Intrada: "THE VALLEY OF GWANGI" Music by Jerome Moross


At long last, Intrada presents Jerome Moross' original soundtrack to the Ray Harryhausen fantasy The Valley of Gwangi, thanks to the generous participation of Warner Bros. Pictures.   Moross’ opening main title features confident western rhythms that harken back to Moross’ score to The Big Country, and yet its  powerful solo trumpet speaks both to the film’s western nature and to Gwangi himself. Jerome Moross’ distinctive Americana musical style was most befitting for a “western” film packed with cowboy heroics.

To release Jerome Moross’ entire score for The Valley of Gwangi on CD, Intrada had to do a considerable amount of work to find suitable elements. Intrada ultimately located material from several mono sources, all fortunately free of any dialog or effects. These included: two brief reels provided by Tom O’Steen of the Starlog label some time ago; numerous surviving cues from the sessions kept by Jerome Moross and generously provided by his daughter, Susanna Moross-Tarjan; and the entire score on music-only stems from the film’s D/M/E tracks vaulted by Warner Bros. After performing audio restoration with the expert assistance of Chris Malone, everything was matched as closely as possible in terms of levels and EQ and sequenced in film order—with the exception that the wild west circus band music was placed in its own suite.

In the film, James Franciscus plays the slippery Tuck Kirby, who reunites with former girlfriend T.J. Breckenridge (Gila Golan), owner of a traveling circus who has stumbled across an amazing miniature horse—a prehistoric eohippus—that she plans to exhibit at her show. When Kirby and paleontologist Professor Bromley (Lawrence Naismith) lay eyes on the miniature horse, they each have their own ideas about how the creature should be exploited, while a group of seemingly superstitious gypsies see the mini-horse as the property of Gwangi—a godlike monster thought to dwell in a place called the Forbidden Valley. When the gypsies steal back the eohippus, Kirby, Bromley, T.J. and some of her men pursue them to the Forbidden Valley — and the group finds themselves trapped within this strange environment with dinosaurs, including a Pteranodon, an Ornithomimus, a Styracosaurus, and Gwangi—a predatory therapod somewhere between a Tyrannosaurus-rex and an Allosaurus.

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Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "LEGION SEASON TWO" Music by Jeff Russo


Lakeshore Records will release the LEGION SEASON TWO - Original Television Soundtrack digitally on May 25th, featuring original music by Emmy® Award winning composer Jeff Russo (Fargo, The Night Of). Legion is the story of “David Haller” (Dan Stevens), a man who believed himself to be schizophrenic only to discover that he may actually be the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen.  Russo goes deeper and pushes more boundaries with the second season score.  Legion currently airs Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT on FX. 

Says Russo: “There wasn’t a directive this season except to write some new themes for our new characters and locations.  Vermillion! Farouk! Future Syd! It’s a roller coaster ride or maybe a fast carousel.  Always keeping the viewer and listener off balanced and engaged in the emotional through line of the narrative is the most important part. I’m always asking myself how can I stay in the heart of the story and color outside the lines.”

La-La Land Records: "COBRA KAI: THE KARATE KID SAGA CONTINUES"


La-La Land Records is proud to announce the release of the COBRA KAI CD soundtrack on May 22, 2018 at www.lalalandrecords.com, followed by a general retail release June 1, 2018 and on LP later this year. The hit YouTube Red series, produced by Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television, debuted on May 2 and stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprising their roles from the original 1984 feature film “The Karate Kid.” As a special exclusive, 300 units of the CD will be available packaged in a 1980's-style replica longbox, via the label’s website (www.lalalandrecords.com), as a tribute to The Karate Kid Saga’s origins. The album features the original score by composers Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson (SING IT!, SON OF ZORN), with the CD release featuring several exclusive, CD-only tracks.

“For COBRA KAI, we created three unique score worlds that each support a different story being told on the show,” said Birenberg. “We like to say Johnny's music is the representation of how he hears himself: as the ultimate badass, scored with face-melting guitar riffs and bruising arena drums. Daniel La Russo’s theme is supported by more orchestral, Japanese-influenced sounds and his tonal palette our through line that connects us to the earlier films and Bill Conti's legendary score.”

Varese Sarabande: "SIRENS" A Musical Composition Inspired by The Odyssey, Original Music Composed by Craig Safan


Varèse Sarabande is honored to announce the release of Sirens digitally and on CD on June 1, 2018. The album features original music by composer Craig Safan (THE LAST STARFIGHTER, the album Rough Magic). Sirens is an original composition based on the tales of the classic Greek myth The Odyssey and the amazing locations where the tales took place.

“Sirens is inspired partly by my love of The Odyssey and partly by my lifelong love of myths.  I've been enchanted by both since I was a child,” said Safan.  “These tales and their magic have resonated throughout my life. With Sirens I'm not portraying the literal tales in The Odyssey, but rather the innermost feelings and memories they convey. The inward experience and journey, the wanderings of our lives, our relationship to family and home, and the deeper sororities of existence.”

Travels to historic regions are always an inspiration to Safan.  His 2015 album Rough Magic, was inspired by the ancient caves of Southern France and Northern Spain.  Similarly, Safan traveled to Europe to soak in the atmosphere where events in The Odyssey took place. “In preparing to compose Sirens, I wanted to visit some of the actual locations that appear in The Odyssey,” continued Safan. “I found that while they are mostly unknown and imaginary, many scholars put them in and around Sicily. There I found many places that are named after the sirens, the Cyclops, the wind god, Aeolus, and Odysseus, as well as the straits where Scylla and Charybdis lurked. I traveled along the coast and visited the Aeolian Islands, exploring caves and ancient quarries, recording the natural sounds and the unique echoes and reverberations of each.”

Back Lot Music "POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD" Music by Laurent Petitgand


POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD is available today, featuring new music & words by the legendary Patti Smith and spoken words by director Wim Wenders and His Holiness, Pope Francis.

Pope Francis embarks on a personal journey to present his work of reform and answer today's global questions -- from his deep concern for the poor and wealth inequality to his involvement in environmental issues, social justice and calls for peace.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Back Lot Music: "BREAKING IN" Music by Johnny Klimek and Gabriel Mounsey


Next Mother’s Day, Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security.  No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on Breaking In.

Producers Will Packer (No Good Deed, Obsessed) and Union (Almost Christmas, Being Mary Jane) reunite for this original thriller directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Sense8).  Written by Ryan Engle (Non-Stop), Breaking In co-stars Billy Burke (Twilight series), Richard Cabral (End of Watch), Ajiona Alexus (Empire), Levi Meaden (Pacific Rim Uprising), Jason George (Grey’s Anatomy), Seth Carr (Black Panther) and Christa Miller (Cougar Town).

Joining Union and Packer as fellow producers are Will Packer Productions’ James Lopez (Girls Trip, Think Like a Man), and Practical Pictures’ Craig Perry and Sheila Hanahan Taylor (American Pie and Final Destination series).  Jaime Primak Sullivan, whose story the screenplay is based upon, serves as an executive producer alongside Valerie Bleth Sharp and Jeff Morrone.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "DEAD MEN" Music by Gerrit Wunder


MovieScore Media takes a hard ride with Dead Men, reuniting with composer Gerrit Wunder who had already proven his experience in genre scoring with Kiss the Devil in the Dark and Creatures of Whitechapel. His music for Dead Men takes the viewers down to the Arizona territories, where writer/director Royston Innes and writer/actor Ric Maddox follow the path of a young man forced on a journey to avenge the death of his father, protect the Apache tribe he has grown to love and reclaim the land and gold that is rightfully theirs.

“The challenge when composing the score for Dead Men was keeping a modernized Sergio Leone-esque root and pair it with a Native American tone while frequently bending off into intense action thriller-like chases and suspense music.“ explains the composer about creating the unique sound palette for the film. “Growing up with Italian western movies in my home country, Austria (which was actually not very different from the Old West back in its 1800s), I quickly started feeling comfortable with this style.“ The music alternates between action-packed set pieces and desert ambience using country music, Native American sounds and the best traditions of spaghetti westerns in the vein of Ennio Morricone.

Austrian-born composer Gerrit Wunder studied film music at the University of Music in Vienna. He is one of the few composers who consecutively won both the ASCAP Competition and BMI Award for Aspiring Film Composers. His list of documentary credits include The Sound of Hollywood (about Max Steiner) and Na-Naia: Legend of the Dolphins featuring Kate Winslet, Daryl Hannah and Megan Fox. More recently Gerrit worked alongside composer Rupert Gregson-Williams on “Postman Pat - The Movie”, he also scored the TV Pilot DAWN for MGM, directed by Robert Stromberg (Maleficent) as well as nature- and sports documentaries for “Red Bull Media”. Gerrit Wunder resides in Los Angeles. His scores for Kiss the Devil in the Dark and Creatures of Whitechapel are released by ScreamWorks Records. [http://moviescoremedia.com/]

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Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "THE MIMIC" [BLU-RAY]


Following the acclaim for his first feature film Hide and Seek, writer/director Huh Jung returns to the genre that made him famous with his sophomore horror-thriller THE MIMIC, generating terror on digital and Blu-ray™ June 12 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Based on the mythological “Tiger of Mt. Jang,” where a legendary ghost that mimics humans, a woman takes in a lost girl she finds near the mysterious Mt. Jang and mystifying things begin to happen to her frightened family. THE MIMIC stars Yum Jung-Ah (Tell Me Something), Park Hyuk-Kwon (A Taxi Driver), Shin Rin-Ah (Ode To My Father), Heo Jin (The Wailing), Kil Hae-Yeon (Missing) and Lee Yool (Hello Murderer).


A classic Korean ghost story gets a horrifying new spin in THE MIMIC, as the mother of a missing child takes in a lost girl she finds in the woods and soon begins to wonder if she is even human.  

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Olive Films: "A BUCKET OF BLOOD" [1959] (DVD)


A career highlight, director Roger Corman’s A Bucket of Blood has much in common with his black-humor horror flick The Little Shop of Horrors and the post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi gem Gas-s-s-s.

In the immortal words of Hippocrates, “Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting ...” Hippocrates was onto something.

A Bucket of Blood, directed by Roger Corman (The Trip), is the best of the genre hyphenates, a black-comedy-beatnik-culture-horror film. The masterful Corman (recipient of an honorary Academy Award® in 2010 for “his rich engendering of films and filmmakers”), often referred to as the Pope of Pop Culture, delivers on every level in a film packed with notable character actors including cult-favorite Dick Miller (The Trip, The Wild Angels) in the lead role of Walter, a busboy who dreams of creating the perfect work of art. Also featured are Barboura Morris (The Trip, The Haunted Palace) as Carla, the woman of Walter’s dreams, and Bert Convy (Semi-Tough) as undercover cop Lou Raby.
 


Influenced by the artists that circle his orbit at The Yellow Door Café, busboy Walter ventures into the world of sculpting where he can nurture the Rodin that lives inside of him. The downside is that his subjects are dead – by his hand. His beginnings, both humble and accidental, start with a small statue called “Dead Cat.” Unfortunately, “Dead Cat” is followed by “Murdered Man.” By the time we reach Walter’s interest in the female form …. well, you get the picture.

A Bucket of Blood is written by Charles B. Griffith (Death Race 2000), photographed by Jacques R. Marquette (Burnt Offerings), edited by Anthony Carras (The Comedy of Terrors), with music by Fred Katz (The Little Shop of Horrors) and art direction by Dan Haller (Pit and the Pendulum).
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Fox Home Entertainment: "RED SPARROW" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


Who can you trust? Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents a suspense-driven spy drama RED SPARROW available on Digital and Movies Anywhere today.

In this international spy thriller, Academy Award® Winner Jennifer Lawrence is Dominika, a former ballerina forced to enter Sparrow School, a secret government program that thrusts her into a treacherous espionage game between Russia and the CIA. She emerges trained as a lethal agent, but is trapped in a world she desperately wants to escape. Red Sparrow "twists and turns until the shocking conclusion" (Andrew Freund, Dish Nation, FOX-TV) – you will not see coming.
 


Director Francis Lawrence (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2) reunites with in this edge-of-your-seat spy thriller. RED SPARROW includes over 90 minutes of bonus material that takes you inside the making of the film, exploring real-life source material with the author, cast commentary, deleted scenes and much more.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varèse Sarabande: "Killer Klowns From Outer Space: Reimagined" Music by John Massari


Varèse Sarabande Records will release Killer Klowns From Outer Space: Re-Imagined, a new recording of the soundtrack digitally on May 18th and on CD May 25, 2018.  The album features the film’s original synth score re-imagined by composer John Massari, performed by the 30-piece Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, with a special guest appearance by composer Bear McCreary playing the accordion and hurdy gurdy. As a special treat, The Dickies recorded a BRAND NEW version of the film’s theme song, featuring an extra creepy intro followed by their signature pure punk energized sound.

“Clowns can be frightening, bizarre and terrifying. We took that primordial fear and put it in a Sci-Fi movie,” explained composer John Massari.  “You have something that should make you happy and laugh, but now it will kill and eat you and… it’s from outer space! Who would have dreamed of this? That’s the craziest idea in the world.”

America’s fascination with Killer Klowns From Outer Space began on screen in 1988, as a group of clown-like aliens land their trans-dimensional space ship and terrorize a small American town. The film has achieved cult status with its clever blend of horror, science fiction and comedy. 

“I was first assigned the task of writing a theme song for the movie Killer Klowns From Outer Space around 1987,” said The Dickies frontman Leonard Graves Phillips in a post on the band’s Facebook page.  “After attending a rough screening to get a flavor of the film, I quickly got the concept for what sound-scaping the piece would require as well as a blueprint for its composition. I decided to follow a traditional circus motif reminiscent of pop songs borrowing from Julius Fucik's ‘Entry of the Gladiators.’ For Klowns, I simply put that same circus march melody over a dark, heavy metal chord pattern for a foreboding horror show effect.”

“For 30 years, love and loyalty from fans the world over made this extraordinary movie a beloved cult classic,” said Massari.  “This release is our way to celebrate Killer Klowns From Outer Space directly with these fans.” 

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Killer Klowns From Outer Space with a Bacchanalian Circus Celebration and Fan Tribute on May 19, 2018 at The Montalban Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Varèse Sarabande Records will release Killer Klowns From Outer Space: ReimagineD, a new recording of the soundtrack digitally on May 18th and on CD May 25, 2018.

One of those scores, that needs no introductions... one of my favorite films, scores and now we have this... it's fun for sure.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

"KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE" 30TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!


“Clowns can be frightening, bizarre and terrifying. We took that primordial fear and put it in a Sci-Fi movie,” explained composer John Massari.  “You have something that should make you happy and laugh, but now it will kill and eat you and… it’s from outer space! Who would have dreamed of this? That’s the craziest idea in the world.”  Over time the film has earned generations of fans – many of whom Massari has connected with both through social media and at conventions leading him to create this special celebration of all things Killer Klowns.

For the 30th Anniversary, Massari has created a three-ring Sci-Fi/Horror celebration, reuniting an amazing line-up of special guests, including the film’s creators, the Chiodo Brothers, musical guests The Dickies, stars Grant Cramer and Suzanne Snyder.

At 6PM, the Kosmic Klown circus celebration will begin with stilt walkers, balloon folding artist Buster Balloon Cadwell, contortionist Bonnie Morgan, plus fortune tellers, strong men and women, magicians, body art, fan arts and crafts, and of course the Killer Klowns.  There will be a pre-show Q&A at 7PM featuring Stephen Chiodo (writer/director), Charles Chiodo (writer/art director), Edward Chiodo (writer/producer), Grant Cramer (Mike Tobacco), Suzanne Snyder (Debbie Stone), members of The Dickies, and composer John Massari, moderated by Jim Branscome of Cinematic Void.

Following the Q&A, at 8PM, the film will be screened with it’s original musical score performed live by The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Massari.  LA's very own original punk rockers, The Dickies, will perform their enduring classic Killer Klowns From Outer Space theme song.  Stephen Chiodo declares, “Whoopdee God Damned De Do!! What a fantastic way to celebrate a 30 year anniversary surrounded by fans, John’s incredible score and the Dickies.”

Varèse Sarabande Records will be releasing a new recording of the soundtrack on CD and LP, available for sale at the concert.  The album features the original score performed by members of The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, with new orchestrations by Massari and Bernhard Eder. The Dickies recorded a BRAND NEW version of the film’s theme song featuring an extra creepy intro followed by their signature pure punk energized sound.

“For 30 years, love and loyalty from fans the world over made this extraordinary movie a beloved cult classic,” said Massari.  “This event is our way to celebrate Killer Klowns From Outer Space directly with these fans.”
Now here is a show, I would love to see... if you are in the neighborhood, just go!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Midnight Releasing: "THE GRAVE CALLER" and "EVOLUTION OF EVIL"


The Grave Caller... Traveling to the mountains of West Virginia, author Sam Talbot is certain his next hit book lies within the pages of his deceased uncles diary. As he begins his research, the ghosts of choices made in the past begin to take shape all around him.
Trailer: https://youtube.com/watch?v=zBL6FR0-e_I


Evolution Of Evil... is the story of Lori and Christopher, a Pacific Northwest couple wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city into the wilderness. The couple makes their way past the usual campsites, and backpack into the remote Mt. Hood Wilderness area.
Trailer: https://youtube.com/watch?v=txF3Ykd976E
 
Independent films, with big heart... pretty graphic stories, following the same style of traveling in the backwoods... only to find "they are not alone". Go ahead... click on the trailers, if you dare... yes I dared you! [http://midnightreleasing.com/]

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kino Lorber: "Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster" [DVD]


Remember when the Golden Age of Hollywood was full of great comedy duos like Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello, Olsen & Johnson and Biffle & Shooster? Wait, what? WHO? Okay, so they weren’t really from the 1930s, but these astoundingly authentic and hilarious shorts have actually made audiences believe that those Merry Madcaps of Mayhem worked their screwball magic back then. Award-winning filmmaker Michael Schlesinger and his enormously talented cast and crew throw themselves into the zaniness with gleeful abandon, stars Will Ryan and Nick Santa Maria are as versatile as they are uproarious, and you’ll spot some familiar faces popping up here and there. Packed with extras, The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster brilliantly recreates the era when comedy was actually funny. So relax, everyone: Biffle & Shooster will Make America Laugh Again!  [https://www.kinolorber.com/]


Special Features: Hilarious Commentary On All Five Shorts By Filmmaker Michael Schlesinger And Stars Nick Santa Maria And Will Ryan | 1928 Vitaphone Short FIRST THINGS LAST | Spanish Outtake From IMITATION OF WIFE • MAD MAD WORLD outtake | 1962 Interview With The Team | Will Rogers PSA | “Turn Off Your Phone” And Other Bumpers | Deleted Scenes | Alternate Takes and Extended Musical Numbers | Behind the Scenes Footage | Trailers | Plus Nearly One Full Hour of Bloopers and Outtakes!
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "MIRIAM CUTLER: FILM MUSIC"


MovieScore Media presents an overview of the works of composer Miriam Cutler, a a mainstay of the documentary community. Ranging from a chronicle of Terry Gilliam’s unfinished Don Quixote movie (Lost in La Mancha) through shocking documentaries about unusual people (One Bad Cat, Finding Kukan) to LGBT-topics (Pandemic: Facing Aids, Chris & Don: A Love Story, Vito), Miriam Cutler brings her unique vision to all subject matters. The Film Music of Miriam Cutler  offers the composer's own selection of her  favorite cues. Some films have raked in awards, others have never seen the light of day – their only common feature is that they offer fascinating examples of how a composer conquers unique challenges, trying to encapsulate all the features of the documentaries.

“Both film and music are collaborative endeavors. I have had so many great creative relationships along the way. Filmmakers I have worked with are among the most courageous, inspired, and creative people I know,“ says Miriam about the experience of being part of the documentary community for 20+ years. Though she originally worked on all kinds of projects, ranging from songwriting and records, corporate videos, live circus or scoring early entries of the cult Witchcraft series. She got her first important documentary, Arthur Dong’s Licensed to Kill which unlocking a passion for non-fiction work which she continues to focus on. 20 years later and a dozen projects later, Miriam Cutler still seeks original and challenging documentaries, regularly teaming up with old collaborators or working with new talents to tell the most extraordinary stories - extraordinary, because they’re real.

Miriam Cutler: Film Music features selections from 18 different movies, most of which have no commercial release on CD The cues were personally selected by the composer to reflect on the many different projects from her career as a documentary composer.

The soundtrack has a digital release date of  April 27, 2018, followed by a physical release in May 2018 by Quartet Records. On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score. (YOUTUBE SAMPLES) [http://moviescoremedia.com/]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Meliam Music: "THE MIRACLE SEASON" Music by Roque Baños


THE MIRACLE SEASON, which premiered in theaters last month, features original music by Spanish composer Roque Baños (THE COMMUTER, IN THE HEART OF THE SEA).  The soundtrack will be released digitally by Meliam Music.

THE MIRACLE SEASON is based on the inspiring true story of West High School girl's volleyball team. After the tragic death of the school's star player Caroline "Line" Found, the remaining team players must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hope of winning the state championship.  The film was directed by Sean McNamara and stars Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Danika Yarosh, and Erin Moriariy.

A volleyball fan himself, Baños was familiar with the West High School’s story.  “I heard from the story a couple of years before I scored the movie and was very touched by it. I remembered thinking at the time that this amazing story would make a great movie.”

Baños was able to work closely with McNamara and producer Pete Shilaimon to set the correct tone for the story.  “They wanted a very emotional and epic Americana score that encourages everyone to overcome any dramatic situation. I used a traditional orchestral sound with the addition of a marching band percussion section,” he described. 

In addition Baños was able to meet Caroline Found’s father, Ernie and show him some of the score.  “He is an extraordinary man, a French horn player, that had lived through the most terrible time a father could have. But he always smiles, and he expressed how much he was touched by the theme, that he immediately thought about his daughter and every moment he spent with her. This was one of the most special moments in my life.”

Sony Masterworks: "DEADPOOL 2" Music by Tyler Bates

 
The official Deadpool 2 (Original Motion Picture Score) is now available everywhere digitally to stream / download. Fans can now hear the first-ever “parental guidance” tagged score album from award-winning composer, Tyler Bates (John Wick, Guardians of the Galaxy, Watchmen) and look forward to explicit numbers such as “Holy S*** Balls” and “Make the Whole World our B****”.  Stream or download the album now ahead of the film’s release on May 18, 2018.

“We’re thrilled to receive a ‘parental guidance’ tag on the score album!” says Tyler Bates. The film is directed by David Leitch and written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Ryan Reynolds. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand and Jack Kesy.

ABOUT TYLER BATES: With an innate understanding of an environment’s power, perhaps it’s no coincidence that Tyler Bates has become not only an artisan at architecting music for film, television, and video games, but an in-demand multi-instrumentalist, writer, and producer. Through the nineties, he logged 1,200-plus live shows in his bands, including Pet, released on Igloo/Atlantic Records, under the guidance of Tori Amos, before segueing into the world of film score. He started to make waves by creating the audio backdrop for the popular Zack Snyder Dawn of the Dead reboot in 2004 followed by his soundtrack for the filmmaker’s 300.

By 2017, he worked on the most successful franchises in recent memory: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and John Wick. In addition to composing for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 and winning a BMI Film Music Award for the first, he co-wrote and produced a fan favorite “disco version” of “Guardians Inferno” [feat. David Hasselhoff], performed the second installment’s score at the 2017 MOSMA Festival in Spain, and crafted the music for the Disney California Adventure attraction Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout!

Meanwhile, John Wick: Chapter 2 represents the nexus of his work as a composer, performer, and songwriter. He penned the closing credits tune “A Job To Do” alongside legendary Alice In Chains guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell and performed on-screen during the climactic “Rock Opera” sequence, rocking a guitar-viol on stage with Le Castle Vania and Nostalghia. Samurai Jack offered a similar experience. After overseeing score production for Samurai Jack with composers, Joanne Higginbottom and Dieter Hartmann, he took the stage to perform a suite of the score at a sold-out Ace Theatre concert.

Samurai Jack just one of his many TV credits. His sonic presence can also be felt throughout Netflix’s The Punisher, Showtime’s Californication, Audience Network’s Kingdom, WGN America’s Salem, and more as well as video games such as Killzone: Shadow Fall, God of War: Ascension, Army of Two: The 40th Day, and most recently Crossfire.

2014 saw the birth of a powerful partnership with Marilyn Manson, touring the world. After meeting on a Californication performance, Bates went on to co-write and produce the 2015 epic, The Pale Emperor and the follow up in 2017, Heaven Upside Down. A runaway worldwide success, it achieved the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 at #6 and earned widespread critical acclaim with Rolling Stone hailing it as the “#1 Metal Album of 2015.” Bates handled music for the blockbuster Atomic Blonde starring Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron. For the project, he also produced Health’s cover of “Blue Monday” and re-invigorated and revitalized Ministry’s “Stigmata” with Manson for key sequences in the film. On the big screen, he can be heard in the critically acclaimed The Belko Experiment as well as Public and 24 Hours to Live, while his voice permeates NETFLIX’s The Punisher and Season 2 of The Exorcist.


Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "BABY: SECRET OF THE LOST LEGEND" Music by Jerry Goldsmith


Intrada presents an updated release of Jerry Goldsmith's 1985 score to Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend. Intrada mastered the earlier release from a DAT transfer of Jerry Goldsmith’s personal 2-track stereo mix of the print takes on ¼” stereo tape, made by mixer Shawn Murphy in the early 1990s when Goldsmith was dubbing much of his analog library over to the relatively new digital tape format. For this 2018 remastering of the complete score, Intrada was provided access to everything from the September 1984 sessions, maintained in pristine condition in the vast Disney vaults. These included the original 32-track scoring session masters as well as the multi-track digital mixes made by Murphy from the 32-track elements. One anomaly from the previous release has now been corrected — Goldsmith’s copy of the mixes included a couple of tracks, in particular the lengthy finale of the score, “Baby’s Alive,” playing back at a slightly slower speed than what should have been the case. Finally, in addition to remastering everything, this release includes five previously unreleased “extras”— source cues that include three pieces by the composer’s son, Joel Goldsmith, working with lyricist Sidney Barnes on two and Debrah Neal on the third and two traditional source tracks. These are heard in the film in truncated versions but appear here for the first time in their entirety.

Baby was the first of many impressive scores delivered by Goldsmith that year, a year that included Rambo: First Blood Part 2, Explorers, and King Solomon's Mines. Interestingly the break-loose, thundering action music in Baby most resembles the action music in Rambo, where Goldsmith chose to focus on his aggressive action style for the relentless chase sequences. Baby was a particularly challenging assignment for Goldsmith. Coming eight years before the CGI revolution and Jurassic Park, Goldsmith needed to come up not only with an exciting dinosaur theme, but be the emotion and character of the somewhat inexpressive rubber baby dinosaur character and endear it to the audience. He also had to express the familial instincts of the two adult dinosaurs, their anger and anguish as they confront the dinosaur hunters, and the baby dinosaur's developing bond with the human couple (played by William Katt and Sean Young). Goldsmith also had to characterize the Sunufu tribesmen, flesh out the atmosphere of the African location photography, and provide the driving rhythms that would propel a number of elaborate action scenes in the film. The result: Goldsmith delivers a score that compares favorably to masterpieces like Legend and Rambo 2, in a way creating a satisfying synthesis between the fanciful, exotic fantasy of the former and the hard-charging, relentless action of the latter.

The film follows the story of a young paleontologist (Sean Young) on an expedition to Central Africa, where she eventually runs afoul of the expedition's leader (Patrick McGoohan), who is on the trail of living dinosaurs rumored to be roaming deep in the African jungle. When the paleontologist and her husband chase a dinosaur clue, they do discover a family of sauropods. A band of rogue military men is not far behind, however, and soon the father is killed, the mother is captured, and the baby escapes with the paleontologist and her husband and begins an exciting race to freedom.

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

MVD Entertainment Group: "Death Smiles On A Murderer" [1973] [Blu-ray]


A haunting and dreamlike gothic horror/giallo hybrid, Death Smiles on a Murderer is a compelling early work from the legendary sleaze and horror film director Joe D'Amato (Anthropophagus, Emanuelle in America), here billed under his real name Aristide Massaccesi. Set in Austria in the early 1900s, Death Smiles on a Murderer stars Ewa Aulin, (Candy, Death Laid an Egg) as Greta, a beautiful young woman abused by her brother Franz (Luciano Rossi, Death Walks in High Heels, The Conformist) and left to die in childbirth by her illicit lover, the aristocrat Dr. von Ravensbrück (Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Kill, Baby... Kill!). 

Bereft with grief, Franz reanimates his dead sister using a formula engraved on an ancient Incan medallion. Greta then returns as an undead avenging angel, reaping revenge on the Ravensbrück family and her manically possessive brother. Presented here in a stunning 2K restoration, D'Amato's film is a stately and surreal supernatural mystery which benefits from an achingly mournful score by Berto Pisano, several shocking scenes of gore, and a typically sinister performance from Klaus Kinski as a morbid doctor.
 
Klaus... is your house!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Breaking Glass Pictures: "HOUSE OF EVIL" [DVD]


Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired US rights to the retro, haunted house horror feature HOUSE OF EVIL. Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in October in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and Frederic Demy of The Story Forge, LTD.

Described as a film that brings “a perfect blend of old school and modern horror” (Horrorscreams Videovault) which “builds to a satisfying climax that wraps itself contentedly in its Italian roots.” (The Schlock Pit), HOUSE OF EVIL was an official selection at the Ferrara Film Festival and the Italian New Horror Film Festival. The film stars Andrew Harwood Mills (Retribution, Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead), Lucy Drive (Dead End, Cassette, Outside Bet), and Désirée Giorgetti (Alaska).


Based on true events, HOUSE OF EVIL follows a young couple who, in the 1970s, move into a large, remote house in the countryside with hopes of starting a family. However, it's not long before they are menaced by ghosts and a darker demonic presence.

“House of Evil is a true homage to classic Italian horror cinema”, said Wolff. “The film is a welcome addition to our genre library.”

HOUSE OF EVIL will arrive on May 8 on DVD and VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Xbox, PlayStation, Vudu, Fandango, and through local cable/satellite providers.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: ""Bruce's Deadly Fingers" (1976) [Blu-ray + Dvd]


Now His Whole Body Is Lethal!... Now for the first time ever released in Widescreen High Definition and produced from a new 2K scan from the 35mm original negative. If you are a fan of the master, Bruce Lee, and other "Bruceploitation films," then this deluxe Blu-ray + DVD combo is a must for your film collection! After malicious gangsters capture Bruce Lee's ex-girlfriend, a young martial artist attempts to rescue her - and the late master's book containing lethal techniques for killing with one's fingers. 


Plenty of Kung-fu action and mayhem including a particularly gruesome scene involving the torture of a girl with a deadly snake!
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kino Lorber: "THE MAZE" [1953] Blu-ray and DVD


Kino Lorber Studio Classics proudly announces the Blu-ray & DVD release of The Maze, the atmospheric 1953 3-D horror film directed by legendary filmmaker and Academy Award®-winning production designer William Cameron Menzies (Invaders from Mars, Things to Come).

This edition from Kino Lorber Studio Classics has been digitally restored from the original left and right eye camera negatives by Paramount Pictures Archive in association with The Film Foundation, with a special thanks to Martin Scorsese. It was scanned in 4K at Pro-Tek with 3-D alignment process and restoration by the 3-D Film Archive.
  
The Blu-ray and DVD editions of The Maze become available on April 24, 2018, Blu-ray and DVD. Special features include audio commentary by film historians Tom Weaver, Bob Furmanek, Dr. Robert J. Kiss, and David Schechter, an interview with star Veronica Hurst, restored three-channel stereophonic sound by Eckhard Büttner, and the original 3-D trailer. The Blu-ray edition also contains reversible cover art.


Richard Carlson (The Magnetic Monster) stars as Scotsman Gerald MacTeam, who abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty Murray (Veronica Hurst) after receiving word of his uncle's death and inheriting a mysterious castle in the Scottish Highlands. Kitty refuses to accept the broken engagement and travels with her aunt (Katherine Emery) to the castle.

When they arrive, they discover that Gerald has suddenly aged and his manner has changed significantly. After a series of mysterious events occur in both the castle and the hedge maze outside, they invite a group of friends, including a doctor, to the castle, hoping they can help Gerald with whatever ails him.

Menzies was known for his very dimensional style, focusing many shots in layers - The Maze was his final film as production designer and director.

For more information on the restoration of The Maze, visit the 3-D Film Archive website (http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/the-maze).
 
WoW... just WOW!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kino Classics: "THE HALF-BREED/THE GOOD BAD MAN" (1916) [BLU-RAY or DVD]


Kino Classics is proud to announce that two long-unseen early Douglas Fairbanks silent films, The Half-Breed and The Good Bad Man, are coming to Blu-ray and DVD on May 1.

Released in 1916, The Half-Breed represents Fairbanks' first effort at a serious acting role, a departure from the kind of light comedy that had made him a star on the stage and in his earliest film appearances. Also from 1916, The Good Bad Man is Fairbanks' first Western, and gives him one of his best roles of this early period of his career. Both films were directed by early Hollywood pioneer Allan Dwan, who later directed Fairbanks in such classics of the silent era as Robin Hood (1922) and The Iron Mask (1929).

Set to become available on Blu-ray and DVD May 1, this edition from Kino Classics contains special features including Amazing Tales From the Archives: Restoring The Half-Breed, audio commentaries on both films by film historian Tracey Goessel (author of The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks) and film restorer Robert Byrne; and a photo gallery. Music scores for both films are composed and performed by Donald Sosin.


In an attempt to brand himself as a serious actor, the smiling swashbuckler Douglas Fairbanks starred in The Half-Breed (1916), a Western melodrama written by Anita Loos and directed with flair by Allan Dwan. Fairbanks stars as Lo Dorman, who has been ostracized from society because of his mixed ethnicity - his Native American mother was abandoned by his white father. When Lo catches the eye of the rich white debutante Nellie (Jewel Carmen), he becomes a target for the racist Sheriff Dunn (Sam De Grasse), who wants to break them up and take Nellie for his own. This love triangle becomes a quadrangle with the arrival of Teresa (Alma Rubens), who is on the run from the law. Through fire and fury Lo must decide who and what he truly loves.
 
What's important about this films, the year released and the release on a new digital format... this is film's history not lost.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment: "I KILL GIANTS" [DVD/BLU-RAY]


RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE) will release the adventure, fantasy film I KILL GIANTS on DVD and Blu-ray on May 22, 2018. From the producers of Harry Potter, I KILL GIANTS stars Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avatar), Imogen Poots ("Roadies," Green Room), Madison Wolfe (The Conjuring 2, "True Detective"), and Sydney Wade (360, Una). The film was directed by the Academy Award winning writer/director Anders Walter (Helium) and was written by Joe Kelly (Deadpool graphic novel, Big Hero 6 graphic novel, "Avengers Assemble," "Ultimate Spider-Man"). RLJE Films will release I KILL GIANTS on DVD and on Blu-ray.

Teen Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe) is the only thing that stands between terrible giants and the destruction of her small town. But as she boldy confronts her fears in increasingly dangerous ways, her new school counselor (Zoe Saldana) leads her to question everything she’s always believed to be true.


I KILL GIANTS is based on the critically acclaimed “Man of Action” graphic novel written by Kelly and Ken Niimura (“Henshin”).  The graphic novel won many awards including IGN’S Best Indy Book of 2008, New York Magazine’s Top 10 Comics of 2009 and the Gold Award at the International Manga Awards.

The I KILL GIANTS DVD and Blu-ray includes the bonus features “The Making of I Kill Giants,” Anatomy of a Scene, I Kill Giants Graphic Novel: Chapter 1 and a Photo Gallery.
 
Loved it, totally my type of film... and well just look!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Robbie Gennet "GLEAMS" with a little Help from Friends...


Multi-instrumentalist/prog rocker Robbie Gennet is gearing up to release his 7-song album, Gleams, on May 25.  The album was co-produced by Fernando Perdomo, and also has musical contributions from Ryan Brown (Zappa Plays Zappa) and Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd).

Robbie's music is perhaps best described as "multi-dimensional, progressive, piano-driven pop/rock." Or, to compare his sound to well-known artists, think Father John Misty, Arcade Fire, Rush and The Killers, with Elton John-esque piano and even a string section throughout.

The first video from Gleams, "The Camera's On," debuted exclusively via Facebook on April 27, and now has over 100k FB views. Famed artist Paul Whitehead (Genesis) painted the Gleams album cover.

Produced and Mixed by Fernando Perdomo and Robbie Gennet
Mastered by Brad Vance at Red Mastering
Album cover artwork by Paul Whitehead (Genesis)
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Robbie Gennet: piano, bass, lead vocals, lyrics, songs, arranging
Ryan Brown (Dweezil Zappa): drums on 2-7 + bongos on “The Camera’s On”
Fernando Perdomo: drums on “Feel”
Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd): harmony vocals
Kaitlin Wolfberg: violin and viola
Rey “Conga” Diaz: congas on “The Camera’s On”
Michael Gennet: harmony vocals on “Feel” and “Electric Skies”
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Recorded at Reseda Ranch Studios & G-Spot Studios
Mixed at Reseda Ranch Studios
Acoustic piano by Kawai pianos

I sensed it to be more of a play, than an album of songs... now that may be the point!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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Milan Records: "HEARTS BEAT LOUD"


In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank (Nick Offerman) is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to college, while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly "jam sesh" into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an Internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.

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I am just going to say "YES"!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "KAUFMAN'S GAME" Music by Philippe Jakko


MovieScore Media reunites with Allies composer Philippe Jakko for another tense thriller score using an unusual orchestral ensemble. Written and directed by Helier Bissell-Thomas, Kaufman’s Game tells the story of  Stanley (Jye Frasca), a young man who dream of becoming a champion boxer despite the fact his physical build makes him unsuitable for such heavy workload. When a stranger approaches him outside the gym with the offer of a specially produced steroid, Stanley gets drawn into the increasingly more violent operations of a powerful organization, while unwittingly entering into a series of tests designed to prove his mettle.

"The music had to be eerie, ominous, mysterious, with tension as a modern film noir," explains Philippe Jakko about the project. "In order to keep an anxiogenic ambiance,  I used unusual harmonies, atonal moments, glissandi, quarter tones; harmonics. But I didn’t want it to sound like an horror soundtrack, the music has to be sometimes cold, other times it needed to be warmer. I also used traditional leitmotif techniques, such as giving Stanley a soft piano arpeggio or a Moog synth for the Mafia guys." The score uses a small ensemble uses strings, horns, electronic synths, cristal baschet, vintage organ, programmings and a few parts for cello, played by soloist Eve Marie Caravassilis.

Composer Philippe Jakko graduated in musical high schools in Paris and Lyon where he studied harmony, counterpoint, composition and conducting with a music degree in musicology (on film scoring). Philippe is also a multi-instrumentalist: he plays the piano, guitars, keyboards, bass and the Arabic oud. His music for Valérie Donzelli Que D'Amour! won the Jerry Goldsmith Award in 2015. In 2017, he won an award for Le coeur en Braille at the Festival du Film en Famille in Quebec. Apart from film scoring, Philippe is also active in the world of ballet, he composed a hip hop opera and wrote several hit songs: "Yakalelo" (1998) and "Parce qu'on sait jamais" (2008) sold over 1,500,000 copies. His score for Allies was released by MovieScore Media in 2014.
 
On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score.
KAUFMAN'S GAME (YOUTUBE) Music Composed by PHILIPPE JAKKO

You can also view a making of featurette here:
KAUFMAN'S GAME - Behind the Score with composer Philippe Jakko
 
Go listen... this is a great one!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "SINNER" Season: ONE... Music by Ronit Kirchman


An eight episode close-ended series, The Sinner follows a young mother (Jessica Biel) who, when overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling act of violence and to her horror has no idea why. The event launches an inverted and utterly surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the “who” or the “what” -- but the “why” -- as an investigator (Bill Pullman) finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman's buried motive. Together they travel a harrowing journey into the depths of her psyche and the violent secrets hidden in her past.

ABOUT RONIT KIRCHMAN... Ronit Kirchman is a composer, music producer, songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. She composes music for film and television, theater and dance, multimedia installations, and the concert stage. She is also an accomplished visual artist and author.

Ronit is the composer for the riveting Golden Globe-nominated dramatic series The Sinner (USA Network). In response to its hit ratings and critical acclaim, The Sinner has been renewed for a second season which will air later in 2018. Ronit's widely varied film scores include the feature films Zen and the Art of Dying, Finding Neighbors, and The Skin I'm In, as well as The Golden Age of Fish, Say You Love Me, and Gowanus, Brooklyn among many others.

Lakeshore Records: "PICKPOCKETS" Music by Composer Alex Heffes


Aspiring teen thieves learn what it takes to be successful pickpockets on the streets of Bogotá from a master in the arts of trickery and deception.
 
Composer ALEX HEFFES... Golden Globe nominated composer Alex Heffes is known for his scores to award-winning films such as The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. It was his scores to Kevin Macdonald’s Academy Award-winning films One Day In September, The Last King of Scotland and BAFTA-winning Touching The Void that first brought him to international attention. Alongside his long collaboration with Macdonald he has worked with many of cinema’s top filmmakers such as Stephen Frears (The Program), Mira Nair (Queen of Katwe), Peter Webber (Emperor), Catherine Hardwicke (The Last King of Scotland) and J.J. Abrams (on the Stephen King mini series 11.22.63.). His score to the 8 hour event miniseries Roots premiered in 2016 on History, A&E Network and Lifetime receiving widespread critical acclaim and winning Alex the Hollywood Music in Media award for best TV score.

Alex’s versatility has led to scoring across a vast range of movie genres from Charles Ferguson’s Academy Award-winning Inside Job to the New Line horror film The Rite and Mikael Hafstrom’s action thriller Escape Plan starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He collaborated with director Tim Burton on his screen adaptation of Sweeney Todd. His score to Justin Chadwick’s film Boy was featured at the opening ceremony of the Olympic velodrome at the 2012 London Olympics.

Alex was nominated for a Golden Globe for his score to Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. He received a BAFTA nomination for the HBO drama Tsunami: The Aftermath and in 2011 was awarded Discovery Of The Year by the World Soundtrack Academy. In 2012 Alex won the Ivor Novello Award for best film score of the year for The First Grader and in 2016 he was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Recent work includes Disney’s feature film Queen Of Katwe, the Idris Elba thriller The Take and the Netflix hit series Black Mirror. Upcoming for Heffes is the BBC feature documentary Earth: One Amazing Day narrated by Robert Redford, and The Elephant Queen and Peter Webber’s Columbian drama Pickpockets.

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varèse Sarabande: "BAD SAMARITAN" Music by Joseph LoDuca


Varèse Sarabande will release the BAD SAMARITAN  – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD May 4, 2018. The album features original score composed by Joseph LoDuca (ASH VS EVIL DEAD, SPARTACUS).

“After making music together continuously for the last decade and a half, Bad Samaritan is our first feature film collaboration,” said director Dean Devlin, who has collaborated with LoDuca on such series as LEVERAGE, THE LIBRARIANS, and the mini-series THE TRIANGLE. “Joe and I have covered nearly every genre and style of music together, but this time we pushed ourselves into new ground.”

Two-time Emmy® Award winning composer (12-time Emmy nominated) Joseph LoDuca is no stranger to large orchestral action, adventure, fantasy, and thriller music. LoDuca composed the music for director Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD Trilogy, the Starz Entertainment series SPARTACUS (produced by Raimi/Tapert/Donen and Steven DeKnight), and Turner Network Television’s LEVERAGE (for Dean Devlin).

In 2017, his broadcast work included Season 4 of TNT’s THE LIBRARIANS, Season 3 of ASH V. EVIL DEAD for Starz, and DISJOINTED, a Netflix sitcom starring Kathy Bates (David Javerbaum, Chuck Lorre); two feature films–Bad Samaritan (Dean Devlin), CULT OF CHUCKY (Don Mancini); and PLEASUREDOME, an 80’s-themed musical. Joseph’s extensive work for television is highlighted by XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS (Emmy winner), LEGEND OF THE SEEKER (Emmy winner), and HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS.

Varese Sarabande: "Life of the Party"... Party-Filled Song Compilation Featuring Tracks From Cyndi Lauper, Meghan Trainor, The Sugarhill Gang, and more! With Original Music by Fil Eisler


Varèse  Sarabande is honored to announce the release of the Life of the Party – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD on May 11, 2018. The album is a party-filled compilation of songs by artists including Meghan Trainor, Evie Sands, Cyndi Lauper, The Sugarhill Gang and Chick Norris with original music by Composer Fil Eisler (EMPIRE, THE TITAN). 

Composer Fil Eisler and Director/Writer Ben Falcone where in agreement about the direction of the score from the beginning. “The conversations with Ben were always about story and character and about the mother daughter relationship between Melissa McCarthy’s character and Molly Gordon,” Eisler explained. “There is this woman who had been secure in her life for twenty something years suddenly being thrown out into a whole new world that she knew very little about. She feels vulnerable and naive in some ways but strong at the same time. We didn’t approach it from a comedic perspective at all.”

“The main theme, the ‘mother and daughter’ theme was basically the springboard for the whole score,” said Eisler. “It appears a few times but almost always in some new guise depending on the scene. It was really nice because there’s a hint of emotion in it, almost melancholy but a sort of resolve as well. It worked really well in the emotional scenes without pouring it on, and speeding it up turned it into this very upbeat triumphant cue when Melissa’s character is first starting to find her footing in college.”

Fil Eisler is one of today’s busiest and most diverse composers, with projects that range from big studio action pieces and comedies, to gritty independent films and hit television shows. Eisler recently scored Sony’s action thriller Proud Mary starring Taraji P. Henson, AMC’s new comedy series, Dietland, starring Joy Nash and Julianna Margulies, and the Netflix sci-fi thriller The Titan, starring Sam Worthington

Eisler’s inventive scores and signature themes enliven some of TV’s most popular series and notable films. He composes for Fox’s Golden Globe-nominated drama series Empire, where his tension filled orchestral cues provide a powerful contrast to the show’s hip-hop soundtrack, as well as Lifetime’s Peabody-winning series UnReaL, Bravo’s hit comedy drama series Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce, and Showtime's Emmy-winning Shameless. Eisler was also both the composer and conductor for ABC’s breakout hit drama Revenge.  In addition, In 2017 Eisler completed the scores for Netflix’s drama To The Bone starring Lily Collins and Warner Bros.’ hilarious film reboot of the fan-favorite series, CHIPS, starring Dax Shepard, Michael Peña and Kristen Bell. 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Back Lot Music: "TULLY" Music by Rob Simonsen


A new comedy from Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”). Marlo (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).

01.) Ride Into the Sun (Demo Version) - The Velvet Underground
02.) Tiergarten (Supermayer Remix) - Rufus Wainwright *previously unreleased
03.) Abstract – Rob Simonsen
04.) Choices and Judgements – Rob Simonsen
05.) Bike Ride – Rob Simonsen
06.) You Only Live Twice (Living Room Version) - Beulahbelle *cover created for the film
07.) Tully – Rob Simonsen
08.) Jogging in the Park – Rob Simonsen
09.) Blue – The Jayhawks
10.) Driving Back Home – Rob Simonsen
11.) Time to Say Goodbye (Mermaid Scene) - Rob Simonsen
12.) Let You Go – Beulahbelle *original song written for the film
13.) In a Black Out (Instrumental Version) - Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
14.) You Only Live Twice – Beulahbelle *more produced version of the cover (this version not in the film)
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "Death Doesn't Bargain" A Deadman's Cross (Volume 2) - Sherrilyn Kenyon


Death Doesn’t Bargain is the second historical fantasy title in New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Deadman’s Cross series. Where Deadmen tell their tales, and every soul is damned or redeemed by the final choices they make.

The Deadmen are back…

But so are the demons who have broken free of their eternal prison and are bent on mankind’s destruction. The worst of the lot is Vine, determined to claim their lives for taking hers. She will see the world burn…and has the perfect lure to destroy them all. One of their own.

Kalder Dupree has never known a day of mercy. Born to the cruelest of mer-races, he sacrificed himself for his crew and is in Vine’s hands. He expects no mercy or rescue.

Yet Cameron Jack is determined to set Kalder free. As a Hellchaser, it’s her calling, and she cannot allow even a not-so-innocent to be tortured for an act of kindness that spared her damnation.

To defeat evil, it sometimes takes an even worse evil, and Cameron is willing to do whatever she must to make this right. If Vine thought she had her hands full before, she hasn’t seen anything nearly as powerful as Cameron’s resolve.

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

Tor Books: "The Military Science of Star Wars" - George Beahm


George Beahm, a former U.S. Army major, draws on his experience to discuss the military science of the sprawling Star Wars universe: its personnel, weapons, technology, tactics and strategy, including an analysis of its key battles to explain how the outmanned and outgunned rebels ultimately prevailed against overwhelming forces.

Contrasting the military doctrine of the real world with the fictional world of Star Wars, the author constructively criticizes the military strengths and weaknesses of Darth Vader’s Galactic Empire and Kylo Ren’s First Order...

From Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) to Rogue One (2016), this timely book demystifies the operational arts in an accessible and entertaining way for military personnel and civilians.

Replete with a glossary of military terms, this book is supplemented with an annotated bibliography.

GEORGE BEAHM has published more than thirty books, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages worldwide and have appeared on numerous bestseller lists including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and PublishersWeekly. A former Army major in the field artillery who served on active duty, in the National Guard, and in the Army Reserve, Beahm and his wife live in southeast Virginia.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "By Fire Above" A Signal Airship (Volume 2) by Robyn Bennis


By Fire Above is the rip-roaring new adventure in Robyn Bennis's Signal Airship military fantasy series that Patricia Briggs hails as “full of sass and terrific characters.”

"All's fair in love and war," according to airship captain Josette Dupre, until her hometown of Durum becomes occupied by the enemy and her mother a prisoner of war. Then it becomes, "Nothing's fair except bombing those Vins to high hell."

Before she can rescue her town, however, Josette must maneuver her way through the nest of overstuffed vipers that make up Garnia's military and royal leaders in order to drum up support. The foppish and mostly tolerated Mistral crew member Lord Bernat steps in to advise her, along with his very attractive older brother.

Between noble scheming, under-trained recruits, and supply shortages, Josette and the crew of the Mistral figure out a way to return to Durum—only to discover that when the homefront turns into the frontlines, things are more dangerous than they seem.

ROBYN BENNIS is a scientist and airship aficionado living in Madison, Wisconsin. By Fire Above is the sequel to her debut novel, The Guns Above.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

DONTNOD Entertainment: "Vampyr" Music by Olivier Derivière


Multi award-winner and BAFTA nominated composer Olivier Derivière (Get Even, Remember Me, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - Freedom Cry) reunites with DONTNOD Entertainment, the studio behind Remember Me and Life Is Strange, to score Vampyr, a deeply immersive role-playing experience steeped in vampire mythology. The soundtrack premieres today on Bandcamp, with a digital release to follow on all platforms June 5. A limited edition vinyl featuring a selection of Vampyr's soundtrack is also available to pre-order at select retailers exclusively in Europe.

Composer Olivier Derivière's inspired fusion of fierce cello, performed by Eric-Maria Couturier from Ensemble Intercontemporain de Paris, and sublime industrial textures provide the perfect companion to Vampyr's ferocious combat and the inner struggle of protagonist Dr. Jonathan Reid.

"I wanted to capture the struggle between the doctor and vampire that Jonathan Reid becomes," reveals composer Olivier Derivière. "Only a virtuoso cellist like Eric-Maria Couturier, with all his experience in contemporary classical music, could give this performance such complex duality with his instrument. With the use of dual strings and so many disturbing notes, his musicianship evokes something unique that perfectly matches the journey of Jonathan Reid."

Widely acclaimed for both his sophisticated composition and inventive approaches to connecting music with the game, Derivière further enhances the player's experience by manipulating drones and other hybrid sounds to pan from side-to-side while you are exploring the darkly atmospheric streets of early 20th century London. As the sound of your feet echoes, so does the music.

Derivière's dense and foreboding score also features dramatic, heart-staking choral performances recorded with the acclaimed Vox Futura choir ensemble. As Derivière explains, "The choir evokes the inner conflict of the hero; 'The Thirst' is the call for blood and 'The Cross' represents the vampire's fear of religious symbols, and the redemption."

MVD Entertainment Group: "The Bloodthirsty Trilogy" [1971]


Inspired by the runaway success of the British and American gothic horror films of the sixties, Toho studios brought the vampiric tropes of the Dracula legend to Japanese screens with The Vampire Doll, Lake of Dracula, and Evil of Dracula - three spookily effective cult classics collectively known as The Bloodthirsty Trilogy. In The Vampire Doll, a young man goes missing after visiting his girlfriend's isolated country home. His sister and her boyfriend trace him to the creepy mansion, but their search becomes perilous when they uncover a gruesome family history. Lake of Dracula begins with a young girl suffering a terrifying nightmare of a vampire with blazing golden eyes. 

Eighteen years later, the dream is revealed to be a hellish prophecy when a strange package containing an empty coffin mysteriously turns up at a nearby lake. In Evil of Dracula, a professor takes up a new post at an all-girls school only to discover the school's principle conceals a dark secret and the pupils are in grave danger. Abounding with images of dark thunderous nights, ghostly mansions and bloody fangs, Michio Yamamoto's trilogy emphasizes atmosphere and style and is sure to please both fans of classic gothic horror and Japanese genre cinema.
 
Messed up films, are you going to be disturbed? Yes!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "THE MONKEY KING 3"... "GIVEAWAY of the BLU-RAY"


Director Cheang Pou-soi (Accident) and Aaron Kwok (City Under Siege) reunite for THE MONKEY KING 3, the highly-anticipated third installment in the international blockbuster Monkey King franchise, debuting on digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD May 15 from Well Go USA Entertainment. A small portion of the epic 16th-century Chinese 100-chapter novel Journey to the West again provides the story, picking up where the previous films left off with the Impish magical primate and his motley crew of colorful followers accompanying a monk on a mission to retrieve sacred scriptures. In this installment, they find themselves trapped in a land inhabited only by women. In addition to Aaron Kwok, returning castmenbers include Feng Shaofeng (White Vengeance), Gigi Leung (Turn Left, Turn Right), Xiao Shenyang (The Grandmaster) and Chung Him Law (Eye in the Sky), along with franchise newcomers Zhao Liying (Eternal Wave), Lin Chiling (City of Rock) and Kingdom Yuenc (Last Hero in China).
 

The third installment of the blockbuster fantasy series sees the return of the Monkey King (Aaron Kwok) in his most action-packed adventure yet! While continuing their epic journey to the West, the Monkey King and his companions are taken captive by the Queen of an all-female land, who believes them to be part of an ancient prophecy heralding the fall of her kingdom. With a lot of sorcery and a little bit of charm, the travelers devise a plan to escape. But, when their trickery angers the mighty River God, they realize they might just bring about the foretold destruction - unless they can find a way to quell her wrath.

Yes, another giveaway of  "THE MONKEY KING 3"... three copies in honor of the third film, drop me an email to win... that's it.
Jeremy [Six Strings]