Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "I, TONYA" BLU-RAY/DVD


Nominated for three Academy Awards® (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Film Editing), I, Tonya is a darkly funny and entertaining examination of Tonya Harding, the most controversial figure in the history of figure skating, and the headline-grabbing scandal that mesmerized a nation. I, Tonya is available on Digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on March 2, 2018 and on Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on March 13, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Packed with more than 40 minutes of exclusive bonus content, the Digital, Blu-rayTM, and DVD showcase deleted scenes and in-depth featurettes taking viewers behind the scenes of the film and its captivating story.

Spanning from Harding’s earliest days at the ice rink to the notorious “incident”, critics call I, Tonya “a hilariously tragic story of success so entertaining you can’t look away” (Eric Kohn, Indiewire). Presenting multiple, and at times contradictory, perspectives of the events, the film explores the ways public opinion can be permanently shaped by news agendas and tabloid culture. But beyond the headlines, I, Tonya tells a complex story of resilience and perseverance, as a rebellious working-class girl pursues her dream competing in a “ladylike” sport, only to be caught up in controversy and criminal circumstances created by her involvement with those closest to her.


Based on the incredible true events, I, Tonya is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with the infamous attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan.

Featuring Oscar-nominated performances by actress/producer Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad) as the fiery Tonya Harding, and Allison Janney (Girl on a Train) as her acid-tongued mother (2018 Golden Globe® Award-winner), I, Tonya also stars Sebastian Stan (Captain America franchise) as Tonya’s impetuous ex-husband, Bobby Cannavale (“Boardwalk Empire”) and Julianna Nicholson (August: Osage County), and is directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) from an original screenplay by Steven Rogers (P.S. I Love You).  The film offers an often absurd, at times irreverent, and always piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked––and checkered––glory. 

Well, received... enjoy this look at this film, that rocked the skating world... forever!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "CHOKESLAM" DVD


Chokeslam features an all-star cast that includes Chris Marquette (Fanboys, The Girls Next Door), Amada Crew (HBO's Silicon Valley, The Age of Adaline), Michael Eklind (Watchmen), Niall Matter (The Predator) and WWE Superstar Mick Foley (Beyond the Mat). The film is a product of Executive Producers Trevor Wilson (Forsaken) and Mark Gringras (Jigsaw Colossal).

Chokeslam was an official selection of the World Film Festival - San Francisco and the Calgary International Film Festival. It's recommended for fans of other wrestling comedies like Ready To Rumble, Nacho Libre, Body Slam and the hit Netflix series GLOW.

Corey (Chris Marquette), still lives in his mom's basement with same job slicing meat in a tiny deli for over a decade, a sad and lonely figure. His life shut down after hastily proposing marriage to his best friend Sheena (Amanda Crew) in front of their entire high school only to have her turn him down.

A humiliated Corey wanted Sheena to stay in their small town but she was going onto much bigger things. Ten years later, Sheena, now a world-renowned professional wrestler, famous for her legendary temper in and out of the ring, has come back home for her and Corey's high school reunion and Corey cannot help himself, immediately falling for Sheena all over again. But professional wrestling has not been kind to Sheena. She's changed. She's hostile and burnt-out from years on the road and has announced her retirement.


To win back over her heart, Corey plans a retirement benefit match for Sheena but what Corey never envisioned is that the match lures talent scouts to watch her wrestle and the scouts are so impressed that they are going to fly in the big boss to see Sheena wrestle. If he's as dazzled as they are, he'll offer Sheena an exclusive five-year wrestling contract, only it is to wrestle in Japan. Corey feels like he's been scissor-kicked in the stomach. The very event intended to rekindle Sheena's love for wrestling, and hopefully her love of him, now threatens to take her away from him forever...Love is hard to pin down.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "KICKBOXER: RETALIATION" BLU-RAY/DVD


Alain Moussi (Kill Order) returns to the role of “Kurt Sloane” in the action-packed sequel to Kickboxer: Vengeance when KICKBOXER: RETALIATION slam-bangs its way onto on digital, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD March 13 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Directed and co-written by Dimitri Logothetis (Wings of the Dragon), the film also stars Sara Malakul Lane (King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table), legendary fighter Mike Tyson (IP Man 3), Jessica Jann (Easy A), Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (“Game of Thrones”), Steven Swadling (Kickboxer: Vengeance), Sam Medina (Olympus Has Fallen), and Miles Strommen (Wilson), with Christopher Lambert (Highlander franchise) and legendary martial arts star Jean-Claude Van Damme (“Jean-Claude Van Johnson”). When MMA fighter Kurt Sloane (Moussi) is forced into an underground death match with a 400lb drug-enhanced killer, he seeks help from the legendary Master Durand (Van Damme) and prison fighter Briggs (Mike Tyson) to survive the fight.  Bonus material includes a “Meet the Fighters” featurette.


One year after finding vengeance for his murdered brother, MMA champion Kurt Sloane finds himself back in Thailand – kidnapped and imprisoned there by a powerful gangster (Christopher Lambert). His only shot at freedom is to win an underground death match against a 400lb killer enhanced with state-of the-art drugs (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson). To make it out alive, he seeks training unlike anything he’s ever endured, with the help of the legendary Master Durand (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and fellow prisoner Briggs (Mike Tyson).
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Wellgo USA Entertainment: "ICHI THE KILLER"


Takashi Miike’s ICHI THE KILLER has endured as one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking of the last two decades, and now it returns in a stunning all-new digitally restored special edition debuting on Blu-ray™ March 20 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Based on Hideo Yamamoto’s manga series of the same name, the controversial and graphic tale of feuding yakuza gangs is seen primarily through the actions of a scarred and psychologically damaged man, who is manipulated into killing rival faction members. Digitally remastered in 4k and approved by director Takashi Miike (13 Assassins), ICHI THE KILLER stars Tadanobu Asano, Nao Omori, Shinya Tsukamoto, Alien Sun and SABU. Bonus content includes Audio Commentary with Director Takashi Miike & Manga Artist/Writer Hideo Yamamoto and a still gallery.


ICHI THE KILLER will also be on big screens in select cities across the country. Visit http://wellgousa.com/theatrical/ichi-the-killer for the nearest theater and ticket information.

Takashi Miike’s ICHI THE KILLER has endured as one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking of the last two decades, and now it returns in a stunning all-new digitally restored special edition approved by Miike himself. This visceral, bloody, and often hilarious film follows Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), a notoriously sadistic yakuza enforcer whose search for his boss’ killer brings him into the orbit of a demented costumed assassin known as Ichi (Nao Ohmori).
 
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MVD Entertainment Group: "BASKET CASE" [Limited Edition Blu-ray]


The feature debut of director Frank Henenlotter (Brain Damage, Frankenhooker), 1982's Basket Case is perhaps his most revered - a riotous and blood-spattered midnight movie experience, now immortalized in a lavish new 4K restoration by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Duane Bradley is a pretty ordinary guy. His formerly conjoined twin Belial, on the other hand, is a deformed, fleshy lump whom he carries around in a wicker basket. Arriving in the Big Apple and taking up a room at the seedy Hotel Broslin, the pair set about hunting down and butchering the surgeons responsible for their separation. But tensions flare up when Duane starts spending time with a pretty blonde secretary, and Belial's homicidal tendencies reach bloody new extremes.

Filmed on a shoestring budget against the backdrop of 1980s New York (where the movie would become a staple of the infamous 42nd Street grindhouse circuit), Basket Case has clawed its way from its humble origins to become one of the most celebrated cult movies of all time.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "Scalpel" Blu-ray and DVD


He lost the face of the woman he loved... So he gave it to someone else.... US television staple Robert Lansing (Star Trek, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Twilight Zone) stars as a deranged surgeon in this twisty-turny psychological thriller from Blood Rage director John Grissmer.

In Scalpel, Lansing plays Dr. Phillip Reynolds, a man whose daughter Heather (Judith Chapman, As the World Turns, General Hospital) has run away from home a year prior following the suspicious death of her boyfriend. When he happens across a young woman one night, her face beaten beyond recognition, the unhinged Reynolds sees his an opportunity to put his trusty scalpel to use - hatching a plan to "reconstruct" her face in the image of his missing daughter, and so claim her sizeable inheritance.

Photographed by celebrated cinematographer Edward Lachman, who would go on to serve as DP on the likes of Erin Brockovich and The Virgin Suicides, Scalpel is an exemplary slice of Southern-fried gothic, filled finally rescued from VHS obscurity in this revelatory new Blu-ray edition from Arrow Video.
 
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MVD Entertainment Group: "Robert Altman's Images"


The early seventies were a period of remarkable activity for Robert Altman, producing masterpiece after masterpiece. At the time he came to make Images, MASH and McCabe & Mrs. Miller were behind him, with The Long Goodbye, California Split and Nashville still to come. Originally conceived in the mid-sixties, Images concerns a pregnant children's author (Susannah York, who won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival) whose husband (Rene Auberjonois) may or may not be having an affair. 

While on vacation in Ireland, her mental state becomes increasingly unstable resulting in paranoia, hallucinations and visions of a doppelgänger. Scored by an Oscar-nominated John Williams, with "sounds" by Stomu Yamash'ta (The Man Who Fell to Earth), Images also boasts the remarkable cinematography of Vilmos Zsigmond (Close Encounters of the Third Kind).
 
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MVD Entertainment Group: "A Pistol For Ringo & The Return Of Ringo: Two Films By Duccio Tessari"


The original Ringo films introduced another iconic hero to the spaghetti western; a clean-cut sharp shooter who was markedly different to Clint Eastwood's Man With No Name. In A Pistol For Ringo, the eponymous hero, played by Giuliano Gemma (Day of Anger, Tenebrae), infiltrates a ranch of Mexican bandits to save a beautiful hostage (Nieves Navarro, Death Walks in High Heels). In The Return Of Ringo, the gunslinger, now a veteran of war, disguises himself as a Mexican in order to take revenge on outlaws who have stolen his property and taken his wife. 

Hugely successful upon their original release, thanks in part to the skilled direction of Duccio Tessari (The Bloodstained Butterfly, Death Occurred Last Night), the Ringo films proved influential on the Italian western, spawning numerous unofficial sequels, due to their gripping set-pieces and unforgettable musical scoring by Ennio Morricone. Arrow Video is proud to present both films in sumptuous new restorations that truly brings their stylish cinematography to life.
 
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Cheezy Flicks and NEW DVD's for you to LOVE!

The Snake Woman. A fun mix of mad doctor and monster who kills.

In 1890 England a crazed doctor, in order to cure his wife's sick mind, injects her with snake venom. She later gives birth to a beautiful daughter the villagers begin to call The Devil's Baby. They soon terrorize and burn the family's house down. Years later a Scotland Yard detective is sent to the village to investigate a rash of deaths that are caused by snakebite.... large snake bites!

For the Title. Everyone loves a good comedy about ultimate frisbee, right?

Two Ultimate Frisbee teams are on a collision course to face one another in the championship game. The Wolverines, captained by a real-estate agent with a passion for the sport, is comprised of a computer “enthusiast” who lives with his parents, a burned out rock-and-roller, and a spelling bee champ. Playing for the Venus Flytraps are Kelsey, their demanding leader, a good ole’ boy from Louisiana and a math teacher with a family history in the sport. This screwball mockumentary takes an upside down look at the wacky world of the ultimate sport-- Ultimate Frisbee.

Through the Lens is an indy film about big brother policing the internet.

The near future: The UK has become a satellite state of the United States. Public service privatization and economic events have spurred years of strikes and riots. In response, the government has restricted Internet and social media sites. A private contractor, The Internet Protection Agency (IPA), has been put in charge of policing the restricted Internet, arresting computer fugitives, and taking charge of advanced public surveillance.

When Anthony’s parents disappear, he beings to search for them, leading him to discover that his parents were part of a movement trying to stop the IPA. Now Anthony is on a hunt to find his missing parents and expose the IPA’s illegal and brutal methods. But, the IPA will stop at nothing to prevent proof from getting out into the world.

Good People. Most of these people do not sound at all like good people, but I'm sure you already guessed that.

Following the death of her husband in a car accident that left her injured, Misty Reynolds struggles to recover both physically and mentally, often using the bottle as a crutch. She grows close to Deven, who works at the local church. But just as soon as her life begins to come back together, those around her are mysteriously murdered. 
 
 
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WaterTower Music: "GAME NIGHT" Music by Cliff Martinez


WaterTower Music will release the GAME NIGHT – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD...NOW. The album features original music by acclaimed musician and composer Cliff Martinez (The Foreigner, Drive).

“This score may have been the biggest musical challenge of my career,” said Martinez. “When it comes to comedy, I doubt I’m at the top of most directors’ short list. I’m the guy you call when the film’s characters are doing drugs, getting shot, stabbed, beaten or blown up –unless of course, those things are supposed to be funny.”

In this case, they certainly are. GAME NIGHT is a comedy that takes a fresh and unexpected approach, so Martinez was an inspired choice – with a composing career boasting films that are often dark, psychological stories, and longstanding relationships with Steven Soderbergh and Nicolas Winding Refn on films and TV series such as The Knick, Drive, The Neon Demon, and Solaris. 

“The first thing that the directors said to me was, ‘Don’t try to be funny. That’s our job. Just be yourself,’” Martinez joked.

Perhaps it is because of his time in the punk scene as a drummer for bands including the Weirdos, Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Dickies that Cliff Martinez’s approach to scoring is nontraditional.  His scores tend towards the stark and sparse, utilizing a modern tonal palette to paint the backdrop for films that are often dark, psychological stories like Pump Up the Volume (1990), The Limey (2009) Wonderland (2003), Wicker Park (2004), and Drive (2011).  Martinez was nominated for a Grammy Award for Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic, a Cesar Award for Xavier Giannoli’s A L’origine, and a Broadcast Film Critics Award for Drive).  His score for The Neon Demon was awarded Best Soundtrack at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival.

Still the drummer at heart, Martinez’s use of audio manipulations, particularly for percussive sounds, has been evolving through the years and is evident by the hammered dulcimer of Kafka (1991), the gray-areas between sound design and score for Traffic (2000), the steel drums and textures of Solaris (2002), what Martinez called “rhythmi-tizing pitched, ambient textures” of Narc (2002), and “using percussion performances to trigger and shape the rhythmic and tonal characteristics of those ambient textures,” as he described his score for 2011’s The Lincoln Lawyer.  Martinez’s longstanding relationship with director Steven Soderbergh began with 1989’s sex, lies, and videotape and has produced ten theatrical film releases, including Kafka, The Limey, Traffic, Solaris, and Contagion, and the critically acclaimed TV series The Knick.   

Martinez’s films also include Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon and Only God Forgives, Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep, Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers (co-composed with Skrillex), and Martin Campbell’s The Foreigner.  His upcoming projects include Too Old To Die Young – Refn’s new series for Amazon.


Cliff Martinez was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012 with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  He earned the prestigious Richard Kirk Lifetime Achievement award from BMI in 2013.

WaterTower Music presents The GAME NIGHT – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, available NOW.

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Void Recordings: "THE WORTHY" Music by Joseph Bishara


The Worthy – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on February 23, 2018. The album features original music by composer Joseph Bishara (Insidious 1-4, The Conjuring 1&2).

The post-apocalyptic thriller The Worthy was one of the largest Arabic genre film productions in the Middle East, served by an evocative score combining electronic elements with organic grit and a percussive push. The devastation on display is also reflected in emotionally wrenching string writing, channeling loss and hope along with the sense of doom in this dark vision of one possible future.

“Going into this it was clear that Ali (Mostafa, director) didn’t want a necessarily Middle Eastern sound though the film is of the region,” said Bishara. “He described it as taking place in a world after extremism, a relatable and possibly devastating scenario.” 

For a movie that offers a dark future, composer Joseph Bishara seemed a perfect choice.  Bishara is composer and music producer who tends towards a darker flavor; the highest grossing horror composer of the last decade with films surpassing the billion-dollar box office mark.   

“Thematically the film deals with personalities that emerge through orchestrated chaos, and how various types handle danger and adversity,” Bishara explained. “There is a clear path for the hero to rise out of the situation, and his musical journey was worked backwards starting with the final scene, then deconstructing into the earlier setup.”

Beginning his career as guitarist and keyboardist for the L.A. industrial metal band Drown, Joseph Bishara segued to soundtrack work on Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Heavy Metal 2000, and John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars.  Since that time, he has scored films including The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, Annabelle, The Other Side of the Door, The Worthy and many others, often appearing onscreen as creature performers in these films.

Perhaps best known for his work on the horror franchise Insidious, Bishara earned the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Score on the film.  He has since composed the music for its sequels Insidious Chapter 2, Insidious Chapter 3 and Insidious: The Last Key.  His upcoming projects also include writing the music for the film The Children and “production work on a Tech N9ne collaboration titled “Brightfall", due to be released in March off the album “Planet".
 
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Lakeshore Records: "Annihilation" Music by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow


Lakeshore Records and Invada Records will co-release Annihilation—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, featuring a score by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow, worldwide.  The composing partners have once again joined forces with writer and director Alex Garland (28 Days Later), for the filmmaker’s upcoming film from Paramount Pictures and Skydance, starring Natalie Portman and produced by Scott Rudin, Andrew MacDonald, Allon Reich, and Eli Bush.  

Their score for Garland’s Oscar nominated Ex Machina gained two World Soundtrack Awards nominations and was the 2016 Ivor Novello Award Winner for Best Original Score.  The soundtrack will be released digitally in North America by Lakeshore Records and in the UK/Europe by Invada Records February 23 with CD and vinyl editions forthcoming. Paramount Pictures will release the film in U.S. on February 23 and on Netflix outside the U.S. from March 12.
 
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Sony Classical: "MOZART" Season 4 - MUSIC


Sony Classical proudly announces the release of the Mozart in the Jungle Season 4 Soundtrack from the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning hit series, available to stream and purchase on Amazon Music starting February 16, 2018. The fourth season is also available to stream on Amazon Prime Video on the same date.

Based on the critically acclaimed memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music by Blair Tindall, the Amazon Original Mozart in the Jungle draws back the curtain at the New York Symphony, where artistic dedication and creativity collide with romance and relationships.

Starring Gael García Bernal (Neruda) and Lola Kirke (Gemini), Mozart in the Jungle continues the story of the talented musicians who perform and live with passion under the baton of its spirited conductor, Rodrigo. Along with Bernal and Kirke, Mozart in the Jungle also stars Saffron Burrows (Night of the Lotus), Malcolm McDowell (American Satan), Bernadette Peters (Smash), and Hannah Dunne (Caring). Season four includes guest stars Debra Monk, Masi Oka, Michael Emerson, and John Cameron Mitchell. 

The series is executive produced by Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom), Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited), Paul Weitz (About a Boy), Will Graham (Alpha House), and Caroline Baron (Capote).

In the upcoming season, new melodies arise as Rodrigo and Hailey take their relationship public. Hailey struggles to prove herself as a conductor, while Rodrigo fights to keep his inspiration alive. Thomas joins a start-up orchestra in Brooklyn that challenges Gloria.

The fourth season features works by Emmy®-nominated composer and music producer David Majzlin, Nico Muhly, GRAMMY award and four-time Emmy-award winner Laura Karpman, as well as original works by composer and conductor Caroline Shaw, the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for music who also makes a cameo this season, among others.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Classical: "DEATH WISH" Music by Ludwig Göransson


Sony Classical proudly announces the release of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures’ (MGM) DEATH WISH (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with an original score by composer Ludwig Göransson. The soundtrack is available February 23rd, 2018. The movie will be released on March 2nd.

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures presents director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the 1974 revenge thriller Death Wish. Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city’s violence as it’s rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts for his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly avenger is a guardian angel…or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in the intense action-thriller Death Wish. 
 
Ludwig Göransson is today’s new form of producer/composer. The Swedish composer has scored numerous acclaimed projects, including films like the newly released Black Panther, Fruitvale Station, Creed, and U.S. TV sitcoms such as Community, Happy Endings, and New Girl.  He is the producer/collaborator with Donald Glover on the Childish Gambino albums Camp, Because the Internet, and the critically-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated "Awaken, My Love!", and has produced for artists such as Chance The Rapper, Haim, and more.
 
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Varèse Sarabande: "NOSTALGIA" Music by Laurent Eyquem


Varèse Sarabande will release the Nostalgia – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on February 23 and on CD March 23, 2018. The album features original music composed by Laurent Eyquem (MOMENTUM, WINNIE MANDELA).

“[Director] Mark Pellington is one of the most respected Music Video Directors in the world,” said Eyquem.  “He has an amazing sense of music and when we met, he already knew what he wanted and did not want. He wanted to have the score based on piano and strings. And he wanted to keep the sound as organic as possible: he wanted to be able to hear the piano's pedal, any click from the bows of the strings, any imperfection that usually we do not keep at the mix. Those imperfections were kept to help the audience to feel as if they are witnessing ''live'' a moment in someone's life, and, to remind us, that life is not perfect.”

A mosaic of stories about love and loss, Nostalgia explores our relationships to the objects, artifacts, and memories that shape our lives.

For Eyquem, who himself has had to overcome many personal tragedies, this score was very personal.  “When we finished watching the film for the first time, Mark grabbed my arm, looked at me, and asked me quietly to go inside my heart, to go back to those excruciating moments when I lost my younger sister and my Dad, those moments where I had to decide what to keep from them and what to let go.”

He was able to channel these emotions and get to the core of the stories within NOSTALGIA.  “My main challenge, cue after cue, was to keep the emotion real, not exaggerated; authentic, organic and simple, in order to help the audience to be a witness through the music,” Eyquem explained.  “Avoiding over-scoring, over-feeling was constantly on my mind. When you have raw emotions like those on screen, with a pristine and majestic acting from masters like Ellen Burstyn, Catherine Keener, Jon Hamm, Bruce Keener...the score could easily become very ‘cheesy’ and could destroy the emotions by overplaying them. The challenge was double, because Mark gave me all the freedom to use melodies and not a 'background' atonal score.”

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "A FANTASTIC WOMAN" Music by Matthew Herbert


A FANTASTIC WOMAN is the story of Marina, a waitress and singer, and Orlando, an older man, who are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight again to show them who she is: complex, strong, forthright, fantastic.  

Matthew Herbert is a prolific and accomplished musician, artist, producer and writer whose range of innovative works extends from numerous albums (including the much-celebrated Bodily Functions) to Ivor Novello nominated film scores (Life in a Day) as well as music for the theatre, Broadway, TV, games and radio. He has performed solo, as a DJ and with various musicians including his own 18 piece big band all round the world from the Sydney opera house, to the Hollywood Bowl and created installations, plays and opera.

He has remixed iconic artists including Quincy Jones, Serge Gainsbourg, and Ennio Morricone and worked closely over a number of years with musical acts as diverse as Bjork and Dizzee Rascal.  He has been sampled by J Dilla for Slum Village and another of his pieces (Cafe de Flore) inspired a movie by Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club). He has produced other artists such as Roisin Murphy, The Invisible, Micachu and Merz and released some of these works alongside others on his own label – Accidental Records. He also set up NX records with Goldsmiths University to support the release of music from alumni and others. Notable collaborators have included chef Heston Blumenthal, playwrights Caryl Churchill and Duncan Macmillan, theatre director Lyndsey Turner, musician Arto Lindsay and writer Will Self but he is most known for working with sound, turning ordinary or so-called found sound in to electronic music. His most celebrated work ONE PIG followed the life of a pig from birth to plate and beyond. He is relaunching an online Museum of Sound and is the creative director of the new Radiophonic Workshop for the BBC. His debut play The Hush was performed at the National Theatre, his debut opera The Crackle at the Royal Opera House and he continues to work on projects for the screen as well as the stage. He is currently finishing his debut book called The Music for the publisher Unbound. -https://matthewherbert.com/
 
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Milan Records: "The Exorcist" (The Fox Original Series Soundtrack) Music by Tyler Bates


Opening an entirely new chapter in the iconic franchise, Season Two of THE EXORCIST premieres Friday, September 29 (9:00 - 10:00 PM PT/ET), where FATHER TOMAS ORTEGA (Alfonso Herrera) and a newly collarless MARCUS KEANE (Ben Daniels) out of Chicago and on the road, searching out evil. Across the Atlantic, FATHER BENNETT (Kurt Egyiawan) attempts to weed out those within the Vatican who have turned against God. Ultimately, Tomas and Marcus are led to ANDREW KIM (John Cho), a former child psychologist who runs a group home for five at-risk foster children on a secluded private island off the coast of Seattle. When one of the children under Andrew’s care is targeted by a powerful force, the two priests head west, setting themselves on a collision course with Hell.  

Best known for his post-millennial science fiction and horror film work, Tyler Bates is a composer whose work also includes television series and video game soundtracks. Born in Los Angeles, California, he grew up in Chicago and was introduced to a wide range of music by his mother. He began composing music as a teenager and eventually moved from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1993 to pursue a career as a film music composer.

Milan Records: "THE INSULT" Music by Eric Neveux


Milan Records will release THE INSULT - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on March 2nd. The album features the movie’s original score by Eric Neveux. THE INSULT, Lebanon’s first Oscar-nominated film, was theatrically released in the U.S. on January 12, 2018.

“Some of my past scores have been rather big productions, with a lot of orchestral material, pop combos, percussions, and choirs. THE INSULT was the exact opposite – an intimate and minimalistic production. I had full control of the music as I played it all myself and programmed all the parts; which enabled me to do some additional work on the music for the release of the soundtrack. Its simplicity reminds me of my debut as an electronic artist, before I started to work on films,” says Eric Neveux of the score.

Eric on bringing Director Ziad Doueiri’s sonic vision to life: “Ziad wanted the score to be contemporary, a bit abstract and to have electronic sounds implemented. He didn’t want the music to be dark at all, or to have too much tension. This is a film about reconciliation and he wanted the music to reflect the fact that there is always hope, and that all stories don't end with a war or a terrible fight. This is an optimistic movie, and I did my very best to reflect this idea in the score.”

About Eric Neveux: Determined to become a musician from a young age, Eric Neveux was 25 when he first met director François Ozon (SWIMMING POOL, 8 WOMEN …), Ozon had just graduated from the FEMIS Film School. Shortly after this meeting Eric composed the score for his first medium-length film SEE THE SEA followed by his first feature film SITCOM. At the same time, Eric Neveux had become fascinated by the music originating from Bristol (the Downtempo scene) and it was under the name Mr Neveux that he released his first cinematic sounding album, TUBA, with the British label Cup of Tea Records.


1997: his first collaboration with Patrice Chéreau on his film THOSE WHO LOVE ME CAN TAKE THE TRAIN – 1997 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection – was decisive. It was the start of a long collaboration with the director, with whom he reunited for the film INTIMACY – 2001 Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear award – and then with the film PERSECUTION – 2009 Venice Mostra. This confirmed Eric Neveux’s place in film music.

2017: Eric Neveux has composed original music for 60 feature films, as well as a number of scores for TV films and series. Following his work with François Ozon and Patrice Chéreau, he continues to favour independent films that are both original and demanding. Eric Neveux has completed original scores for several films by director Rachid Bouchareb, including the first two parts of his American trilogy, JUST LIKE A WOMAN (2013) with Sienna Miller and Golshifteh Farahani, TWO MEN IN TOWN (2014) with Forest Whitaker and Harvey Keitel, and ROAD TO ISTANBUL (2016), both of which were chosen for the Berlin Film Festival’s official selection. Eric’s passion for independent film is further illustrated by his work on such titles as LA VIE DOMESTIQUE by Isabelle Czajka, STANDING TALL (LA TÊTE HAUTE) by Emmanuelle Bercot (2015 Cannes Film Festival’s opening Film) and THE ATTACK (2013) and THE INSULT (2017) by Ziad Doueiri, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 90th Academy Awards.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Disney•Pixar’s “COCO” 4K Ultra HD™ & Blu-ray


Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” —the story of a 12-year-old aspiring musician’s extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors—won a 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Motion Picture, topped the domestic box office Thanksgiving holiday weekend, became the highest grossing film of all time in Mexico, broke records in China and earned widespread praise, receiving 96 percent from critics and 97 percent from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. Now this vibrant tale filled with love and laughter arrives home Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and on Movies Anywhere on Feb. 13, and on 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray,™ DVD and On-Demand on Feb. 27.

Through fresh and fascinating bonus material, adventurers of all ages will tag along with filmmakers as they soak in Día de los Muertos in Mexico; explore the essential role of music in “Coco;” and learn how the cast and crew personally connect with the film’s message. They’ll step behind the scenes to discover the inspiration behind the film’s creative costuming; Miguel’s beautifully complicated family; Dante the loyal Xolo dog; and the stunning worlds of both the dead and the living. Features also include deleted scenes, insightful filmmaker commentary, the music of Coco and more.  


"Coco" is packaged several ways to ensure viewers get the most out of their in-home viewing experience. The Multi-screen Edition (formerly the Blu-ray Combo Pack) includes Blu-ray, DVD and a Digital copy, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices. Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for Digital 4K Ultra HD or the 4K UHD Combo Pack, which includes 4K UHD, Blu-ray and a Digital copy. 4K Ultra HD provides four times the resolution of HD, bringing the rich color, textures and sounds to life and immersing viewers in two fantastically animated worlds. Dolby Atmos audio heightens the memorable score created by Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino and his 83-piece orchestra, as well as original songs like “Remember Me” by the Oscar®-winning team behind “Frozen,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
 
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Varèse Sarabande: "21 JUMP STREET" Music by Peter Bernstein


Varèse Sarabande wants fans to know that WE HEAR YOU!  The label continues its semi-monthly music series, featuring CD releases of limited edition soundtracks that you - film music fans - have been requesting.  Whether it’s a gem that has never seen the light of day, or a long sold-out title worthy of a reissue, if the demand is there, we’ll release it. Curated by fans, for fans, who have never given up hope that a label will release that overlooked or special soundtrack. Music you want, music you missed…We Hear You!

The next release in the series will be a two-disc set of 21 JUMP STREET, a gem from composer Peter Bernstein (THE EWOK ADVENTURES, CANADIAN BACON) – available directly from Varèse Sarabande on February 23, 2018.

“Jump! Down on Jump Street.” I never knew what that line from the 21 Jump Street title song was supposed to mean but when I first heard it before beginning work on the score.” said Bernstein. “I knew that it did not sound like warmed-over made-for-television pop music. It sounded real.”

Walt Disney Records: MUPPET BABIES


Walt Disney Records releases the soundtrack to Disney Junior’s reimagined "Muppet Babies" animated series premiering Friday, March 23 with two back-to-back episodes on Disney Channel (10:00 a.m. EDT) and in the DisneyNOW app.

Disney Junior Music: Muppet Babies soundtrack features 16 tracks including the theme song performed by Tony Award-winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Broadway's "Hamilton”). The iconic theme song has been reimagined for a whole new generation of young viewers by the acclaimed songwriting team of Kay Hanley, Michelle Lewis and Dan Petty ("Doc McStuffins"). Andy Bean ("Puppy Dog Pals") is the series' songwriter/composer and Keith Horn (Disney's "The 7D") is co-composer.

About Muppets Babies: Set in the vibrant playroom of an urban brownstone with an expansive backyard, the Muppet Babies have everything they need at their fingertips to lead them on their fantastical adventures. The backyard alone is home to Kermit's bouncy "pond," Piggy's dressing room, Summer's art table, Gonzo's chicken coop, Fozzie's stage and a communal treehouse. In every episode, through a rainbow transition, the Muppet Babies use their imaginations to transport them into a fantasy sequence, each with a distinct style ranging from collage, comic book and classic cartoons to live-action footage. While spotlighting the zany comedy that the Muppet Babies are known for, each story is also designed to introduce young viewers to the unique problem-solving power of imagination.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Marvel Music/Hollywood Records: "THE BLACK PANTHER" Music by Ludwig Göransson


Marvel Music/Hollywood Records are releasing the digital album of the Black Panther score, composed by Grammy®-nominated composer and songwriter Ludwig Göransson, on February 16, 2018.   

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.  Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018.  

“Black Panther” marks 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.

A Message from Our Friend and Photographer on Planet Comicon, Kansas City




Hello. My name is Stephen Bulow and I was the photographer at this years Planet Comicon. I have been involved shooting Every Con both Comic and Anime in the Chicago area the past 6 years. I had recently moved to Kansas City and was thrilled when we were confirmed to shoot as Press my first year at Planet Comicon. First let me say it was a thrill to experience a Con here in KC. Second I had a BLAST! I was pleasantly surprised as to how BIG PC is. It competes with some of the better cons in Chicago. It was run smoothly and the volunteers were helpful and informative.The artists were AMAZING.I even bought some art work for the first time EVER. The 501st Legion were represented in full with the 70th Explorers Garrison. They might have convinced me to join. 

The Cos-players were in full force. Both professional and armature alike. Such Great costuming and everyone was so pleasant to stop and take pictures. Overall, I would say Planet Comicon KC was a BIG A! The only thing I dont understand is why Press has NO ability to photograph the Celebrities. People want to see who was at the Con. That being said. I hope we are invited back next year. With a year under my belt and knowing how things work here we can cover PC even better next year. 

Planet Comicon, Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
http://planetcomicon.com/

THANKS Planet Comicon Kansas City. Until next year.

Here We Come... Planet Comicon, Kansas City



Planet Comicon Kansas City is the largest comic book and pop culture convention not just in the Kansas City area, but within this entire region of the Midwest. It has a 19 year history, with the first Planet Comicon Kansas City being held in Overland Park, KS in March 1999. The 2018 show is our 20th show and will be held at Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City. For more information about the show please go to the following link. We will be adding information as the show approaches to help you find out more about what is offered at Planet Comicon Kansas City. 


Planet Comicon, Kansas City
February 16th - February 18th, 2018
Bartle Hall - Kansas City Convention Center
301 W. 13th St.
Kansas City, MO


We are bringing you to the Planet Comicon in Kansas City... well our favorite photographer has moved and he is ready to share with you all. If you live close maybe you can go to this convention... well maybe?
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "DARKEST HOUR" with Gary Oldman!!


As Hitler’s army nears the United Kingdom, it is up to Winston Churchill to decide between negotiating peace or fighting against impossible odds in Darkest Hour, coming to Digital February 6, 2018 and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand February 27, 2018, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. With outstanding filmmaker pedigree, Darkest Hour is directed by BAFTA Award® winner Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice), written by Academy Award® nominee Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything) and stars Academy Award® nominee Gary Oldman (Harry Potter, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) in his 2018 Golden Globe® Award winning role.  The critically acclaimed Darkest Hour received six Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Production Design.

Darkest Hour on Blu-ray™ and DVD comes with a feature commentary from Director Joe Wright and two exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes that show Oldman’s extraordinary transformation into Churchill and gives an inside look at the making of this incredible film.
 


Academy Award® nominee Gary Oldman gives a “towering performance” (Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair) in acclaimed director Joe Wright’s soaring drama Darkest Hour. As Hitler’s forces storm across the European landscape and close in on the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill (Oldman) is elected the new Prime Minister. With his party questioning his every move, and King George VI (Mendelsohn) skeptical of his new political leader, it is up to Churchill to lead his nation and protect them from the most dangerous threat ever seen. Also starring Academy Award® nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (Tomb Raider, The English Patient, Only God Forgives) and Lily James (Baby Driver, Cinderella), Darkest Hour is a powerful, inspirational drama.

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL FEBRUARY 6, 2018 AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD FEBRUARY 27, 2018 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
 
Simply... Amazing!
Jeremy [Six Strings]