penning books like The Vicious Circle Novels (The Unnoticeables, The Empty Ones, and Kill All Angels), he has been known, on occasion, to have a beard.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Olive Films: "NUTCRACKER "THE MOTION PICTURE" (1986) [FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY! or DVD]


Director Carroll Ballard (The Black Stallion) brings Tchaikovsky’s classic musical fantasy (derived from the E.T.A. Hoffmann story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”) to screen in Nutcracker, The Motion Picture featuring members of the Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Nutcracker, The Motion Picture is the story of the mysterious toymaker Drosselmeier (Hugh Bigney), his beautiful toy theater and the lovely Clara (Vanessa Sharp), a young girl who dreams of dancing with a prince. In classic fairy tale fashion, these will all come together in the delightful tale of an enchanted Nutcracker, a Mouse King and a charming Prince.
 


Nutcracker, The Motion Picture is directed by Carroll Ballard, conceived by Kent Stowell and Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are), photographed by Stephen H. Burum (The Outsiders, The Untouchables) with the music of Tchaikovsky conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.


Jeremy [Six Strings]

KRONOS RECORDS! Finishes the Year Out Right!

KRONCD081 - 249: LA NOCHE EN QUE BECARIA ENCONTRÓ A EMILIANO REVILLA. Music by JOSÉ SÁNCHEZ-SANZ
info http://kronosrecords.com/K81.html

KRONOS RECORDS is once again very proud to champion a composer from the land that seems unable to stop popping amazing composers for film, Spain! And the composer in question is José Sánchez-Sanz; known for his work on I' LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS (2003), H6 DIARIO DE UN ASESINO (2005) and THE SYMMETRY OF LOVE from 2010.

249. LA NOCHE EN QUE UNA BECARIA ENCONTRÓ A EMILIANO REVILLA is a soundtrack that oozes sophistication and quality, a work that is innovative, lingering and exciting, but moreover one that is entertaining and rewarding.  It is a brooding soundtrack and a slow burning score, as it has three musical personas, the sad and slightly romantic face being underlined by a richly dark and unsettling side that itself is given more power and credence by the composers fertile and imaginative orchestration skills, that make the work sound larger than it is. Then we have the delicate and fragile character of the work which percolates through the shadowy and nervous material, the composer at one point adding a fleeting and ever so subtle accordion sound that is not that pronounced or prominent but still gives the work that something more, making the listener take even more interest in what is building musically.  This is a score that initially sounds European, which given the composers origins is a somewhat accepted conclusion, but then we have another sound or style that begins to filter through and intertwine with the already established Euro sound, this gains momentum as the score develops and has affiliations to the Hollywood thriller score of both today and yesterday.

The CD is strictly limited to 300 copies so make sure to get yourself one now!

KRONCD082 - ARTIFICIAL. Music by JORGE GRANDA
info http://kronosrecords.com/K82.html

KRONOS RECORDS has always been fond of composers from all eras of music and hailing from allover the world, however Spain seems too be bubbling with them so here is once again another titles by another up and coming Spanish composer, Jorge Granda. The score in question is for the 2015 short "ARTIFIITIAL (ARTIFICIAL)" from director David Pérez Sañudo

Xabier  goes for a job interview. What he doesn't know is that he has already been selected. CORPSA offers to pay him 80,000 if he agrees to be cloned. But more than just a lot of money depends on his decision.  The music for this film is synth based as synthetic is the clone CORPSA wants to do but not cold and emotionless, au contraire the score is an homage to 80's syth scores, but with the composer's own touch, bringing in a touch of mystery, suspense through dark ambient influenced passages.

The CD is our most limted one so far at only 150 copies so make sure to get yourself one now because this one will go very fast!

KRONCD083 - THE LION WOMAN. Music by UNO HELMERSSON
info http://kronosrecords.com/K83.html

KRONOS RECORDS and MOVIESCORE MEDIA present another sublime score from Scandinavian cinema. Written and directed by Vibeke Idsøe based on the 2006 novel by Norwegian author Erik Fosnes Hansen, The Lion Woman tells the tale of Eva Arctander, a girl who suffers from a rare genetic disorder which makes hairs grow over large parts of her body. Born in 1912 while her mother dies during childbirth, Eva’s father initially tries to hide his daughter, but Eva cannot be held back from achieving her dreams. Despite humiliating examinations and bullying, Eva still falls in love, experiences respect and disrespect and discovers company by joining in a theater group featuring other folk who also suffer from rare diseases. The film follows Eva through ages 7, 14 and 22 in a most unusual coming-of stage story.

Composer Uno Helmersson explores the uplifting story of Eva with an emotionally evocative, thematically rich score exploring all three stages in the girls development in accepting herself. As the composer puts it: “The Lion Woman is a story about being different, trying to make your way through life. It is also a story about the complex relationship between a father and daughter – guilt, pride, judgement and love. The music in general comments both the inner as the outer world of Eva and her voyage. It also emphasize the relationship between Eva and her father Gustav. With its slightly melancholic, driving, beautiful and magic world – it takes you on Eve´s journey through life.”

The Lion Woman soundtrack features additional music by Kristian Eidnes Andersen, best known for his contributions to the films of Lars von Trier.

The CD is limited to 300 copies and will not last long!

KRONCD084 - SALVATORE, QUESTA È LA VITA. Music by PAOLO VIVALDI
info http://kronosrecords.com/K84.html

KRONOS RECORDS is proud to present our first release by very talented Italian composed PAOLO VIVALDI, composer of OLIVETTI-LA FORZA DI UN SOGNO, VISO D’ANGELO, THE TEACHER, I CERCHI NELL’ACQUA and the very well known EXODUS and starring Enrico Lo Verso, Alessandro Mallia  and Giancarlo Giannini.
  
Vivaldi’s score for the picture is symphonic with a minimal amount of synthetic support and enhancement and is written predominantly for strings, piano and woods, these elements acting as a foundation on which he builds the remainder of the thematic material. The composer underlining and enhancing the movies, dramatic, comedic and at times heartrending moments superbly. Vivaldi, utilizes solo piano within the soundtrack to purvey delicate and fragile atmospheres, creating emotive and haunting musical nuances and interludes. The composer also employs a beguiling Female wordless voice at certain stages of the score which is underlined by cello and further embellished by subtle piano, a combination that is not only affecting but highly effective. The score is not only melodic and alluring, but also contains a richness and has a luxurious musical persona, Vivaldi, shaping, adapting and tailoring his already emotive and melancholy sounding music to suit every scenario that we encounter within the picture. There is also a more rustic side to the work, which comes in the form traditional sounding Sicilian flavoured pieces, which personally evoked memories of Luis Baclov’s soundtrack for IL POSTINO. But, it is the delicate and more melodic thematic material that attracts one to the score, and within the movie the composer does manage to get the correct balance and enhance rather than overpower with his subtle nuances and lingering tone poems, plus creating a rich and attractive work.

The CD is limited to 300 copies.

KRONCD085 - QUEEN'S MESSENGER. Music by STELVIO CIPRIANI
info http://kronosrecords.com/K85.html

KRONOS RECORDS is once again proud to present another hidden gem by Italian Maestro STELVIO CIPRIANI, composer of War Devils, The Bounty Killer, The Anonymous Venetian, Blindman, Death Walks on High Heels, Baron Blood, Rabid Dogs, Suor Emanuelle, Voices from Beyond, She, The Black Spider, The Boy & The Lion, Death, Deceit & Destiny Aboard The Orient Express and many more. This time is the turn of QUEEN'S MESSENGER from 2001, starring Gary Daniels in the role of Captain Strong, featured also Romina Mondello and Academy award winner Christoph Waltz and directed by Mark Roper.
  
It is an action-driven, uptempo orchestral score, however the composer also manages to include a lush and romantic sounding side to the soundtrack with strings that swell and rise and solo piano that is delicate and alluring, which adds a degree of fragility to the proceedings.

The CD is limited to 300 copies and will not last long!

It's a great time for music, here is something for everybody!

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Brave Wave: "THREE MOVEMENTS" Music by Manami Matsumae


THREE MOVEMENTS is the first-ever solo album by the legendary Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae, which celebrates her thirty years of working as a composer in the video game industry. Matsumae’s career began in 1987 when she graduated from the Osaka University of Arts and joined Capcom’s Sound Production Department that same year.

The solo album features Matsumae’s signature catchy and memorable tunes while showcasing a new side of her that fans rarely get to see. She ventures into chiptunes, trance, orchestral, and ambient soundscapes – woven into a classical narrative that splits this blend of genres into three distinct parts. “By this point, I've created music for a number of video games,” says Matsumae about the album’s diverse lineup of tracks. “These songs come in a variety of genres, and I want everyone to listen to the different styles I've experienced throughout the years, which is why I ended up creating my album in this fashion.”

Release Date: December 17, 2017


All songs are composed, programmed, and mixed by Manami Matsumae.  

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sumthing Else Music Works: "Forza Motorsport 7" Music by Kaveh Cohen and Michael Nielsen


Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to releasing video game soundtracks, is proud to present four soundtracks perfect for the Forza Motorsport game fans. Featuring original music from composers Kaveh Cohen and Michael Nielsen, the label will be releasing the Forza Motorsport 7 original game soundtrack digitally on December 12, 2017.  Forza Motorsport 6 Porsche Expansion soundtrack, Forza Motorsport 6 NASCAR Expansion soundtrack and the Forza Motorsport 6 Ultimate Edition, will all be released in 2018.

Composers Cohen and Nielsen created a hybrid symphonic score for Forza Motorsport 6 and the subsequent Porsche and NASCAR expansions.  “We approached Forza Motorsport 6 as if we were creating a huge film score,” said Nielsen.  “Almost as if you are a supernatural being looking in on your car collection. There were huge differences in musical dynamics from intimate to enormous.”

WaterTower Music: "Downsizing" Music by Rolfe Kent


WaterTower Music will release the Downsizing - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack at digital retail on December 22, 2017 and on CD January 12. The album features original score by Rolfe Kent (Up In The Air, Sideways) and the original song “A Little Change In The Weather,” co-written by Kent and performed by The Swingles. Paramount Pictures’ Downsizing will be in theaters on December 22, 2017. 

“Rolfe Kent and I agreed that no matter what the music was meant to express, we wanted it as charming, melodic and full-throated as possible,” said writer/director Alexander Payne.  “Rolfe and I have worked together for over 25 years, and this was, I feel, the finest score he has yet produced, and, if you’ll forgive the immodesty, as fine a score I’ve heard in any film in recent memory.”

“Alexander asked for the score to be beautiful classical music,” Kent described.  The composer wanted to avoid film score clichés and took a different route.  “I figured a Kubrickian approach was best, where the music sounds like it existed outside of the film, and was discovered to match the scene perfectly.”   Known for using unexpected textures, sounds and his own signature musical personality, this opened the floodgates for Rolfe.  “As ever, Alexander was open to hearing unexpected sounds, so when I threw him the curve of an opera aria sung in Norwegian, or some bagpipes, he loved it.”

Downsizing is directed by Academy Award© winner Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Sideways) and stars Academy Award© winner Matt Damon (The Martian, Good Will Hunting), Academy Award© winner Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained), Hong Chau (Inherent Vice, Big Little Lies), Academy Award© nominee Kristen Wiig (The Martian, Bridesmaids), Udo Kier (Melancholia), Jason Sudeikis (Colossal), Academy Award© nominee Laura Dern (Wild, Rambling Rose), Neil Patrick Harris (Gone Girl), and Rolf Lassgård (A Man Named Ove).

GREGORY TRIPI’S ORIGINAL SCORE FOR "MANHUNT: UNABOMBER"


Discovery Channel will release the Manhunt: UNABOMBER – Original Series Soundtrack on December 15th.  The soundtrack features original music by composer Gregory Tripi (Rememory, The Knick additional music).

“When [director] Greg Yaitanes and I began discussing the music for Manhunt, there wasn’t any temp track or decisions made other than going in an electronic direction,” explained Tripi.  “Greg had been a big fan of the music that Cliff Martinez and I did for The Knick, so he and the music supervisor, PJ Bloom, approached me about doing the show.”

Manhunt: UNABOMBER tells the dramatic and gripping true story of the FBI's hunt for the Unabomber, the deadliest serial bomber in history. The story focuses on FBI Agent and Criminal Profiler Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald (played by Sam Worthington of Avatar and Hacksaw Ridge), who pioneered the use of forensic linguistics to identify and ultimately capture the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers series and A Beautiful Mind). This series features both Bettany and Worthington's first major leading roles on U.S. television.

As a fresh faced Criminal Profiler and the newest member of the Unabom Task Force (UTF), Fitz faced an uphill battle not just against the Unabomber - one of the most sophisticated and brilliant criminals in history - but also against the bureaucracy of the UTF itself as his maverick ideas and new approaches were dismissed by the system.

Rage Music: "The B-Side - Elsa DorFman’s Portrait Photography"


Rage Music will release The B-Side: Elsa DorFman’s Portrait Photography – Original Documentary Soundtrack digitally on December 12, 2017 and a limited edition vinyl in early 2018. From Academy Award® winning documentarian Errol Morris, the soundtrack features original music by Emmy® nominated composer Paul Leonard-Morgan (Limitless, DREDD).  Later that week, on December 15, Netflix will drop Morris’ new mini-series Wormwood, also featuring the “constantly churning and sometimes quite beautiful score by Paul Leonard-Morgan,” Todd McCarthy (Hollywood Reporter).

“Errol is quite simply a genius. The way he brings out the personality of Elsa, and also the story, was something I just wanted to help, rather than dominate, with the score,” explained Leonard-Morgan. “Getting to write such simple, sometimes uplifting, sometimes ethereal, but always beautiful music was a great ride - composing an album ‘inspired by’ Elsa, and then seeing how the tracks suited various scenes in the film. It was a totally unique way of scoring, and an incredible experience.”

Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the "surfaces" of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: From Bob Dylan to Allen Ginsberg, families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfman gives Errol Morris an inside tour of her backyard archive.

In The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography, Errol Morris explores the life of a gifted analog photographer facing a digital present. Dorfman, with whimsical charm and wit, gives her longtime friend a tour of her backyard garage-turned-archive.

The B-Side is a loving portrait of a unique artist too often overlooked in considerations of 20th century photography. It revels in the intimate beauty of Dorfman’s portraits and in her singular appreciation for the ordinary aspects of human life. As photographs begin to fade and Dorfman’s retirement looms, Morris’s film reminds us of a bygone era of analog photography and the extraordinary life of one of its champions.

Leonard-Morgan was similarly influenced by the concept of analog vs. digital.  “The film is about the loss of Elsa’s love/livelihood due to Polaroid no longer making this huge paper that she needs to continue shooting these portraits.  I wanted to similarly show the beauty of analog with the music,” said Leonard-Morgan.  Unlike most music today, “everything was recorded in one take, and never chopped up. I embraced the imperfections, in the same way as Elsa does with her photos. It’s this feeling of rawness that makes this soundtrack really intimate.”

At first the musicians were quite taken aback with this approach.  “Sometimes the ‘glossiness’ of Hollywood soundtracks can take away from the emotion,” Leonard-Morgan described. “I wanted to do something different. Every take on the piano, Rhodes, analog synthesizers, drums, quartet, double bass, guitar were all done in one take. The string players would say things like ‘oh, you can fix that tuning afterwards’ or ‘just one more take.’ It was only after explaining to them that they realized that it was these natural imperfections that I wanted.”

“The roots of Joanna Bruzdowicz's music can be located in the tradition of the colorful, lively and expressive neoclassicism of Grazyna Bacewicz, flavored by inspiration from the Polish school of sonorism (Penderecki, Lutoslawski). Her musical narratives are filled with kaleidoscopically shifting ideas and melodies; the moods alternate between somber reflection, sweet lyricism, and exuberant outbursts of joy.” Maja Trochimczyk, USC

Known for her work with French director Agnès Varda (Vagabond, Jacquot De Nantes and The Gleaners and I), Bruzdowicz is an accomplished contemporary composer in her own right, with a wide opus including ballet, opera, symphonic, chamber, film and television music. She studied composition with 20th Century greats - Kazimierz Sikorski, Nadia Boulanger, Olivier Messiaen and Pierre Schaeffer - at the Sorbonne in Paris and is perhaps best known in the classical world for her operas (The Penal Colony, The Trojan Women and The Gates of Paradise). As well as composing film scores, Joanna is also the co-creator of German TV series Stahlkammer Zürich which spawned 36 episodes.

Directed by Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel and starring Jonathan Pryce and Agyness Deyn, the disturbing sci-fi drama The White King made its debut at the Edinburgh International Film Festival where it was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature. Lorenzo Allchurch plays Djata, a care-free 12-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, Peter, and Djata and his mother Hannah are labelled traitors, the boy will not rest until he sees his father again. The White King is available on iTunes, Amazon and Netflix in the UK and will be released in the US by Film Movement on 5th December.
 
For more information visit http://www.silvascreenusa.com
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

VARÈSE SARABANDE: "TINY CHRISTMAS" Music Composed By Ryan Shore


Varèse Sarabande will release the TINY CHRISTMAS – Original Soundtrack digitally on December 15, 2017. The album features original music composed by Ryan Shore (JULIE’S GREENROOM, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny) for the Nickelodeon’s new holiday TV movie, which began airing in early December.

“It’s beyond a thrill and an honor to have composed the score for TIny Christmas.” said Shore. “I grew up watching classic holiday films such as IT’s a WoNderful Life, A CHristmas Story and Home AlonE. I can’t wait for audiences of all ages to see Tiny ChristmaS, and I hope it could perhaps be seen as a holiday film for a new generation, and one that is worthy of multiple Christmastime viewings.”

When a girl (Riele Downs) and her quirky cousin (Lizzy Greene) are accidentally zapped by a shrinking ray at the hands of one of Santa’s inept elves on Christmas Eve, they must learn to trust and appreciate each other and work as a team to get back home before Christmas, or risk staying tiny forever.

“The director Jonathan A. Rosenbaum knew he wanted a thematic, adventurous, playful, colorful, orchestral score, which follows the storyline very closely, so the essential creative approach to the score was made very clear,” said Shore. “I grew up listening to scores like that, and so it was a musical sandbox that I couldn’t wait to jump into to write.”

Ryan Shore is a 2x Emmy Award® and Grammy Award nominated composer, songwriter and conductor for film, television, virtual reality, games, records and theatre. Shore was Assistant Music Director and Contributing Composer / Arranger / Orchestrator for the 87th Academy Awards.  Shore’s 60+ scoring credits include Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (Lucasfilm), Julie's Greenroom (Netflix) starring Julie Andrews with all new puppets from the Jim Henson Company, Penn Zero: Part Time Hero (Disney Television Animation), Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery (Warner Bros), Scooby-Doo! And WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon (Warner Bros), R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls (Universal), SpyHunter (Warner Bros), The Shrine (IFC), Prime (Universal), Cop and a Half: New Recruit (Universal), Harvard Man (Lions Gate), The Girl Next Door (Anchor Bay), Stan Helsing (Anchor Bay), Cabin Fever 2 (Lions Gate), Numb (Sony), Sesame Street (PBS), P.O.V. (PBS), and The X-Factor (FOX).

Shore has conducted orchestras around the world in recordings and concerts including The New York Philharmonic, The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra, The Skywalker Symphony Orchestra, The Czech Philharmonic, as well as conducting concerts for Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions and Soundtracks Live! featuring music from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Mar Vista Pictures present TINY CHRISTMAS currently airing and streaming on Nickelodeon. Varèse Sarabande will release the TINY CHRISTMAS – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on December 15, 2017 and on CD soon.

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Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande"The Orphan Black: DNA Sampler"


With ORPHAN BLACK completing its five-year run earlier this year, Varèse Sarabande compiles a special collection of the best songs from the series celebrating the lives of “the seestras.” The Orphan Black: DNA Sampler will be released digitally and CD on December 22, 2017.

From the moment Sarah Manning (Emmy® Award winning actress Tatiana Maslany) locked eyes with an unknown identical woman, who jumped to her death, her life has never been the same. She’s found out she’s a clone, that there are multiple clones out there, and multiple factions that sought to hunt, control, betray or kill them.

The Orphan Black: DNA Sampler features music by The Ettes, The Belle Game, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Peaches (featuring Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs), as well as exclusive tracks created especially for the show.  The album also features the “Theme From Orphan Black” by Two Fingers, a German version of “These Boots Are Made For Walking, and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” sung in Ukranian by Stacey Y and arranged by series composer Trevor Yuile exclusively for this album release.

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Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "PULP" Blu-ray and DVD


A year after they'd created one of the defining British gangster pictures with Get Carter, three Michaels - writer-director Mike Hodges, producer Michael Klinger and star Michael Caine - reunited for another crime picture, albeit with a more oddball flavor...

Caine plays Mickey King, a successful pulp novelist responsible for such titles as My Gun Is Long and The Organ Grinder, who is invited to ghost-write the autobiography of a mystery celebrity. His client turns out to be a former actor, played by Mickey Rooney, well-known for his gangster roles and real-life gangster connections - but death is around the corner, and King finds his commission to be a lot more complicated than he first imagined.


A favorite of J.B. Ballard, Pulp has long existed in the shadow of its predecessor. Tonally, it could not be more different - Get Carter never had the time for sight gags and one-liners - but it's a real gem in its own right and fully deserving of a wider audience. This brand-new restoration from Arrow Films aims to right than wrong.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Olive Signature: "Letter from an Unknown Woman Limited to 3,500 units! (Blu-ray)


From Max Ophüls, the legendary director of such film classics as The Earrings of Madame de… and Lola Montès, comes a timeless tale of love and obsession. In Vienna during the early 20th century, Stefan Brand (Louis Jourdan, Gigi), a concert pianist whose amorous ways have eclipsed his musical talent, is preparing to flee the city on the eve of a duel to be fought over a recent dalliance when he receives a Letter from an Unknown Woman. Moved by its contents, he’ll come to realize that the author is not a stranger, but Lisa Berndle (Joan Fontaine, Rebecca), a woman he’s known since her youth and discarded as he has so many others before her. But this time, Stefan’s cavalier behavior will have tragic repercussions.


Featuring the master filmmaker’s trademark gliding camera, baroque imagery and lush atmospherics (courtesy of cinematographer Franz Planer, The Big Country; art director Alexander Golitzen, Phantom of the Opera; set decorators Russell A. Gausman, The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry and Ruby R. Levitt, Chinatown), Max Ophüls’ Letter from an Unknown Woman, based on Stefan Zweig’s novella of the same name, is written for the screen by Howard Koch (Casablanca) and produced by John Houseman (They Live by Night).
 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "WOLF WARRIOR 2"


With WOLF WARRIOR 2, the iconic character is back, bigger and badder than ever, in this action-packed sequel to the 2015 blockbuster hit that debuts on digital, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD December 12 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Directed by and starring Wu Jing (Wolf Warrior, Shaolin, Badges of Fury) as a loose cannon Chinese soldier who takes on a special mission in an African country protecting medical aid workers from local rebels and vicious arms dealers. One of the top five highest-crossing films worldwide in 2017 and the biggest boxoffice champ ever in China, WOLF WARRIOR 2 also stars Frank Grillo (Captain America franchise), Celina Jade (“Arrow”), Wu Gang (White Deer Plain), Hans Zhang (Zombie Fight Club), Ding Haifeng (White Vengeance) and Chungyu Shanshan (Witness), with special appearances by Yu Nan (The Expendables 2), Yu Qian (The Unfortunate Car) and Shi Zhaoqi. Shot on locations in Africa and China, bonus materials include a four-part behind-the-scenes featurette that highlights the action scenes, the location shoot, director/star Wu Jing and co-star Wu Gang.

The Wolf Warrior is back, bigger and badder than ever, in this action-packed sequel to the 2015 blockbuster hit.  With his career in tatters, China’s deadliest Special Forces operative has settled into a quiet life on the sea. But when he crosses paths with a sadistic band of mercenaries terrorizing innocent civilians, he must reaffirm his duty as a soldier and save the day once again. Fists (and bullets, tanks, missiles and much more) will fly in this adrenaline-fueled tour de force of bravura action filmmaking, all culminating into a climactic battle between the Wolf Warrior and the mercenary leader (Frank Grillo).
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "THE LAST WARRIOR" Music by George Kallis


'The Last Warrior' has just been released by Walt Disney Records. We had a wonderful orchestra and choir for the recordings and it can be found on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify worldwide...

The film opens with sorceress Varvara, princess of the fantasy world Belogorye ("The White Mountain"), hunting down who she claims to be the last Bogatyr in the world. She petrifies him and throws him into the sea, where hundreds of other victims rest.

Ivan Naydenov is a young man living in modern Moscow, an orphan who managed to make his way in life by being a con artist: he masquerades as a "white mage", starring in rigged psychic contest shows and performing "rites" for clients. He starts having doubts about his selfish life choices, however, when asked to help a boy in a coma to wake up, which he obviously cannot do.

One day, during a faulty escape from a client's husband, he miraculously ends up in Belogorye. This parallel world is inhabited by the characters of Russian fairy tales and magic is commonplace. Leshy appears to have dragged Ivan there, claiming that Ivan is the lost son of Ilya Muromets himself, hidden on Earth years ago. Ivan is then immediately captured by Varvara's warriors and brought before prince Dobrynya Nikitich.

Dobrynya seems friendly at first, but Varvara soon throws Ivan into dungeon behind her husband's back. There, Ivan meets disembodied Koschei, who tells him that the only way to get back to Earth is by using the magical Sword Kladenets. He himself used it to achieve immortality, but Bogatyrs overthrew and imprisoned him thirty years prior. Since the forces of good have won, first most of the magical creatures were imprisoned or killed, and then Bogatyrs themselves. Provided Ivan is truly the son of Ilya, he can uncover the Sword and use it to bring the magical creatures back their power, and to return home.

George Kallis is a film and TV composer based in Los Angeles. He has composed music for over 23 features.  In 2017 he was nominated for an African Academy Film Award for his score ‘93 Days’ starring Danny Glover. George’s name is associated with Emmy and Bafta award winning TV programs, such as BBC “Horizon” and “My Life” (CBBC). He is currently scoring Walt Disney’s live action film “The Last Warrior” (2017) and the soundtrack will be released by Walt Disney Records.

George Kallis is heading for the top scores of the 2017 year with this release "The Last Warrior", "Albion: The Enchanted Stallion" and "The Black Prince"... Three different musical works and still each is beautiful piece on their own. Please check the links below to get on board with these scores and music by George Kallis!

 
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment: "FARGO - YEAR THREE" DVD


Emmy® nominated, “true crime” drama, Fargo Year Three, arrives on DVD December 5 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Set in 2010, chapter three centers on Emmit, the “Parking Lot King of Minnesota,” and his younger brother Ray Stussy (Ewan McGregor), a pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he’s been dealt – and he blames his brother. Their sibling rivalry follows a twisted path that begins with petty theft but soon leads to murder, mobsters and cut-throat, competitive bridge.


Following the death of their father, Ray and Emmit trade their inheritance; Emmit handing over his precious Corvette to Ray for a valuable stamp collection, a deal which sets this ensemble cast on a collision course. Ray and his parolee girlfriend, Nikki Swango, plot to steal the stamps back after blackmailing another parolee, Maurice LeFay into carrying out the task. Murder and fraud follow as steady chief of the local police department Gloria Burgle investigates the unexpected death of her stepfather Ennis Stussy. Meanwhile, Emmit and his business partner Sy Feltz seek to repay a two-year old loan on his parking lot before Emmit is approached by the conniving V.M. Varga who delivers bad news to him in an attempt to expand his power and influence in St. Cloud.


The series also stars Emmy® nominated actress Mary McDonnell (The Closer, Major Crimes) as wealthy widow Ruby Goldfarb; Russell Harvard (Fringe, CSI:NY) reprises his role as deaf assassin Mr. Wrench; Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire) as Gloria’s boss, Chief Moe Dammik; Olivia Sandoval (Medium) as Winnie Lopez who assists Gloria Burgle in her investigation; Hamish Linklater (Larue Dollard) as an IRS agent investigating Stussy Lots; Andy Yu (Hell on Wheels) and Goran Bogdan (The Last Panthers) as Vargas’s henchman Meemo and Yuri, respectively

Emmy® Award winning Executive Producers Noah Hawley (showrunner/writer), Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield and John Cameron all return for the third installment.

Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions for the FX Network in the U.S., with MGM Television acting as the lead studio and worldwide distributor of the series.
 
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