Howlin' Wolf Records: "THE JACK IN THE BOX" music by Christoph Allerstorfer


Howlin' Wolf Records proudly presents Christoph Allerstorfer's score for THE JACK IN THE BOX. In early discussions with the composer, Director Lawrence Fowler envisioned a score in the tradition of classic horror films. THE JACK IN THE BOX was recorded in Vienna using a small ensemble of musicians, which the composer skillfully blends with modern scoring techniques, to craft a richly textured score. [http://howlinwolfrecords.com/]
 
Debut Album for composer Christoph Allerstorfer and we at Howlin' Wolf Records are proud to able to bring this score to you. On a side note this is the first release I will score an "executive producer", which is the biggest thrill for me.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES: A CELEBRATION FOR THE FILM & TV MUSIC COMMUNITY, BENEFITTING MUSICARES COVID-19 RELIEF FUND NOW ONLINE!


Soundtrack of Our Lives, a fundraiser benefiting MusiCares, is now streaming on YouTube.

Over 75 film & television composers, celebrities, and songwriters, including Sting, Catherine O’Hara, William Shatner, Hans Zimmer and more appear in this fun and heartfelt program. Collectively, this prestigious group has been nominated for 273 Grammys (with 87 wins), 216 Emmys (with 51 wins) and 136 Oscars (with 34 wins).
 
On the Grammy/ Recording Academy YouTube channel [CLICK HERE] or via www.soundtracklives.com where you can also donate directly to MusiCares. Now till September 25th [The video will be online for three months].

Performers and special guests include Sting, Catherine O’Hara, Ming-Na Wen, Patti LuPone, William Shatner, Elisabeth Moss, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Andra Day, Auli'i Cravalho, Alex Newell, Marla Gibbs, Jane Levy, Mandy Moore, Richard Kind, Alex Newell, Zachary Levi, Paul Reubens, Kiernan Shipka, Harvey Fierstein, Ginnifer Goodwin, Anika Noni Rose, Kasi Lemmons, Ted Danson, Auli'i Cravalho, Darren Criss, Drew Carey, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter, Reba McEntire, Bob Saget, Ken Page, Lucy Lawless, Mary Steenburgen, Dave Coulier, Kevin Smith, Peter Gallagher, Naomi Scott, Annie Potts, Clive Davis, Jodi Benson, Harvey Mason Jr., Susan Egan, Paige O’Hara, John Stamos, Andra Day and Rita Wilson.

Composers and songwriters participating include Michael Abels, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Angelo Badalamenti, Glen Ballard, Lesley Barber, Nathan Barr, Tyler Bates, Jeff Beal, Marco Beltrami, Alan Bergman, Terence Blanchard, Jongnic Bontemps, Kathryn Bostic, Kris Bowers, Jon Brion, Nicholas Britell, Bruce Broughton, BT, Carter Burwell, Sean Callery, Joshuah Brian Campbell, Lisa Coleman, John Debney, Tan Dun, Fil Eisler, Danny Elfman, Charles Fox, Germaine Franco, Harry Gregson-Williams, Hildur Gudnadóttir, Alex Heffes, Joe Hisaishi, James Newton Howard, Justin Hurwitz, Ashley Irwin, Mark Isham, Steve Jablonsky, Amanda Jones, Laura Karpman, Christopher Lennertz, Joe LoDuca, Robert Lopez, Mark Mancina, Gabriel Mann, Clint Mansell, Dennis McCarthy, Bear McCreary, Alan Menken, Bruce Miller, John Murphy, Starr Parodi, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Daniel Pemberton, Michael Penn, Heitor Pereira, Rachel Portman, Mike Post, A. R. Rahman, Tim Rice, Lolita Ritmanis, Dan Romer, Anna Rose, Jeff Russo, Arturo Sandoval, Lalo Schifrin, Marc Shaiman, Teddy Shapiro, Richard M. Sherman, David Shire, Rob Simonsen, Mark Snow, Tamar-kali, Dara Taylor, Pinar Toprak, Brian Tyler, Nick Urata, Benjamin Wallfisch, Diane Warren, Mervyn Warren, Paul Williams, Austin Wintory, Alan Zachary, Geoff Zanelli, Marcelo Zarvos, David Zippel and Hans Zimmer.  

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "SHE DIES TOMORROW" music by Mondo Boys

Milan Records today releases SHE DIES TOMORROW (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by MONDO BOYS.  Available everywhere now, the album features music written by Mondo Boys for NEON’s darkly comedic thriller.  Written, directed, and produced by Amy Seimetz, She Dies Tomorrow is now available in drive-in theaters and on-demand.

Of the soundtrack, composers MONDO BOYS say, “We knew the score had to be able to handle the depth of a true existential crisis, yet not take away from the subtle comedy that is all around the story. We realized with Amy the way to score it, was to just go for a fully indulgent dark opera.”

“Mondo Boys were integral to the development of She Dies Tomorrow,” adds director AMY SEIMETZ.  “I sent them footage early on and they immediately sent me back a track that became one of the inspirations for filming the rest of the movie.  I am so wildly thrilled by every piece of music they send to me. They have the ability to tastefully interpret scenes and make minor adjustments to score at such a rapid pace.  I am endlessly lucky to work with artists who have great instincts and who trust me.”

After waking up convinced that she is going to die tomorrow, Amy’s carefully mended life begins to unravel. As her delusions of certain death become contagious to those around her, Amy and her friends’ lives spiral out of control in a tantalizing descent into madness.

ABOUT MONDO BOYS... Mondo Boys have scored projects by icons such as Ridley Scott (Phoenix Forgotten) and Steven Soderbergh (The Girlfriend Experience Season 2). They’ve worked with Disney Animation as well as exciting new filmmakers Barry Jenkins, Amy Seimetz, Lake Bell and Adele Romanski. Their score and songs have created buzz in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Spin and NME among other publications. Mondo Boys’ quick rise to prominence in the film community can be attributed in part to their passion for story, their close collaborations with filmmakers and their ability to write lyric-and-vocal songs as well as memorable score to fit any story.  Mondo Boys are represented by Adam Rejwan of REJ Entertainment.  For more information about Mondo Boys, please visit www.mondoboys.com.

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Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, Milan Records, OKeh, Portrait and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For email updates and information please visit https://lnk.to/sonysoundtracks.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Marvel's "Iron Man VR" music by Kazuma Jinnouchi

Don the PlayStation VR headset to suit up as the Armored Avenger in an original Iron Man adventure! Tony Stark has retired from making weapons and instead creates technology used to battle evil as Iron Man. After several years as a world-famous Super Hero, Tony is attacked by the mysterious Ghost, a hacker and anti-corporate activist who repurposes old Stark Industries weapons. In her efforts to topple his empire, Ghost attacks Stark's corporate locations around the world, leading to ever-escalating stakes and a final showdown.

Using two PlayStation® Move motion controllers fire up Iron Man's Repulsor Jets and blast into the skies with an arsenal of iconic Iron Man gear at your fingertips. Face off against one of Iron Man's greatest foes in high stakes, action-packed battles. Upgrade tech in Tony Stark's garage to customize Iron Man's sleek armor and awesome abilities.
 

About Kazuma Jinnouchi: Kazuma Jinnouchi's credits include Microsoft's blockbuster video game Halo 5: Guardians, for which he received a BAFTA Games Awards nomination in Best Music category, as well as the critically-acclaimed video game Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots.

As a collaborator, Jinnouchi is a long-time collaborator of Tokyo-based composer, Nobuko Toda on a number of projects, including Netflix's original anime series, "Ghost In The Shell SAC_2045" and "ULTRAMAN." He has also worked with renowned composer Henry Jackman, and composed additional music for "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" and "Jumanji: The Next Level."
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

"THE PIANO FRAMED" Themes by George Fenton... Arranged and Performed by Simon Chamberlain

‘The Piano Framed’ is a selection of new recordings for solo piano including the never-before-digitally-released single from Ever After: A Cinderella Story, plus The Blue Planet for which the famed composer won a BAFTA, Ivor Novello, and Emmy Award, Dangerous Liaisons which earned Fenton Oscar and BAFTA nominations, and furthermore You’ve Got Mail, Groundhog Day and The Lady in The Van.  The album is arranged and performed by Simon Chamberlain and reflects George Fenton’s rich musical catalogue and showcases his diverse working relationships with directors including Richard Attenborough, Ken Loach, Nora Ephron, Andy Tennant and others. The album is available digitally today, July 31st, with vinyl and CD following on August 14th available via www.georgefenton.com.
 
“It’s a very personal album to me,” says Fenton. “But I think actually the personal element extends to anybody listening, because we recorded in a very unadorned way – right close up to the piano.  You can kind of hear every squeak and Simon breathing.  It’s like you’re standing right next to him and he’s playing for you.”
 
Simon Chamberlain is one of London’s most sought after piano players and has worked with George for numerous years.  Together, they co-wrote the musical Mr. Henderson Presents.
 
George has written for film, theatre and television. He has received 5 Oscar nominations and won multiple Ivor Novello, BAFTA, & Emmy Awards, and a Classical Brit.
 
The 24-track album is available on digital platforms today, July 31st. This will be followed by a limited edition 17-track vinyl and CD on August 14th available through www.georgefenton.com.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Silva Screen Records: "The Deceived" music by Hannah Peel

Emmy-nominated composer Hannah Peel has created a darkly atmospheric soundtrack for The Deceived, a contemporary psychological thriller scheduled to air on Channel 5 on 3rd August 2020.

Written by Lisa McGee (Derry Girls, Being Human, The White Queen) and Tobias Beer, the four-part drama from New Pictures (The Missing, Catherine the Great) is a compelling, sinister narrative of lust, manipulation and betrayal.

To soundtrack the complex psychological drama, Hannah Peel drew on one of the masters of the genre as inspiration: “I’m a fan of Hitchcock and of course the incredible Bernard Herrmann scores that always leave a wonderful aural aftertaste. The obsessive romance of Vertigo played on my mind a lot,” says Peel, “but The Birds was my main grounding for inspiration. The use of field recordings and electronic manipulations created a unique soundscape. This really came into play for a lot of my audio source material, which I recorded on set. I spent a day on set recording sounds specific to the old house to be able to work into the soundscape of the score. Unnerving atmospheres from crystal cut glass, sub-bass creaks from the front door: with electronic manipulation they became a foundation for me to score the strings on top of.”

Tensions and releases occur throughout. “The string scoring was saturated with swells and high contrasting dynamics,” explains Peel. “The players had to ease in and out of all parts as if breathing deeply. The electronic synths always had pulses within them, to keep building upon the restlessness. The piano also came into play a lot; high imperceptible tinkles on the strings themselves, mixed with the loud and low reversed swells leading into the shock moments. I used my voice intangibly too to underscore moments with whispers and ghostly melodies expressive of certain characters.”

Hannah Peel is a Northern Irish artist, composer, producer and broadcaster. Throughout a career that has included the solo electronic and pop work of Awake But Always Dreaming, which became an ode to her grandmother’s mind as she lived with dementia; the electronic ruralism of Chalk Hill Blue, an album recorded with the poet Will Burns; and the space and the unparalleled vastness of Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia, scored for synthesisers and a 30 piece colliery brass band - Hannah Peel’s work is ambitious and forward-looking, adapting and re-inventing new genres and hybrid musical forms.

In 2019 she composed and recorded the soundtrack for Game of Thrones: The Last Watch which earned her an Emmy nomination for ‘Outstanding Music Composition For A Documentary Series Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)’. Peel also began presenting the BBC Radio 3 show Night Tracks and scored the documentary film about the ground-breaking photographer and model, Lee Miller, which aired on BBC 2, May 2020.

www.hannahpeel.com
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment: "CURSED FILMS" [BLU-RAY/DVD]

RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to CURSED FILMS, from Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. CURSED FILMS releases on Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray on August 18, 2020. The five-episode documentary series, written, edited and directed by Jay Cheel (How to Build a Time Machine), stars Phil Nobile Jr. (Fangoria Editor-in-Chief), Linda Blair (The Exorcist), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th franchise), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Mitch Horowitz (As a Man Thinketh), Ryan Turek (VP of Development, Blumhouse Pictures), Richard Donner (The Omen) and Gary Sherman (Poltergeist III). CURSED FILMS offers a fascinating exploration of the facts and myths surrounding the troubled and sometimes tragic events associated with genre classics such as The Exorcist, Poltergeist, The Omen, The Crow and Twilight Zone: The Movie. RLJE Films will release CURSED FILMS on DVDand on Blu-ray.

CURSED FILMS is a five-part documentary series which explores the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously “cursed” horror film productions. From plane accidents and bombings during the making of The Omen, to the rumored use of real human skeletons on the set of Poltergeist, these stories are legendary amongst film fans and filmmakers alike. Were these films really cursed, as many believe, or just the victims of bad luck and bizarre circumstances?
 
Check out the trailer: https://youtu.be/-LNE0Z6u1dE

RLJE Films’ recent features include the 2019 Toronto Film Festival hit Color Out of Space, based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft story, starring Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson and written and directed by Richard Stanley; and The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot written and directed by Robert Krzykowski and starring Academy Award nominee Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner and Ron Livingston. Upcoming releases include David Ayer’s The Tax Collector starring Shia La Beouf and Bobby Soto; and The Owners from director Julian Berg and starring Maisie Williams from “Game of Thrones.”  us.rljentertainment.com.
 
ABOUT SHUDDER
AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland and Germany. To experience Shudder commitment-free for 7 days, visit www.shudder.com.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "VALLEY OF THE GODS / A DOG’S COURAGE" and the GIVEAWAYS [Updated]

VALLEY OF THE GODS, the latest film from award-winning Polish filmmaker Lech Majewski (The Garden of Earthly Delights, The Mill and the Cross),  comes to Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD August 11 from Well Go USA Entertainment.  Starring Josh Hartnett (Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down), Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall) and two-time Best Supporting Actor Academy Award® nominee John Malkovich (Places in the Heart, 1984; In the Line of Fire, 1993), VALLEY OF THE GODS juxtaposes abundance and poverty through the eyes of an anguished writer, a bizarre trillionaire and a struggling Navajo community armed with only a now-imminent ancient legend.[ CLICK HERE: TRAILER]


A DOG’S COURAGE... Jacob, a feisty, playful dog abandoned by his owners joins a pack of strays and comes to terms with his unwanted and abrupt freedom. With his new friends in tow, Ralph heads north and finds the perfect place of safety and peace -- the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. [CLICK HERE: TRAILER]

Okay, new version of the main software and something got lost in the translation.... If you email me the answers to the following questions you will have the chance to win a set of BOTH films, after watching the trailers above.

Where is paradise according to "A DOG’S COURAGE"?
Who is riding in the snake-limo, that is featured in "VALLEY OF THE GODS"?
Jeremy [Six Strings]

NEON’s IndeeTV: "SHE DIES TOMORROW"


After waking up convinced that she is going to die tomorrow, Amy’s carefully mended life begins to unravel. As her delusions of certain death become contagious to those around her, Amy and her friends’ lives spiral out of control in a tantalizing descent into madness. 


Written and Directed by: Amy Seimetz. Starring: Kate Lyn Sheil, Jane Adams, Kentucker Audley, Katie Aselton, Chris Messina, Tunde Adebimpe, Jennifer Kim, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Michelle Rodriguez, Josh Lucas, Adam Wingard

TRAILER: CLICK HERE!
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment: "SATAN’S SLAVES"


RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to SATAN’S SLAVES from Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. SATAN’S SLAVES will be released on August 4, 2020 on DVD and Blu-ray.

In SATAN’S SLAVES, after Rini’s mother dies from a mysterious illness, her ghost begins to appear throughout the house. Terrorizing the family, she lurks the hallways and calls out to them at night. To protect her little brothers, Rini traces back the roots of the evil and discovers the horrifying truth. Their mother has made a deal with the devil, and she has not returned to visit…she wants to take one of them with her. [TRAILER: CLICK HERE]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "VALLEY OF THE GODS" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


VALLEY OF THE GODS, the latest film from award-winning Polish filmmaker Lech Majewski (The Garden of Earthly Delights, The Mill and the Cross),  comes to Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD August 11 from Well Go USA Entertainment.  Starring Josh Hartnett (Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down), Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall) and two-time Best Supporting Actor Academy Award® nominee John Malkovich (Places in the Heart, 1984; In the Line of Fire, 1993), VALLEY OF THE GODS juxtaposes abundance and poverty through the eyes of an anguished writer, a bizarre trillionaire and a struggling Navajo community armed with only a now-imminent ancient legend.  The film features an original music score by Oscar®-winning composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (Best Original Score, Finding Neverland, 2004) and co-stars Jaime Ray Newman (TV's “The Punisher”), Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey, Madame X) and John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings).  Bonus materials include a “making-of” featurette.


Starring Josh Hartnett, Bérénice Marlohe and John Malkovich, VALLEY OF THE GODS contrasts abundance and poverty through three separate storylines, featuring a middle-class writer (Hartnett), an eccentric trillionaire (Malkovich), and a struggling Navajo community. Post-divorce, copywriter John Ecas undertakes the biography of the richest man on earth, who is dead-set on mining sacred lands for uranium. When modern advance runs afoul of long-dormant guardians from ancient legend, even the most unimaginable wealth may soon meet its match.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "A DOG’S COURAGE" The Animated Adventure for the Whole Family


Jacob, a feisty, playful dog abandoned by his owners joins a pack of strays and comes to terms with his unwanted and abrupt freedom. With his new friends in tow, Ralph heads north and finds the perfect place of safety and peace -- the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.


Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "COWBOY BEBOP" (ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK) [VINYL]


Milan Records announces the November 6 release of the first-ever international vinyl edition of COWBOY BEBOP (ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK) with music by Japanese band SEATBELTS. Available for preorder beginning Thursday, August 6, the album features music written by Seatbelts frontwoman Yoko Kanno for director Shinichir? Watanabe?s hugely successful and critically acclaimed anime series.  Featuring exclusive artwork designed by Cowboy Bebop character designer and animation director Toshihiro Kawamoto, the double-LP gatefold set arrives in various vinyl color variants exclusive to Milan Records, Mondo, Light In The Attic, Right Stuf and Newbury Comic.

Cowboy Bebop follows the Bebop crew of intergalactic loners as they team up to track down fugitives and turn them in for cold hard cash. Alone, any of them are likely to get lost in the sprawl of space. Together, they?re the coolest gang of bounty hunters in 2071.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Caldera Records: "MAN AT THE TOP" music by Roy Budd


Caldera Records is proud to present the original score for the motion picture “Man at the Top” from 1973, directed by Mike Vardy, featuring music by Roy Budd.

Writer John Braine established Joe Lampton as a ruthless force to be reckoned with when he published his novel “Room at the Top” in 1957. The film rights were snatched up immediately, and only two years later, Jack Clayton’s adaptation premiered in theaters. Following another outing in the cinema and a television series, Anglo-EMI, in collaboration with Hammer Films, decided to let Joe Lampton (now played by Kenneth Haigh) loose on the big screen once more. In 1973, “Man at the Top” premiered. Here, Joe Lampton is appointed Managing Director of ChemExport, a company overseen by Lord Ackerman, played by Harry Andrews. All is not well: six months later, it emerges that Lampton’s predecessor committed suicide. Slowly it becomes clear to Lampton that he might have been appointed to take the blame for a massive marketing blunder that could crush not only him but the whole company. [http://caldera-records.com]

Made up of some serious tones, that makes a bold statement and strong on guitar work. Composer Roy Budd seams to bring the light and reflections at times and holds our attention and then comes the BOSSA NOVA. Wonderful release. Ah thank you.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "Gamera: The Complete Collection [Blu-ray]


Limited collectors' edition packaging, housed in a large-format rigid box, fully illustrated by Matt Frank Casebound, fully-illustrated disc book containing eight Blu-ray discs High Definition (1080p) versions of all twelve films, with lossless original Japanese audio and a complete collection of English dub tracks, including classic American International dubs on the Showa-era films remastered from original MGM elements Hardback 130-page comic book including a full-colour reprint of the four-issue Gamera comic series originally released by Dark Horse Comics in 1996, and the first-ever English-language printing of the prequel comic The Last Hope by Matt Frank and Joshua Bugosh Perfect-bound 80-page book including a new retrospective on the series by Patrick Macias, an archive interview with Noriaki Yuasa by David Milner, kaiju X-ray illustrations by Jolyon Yates, Fangoria set reports on the Heisei trilogy by Norman England, and a viewers' guide to the English-dubbed versions of the films Double-sided four-panel poster of "Gamera's Map of Japan" in both Japanese and English Collectors' artcards for each film, featuring new artwork by Matt Frank...


DISC ONE - GAMERA THE GIANT MONSTER
DISC TWO - GAMERA VS. BARUGON / GAMERA VS. GYAOS
DISC THREE - GAMERA VS. VIRAS / GAMERA VS. GUIRON
DISC FOUR - GAMERA VS. JIGER / GAMERA VS. ZIGRA / GAMERA SUPER MONSTER
DISC FIVE - GAMERA THE GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE
DISC SIX - GAMERA 2: ATTACK OF LEGION
DISC SEVEN - GAMERA 3: REVENGE OF IRIS
DISC EIGHT - GAMERA THE BRAVE

Amazing collection!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "Sukiyaki Western Django": Collector's Edition [Blu-ray]


Famed Japanese auteur Takashi Miike, best known for cult classics "Audition", "Ichi the Killer" and "The City of Lost Souls", redefines the spaghetti Western with SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO, an epic tale of blood, lust and greed starring Hideaki Ito, Yusuke Iseya, Kaori Momoi and Quentin Tarantino. Two clans battle for a legendary treasure hidden in a desolate mountain town. One day, a lone gunman, burdened with deep emotional scars but blessed with incredible shooting skills, drifts into town. Two clans try to woo the lone gunman to their sides, but he has ulterior motives. Dirty tricks, betrayal, desire and love collide as the situation erupts into a final, explosive showdown.


Talented ensemble cast including Hideaki Ito, Yusuke Iseya, Kaori Momoi and Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) From acclaimed legendary cult film director Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, 13 Assassins, Audition)

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "LIFE IS A LONG QUIET RIVER" [Blu-ray]


An outrageously wicked comedy about two families from award winning debut filmmaker Étienne Chatiliez, this fast-paced satire became the most popular French comedy of the decade. The radiantly bourgeois Le Quesnoys with their immaculate children and perfect manners and the grubby, disreputable Groseilles are thrown together in absurd chaos by an act of revenge as they discover that twelve years prior their babies were switched at birth. A witty send up of class relations and family ties, Life Is a Long Quiet River was celebrated with a host of trophies at France's César Awards ceremony winning for best screenplay, best debut work and acting prizes for Héléne Vincent and Catherine Jacob.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "BLOODSTONE" [Blu-ray]


A man of action who can fight with the best of them and a cab driver who would give the Transporter a run for his money, pair up to save a young girl from the clutches of an evil criminal magnate in the exciting adventure thrill-ride Bloodstone! The Bloodstone, a priceless stolen ruby, accidentally ends up in the possession of American newlyweds Sandy (Brett Stimely, Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death) and Stephanie (Anna Nicholas, Remington Steele). Now, their honeymoon in India is interrupted as they become the target of international fence Van Hoeven (Christopher Neame, The Prestige) and his evil henchmen. When Van Hoeven kidnaps Stephanie and ransoms her for the jewel, Sandy joins forces with cabby and dormant stunt-driver Shyam Sabu (Rajinikanth, 2.0) to rescue his young bride. Co-written and produced by genre film luminary Nico Mastorakis (Island of Death, The Wind) and featuring a stellar performance by legendary Tamil megastar Rajinikanth in his first English-language role, Bloodstone is an action-packed romp full of thrills, kick-ass one liners and venomous cobras!

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "HIROSHIMA" [Blu-ray]


Hiroshima (1953) is a powerful evocation of the devastation wrought by the world's first deployment of the atomic bomb and its aftermath, based on the written eye-witness accounts of its child survivors compiled by Dr. Arata Osada for the 1951 book Children Of The A Bomb: Testament Of The Boys And Girls Of Hiroshima. Adapted for the screen by independent director Hideo Sekigawa (Listen to the Voices of the Sea, Tokyo Untouchable) and screenwriter Yasutaro Yagi (Theatre of Life, Rice), Hiroshima combines a harrowing documentary realism with moving human drama, in a tale of the suffering, endurance and survival of a group of teachers, their students and their families. It boasts a rousing score composed by Akira Ifukube (Godzilla) and an all-star cast including Yumeji Tsukioka (Late Spring, The Eternal Breasts), Isuzu Yamada (Throne of Blood, Yojimbo) and Eiji Okada (Hiroshima Mon Amour, Woman in the Dunes), appearing alongside an estimated 90,000 residents from the city as extras, including many survivors from that fateful day on 6th August 1945. Hiroshima was produced and distributed outside of the studio system by the Japan Teachers' Union following the mixed critical reception to Children of Hiroshima (1952), directed by Kaneto Shindo the previous year, the first dramatic feature to deal directly with the atomic bombing. Although sequences from the film were used in Alain Resnais' classic of French New Wave cinema, Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), it has been effectively out of circulation in Japan and the rest of the world since its original release in 1953 due to the force and political sensitivity of its message. This new High Definition presentation is the complete version, restoring the footage from the international edit that was released in the United States in 1955.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "BLACK RAINBOW" [Blu-ray]


Mike Hodges (Flash Gordon, Get Carter) wrote and directed this supernatural chiller as a meditation on the human race's ability to destroy the world, a gothic tale of suspense and the occult, guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. Martha Travis (Rosanna Arquette, Pulp Fiction, Crash) is a traveling clairvoyant on the road with her septic father (Jason Robards, Once Upon a Time in the West, Magnolia). During a séance Martha communicates a message from a dead man to his wife in the audience. Shocked the wife insists her husband is still alive. Later that evening the husband is killed by a ruthless assassin. As Martha foresees more and more tragic events journalist Gary Wallace (Tom Hulce, Amadeus, Animal House) follows the pair in pursuit of a hot story... with catastrophically eerie results. Sent direct to cable by its struggling distributor on initial release, Black Rainbow unfairly never got the exposure it deserved, newly restored from the original negative audiences can now discover the darkness at the end of the rainbow, as never before.

Jeremy [Six Strings]