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

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

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


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


Jeremy [Six Strings]

Random Media: "BLUE WORLD ORDER"


Random Media brings humankind to the edge of ruin in Blue World Order.  Starring Billy Zane (Titanic, The Phantom), Jake Ryan ("Home and Away", The Great Gatsby) and Stephen Hunter (Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy), Blue World Order will premiere nationwide January 16th on Cable and Digital VOD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, inDemand, Dish and more. 

Blue World Order is the first feature from writer-directors Che Baker and Dallas Bland.  The duo collected the awards for Best Film at the Canberra International Film Festival and the LA Invasion Film Festival amid screenings around the world.  Bruce Spence (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Matrix Revolutions), Jack Thompson (The Man from Snowy River, Around the Block) and newcomer Billie Rutherford round out the cast of survivors in search of a new beginning after nuclear war and a deadly plague have pushed humankind to the edge.


After a nuclear war decimated the Northern Hemisphere, the surviving population was infected with a deadly bacterium. In an attempt to rebuild civilization, a self-appointed government called The Order distributed an immunization to the bacteria, which inadvertently killed all the children. Only one man, Jake Slater, remained immune. The only child that survived is his daughter, Molly. Now, Jake scavenges the wasteland searching for a way to keep her alive, unaware that she is the key to the survival of humankind.
 
The poster reveals a "big something" and why is that connected to Billy Zane? I have to know...
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment: "The Mountain Between Us"


After the cancellation of their flights out of Boise Airport due to stormy weather, Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Bass (Idris Elba) and photojournalist Alex Martin (Kate Winslet) contact Walter (Beau Bridges), a local private pilot to get to Alex's wedding (scheduled for the following day) and Ben's emergency surgery appointment in Baltimore, Maryland. They board an uncharted flight with Walter's dog. Shortly after takeoff, Walter suffers a stroke, causing the plane to crash on a mountaintop. Ben, Alex and the dog survive the incident with various injuries, but Walter is killed.

Ben buries Walter and tends to Alex's wounds, realizing they must find civilization for any hope of survival. Alex asks Ben to leave her behind as he has a better chance of surviving, but Ben refuses. Instead, he climbs a peak to see if there are any structures nearby. On his descent, he nearly falls off a cliff face. Meanwhile, a cougar approaches the plane wreckage, attacking and injuring the dog. The cougar then approaches Alex within the plane wreckage, but she wounds it with a flare. Ben returns to find a blood trail and rushes to the plane. He provides medical attention to the dog and later retrieves the body of the cougar and barbecues it for food.


Stranded for days with dwindling sustenance, Ben and Alex find strength in each other. Alex becomes skeptical that help will come, though Ben continues to insist they press on. After a heated argument, they both sleep, with Alex resolving that she will leave. At first light, she proceeds to leave the wreckage and start a descent down the mountain. Ben wakes and gives chase, eventually catching up with Alex, and they make up over past grievances. While making shelter in a cave, Alex uses her camera to locate a man-made structure and spots a reflective material flashing at her. They agree to make it down to this structure. As they continue their walk, they become separated from the dog. Ben goes after him and finds an abandoned cabin. As he looks through it, Alex feels the ground beneath her cracking. She realizes she is standing over thin ice, and she falls through into the ice cold water. Ben hears the cracking and sees Alex fall down. He runs over and pulls her out, but she is unconscious and almost blue. Ben brings her to the cabin and starts a fire to warm her up. He takes a risk of administrating her an injection he crafted out of materials in the cabin in a resourceful way. A couple of days later, Alex eventually wakes up to the sound Ben makes with the piano in the cabin.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "Lôi Báo" Music by Christopher Wong


MovieScore Media presents the music from the action thriller Lôi Báo, the latest collaboration between Vietnamese-American composer Christopher Wong and writer/director Victor Vu. The film tells the story of a man dying of a terminal illness receives an experimental medical treatment and soon discovers he has superhuman powers. But the origins of the treatment are intertwined in a dark history that becomes unraveled in his life… The film and the score is a follow-up to last year’s releases of Sword of the Assassin and Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass, two other MovieScore Media soundtrack which featured music from Christopher Wong / Victor Vu collaborations.

”Lôi Báo is an unconventional film in that it has elements of both a superhero movie and a suspense thriller” explains the composer about the project. ”In listening to the score, one will encounter action cues and heroic anthems, but might be surprised to hear a great deal of mystery and suspense, and even some dramatic music suggesting dark secrets of a family.  As with many of Victor Vu’s films, lost memories are an important story theme and so you might even hear music that hints at a mysterious love that can’t quite be remembered.” Due to its genre-bending plot, the music has a lot of ground to cover from its piano-based love theme to its orchestral treatment of gradually discovered superpowers.

Composer Christopher Wong has established himself as the go-to composer for the rising generation of Asian American directors. Christopher’s interest in film music began late in college when he was selected by the music department to study privately under Jerry Goldsmith. His first major credit was Journey from the Fall, the debut feature from director Ham Tran – the film received a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival, while the score earned a nomination from the International Film Music Critics Association for Best New Composer of 2007. Apart from Journey from the Fall, MovieScore Media has also released Christopher’s score for The Rebel, a historical drama set in 1920 French Indochina, the romantic comedy How to Fight in Six Inch Heels and Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass which was Vietnam’s submission for the 2016 Academy Awards. "http://moviescoremedia.com/"
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "Skybound" Music by Andrew Reich


MovieScore Media takes to the skies with Skybound, the new action thriller score by German composer Andrew Reich. Written and directed by Alex Tavakoli, Skybound finds five friends on a small airplane in the middle of some strange events. When the group mysteriously loses their its radio connection on a trip from New York to LA, it turns out that maybe they are better off in the air. As they continue their flight, they’re forced to assume that a major disaster happened on the ground. They discover a stowaway, Erik, who urges them not to land at any cost. Before they run out of fuel, they must find out the truth…

The high-octane action thriller score is provided by Andrew Reich, who combines the reflective piano parts for the majesty of flying with heart-pounding percussion as the simple plane ride turns into a nightmare.  As the composer explains: “Besides a typical score with orchestral elements, Alex wanted some let’s called them ’up-in-the-sky’ sounds. We had to create a palette of flying 3D effects to give the images more depth especially in scenes where you have exterior shots.”

Andrew Reich is an award-winning film composer, who previously worked on several European and American feature films. Trained by Hollywood veteran composer Christopher Young and German Film Score Guitarist Andreas van Wangenheim, Andrew started scoring for films in 2006, while graduating with a diploma degree in classical music. In 2011 Andrew’s score for Quirk of Fate gained him a Tech Award at the Long Island Film Expo, NY. Besides Skybound, his more recent credits are the 360 Virtual Reality adventure Walhalla and the upcoming western Bullet Vein. "http://moviescoremedia.com/"
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kino Lorber: "The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)"


In This Game, It's Either Win - Or Die! Get ready for Beverly Hills to crash and burn as Ken Wahl (The Soldier, The Wanderers) takes a one-man stand against one of the most daring heists ever conceived. When a toxic chemical spill sends fumes billowing through the city, emergency teams are on the spot in minutes to evacuate all civilians and set up quarantine. But it turns out that the spill is really a hoax and the emergency personnel are a crew of criminals executing an epic scheme on the entire city. There's only one hitch in their plan: Boomer Hayes (Wahl), a pro quarterback and local resident, and an undisputed master of moving downfield against the odds. Boomer skillfully evades a deadly SWAT tank and dozens of hired guns, but as the army of criminals are closing in fast, he'll have to use every trick in his playbook and more - if he's going to survive this real-life sudden-death match. 


Veteran filmmaker Sidney J. Furie (The Ipcress File) directed this action-packed thriller that features unrelenting suspense, spectacular stunts, colossal pyrotechnics and the irreverent destruction of this haven of the rich and famous. The stellar cast includes Harley Jane Kozak (Arachnophobia), Matt Frewer (Max Headroom) and Robert Davi (Die Hard).
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kino Lorber: "Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)"


The event the world will never forget! Winner of two Academy Awards including Actor in a Leading Role (Maximilian Schell, Topkapi) and nominated for eleven Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Judgment at Nuremberg is a magnificent achievement in filmmaking, boasting brilliant performances by an all-star cast. American judge Dan Haywood (Spencer Tracy, Inherit the Wind) presides over the trial of four German jurists accused of "legalizing" Nazi atrocities. But as graphic accounts of sterilization and murder unfold in the courtroom, mounting political pressure for leniency forces Haywood to make the most harrowing and difficult decision of his career. 


This masterpiece, considered by many as one of the greatest films of all time, was directed by the great Stanley Kramer (On the Beach) with a stupendous cast that includes Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Montgomery Clift and William Shatner.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kino Lorber: "Blame it on Rio (1984)"


Blame it on Rio (1984): Welcome to the most exciting and sensual city in the world... Rio de Janeiro! The ultimate naughtiness of Brazil's hottest town is captured in this wild and wacky, zany screwball romantic comedy with a red-hot cast that includes Michael Caine (The Holcroft Covenant), Joseph Bologna (Cops and Robbers), Michelle Johnson (Waxwork), Valerie Harper (Rhoda) and Demi Moore (Ghost). Upon arriving in exotic Rio, longtime friends Matthew (Caine) and Victor (Bologna) and their teenage daughters (Moore & Johnson) barely unpack before this infamous pleasure spot begins to cast its torrid spell. 



Matthew quickly succumbs to Cupid's arrow, but when guilt gets the better of this married man, he vows to end the affair and keep it a secret... even from Victor. But as his white lies grow, so does his libido, and Matthew continues his indiscretions... until his wife shows up! Legendary filmmaker Stanley Donen (Singin' in the Rain, Charade, Funny Face) directed this romantic comedy, the final feature film in his glorious career.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "Nemo Rising" - C. Courtney Joyner


An exciting sequel to the Captain Nemo adventures enjoyed by millions in Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Sea monsters are sinking ships up and down the Atlantic Coast. Enraged that his navy is helpless against this onslaught and facing a possible World War as a result, President Ulysses S. Grant is forced to ask for assistance from the notorious Captain Nemo, in Federal prison for war crimes and scheduled for execution.

Grant returns Nemo’s submarine, the infamous Victorian Steampunk marvel Nautilus, and promises a full Presidential pardon if Nemo hunts down and destroys the source of the attacks. Accompanied by the beautiful niece of Grant’s chief advisor, Nemo sets off under the sea in search of answers. Unfortunately, the enemy may be closer than they realize...

C. COURTNEY JOYNER is an award-winning writer of fiction, comics, and screenplays. He has more than 25 movies to his credit, including the cult films Prison, starring Viggo Mortensen; From a Whisper to a Scream, starring Vincent Price; and Class of 1999, directed by Mark Lester. A graduate of USC, Joyner's first produced screenplay was The Offspring, which also starred Vincent Price. Joyner's other scripts have included TV movies for CBS, USA, and Showtime. He is the author of The Shotgun western series and Nemo Rising.

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "BAD DAY FOR THE CUT"


A mild-mannered farmer becomes a gun-totin’ vigilante on a bloody quest to avenge his beloved mother’s brutal murder in the witty and ultra-violent neo-noir BAD DAY FOR THE CUT, blasting its way onto Blu-ray™ January 9 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Chris Baugh makes his explosive directorial debut with this action-packed tale of revenge starring Nigel O’Neill (The Old Irish Washer Woman), Susan Lynch (From Hell), Józef Pawlowsku (Warsaw '44), Stuart Graham (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), David Pearse (“Vikings”), Brian Milligan (Leap Year), Anna Prochniak (The Innocents), with Stella McCusker (Five Minutes of Heaven) and Ian McElhinney (Rogue One, “Game of Thrones”). BAD DAY FOR THE CUT made its world debut in the Midnight section at the Sundance Film Festival.


In this witty and ultra-violent thriller, a mild-mannered farmer sets off on a bloody quest for vengeance after his elderly mother is murdered. As he tracks her killers through the criminal underworld of Belfast, he begins to realize that there was a darker side to his beloved mother – and to himself.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment: "MAYHEM" on DVD, Blu-ray, and Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo


RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE) will release the action, horror film MAYHEM on DVD, Blu-ray, and Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo on Dec. 26, 2017. Directed by Joe Lynch (Everly, Chillerama), the feature film debut from writer Matias Caruso stars Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead,” Okja), Samara Weaving (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Babysitter, “SMILF”) and Steven Brand ("Teen Wolf," "Secrets and Lies"). RLJE Films will release MAYHEM on DVD, on Blu-ra and on Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo.

Derek Cho (Steven Yeun) is having a really bad day. After being unjustly fired from his job, he discovers that the law firm’s building is under quarantine for a mysterious and dangerous virus. Chaos erupts throughout the office as the victims of the disease begin acting out their wildest impulses. Joining forces with a former client (Samara Weaving) who has a grudge of her own, Derek savagely fights tooth and nail to get to the executives on the top floor and settle the score once and for all.


The MAYHEM DVD, Blu-ray, and Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo includes the bonus features “Creating MAYHEM: The Making of the Film,” an audio commentary with director Joe Lynch, Director of Photography Steve Gainer & Editor Josh Ethier and more.
 
Getting the case of the RED EYE!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment: "BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99" Available on DVD, DVD/Blu-ray and Ultra High-Def 4K/Blu-ray Combo Packs


RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE) is set to release the action/thriller film BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 on DVD, DVD/Blu-ray and Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo packs on Dec. 26, 2017.  Written and directed by S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk), BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 stars Vince Vaughn (Hacksaw Ridge), Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”), Udo Kier (Blade), Marc Blucas (“Underground”) and Don Johnson (“Miami Vice”). RLJE Films will release BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 on Dec. 26, 2017 on DVD , DVD/Blu-ray combo and on Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo. 


A former boxer named Bradley (Vince Vaughn) loses his job as an auto mechanic, and his troubled marriage is about to expire. At this crossroads in his life, he feels that he has no better option than to work for an old buddy as a drug courier. This vocation improves his situation until the terrible day that he finds himself in a gunfight between a group of police officers and his own ruthless allies. When the smoke clears, Bradley is badly hurt and thrown in prison, where his enemies force him to commit acts of violence that turn the place into a savage battleground.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: THE ADVENTURERS [Blu-Ray/DVD]


Hong Kong Superstar Andy Lau (House of Flying Daggers, Internal Affairs) as a charismatic thief is pursued by French icon Jean Reno (Leon: The Professional, The Da Vinci Code, Mission Impossible) as a tenacious detective in the globetrotting caper film THE ADVENTURERS, stealing onto on digital December 5 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack  January 2 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Infamous thief Cheung Tan (Lau) has recently been released from prison. Cheung immediately plots a heist with his partners in order to steal precious jewels in Europe. Meanwhile, French detective Pierre (Reno) has been hot on Cheung’s trails for many years. This time, he decides to capture Cheung and his gang of thieves for good. Directed by Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Zero, Tai Chi Hero), THE ADVENTURERS also stars Shu Qi (The Transporter, The Assassin) and Zhang Jingchu (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation).  Bonus materials include a three-part Making-of featurette that highlights the talented cast.


In this slick, high-stakes action-adventure, the world’s top thieves – the infamous and charismatic Cheung (Andy Lau), his former partner in crime, Xiao (Tony Yang), and beautiful chameleon Ye (Shu Qi) - join forces to pull off the heist of a lifetime. But when they find themselves pursued across Europe by a legendary French detective (Jean Reno), they’ll have to take their game to the next level.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "The Apartment" [1960] Limited Edition (12/26)


In 1960, following on from the success of their collaboration on Some Like it Hot, director Billy Wilder (Ace in the Hole, Sunset Boulevard) reteamed with actor Jack Lemmon (The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross) for what many consider the pinnacle of their respective careers: The Apartment.

C.C. "Bud" Baxter (Lemmon) is a lowly Manhattan office drone with a lucrative sideline in renting out his apartment to adulterous company bosses and their mistresses. When Bud enters into a similar arrangement the firm's personnel director, J.D. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray, Double Indemnity), his career prospects begin to look up... and up. But when he discovers that Sheldrake's mistress is Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine, Irma la Douce), the girl of his dreams, he finds himself forced to choose between his career and the woman he loves...


Winner of five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, The Apartment features a wealth of Hollywood's finest talent - on both sides of the camera - at the top of their game. By turns cynical, heart-warming and hilarious, Wilder's masterpiece now shines like never before in this all-new, 4K-restored edition from Arrow Films.

Trailer: [CLICK HERE]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lionsgate Home Entertainment: "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" arrives on 4K



Director James Cameron’s iconic sci-fi action classic returns in pristine clarity when Terminator 2: Judgment Day arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) December 26 from Lionsgate. Loaded with bonus content, including an all-new, never-before-seen documentary featuring commentary from the cast and crew (including James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Edward Furlong), the groundbreaking masterpiece written by James Cameron and William Wisher. 


Terminator 2: Judgment Day shattered the definition of action-filmmaking to become one of the most celebrated sequels of all time. Even in an age of anything-is-possible digital blockbuster filmmaking – with onscreen action often entirely fabricated and “unreal” – T2 remains a touchstone for both filmmakers and movie fans on the use of visual effects, fusing high-tech thrills with an emotional and compelling story.
  
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lionsgate Home Entertainment: "KILLING GUNTHER"


Action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in the hysterical action docu-comedy Killing Gunther, arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital on December 26 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Also starring Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, and Cobie Smulders, the hilarious adventure follows Gunther, the most infamous hit man of all time, as he seeks revenge on a dysfunctional group of assassins who are comically attempting to kill him to advance their careers. Written and directed by Taran Killam (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”) in his directorial debut, the Killing Gunther Blu-ray™ and DVD includes a blooper reel and deleted scenes.  


Killing Gunther is a comedy set in the world of contract killers. A group of young, raw, and undisciplined assassins hire a docu-crew at gunpoint to have undeniable proof that they’re the ones who will kill the most infamous hit man of all time, Gunther (Arnold Schwarzenegger). But Gunther is on to them before they know it and makes their lives a living hell, turning the hunters into the prey in a kill-or-be-killed race against time. 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Plaza Mayor Company Ltd.: "BLESSED BENEFIT and CENTAUR" Music by Andre Matthias


BLESSED BENEFIT: Ahmad, a construction worker gets tangled up in an unfortunate business deal leading him to prison. He meets fraudster Ibrahim, who ruins his last hope to prove his innocence. Ahmad is awakened by the realization that life in prison might be better than the one that he has on the outside.

On a blazing hot day during the month of Ramadan, Ahmad, a 36 year old construction worker, is arrested for using a client’s down-payment to help his cousin, Abu Wafa in a deal of 10 brand new Macintosh laptops hoping to make a small profit from it in a matter of three days. Due to custom procedures the imported laptops are not released in time. Unable to do the job neither pay the money back, Ahmad is sentenced to four months in prison for fraud.

On his way into the police station, Ahmad meets Ibrahim, a professional fraudster, who is on his way out of prison after a two-year sentence. While in prison, Ahmad becomes worried about his family and is desperate to find a way out as soon as possible. When Abu Wafa tells him that the laptops will be cleared from customs and his debt repaid soon, Ahmad is convinced he will get out and spend “Alfitir” at home with his wife and kids. When the laptops are finally released, Abu Wafa advertises them in the newspapers for a quick sale. Ibrahim sees no better catch than this ad and manages to take the laptops. When Ahmad hears the news, he realizes that his last hope to be released is shattered. Meanwhile, his family’s financial situation is only getting worse.


CENTAUR: is a quiet, small and modest man, a loving father of a little boy that has never spoken a word and the husband of young, deaf-mute Maripa. Together they lead a simple life in a small village of Kyrgyzstan. Centaur is above all a respected man among his neighbours, a man beyond any suspicion, but he has a belief deeply rooted inside him. He still believes that Kyrgyz people once united and invincible thanks to their horses, have been punished by Heavens for misusing that power to achieve their mercenary goals; Beyond any suspicion, Centaur becomes a horse thief, as he thinks only a genuine racer riding at night and praying for forgiveness can write off the curse. But his well-hidden secret cannot be kept for long. When the truth shines, he will need to decide the destiny of his family, co-villagers and his own.

Andre Matthias took private piano and composition lessons before studying Musicology at the University of Hamburg. An avid fan of film music since the age of 12, he composed his first scores for the Hamburg University Players. After finishing his Master's Degree, he scored many student films and the odd feature length project in between, before breaking onto the big screen with THE DRUMMER (nominated for Best Original Film Score at the 27th Hong Kong Film Awards). His next movies were, amongst others, the critically acclaimed THE LIGHT THIEF, the futuristic thriller CONTROL and the award winning BLESSED BENEFIT and CENTAUR.
 
Over the last year or so, I have gotten to know of Andre Matthias work and since then... really have enjoyed the music... I may never see the films the scores are attached to, one thing for certain is... the music stands on it's own!

For More Details: http://www.andrematthias.com/
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varèse Sarabande: "24 Hours to Live" Music by Tyler Bates


Varèse Sarabande will release the 24 Hours to Live – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on December 29, 2017 and on CD January 19, 2018. The album features original music composed by Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, John Wick). Marilyn Manson’s "God's Going to Cut You Down," is a traditional hymn previously popularized by Johnny Cash and Odetta, is a special album-only bonus track.

Bates is currently a member of Marilyn Manson's touring band and produced Manson’s last two albums. “Manson and I were putting the finishing touches to his album ‘Heaven Upside Down’, when the director Brian Smrz asked me if we would possibly cover the song ["God's Going to Cut You Down"] for the end credits,” said Bates. “Manson & I were already very familiar with the song, and there was a version placed temporarily in the end credits that we didn't like, so we just did our own thing. We found a tempo that felt good, threw up a ‘four on the floor’ 808 kick drum, and worked out an arrangement with acoustic guitar and his vocal. I added talk box, melodica, bass, electric guitar, and ambient noise over the course of one late-night session!”

24 Hours to Live is a fast-paced action-packed movie about a career assassin (Ethan Hawke) who is given a chance at redemption after his employer brings him back to life temporarily after being killed on the job.

Bringing focus to the core precepts of the film, composer Bates explained, “Loss, love, and retribution, are strong emotional motives that drive our main character to take extraordinary measures to carry out his mission in the most extreme capacity, so it was important that the score to be imbued with those emotions.”

Bates also brought in some ethnic musical elements to the score.  “We subtly alluded to South Africa, (where the film primarily takes place), with some ethnic instrumentation in the percussion, and a couple prominent solo vocal moments.”  To achieve these effects, “Rafe Pearlman sang solo vocals.  I played acoustic and electric guitars and Guitar Viol. And there was plenty of interesting percussion instruments used throughout, including Kalimba, Hammered Dulcimer, Udu, singing bowls, and many clay pots for tonal centering of the percussion.”

Varèse Sarabande will release the 24 Hours to Live – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on December 29, 2017 and on CD January 19, 2018.

www.varesesarabande.com
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Classical: "ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD" Music by Daniel Pemberton


Sony Classical proudly announces the release of ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring music by multiple Golden Globe nominee Daniel Pemberton. The soundtrack to the new film by Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator) will be available digitally on December 22 and on CD January 12. The film will be released in the U.S. on December 25, 2017.

Daniel Pemberton says about the soundtrack: “Working with the legend that is Ridley Scott is always an absolute delight. He gives you the space to try something different and loves to be surprised - he doesn’t want the obvious approach. There are not many movies where you can write operatic choral pieces, brand new classical work and modern post-rock all in the same world but within this film we could. You’ve got be able to keep up with him though and he moves FAST! - I think I just about managed on this soundtrack, and couldn’t be happier with the result.”

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom.  When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal.  With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money. The film is inspired by true events.  Some scenes, characters and dialogue have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes.

Sony Music: "GUNPOWDER" Music by Volker Bertelmann (aka Hauschka)


Sony Music has digitally released the GUNPOWDER - Original Television Soundtrack. The album features the TV series’ original score by Oscar-nominated composer Volker Bertelmann, also known as Hauschka. The series, which stars Kit Harrington of Game of Thrones, premieres today on HBO.  

Gunpowder, a three-part thriller based on the 17th century events that led to Guy Fawkes Day, is coming to HBO. The miniseries, written by Ronan Bennet (Top Boy) and directed by J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) as Robert Catesby, who was the driving force behind the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 London.

The story focuses on Catesby, a committed Catholic at a time when Protestant England persecuted Catholics relentlessly, as his refusal to abandon his religion brings him to the edge of financial, social and psychological ruin. Mark Gatiss (Game of Thrones, Sherlock) plays Robert Cecil, King James’ spymaster, who directs efforts to hunt down, torture and kill priests, while rank-and-file Catholics are subject to oppression and the loss of their property.

The miniseries chronicles the evolution of the plot, the selection of collaborators to carry it out, the gathering of resources and the obstacles to its execution — as Catesby’s team plays a deadly cat and mouse game with Cecil’s ruthless spy network.

The cast also features Peter Mullan (Cinemax’s Quarry) as the Jesuit Father Garnet, who advocates peaceful protestation, and Liv Tyler (The Leftovers) as Catesby’s astute and capable cousin, Anne Vaux, who becomes suspicious about his activities and fears the consequences will be the exact opposite of what Catesby intends.

Sony Classical: "THE POST" Music by John Williams


Sony Classical proudly announces the release of THE POST (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring music by multi-award-winning composer John Williams. The soundtrack will be released digitally on December 22, 2017 and on CD on January 12, 2018. The film opens limited in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. on December 22, 2017 and wide on January 12, 2018.
 
ABOUT JOHN WILLIAMS: In a career that spans five decades, John Williams has become one of America’s most accomplished and successful composers for film and for the concert stage. He has served as music director and laureate conductor of one of the country’s treasured musical institutions, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and he maintains thriving artistic relationships with many of the world’s great orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. Williams has received a variety of prestigious awards, including the National Medal of Arts, the Kennedy Center Honor, the Olympic Order, the AFI Life Achievement Award, five Academy Awards, and numerous Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. He remains one of the nation’s most distinguished and contributive musical voices.

MovieScore Media: "VIKING" Music by Dean Valentine


MovieScore Media raids the vaults of epic film scoring by releasing an album of music from the epic Viking, the top-grossing Russian film of all times.  Multi award winning Irish composer, Dean Valentine, was initially hired to score the trailers for the film and later was invited to create and score the main themes of the film as well as the big action set pieces. The powerful orchestral music underscore a story set in a tumultuous period from the 10th century as Prince Vladimir must flee his homeland after the murder of his father - he must reclaim his throne from exile with the aid of Viking mercenaries.

While there has already been a soundtrack release for the film in Russia, that album contains only the contributions of Russian composer Igor Matvienko - this release only features Dean’s music, with three bonus tracks from other works of the composer, including the trailer music for Ridley Scott’s blockbuster 2015 The Martian.

”Scoring Viking was a bit hectic but great fun too, hearing The Orchestra Of Ireland perform your music live is a thrill that just never gets old” explains Dean. ”I also had the privilege of working with some brilliant solo musicians and fell head over heels for the viola d'amore (similar to a Hardanger fiddle). It was great to let loose in some of the big action scenes with soaring strings, growling brass and thunderous percussion but I was really drawn to the characters in particular Varyazhko, Prince Vladimir’s nemesis. His theme has aggressive brass and clashing metal percussion but underneath lies a fragile and flawed man who is his own worst enemy, not Vladimir’s.”

Besides Viking, some of Dean’s other recent credits include the bruising Iraq war drama Tiger Raid (starring Brian Gleeson, Damien Molony and Sofia Boutella), the multi-award winning animated film Violet with Aidan Gillen and the award winning trilogy of features about Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental. Dean’s signature sound can also be heard on some of Hollywood’s biggest movie trailers including; Dunkirk, Captain America: Civil War, Fury, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire for which Dean received the coveted 'Golden Trailer Award'.

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Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "THE VAULT" Music by Shaun Drew


MovieScore Media's latest venture into meshing genres is the music from the new James Franco heist thriller The Vault, in which composer Shaun Drew mixes the minimalist synth sounds of John Carpenter with the orchestral mayhem of The Shining. Co-written by and directed by Dan Bush, The Vault stars Franco (The Disaster Artist) as Ed Maas, the assisting bank manager who gets caught up helping two estranged sisters (Taryn Manning, Francesca Eastwood) pull off the perfect heist in order to save their brother. In fact, their plan goes awry, and it’s soon revealed that there are otherworldly forces involved in the caper, as the siblings battle forces way beyond their imagination...

“Scoring The Vault was a great opportunity to participate in a fun genre mashup  combining a modern-day bank heist with classic horror elements“ explains the composer. “The director, Dan Bush, has great vision and excellent taste in music. We worked with the goal of developing a classic, signature sound for the film, paying homage to Carpenter and Eno — whilst occasionally harkening back to Kubrick’s use of music for The Shining. We were pleased with the end result, and feel that The Vault was able to develop its own memorable sound and musical through-line, to enhance the characters and story.“

Though he has been in the business for more than a decade, composer Shaun Drew makes his original soundtrack release debut for MovieScore Media with The Vault. Drew’s most notable scores are written for Warner Brothers/DC Comics partnerships, and are thus part of the animated universe of the comic book publisher. Drew’s music can be heard in the hit YouTube series DC Super Hero Girls, the new animated franchise focusing on the high school days of DC's favourite heroines and villainesses. Shaun also composed music for the 75th anniversary DC Comics documentary, Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics. His first solo recording effort, an ambient album called The Great Dissolve, was met with positive critical reviews, and was honored as a finalist by the Independent Music Awards.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Caldera Records: "LISA" Music by Gabriel Yared


Caldera Records is proud to present the original score for the motion picture “Lisa” from 2001, directed by Pierre Grimblat, featuring music by Gabriel Yared. The film tells the story of young filmmaker Sam (Benoît Magimel) who becomes obsessed with an unfinished 1939 picture entitled “Princess Marushka”. In fact, Sam’s fascination is not with the film, but with its lead actor Sylvain Marceau (Sagamore Stévenin) who had mysteriously disappeared during World War II. What happened to him? Was the film unfinished because of his disappearance? Where had he gone? In order to answer the question, Sam decides to make a documentary about Sylvain and sets off to interview all surviving friends and colleagues who might have some insight into his character. His most interesting lead in the investigation is the eponymous Lisa Morain (played by Jeanne Moreau and a young Marion Cotillard) who recounts her torrid love affair with the actor on the eve of the outbreak of World War II.

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When you look for words to describe music, it's hard to find other words than great... perfect or amazing... but when you are talking about composer great Gabriel Yared... those words stand out, here is another stand out piece and Caldera Records brings this to us all... and we should say thank you... THANK YOU!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI" Music by John Williams


Walt Disney Records releases the original motion picture soundtrack for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.   The album features a new score conducted and composed by five-time Academy Award®-winning composer John Williams.

Lucasfilm and director Rian Johnson join forces as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Last Jedi releasing in U.S. theaters today.

Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ ubiquitous Star Wars “Main Title” theme has become part of popular culture since it was first heard accompanying Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977.   It is no surprise that Williams’ orchestral compositions for Star Wars are among the most beloved and recognizable themes in cinematic history, from the classic “Main Title” theme introduced in Star Wars: A New Hope to the ominous “Imperial March” from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back to the stirring “Duel of the Fates” from the prequel trilogy.

After creating the scores for the seven previous Star Wars films, Williams returns to compose and conduct his signature sweeping music for The Last Jedi.

The Last Jedi score was recorded in Los Angeles.   Williams worked with members of the highly regarded freelance orchestra with which he’s recorded numerous film scores over the years. The music for The Last Jedi was recorded over several months while working in tandem with the film’s editorial and special effects teams on the West Coast.

As with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, audiences can expect to hear quotations from earlier Star Wars themes.  For Williams, incorporating the previous themes is part of the fun of scoring the Star Wars movies and helps create what he calls “the fabric of the films.”

Lakeshore Records: "STAR TREK: DISCOVERY" Music by Jeff Russo


CBS Television Studios announced today the release of the original score of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, which premiered earlier this fall.

The album, featuring the score by Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Russo and distributed by Lakeshore Records, will be available digitally on Friday, Dec. 15, with presales beginning Friday, Dec. 8. The soundtrack will be available as a CD and vinyl album in early 2018. 

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series features a new ship and new characters, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

Sony Classical: "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" Music by Henry Jackman


Sony Classical proudly announces the release of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring music by Henry Jackman. The soundtrack to the new film by Jake Kasdan is available December 15, 2017. The film will be released in the U.S. on December 20, 2017.

In the brand-new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the game has changed as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji.  When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they decide to play and are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, in the bodies of the avatar characters they chose (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan).  What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – Jumanji plays you.  To win, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…

Directed by Jake Kasdan, the screenplay is by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner with a screen story by Chris McKenna, based on the book Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg. The film is produced by Matt Tolmach and William Teitler.

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


Jeremy [Six Strings]

KRONOS RECORDS! Finishes the Year Out Right!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The CD is limited to 300 copies.

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

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

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

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

Jeremy [Six Strings]