BLACK FRIDAY... with Michael Cane and Jay Leno!


Silver Bears [1978]... They were after silver and they struck gold.
 
Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, Fletcher finds that the bank, acquired by his associate Prince di Siracusa, consists of some very weary offices above a restaurant. To make up for this, the Prince suggests that Fletcher invests in a silver mine owned by Shireen and Agha Firadausi. This solve on problem, but the mine also attracts the attention of some of the most powerful people in the silver business, Fletcher must pull out all his wheeler-dealing skills in order to keep together everything he's worked for, in the process romancing a banker's unhappy wife.

Starring: Michael Caine, Jay Leno, Cybill Shepherd, Tom Smothers, Louis Jourdan, & Stephane Audran

Cheezy Flicks
http://cheezyflicks.com

Yes, I said what a great cast... go to see this film!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

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BLACK FRIDAY... Gutshot Straight


Gutshot Straight arrives on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and On Demand December 2 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Starring AnnaLynne McCord (TV's "90210"), Steven Seagal (A Good Man) and Vinnie Jones (X-Men: The Last Stand), this exhilarating action thriller has them gambling for their lives in the mob-filled streets of Las Vegas. Featuring behind-the-scenes interviews and deleted scenes, the Gutshot Straight DVD.

When a gambler named Jack is down on his luck, he makes a deal with a slick-talking, wealthy man in Las Vegas to make some quick money in order to repay his debts. When the deal turns deadly, Jack must learn to play smarter in order to get ahead of the game.

What is not to love, great cast and well that guy is in it!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]









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BLACK FRIDAY... Speak No Evil!!


The terrifying possession film, Speak No Evil arrives on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and On Demand December 2 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. After all of the children in a town become possessed by a demon, one woman will do whatever it takes to save her daughter. Speak No Evil will be available on DVD.

When Anna's daughter Joey goes missing, it's assumed to be the result of bad parenting - but dark forces are suspected when every child in town also disappears. The children return but show signs of demonic possession, and proceed to attack the town. Forced to wage a violent campaign against the children, the townspeople go on a bloody rampage, but Anna refuses to believe her daughter is lost to the devil and will do whatever it takes to save her from the demon inside.

So are you scared?
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]






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Varese Sarabande Records: Record Store Day Black Friday, Nov. 28th 2014


Genesis
From Genesis To Revelation (Stereo)


This is the first time this album is on vinyl since its original U.S. release in 1974. The album features the original core Genesis line-up of Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips, and Peter Gabriel. The original album insert with the lyrics is replicated on the inner sleeve. Limited to 3,500 Units

GAME OF THRONES
Music Composed by Ramin Djawadi
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Deluxe Double Album Set! 


One of the classic television shows of our time, with one of the most famous and already iconic main title themes!  The love people have for this music is shown by the countless fans recording videos of themselves for YouTube playing this theme on piano, violin, bagpipes ... you name it!  But here's the original Game of Thrones theme with all of the other music for this first season which launched the epic saga of the Starks and the Lannisters. GAME OF THRONES is the landmark television event of our time. Limited to 5,000 units

For more information please go to "Varese Sarabande Records", it's vinyl people!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Magnolia Home Entertainment: RAGNAROK [BLU-RAY/DVD]


Directed by Mikkel Brænne Sandemose (COLD PREY – THE BEGINNING)
Written by John Kåre Raake
Starring Sofia Helin, Pål Sverre Hagen (KON-TIKI)

An archeologist is convinced the Oseberg Viking ship contains the answer to the mystery of Ragnarok, the end of days in Norse mythology. He mounts an expedition to “No Man’s Land” between Norway and Russia, which holds a secret more terrifying than he could possibly imagine.

Subtitled film, but very entertaining adventure... not that the titles below changes anything. I think it helps get the film a bit better. It's a great little tale of finding something that doesn't belong to you and what might happen if you take it. Great effects, not over the top story line and I cared about the characters...
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

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HISTORY® Presents: The Definitive WWI & WWII Collection [DVD]


HISTORY® marks the advent of modern warfare in the 20th century with this epic DVD collection, HISTORY® Presents: The Definitive WWI & WWII Collection, which arrives on November 25 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Featuring over 44 hours of acclaimed war programs on 20 discs including The World Wars, 100 Years of WWI, 75 Years of WWII, WWII in HD and more, the HISTORY® Presents: The Definitive WWI & WWII Collection.

Discover how the First World War changed the face of battle forever, from hand-to-hand combat to high-tech warfare, in History of WWI: The First Modern War. Experience the acrobatic encounters of flying aces high above the battlefield in Dogfights™. Watch the Normandy assault in spectacular high definition in D-Day in HD, and learn soldiers’ personal stories in WWII in HD™ and The Color of War. Learn which inventions decided the war in Ultimate WWII Weapons, and get a dramatic view of U.S. General George Patton’s brilliant strategy in Patton 360°. And, witness the whole devastating three decades of war through the eyes of the men forged in the trenches of WWI before commanding the world in WWII — Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and others — in the Emmy®-nominated miniseries The World Wars. Truly an unforgettable collection.

44 Hours... that is a lot of history and if you are a fan...
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

I do whatever TYLER PERRY tells me to watch...


Madea is Back in This Outrageous Holiday Comedy Arriving on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD and Video on Demand November 25 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment
 
Laugh out loud with Madea and her entire family this holiday season when Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas – The Movie arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and Video on Demand November 25 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Written for the screen, produced and directed by Tyler Perry, who also stars as Madea, the hilarious holiday extravaganza also features Kathy Najimy (HBO’s “Veep,” TV’s “King of the Hill”), Chad Michael Murray (TV’s “One Tree Hill,” TV’s “Chosen”), Anna Maria Horsford (Friday After Next, Our Family Wedding), Tika Sumpter (Ride Along, Get on Up), Eric Lively (Deep Winter, The Butterfly Effect 2), JR Lemon (TV’s “The Night Shift”), Alicia Witt (TV’s “Justified,” Two Weeks Notice), Lisa Whelchel (TV’s “The Facts of Life,” TV’s For Better or For Worse) and Larry the Cable Guy (Cars, Cars 2, Delta Farce). 

Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they'll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own unique brand of Christmas spirit to all.

Including a first look at Tyler Perry’s first-ever animated feature, Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Tough Love, and a hilarious behind-the-scenes featurette, the Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas Blu-ray and DVD.
 
I enjoy the Madea madness... and it's got Blair from "The Facts of Life"... she is still lovely!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Cinedigm: HALLMARK CHANNEL AND HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES [DVD]


‘TIS THE SEASON WITH HALLMARK CHANNEL AND HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES 

Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Christmas-Themed Films Arriving On DVD and Rental This November Just Days After TV Premiere


NINE LIVES OF CHRISTMAS: Zachary is a handsome bachelor who enjoys the liberties of being single. When a stray cat adopts Zach as his owner, Zach falls in love with the little guy in spite of the fact that he wants to stay away from responsibility. His new pet brings him into contact with Merilee White, a beautiful woman who is Zach's opposite. Through his new pet, Zach begins to see that being accountability-free isn't as fulfilling as he thought and that the "wrong woman" might just be the perfect match.

A COOKIE CUTTER CHRISTMAS: Two longtime rivals and elementary school teachers duke it out during the holidays in a Christmas cookie bake-off, but their real feud ignites over a shared interest in a handsome single dad.  With both determined to win the prize and the romance, their competitiveness could jeopardize what matters most this Christmas season.

A ROYAL CHRISTMAS: Leo and Emily have been dating for quite some time when he proposes, and during his proposal, he confesses that he is actually Prince Leopold and heir to the throne of a small sovereign country in Europe. Leo’s mother (Isadora, the Queen) finds out that he has proposed to an American commoner (without her blessing) and becomes outraged. In a series of events, she sabotages their courtship and does everything in her power to drive the couple apart. But will she succeed?

SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED FOR CHRISTMAS:  With a duty to deliver every last letter before Christmas, the beloved quartet of post office detectives—Oliver, Shane, Rita and Norman —are working around the clock to redirect Santa’s mail.  They attempt to pull off a last minute delivery that will teach them all about the joy of the holidays, and the gift of a family’s love.
 
Get your holiday on... and yes I have completely sold out.
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Lakeshore Records: LAGGIES - Benjamin Gibbard


Lakeshore Records will release the LAGGIES – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack currently available digitally and on CD December 9, 2014.  The album features original score by Benjamin Gibbard (KURT COBAIN ABOUT A SON, the band Death Cab For Cutie) – his first film score for a narrative film.

Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a few steps behind – while her friends check off milestones and celebrate their new grown-up status. When her high-school sweetheart (Mark Webber) proposes, Megan panics and– given an unexpected opportunity to escape for a week – hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year old Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Annika’s world-weary single dad Craig (Sam Rockwell).


Lynn Shelton, whose unique directorial voice created such astutely observed comedies as YOUR SISTER’S SISTER and HUMPDAY, crafts a sweet, romantic coming-of-age comedy about three people who find their lives intertwined in the most unconventional way as they make through the imperfect realities of modern day life. Keira Knightley shines as Megan, a rare female slacker hero who shows us that while you never stop growing up, you can choose stop lagging, and start living on your terms.

A24,Anonymous Content and The Solution Entertainment Group present LAGGIES, currently in theaters nationwide.  The LAGGIES – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album is currently available digitally and on CD December 9, 2014.
 


Just Announced, like it... it's just not long enough!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Varèse Sarabande: THE RIOT CLUB - Kasper Winding


Varèse Sarabande Records will release THE RIOT CLUB – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on November 17, 2014.  The soundtrack features original score by Kasper Winding (THE SALVATION, 63 REGARDS) and featuring “We’re Out There Somewhere” performed by Graham Coxon.

“We searched for a balance between electronic, acoustic sounds, and that Lone [Scherfig, director] wanted a quite melodic score,” described Winding. “We also discussed how English it should sound.  It’s easy to fall into the cliché when filming upper class kids in Oxford so we decided to start almost rococo with mock Mozart, and then make it more and more sinister as the film develops.”

Set amongst the privileged elite of Oxford University, THE RIOT CLUB follows Miles (Max Irons) and Alistair (Sam Claflin), two first year students determined to join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.


THE RIOT CLUB is directed by Lone Scherfig, who most recently helmed ONE DAY, and the Best Picture Academy Award nominee AN EDUCATION. It is produced by Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent of Blueprint Pictures (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Seven Psychopaths). Screenwriter Laura Wade has adapted her critically-acclaimed play, POSH, with development support from the BFI Film Fund and Film4.  POSH premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2010, before transferring to the West End.

Sony Pictures Classics presents THE RIOT CLUB, currently in theaters in the UK.  THE RIOT CLUB - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Varèse Sarabande Records will be available digitally on November 17, 2014.
 
This one is new to me, so far I am enjoying the music.
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Kronos Records: P.J. [2014] - NEIL ARGO

Kronos Records: P.J. [2014] - Music by NEIL ARGO
Limited Edition Of 300 Copies
November 28, 2014

A man who has witnessed a horrific accident retreats within himself.  He is brought to a hospital where the resident doctor tries to get through to him while the doctor is fighting his own life's demons and an out-of-touch supervisor who wants the man permanently committed.

The music for P.J. was written by veteran composer Neil Argo (Wild America, MacGyver, Beverly Hills 90210) who penned an elegant jazz infused, very eclectic, dramatic score that provides the perfect ambiance for both the film and New York City, where the film was shot. A truly hidden gem. NOT TO BE MISSED! 

Kronos Records

It's a treat, almost couldn't find anything about the film itself... the score is a diamond in the rough!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

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Sony Masterworks: Exodus: Gods and Kings - Alberto Iglesias


For the upcoming epic action-adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator) has recruited three-time Academy Award nominee Alberto Iglesias to compose the film score.  The soundtrack will be from Sony Classical digitally on December 9 and on CD on December 16. 20th Century Fox releases Exodus: Gods and Kings in theaters everywhere on December 12.

When it came to the music for his visually stunning movie, Ridley Scott has opted as much for delicate arrangements as orchestral bombast – a noteworthy decision considering the truly monumental production. Strings, choir, featured soloists and soulful vocals complement Iglesias trademark composing style in this breathtaking score. Iglesias provides the biblical material a historic yet modern feel. Given the challenge of maintaining the upper hand in such a large project, the highly versatile Iglesias skillfully masters the gap between subtle emotion and martial brutality.
 


Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire.  Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

For more information, please visit www.exodusgodsandkings.com.

Sony Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Okeh, Portrait, Sony Classical, RCA Red Seal, and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com.
 
Seen the trailers, seen the action... well the score is awesome, it's completely my style of music!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

La-La Land Records: MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (1994 / 1947) / COME TO THE STABLE: LIMITED EDITION (2-CD SET)



La-La Land Records and 20th Century Fox proudly present a holiday treat! – A 2-CD SET featuring composer Bruce Broughton’s original score to the 1994 feature film remake MIRACLE ON 34th STREET, starring Richard Attenborough and Mara Wilson, and composer Cyril Mockridge’s original score to the 1947 holiday classic MIRACLE ON 34th STREET, starring Maureen O’Hara and Natalie Wood. Also included is Mockridge’s score to the 1949 feature COME TO THE STABLE, starring Loretta Young and Celeste Holm. Both MIRACLES serve up beautiful, timeless holiday scores bursting with joy and warmth. The assemblies featured on this re-issue are the same as found on both the original Intrada and Percepto releases, however, Disc 2 (the ’47 MIRACLE and COME TO THE STABLE) has been newly remastered by Mike Matessino. This special 2-CD re-issue compilation, produced by Nick Redman, includes all-new, exclusive liner notes by writer Julie Kirgo and yuletide art direction from designer Jim Titus. Limited to 2000 Units.

Really just in time for the Holidays... Two classics and you are complete!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

La-La Land Records: FLOWER: LIMITED EDITION - LLLCD 1332


La-La Land Records and Sony Computer Entertainment America proudly present the CD premiere of composer Vincent Diamante’s breathtakingly beautiful original score to the acclaimed, award-winning videogame, FLOWER.  Diamante’s ethereal score masterfully enhances the game’s remarkable sense of wonder as the player explores and interacts with gorgeous, lush environments. A remarkable stand-alone listen, the FLOWER soundtrack is a soulful, thoughtful and inspirational experience. Produced for SCEA by Monty Mudd and Keith Leary and mastered by Joel Yarger and Marc Senasac at Sony Masterworks, this limited edition of 1500 Units features two never-before-released tracks, “Drifting Off” and “Floating on a Gentle Breeze,” which was composed for a level of play that was ultimately cut from the game. The CD booklet features liner notes comments from the composer, as well as game designer Jenova Chen, and attractive art design by Dan Goldwasser.
 
Just Announced!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

La-La Land Records: SOCOM 3: U.S. NAVY SEALS/SOCOM: U.S. NAVY SEALs COMBINED ASSAULT: LIMITED EDITION (2-CD SET)



La-La Land Records and Sony Computer Entertainment America proudly present the CD premiere of acclaimed composer Jim Dooley’s (WHEN A STRANGER CALLS, PUSHING DAISIES, THE LAST SHIP) thrilling original scores to the hit videogames, SOCOM 3: U.S. NAVY SEALs and SOCOM: U.S. NAVY SEALs COMBINED ASSUALT.  Dooley’s robust and patriotic score expertly charges alongside the games’ exhilarating military action with rich, cinematic music that rivals any Hollywood blockbuster. Produced for SCEA by Clint Bajakian and Matt Levine, and mastered by Marc Senasac at SCEA Recording Studios, this special 2-CD limited edition of 1500 Units features exclusive, in-depth liner notes comments from film music writer Jeff Bond and sharp art design by Dan Goldwasser.


Well, Hell Yes... double your fun and add to your game play... do it in style!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Intrada: Maurice Jarre's MANDINGO/PLAZA SUITE


The 1975 Paramount film Mandingo opens with a blues song, “Born in This Time,” sung by Muddy Waters.  Waters’ participation came at composer Maurice Jarre’s request. Much of Mandingo’s underscore derives from “Born in This Time,” with Jarre changing up the rhythm and highlighting its intricate countermelodies. To this, he adds a second theme—a folksy ditty that ranges in tone from genteel romance to spirited bustle. These themes appear initially to be simple parody, but as the film progresses, sour notes and jangling dissonances intrude, to ever more disturbing effect. More subtly, Jarre thickens certain cues with restless harmonies and busy, almost frantic counterlines to create a sense of uncomfortable aural pressure.

The plot centers on Hammond Maxwell (Perry King), his bed-slave, Ellen (Brenda Sykes), and his wife, Blanche (Susan George). When Hammond acquires Mede (Ken Norton), a fighting slave of prized Mandingo descent, to use as breeding stock, it sets into motion an alarming series of events. Jealousy abounds, slaves rebel, and the plot builds to a bloody, taboo-shattering conclusion.

In striking contrast, the score to Mandingo is paired with an earlier Jarre effort from 1971 --  the premiere release of his light and jazzy score for the Neil Simon-penned comedy Plaza Suite.  Plaza Suite consists of three acts, each starring a different couple and set in Suite 719 of Manhattan’s historic Plaza Hotel. There is no interaction between the stories, although all touch on themes of marriage or fidelity.  While the characters in each story were different, Walter Matthau played the male lead in all three, while the female leads were played by Lee Grant, Barbara Harris and Maureen Stapleton.

Brief as his musical contribution is, Jarre manages to infuse each segment with its own distinctive character. Story one begins with an air of stylish elegance and ends with a melancholy passage of disillusionment. Story two is bookended by a swinging, synth-infused number that dovetails humorously with Jesse’s self-important swagger and somewhat ridiculous mod toupée. In between, however, is a solo flute appropriate to the two lonely souls looking for solace in one another’s company. Finally, the wedding segment receives a mellow ballroom waltz, alongside tongue-in-cheek riffs on Richard Wagner’s famous “Bridal Chorus” from the opera Lohengrin.

Mandingo was newly remixed from the 16-track 2″ masters, which survived in excellent condition.  For Plaza Suite, four cues were taken from a set of ½″ three-track masters, recorded in early 1971 at Goldwyn Studios. The remaining two cues have been carefully restored from a mono source.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 299
For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
CLICK, CLICK, CLICK HERE!

 
Just Announced!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Intrada: Konrad Elfer's FUNERAL IN BERLIN...


For the 1966 Paramount film Funeral in Berlin, famed Bond producer Harry Saltzman hired veteran German pianist and composer Konrad Elfers to provide the follow on score to John Barry's effort for the first film, The Ipcress File.  Elfers wrote a score that sits comfortably between the works by Barry and Richard Rodney Bennett (who would compose music for Palmer's third film, Billion Dollar Brain), combining the requisite jazz/big band sound of spy movies with a mix of classical and modernistic orchestral music that evoked the historical and modern aspects of the film’s setting in Berlin.

The original RCA Victor LP boasted an unusually comprehensive presentation of Elfers’ score at around 39 minutes of music. This expanded Intrada version features all the album cues—including two that were dropped—sourced from 1/2” three-track masters.

Funeral in Berlin was directed by Guy Hamilton, who had made Goldfinger, the most popular Bond film to that point. The plot has Harry Palmer (with Michael Caine reprising the role having first played it in The Ipcress File) assigned to facilitate the defection of a Russian colonel, whom Palmer immediately suspects has another agenda. In fact, Stok is using Palmer to expose and eliminate an operative who has been facilitating defections from the Soviet Union. Palmer’s Berlin contact and friend initially aids Palmer, but after an attractive model attempts to seduce Harry, Palmer discovers that she is an Israeli agent in pursuit of a former Nazi in possession of money stolen from Jewish victims by the Third Reich.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 296
For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
[CLICK HERE... CLICK HERE!


Just Announced!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Imperativa Records: THIS IS EPIC MUSIC: VOLUME 1

Imperativa Records, the leading independent label specializing in the 'Epic Music' genre, presents "THIS IS EPIC MUSIC: VOLUME 1", the first ever compilation album to feature top tracks from a variety of leading artists producing music in this increasingly popular, rapidly growing genre. "THIS IS EPIC MUSIC: VOLUME 1" will be available for streaming, digital download and CD on December 2, 2014.

The world of modern Epic Music has its origins in the soundtracks of blockbuster movie trailers. Featuring big, emotional, powerfully melodic productions, many of which mix orchestra, choir, large percussion and synth elements, this genre of music enjoys a huge and loyal following on YouTube. Dedicated Epic Music channels have millions of subscribers and streams per day. To date, the best of this music has never before been compiled in a single commercially available release.

"THIS IS EPIC MUSIC: VOLUME 1" features the cream of the crop of Epic Music artists including X-Ray Dog Music, Immediate, Really Slow Motion, Jo Blankenburg, Aleksandar Dimitrijevic as well as other trailblazing artists in the genre. Tracks on this compilation have been featured in multiple blockbuster trailers for major Hollywood motion pictures, such as THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, IRON MAN 3, MALEFICENT, LUCY, CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER, 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, ARGO, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and many more.

Imperativa Records owner Yoav Goren, himself a pioneering, Emmy®award-winning composer in this genre, has personally curated the album, presenting these emotionally powerful and important works by the most innovative artists in the field.

"These epic, cinematic masterpieces are created by some of the most passionate composers working in this extremely exciting genre of Epic Music," enthuses Goren. "I dare anyone listening to this compilation to not be in awe at the majesty, beauty and emotional power of these musical gems."

Tracks:

01. "Imperatrix Mundi" - Jo Blankenburg
02. "Dawning Promises" - ICON
03. "Satellite Debris" - Aleksandar Dimitrijevic
04. "Choose Your Destiny" - X-Ray Dog Music
05. "Preliator" - Globus
06. "Aeorion" - Really Slow Motion
07. "Spirit of Darkness" - Music Junkies
08. "Rebirth" - Hi-Finesse (featuring Natacha Atlas)
09. "Serenata Immortale" - Immediate
10. "Ultraviolence" - Cliff Lin
11. "Dream Chasers" - Armen Hambar (Future World Music)
12. "Legion" - Brand X Music
13. "In A Moment of Greatness" - Larry Groupé
14. "Aurora" - PostHaste Music
15. "Iron Poetry" - Really Slow Motion
16. "A Thousand Deaths" (Instrumental) - Globus
17. "The Day Is At Hand" - Immediate
18. "Carpe Noctum" - Mark Petrie
19. "Icarus Rising" - Aleksandar Dimitrijevic
20. "Acts of Courage" - X-Ray Dog Music
21. "Garador's Flight" - Jo Blankenburg
22. "A Legacy Uncovered" - ICON

"THIS IS EPIC MUSIC: VOLUME 1" will be released for streaming, digital download and CD on December 2 by Imperativa Records and distributed at North American retail through Entertainment One. For more information visit the Imperativa Records website at www.imperativarecords.com.


Heck Yes, sign me up for this one!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Madfish Music: GONG releases new album, I SEE YOU!


The current incarnation of Gong comprises vocalist / lyricist Daevid Allen, who, even at the age of 75, still radiates an incandescent creativity, the original anarchic vibe that was born out of counter-culture revolution in the Paris commune in 1968. Allen's own, highly idiosyncratic worldview helped kick-start the classic Brit psychedelic explorers, Soft Machine when the '60s were still swinging. His co-conspirators on I SEE YOU are Orlando Allen on drums, new guitarist Kavus Torabi (The Cardiacs), guitarist Brazilian Fabio Golfetti, horn player Ian East winds, and bassist Dave Sturt (the sonic manipulator).

I SEE YOU is timeless and timely, a welcome antidote to an increasingly homogenized musical mainstream. The playful song "I See You" is fusion and kicks off the album. "Syllabub" could be a hit, and namedrops culture in a fun-loving way. Tracks such as "This Revolution," a spoken piece which namechecks Gil Scott-Heron and picks up the vibe of his "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," articulates the kind of concerns and theories that've always inspired Daevid Allen and informed the Gong worldview, contrasts with the ferocious inter-stellar Funk of "You See Me," which is sure to be a live favorite. "Thank You" is a heavy slab of psychedelicised blues, whilst the closing song "Shakti Yoni Dingo Virgin," a moody, melodic instrumental piece with heavy pant-singing--serves to illustrate the immense musical firepower and musical diversity that lurks within the current line-up of Gong.

Gong hopes to take I SEE YOU out on tour in the coming months when Daevid's health will allow. Do listen, because I SEE YOU offers up yet more proof that Daevid Allen's creative wellspring shows no sign of running dry, and that the latest Gong line-up has the kind of musical acumen that matches any of their classic line-ups of yore.

Gong is a Franco-British rock band formed by Australian musician Daevid Allen. Other notable band members include Kevin Ayers. Tim Blake, Didier Malherbe, Pip Pyle, Gilli Smyth, Steve Hillage, Francis Moze, Mike Howlett, Pierre Moerlen, Allan Holdsworth, Bon Lozaga, Hansford Rowe. Mick Taylor & Darryl Way have played on Gong albums, and Van Der Graaf Generator drummer Guy Evans played with Gilli Smythe's Mother Gong Others who have, albeit briefly, played in Gong include Bill Bruford, Brian Davison, Don Cherry, and Chris Cutler.

www.planetgong.co.uk
www.twitter.com/gongplanet
www.madfishmusic.com
 
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Go Behind the Mask into the "Secret Lives of Superheroes" Keith Hartman's Real Heroes


A desperate reality show producer hits on the idea of doing “The Real World,” but with superheroes. Unfortunately, Spiderman, Supergirl, and Iron Man all have better things to do. So what he gets is a collection of B-string superheroes hoping to hit the big time. The guys you’ve never heard of who go out every night fighting crime and hoping that someone will notice. The ones who are desperate enough to go on a reality show. They are Sable, a single mom trying to juggle crime fighting, a moody teenage daughter, and a waitressing job.

They are Big Shot, a macho marksman who can’t get over the breakup with his former sidekick. They are Malibu Action Girl, a spoiled rich kid determined to prove that she’s more than the sum of daddy’s expensive weapons. They are Water Warrior, a hunky hero trying to sleep his way to the top. They are Rick & Josh, former teen superheroes trying to put their past behind them. They all have powers and they all have issues.
 
Los Angeles, CA -- Waltzing Penguins is proud to present the nationwide DVD and VOD release of Keith Hartman's Real Heroes.  A love letter to costumed crusaders, Real Heroes has been a hit at conventions and fests across the country, including the North American Science Fiction Convention, Phoenix Comic Con, the Supergeek Film Festival, GenCon and more.  The film was released on DVD, Amazon and iTunes on October 2, 2014.

It had to happen, a reality show of sorts featuring some of the wacky/fun super heroes that ever walked the earth and wanted to share their lives with you.
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

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Lionsgate: Reclaim [BLU-RAY/DVD]


John Cusack (Lee Daniel's The Butler, The Frozen Ground) and Ryan Phillippe (The Lincoln Lawyer, Crash) star in the heart-racing thriller Reclaim, arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD November 18 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available on Demand. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast that includes Rachelle Lefevre (TV's "Under the Dome," The Twilight Saga Franchise), Veronica Faye Foo (Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame), Luis Guzman (The Last Stand, Boogie Nights), Academy Award®-nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom) and introducing Briana Roy, Reclaim shows what happens when an American couple finds all is not what it seems when they become victims of an international adoption scam.

When the newly adopted daughter of American couple Steven (Phillippe) and Shannon (Lefevre) goes missing while the family is abroad, they quickly discover that all is not what it seems with the adoption agency - and find themselves in a fight for their lives when they encounter Benjamin (Cusack) and Reigert (Weaver), the culprits behind a high-stakes human-trafficking ring. To expose the truth and save their daughter, Steven and Shannon will have to risk everything...including their lives.

I enjoy John Cusack's work, he has a wide range from funny, serious and very dramatic... we get a little piece in this film. Also please check out the soundtrack from this film, for more details [CLICK HERE]...
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Lionsgate: Life of Crime [BLU-RAY/DVD]


Based on the novel "The Switch" written by Elmore Leonard, the "truly twisted fun" (In Touch) crime comedy Life of Crime will be available on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and Digital HD October 28 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Written for the screen and directed by Daniel Schechter (Supporting Characters), the film is currently available On Demand. The cleverly written story about a kidnapping gone awry features a knockout lineup including Jennifer Aniston (We're the Millers, TV's "Friends"), yasiin bey (The Italian Job, Next Day Air), Isla Fisher (Now You See Me, The Great Gatsby), Will Forte (Nebraska, TV's "Saturday Night Live"), Mark Boone Junior (TV's "Sons of Anarchy," Memento), with Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption, Bull Durham), and John Hawkes (Lincoln, Winter's Bone).

When a pampered housewife (Aniston) is kidnapped by a pair of blundering ex-cons in an effort to extort money from her sleazy real-estate tycoon husband (Robbins), the perfect crime becomes the perfect opportunity for the husband to ride off into the sunset with his sexy young mistress (Fisher) until the housewife decides it is her turn to even the score.

The Blu-ray and DVD special features include audio commentary with screenwriter/director Daniel Schechter and actor Will Forte, three separate "making of" featurettes and deleted scenes. Life of Crime will be available on Blu-ray and DVD.
 
I enjoyed it, it had some twisted story and well you should find it the same... well I think so. :) For more fun... listen to the soundtrack [CLICK HERE]...
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Lionsgate: A MOST WANTED MAN [BLU-RAY/DVD]


In what would become his final starring performance, Academy Award® winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Capote, 2005) leads an impressive all-star cast in the "tense spy thriller" (Wall Street Journal) A Most Wanted Man, coming out of the shadows and onto Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand November 4 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Directed by Anton Corbijn (The American), the 2014 theatrical release will be available on Digital HD October 28. Inspired by true eventsand adapted from the acclaimed novel by master spy novelist John le Carré (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Constant Gardener) and adapted by Andrew Bovell, A Most Wanted Man boasts powerhouse performances fromRachel McAdams (The Vow, Red Eye), Golden Globe® winner Robin Wright (TV's "House of Cards," Forrest Gump) and Academy Award®nominee Willem Dafoe (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Platoon, 1986).

German intelligence agent Günther Bachmann (Hoffman) must race against time to solve a perilous mystery: Is the half-Chechen, half-Russian Muslim who's surfaced in Hamburg a victim seeking refuge...or a terrorist seeking revenge? Hoffman's mesmerizing turn as Bachmann will glue you to your seat until the final, shattering conclusion of this John le Carré thriller.

Strong Cast... interesting film until the end and the end?
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

MovieScore Media: Operation Arctic - Trond Bjerknes


MovieScore Media ventures to the cold and desolate Arctic circle with its latest release, Operation Arctic (Operasjon Arktis) by Trond Bjerknes. Written and directed by Grethe Bøe-Waal based on the bestselling novel of Leif Hamre, the film follows the adventures of three children who are left alone in a winter storm on an island of the Spitsbergen. 13-year-old Julia (Kaisa Gurine Antonsen) and her two 8-year-old twin siblings Ida (Leonora Valestrand Eike) and Sindere (Leonard Valestrand Eike) must fight for their survival while their parents on the mainland are desperately looking for them, not realizing that they are stuck on the other side of the Arctic Ocean.

The music for Operation Arctic was written by Trond Bjerknes, a veteran of the Norwegian film scoring scene. Born in 1958, Bjerknes started to play the piano at the age of five, he wrote his first composition a year later. He stayed in the United States for five years and studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston to gain experience in film scoring. Back in Oslo, he formed his own production company; his debut film was Hamilton (1999), directed by Harold Zwart and starring Lena Olin, Mark Hamill and Peter Stormare. His work on Cecilie was nominated for the Danish Robert Award in 2007, while his music for Max Manus was nominated for the Norwegian Kanon Award in 2008.


"The score is written and produced to reflect the hostile beauty of the Arctic environment and the challenges these three children experience trying to survive alone on the deserted island" says the composer about the role of his music in the film. The score is a hybrid of symphonic and electronic solutions, utilizing smooth synth textures, solo voice, solo violin and cold percussive samples to paint the portrait of the Arctic circle. The cues range between deeply emotional, almost spiritual moments (such as ”Northern Lights”) and high-octane action scenes as the three children face the dangers on ice ("Into the Water", "The Rescue"). The versatile scoring of Operation Arctic covers every aspect of this mysterious world as the music conjures up images of ice and darkness on its own.
 
I love being introduced to new music from across the globe, it is amazing talent here for you all to hear from composer Trond Bjerknes. You can find all levels of adventure in the score to this film, following the notes to script to screen... It's a treat, truly!
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Lakeshore Records: WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD (Songs From The Film)


Lakeshore Records will release the WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD – Songs From The Film digitally on November 11th and on CD December 2, 2014.  The album features some of the most loved new wave hits of the 1980s/90s from bands including New Order, Depeche Mode, Talk Talk, Tears for Fears, Pet Shop Boys and Jesus and Mary Chain.

WaterTower Music: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [2014] - Howard Shore

 
(November 13, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA) – WaterTower Music has announced the release of the soundtrack to The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, with music composed by Academy Award® winner Howard Shore, one of film music’s most respected, honored, and active composers and conductors. The soundtrack also contains an original song performed by Billy Boyd, who starred as Peregrin Took in The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy. The soundtrack will be released in two configurations: a standard 2 CD set and a Special Edition set, also with 2 CDs, and featuring extended tracks, bonus tracks, and expanded liner notes. On December 9th, both versions of the soundtrack will be available digitally and on CD, except the 2CD Special Edition, which will be available for purchase on December 16. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, is the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.  The film will be released in theaters worldwide on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, with select international territories releasing on December 10, 2014.
 

MovieScore Media: The Game [2014] - Daniel Pemberton


The Game (Original Television Soundtrack) will be available in digital stores exclusively in the US and Canada from November 4 onwards. The album will then be released on CD and digitally in the rest of the world in the first quarter of 2015.

Co-inciding with the November 5 premiere on BBC America, MovieScore Media releases the original score album for BBC’s high-concept spy series The Game composed by Daniel Pemberton (the upcoming The Man from U.N.C.L.E, Ridley Scott’s The Counselor) in digital stores exclusively in the US and Canada. The album will then be released on CD and digitally in the rest of the world early 2015.


The Game is by writer/creator Toby Whitehouse (Being Human, Doctor Who) and director Niall MacCormick (Complicit). The six-episode spy thriller reignites the Cold War as the head of MI5 codenamed Daddy (Brian Cox) sets up a secret committee to investigate a Soviet plot. Operation Glass, which is revealed by a leaving KGB officer, involves a sleeper agent in Britain who is about to be re-activated as part of a secret mission. Each episode of the series follows the investigation of a possible traitor / sleeper agent; the possible suspects are played by actors like Paul Ritter, Victoria Hamilton and Tom Hughes.

Though Daniel Pemberton has been getting more involved in feature film scoring, Daniel has great experience in the field of television scoring, having worked on over 500 shows. Credits include countless award winning dramas and documentaries, amongst them Prey, Complicit, Space Dive, Peep Show, Desperate Romantics, Occupation, Upstairs Downstairs, Prehistoric Park and Hiroshima.
 
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The Game tries to create a sonic world which pays tribute to the whole spy jazz genre, but also aims to delight fans of film music with a few unexpected solutions.
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Varese Sarabande: One on One [1977-2014]


One on One is the soundtrack album to the 1977 movie of the same name.  The film starred Robby Benson. 


The music was written by Charles Fox (composer for the 1970s ABC-TV show Love, American Style and the dramatic theme music to ABC's Wide World of Sports, the original Monday Night Football, as well as his Grammy winning hit song "Killing Me Softly With His Song"), with lyrics by Paul Williams ("An Old Fashioned Love Song," "You and Me Against the World," "We've Only Just Begun," "Rainy Days and Mondays", and "Evergreen", the love theme from A Star Is Born). 


Seals and Crofts performed the love theme from the film, the hit single "My Fair Share (Love Theme from One on One), which reached #11 on the AC chart and #28 Pop in late 1977.
 
I remember seeing this one in High School, my first introduction to Annette O'toole...
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]