Greetings... I Wanted to let you know, I Have This Going on...

I've opened an "ETSY" shop sharing things, I have always loved... art in film. Please go take a look, I am building a separate blog site that will feature my art/design... my plan is too make all the "items" available from Etsy and or Paypal accounts. Still setting up the pieces, but for now please check this out and find something you love.


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Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "RAVENWOLF TOWERS" [2016] Music by Richard Band


Intrada's latest release by composer Richard Band features his score to the 2016 webseries Ravenwolf Towers. In this series produced by Charles Band and released through Full Moon, most of the characters, save the two leads, had been introduced in previous Full Moon films, many of which had been scored by Band. As a result, he was able to leverage previous themes and motifs for these characters, while creating new themes for the characters of Jake and Mary. Romantically sad and beautiful, it captured the mysterious and uncertain destiny of their relationship, where of course the viewer knows more than the characters. The score portrays a sense of dignity for the old Towers, with an inherent sense of the enigmas that lie within. It's Richard Band doing what Richard Band does best, and who couldn't use a healthy dose of that in the few weeks leading up to October and Halloween festivities.

The legendary Ravenwolf Towers, once home to Hollywood's elite, has fallen on hard times. Jake, the new assistant manager, slowly discovers that concealed among the Tower's dark corridors, decrepit interiors and locked rooms are many terrifying secrets: guests who disappear without a trace, mad doctors, degenerate monstrosities, inbred horrors, and an alluringly beautiful, mysterious woman. Damsel in distress? Or most terrifying resident?

INTRADA ISC 413
For track listing and sound samples, please visit: [CLICK HERE]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MARVEL MUSIC AND HOLLYWOOD RECORDS: "MARVEL STUDIOS’ BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA" [REMIXED EP]


Available today from Marvel Music/Hollywood Records is the Black Panther: Wakanda Remixed digital EP, featuring 5 remixes of tracks from the original motion picture soundtrack composed by Grammy®-nominated composer and songwriter Ludwig Göransson.  Göransson produced and remixed two of the five tracks, “Waterfalls” and “Black Panther.”  The Black Panther score soundtrack debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s World Music chart in its first week of release.

“Black Panther” marked Göransson’s third collaboration with director Ryan Coogler (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”).  The Swedish-born composer wrote the original songs for “Creed” and has also produced albums for Childish Gambino, Haim, and Chance the Rapper.

Black Panther: Wakanda Remixed also includes tracks produced by DJ Dahi (Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Drake), Canadian producer WondaGurl (Travis Scott, Big Sean), plus Michael Uzowuru and Jeff Kleinman (Jorja Smith, Anderson Paak, Frank Ocean).
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "FREAKY FRIDAY"


Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack for “Freaky Friday” on Friday, August 10, the day the anticipated movie premieres on Disney Channel (8:00-9:45 p.m. EDT/PDT).  The movie will be available earlier (12:01 a.m. PDT) on DisneyNOW (to verified users) and also (12:01 a.m. EDT/PDT) on Disney Channel VOD.

Cozi Zuehlsdorff ("Dolphin Tale") and Heidi Blickenstaff ("The Little Mermaid" and "Something Rotten!" on Broadway, and the stage production of "Freaky Friday") star in the music-driven, body-swap comedy about a mother and daughter who, strangely, spend a day in each other's shoes.

Tom Kitt wrote the music and Brian Yorkey penned the lyrics for "Freaky Friday." The Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize-winning pair also collaborated on "If, Then" and "Next to Normal," as well as the stage version of "Freaky Friday." Eight songs from the stage production and two new songs, including one co-written by Cozi Zuehlsdorff, are performed in a theatrical pop-rock style by the cast.  Emmy® nominee David Lawrence ("Descendants," "High School Musical") composed the score.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "Genius: Picasso" Music by Lorne Balfe


Following the success of the first season of Genius focused on Albert Einstein, National Geographics and Fox Television are back with the second season of Genius centered around painter Pablo Picasso. Starring Antonio Banderas in the role of the innovative artist and larger than life personality, this new season looks at the life of Pablo Picasso during the rise of Nazi Germany and his questioning of the role of art in such politically charged period. The bombing of Guernica will eventually provides the answer to his question.

Composer Lorne Balfe is back on scoring duties for this new season. The result is a gorgeous score mixing classical elements and Spanish musical touches. The soundtrack also features the show’s main theme composed by both Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "Damsel" Music by The Octopus Project


Damsel is a western comedy period film co-written and co-directed by David Zellner and Nathan Zellner (Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter). Starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, Damsel tells the story of Samuel Alabaster (Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, who ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Wasikowska). He traverses the Wild West with a drunkard and a miniature horse named Butterscotch; however, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, and soon the lines between heroes, damsels and villains are blurred.

The Western-infused score is composed by Austin-based outfit, The Octopus Project (famous for its original mix of electronica and live music). The Octopus Project also scored the directors’ previous film, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter. The soundtrack also features Honeybun, the romantic camp-fire ballad performed by Robert Pattinson.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "Jupiter's Moon" Music by Jed Kurzel


A young man is shot while illegally crossing a border and is sent to a refugee camp. When it is discovered that the wounded man can levitate at will, a doctor with his own agenda smuggles the man out.

Jed Danyel Kurzel (born 1976) is an Australian singer-songwriter-guitarist and film composer. He is a founding member of The Mess Hall (from 2001), a blues rock duo. His older brother Justin Kurzel is a film director and screenwriter.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "MR ROBOT: Vol 5" Music by Mac Quayle


Golden Globe® award-winning series Mr. Robot returns to USA Network for a third season this October. The series follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer who became involved in the underground hacker group fsociety after being recruited by their mysterious leader (Christian Slater), who he later discovered to be the projection of his dead father. Following the events of fsociety’s five/nine hack on the multi-national company Evil Corp, Season 2 explored the consequences of the attack as well as the illusion of control. Picking up immediately following the Season 2 cliffhanger, Season 3 will explore each character's motivations and the disintegration between Elliot and Mr. Robot.

Audiences worldwide have been capitated by the unique musical styling of Emmy-wining and Grammy nominated composer, Mac Quayle. He currently scores USA Network’s Golden Globe Winning Suspense-Thriller “Mr. ROBOT” For which he won the Emmy. Most recently, Mac received two EMMY nominations for his main title and score for his music in Ryan Murphy’s hit series, FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan”, starring Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, about the notorious rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford on the set of the 1962 cult classic thriller, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane. Additionally, he received his second consecutive World Soundtrack Award nomination for his work on “Feud: Bette and Joan”,” Mr. Robot” and “Scream Queens”, starring Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Back Lot Music: "BLACKkKLANSMAN" Music by Terence Blanchard


From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kronos Records: "GIUDA UCCIDE IL VENERDI" Music by NICO FIDENCO


Kronos Records is very proud to present the soundtrack to the Stelvio Massi 1974 film GIUDA UCCIDE IL VENERDI (MAKRO) , starring Sophia Kammara, Leonard Mann, Angelo Infanti, Franco Citti, Dada Gallotti, Luciano Rossi and Umberto D'Orsi. The score was penned by none less than the legendary NICO FIDENCO (Immagini Di Un Convento, Boccaccio 70, Zombie Holocaust and many more) and conducted by GIACOMO DELL ORSO, pretty much Italian Film Music Royalty.  Previousl yonly a 7" ep containing the Italian sung main song of the film on side A and the English version on side B). This is a world exclusive and it is the first time GIUDA UCCIDE IL VENERDI is out on CD and for the first time in its complete form. (kronosrecords.com)
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kronos Records: "Q-THE WINGED SERPENT" (IL SERPENTE ALATO) Music by ROBERT O. RAGLAND


Kronos Records is extremely proud to release the soundtrack of Larry Cohen's 1982 Monster Movie Q- THE WINGED SERPENT. Music by the very talented and under represented composer ROBERT O. RAGLAND.

The Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, a winged, dragon-like, female lizard, takes up residence in the art-deco spire of the Chrysler Building, with frequent jaunts in the midday sun to devour various hapless New Yorkers. The resulting bloody mess confounds detectives Dt. Shepard (David Carradine) and Sgt. Powell (Richard Roundtree), who are already occupied with a case involving a series of bizarre ritual murders linked to a secret Aztec cult. Meanwhile, Jimmy Quinn (Michael Moriarty), a cheap, paranoid crook who wishes to be a jazz pianist, takes part in a botched diamond heist that leads him to the creature's lair atop the building. This causes Quinn's attempts to settle down and turn over a new leaf from crime to be in vain as he decides to extort from the city an enormous amount of money in exchange for directions to the creature's nest, which houses a colossal egg. (kronosrecords.com)
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kronos Records: "HERE WE GO AGAIN, RUBINOT" Music by ANDREW POWELL


KRONOS RECORDS is proud to present the score for the ambitious SPLIT VISION project HERE WE GO AGAIN, RUBINOT!  Music by none less than ANDREW POWELL of LADYHAWKE fame, who delivers a dreamy score that is a must for sci fi and 80's style sythn oriented scores. Featuring also the beautiful voice of SUSANNA BUFFA.

The CD is limited to 300, buy it now if you want a real good contemporary dreamy score!

kronosrecords.com
More info on Split Vision http://www.split-vision.net
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varèse Sarabande: "FIREWALKER" Music by Gary Chang


Varèse Sarabande will release a limited edition release compact disc version of the FIREWALKER – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on August 17, 2018. This soundtrack is making its debut on CD as it was previously only available on LP Limited to 1000 copies, FIREWALKER will only be available at https://www.varesesarabande.com/products/firewalker.

In FIREWALKER, Chuck Norris and Lou Gossett Jr. play Max Donigan and Leo Porter, two soldiers of fortune, whose adventures rarely result in any notable gain. When women of mystery Patricia Goodwyn (Melody Anderson) gets her hands on a map leading to an ancient treasure in Central America, she hires Max and Leo to help her retrieve it. The movie was directed by veteran action director, J. Lee Thompson (The Guns Of Navarone).

When the movie was released, the L.A. Times proclaimed of the score, “Gary Chang’s seductive Latin-tinged score is especially helpful in getting you in the escapist mood.” The film has gone on to become a cult classic with action fans around the globe. Gary Chang, an esteemed musician and composer, is one of the entertainment industry’s most celebrated soundtrack artists. Chang’s style uses an array of innovative expressions by incorporating atmospheric sounds with a variety of instruments and melodies. He has been scoring films since 1984, and has over 70 film music projects including 19 feature films to his credit.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande: "GHOST OF MARS" LP [500 Copies]


Carpenter composed all the music, but hired an all-star band to perform it. Guitar heroes Steve Vai and Buckethead, thrash-metal originators Anthrax, Robin Finck, (Nine Inch Nails, Guns N Roses) and Elliot Easton, (The Cars) are among the musicians that have sold millions of albums in their other projects.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "Stygian": A Dark-Hunter Novel - Dark-Hunter Novels (Volume 22) - Sherrilyn Kenyon


Born before man recorded time, I lived for thousands of years believing myself to be something I’m not... Someone I’m not.

Lied to and betrayed by gods, Daimons and Dark-Hunters, I’ve struggled to find my way in a world where I’ve been cursed since the moment I was prematurely ripped from my mother and planted into the womb of an innocent woman who thought me her son.  Trained as a slayer and predator, I learned to fit in and stay low. To become a tool for evil. Until I was sent to kill the one woman I couldn’t. My hesitation cost her her life.  Or so I thought. In an act of betrayal that makes all the others pale in comparison, I’ve learned that this world is an illusion and that my Phoebe still lives.

Now I will have to travel into the very pits of Hades to try and save her, even as everyone around me attempts to steal what little soul I have left. There’s only one person at my back and I’m not sure I can trust her either, for she was born of an enemy race. Yet sometimes the road to redemption is one that singes us to our very core. And if I fail to find the answers I need to save Phoebe, more than just my wife will die.

We will lose the world. Both human and Daimon.

New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular in the #1 spot. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre in which she writes. More than 60 million copies of her books are in print in more than one hundred countries. Her current series include Deadman's Cross, The Dark-Hunters, The League, and Chronicles of Nick. Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "The Fated Sky": A Lady Astronaut Novel Lady Astronaut (Volume 2) - Mary Robinette Kowal


Of course the noted Lady Astronaut Elma York would like to go, but there’s a lot riding on whoever the International Aerospace Coalition decides to send on this historic—but potentially very dangerous—mission? Could Elma really leave behind her husband and the chance to start a family to spend several years traveling to Mars? And with the Civil Rights movement taking hold all over Earth, will the astronaut pool ever be allowed to catch up, and will these brave men and women of all races be treated equitably when they get there? This gripping look at the real conflicts behind a fantastical space race will put a new spin on our visions of what might have been.

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of the historical fantasy novels Ghost Talkers and the five books in The Glamourist Histories series. She is also a multiple Hugo Award winner. Her short fiction has appeared in Uncanny, Tor.com, and Asimov’s. Mary, a professional puppeteer, lives in Chicago with her husband Robert and over a dozen manual typewriters.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "Ball Lightning" Cixin Liu (Translated by Joel Martinsen)


When Chen’s parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of this mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station.

The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier. While Chen’s quest for answers gives purpose to his lonely life, it also pits him against soldiers and scientists with motives of their own: a beautiful army major with an obsession with dangerous weaponry, and a physicist who has no place for ethical considerations in his single-minded pursuit of knowledge.

CIXIN LIU is a prolific and popular science fiction writer in the People's Republic of China. Liu is a winner of the Hugo Award and a multiple winner of the Galaxy Award (the Chinese Hugo) and the Xing Yun Award (the Chinese Nebula). He lives with his family in Yangquan, Shanxi.

JOEL MARTINSEN (translator) is research director for a media intelligence company. His translations have appeared in Words Without Borders and Pathlight. He lives in Edinburgh.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kino Lorber: "Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami"


Kino Lorber is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, the new film from director Sophie Fiennes (Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow, The Pervert's Guide to Ideology). Hailed by critics, earning a Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this acclaimed documentary has charmed audiences (Grace Jones super-fans and newbies alike) across the country. Grace Jones was named as a Critic's Pick by The New York Times, who called it "A feat of portraiture and a restoration of humanity."


Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami had it world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and opened theatrically in New York and Los Angeles in April, followed by engagements in over 75 markets in the US and Canada including Austin, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington DC, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.

Bonus features include an audio commentary with Grace Jones, director Sophie Fiennes, and Associate Professor of Africana Studies Judith Casselberry, a second audio commentary with director Sophie Fiennes and critic Ian Haydn Smith, and a Q&A with Grace Jones and Sophie Fiennes, moderated by NPR Music Editor Piotr Orlov.

Who doesn't love Grace... she is awesome.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kino Lorber: "OSCAR" [1991] on Blu-Ray


Hollywood superstar Sylvester Stallone (Rocky, Rambo) teams up with legendary director John Landis (The Blues Brothers, Trading Places, An American Werewolf in London), and the results are hilarious. Stallone plays Chicago's #1 gangster "Snaps" Provolone. After promising his dying father (Kirk Douglas, Tough Guys) that he'll quit his life of crime, Snaps realizes it's easier said than done. 


The great cast includes Chazz Palminteri (A Bronx Tale), Ornella Muti (Once Upon a Crime), Tim Curry (Clue), Marisa Tomei (Untamed Heart), Peter Riegert (Animal House), Vincent Spano (Indian Summer), Kurtwood Smith (RoboCop), Yvonne De Carlo (Criss Cross), Don Ameche (Cocoon), Ken Howard (TV's The White Shadow) and Eddie Bracken (Hail the Conquering Hero). Special Features: Interview with Director John Landis | Trailer

Such an underrated film, which I am thrilled to be able to watch...
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kino Lorber: "A Film by Tony Zierra: FILM WORKER" on DVD


It’s a rare person who would give up fame and fortune to toil in obscurity for someone else’s creative vision. Yet, that’s exactly what Leon Vitali did after his acclaimed performance as Lord Bullingdon in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon. The young actor surrendered his thriving career to become Kubrick’s loyal right-hand man. For more than two decades, Leon played a crucial role behind-the-scenes helping Kubrick make and maintain his legendary body of work. The complex, interdependent relationship between Leon and Kubrick was founded on devotion, sacrifice and the grueling, joyful reality of the creative process. By entering their unique world we come to understand how the mundane gives rise to the magnificent as timeless cinema is brought to life at its most practical and profound level. 


As Kubrick aficionados we were well aware of Leon Vitali: assistant to the director. We admired his great performances in Barry Lyndon and Eyes Wide Shut and we knew he had been a key member of Kubrick’s inner circle for many years. When we finally met Leon through our work on another related project, we were struck by his kindness, humility and the fascinating scope of his story. Here was a man who had been a successful actor at a young age, but had given up his high-profile, glamorous life to work tirelessly behind-the-scenes for Kubrick. What compelled him to make such an unusual, self-sacrificing choice? Filmworker explores the bittersweet consequences of Leon’s life-changing decision, and the fierce exhilaration of working closely with one of the most brilliant yet demanding artists in cinema history.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "BLOODY SPEAR AT MOUNT FUJI" (1955) [Blu-ray]


Praised by Japanese film critics and much admired by his contemporaries Akira Kurosawa and Yasujirô Ozu, Tomu Uchida nonetheless remains a little-known in the west. His 1955 masterpiece Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji is an excellent entry point for the newcomer. Set during the Edo period, Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji is a tragicomic road movie of sorts, following a samurai, his two servants - including spear-carrier Genpachi (Chiezô Kataoka) - and the various people they meet on their journey, including a policeman in pursuit of a thief, a young child and a woman who is to be sold into prostitution. 

Winner of a prestigious Blue Ribbon Award for supporting actor - and Kurosawa regular - Daisuke Katô, Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji is a film deserving of much wider international recognition.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "THE DAY OF THE JACKAL" (1973) [Blu-ray]


In 1971, Frederick Forsythe shot to bestseller status with his debut novel, The Day of the Jackal - taut, utterly plausible, almost documentarian in its realism and attention to detail. Two years later, director Fred Zinnemann (High Noon) turned a gripping novel into a nail-biting cinematic experience. August 1962: the latest attempt on the life of French President Charles de Gaulle by the far-right paramilitary organization, the OAS, ends in chaos, with its architect-in-chief dead at the hands of a firing squad. Demoralized and on the verge of bankruptcy, the OAS leaders meet in secret to plan their next move. In a last desperate attempt to eliminate de Gaulle, they opt to employ the services of a hired assassin from outside the fold. Enter the Jackal (Edward Fox, Gandhi): charismatic, calculating, cold as ice. 

As the Jackal closes in on his target, a race against the clock ensues to identify and put a stop to a killer whose identity, whereabouts and modus operandi are completely unknown. Co-starring a plethora of talent from both sides of the Channel, including Michael Lonsdale (Munich), Derek Jacobi (The Odessa File) and Cyril Cusack (1984) and featuring striking cinematography by Jean Tournier (Moonraker), The Day of the Jackal remains one of the greatest political thrillers of all time.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "THE HIRED HAND" (1971) [Blu-ray]


Having been at the forefront of America's here-and-now with Easy Rider and the counterculture movies of Roger Corman, Peter Fonda retreated to the past and the American West for his directorial debut, The Hired Hand. Fonda plays Harry, a man who deserted his wife and child to explore the wide-open plains with his best friend Archie (Warren Oates). "Tired of the life" he decides to finally return home in order to rekindle his marriage and reacquaint himself with his daughter. 

Scripted by Alan Sharp (Ulzana's Raid, Night Moves), shot by Vilmos Zsigmond (Blow Out, The Long Goodbye) and with a standout score by folk musician Bruce Langhorne, The Hired Hand is a beautiful, elegiac picture that ranks alongside The Outlaw Josey Wales and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid as one of the finest Westerns the seventies had to offer.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "TIDELAND" (2005) [Blu-ray]


For his tenth feature, Terry Gilliam (Time Bandits, Twelve Monkeys) adapted Mitch Cullin's celebrated cult novel Tideland, a work he once described as "Alice in Wonderland meets Psycho through the eyes of Amélie." To escape her unhappy life in a remote part of Texas, nine-year-old Jeliza-Rose dreams up an elaborate fantasy world. But the reality of having junkie parents - played by Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski) and Jennifer Tilly (Bound) - and the influence of her eccentric neighbours begins to encroach, turning her daydreams ever darker. 


A rich slice of Southern Gothic blurring whimsical fantasy with unsettling reality, Tideland is among Gilliam's most personal works - indeed, with its shifts between the amusing and the macabre, expressive camerawork and striking special effects, the film could be the very definition of Gilliamesque!
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment: "TRENCH 11" on DVD!


RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE) will release the horror film TRENCH 11 on VOD, Digital and DVD on September 4, 2018.  Directed by Leo Scherman (Never Forget) who co-wrote the film with Matthew Booi (“Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan”), TRENCH 11 stars Rossif Sutherland (River), Robert Stadlober (Enemy of the Gates), and Charlie Carrick (The Devout). TRENCH 11 will be available on DVD.


In TRENCH 11, a highly contagious biological weapon, created by German forces in WWI, is discovered by Allied troops as they explore an abandoned underground bunker. Realizing they need to contain and destroy the threat, their mission becomes a fight for survival when one of their own is infected by the deadly parasite and begins to violently attack them. The soldiers now need to not only save themselves, but must stop the outbreak before it spreads to the rest of the world.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "MOHSEN MAKHMALBAF: THE POETIC TRILOGY"


One of the preeminent figures of Iranian cinema, Mohsen Makhmalbaf has written and directed an impressive array of acclaimed films, winning accolades at international film festivals and the admiration of world cinema audiences. This collection presents three of Makhmalbaf's most lyrical films which the director has termed his Poetic Trilogy. Gabbeh tells of an elderly couple who stop by a stream to wash a vividly woven traditional Persian rug ('Gabbeh'). A beautiful woman, depicted in in the rug's elaborate design, suddenly appears and tells a heart-rending story of love and loss. A film imbued with the ideas of Sufism, The Silence tells of Khorshid, a young blind boy from Tajikistan who earns rent money for his family by tuning rare instruments but becomes enraptured by the sonorous music he hears on his way to work each day. The Gardener is an imaginative documentary which follows Makhmalbaf, and his son Maysam, to Israel to investigate the Bahá'í Faith, a religion with 7 million followers, which originated in Iran 170 years ago. As well as presenting a wealth of extras, this collection boasts stunning new restorations of Gabbeh and The Silence which truly bring the films' rich colours and imagery to life.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Caldera Records: "NOT AFRAID, NOT AFRAID" Music by Gabriel Yared


Caldera Records is proud to present the original score for the motion picture “Not Afraid, Not Afraid” from 2001, directed by Annette Carducci, featuring music by Gabriel Yared.

It is a dramedy about a highly dysfunctional family, and a woman who must learn to become a better person when facing death. Paula is an attractive and smart psychologist whose series of self-help parenting guides are a big hit. Unfortunately, her own family life is quite catastrophic as her relationship with her own children and the husband she is divorced from is practically non-existent. When she gets convinced that she is suffering from cancer, Paula decides to solve at least some of her problems, but an attempt at reconciling her differences with her grown-up children Sarah and Matthew leads to more grievance and quarrels. Unfortunately, the film was never released in theatres, and therefore did not reach a wide audience. Even after the production company re-edited the movie, it decided against distributing it.

For Gabriel Yared, “Not Afraid, Not Afraid” was a smaller, personal project that he still associates with pleasant memories, regardless of the film’s afterlife. For the recording, Gabriel Yared assembled the Modigliani Quartet, augmented by clarinettist Paul Meyer (now a well-known conductor), and famous jazz harmonica player Jean-Jacques Milteau. The score is built around a main theme that’s deceptively simple, as a piano motive receives some folksy undertones by the harmonica. The main theme is written for Tom and his constant optimism, which is then transferred to multiple instruments, including the guitar. There’s an inherent sweetness to the score whenever it focuses on the heart and soul of the story, providing a joyful accompaniment even when things don’t look so bright. The 25th CD-release of Caldera Records features a detailed booklet-text by Gergely Hubai and elegant artwork by Luis Miguel Rojas. The CD was produced by Stephan Eicke and John Elborg. [http://caldera-records.com/]
 
Been enjoying the score "Not Afraid, Not Afraid" by composer Gabriel Yared... It's subtle, filled with charm and a little perky at times. It has a great sense of being as a score, I am also sure could stand on it's own from the film.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

WaterTower Music: "THE MEG" Music by Harry Gregson-Williams


WaterTower Music has announced today’s release of the soundtrack to the science fiction action thriller “The Meg,” directed by Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies), which will be released in theaters August 10, 2018. The soundtrack features music from the film composed by Harry Gregson-Williams (“The Town,” the “Equalizer” films, the “Shrek” franchise), and will be released on August 3rd, one week before the film is in theaters.

Harry Gregson-Williams is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after composers, whose scores span the spectrum of high-profile projects from action to drama to animation – each infused with the emotional punch and atmospheric intensity that mark his distinctive musical style.  The Golden Globe- and Grammy Award-nominated composer offers, “For ‘The Meg,’ I set out to create a memorable recognizable sonic motif which follows the mystery of the great Megalodon—something robust in nature, which acted as a kind of warning call and instilled an immediate sense of fear and suspense when signaled.  In search of this sound, I stumbled upon the conch as an instrument of musical focus.  Its call was both distinctive and ancient, and I felt it offered a voice to the vast terror of a concealed underwater world.

“Working with Jon Turteltaub has been one of the most enjoyable collaborative experiences I’ve ever had the pleasure of being a part of,” Gregson-Williams continued.  “He would arrive at my studio bringing with him the unbridled optimism and unique humor that only Jon possesses.  He regularly took the time to remind me that the film should always feel fun, exciting, and anticipatory, and encouraged me to direct that positive energy into the music at each step of the process.  In the end, I hope I was able to achieve an edge-of-your-seat score that helps the audience to immerse themselves in this dynamic feature film that Jon so masterfully created.”
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande: "INTO THE BADLANDS" [Season 2] Music by Trevor Yuile


Trevor Yuile is a Canadian composer best known for creating the score for the award winning and highly successful TV Show, Orphan Black. Into the Badlands: Season 2 features all of Trevor’s musical high points during AMC’s hit show, as well as songs from Alberta Hunter, Rag N’ Bone Man and more. (https://www.varesesarabande.com/)
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada "NATE AND HAYES" [2Cd] Music by TREVOR JONES


Intrada presents an absolute gem this week, a dramatically expanded edition of Trevor Jones’ magnificent, sweeping score for for the 1983 Paramount film Nate and Hayes. Throughout film history, there has been a wealth of great and legendary film scores for swashbucklers, pirate adventures and other dramas set upon the sea, and Nate and Hayes has a solid place among them. The well-produced, previous issue necessitated a heavily truncated 40-minute program, presenting only half the score. This new Intrada 2-CD presentation offers all the music Jones recorded in London. Since the score’s running time is just short of 80 minutes (not including alternates and additional music from the sessions), this presentation features the full film score on CD 1 and presents all the extra material on a second, shorter “bonus” CD.  Jones’ score for Nate and Hayes is an intoxicating blend of adventure, romance and skullduggery. Painted on a vast canvas it is held together structurally by a number of recurring themes subtly varied by the composer throughout the film. For those who admire his score to The Dark Crystal, Nate and Hayes scored just one year later shares many of the same sensibilities of the earlier score, making them excellent companions.

In the film, Captain Bully Hayes (Tommy Lee Jones) is illegally selling arms to South Pacific islanders when the deal goes bad and he and his men must fight off a tribe of female warriors. Hayes escapes, but falls into the hands of his erstwhile friend—but now archenemy— Ben Pease (Max Phipps). Awaiting execution in a Spanish prison, Hayes tells his story to an intrepid reporter, starting with Hayes transporting a spunky English girl, Sophie (Jenny Seagrove) and Nate Williamson (Michael O’Keefe), to a remote island where they are to be married by Nate’s missionary uncle. Pease and his crew interrupt the ceremony, murdering the uncle, kidnapping Sophie and carrying the natives off to slavery.  Nate and Hayes (both of whom are now in love with Sophie) arrive in the nick of time and rescue her.

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Craig Safan: "SIRENS" - I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing.........

 
Craig Safan premieres the I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing video from his myth-inspired SIRENS album. Safan’s music resonates with the Aegan sea spray of Greek legend. As with his 2015 album Rough Magic, Safan traveled back to home of theses ancient myths and, “visited the Aeolian Islands, exploring caves and ancient quarries, recording the natural sounds and the unique echoes and reverberations of each”. All to transports the listener through eons of myth to the heart of the first epic of western civilization, as easily as one would stroll to the neighborhood bar. Safan lures you to, "Close your eyes, let the present drop away, and dive into the world of SIRENS, Odysseus, and your forgotten past.”

World premiere video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjzHmv4b73U

Fabled composer of CHEERS and the LAST STARFIGHTER, Craig Safan is the recipient of eight ASCAP Top TV awards, as well as an EMMY® nomination for LIFE GOES ON. Safan’s music lives beyond screens large and small, performed by Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Faith Prince, Emma Thompson, Leon Redbone, Amanda McBroom, the London Symphony, and Cincinnati Pops Orchestras.

Jeremy [Six Strings]
 
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KRONOS RECORDS: "3 NEW GREAT SCORES"

(previously unreleased, except 2 songs on a 7" single)
Q THE WINGED SERPENT by ROBERT O. RAGLAND 
(extended version of this long OOP score, contains over half an hour of
previously unreleased material)
HERE WE GO AGAIN,RUBINOT by ANDREW POWELL
(world exclusive of the new score by LADYHAWKE composer Andrew Powell)

Please Note: KRONOS will be there between the 7th and the 13th of August. 

You can still write but KRONOS will not be able to get back to you until the 14th August.

Lakeshore Records: "PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH" Music by Fabio Frizzi


Lakeshore Records and Fangoria Presents have teamed up to release Puppet Master:  The Littlest Reich—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack which features an original score by legendary film composer Fabio Frizzi (Zombie, City of the Living Dead, The Beyond), digitally on August 10th with a vinyl version forthcoming.  This is the first soundtrack to fall underneath the banner Fangoria Presents from Cinestate.  Written by by S. Craig Zahler (Brawl in Cell Block 99, Bone Tomahawk) and starring Thomas Lennon, Udo Kier and Barbara Crampton, the film was produced by Cinestate in conjunction with Fangoria and will have a limited release in theatres beginning August 17th.  Based on the Charles Band cult classic, the new reimagining of the Puppet Master series has been garnering rave reviews for it’s over the top gore and dark humor.  

Recently divorced and reeling, Edgar returns to his childhood home to regroup his life. When Edgar finds a nefarious looking puppet in his deceased brother’s room, he decides to sell the doll for some quick cash. Girl-next-door Ashley and and comic book pal Markowitz join Edgar for a doomed road trip to an auction at a convention celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets at the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that’s motivated by an evil as old as time.

Says Frizzi: “I started working early in film music. It was the beginning of the 70s, Italian cinema was very prosperous, and there were productions of all kinds. I remember that the common element among them was enthusiasm, a deep love for what is called the seventh art, and is for many producers, directors, screenwriters, and workers first of all, a passion. It's been a long time, but Cinestate involved me in this new adventure, which has had many points in common with my early experience in film music. In each one of them I found that atmosphere, that enthusiasm, that strong passion for cinema. And I immediately felt at home.

This score is dedicated to my brother Fabrizio, with whom I shared 60 years of fun and hopes.”
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Classical: "PUZZLE" Music by Dustin O’Halloran


Sony Classical proudly announces the release of PUZZLE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with original music by Oscar® and Golden Globe nominee Dustin O’Halloran. The soundtrack is available now. The movie opens in U.S. theaters today.

Directed by the producer of Little Miss Sunshine, Marc Turtletaub, and starring Golden Globe® nominee Kelly MacDonald (No Country For Old Men, Boardwalk Empire) & Irrfan Kahn (Slumdog Millionaire), PUZZLE tells the story of Agnes, who, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles that unexpectedly draws her into a new world, where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined. Written by Oren Moverman (The Messenger), the movie also stars David Denman, Austin Abrams, Bubba Weiler, and Liv Hewson. For updates on the movie, please visit here.
 
“When I saw the first cut of Puzzle I was moved by how such a simple story could be so affecting. I felt a great connection with director Marc Turtletaub and Kelly Macdonald’s incredible performance instantly drew me. It was that from which I drew my inspiration and which helped me find the sound of her internal world as she slowly discovers herself and begins to see the world in a new light.

I wanted the score to have a minimal sound in order to leave space for the performances of the actors, so I decided on a chamber sound consisting of piano, string quartet, harp and woodwinds.

For the last track [Horizons], I wanted to see if one of the themes I had been working on could be turned into a song and create this feeling of our character Agnes being in full bloom towards the end of the film. I sent the track to my dear friend Ane Brun who created the beautiful melodies and words that perfectly captured this feeling. Her voice always takes me to another world, and it was exactly this transformative quality that the ending of the film asked for.”

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "CHRISTOPHER ROBIN" Music by Jon Brion and Geoff Zanelli ... and Disney legend Richard M. Sherman


Walt Disney Records is set to release Disney’s Christopher Robin Original Motion Picture digital soundtrack on August 3.  The score features music by Emmy® Award-winning Geoff Zanelli (“Into the West,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”) and Grammy®-nominated composer Jon Brion (“Lady Bird,” “Trainwreck”).   Disney’s “Christopher Robin” is in theaters nationwide also on August 3.

Disney legend Richard M. Sherman wrote both the music and lyrics for the three new songs which appear in the film. The song “Goodbye, Farewell,” which is performed by Winnie the Pooh and friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, can be heard in the opening scene. “Busy Doing Nothing” and “Christopher Robin” are both performed by Richard Sherman himself and appear in the end credits.

“Winnie the Pooh became a dear friend of mine when Walt gave us the assignment to write songs for the first Winnie the Pooh short film,” says Sherman, “and here, so many years later, it is very special to be back in the Hundred Acre Wood again.”
 
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WaterTower Music: "Teen Titans GO! to the Movies" Music by Jared Faber


WaterTower Music has announced the release of the soundtrack to Warner Bros. Animation’s Teen Titans GO! to the Movies - the first-ever big-screen version of DC Entertainment and Cartoon Network’s animated TV show that is in theaters now.

Teen Titans GO! to the Movies finds our egocentric, wildly satirical Super Heroes in their first feature film extravaganza—a fresh, gleefully clever, kid-appropriately crass and tongue-in-cheek play on the superhero genre, complete with musical numbers.

The soundtrack features multiple songs from the film including the new Lil’ Yachty song “Go (Remix)”, Michael Bolton singing on “Upbeat Inspirational Song About Life” plus additional songs and the fun and vibrant score by Jared Faber.

“It gave me the opportunity to try all kinds of stuff musically,” explains Faber. There’s a combination of synth, orchestra, beats, and more. We got to really run the gamut stylistically. It has all the epic battle sequences, there are tender moments, there’s humor. It was a great experience.”
 
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SILVA SCREEN RECORDS: "100 GREATEST SCIENCE FICTION THEMES"


An update to Silva Screen’s 2002 release, The Science Fiction Album. Performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic and London Music Works, this comprehensive 6 CD collection features music from the latest Sci-Fi blockbusters; from Ready Player One, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Blade Runner 2049, all the way back to 1950s classics The Day The Earth Stood Still and Forbidden Planet.

This release brings together the best selection of Science Fiction music spanning almost a century, through a thorough overview of musical styles, themes and techniques. It spotlights music from Hollywood heavyweights and classically trained legends (John Williams, John Barry, Ennio Morricone, Bernard Hermann), electronic experimenters (Bebe & Louis Barron, Vangelis) and Jazz influenced composers (Bill Conti, Henry Mancini) to the new generation, who combine orchestral sounds with electronics (David Arnold, Johann Johannsson, Ramin Djawadi, Steve Jablonsky, Hanz Zimmer, Clint Mansell).

100 Greatest Science Fiction Themes will be released in digital format on August 31, 2018.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War”... 10 Years of Building...


An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. 


Yes, it's an amazing film... I don't even have to tell you anymore, if you are here on this site... you are a fan.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Rewind Collection: "Bram Stoker's Shadowbuilder" [BLU-RAY]


A supernatural ''shadow builder'' blazes a terrifying trail of destruction, possession and mayhem in pursuit of the unsuspecting and innocent youth of Grand River. Be afraid of the dark.


From the mind of the master, Bram Stoker, the creator of ''Dracula'' comes the epic struggle between good and evil in SHADOWBUILDER, featuring an all-star cast that includes Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Leslie Hope (Crimson Peak), Kevin Zegers (Dawn of the Dead) and Tony Todd (Candyman).
 
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4Digital Media: "THE LAST WARRIOR" [BLU-RAY]


A new era is about to begin in Eastern Europe. Scythians, the proud warriors, are all but gone and most of the few remaining descendants have become ruthless mercenary assassins. Lutobor, is a warrior who becomes involved in intertribal conflicts and sets off on a perilous journey to save his family. 


His guide is a captive Scythian who is his enemy, but they brave the treacherous wild steppes, moving toward the last haven of the Scythians, to what seems to be their inevitable demise.
 
What can I say, I really enjoy these films... and I say "warrior come out to play"... well fight!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Interview with Composers: "Matteo Zingales and Antony Partos" on their recent project "Fahrenheit 451"


Jeremy [Six Strings]: How do you come to work on project "Fahrenheit 451", did you know the history behind it and what were your first reactions?

We had worked with the director Ramin Bahrani on his previous film ‘99 Homes’. Ramin had made the leap of faith to work with us remotely- with him based in New York and us in Australia. We only met in person for the first time when that film screened at The Sydney Film Festival.  Knowing the history of the novel and Truffaut’s adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, we were keen to see how this rendition could capture the spirit of the book, whilst addressing aspects of social media that were not present at the time the book was written. 

Jeremy [Six Strings]: From project to project like "Fahrenheit 451", how do you attack it, musically... and do you find it easier working with a familiar team?

We were keen to create a unique pallet, so we spent a lot of time initially sampling and making sounds both from musical and non musical sources. We were interested in making a homage to Bernard Hermann as the composer of the original film, but only in a stylistic rather than thematic sense.

Matteo and I have collaborated for many years and so have developed a relationship based on a shared musical aesthetic. Building a team you trust is vital, especially working under extremely tight deadlines. We do however try to keep being  inventive by employing different composing techniques and using musicians who can also bring creative ideas to the project.


Jeremy [Six Strings]: How does this differ from other finished projects, did you get "creative freedom" on this or did the people involved give you guidelines?

Ramin gave us free range to explore textures, styles and themes. We started giving him examples to be used as Ramin began cutting. It was from these first drafts that the themes were eventually born.

Despite this, we only started scoring to picture once the film was ‘locked off’. We found that it is important for the film to find its own inherent rhythm and pace. Much of what we created initially were broad moods and a lot of it was not usable, as the final product needed much more sudden gear shifts.


Jeremy [Six Strings]: When preparing for a film, what are some of your techniques or any personal omens/superstitions?

I don’t think we think about omens! We do tend to burn the midnight oil and so it is hard to get a sense of perspective working so intensely and on individual scenes. It is important to view the film as a whole and get a sense of the overall rhythm. Preparing the pallet and template is key to a smooth creative process. It establishes the language. The pallet is always built upon as one progresses through the film, but it is the root of any composition and thematic content. We like to mix up electronic elements with acoustic ones as it broadens the depth of the score. Exploring synthetic sounds or treating acoustic ones not only broadens the scope of the music, it also creates the ability to tackle the psychological depths of the human condition.

Jeremy [Six Strings]: Outside of yourself, who are some of your personal favorite composers current, classic and legends? Have you had the opportunity meet and work with some of them... can you share some "that's cool" moments?

(Matteo Zingales) Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s I was heavily influenced by the films and their music of that era. Influences range from all forms and styles of music. “That’s cool” moments for me was the first time I heard something I’d written for orchestra played live. I can’t single out any composers directly, the list would be far too long, but rather certain films and their scores that have touch me influencing and driving me to become the composer I am.

(Antony Partos) I am drawn to a  wide range of musical influences from Bach to Radio Head. Film Music is becoming more homogenized so it is important to be inspired by a diverse range of multicultural influences as well as styles. I agree with Matteo in so far as the feeling of hearing an orchestra perform your music for the first time is the most exciting thing a composer can experience. The weight of the number of musicians all playing something together that once only existed in your head is very special.  I also will never forget that my journey as a film composer only started when I was 16 when my father and I gave a lift to a stranger whose partner was a film director. They in turn took a chance on me scoring their film, and my career was born!


Jeremy [Six Strings]: THANK YOU, you guys have some great music under your musical belt and this release for “Fahrenheit 451” is just as powerful... best of luck two the both of you.

BIOS:

-Matteo Zingales is a multi award-winning composer who writes evocative original music for film and television.

Matteo has just wrapped on the HBO feature film, Fahrenheit 451 which airs in May this year. Other recent projects include the upcoming ABC drama series Harrow, TV Mini-Series Wake in Fright and Showtime's The Kettering Incident, (both recipients of the AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score in Television), US ABC prime-time TV thriller Secrets and Lies and Foxtel's Australia Day.

Feature films include 99 Homes (ASGC Winner Feature Film Score of the Year) The Lost Aviator, The Hunter and Not Suitable for Children (both of which earned him the AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score).

ASCAP Screen Music Awards honoured Matteo as a top composer in 2016.

In addition to his film work, Matteo worked on the Australian launch of Netflix, Samsung and Tiger Beer campaigns and has also composed music for TV series including Redfern Now, Better Man, DNA Nation, First Contact and Devils Dust.

-Antony Partos is one of Australia’s most awarded film composers. His passion lies in creating scores that blend both acoustic and electronic elements with an eclectic mix of exotic instruments.

His feature film credits include Jasper Jones and 99 Homes (winning the AGSC Award for Best Feature Film Score respectively in both 2016 and 2017), Animal Kingdom (AFI award for Best Feature Score), The Rover, Disgrace, The Home Song Stories and Unfinished Sky (both also winning the AFI Award for Best Feature Score).

Antony’s evocative scores for TV Drama include Wake in Fright (AACTA Award for Best Music Score in Television, Rake (AGSC Award for Best Music in a TV Series), The Slap (AGSC Award for Best TV Theme and Soundtrack), Mabo (AGSC Award for Best Music for a Telemovie) and Redfern Now (AACTA Award for Best Music Score in Television).

Recent projects include the score for the Academy Award® nominated feature Tanna (winning both the AACTA and Film Critics Circle Award for Best Feature Score) and the highly acclaimed BAFTA nominated feature documentary Sherpa (AGSC award for Best Music for a Documentary along with Best Soundtrack Album).

Earlier this year Antony composed the score for the Lucas Films documentary The Director and the Jedi which had its world premiere at SXSW this year. He has also just wrapped on the HBO feature film, Fahrenheit 451 which airs in May this year.

He is a passionate environmentalist and is drawn to projects that are concerned with social issues and human’s impact on the world.

Olive Films: Streets of Vengeance [2017]


A throwback to the gritty action-thrillers of the 80s (Angel, Vice Squad, Ms. 45), Streets of Vengeance stars Delawna McKinney (Cinco De Mayo) as Mila, an ex-porn star whose decision to leave the industry is interrupted when she’s kidnapped by a militant misogynist sect known as The Sword, intent on ridding the world of women who they believe are using their sexual powers to destroy men. The Sword’s plans are thwarted when Mila kills her captor, and with the help of Brian (Anthony To’omata, Cinco De Mayo), a local journalist, escapes.  Emboldened, Mila recruits her friends from the adult film community who form a ragtag militia and set out to destroy the cult of The Sword.


Rounding out the cast is a bevy of adult film actresses including Ginger Lynn Allen (Sunset Stripped), Joanna Angel (All Access P.O.V.), Sophie Dee (Out of Control) and Alexis Amore (Bario Bitches). Also featured are Daniel James Moody (Brothers) and Bryan Hurd (Fever Dream). Streets of Vengeance is written and directed by Paul Ragsdale (Cinco De Mayo, Brothers), produced by Angelica De Alba (Cinco De Mayo co-writer), photographed by Dan Zampa and scored by Vestron Vulture.
 
A little bit more racy of a post... it's pretty campy for sure.
Jeremy [Six Strings]