I Have an "ETSY STORE" Come On Over, Take a Look!


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.


THANK YOU!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Howlin' Wolf Records and Fourteen Kings release a Limited Cd Edition of "THE NINTH PASSENGER" Music Composed by Scott Glasgow


Howlin' Wolf Records and Fourteen Kings Music proudly present Scott Glasgow's score for THE NINTH PASSENGER. A tale of industrial espionage that morphs into a good old fashioned monster movie, THE NINTH PASSENGER is co-written and directed by Corey Large, producer of such films as IT FOLLOWS, POKER NIGHT, and THE FROZEN GROUND.


THE NINTH PASSENGER features liner notes written by composer Scott Glasgow with a note from composer Theron Kay, all beautifully packaged with designs by Javier Burgos. As a VERY limited and special offer, 25 CDs will be opened and signed by the composer prior to shipping. These limited autographed CDs are for orders placed on the Howlin' Wolf Records website and are first come, first served, so they will not last long!
(howlinwolfrecords.com)


Been a huge fan of composer Scott Glasgow and to find out we at "Howlin' Wolf Records" were teaming up with Scott's label "Fourteen Kings"... that is one great day! This a a limited release on Cd (300), I encourage you to go get this before you can't, I know what I have heard off this release "THE NINTH PASSENGER" it's worth it...
Jeremy [Six Strings]

As Promised "SIX STRINGS" Magazine [Collection] is all Available on Facebook!


Well, good day... I wanted to share the whole collection of "SIX STRINGS" magazine on Facebook.... It ran for a two years and featured Movie, Music and More inside of 14 issues. Many of you may not have know I designed every page from cover to end and had some great contributing writers.

Our monthly magazine readership was only a couple hundred, but our site was still in the thousands... which is why we stopped publishing when the site numbers dropped drastically. We lost a couple of our supporters, which I hope to get back... as their concerns our attention dropped even though they received more coverage within the pages of "SIX STRINGS"... it was a great adventure, we interviewed some great people, covered some great stuff and as I said "great contributing writers"...

So if you could take the time to have a look, maybe share this post and know we thank you...
I will be tagging people within those pages where possible and well here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Six-Strings-Magazine-876527699149660/photos/?tab=albums
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "THE REINCARNATION OF PETER PROUD" music by Jerry Goldsmith


Intrada announces the premiere release of Jerry Goldsmith's score for the 1975 thriller The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, one of the last and most sought after Goldsmith scores never previously released. The quest to find the music elements for this release was fraught with frustration and challenge, but ultimately netted discoveries that facilitated this release. The score itself revolves around a moody, elegiac, long-line melody, first played by chamber-sized orchestra and piano, with solo flute over the film’s opening flashback scene of Jeff Curtis swimming in a lake at night only to encounter—and be killed by—his, wife, Marcia.   Goldsmith combined his symphonic palette with a substantial array of electronics, laying the groundwork for his style in the following year's for Logan's Run. As Jeff Bond writes in his notes, "It’s a score that...seems to bubble up out of the subconscious like a half-remembered dream, gradually sharpening its focus from echoplexed flutes and synthesizers to hard-edged, acoustic orchestral writing as the movie moves from Peter’s world of memories and dreams into an ugly, inevitable reality."

The first half of the score (through “Home at Last”) is mastered from a DAT copy of the original ½“ 3-channel stereo session mixes made by Armin Steiner and copied down to ¼“ tape at some point. The second half of the score was also taken from a DAT, this time transferred from mono tape sources at about the same time as the stereo mixes. To reduce the contrast between the stereo and mono tracks, Intrada mastered the latter with a judicious amount of state-of-the-art Altiverb to add a tiny amount of stereo “ambience.”

In the film, sports-coat-wearing professor Peter Proud (Michael Sarrazin) leaves behind his increasingly frustrated girlfriend (Cornelia Sharpe) while tracing his reincarnation dream imagery to Massachusetts, eventually tracking down widowed Marcia Curtis (Margot Kidder) and her attractive daughter, Ann (Jennifer O’Neill). As Peter ingratiates himself with and then seduces Ann Curtis, Marcia—who killed her philandering husband Jeff (Tony Stephano) in 1946—is overcome with the suspicion that Peter is somehow connected to Jeff Curtis, and finds the combination of bitter hatred, jealousy and lust that drove her to kill her husband boiling up again.

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

Intrada: "HIDER IN THE HOUSE" music by Christopher Young


Intrada presents a new edition from a composer renowned for his work in thrillers and horror – Christopher Young's 1989 Hider in the House. The film revolves around the unbalanced antagonist Tom Sykes (Gary Busey). Driven to experience the idyllic home life he was denied as a child, Sykes ensconces himself in a hidden room in the attic of a new house. At first, his activities are relatively benign: he spies, listens in on private conversations, and, when the family is out, uses the house as if it were his own. But the threat of exposure leads him to acts of increasing violence, culminating in murder.   Young’s juxtaposition of alienation and empathy in the score for Hider manages to humanize Busey’s mentally disintegrating stalker without minimizing the growing terror of his presence.

As John Takis writes in his notes:
"The tension is encapsulated in the lengthy suite—essentially a character study—that Young created to open his album program: “The Hider” begins with the film’s main title, a subdued, wordless treble chorus that evokes a distinctly religious feel. Slowly, orchestral dissonance intrudes and overwhelms the chorus—the strangling of innocence given musical shape. The mood grows dreamlike, awash with spectral, cavernous textures and eerie vocalize. Eventually, the score’s most prominent motif appears: three rising, crystalline notes that repeat and repeat with the quality of an aborted lullaby. Lost innocence is compounded with arrested development and obsession. Incrementally, the music becomes more tonal. Sorrowing strings drift into a kind of processional, suggesting a broken soul, wandering and without purpose. As the suite continues, the music wafts between melancholy atmosphere and passages of horrific tension and suspense; an indication that sadness and tragedy have birthed something violent and altogether disturbing."

For this reissue, Intrada has remastered the original CD program released in 1990 and commissioned new notes from John Takis.  While the score garnered little attention back in its day and the film seems long forgotten, the score remains a testament to Christopher Young's artistry. Intrada presents this reissue to showcase Young's brilliant work especially in a genre so suited to freeing him to reach the full power of his creativity. 

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

WaterTower Music: "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" Music by Nitin Sawhney


WaterTower Music is pleased to announce today’s release of the original motion picture soundtrack for Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, the reinvention of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved masterpiece by acclaimed actor and director Andy Serkis, in which a boy torn between two worlds accepts his destiny and becomes a legend. Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle will see a limited theatrical release from Nov. 29 in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and London, and will then be available globally on December 7, only on Netflix, and will have an expanded theatrical release in additional theaters in the U.S. and UK.

The film was scored by British composer, producer, album artist, club DJ, songwriter, broadcaster, multi-instrumentalist, orchestrator and cultural tastemaker Nitin Sawhney, who is recognized as one of the most distinctive and versatile musical voices around today, achieving an international reputation across every possible creative medium. Sawhney also wrote the original song “Changes” which appears in the film and on the soundtrack and is performed by singer / songwriter Kara Marni.

Nitin Sawhney discusses working on the film: “The challenge of creating a fresh musical vocabulary and theme that would entice us into Mowgli’s universe was irresistible. That Andy Serkis was directing made it an unforgettable experience in the waiting. Andy is nothing short of a genius. The stunning film, of stellar performances and endlessly epic scenes, scored itself.”

The director further elaborated on the collaboration. “As I was trying to search for (Mowgli’s) tone, its heart, its pulse and rhythm, I knew one thing in my heart. That I wanted my friend Nitin Sawhney, one of our generation’s greatest polymaths, an extraordinary voice in world music, to create the score for what was to hopefully become a visceral and immersive adaptation of Kipling’s work,” explains Serkis. “I knew that he would completely understand and empathize with Mowgli’s journey as an outsider who is trying to work out his place in two changing worlds. Being of Indian descent, yet having grown up in Britain, Nitin was perfectly in tune with the movie’s themes. We began to talk excitedly about creating an aural landscape that would bring jungle sounds and music together, weaving themes that spoke of a taught yearning soul, combined with a mythical journey towards destiny. And then, Nitin sent me Mowgli’s theme... it was one of the most beautifully haunting, uplifting and moving pieces of music I had ever heard, and it marked a huge turning point, an energy that brought the film to life. Nitin and his team of magicians had created its musical soul.”

Nitin Sawhney, amongst a multitude of international awards, holds six honorary doctorates and two fellowships from British universities and was awarded the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. It was presented to him by his friend and collaborator Andy Serkis, for whom Sawhney also scored the true story romantic drama “Breathe” that same year.

The Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle soundtrack is now available for streaming and for purchase digitally. A CD configuration will be available February 15, 2019.  

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "MAKE US DREAM" Music by Roger Goula


MovieScore Media’s latest soundtrack release continues the label’s rich tradition of releasing inspiring sports documentary scores, this time with a focus on Liverpool FC legend Steven Gerrard. Directed by Sam Blair, the film takes its title from the book that chronicles the club’s legendary 2013/14 season with a focus on Gerrard, one of the best midfielders of his generation and captain of the English national football team. Featuring original interviews with both family members and team mates, the filmmakers had unprecedented access into chronicling Gerrard’ mercurial career. Make Us Dream was released in the United Kingdom and Ireland on November 15.

“I knew the music for this film had to portray his status carrying big triumph themes, but with a twist to embrace all the nuances that belong to the character” explains Roger Goula about his approach. “Sam Blair and I agreed that we wanted to work with both acoustic and electric guitars as the core instruments of the soundtrack to reference the Liverpool musical traditions with an amalgamation of pop/rock/folk instruments and a more classic cinematic strings section. For cues about Steven Gerrard’s biggest challenges (“The Real Game”) experiment with rough electric guitars reversed loops as well as bass drum ‘ostinatos' played through tape delays and a percussive use of the string orchestra to capture the player’s thoughts and feelings of responsibility.”

Roger Goula’s feature film debut Shock Head Soul (2011) by BAFTA-winning director Simon Pummell was released by MovieScore Media. Since then Roger has written a number of feature films, documentaries and series. His recent documentary scores include the BAFTA-nominated The Hard Stop, BIFA-Winner Next Goal Wins and BIFA-Nominated Versus: The Life And Films Of Ken Loach. His non-documentary works include the ITV/Netflix flagship series The Frankenstein Chronicles and the last ever two episodes of the legendary BBC series Inspector George Gently. His debut album Overview Effect was released in 2016

The soundtrack has a digital release date of  November 23, 2018.  On the link below, you can view a trailer featuring some of the score: [MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE - CLICK HERE]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande: "DAVE GRUSIN: PREMIERE COLLECTION" [3-CD SET]


It’s no secret that we are huge fans of Dave Grusin at Varèse Sarabande! We are excited to be releasing four previously unreleased treasures from the Sony Pictures vaults. For a limited time purchase a 3-CD bundle featuring four Dave Grusin scores …AND JUSTICE FOR ALL, ABSENCE OF MALICE and MURDER BY DEATH coupled with score from THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, as a bonus. All three discs are available as a bundle for a special price before they are released for sale separately on January 4th. This is a great deal for Dave Grusin completists!

The 1979 courtroom drama, …AND JUSTICE FOR ALL is best remembered for the brilliant line Al Pacino shouts out in court, “You’re out of order! You’re out order! The whole trial is out of order!” The movie went on to great critical and box office success and was nominated for two Academy Awards. The score is pure Dave Grusin - funky, jazzy and melodic. The score was transferred from master sources from the Sony Pictures vaults. The CD contains the Mono film version of the soundtrack as well as the stereo remix along with bonus score tracks not used in the film.

ABSENCE OF MALICE, the 1981 drama, stars Paul Newman, Sally Field and Melinda Dillon. Newman, Dillon and writers Kurt Luedtke and David Rasyfel were all nominated for Oscars. This movie was one of numerous collaborations between Dave Grusin and director Sydney Pollack.

The 1976 film, MURDER BY DEATH, is among the most requested of Grusin’s unreleased scores by fans. The satirical murder mystery was directed by Robert Moore and features an all-star cast of Eileen Brennan, Truman Capote, James Coco, Peter Falk, Sir Alec Guinness, David Niven, Peter Sellers, Maggie Smith and Nancy Walker. The score is a satire of murder mysteries and it rises to the task with a wonderful and melodic main title. The sources provided by Sony are in mono but sound superb. This is one of those scores you will be humming after listening to it.

As a bonus we have added the music from the 1971 Robert Mulligan film, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. The movie stars Michael Sarrazin, Barbara Hershey and E.G. Marshall. The plot is about a young college student who is sent to prison for killing a pedestrian with his car. When the opportunity presents itself, he escapes and is subsequently on the run with his girlfriend. On top of the maestro’s score, we have included the Randy Newman main/end title credit song, “Let Me Go,” which is also used in variations during key moments in the film.

Transferred from master sources uncovered in Sony Pictures vaults, these four scores represent the very best of Dave Grusin. The Dave Grusin Premiere Collection and other soundtrack masterpieces are available now at Varèse Sarabande. [www.varesesarabande.com]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "GOSFORD PARK" [2001]


TEA AT FOUR. DINNER AT EIGHT. MURDER AT MIDNIGHT. In 2001, Robert Altman (MASH, The Long Goodbye) took the unexpected step into Agatha Christie territory with Gosford Park, a murder-mystery whodunit set in an English country house starring a host of British acting greats and with an Oscar-winning screenplay by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. It would become a huge success with audiences and critics alike. Set in 1932, the action unfolds during a weekend shooting party hosted by Sir William McArdle (Alan Bates), and his wife Lady Sylvia (Kristin Scott Thomas) at his estate, Gosford Park. Among the guests are friends, relatives, the actor and composer Ivor Novello (Jeremy Northam), and an American film producer (Bob Balaban). When Sir William is found murdered in the library, everyone - and their servants - becomes a suspect. Also starring Charles Dance, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Maggie Smith, Emily Watson and many more, Altman produced another masterpiece deserving to be ranked alongside Nashville and Short Cuts as one his finest forays into ensemble drama.

Bonus Materials:

-Brand new 2K restoration from a 4K scan, carried out by Arrow films exclusively for this release, supervised and approved by director of photography Andrew Dunn
-High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
-DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio
-Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
-Audio commentary by director Robert Altman, production designer Stephen Altman and producer David Levy
-Audio commentary by writer-producer Julian Fellowes
-Brand-new audio commentary by critics Geoff Andrew and David Thompson (author of Altman on Altman)
-Introduction by critic Geoff Andrew
-Brand new cast and crew interviews recorded exclusively for this release
-The Making of Gosford Park archive featurette
-Keeping Gosford Park Authentic archive featurette
-Q&A Session with Altman and the cast
-Fifteen deleted scenes with optional Altman commentary
-Trailer
-Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
-FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Sheila O'Malley and an archive interview with Robert Altman
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "The Serpent's Egg" [1977]


HOW DO YOU MEASURE YOUR OWN SANITY IN A WORLD GONE MAD? In 1977, legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (The Seventh Seal, Persona) teamed up with the equally legendary Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis (La strada, Danger: Diabolik) for what would be the director's one and only Hollywood feature. Berlin, 1923. Out-of-work circus performer Abel Rosenberg (David Carradine, Bound in Glory, Kill Bill) is living in poverty. When his brother commits suicide, he moves into the apartment of his cabaret singer sister-in-law (Liv Ullmann, The Emigrants, Scenes from a Marriage), but the pair soon attract the attentions of both the police and a professor with a terrifying area of research when they start to make enquiries about his mysterious death. One of Bergman's darkest - and most unlikely - films, The Serpent's Egg is a hypnotic, Kafkaesque tale of paranoia in a poisoned city.

Bonus Materials:

-High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
-Original English mono audio (uncompressed LPCM)
-Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
-Audio Commentary by actor David Carradine
-Bergman’s Egg – a newly filmed appreciation by critic and author Barry Forshaw
-Away From Home, archival featurette including interviews with David Carradine and Liv Ullman
-German Expressionism, archival interview with Author Marc Gervais
-Stills gallery
-Theatrical trailer
-Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork choices
-FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Geoffrey Macnab
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "THE HOUSE THAT NEVER DIES: REAWAKENING" [DVD]


The sequel to the 2014 hit film The House That Never Dies and based on true events that took place at the spookiest of Beijing’s Four Oriental Haunted Houses, THE HOUSE THAT NEVER DIES: REAWAKENING debuts on digital and DVD December 4 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Starring Joan Chen (The Last Emperor, Judge Dredd), Julian Cheung (The Grandmaster), Mei Ting (Blind Massage) and Gillian Chung (Ip Man: The Final Fight), the story takes place a hundred years after a mutiny by warlords in Beijing when an expert in cultural relics encounters supernatural phenomena at the mansion on 81 Chaoyangmennei Street.


A hundred years after the mysterious murders of the entire Zhisheng household, a cultural relic restorer Song Teng experiences strange events at the ancient mansion. After discovering baby skeletons and weird spells, the intricate weaving of the past and present begin to emerge and reveals a haunting tale of the wrongly deceased still seeking justice from the living world.

THE HOUSE THAT NEVER DIES: REAWAKENING has a run-time of approximately 98 minutes and is not rated. The film is in Mandarin with English subtitles.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "ALONG WITH THE GODS: THE LAST 49 DAYS" [BLU-RAY/DVD] and... GIVEAWAY!


Following the blockbuster success of ALONG WITH THE GODS: THE TWO WORLDS, writer/directed KIM Yong-hwa (Take Off) returns to bring back the characters based on a wildly popular webcomic in ALONG WITH THE GODS: THE LAST 49 DAYS. With an all-star cast, including HA Jung-woo (The Handmaiden), JU Ji-hoon (Asura: The City of Madness), KIM Hyang-gi (Thread of Lies) and LEE Jung-jae (Assassination) ALONG WITH THE GODS: THE LAST 49 DAYS debuts on Digital, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD December 11. The bonus materials include behind-the-scenes footage and character intros.


The fantasy epic that smashed box office records in Korea reaches its thrilling climax in ALONG WITH THE GODS: THE LAST 49 DAYS. As the deceased soul Su-hong and his three afterlife guardians face the remaining trials to obtain their reincarnation, the guardians come face to face with the buried truth of their tragic time on earth a thousand years ago, culminating in a final battle with a rogue god.

Get in on the giveaway, it's simple drop me an email... let me know what you think of the trailer!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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RLJ Entertainment: "GALVESTON" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE) will release the thriller/drama film GALVESTON on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD/Blu-ray combo on December 11, 2018.  Based on the novel by the creator of “True Detective,” GALVESTON features an all-star cast including Ben Foster (Hell or High Water), Elle Fanning (The Beguiled), Beau Bridges (The Mountain Between Us), Lili Reinhart (“Riverdale”), and Robert Aramayo (Nocturnal Animals). The film made its world premiere at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival and was directed by Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) from a script by Jim Hammett. RLJE Films will release GALVESTON on DVD; on Blu-ray; and on 4K UHD/Blu-ray combo.


In GALVESTON, Roy (Foster) is a heavy-drinking criminal enforcer and mob hit man whose boss set him up in a double-cross scheme. After killing his would-be assassins before they could kill him, Roy discovers Rocky (Fanning), a young woman being held captive, and reluctantly takes her with him on his escape. Determined to find safety and sanctuary in Galveston, Roy must find a way to stop his boss from pursuing them while trying to outrun the demons from his and Rocky’s pasts.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment" "RIDE" Blu-ray and or DVD


RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE) will release the thriller film RIDE on DVD and Blu-ray on December 4, 2018.  RIDE stars Bella Thorne (Midnight Sun, “Famous in Love”), Jessie T. Usher (Shaft, “Survivor’s Remorse”) and Will Brill (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, “The OA"). The film marks the feature film debut from writer/director Jeremy Ungar. RLJE Films will release RIDE on DVD and Blu-ray. 


In RIDE, a struggling actor by day, James pays his bills by driving people around Los Angeles for a ride sharing service. His night starts out like any other, but he can’t believe his luck when he picks up the beautiful Jessica, and they immediately hit it off. His next fare, the fast-talking Bruno, convinces James to go back and invite her to join them for a wild night out. But things take a shocking turn when Bruno, armed with a gun and a twisted idea of fun, forces them on a terrifying, white-knuckle ride that quickly spirals out of control.  Bonus feature on the RIDE DVD and Blu-ray includes the original RIDE short film.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

La-La Land Records... Ends the Year on a WHOOOOAAAAAAAA!






 
I am just going to leave this here, if you would like to get me something for the holidays... here is my short list.... :)
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Artsploitation Films: "Luciferina" [BLU-RAY and or DVD]


Artsploitation has called upon the dark forces to release Argentinian genre maven Gonzalo Calzada's latest scripture-based gore fest, Luciferina.  Calzada (Resurrection, The Clairvoyant's Prayer) directs a visually explosive film where religion, innocence, repressed sexuality and evil build to a boil and spectacularly collide.  He has screened the film at festivals around the world, including FrightFest London, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, Fantaspoa and Cinepolcalypse, where Luciferina took home the award for Best Sexorcism Scene.


Luciferina will be available November 20th on Blu-ray and DVD in North America.  On December 4th, the film will launch on Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.

Natalia is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. But when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of a mystical plant. Instead of pleasure, they find a world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and perhaps, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "DETECTIVE DEE" bring him home for the holidays!




For the first time, all three of Tsui Hark’s (The Taking of Tiger Mountain) Detective Dee films are available in one awesome collection exclusively at Walmart on November 13. The bold and exciting smash hit wuxia fantasy franchise from master action director Tsui Hark tell the story of Detective Dee, one of the most celebrated officials of the Tang Dynasty, who is tasked by the Empress to solve a series of inexplicable murders and mysteries.

Included in the collection are YOUNG DETECTIVE DEE: RISE OF THE SEA DRAGON (Well Go USA), DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME (Shout Factory) and DETECTIVE DEE: THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS (Well Go USA).

DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME (2010)
A bizarre mystery brings together the most powerful woman in China. The soon-to-be-Empress Wu Zetian (Carina Lau) and a formerly exiled detective, Dee Renjie (Andy Lau), at the infamous Imperial Palace. Hoping that he will solve the crime before her coronation, Wu appoints Dee Chief Judge of the Empire and implores him to combine his indisputable wisdom with his unparalleled martial arts skills to save the future of her dynasty. Director Tsui Hark teams with action choreographer Sammo Hung in this heart-pounding, spic thrilled inspired by the incredible true story of one of the Tang Dynasty’s most celebrated officials. Cast: Andy Lau, Carina Lau, Li Bingbing, Deng Chao and Tony Leung Ka-fai. The film is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. 

YOUNG DETECTIVE DEE: RISE OF THE SEA DRAGON (2013)
From legendary action director Tsui Hark and the creators of international smash hit Detective Dee and The Mystery of The Phantom Flame comes the captivating tale of Dee Renjie’s beginnings in the Imperial police force. His very first case, investigating reports of a sea monster terrorizing the town, reveals a sinister conspiracy of treachery and betrayal, leading to the highest reaches of the Imperial Family. Cast: Angelababy (Mojin, Rise Of The Legend), Mark Chao (Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe), William Feng (Monkey King 3), Carina Lau, Lin Gengxin, Kim Beom, Hu Dong and Chen Kun. 

DETECTIVE DEE: THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS (2018)
A bold and exciting new entry into the smash hit wuxia fantasy franchise from master action director Tsui Hark, DETECTIVE DEE: THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS sees the investigator embroiled in his most difficult case yet.  Accused of wrongdoing by Empress Wu, Detective Dee must defend himself against this formidable foe, all while investigating a crime wave that has engulfed the city, marked by strange and seemingly supernatural occurrences. KINGS has Mark Chao (Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon) returning in the title role, with Feng Shaofeng (The Monkey King franchise),  Lin Gengxin (The Taking of Tiger Mountain),  Ethan Juan (The Guillotines),  Ma Sichun (Goldbuster) and  Carina Lau (Detective Dee franchise) rounding out the cast. 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment: "ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING" [DVD]


RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE) will release the horror film ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING on DVD, On Demand and Digital Video on December 4, 2018. Co-written and co-directed by David Ian McKendry (The Dump) and Rebekah McKendry (The Barista), who is known for her amazing work at Fangoria and Blumhouse, ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING stars Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians, “Fresh Off the Boat”), Amanda Fuller (“Orange is the New Black”), Jonathan Kite (“2 Broke Girls”), Jocelin Donahue (Insidious: Chapter 2) and Graham Skipper (The Mind’s Eye). RLJE Films will release ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING on DVD.


Ho, ho, no! The joyful spirit of the holidays is about to take one dark turn after another. From sadistic office parties and last-minute shopping nightmares, to vengeful stalkers and immortal demons, there’s plenty out there to keep you from getting out of bed to see what’s under the tree this holiday season. Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians) and Jonathan Kite (“2 Broke Girls”) headline a sensational ensemble cast in this devilish stocking stuffer of a movie.

The ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING DVD includes a bonus feature of Filmmaker Commentary.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS, "ANNOUNCES THE BLACK FRIDAY RELEASES"!

 
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas – Paul Williams
Popeye: The Harry Nilsson Demos – Harry Nilsson
Odessey & Oracle – The Zombies (Picture Disc)
Fritz the Cat – Various Artists (Picture Disc)

Varèse Sarabande Records proudly announces the Black Friday releases. These limited edition masterpieces are available this Black Friday through independent retailers.

To open the most joyous time of the year, EMMET OTTER’S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS makes its world premiere release on vinyl! First debuting on HBO way back in 1977, EMMET OTTER’S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS is a beloved Jim Henson TV special featuring the magnificent music of Paul Williams (“Rainbow Connection” - THE MUPPET MOVIE, "Evergreen" - A STAR IS BORN). This much sought after soundtrack is finally available on vinyl this Friday. More info: https://found.ee/EmmetOtterBFRSD.

POPEYE: THE HARRY NILSSON DEMOS highlights Nilsson's key contributions as a singer and not just a songwriter. So grab your corncob pipe and a can of spinach to enjoy this incredible new collection that includes new artwork and music. More info: https://found.ee/PopeyeDemosBFRSD.

ODESSEY & ORACLE by the Zombies is the first ever picture disc release of Rolling Stone’s #100 album on their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. This English rock band is a four-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finalist and one of the most acclaimed bands of the 1960’s. Find the “Time of the Season” and other groovy tunes on this classic album. More info: https://found.ee/OdesseyBFRSD.

Make sure the little ones are to bed, because it’s about to get frisky. FRITZ THE CAT is the soundtrack to the 1972 X-rated animated film, directed by Ralph Bakshi. There are blues, funk and rock and roll songs including the film's score performed by Ray Shanklin and Ed Bogas. More info: https://found.ee/FritzBFRSD.

These vinyl titles are just the latest from the world’s most renowned soundtrack record label, Varèse Sarabande. Find these and many more limited edition gems at Varèse Sarabande now. [www.varesesarabande.com]

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Back Lot Music: "THE GRINCH" [2018] Music by Danny Elman


The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of aggravation comes during Christmastime when his neighbors in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang. When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter, the disgruntled Grinch realizes there is one way to gain peace and quiet. With help from Max, the green grump hatches a scheme to pose as Santa Claus, steal Christmas and silence the Whos' holiday cheer once and for all.

DANNY ELFMAN: In 1985, Tim Burton and Paul Reubens invited Elfman to write the score for their first feature film, Pee-wee's Big Adventure. Elfman was apprehensive at first, because of his lack of formal training, but with orchestration assistance from Oingo Boingo guitarist and arranger Steve Bartek, he achieved his goal of emulating the mood of such composers as Nino Rota and Bernard Herrmann.[17] In the booklet for the first volume of Music for a Darkened Theatre, Elfman described the first time he heard his music played by a full orchestra as one of the most thrilling experiences of his life. Elfman immediately developed a rapport with Burton[17] and has gone on to score all but three of Burton's major studio releases: Ed Wood, which was under production while Elfman and Burton were having a serious disagreement,[18] Sweeney Todd and, most recently, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Elfman also provided the singing voice for Jack Skellington in Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas and the voices of both Barrel and the "Clown with the Tear-Away Face". In 1990, Elfman composed the iconic orchestra piece, "Ice Dance", for the Tim Burton film Edward Scissorhands. Years later he provided the voice for Bonejangles the skeleton in Corpse Bride and the voices of the Oompa-Loompas in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
 
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Walt Disney Records: "RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET" Music by Henry Jackman


Walt Disney Records releases the soundtrack for the Walt Disney Animation Studios film "Ralph Breaks the Internet." The soundtrack features original songs "A Place Called Slaughter Race" performed in the film by Sarah Silverman and Gal Gadot;  "Zero," written and performed by Imagine Dragons; score by composer Henry Jackman ("Wreck-It Ralph," "Captain America: Civil War," "Big Hero 6"), and "In This Place," a pop version of "A Place Called Slaughter Race," performed by Julia Michaels.  Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, produced by Clark Spencer and featuring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot and Taraji P. Henson, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" hits U.S. theaters on Nov. 21.

The soundtrack and film feature "A Place Called Slaughter Race," featuring Sarah Silverman, voice of Vanellope von Schweetz.   In the vein of classic "I want" songs in the Disney canon such as "Someday My Prince Will Come" and "Part of Your World," the song showcases Vanellope's desire to be part of the world outside Sugar Rush-to grow as a racer and as a person.  The song also features the singing debut of Gal Gadot ("Wonder Woman") as Shank.  The music was composed by Oscar®-winning songwriter/composer Alan Menken ("The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," "Pocahontas" and "Aladdin") and the lyrics were written by Phil Johnston and GRAMMY®-winning producer Tom MacDougall (Frozen; Executive Vice President, Music at Disney).

The multi-platinum, GRAMMY-winning band, Imagine Dragons, wrote and recorded the end-credit song "Zero" for the film, embracing the struggle Ralph has with his evolving friendship with Vanellope. According to Imagine Dragons' lead singer Dan Reynolds, the film's emotional themes are reflected in the song. "It's a pretty timely movie in a lot of ways in that it addresses some of the issues of identity and loneliness unique to this internet generation," says Reynolds. "Ralph's internal struggle for self-acceptance really resonated with us, and this song speaks to that."  "Zero" is also featured on the band's upcoming fourth studio album Origins available November 9.

Composer Henry Jackman, who scored 2012's "Wreck-It Ralph," returns to score the follow-up.  Jackman's mission was to create a score that's reminiscent of the first film, while embracing the new story and the vast, uncharted new world of the internet that Ralph and Vanellope must navigate to retrieve a part to save her game.   Says Jackman, "'Wreck-It Ralph' is one of the best animated films of recent times and I was really proud of the score. What makes this one different? There's a clue in the title, 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'-we've moved from the arcade to the internet. While we can retain some of the original material, there's a new layer we had to create and integrate. There's a distinction between arcade electronica and internet electronica, which sounds more modern."

"There's so many fun things to enjoy," continues Jackman. "But I think the universality comes from the fact that it's an important archetypal friendship story. Hidden behind all of this amazing technology and imagery is something very solid emotionally and narratively."


Filmmakers called on GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Julia Michaels to perform the second end-credit song, "In This Place," a pop version of "A Place Called Slaughter Race."   "I think one of my favorite things about 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' is Vanellope," says Michaels, "because she's just completely misunderstood. I think a lot of people feel that way-misunderstood-and go through life trying to find their power. And when they find it, it's really beautiful."
 
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Silva Screen Records: "DYNASTIES" Music by Benji Merrison and Will Slater


Benji Merrison and Will Slater's contemplative score to BBC Earth's innovative documentary series.

Dynasties will premiere on BBC America on January 19th at 9 p.m. It will be simulcast on the following cable networks: BBC America, AMC, IFC and Sundance. The five part program will follow on from the breathtaking Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II to explore the lives of different tribes from the animal kingdom.

Presented by Sir David Attenborough and produced over a period of 4 years, the big theme of the series is allowing animals space. Throughout the series and in every episode, except the Antarctic, long shots show the encroachment of the human population.

Executive Producer Michael Gunton and Series Producer Rupert Barrington comment - "Dynasties is a new kind of natural history event. Five episodes, five of the most celebrated and endangered animals on the planet. Never before have we presented a landmark series with such powerful storytelling - about families, leaders and heroes. Never before has a landmark offered the viewer the opportunity to follow the lives of animals in such detail, each fighting against overwhelming odds for their own survival and the future of their families. These are some of the most dramatic and intense stories of their kind ever told".

Benji Merrison is an award winning composer providing bespoke music for film and television. His distinctive musical voice is in high demand and he has scored music for hundreds of projects across film, television, installations and events. He has worked with all major UK broadcasters, along with many other networks and brands worldwide.

Will Slater has been composing for television for close to 20 years and his extensive CV includes Planet Earth Live, Africa, Shark and One Strange Rock. [For more information visit http://www.silvascreenusa.com]
 
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Lakeshore Records: "DESTROYER" Music by Theodore Shapiro


Lakeshore Records is pleased to announce the release of DESTROYER – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on pre-order November 9, 2018 and then on full Digital Download and CD release on November 16, 2018. For more information go to: http://smarturl.it/DestroyerSCORE. The album features original music by Composer Theodore Shapiro (A SIMPLE FAVOR, Collateral Beauty). This is the latest collaboration between Shapiro and visionary director Karyn Kusama, in a partnership that began with GIRLFIGHT.

When asked about the music, composer Theodore Shapiro focuses on the person at the heart of the film, “The music for Destroyer comes first and foremost out of the character of Detective Erin Bell, played by the wonderful actor Nicole Kidman.  Guided by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi’s superb script, and through extensive conversations with Karyn Kusama, we as a team began to wrestle with how to give a musical language to this profoundly complicated female protagonist.”  

Shaprio continued about the wonderful and nuanced work and his pride in working on such a layered and well-realized project. “We collaborated with four brilliant musicians to create a sound that is obsessive, animal, fierce, but also tinged with a layer of pain and regret.  I wrote an hour of music before Karyn started shooting the film.  So unlike the more typical sequence, in which the film is shot first and then the composer starts writing, Karyn had a library of original music to help inspire her during production, and then incorporate into the film as she edited.  The result, through her brilliant direction and Nicole Kidman’s stunning performance as Erin Bell, is something of which I’m deeply proud.

ANNAPURNA PICTURES presents DESTROYER on December 25, 2018. Lakeshore Records is pleased to announce the release of DESTROYER – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on pre-order November 9, 2018 and then on full Digital Download and CD release on November 16, 2018. [http://www.lakeshorerecords.com]
 
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Lakeshore Records: "THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE" Music by


Performer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Ethan Gold shares his latest collaboration with independent film director and twin brother Ari Gold, resulting in the soundtrack behind the jazz-inspired drama, “The Song of Sway Lake.” Title tracks from the album feature vocals from American singer John Grant and English indie folk trio The Staves. The original soundtrack is released digitally by Lakeshore Records and is currently available for purchase on major digital platforms. The album is available on CD through Gold’s label Electrik Gold, who will also release a limited 7” vinyl on Record Store Day, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018.

The soundtrack album opens with two versions of the title song: the Lost Record Version sung by Grant and arranged as a late ‘30s intimate crooner track on vinyl, and the Big Band Version sung by The Staves as a late ‘40s pop hit. This is followed by the film’s romantic and ethereal instrumental score, played in sequence. After an intermission of Haitian jazz, listeners are treated to Sketches of Sway — a collection Gold’s otherworldly finales, alternate arrangements, and sound experiments inspired by the themes of the film. The final two tracks return the listener to the title song, with two demo versions sung by Ethan Gold.

A story of the fading of jazz-age American royalty, “The Song of Sway Lake” tells of the last summer of the Sway family on the lake that bears their name. The musically-inspired drama sees Ollie Sway (Rory Culkin) travel with his Russian drifter friend, Nikolai (Robert Sheehan), to the fictional Sway Lake. The film also features Mary Beth Peil as the matriarch, narration by Brian Dennehy, and Elizabeth Peña in her last role prior to her death.

“The two young men in the film, and the grandmother, have all replaced the grief they don’t know how to feel with a burdensome nostalgia,” Ethan describes. “The instrumental score itself is like a higher perspective for the lost characters. It’s the silent water of the lake, the ghosts of the father and grandfather, and the dark energy of the forest.”

“Scent and music are the strongest triggers of human memory,” explains director Ari Gold. “And because you can’t smell a movie, I counted on the gifts of my twin brother Ethan, whose abilities I've called upon in prior films, to weave his brilliant music into this setting, and to catapult the audience through frozen time.”


Ethan Gold first stepped into public consciousness when he produced and arranged Elvis Perkins’ blog-hyped “Ash Wednesday.” In between moonlighting as bass player in his brother’s

celebrity-driven folk party band the Honey Brothers and also in San Francisco literary rock project the Size Queens, Ethan scored his twin’s debut film “Adventures of Power.”

Since then he released his debut art rock album “Songs from A Toxic Apartment”. While completing the score and songs for “The Song of Sway Lake”, Ethan released a pair of idiosyncratic albums in 2018 — “Live Undead Bedroom Closet Covers,” and the naive-electronic “Expanses (Teenage Synthstrumentals),” through Electrik Gold.
 
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MovieScore Media: "In LOVE and WAR" Muisc by Robin Hoffmann


Coinciding with the film’s release in Danish cinemas on November 15, MovieScore Media joins the celebrations about the 100th anniversary of ending World War I with the issuing of Robin Hoffmann’s music for the Danish romantic drama, In Love & War. Co-written and directed by Kaspar Torstig, the film tells the story of a Danish soldier named Esben escaping from the hell of war to return to his beloved wife and son. The home front however had changed and a dapper German officer had gotten close to the girl and the boy - trying to be the best replacement he could be. Based on a true story, the film follows Esben’s journey as the hell of war rips his family apart in more than one way.

“The idea for the music for In Love & War was to follow a quite traditional approach and exclusively use the sound of acoustic instruments. I paired a large symphony orchestra with four solo string players to cover the complete emotional range of the movie between very intimate situations and grand cinematic scenes. In spite of not using any synthesized sounds at all, the unusual ways the players were asked to play their instruments is supposed to occasionally create the illusion of synthetic textures and moving soundscapes. The score weaves around a main theme portraying the bond of the protagonist family. This theme keeps reappearing throughout the score in many different emotional stages to correlate with the quite dramatic shifts of this relationship happening in the movie.“

German composer Robin Hoffmann graduated from the Dresden University of Music with a degree in Composition, Arrangement and Piano. His list of credits as a composer include the British comedy Save Angel Hope starring Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill or more recently, the award-winning short film Hero by Andrew and Nate Garcia. As an orchestrator, he worked on Recycling Lily, also available from MovieScore Media. Besides writing film music Robin is also a sought-after artist in the genre of crossover music making orchestral arrangements for such varied projects as the symphonic concert of the Swiss band Lovebugs or Vladimir Klitschko’s label release event. [http://moviescoremedia.com/]
 
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Sony Music: "CREED II" Music by Ludwig Göransson


Sony Music announces the release of CREED II (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music from three-time Grammy Award nominee Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther, Fruitvale Station, Atlanta).  Göransson makes his return to the Creed franchise for film’s soundtrack, which includes a star-studded lineup of features from A$AP Rocky, Vince Staples and Jacob Banks.

Composer Ludwig Göransson comments: “In Creed II, Creed is now at the peak of his career. He is facing big responsibilities and decisions that will affect not only him but also his family. When I wrote the score for Creed II, I continued on my journey from the first Creed. The themes that were more youthful three years ago now had to mature into a more serious musical language.  It was also a huge honor to write a theme for one of the most popular antagonists in film history, the Drago family.”

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.

ABOUT LUDWIG GÖRANSSON... Ludwig Göransson is a Los Angeles-based Swedish composer, producer and musician.  After earning his breakthrough assignment in 2009 on what would become the long-running sitcom Community, he concurrently worked on New Girl and Happy Endings, among other TV series.  During his time on Community, he also found work on feature films including the comedy We’re the Millers and the biopic Fruitvale Station, both released in 2013.  Demonstrating his hands-on interest in genres beyond his screen work, Göransson collaborated with Community cast member Donald Glover on Glover’s rap releases under the Childish Gambino pseudonym, including 2016’s critically-acclaimed album Awaken, My Love!, which earned the rapper a Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for the album’s hit single “Redbone.”  Göransson also started his own solo project under the name Ludovin, releasing the indie pop EP How to Find a Party in 2013 while finding time to collaborate with other recording artists, including HAIM, Chance the Rapper, Pell and more. Community ended its run in 2015, a year that saw Göransson's scoring work in the critically acclaimed Rocky franchise entry Creed. His third collaboration with director Ryan Coogler and actor Michael B. Jordan was for the score to the blockbuster superhero flick Black Panther, which arrived in 2018 and charted #1 on the Billboard World Music chart.
 
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MVD Entertainment Group: "The Unnamable [1988]"


College students from Miskatonic University who retreat to an early 18th-century mansion for a weekend of lust are stalked by a fatalistic female in this horror film taken from a story by H.P. Lovecraft. The demon delights in tearing the limbs off her human victims to carry out a centuries-old family curse.


-4K Scan with color correction and restoration from the original negative.
-5.1 DTS-HD Surround Sound, 2.0 PCM
-Video Interview with actors Charles Klausmeyer & Mark Kinsey Stephenson
-Video Interview with actor Eben Ham
-Video Interview with actress Laura Albert
-Video Interview with Mark Parra
-Video Interviews with R. Christopher Biggs special makeup effects artist & make up artist Camille Calvet
-Audio Commentary with Charles Klausmeyer, Mark Stephenson, Laura Albert, Eben Ham, Camille Calvet, R. Christopher Biggs
-Photo Gallery
-Trailers

-FIRST TIME EVER Special Collector’s Edition!
-One of the most requested horror titles on Blu-ray finally makes its debut in HD!
-Never before seen new 4K restoration
-Full uncut version!
-1st 2000 orders receive a limited edition slip sleeve!
-From legendary horror author H.P. Lovecraft, responsible for such classics as Re-Animator, From Beyond, Dagon, Bleeders, The Dunwich Horror and many more!
 
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Intrada: "THE LEGEND OF THE LONE RANGER" Music by John Barry


For this 1981 ITV retelling of the legend of the Lone Ranger, composer John Barry was brought in to provide the musical world of one of the most famous characters from the Old West.  Having only scored two prior westerns (Monte Walsh and White Buffalo), Barry nonetheless loved all things American and embraced its 19th-century history and expansion into the west, as is evidenced by this spirited score. His main theme (turned into the vocal "The Man in The Mask" sung by none other than Merle Haggard) served as the heroic statement for the Lone Ranger. To top it off, Barry invited Paul Jones to play harmonica in the score, adding just that much more traditional western color. The result is a soaring, if not nostalgic, score.

Intrada's release features the original program as released by MCA back at the time of the film's release. All attempts to recover the original and complete session masters met with disappointment, as no archive seemed to contain them.  Not only that, but the original LP master was also missing. As such, nothing existed to support any further release of the score.  However, with the help of modern technology and very clean and dynamic pressings of the original LP, Intrada was able to bring about CD quality reproduction of the LP program so you can enjoy another Barry gem rescued from oblivion.

This version of the Lone Ranger would combine a revised origin story with high-stakes adventure. In 1854 Texas, young John Reid sees his parents murdered and is adopted by a Native American tribe, learning their ways and becoming fast friends with a boy named Tonto. Eventually retrieved by his older brother, a Texas Ranger, he is sent back east for education and, years later, returns to Texas to practice law. That career is cut short when he and a group of Rangers are ambushed by the Cavendish gang and left for dead. The grown-up Tonto discovers John Reid, barely alive, and nurses him back to health. Vowing to avenge the others, he dons a mask, finds a noble steed, and takes on Cavendish—whose plot to take over Texas involves kidnapping President Ulysses S. Grant.

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Intrada: "REMOTE" Music by Richard Band


For the second Moonbeam production, 1993's Remote, composer Richard Band blended his new style of orchestra and electronics to create a whimsical, light-hearted adventure score. The main title was animated to Band's music, setting the tone for the score to follow.  It combines a bright, propulsive sense of adventure with strings conveying child-like innocence while crisp brass counterpoints with rambunctious comedy.  Band invests Remote with a near-constant sense of motion, especially given the comic stalking of its playthings. In a way, it’s a PG-subversion of the composer’s Puppet Master soundtracks  As Band notes further about his style on these films:

The model I had created in scoring Prehysteria! most assuredly continued with Remote...it was around this time that music budgets were being significantly cut, but as in Prehysteria! I still managed to get just enough money to afford a respectable violin section as well as a small brass section and a woodwind or two. This method of combining real players with sampled instruments was becoming a necessity and one of my signatures as well.

Taking a page from Home Alone, here, the nerdy, precocious kid who’s home alone runs away to a model-home residence to escape the wrath of his mom, who’s none too pleased to hear he’s been expelled because of his gadgets’ classroom antics. From the viewpoint of his attic hiding place, Randy watches a trio of bumbling crooks use the seemingly empty place as a hideout. Soon enough, their noggins and limbs are getting rent asunder as Randy unleashes his mechanical friends on these three stooges, with planes, cars and a yodeling mountain climber serving up a rude eviction notice through a series of comically painful pratfalls.[http://store.intrada.com/]

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Sony Classical: "GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB" Music by Roque Baños


Sony Classical proudly announces the release of THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring original music by Award- Winning composer Roque Baños. The soundtrack is available now digitally and on CD November 21, 2018.

Lisbeth Salander, the cult figure and title character of the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson, will return to the screen in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a first-time adaptation of the recent global bestseller.

A Golden Globe winner and the star of The Crown, Claire Foy is taking over the role of outcast vigilante defender from Rooney Mara, with Sverrir Gudnason as a journalist and a lover/partner to Salander.  Fede Alvarez, Jay Basu and Steven Knight known for Peaky Blinders screenwriting are responsible for adaptation of the book series, under the direction of Fede Alvarez, the director of 2016’s breakout thriller Don’t Breathe.
 
Roque Baños was born in Jumilla (Murcia) in 1968. He began his musical education at the age of 9, in the "Conservatorio Superior de Música de Murcia" where he finished elementary level, specializing in saxophone, obtaining Honors in both Music Theory and Saxophone. In 1986, he moved to Madrid, where he completed studies in Saxophone, Piano, Music Theory, Composition and Conducting at the “Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid” with honors and several merits mentions. In 1993, Baños received a grant from the Ministry of Culture in Spain to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he graduated "Summa Cum Laude" in the fields of Film Scoring and Performance.  In 1995, he received the "Robert Share Award" for demonstrating the highest musical-dramatic level in the area of film music composition and an "Achievement Award" for his outstanding performance abilities.

During his years of study, Roque had a prolific career as a composer and player. He composed several orchestral and band pieces and received many awards. In 1987, he earned a position as an officer musician in the Spanish Army, where he continued with an intense compositional period writing concert music for Marching Band and Chamber ensembles. Baños also developed a career as a Classical Saxophonist, premiering works by Spanish and foreign composers as well as his own, in the most prestigious concert halls in Spain. His path, however, was always directed towards composition and conducting, finding in these fields his principal occupation. He has premiered and directed his own scores at the National Auditorium in Madrid, the Reina Sofia Auditorium, the Cultural Circle of Fine Arts Hall, and several Music Halls in Spain and abroad.

In 1997, he was committed to do his first Film Score "Back Roads" directed by Emilio Martinez Lazaro, one of the most acclaimed director in Spain. After this success, he has worked with many of the Spanish most renowned directors, such as Alex de la Iglesia, Daniel Monzon, Carlos Saura, Santiago Segura to name a few, and he has earned international recognition working with acclaimed directors such as Terry Gilliam, Ron Howard, Kevin Reynolds, Spike Lee, Jonathan Glazor, Brad Anderson amongst others. A special mention to his first US production "Evil Dead" directed by Fede Alvarez, with whom he has a close personal and professional relationship, has opened a door to the American Market, without disappearing from his origins in the Spanish Film Industry, where he keeps an intense work.

His latest works are “Don’t breathe” directed by Fede Álvarez, “The Commuter” by Jaume Collet Serra, “Miracle Season” by Sean McNamara, “Yucatan” by Daniel Monzón, “Sin Rodeos” by Santiago Segura, “Miamor perdido” by Emilio Martínez-Lázaro, will be released throughout 2018, and “The man who killed Don Quixote” directed by Terry Gilliam, premiered the closing-night of Cannes.

 
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Sony Music/Masterworks: "THE LAST KINGDOM" Music by John Lunn and Eivør


Sony Music today announces the November 9th release of THE LAST KINGDOM (Original Television Soundtrack) with music by Emmy-winning composer JOHN LUNN and vocals by Faroese recording artist EIVØR.  The third season of The Last Kingdom will premiere November 19 on Netflix. Produced by Carnival Films, the award winning producers of Downton Abbey, The Last Kingdom is based on The Saxon Stories by historical novelist Bernard Cornwell and adapted for television by award-winning screenwriter Stephen Butchard.

Uhtred, born the son of a Saxon nobleman, is captured by the invading Danes and raised as one of their own. Forced to choose between the country of his birth and the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are ever tested. What is he – Saxon or Dane? On a quest to reclaim his birthright, Uhtred must tread a dangerous path between both sides if he is to play his part in the birth of a new nation and, ultimately, recapture his ancestral lands.

JOHN LUNN is the award winning composer of countless celebrated British TV dramas, including Downton Abbey, The White Queen, Bleak House and Shetland. After the worldwide success of Downton Abbey, John was eager to tackle something entirely different, and The Last Kingdom provided the perfect opportunity. Set in 9th century England, the show explores the battles and power struggles that waged between the Danes and Saxons; resulting in a conflict that would eventually shape England into what it is now. From the outset, the show’s producers were keen to avoid an orchestral, Hollywood-esque score, and so they worked alongside John to develop a more experimental and dynamic approach to the music. Initially, the score involved an armory of analogue synths, sequences and heavily distorted double bass, and it worked well… but there was something missing, something unique that would become the very essence and signature of the series. John found it in the amazing vocal and songwriting talent of Eivør.

EIVØR was born in the Faroe Islands. Her background and experience of performing across the Nordic and Scandinavian territories have shaped her unique and powerful musical talent. After John saw a video on YouTube of Eivør performing her signature recording “Trøllabundin,” which encompasses her incredible vocal range, throat singing and Nordic drum playing, he immediately realized how Eivør could be the integral part of The Last Kingdom’s sound. After an initial recording session in London, it became clear to the producers that what John and Eivør were creating was perfect for the series. Working as a team, John and Eivør have composed the score for all three seasons of the show so far, and their latest project harnesses the phenomenal sounds and mood of The Last Kingdom into one incredible album.

As John and Eivør produced the music for each season of the show, they were both aware that the material being composed had much more to say, and could be taken to places beyond the TV screen. So, when Carnival Films proposed releasing the soundtrack, John and Eivør decided to create almost entirely new tracks. Fans of the show will no doubt recognize the main themes, but the album also contains material that has never before been heard in any of the three seasons.

“Working together again with this approach has been a wonderful and creative experience, and we feel that our understanding of each other as writers and artists has grown further,” says John Lunn and Eivør. “It’s been a great honour and pleasure making this record, and we hope we’ve given you, the listener, something you can enjoy in its own right, while remaining true to the spirit of The Last Kingdom.”
 
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Milan Records: "Bad Times at the El Royale" [Score] Music by Michael Giacchino


The El Royale is run-down hotel that sits on the border between California and Nevada. It soon becomes a seedy battleground when seven strangers -- a cleric, a soul singer, a traveling salesman, two sisters, the manager and the mysterious Billy Lee -- converge on a fateful night for one last shot at redemption before everything goes wrong.

Michael Giacchino... is an American composer of music for films, television and video games. He composed the scores to the television series Lost, Alias and Fringe, the video game series Medal of Honor and Call of Duty and many films such as The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible III, Ratatouille, Star Trek, Up, Super 8, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Star Trek Into Darkness, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Jurassic World, Inside Out, Zootopia, Star Trek Beyond, Doctor Strange, Rogue One, Spider-Man: Homecoming, War for the Planet of the Apes, Coco, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Incredibles 2.

Giacchino has received an Emmy Award and multiple Grammy Awards, as well as a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for his work on Up.
 
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Milan Records: "SHADOW" Music by Zai Lao


Shadow is an Chinese historical film directed by Zhang Yimou. It was screened at the 75th Venice International Film Festival and the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.
 
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Milan Records: "Malicious" Music by Jeff Cardoni


A young college professor and his pregnant wife unwittingly release a malevolent entity with murderous intentions.

Jeff Cardoni’s talents range from intimate independent fare to full orchestral majesty. With over 40 feature film scores and several network series to his credit, one can hear his work worldwide every day. His unique ability to cross genres has made him a powerful player in the film composing industry.

Jeff originally studied classical piano, while playing percussion in school orchestra. But it would be rock and roll that would lead him to Los Angeles. After a brief stint as lead guitarist for the Warner Bros. band "Alien Crime Syndicate", Jeff left to pursue film scoring full time. He worked under several Hollywood composers including John Murphy (Snatch, 28 Days Later) while studying conducting and orchestration at UCLA. He has received several ASCAP Film and Television Awards for his work on the worldwide hit CSI:Miami and was nominated for an Ariel Award for his score to the feature 7 Dias.

His body of work ranges from studio features such as Fox’s Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates , Step Up: All In, Just Friends, Open Season 3, Firehouse Dog and Miss March, independent films such as The Confirmation from Oscar nominated Bob Nelson (Nebraska) and The Vicious Kind (Sundance Premiere), to television scores such the hit Mike Judge comedy Silicon Valley for HBO, CBS drama The Defenders with James Belushi, The Lottery, and the worldwide Jerry Bruckheimer produced hit CSI:Miami.
 
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