Dark Horse Comics: New Releases [January 01, 2014]

Dark Horse Comics: New Releases


Click on BOOK TITLE to see them!

Issues:
Series Launches!

Bad Blood #1 <--- Awesome new horror series. Tyler Crook on artwork
Baltimore: Chapel of Bones #1 <--- Baltimore is BACK!
Juice Squeezers #1 <--- All ages fun!


Series Finale!
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #6 <--- The final issue of Killjoys is here. No spoilers!
Catalyst Comix #7 <---
Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #4 <--- Gets weirder and hotter every issue.
Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories #8 <---
Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #2 <--- J.Michael Stracynski's Terminator is here to kick ass!
The Occultist #4 <--- Tim Seeley & Mike Norton!
The Star Wars #0 <--- Crazy concept art and all kinds of weird stuff from Team LucasFilm!




Trades:
Pariah Volume 1 TPB <--- New series coming spring 2014!
Star Wars Omnibus: Dark Times Volume 1 TPB <--- Dark Times Vol 1! Get on board!

Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Wojciech Kilar [1932-2013]


The vast majority of Wojciech Kilar's work remains undiscovered by the music public at large, despite having written music for well over 100 films, including: Bram Stoker's Dracula, Death and the Maiden, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ninth Gate, Pan Tadeusz, The Pianist, Zemsta, and We Own the Night.

Rest in Peace...
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Happy Holidays!... Welcome in 2014!



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Let's have another great year of music, books and films I know I along with the Howlin' Wolf Family will be. Thank you to all the labels, film companies, writers, artist and anyone who has provided us with a world of talent. We have some great things coming and our label friends have all ready started releasing soundtracks/scores for the new year...

It is going to be awesome!
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

MSM/Kronos: Anne and Alet [2013] - Mark Candasamy


In Norway late in the 18th century, the young household servants Anne and Alet Christophersdatter, from a peaceful rural community in the far south of Norway, poisoned a number of their employees with arsenic. They were later sentenced to death by beheading, in front of a large crowd of several thousand people traveling from near and far to witness the event, which was reported to have been a particularly cruel and violent execution.

The story has since become incorporated into local folklore. The many mysterious circumstances, curiosity about motive, and the fact that this happened to two beautiful young girls, has inspired literature and historians to research the events and the sociological terms of society during the 18th century. The story is well known for being adapted into Gabriel Scott’s novel “The Iron Burden” (1915).

The film intercuts between reconstructions of the 18th century events and environment - with actors, hundreds of extras, elaborate costume designs, and cinematic photography - and interviews with historians, scholars, and people from the local community who have grown up with the story as part of their community’s identity. The documentary is narrated by Norwegian actor Helge Jordal.

Anne and Alet marks the third collaboration between composer Mark Candasamy and director Stephan Hergel and is their first documentary together. The direction the production took early on required a romantic approach to the music, with the film’s vivid photography and beautiful landscape depictions contrasting the dark contents of its story. For the execution scene itself - an ambitious and violent reconstruction of the beheadings, religious procedures, prayers, and crowd reactions - the music remains in its romantic mode, elegiac and painfully suspenseful, rather than supporting the violence and other terrifying aspects of the scene.

As a special bonus, the soundtrack also includes the premiere recording of "Concert Suite from Anne and Alet", recorded live in the summer of 2013 at the Norwegian town of Risør which is famous for its international chamber music festival held every summer. 

MovieScore Media
http://moviescoremedia.com/

Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

MSM/Kronos: January Releases

KRONOS RECORDS AND MOVIESCORE MEDIA PROUDLY PRESENT:

MMS13023/KRONCD034:
"EL TIEMPO ENTRE COSTURAS"
Music by CÉSAR BENITO



Compared to Downton Abbey and garnering an astonishing success in Spain, the critically acclaimed television series El tiempo entre costuras (based on the novel The Time In Between by María Dueñas) attracts over 5 million viewers to switch on the Antena 3 channel every week. The series features an immensely beautiful, lush and romantic orchestral score by Spanish composer César Benito, whose music for the feature Ways to Live Forever was released by MovieScore Media in 2011. Our soundtrack album, which will be available both in digital format and on CD, presents 70 minutes of music carefully selected by the composer and reflecting the dramatic Spanish Civil War narrative which has engaged millions of viewers. Solo piano compositions which are somewhat minimalist in nature forms the thematic backbone of the score in conjunction with Benito’s elegant orchestrations. Yet another example of the amazingly high standards of Spanish film music!

Release date (CD): January 28, 2014
Release date (digital): December 10, 2013

Samples and Pre-orders : EL TIEMPO ENTRE COSTURAS



MMS13022/KRONCD035:
"BIG BAD WOLVES"
Music by FRANK ILFMAN



Frank Ilfman, whose other credits include Nemesis Game, The Ferryman and Mercenaries, has written one of this year's most elegant scores in the darker school of orchestral film music with his music for the acclaimed Big Bad Wolves. The film recently received an impressive 11 Israeli Academy Award nominations and has been very well received during festival screenings. Combining thriller elements with mordant humor, Big Bad Wolves was described by The Hollywood Reporter as "fiendishly clever" featuring "mind-bending plot twists". Ilfman's music is centered on an interesting main theme which effectively contrasts minor and major chords, creating a noir-ish mood, and also features major action set-pieces.

Release date (CD): January 28, 2014
Release date (digital): December 17, 2013

Samples and Pre-orders : BIG BAD WOLVES


    -FILM NOMINATED FOR 11 ISRAELI ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST MUSIC SCORE

    -ALBUM RECORDED WITH THE RENOWNED LONDON METROPOLITAN ORCHESTRA (Stardust, Kick-Ass, Johnny English)

    -ISRAELI ALBUM RELEASE FOLLOWS DOMESTIC THEATRICAL RELEASE

    Best Film of the Year - Quentin Tarantino


    Just Announced, it's starting off to be a great year from a great set of labels!
    Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

    Universal Republic: Anchorman 2 - The Legend Continues [2013]


    With the 70's behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy returns to the news desk. Also back for more are Ron's co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone, weather man Brick Tamland, man on the street Brian Fantana and sports guy Champ Kind. All of whom won't make it easy to stay classy... while taking the nation's first 24-hour news channel by storm.


    Ronald Joseph Aaron "Ron" Burgundy, a five-time (local) Emmy Award-winning journalist and the main anchorman for the fictional KVWN Channel 4 News Team from 1964 to 1977. Always confident and well-dressed, he is ignorant, egotistical, misogynistic, and narcissistic, stating that he believes "diversity" to be some type of "old, old, wooden ship used in the Civil War era." He loves poetry, a glass of scotch, and his dog, Baxter.
     
    01. A Message From Ron Burgundy (Ron Burgundy)
    02. Ride Like The Wind (Christopher Cross)    
    03. Change (John Waite)    
    04. Ladykillers (Ron Burgundy, Brian Fantana)    
    05. Every 1's A Winner (Single Version) (Hot Chocolate)    
    06. Shilo (Neil Diamond)    
    07. Life Isn't A Fairy Tale (Ron Burgundy)    
    08. White Lines (Don't Do It) (Grandmaster & Melle Mel)    
    09. This Is it (Kenny Loggins)    
    10. Another Message From Ron Burgundy (Ron Burgundy)    
    11. Thunder Island (Album Version) (Jay Ferguson)    
    12. Doby (Ron Burgundy)    
    13. Whammy Chicken (Champ Kind)    
    14. I'd Really Love To See You Tonight (England Dan)    
    15. Muskrat Love (Album Version) (Captain & Tennille)    
    16. RV Reminiscing (Ron Burgundy)    
    17. Lonesome Billy (Peter Tevis)    
    18. Have An American Night (Ron Burgundy)    
    19. Hold Your Head Up (Single Version) (Argent)    
    20. Ride Like The Wind (Robin Thicke)    
    21. A Final Message From Ron Burgundy (Ron Burgundy)


    Immortal words of a great man "Ron Burgundy"... It's Classy!
    Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

    Varese Sarabande: 47 RONIN [2013] - Ilan Eshkeri


    47 RONIN [2013]
    Music Composed by: Ilan Eshkeri
    Release Date: 12/24/13

    Keanu Reeves makes an explosive return to action-adventure in 47 RONIN. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of ronin must seek the help of Kai (Reeves) — a half-breed they once rejected — as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors.As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into the hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to seize eternity.

    Composer Ilan Eshkeri’s (Kick-Ass) epic score offers a powerful and exotic mix of cello, percussion and flute with symphony orchestra, capturing all the color, action, emotion and drama of the story.

    Universal Pictures will open 47 RONIN nationwide on December 25.


    Varese Sarabande
    http://www.varesesarabande.com/


    What worries me about a film like this, isn't the score... the score somehow escapes they preying eyes of the critics. This film was not screened for review and that is the first "red flag", but again talking about the score... I enjoyed this as I do any of Ilan Eshkeri previous works.
    Jeremy [HWR:OLM]  
     

    Lakeshore Records: Live at the Foxes Den [2013]


    LAKESHORE RECORDS PRESENTS
    LIVE AT THE FOXES DEN

    Featuring Songs Performed by the Film’s Jackson Rathbone, Jocelin Donahue, and Elliott Gould

    Lakeshore Records will release the LIVE AT THE FOXES DEN – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and Amazon On Demand on December 17, 2013.  The soundtrack features eight songs performed and filmed live by the film’s Jackson Rathbone, who stars as a corporate lawyer who becomes a lounge singer.  Also featured on the soundtrack are the film’s Jocelin Donahue and a duet between Rathbone and Elliott Gould.

    THE BIG GUNDOWN is finally here!!!

    There are THE STAR TREK nerds.  There are THE STAR WARS nerds.  I am a Spaghetti Western nerd.  I have a bunch of them.  I have books written about them including an encyclopedia which I have read cover to cover to learn about as many as I can.  What I learned from my extensive research is that there are not too many good ones.  Let me tell ya something, folks.  THE BIG GUNDOWN is one of the good ones.  It is a must buy!

    First off I just want to thank Grindhouse Releasing for putting out a comprehensive package for the THE BIG GUNDOWN.  You get the American version.  You get the European longer cut plus the soundtrack.  There is also a DVD of the movie in case you don't have Blu and a booklet explaining the film's past.  The transfer is near perfect.  I seem to recall some blurry shots here and there but not too many and barely noticeable.  Maybe I am just losing my eyesight.  CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING....

    Jason

    Howlin' Wolf Records: THREE SOUNDTRACKS!

    Not one, not two... but three long overdue and sought after scores released this week from us "Howlin' Wolf Records" as you could imagine we are thrilled. You are going to want to get these as they are limited releases and they will go fast.

    -COOL AIR / INVASION
    Music by Tony Riparetti
    INVASION, originally titled INFECTION, was released in 2005 and features a mesmerizing synth score. COOL AIR based on an HP Lovecraft short story features an award-winning score ...winning "Best Film Score" at the PollyGrind Underground Film Festival. 
    -DARK SOULS
    Music by Wojciech Golczewski
    Directed by César Ducasse and Mathieu Péteul, DARK SOULS is a French-Norwegian thriller which begins with a young woman who is attacked in the woods. Just as her father receives a call from the police asking him to identify her body, he sees her walking through the front door... As he is forced to take matters into his own hands, he begins to uncover signs of a larger industrial conspiracy whilst caring for his daughter, amidst an undead outbreak. 
    -ROAD TO HELL
    Music by Tony Riparetti, Jim Steinman, Roxy Gunn, Jim Saad, Steve Le Gassick, Nick Barnett

    A soldier who has been fighting a long war is driven mad because he no longer believes in any purpose or righteous truth behind the killing. He comes home to a surreal world looking for his first and only love from his youth, believing she will rescue him from his demons. On the road to Edge City he encounters two seductive spree killers who oppose his efforts to find his love and the redemption he desperately seeks. 


    The first two "Cool Air/Invasion" and "Dark Souls" are on CD format and the third "Road to Hell" is available in digital format "HERE" and "HERE"... soon to be on Limited Cd soon from our label. So yes... I am loving my job and sharing all the good stuff that I can, I am sure I will be adding more like "Road to Hell" is the sort of sequel to 1985's "Streets of Fire" and many of the songs featured were redone by "Roxy Gunn"...

    -Jeremy [Retro]

    THE HOBBIT EPISODE II: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

    I am not one of those guys who reads books and, you know, learns new stuff.  I never claim that the book is better even though we all know nine times out of ten it is.  What I am trying to say is I don't judge a movie based on the book.  Just because the book is better doesn't mean the movie is bad just because it did something different with the source material.  I say that because I love the LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY.  I loved the first THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY.  I find little to fault.  If there is anything to fault it can be easily ignored with no sense of compromise on how I view films.  I can't say that for the over bloated, overly long for no reason other than to create another trilogy THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG.

    I complained when they took the books THE HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS, THE TWILIGHT BOOK 4 and now MOCKING JAY and split them into two movies.  Obviously it was to squeeze every dime out of a popular franchise that was coming to an end.  The result was a not so great HARRY POTTER movie and an even worse than usual THE TWILIGHT.  Who knows right now if THE HUNGER GAMES will add a not so great movie in their series which has been very solid so far.  I did not complain when they announced that THE HOBBIT was going to be divided into three films.  The reason for my hypocrisy is that I trusted Peter Jackson and I like the idea of movies that would no doubtfully explore and expand the world of Middle Earth.  How cool, right?  After the first HOBBIT film I was assured of another great trilogy in league with LOTR.  AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY took its time.  It set a mood.  It had remarkable scenes that I can remember and most importantly of all it blended well into the original trilogy.  DESOLATION, however, would better fit in the STAR WARS prequels with it's heavy dependence on computer graphics and zany cartoony adventure scenes.  CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING.....

    Jason

    Dark Horse Comics: New Releases [December 18th, 2013]

    Dark Horse Comics:
    New Releases

    Click on BOOK TITLE to see them!


    Issues:

    Series Launch!
    Ghost #1 (Terry Dodson cover) <--- GHOST IS BACK! Chris Sebela & Kelly Sue.
    Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #1 <--- New Vader series!

    Series Finales!
    Buzzkill #4 <--- The epic conclusion to BUZZKILL! Donny Cates.
    Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein #4 <--- Thrilling series conclusion! Steve Niles.

    Itty Bitty Hellboy #5 <--- AW YEAH Series Finale! Underwater fun! Art and Franco.
    Star Wars: Dark Times—A Spark Remains #5 <--- Vader enraged! The end is nigh!

    B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #114 <--- The best ongoing horror series continues!
    Captain Midnight #6 <--- Oh Captain, my Captain! Josh Williamson.
    Conan the Barbarian #23 <--- Conan's 25 issue run is coming soon to a close! Another ongoing is right behind it!
    Dark Horse Presents #31 <--- Multi-Eisner/Harvey Winning Anthology - About time you started reading it!
    Kiss Me, Satan #4 <--- Victor Gischler.
    Mass Effect: Foundation #6 <--- Mac Walter's ongoing BioWare space opera continues!
    Never Ending #2 <--- Adam Knave and DJ Kirkbride.
    S.H.O.O.T. First #3 <--- Justin Aclin.
    Sledgehammer 44: Lightning War #2 <--- WWII SUPERSOLDIER BATTLE! Mignola & Arcudi are rocking this.
    Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi—Force War #2 <--- Get on board with the real OG Jedi!
    Star Wars: Legacy #10 <---Corinna Bechko & Gabriel Hardman.
    The Massive #18 <--- Ninth Wave VS Vikings! One of CBR's Best Comics of 2012.
    The Strain: The Fall #6 <--- The Strain is coming to FX. Read the comic series before everyone else ;) 


    Trades:

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Volume 13 TPB <--- Some rad Manga! Check it out!
    Star Wars Omnibus: Knights of the Old Republic Volume 2 TPB <--- 2nd Volume of KoToR!
    The Massive Volume 2: Subcontinental TPB <--- The Massive's 2nd trade is on its way.

    My New T-Shirt Designs and Many On Sale! [Neatoshop]

    http://www.neatoshop.com/catg/Jeremy-Hawkins
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    There is a huge sale going on to ring in the new year right, I have some of my favorites on sale and featuring a couple new designs. So I thought I would share this as you know I love to make you smile, laugh and wear something limited to my Neatoshop... 
    Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

    Intrada: Blown Away [Score] - Alan Silvestri

     
    BLOWN AWAY
    Music Composed and Conducted by ALAN SILVESTRI
    INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 264
     
    For the 1994 MGM film Blown Away, composer Alan Silvestri provided a dynamic, dramatic and ultimately explosive score. Silvestri’s powerful music wound up almost entirely unheard outside of the finished film—and even within the film, it was significantly edited and frequently pushed up against attention-grabbing songs from the likes of U2 and October Project. With this new release, listeners can at last experience Silvestri’s score for Blown Away in its full and unadulterated form—a thrilling marriage of action and passion, and a virtuoso example of how music for bombs can be far more than simple bombast.

    To create this CD, Intrada was given access to the composer’s own complete two-track digital scoring session masters. The results sound crisp and vibrant on this premiere release.

    Blown Away centers around Jimmy Dove (Jeff Bridges), a senior member of Boston’s bomb squad who has a reckless propensity for putting himself in harm’s way. Dove is motivated by a past tragedy, and only two people know his dangerous secret: his elderly Irish uncle, Max O’Bannon (Lloyd Bridges); and Ryan Gaerity (Tommy Lee Jones), an incarcerated terrorist and explosives genius who was deemed “too crazy” for the IRA. When Gaerity escapes on the eve of Dove’s retirement and begins a campaign of terror and revenge, it’s up to Dove, with the help of his cocky new partner Anthony (Forest Whitaker), to stop him before everything and everyone he loves is literally blown away.

    INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 264
    For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
    IT'S NOT GOING TO BE A BOMB!

    Just Announced, sneaking in another great release before the end of the year!
    Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

    Sumthing Else Music Works: Dead Rising 3 - Oleksa Lozowchuk

    SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS PRESENTS
    DEAD RISING® 3 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

     
    Music Composed and Produced by Oleksa Lozowchuk
    Digital Album November 19, 2 CD Album November 26
     
    NEW YORK (November 13, 2013) - Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, proudly presents the Dead Rising® 3 Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from Capcom's new generation open-world zombie action video game available exclusively on Xbox One. The Dead Rising® series is one of the most popular zombie game franchises, with more than 5.4 million units sold worldwide to date. The Dead Rising 3 Original Soundtrack will be available digitally at iTunes, Amazon.com and other music sites on November 19, 2013. An expanded 99-track version of the album will be available exclusively at Sumthing.com. As a bonus, Sumthing Else and Capcom are giving away 10 tracks. To download these free tracks, visit Sumthing.com. A two disc physical edition of the album will be released on November 26, 2013.

    The Dead Rising 3 Original Soundtrack features two and a half hours of original score composed and produced by Oleksa Lozowchuk (Dead Rising® 2, Dead Rising® 2: Off The Record, Dead Rising® 2: Case Zero, Dead Rising® 2: Case West) including additional music by various artists such as Traz Damji, Sascha Dikiciyan, Brian Reitzell, Celldweller, Jeremy Soule and Julian Soule, Ashtar Command, and Dave Genn.

    "Dead Rising® 3's soundtrack mashes up classic horror, dirty synths and the '80s," said Oleksa Lozowchuk, Dead Rising 3 Composer and Soundtrack Producer. "Blend in a dose of craziness from the city of Los Perdidos to contrast the visceral pulse of survival horror, and you end up right at home, in the world of Dead Rising."

    Available exclusively for Xbox One, Dead Rising 3 is the third installment in the celebrated franchise and introduces a blockbuster open-world action game that will define a new generation of zombie-slaying mayhem. With intense action and an unmatched level of weapon and character customization, Dead Rising 3 delivers a heart-pounding experience unlike any other as you fight for survival in a massive open world teeming with thousands of undead.

    Set 10 years after the events of Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 3 takes place in the vast city of Los Perdidos amid a nationwide zombie outbreak that's on the brink of decimating mankind. The story follows Nick Ramos, a young mechanic with a strange tattoo and a mysterious past who must find a way to escape a city full of thousands of bloodthirsty zombies before an impending military strike wipes the city and everyone in it off the map. But Nick can't do it alone - he must join up with other survivors to stay alive and fight their way out before it's too late. With an immersive open-world experience, intense action, and unmatched level of weapon and character customization, a new generation of zombie-slaying fun has arrived with Dead Rising 3.

    For more information on Dead Rising 3, visit www.xbox.com/deadrising3.


    Check this out, you can first enjoy the score and then... get 10 tracks free! Not that you wouldn't like this in the first place, then they go and give you something. I am on my way right now!
    Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

    The RED DAWN remake is a RED YAWN!

    I know the original RED DAWN was not the most realistic war movie ever made.  In many ways it was a naive fantasy war movie.  It was a movie that capitalized on the biggest fear of the 1980's which was the expansion of Communism through military might.  I remember watching RED DAWN on TNT with host Joe Bob Briggs.  He had a military expert explain how if something like RED DAWN did happened it would not happen the way the movie portrays.  The military would not be using the weapons that are being used in the movie and so forth.  Needless to say he tore the movie apart with it's depiction of war.  But that didn't mean the first RED DAWN was a bad movie.  Quite the contrary.  1980's RED DAWN was a violent, dramatic film that left an impression on those that watched it.  It was a shocking film for its time.  I remember a news report claiming that it was the most violent movie of all time.  High school kids forming a gorilla resistance group against the Commies and learning first hand the horrors of war was a good story.  I remember RED DAWN being a great movie.  It has been awhile so I may eat those words the next time I see it.  The point is that even though it has been awhile since I have seen the original I remember moments and characters from the film.  Old RED DAWN was a memorable film with an anti war message with one of the leading invading commanders questioning why they started the war in the first place.  On the other hand the remake is a blah, frantic mess of film making.  It is totally forgettable. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING.....

    Jason

    Varese Sarabande Club Titles - In a Big Way [6 Scores]!

    STAR TREK NEMESIS: The Deluxe Edition
    Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Music Composed and Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith
    2 CDs

    Limited Edition of 5000 copies

    http://www.varesesarabande.com/servlet/the-1140/Star-Trek-Nemesis-cln--The/Detail
     
    THE ABYSS: The Deluxe Edition
    Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Music Composed and Conducted by Alan Silvestri
    2 CDs

    Limited Edition of 3000 copies

    http://www.varesesarabande.com/servlet/the-1141/The-Abyss-cln--The-Deluxe/Detail
     

    BRASS TARGET
    Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Music Composed and Conducted by Laurence Rosenthal

    Limited Edition of 1000 copies

    http://www.varesesarabande.com/servlet/the-1142/Brass-Target/Detail 


    SUSPECT
    Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Music Composed and Conducted by Michael Kamen

    Limited Edition of 2000 copies

    http://www.varesesarabande.com/servlet/the-1143/Suspect/Detail 


    VIBES
    Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Music Composed by James Horner

    Limited Edition of 2000 copies

    http://www.varesesarabande.com/servlet/the-1144/Vibes/Detail 


    RUNAWAY
    Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Music Composed by Jerry Goldsmith

    Limited Edition of 2000 copies

    http://www.varesesarabande.com/servlet/the-1145/Runaway/Detail


    Some awesome and great titles that come in very limited numbers, if you are lucky enough to get them... so head there now. All the information is one click away, so go... go now! 

    Great stuff from Varese Sarabande!
    Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

    Dark Horse Comics: New Releases [December 11, 2013]

    Dark Horse Comics:
    New Releases

    Click on BOOK TITLE to see them!

    Issues:

    Halo: Escalation #1 <--- Saddle up gamers, because this bad boy is ON GOING!
    Abe Sapien #8 <--- Abe is crushing this year. Get into it!
    Bloodhound: Crowbar Medicine #3 <--- Dan Jolley
    Brain Boy #0 <--- Fred Van Lente
    Clown Fatale #2 <--- Victor Gischler
    Conan and the People of the Black Circle #3 <--- Did I mention Fred
    Eerie #4 <--- Dark Horse does the best anthologies. Horror anthologies too!
    Shaolin Cowboy #3 <--- OMG…OMG… Darrow is BACK.
    Star Wars #12 <--- The ongoing saga continues!
    X #8 <--- This book is so brutal. Gotta love X!




    Trades:

    Abe Sapien Volume 3: Dark and Terrible and the New Race of Man TPB <--- Get in on the ground level with Abe!
    Empowered Volume 8 TPB <--- AHHHH ADAM WARREN!
    Signal to Noise HC <--- Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean…Need I say more?
    The Victories Volume 2: Transhuman TPB <--- Mike Oeming
    Vampire Hunter D Volume 20: Scenes of an Unholy War TPB <--- Prose Manga! WHOA!
     

    Silva Screen Records: Doctor Who - 50th Anniversary [2013] (2Cd-Set)


    SILVA SCREEN RECORDS PRESENTS:
    DOCTOR WHO 50th ANNIVERSARY
    COLLECTION

    Fifty years, 11 Doctors and 45 tracks, this is the release that Doctor Who fans have been waiting for.... Assembled after years of research and trawls through dusty archives and libraries it's a compilation of the very special music that has accompanied the Doctor over his travels through time and space from William Hartnell in 1963 to present day Matt Smith. From Ron Grainer's iconic theme realized by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop's Delia Derbyshire to Murray Gold's orchestral tapestries, this is a sci-fi musical saga. The esteemed collection of composers featured include Tristram Cary, Brian Hodgson, Dudley Simpson, Geoffrey Burgon, Paddy Kingsland, Roger Limb, Malcolm Clarke, Keff McCulloch, Dominic Glynn, John Debney and more.

    The set includes liner notes from Doctor Who composer Mark Ayres on the history of music in the series and details of the episodes.


    Digital Album: SILED1455
    RELEASE DATE: December 17, 2013

    CD: SILCD1455
    RELEASE DATE: February 4, 2013 


    Yes, PLEASE! THANK YOU!
    Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

    Lakeshore Records: Expecting [2013] - Mark Kilian

    Expecting [2013]
    Music by: Mark Kilian

    After years of struggling to conceive with her husband, Lizzie has given up hope of having a baby on her own. But when her best friend Andie finds herself pregnant after a one-night stand, an unexpected solution arises: Andie offers to have the baby and give it to Lizzie. The couple agrees to the plan, on one condition: Andie must move in with them for the duration of the pregnancy. But can the women's friendship survive until birth?
     
    Tribeca Films presents EXPECTING, is currently available on VOD nationwide and through major digital platforms and will be in theaters in limited release on December 6, 2013.  The EXPECTING – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available digitally and via Amazon on Demand on December 17, 2013.


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    About Kilian: Born and raised in South Africa, Mark Kilian came to the U.S. to pursue a career in film scoring in 1994. His academic life in his native country (Masters Degree in composition) and a very active performing career (as a pianist who played with people like Darius Brubeck, Shirley Bassey, Airto Moreira and Ladysmith Black Mambazo) prepared him for his enrollment into USC’s Film Scoring program. Upon completion he was hired by film composer Christopher Young as an assistant and then joined Machine Head in Venice where he wrote music for countless TV commercials for companies like Apple, Budweiser, American Express and Toyota. 

    MSM/Kronos: Legends of Chima [2013] - Anthony Lledo

    Legends of Chima [2013]
    Music by Anthony Lledo

    Legends of Chima is an animated adventure series based on the hit Lego toyline of the same name. The Cartoon Network show takes place in Chima, a magical land filled by tribes of anthropomorphic animals (such as Eagles, Lions, Bears, Gorillas, Rhinos, Crocodiles, Wolves, Ravens, Skunks, Beavers, Foxes). Originally at peace with each other, a mystical energy source called Chi forces the animals to form factions in a battle for getting more of the precious resource...

    The music for Legends of Chima was written by Danish composer Anthony Lledo, who made his grand entrance into the world of film scoring with the orchestral score to the Swedish thriller Frostbite (also released bz our label). Lledo’s work on Legends of Chima is an exciting, colorful and impressively epic score that plays an important role in expanding the world of Chima. The 13 tracks contain the most memorable moments from Legends of Chima - the digital and CD release date will coincide with the season finale of the show.

    MovieScore Media
    http://moviescoremedia.com/
     
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    Perseverance Records: Private Dancer/Negotiating Identities - Brian Ralston


    Perseverance Records announces the release of Brian Ralston's score from the off-broadway show, Private Dancer. Private Dancer is the story of the tumultuous personal and professional life of famed actress Rita Hayworth. The show was written by and stars Sage Snakechalmer, an actor, dancer and competitive athlete. Private Dancer opens in New York City today and possibly other cities in the future.

    Composer Brian Ralston's score for Private Dancer is a nod to the style of Bernard Herrmann. His music is featured in the film section of the play. Brian recorded the score with the famed Hollywood Studio Symphony which gives it a sound that could from any golden age film of the 1950s. This music is a treat for anybody who loves the music of Herrmann, Alfred Newman and Franz Waxman.

    For More Information: 


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    La-La Land Records: Bonnie and Clyde - John Debney


    BONNIE & CLYDE
    LLLCD 1292
    Music by John Debney

    STARTS SHIPPING DEC 5
    RETAIL PRICE: $15.98

    ORDER “BONNIE & CLYDE” starting Dec 3 at 12pm PST at www.lalalandrecords.com and get your CD autographed by composer John Debney at no additional charge. Autographs are available while supplies last and are NOT guaranteed.

    La-La Land Records and Sony Pictures Television presents the original motion picture score to the world premiere television miniseries event BONNIE & CLYDE, starring Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger, Holly Hunter and William Hurt, and directed by Bruce Beresford. Acclaimed composer John Debney (PASSION OF THE CHRIST, IRON MAN 2, HATFIELDS & McCOYS, JOBS) brings this infamous true-life crime saga to roaring life with a robust, knock-out score. Produced by John Debney and Dan Goldwasser, and mastered by Noah Synder, this exciting release features attractive art design by Dan Goldwasser, which includes brief liner comments from the composer and director. BONNIE & CLYDE premieres December 8th and 9th, 2013 on the HISTORY, LIFETIME and A&E networks. 
     
    I almost missed this one, La-La Land Records is hitting it out of the park this year... just look at this poster of their release in 2013. WOW just, wow!!... thank you La-La Land!
    Jeremy [HWR:OLM]


    Rest in Peace... Paul Walker


    May God be your co-pilot, tragic and sad end...
    Jeremy and the rest of the Howlin' Wolf family

    Kronos Records: I PROMESSI SPOSI - CARLO RUSTICHELLI

    I PROMESSI SPOSI
    Music by: CARLO RUSTICHELLI 
    (KRONGOLD004)

    Kronos Records proudly presents  for the first time ever on CD and in its complete form CARLO RUSTICHELLI's epic dramatic score for the 1964 television mini-series I PROMESSI SPOSI (The Bethrooted) based on Alessandro Manzoni's historical novel of the same name.

    The music was previously only released on a vinyl by CAM the same year the series was aired on television.   Kronos Records is proud to present this soundtrack for the first time ever on CD format. The first eighteen tracks of the CD contain the program as featured on the original CAM lp. The rest of the CD contains the rest of the cues as heard in the series and all previously unreleased in any format, courtesy of the C.A.M. vaults.

    Get this immortal classic while you still can!


    Limited edition of 500 copies
    Preorder: 30th November 2013
    Release Date: January 2014

    Samples and to order go on:  http://www.kronosrecords.com/catalogue.html


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    Kronos Records: SOLIMANO IL CONQUISTATORE - FRANCESCO De MASI

    SOLIMANO IL CONQUISTATORE
    Music by: FRANCESCO De MASI
    (KRONGOLD003)

    Kronos Records proudly presents  for the first time ever on CD one of the most epic, beautiful and bombastic scores by the late Maestro FRANCESCO De MASI : Solimano il Conqiuistatore (Suleiman the Conqueror) the soundtrack for the 1961 Italo-Yugoslavian co-production, directed by Vatroslav Mimica.

    After a beautiful 33 rpm records published on the late Franco De Gemini’s Beat Records at the time of the film, the "Solimano Il Conquistatore” soundtrack appears for the first time ever on CD, completely remastered for the occasion and ready to transport you in the magical epic world of one of the world's most genial composers ever.  MAESTRO FRANCESCO De MASI conducts his own work in the masterpiece. Liner notes courtesy of FILIPPO De MASI , the Maestro's only son who honors us once again with his foreword.

    Limited edition of 500 copies
    Preorder: 30th November 2013
    Release Date: January 2014

    Samples and to order go on:  http://www.kronosrecords.com/catalogue.html


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    Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

    Perseverance Records: Silent Hill [Best Of] - Akira Yamaoka [UPDATE]

    Silent Hill [Best Of]
    Music by: Akira Yamaoka
    Arranged, Produced and Performed by Edgar Rothermich

    The best music from the video game series “Silent Hill” will be released on Perseverance Records on October 29, 2013. In addition to 16 score tracks, this collection features the song “I Want Love” with vocals by Popera star Romina Arena.

    All tracks are composed by Akira Yamaoka, a Japanese music producer and former composer of soundtracks for the Japanese game developer Konami. The compilation features scores from Silent Hill, Silent Hill 2, Silent Hill 3, Silent Hill: Homecoming, Silent Hill: Zero, and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. 

    For More Information: Perseverance Records 

    This is a great treat as I have been a fan of the game, film and this sway to the darker side of the hill! Silent Hill gives you a wide range and scope of score music that had been featured, but it's not all the side of darkness. You will be enticed to from track to track as you travel the road and reach the sign to Silent Hill as you reach the middle and you know where you are. It's a great build up of music, you will be pleased with this CD.
    Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

    La-La Land Records: Superman Returns [2Cd] - John Ottman


     SUPERMAN RETURNS
    LIMITED EDITION (2-CD SET) LLLCD 1282
    Music by John Ottman
    Limited Edition of 3000 Units

    STARTS SHIPPING DEC 5
    RETAIL PRICE: $24.98

    ORDER “SUPERMAN RETURNS: LIMITED EDITION” starting Dec 3 at 12pm PST at www.lalalandrecords.com and get your CD autographed by composer John Ottman at no additional charge. Autographs are available while supplies last and are NOT guaranteed.

    La-La Land Records, Warner Bros., and WEA proudly present another expanded and remastered title in our line of archival releases in celebration of Warner Bros. 90th anniversary – composer John Ottman’s (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, X-MEN 2: X-MEN UNITED, KISS KISS BANG BANG) score to the 2006 Warner Bros. feature film SUPERMAN RETURNS, starring Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey and Kate Bosworth, and directed by Bryan Singer. Composer Ottman pays homage to John William’s iconic SUPERMAN theme, incorporating Williams’ music within his own thrilling, emotionally-charged orchestral score to this re-imagining of the Man Of Steel legend. Expanded over its previous release by more than 70 minutes, this 2-CD presentation of SUPERMAN RETURNS finally gives this wonderful score its proper place within the SUPERMAN musical legacy – and it arrives just in time to celebrate Superman’s 75th anniversary! Produced by Dan Goldwasser and mastered by Doug Schwartz, this special limited release of 3000 units contains Bonus Tracks and exclusive, in-depth liner notes from film music writer Jeff Bond. Dan Goldwasser provides the soaring art design. 

    I am a fan, I am a fan... yes I said that twice, looking forward to this one!
    Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

    La-La Land Records: POLICE ACADEMY - Robert Folk


    POLICE ACADEMY
    LIMITED EDITION LLLCD 1269
    Music by Robert Folk
    Limited Edition of 3000 Units

    STARTS SHIPPING DEC 5
    RETAIL PRICE: $19.98

    ORDER “POLICE ACADEMY: LIMITED EDITION” starting Dec 3 at 12pm PST at www.lalalandrecords.com and get your CD autographed by composer Robert Folk at no additional charge. Autographs are available while supplies last and are NOT guaranteed.


    As part of Warner Bros.’ 90th Anniversary Celebration, La-La Land Records and Warner Bros. present the world premiere release of composer Robert Folk’s (CAN’T BUY ME LOVE, TOY SOLDIERS, ACE VENTURA 2: WHEN NATURE CALLS) original score to the 1984 comedy smash POLICE ACADEMY, starring Steve Guttenberg, George Gaynes, Kim Cattrall and G.W. Bailey, and directed by Hugh Wilson. Composer Folk’s military-march-infused score finds the perfect blend of broad comedy, urban action and endearing character to expertly support what would become an indelible 80’s comedy classic. In the process, Folk created one of cinema’s most enduring main themes! Produced by Robert Folk, Matt Verboys and Neil S. Bulk and mastered by Doug Schwartz, this special limited release of 3000 units features the bonus track “El Bimbo,” performed by Jean-Marc Dompierre and His Orchestra (used in legendary fashion for the film’s Blue Oyster Bar), and in-depth, exclusive liner notes by film music writer Daniel Schweiger, which include comments from the film’s composer, producer and director. David Fein’s art design salutes the new recruits! Commandant Lassard agrees, “This is a very, very, very wonderful score, which you will enjoy many, many, many times over!”


    Yet another wanted classic, remember in the start of the year I interviewed the lovely "Leslie Easterbrook" of Police Academy fame... so total bonus for you the readers.

    Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

    La-La Land Records: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral - Dimitri Tiomkin


    GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL
    LIMITED EDITION LLLCD 1280
    Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
    Limited Edition of 2000 Units

    STARTS SHIPPING DEC 5
    RETAIL PRICE: $19.98

    ORDER “GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL: LIMITED EDITION” starting Dec 3 at 12pm PST at www.lalalandrecords.com

    La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures present the world premiere release of Dimitri Tiomkin’s original motion picture score to the 1957 Paramount Pictures western feature GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL, starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas and Joan Van Fleet, and directed by John Sturges. Legendary composer Dimitri Tiomkin’s (HIGH NOON, 55 DAYS AT PEKING, THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE) classic western score finally makes its film version debut here, mastered from Paramount Pictures vault elements. The film score is presented in mono, with a stable of special bonus tracks, including source music tracks, demos and select stereo tracks. Also featured are the flim’s opening, closing and act break versions of “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral,” performed by the one-and-only Frankie Laine. Produced by Neil S. Bulk, executive produced by Lukas Kendall and mastered by Doug Schwartz, this long-overdue release of one of Tiomkin’s finest works contains exclusive, in-depth liner notes from film music writer Frank K. DeWald and pistol-slingin’ art design by Joe Sikoryak. This is a Limited Edition of 2000 Units.

    I am excited too!
    Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

    La-La Land Records: LETHAL WEAPON COLLECTION (8Cd)


    LETHAL WEAPON SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION
    LIMITED EDITION (8-CD SET) LLLCD 1287
    Music by Michael Kamen, Eric Clapton and David Sanborn
    Limited Edition of 3000 Units

    STARTS SHIPPING DEC 5
    RETAIL PRICE: $119.98

    ORDER “LETHAL WEAPON SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION (8-CD SET)” starting Dec 3 at 12pm PST at www.lalalandrecords.com

    La-La Land Records, Warner Bros. and WEA celebrate Warner Bros.’ 90th Anniversary with the LETHAL WEAPON SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION, an 8-CD BOX SET featuring Michael Kamen, Eric Clapton, and David Sanborn’s iconic film scores from all four LETHAL WEAPON films. Each LETHAL WEAPON score is contained in its own 2-CD jewel case, and all four scores, along with a 40-Page booklet, are housed in an attractive slip case.

    Finally, some of the greatest action film music ever composed -- from the most celebrated cop-action saga of all time -- is presented here in a deluxe presentation worthy of their legacy. The scores to LETHAL WEAPON 1-3 have been greatly expanded beyond their original soundtrack album presentations (the original soundtrack assemblies are remastered and presented as well.) and the score from LETHAL WEAPON 4 makes its world premiere with this set. A bounty of previously unreleased score music is featured here, literally hours worth, along with bonus score tracks and knockout songs from the likes of Sting, Elton John, George Harrison, The Beach Boys and more – not to mention the Bobby Helms rendition of “Jingle Bell Rock,” which opens the original LETHAL WEAPON!

    Produced by Neil S. Bulk and MV Gerhard and mastered by James Nelson from WB vault materials, this amazing release, limited to 3000 Units, features a 40 Page booklet with exclusive liners by film music writer Jeff Bond, with new comments from director Richard Donner, and explosive art design by Jim Titus. Once you dig into this sensational set, we know you’ll agree with us – when it comes to Michael Kamen and LETHAL WEAPON, you’ll never get “too old for this sh#*!”

    A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this item will be donated to the Mr Holland’s Opus Foundation. More information on this wonderful organization can be found here: http://www.mhopus.org/

    NOTE: All of, or portions of, the following four tracks from LETHAL WEAPON 3 were mastered from film stem sources (as no other elements could be located) and are of lesser sound quality than the rest of the presentation, which was mastered from pristine analog and digital WB vault materials. Disc 5: 10. Jack Kills Billy (2:08 - end), 15. Man's Best Friend / Lorna's First Fight (1:42 - 2:54), 18. Shaving. Disc 6: 14. I Can't Retire
     
    Okay this is the coolest set all year and it's here for you...
    Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

    Intrada: Breakfast at Tiffany’s - Henry Mancini


    BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
    Music Composed and Conducted by HENRY MANCINI
    INTRADA MAF 7129

    For the 1961 Paramount Pictures' film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Henry Mancini wrote the melody of a lifetime and the score to go with it. Along with lyricist Johnny Mercer, he penned the song “Moon River” and enjoyed seeing it win the 1961 Academy Award for Best Song—and rapidly become one of the most recorded hits of all time. His Academy Award-winning score became equally famous. As was the norm in those days, Mancini selected approximately half an hour of melodies from the film score and re-arranged them for an RCA album aimed at the easy listening market. While the arrangements made for tuneful listening,the more serious orchestral sequences went unrepresented. Incredibly, while the “Moon River” theme, with its signature harmonica solo representing the lonely melancholy of principal character Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) was the most famous melody in the picture, Mancini chose to leave it off the re-recorded album save for the main title and a cha-cha version. That meant the entire final (and justifiably celebrated) sequence of the picture—the search for “cat,” that unforgettable embrace of the two lovers, the beautifully shot closing image of both cat and lovers re-united in the rain—and the dramatic treatment of “Moon River” with its trademark discordant notes of suspense leading to one of the most stirring orchestral crescendos and codas in all film music, went completely unrecorded for the record-buying public. Also gone were all of the lonesome variations of the melody, as well as the dramatic scoring for “Doc” Golightly (Buddy Ebsen), the magnificent parting sequence at the bus station, and many other cues.

    Until now.

    For the first time, fans of this moving and magnificent film score can hear the soundtrack versions Mancini composed and conducted for the film—every dramatic cue, all of the sentimental variations, every big band tune and all the other pieces that make up this special soundtrack CD. Working from a number of master materials, including the 35mm three-channel stereo tracks, mono film soundtrack stems, DAT transfers made by Paramount Pictures and a handful of alternate and demo recordings, the entire score was remixed into a rich and rewarding stereo experience (with the exception of three score cues and the variety of extras that appear on this CD). It’s everything film music fans could want and it's everything Henry Mancini wrote for this most cherished of never-before-released soundtracks.

    INTRADA MAF 7129
    For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
    CLASSIC, JUST CLASSIC!

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    Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

    Intrada: Remo Williams (TV)/Mission of the Shark - Craig Safan


    REMO WILLIAMS (TV)/MISSION OF THE SHARK
    Music Composed and Conducted by CRAIG SAFAN
    INTRADA Signature Edition 1051

    It is a noteworthy occasion when a composer gets the opportunity to revisit a work that helped put him on the map. When Craig Safan rose to prominence in Hollywood during the 1980s, one of his first big hits was a thoroughly engaging score for the action-adventure film Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985). Ultimately, the film's performance did not justify the expense of a big-screen sequel, but rather than abandon the franchise, the film’s producers decided to retool Remo as a television series designed to pick up where the theatrical film had left off.  Craig Safan’s music for Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins had been a massive undertaking.  He had composed almost the whole score on Synclavier. Then he overdubbed a 60-piece orchestra, and then on top of that overdubbed a smaller Korean orchestra. The smaller budget of the TV pilot reduced Safan’s ensemble to around 40 players—and instead of overdubs, the entire score was realized live on the scoring stage. The composer used synth and creative instrumentation to closely approximate the sound of the native Korean instruments that had been used for the theatrical film, and the result is a score that maintains a remarkable degree of continuity with its predecessor. Two principal themes from The Adventure Begins return in the pilot score. First is the main Remo Williams theme, which kicks off with a dynamic fanfare before moving into an energetic passage of pulsing synth and bright brass chords—all punctuated by a distinctive “ricochet” effect that the composer drew from his sample library. The other major returning theme is for Chiun: a lengthy, flowing line that rises and falls like a single meditative breath.

    Premiering three years after the Remo Williams pilot, the made-for-television film Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis presented Safan with very different subject matter. The film recounts the true story of an American heavy cruiser sunk by a Japanese submarine in the final weeks of World War II. The U.S.S. Indianapolis had just completed a successful mission when disaster struck. Of its crew of 1,196 men, around 900 survived the immediate aftermath of the sinking. But a series of tragic errors prevented the Navy from noticing the attack. By the time real help arrived, some five days later, there were only 316 survivors. Music would be vital to keeping the audience connected to the film’s emotional core. Safan crafted a noble theme in an Americana vein, emphasizing the tones and lush textures of a brass chorale.  The film’s budgetary constraints, however, required a bit of cleverness when it came to orchestration, not allowing for the big brass and strings sections he wanted.  To compensate, he creatively chose to composer for only cellos and basses—no violas, and no violins.  To fill the resulting gap, Safan made subtle use of synth strings.  The main theme highlights trumpet and horn, and much of the orchestration—with its sonorous wind writing throughout—suggests a concert band. The entire score is broadly drawn and rich with major-key harmony, but it is worth spotlighting “Shark Attack,” a decidedly aggressive sequence. In what may be the composer’s most dramatic sequence, the attack is intensified by incredibly dynamic low brass (particularly tuba) and percussion. It is a striking moment indeed in what is a powerful work overall.

    INTRADA Signature Edition 1051
    For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
    SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND!

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    Intrada: So I Married an Axe Murderer [Score] - Bruce Broughton


    SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER
    Music Composed and Conducted by BRUCE BROUGHTON
    INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 258

    The 1993 Columbia film So I Married an Axe Murderer is a comedy with an axe murderer on the loose. It is a romance with suspense. It is riddled with jokes, visual gags and plenty of fun. And it required almost wall-to-wall music, via numerous songs and source music, literally from start to finish. Composer Bruce Broughton had the task of filling in the gaps, tying up loose ends, bridging the jokes and keeping a brisk pace. He also had the additional challenge of making the action-packed finale as exciting as possible. He wrote a score that was initially tuneful and flavored with humor, then ushered in suspense and climaxed with over-the-top action. He skillfully kept everything cohesive by fashioning a winding, flexible melodic idea with hints of mischief and danger that could be used in guises from hip to suspenseful, from gentle to exciting. It was just the unifying musical approach the picture needed.

    For this premiere presentation of Bruce Broughton’s score, Intrada had access to the complete digital two-track stereo session DATs made by Armin Steiner, Broughton’s frequent scoring mixer, allowing for not only a presentation of his score as heard in the film but also the alternate versions of cues as well as the unused sequences that were replaced by material from other artists. The results are an album full of easy-to-digest tunes, smoky suspense cues, original source numbers and, ultimately, some genuine orchestral fireworks.

    So I Married An Axe Murderer stars Mike Myers as a poet who is unlucky in love. And when it comes to butcher Harriet Michaels (Nancy Travis)—whom he falls in love, plans to wed and then suspects is the notorious Mrs. Axe, on the lam for whacking off her last three husbands—he's really unlucky.

    INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 258
    For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
    JANE STOP THIS CRAZY THING!

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    Millennium Entertainment: NINJA II: SHADOW OF A TEAR


    Millennium Entertainment:
    NINJA II: SHADOW OF A TEAR
    on OnDemand/VOD and on DVD December 31, 2013

    Fight everyone and trust no one: it's the code of survival practiced by martial arts master Casey Bowman (Scott Adkins) after his life of domestic bliss is shattered by a savage act of violence. With the help of his friend Nakabara (Kane Kosugi), the fearless American retrains his responses and elevates his battle skills to seek justice for his wife's murder. Casey stealthily tracks the man responsible on his mission of vengeance, but just when he has his prey cornered, an unexpected twist forces him to see even those closest to him as enemies. In the ultimate confrontation, Casey must reflect on his teachings to become an invisible warrior worthy of the title Ninja.

    Rating: R
    Runtime: 94 minutes


    YouTube link:
    http://youtu.be/cO3OdOj4RS0

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    Jeremy [HWR:OLM]