Howlin' Wolf Records Presents: A CADAVER CHRISTMAS - William Campbell


A CADAVER CHRISTMAS features a fun, rhythmically-brooding score that takes the listener on a journey through a demented holiday soundscape blending the aura of classic horror and science fiction with the sounds of Christmas!  It's beautifully packaged in a jewel case with an 8-page booklet featuring vivid full color designs by graphic artist/designer Luis M. Rojas and cover artwork by The Dude Designs. For a limited time, orders placed through the Howlin' Wolf Records website will ship with an additional insert booklet autographed by composer William Campbell.

Another last in the year and a MERRY MONSTER, well zombies... please visit one of my favorite labels. Share in the joy of a "A CADAVER CHRISTMAS" released by Howlin' Wolf Records.

 
Jeremy [The Wolf]

C2E2 - CHICAGO, IL March 18-20, 2016


C2E2 – short for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games.
http://www.c2e2.com/

March 18-20, 2016
South Building at McCormick Place
2301 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, Illinois

Walker Stalker Returns to Chicago This May [2016]



Chicago, IL – Walker Stalker , a zombie and horror themed fan fest, will be held at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois on May 28th & 29th, 2016. Fan access to celebrity guests will be the primary focus of this event.

Walker Stalker returns for the third year to Chicago. In March of 2014, Walker Stalker made its debut in Chicago, where it assembled more “The Walking Dead” cast members than any convention ever before, along with other actors from zombie and horror films.

Confirmed guests for the event include (with more to be announced):
Chandler Riggs∙ Michael Cudlitz∙ Josh McDermitt∙ Christian Serratos∙ Katelyn Nacon
Emily Kinney∙ Chad Coleman∙ Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.∙ Giancarlo Esposito∙ Scott Thompson
Aaron Abrams∙ Katharine Isabelle∙ Jay Bonansinga

About Walker Stalker
After a last minute decision to take a trip to Senoia, GA, James Frazier and Eric Nordhoff were given the opportunity to venture on the set of The Walking Dead and meet the actors of the hit television series. The duo became enamored with the show and its subject matter and created a podcast to discuss all things Walking Dead. The topic eventually arose of a convention focused around recreating the very same experience that the cast and crew of the show endure every single day. And thus the concept of Walker Stalker Con was born.

The full event schedule can be found at http://walkerstalkercon.com/chicago/. Keep up with the happenings by finding us on social media: Twitter: @WalkrStalkrCon / Facebook: Walker Stalker Convention / Official Hashtag: #WSChicago

The correct order to watch the STAR WARS movies!

For some strange reason there seems to be profound confusion as to exactly what order you should watch all the STAR WARS movies.  Back in the old days this was not a problem.  It was simple.  You watched STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE followed by its sequel THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK which naturally makes you want to see how this whole space opera ended in RETURN OF THE JEDI.  But then came the extremely unnecessary prequels and ruined a whole generation of Star Wars fans who just do not know any better.  The scary thing is that several generations are going to still be ruined as long as the nerdos out there insist that the prequels are canon.  Potential fans are turned away from the franchise because they started watching the odd and clunky prequels first.  I am here to stop that if possible.  I will show you the way and hopefully explain why you should watch the movies in this particular order.  Get ready for a long, rambling, incoherent rant on this one, folks.



Jason

Wellgo USA Entertainment: THE ASSASSIN #TheAssassin and @wellgousa


 
Back with his first film in eight years, award-winning Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien (Flight of the Red Balloon, Three Times) wowed this year’s Cannes Film Festival (where he won Best Director) with his awe-inspiring THE ASSASSIN, debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD January 26 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Rich with shimmering, breathing texture and punctuated by brief but unforgettable bursts of action, THE ASSASSIN is a martial arts film like none other. The visually stunning, action-packed film blends tragic historical drama with thrilling swordplay and martial arts in this story of an exiled assassin (Shu Qi, Tai Chi Hero, The Transporter) who must choose between love or duty when she receives orders to kill a man (Chang Chen, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Grandmaster) from her past. With a Certified Fresh rating of 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, THE ASSASSIN also stars Zhou Yun (Let the Bullets Fly) and Tsumabuki Satoshi (The Vancouver Asahi).
 
In addition to winning Best Director at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, THE ASSASSIN also won the Cannes Soundtrack Award for Composer Giong Lim and was nominated for the prestigious Palme d’Or. At the 2015 Golden Horse Film Festival, the film was nominated in 10 categories, taking home prizes for Best Director, Best Feature Film, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup & Costume Design and Best Sound Effects. THE ASSASSIN is Taiwan’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards®.
 
Wellgo USA Entertainment | www.wellgousa.com

Wow, amazing stuff and you should really see it!
Jeremy [The Wolf]

INTRADA RELEASES: CUJO and BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING!

BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING [1965]
Composed and Conducted by PAUL GLASS

For the 1965 Otto Preminger film Bunny Lake is Missing, composer Paul Glass not only created a memorable and highly original symphonic score. Glass worked with general serialism and even strict 12-tone techniques for his more atonal sections, moving effortlessly between intense sequences and those with firm tonality. This is showcased best during the film's climactic sequence, the score’s dramatic highlight, where Glass melds both aggressive, dissonant ideas and genuine tonality into a singularly unique and powerful experience lasting nearly six minutes. In the intense, powerful segments of the score, Glass spares nary a single instrument in the virtuoso activity. Virtually every player is called upon to contribute to the violence, be it muted trumpet or fortissimo trombone, jabbing clarinet or stratospheric piccolo, pounding snare drum or demented xylophone.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 344
SHIPPING WEEK OF 1/18/2016
For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
LOOK FOR BUNNY HERE [CLICK HERE]


CUJO [1983]
Composed and Conducted by CHARLES BERNSTEIN

Charles Bernstein's score to the 1983 film Cujo takes a lyrical approach, drawing on the intimacy of piano and winds or using a lush orchestra to create a sympathetic portrait of the Trenton family and their seaside town. But for all of the bucolic warmth that Bernstein’s melodies conjure, something is amiss. Bernstein links the unhappy lives of the Trentons and Cujo’s far less well-off owners, the Cambers. Percussion often echoes without resolve, adding to the melancholy that hangs over Cujo well before its terror begins.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 342
For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
CLICK HERE... WOOF!

MEMORIES OF THE SWORD [2016] - Arrives on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD January 12 #MemoriesOfTheSword @wellgousa



From the director of Children of Heaven and starring LEE Byung-hun (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, I Saw the Devil), the lavish epic MEMORIES OF THE SWORD debuts on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD January 12, 2016 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The action-packed film blends tragic historical drama with thrilling swordplay and martial arts. MEMORIES OF THE SWORD also stars JEON Do-yeon (Jibeuro Ganeun Gil), KIM Go-eun (Coin Locker Girl), and LEE Kyeong-yeong (War of the Arrows).

As the greed and excess of a corrupt Monarchy threatens to destroy the once-glorious Goryeo Dynasty, three legendary warriors lead a revolt to overthrow the empire and save its people. But when deceit and betrayal costs the life of a master swordsman, a plot for justice and revenge is set into motion, raging for decades between the two survivors.

Wellgo USA Entertainment | www.wellgousa.com  

Jeremy [The Wolf]

Intrada: UNIDENTIFIED FLYING ODDBALL Composed and Conducted by RON GOODWIN


Composer Ron Goodwin had previously scored five films for Disney and producer Hugh Attwooll: two for television (Diamonds on Wheels and Born to Run) and three for theaters (One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing, The Littlest Horse Thieves—a.k.a. Escape From the Dark—and Candleshoe). Unidentified Flying Oddball marked his last feature for Disney, and was a fairly light affair, being a family comedy loosely inspired by Mark Twain’s 1889 novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.

Goodwin delivered an energetic score that mostly plays the action straight. The greater part of the score is a showcase for the composer’s vivid themes, injecting space-age pluck and dynamism into the film’s cheerfully anachronistic vision of early medieval Cornwall. Most of the score’s themes relate directly to the eponymous oddball spaceman, Tom Trimble. Foremost is a sparkling misterioso motif that opens the film in flute and bells over hushed tremolo strings.  As the film moves into more adventurous territory, Goodwin beefs up the orchestration and reworks the motif into a propulsive action setting. Finally, the line is absorbed into a heraldic theme that confirms Tom as the tale’s triumphant hero.

This premiere release of Ron Goodwin’s bright and action-filled score for Disney’s Unidentified Flying Oddball was made possible by the discovery of the original stereo session mixes, surviving on ¼˝ two-track tape. The rolls of tape were in very good condition and included everything that Goodwin recorded for the film, allowing Intrada to present his entire score as intended, including a handful of cues recorded but ultimately not used. The recording features a crisp stereo image, with the profuse action sequences for brass in the latter part of the score being especially vibrant.


Happy-go-lucky NASA scientist Tom Trimble (Dennis Dugan) is tasked with creating an intelligent android to pilot a faster-than-light spacecraft.  At the last minute, the android gets cold feet, and Trimble boards the craft and is inadvertently launched into orbit. The pair hurtle through time and wind up in England in the year 508, where Tom’s spacesuit causes him to be mistaken for a monster by the lovely maid Alisande (Sheila White). He is swiftly taken prisoner by the deceitful Sir Mordred (Jim Dale) and brought to Camelot. Tom regales King Arthur (Kenneth More) with a befuddling crash course in world history, but is nonetheless sentenced to burn at the stake...

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 343
For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
[CLICK HERE] IF YOU SEE A REALLY BRIGHT LIGHT!
 
The original UFO, maybe this is what Mulder remembers... I love this film and the music will be a bonus. 
Jeremy [The Wolf]

Intrada: THE SETTING SUN Composed and Conducted by MAURICE JARRE


Composer Maurice Jarre was no stranger to the Far East by the time he scored The Setting Sun in 1992. He had traveled musically back in time to feudal Japan for the ten-hour miniseries of James Clavell’s bestseller Shogun in 1980. A few years later, he underscored the warring factions of the nineteenth-century Hong Kong opium trade in a feature film adaptation of Clavell’s Tai-Pan (1986).

Maurice Jarre scored The Setting Sun as an epic musical tapestry depicting events leading into WWII and Japan’s pending invasion of Manchuria. He wrote a large-scale, lavishly percussive and florid orchestral work, featuring both grand and tender themes. The orchestration included additional winds and brass, harps, pianos and other keyboards, a synthesizer and other electronics such as the EWI and EVI (Electronic Wind Instrument and Electronic Valve Instrument), played by Judd Miller and Nyle Steiner, the inventor of the instruments. The massive forces of the percussion ensemble included seven percussionists covering orchestral timpani, two large bass drums and a range of double-sided Japanese drums—two taiko, one odaiko, and a da-daiko— which often played in unison.

Jarre scored The Setting Sun with his customary musical continuity, allowing Intrada to construct the album by fashioning the shorter cues into lengthy, cohesive set-pieces that followed the overall picture narrative while playing as musically complete “movements” unto themselves, just as Jarre would have done. The score was recorded at Royce Hall on the University of Southern California campus and subsequently mixed by Shawn Murphy at Sony Pictures Studios. The digital masters survived in pristine condition.

First-time director Rou Tomono wrote the script for The Setting Sun based on his novel Rakuyô (the Japanese title of the film) about a Japanese soldier (Katô Masaya) who helps financially support his country’s military invasion of Manchuria and falls in love with the leader of a Chinese rebel force (Diane Lane). When they are drawn deep into the illegal opium trade to finance Japan’s imperialist mission, he collides with the ruthless leader of the Chinese mafia (Yuen Biao).

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 341
For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
[CLICK HERE]
 
Just Announced!
Jeremy [The Wolf]

La-La Land Records and CBS are kicking off the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek in style with: STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION VOLUME 2 - 3 DISC SET


The first 200 or so customers who purchase this cd directly from www.lalalandrecords.com  will receive a signed copy autographed by composer Dennis McCarthy at no extra charge. Quantities are limited and you are not guaranteed a signed edition.
 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 12 pm pst
La-La Land Records | http://www.lalalandrecords.com

Total Time – All Discs: 3:48:41

Also, please note Star Trek TNG Vol 1 will be back in stock and on sale January 12, 2016. Its the last 500 units in the 3000 unit run.
 
Well hello, La La Land Records... great opening act!
Jeremy [The Wolf]

CHEEZY FLICKS! BRINGS IN THE NEW YEAR RIGHT...RIGHT!

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Queen of Blood [1966]
Hideous beyond belief...  with an inhuman craving.
New highs in blood chilling horror!


It's the year 1990 and scientists receive a distress call from an alien spaceship that has crash-landed on Mars. Dr Farraday (Rathbone) decides to send a team of astronauts, including Allan Brenner (Saxon) and Paul Grant (Hopper), on a rescue mission. On the planet, they discover just one survivor. This green-skinned alien is brought aboard, but when one man is attacked and drained of his blood, the survivors are soon racing home, before they too become victim to the bloodsucker.


4 Crazy Draftees at the Army [1974]
A sexy Italian comedy farce!

From acclaimed director Marino Girolami, this crazy sexy satire of the Italian army and it's workings is a must for any true movie collector. Our four incompetent types thrown into the field whether they liked it or not. They preferred to run the other way, but can never get their act together! How will they win the war? How can they get out of this mess?

What Were They Thinking? [1940s]

Sentimental Journey - Starring Jimmy Stewart - After landing his airline flight, a veteran DC-10 captain decides to take a stroll across the airport tarmac. He comes across an old DC-3 now serving night freight duty. The captain is lost in reverie recalling his early World War II era career as a DC-3 pilot flying passengers from New York to Los Angeles.

Thunder in the Sky - Starring Jimmy Stewart - Documentary short abou thte USAF Flying Thunderbirds narrated by Jimmy Stewart. Details their rich history and how they operate today. The Flying Thunderbirds are well known for their special airshows across the nation showing off their aviation skills.

Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter - Starring Ronald Reagan - Military training film on the characteristics, capabilities, weaknesses, and recognition of the World War II Japanese fighter aircraft known as the Zero.
 
Cheezy Flicks | cheezyflicks.com
Jeremy [The Wolf]

Milan Records: The Revenant [2016] - Ryuichi Sakamoto / Alva Noto


Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto are teaming up to score The Revenant the upcoming film from Alejandro G. Iñárritu. The National’s,Bryce Dessner has contributed to the film’s score as well. The film is being released by 20th Century Fox in New York and Los Angeles on December 25, 2015, with a wide release on January 8, 2016.

The three composers were recently nominated for ‘Best Original Score’at the 2016 Golden Globes for their work on The Revenant.


Coming off his Academy Award-winning film Birdman, Iñárritu’s epic new film takes place in the 19th century and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a hunter abanadoned by his team after a brutal bear attack. He must withstand the elements and the wilderness to survive and return to his family. The film also stars Tom Hardy and Domhnall Gleeson.


Alva Noto released his latest album Xerrox No. 3 in March 2015, while Sakamoto — a member of the pionerring electronic group Yellow Magic Orchestra and frequent collaborator of Christopher Willits,Taylor Deupree, and Fennesz — is back with new music for the first time following his treatment for cancer. Alva Noto has already collaborated with Sakamoto on five albums in the past, and they have toured extensively together in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.  Dessner has been actively composing too, having recently written new work for So Percussion, Kronos Quarter, LA Phil, and the New York City Ballet.

Milan Records | http://milanrecords.com

Strong contender for the one of my favorites for the start of 2016!
Jeremy [The Wolf]