Howlin' Wolf Records: "BETTER WATCH OUT" music by Brian Cachia


Howlin' Wolf Records proudly presents the score for BETTER WATCH OUT with music composed by acclaimed composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Brian Cachia. The score is performed by the Bratislava Studio Symphony conducted by Vladimir Martinka and concludes with a somber arrangement of "Carol of the Bells," featuring Mark Buys on guitar.

BETTER WATCH OUT is a horror/dark comedy written and directed by Chris Peckover, which has been described stylistically as a HOME ALONE style romp in the fashion of a Tarantino film. The film stars young Australian actors Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, and Ed Oxenbould, and features performances by well-known Hollywood actors Patrick Warburton (SCREAM 3) and Virginia Madsen (CANDYMAN). DeJonge and Oxenbould delivered standout performances in M. Night Shyamalan's THE VISIT, and again in BETTER WATCH OUT, now with another remarkable young actor Levi Miller (PAN). Rounding out the cast of impressive up-and-coming actors are Aleks Mikic and Dacre Montgomery (STRANGER THINGS). For more information, please [CLICK HERE]

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Hollywood Records: "Motherland: Fort Salem" music by Brandon Roberts


Hollywood Records releases Motherland: Fort Salem digital soundtrack available for download. Original score composed by Brandon Roberts.  Created by Eliot Laurence (who also created "Claws"), "Motherland: Fort Salem" is set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country. "Motherland: Fort Salem" follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into terrifying and thrilling early deployment. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped with women on the front lines, the fight looming and terrorist threats that are strikingly familiar to our world, but with supernatural tactics and weapons.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "MORITURI" Music Composed by JERRY GOLDSMITH, Conducted by LIONEL NEWMAN


Intrada's latest release is a reexamination of Jerry Goldsmith's 1965 score for the World War II drama Morituri, from the 20th Century-Fox library. Morituri is part of a set of war films scored by Goldsmith in the '60s, including The Sand Pebbles, In Harm's Way, and The Blue Max. While originally released by the Film Score Monthly label, due to poor condition elements and limitations in technology of the day, that album featured some compromised sound and inter-cuts from mono sources in order to make the score presentable. Under the detailed eyes and ears of producer Mike Matessino, this new release has been restored from the complete stereo elements and features dramatically improved sound over the previous version.

As Tim Grieving writes in his notes, "This is a score of suspense and action, tension and explosion. Tricks like quivering tremolo strings and rhythmic ticking accomplish the former, and Goldsmith got creative in how he chose to fuel the latter." While the first half of the film is sparsely spotted, Goldsmith relied on his trademark Asian-flavored sound to orient the viewer to the Tokyo and Calcutta locales. Throughout, a theme first introduced in the main title on zither, reoccurs throughout in various guises, tying the score together.


Adapted from a 1960 German novel by Werner Jörg Lüddecke, this morality thriller is set on the high seas during the reign of the Nazi regime. A German man, hiding in luxury in Switzerland, is blackmailed by the English army into posing as an SS officer on a merchant vessel carrying a valuable shipment of rubber from Japan to Germany. His mission: disable the scuttling charges protecting the ship so the Allies can attack it and scoop up the cargo. The film stars Marlon Brando and Yul Brynner.


Note: Due to local restrictions related to the pandemic, shipping time may be slower than usual
For track listing and sound samples, please visit the Morituri [Soundtrack Page].

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "HEAVENQUEST: A PILGRIM'S PROGRESS" (Digital-Only) Music by JONATHAN BEARD

 
Intrada announces its first digital-only release, continuing its support of soundtracks for smaller films in the ever-shrinking physical music distribution business. For its inaugural digital release, Intrada features Jonathan Beard's score to the Vudu-distributed film Heavenquest: A Pilgrim's Progress. Beard, who previously scored What Still Remains and Frank Vs. God, composed a score that served double-duty — embodying both the external, epic onscreen adventure and the inward journey of protagonist Vangel (Patrick Thompson). As Beard notes, "There are numerous extended sequences with no dialogue where the lushness of the score really shines, in addition to some epic battle moments. But it is the quieter poignant material that resonates with me the most and was a particular treat to compose."

The score, a mix of electronics and acoustics, features a large percussion section and highlights vocal, violin, flute and cello solos throughout, plus other-worldly electronics to underscore the darker fantasy side of the film as well as flashback sequences. The epic main title features a soaring vocal by Elyse Willis. "Early on in the scoring process, I holed up in my studio with my synthesizer arsenal for a number of days, and designed numerous electronic textures that we used throughout those portions," said Beard.

In the film, Vangel is a regal man, forced into a journey upon his sudden and mysterious arrest. Injured while escaping, he experiences strange visions and dreams featuring a lady in white calling to him from the unknown North. His adventure takes him through mountains, deserts, lakes and forests, with promises of a better life...if he can make it there alive.

Check out the film on Vudu [CLICK HERE]
 
For track listing and sound samples, please visit the Heavenquest: A Pilgrim's Progress Soundtrack Page.


Jeremy [Six Strings]

Caldera Records: "FLAME IN THE WIND/SHEFFEY" music by Dwight Gustafson


Caldera Records is proud to present the original scores for the motion pictures “Flame in the Wind” and “Sheffey” from 1971 and 1977 respectively.

Both films were produced by Unusual Film, a division of Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. “Flame in the Wind” is set during the time of the Spanish Inquisition and follows a young man named Carlos who is faced with a conflict throughout the course of the motion picture: should he, horrified by the Inquisition, follow the Bible, or adhere to religious tradition?

“Sheffey” was an even bigger undertaking, a lavish and expensive production: Born in 1820, Robert Sheffey was a Methodist evangelist who spent his lifetime taking care of those in need, traveling through Virginia and Tennessee and preaching the word of God.

The music for both films was composed by Dwight Gustafson. Born in 1930, Gustafson was named acting dean of the School of Fine Arts at BJU at 24. He served as administrator, taught, composed, conducted and preached until his retirement in 1997.

The music for “Flame in the Wind” is based around three themes which recur throughout the score, which was issued on an LP by Unusual Films in 1971. Gustafson wrote a leitmotif for the film’s hero Carlos which is supposed to reveal the pathos and heroism of the young man as he tries to find his way. The second theme, a rather eerie, instrumental melody for the Inquisition expresses the repression and terror for which the inquisitors are responsible, while a triumphant chorale seeks to honor the true believers who have lost their lives due to their faith in Jesus Christ during the Spanish Inquisition.

“Sheffey” follows a different musical conception, although Gustafon’s style is unmistakable. Since the film, through the life of Robert Sheffey, tells the story of folk religion, Gustafson decided to employ various folk tunes as seemed appropriate to backbone for his score.

Both “Flame in the Wind” and “Sheffey” were composed, orchestrated and conducted by Dwight Gustafson and recorded with the Bob Jones University Symphony Orchestra, composed of students and faculty. LPs of both scores were made available by Unusual Films/BJU to coincide with the film releases.

The 35th Caldera CD features a detailed booklet-text by Stephan Eicke and elegant artwork by Luis Miguel Rojas. The CD was mastered by Richard Moore and produced by Stephan Eicke and John Elborg. [http://caldera-records.com/]
 
Richness, 70's-esque sounding and rather moving scores by composer Dwight Gustafson who I had not heard of until this release. Style on "FLAME IN THE WIND" is pretty heavy on the strings which I love, worth it for sure. Onto "SHEFFEY" feels to be more upbeat, I seem to be weighing in on liking this score better... though both are very well done.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

KeepMoving Records: “Saving Leningrad” music by Yuri Poteyenko [Limited Edition of 100 copies]


KeepMoving Records releases Yuri Poteyenko’s latest score for Saving Leningrad. Directed by Alexey Kozlov, the film is based on the true story of Barge 752, one of the biggest shipwreck tragedies of Russian history. Originally designed as a fishing boat, Barge 752 was not designed for passenger transport, yet over a thousand people were loaded onto it during the evacuation of the city. When the ship crashed in a storm, only 200 of the estimated 1500 passengers reached the shore safely. The true story of Barge 752 was kept classified until 2004 and even when it was released to the public, only a few people learned about it. This is about to change with Saving Leningrad, aimed to raise awareness about this shocking event to a wider audience.

The music for Saving Leningrad alternates between high-octane battle pieces as well as Shostakovich-inspired cues that showed the darker side of Mother Nature with the storm being a much deadlier enemy than any German fighter pilots. The other half of the cue features the romantic moments for a couple whose relationship is tested by the tragedy. The soundtrack features almost the whole underscore recorded for the movie. As it is so typical of Russian films, some of the cues have been moved around or repeated, but have been reconfigured for the most optimal listening experience for the CD. The album comes with liner notes by Gergely Hubai discussing the historical events, the film and the score.

click here... https://www.keepmovingrecords.com/
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

KeepMoving Records: “Lev Yashin: The Dream Goalkeeper” music by George Kallis


KeepMoving Records presents the original soundtrack by George Kallis (Gagarin: First in Space, Albion The Enchanted Stallion), who paints a musical portrait of a true legend of the Soviet Union – legendary goalkeeper Lev Yashin, The Dream Goalkeeper. As one of the first keepers to leave his goal and help his defense actively, Yashin revolutionized his post and was honored with a Ballon d’Or, the only goalkeeper to do so. Directed by Vasiliy Chiginskiy and starring Aleksandr Fokin, the movie depicts Yashin’s life from humble beginnings to becoming a legend of Dynamo Moscow and the feared Black Spider of the national team of the Soviet Union. The digital version is released concurrently by Swedish soundtrack label MovieScore Media.

George Kallis earned a musical scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston and represented his alma mater on an NBC special about film music in his final year. After relocating to London, he followed up his Bachelor’s Degree with a Masters of Music in Composition at The Royal College of Music. His first important score was written for Highlander: The Source, the fourth installment of the fantasy franchise. Since then, he has written epic scores for the ebola crisis (93 Days), the magical kingdom of Albion (Albion: The Enchanted Stallion) and even his native Greece (Cliffs of Freedom). He has also ventured into the world of Russian cinema with Gagarin: First in Space and Disney’s The Last Warrior.

click here... https://www.keepmovingrecords.com/
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Bazillion Points: "TEXAS IS THE REASON: The Mavericks of Lone Star Punk"


New from Bazillion Points, publisher of definitive music scene histories Swedish Death Metal, Sub Pop USA, Touch and Go, We Got Power!, Murder in the Front Row, NYHC, and Metalion.

Arriving in 1978, hitched to the back of the Sex Pistols tour bus, Texas punk rock soon became as mythic as the state’s devotion to football, cattle, and prayer. Confrontational renegades like the Huns, the Big Boys, and the Dicks led a defiant new era of blood, sweat, and cross-dressing cowboys.

Joining Pat Blashill’s over 200 deep black and white photos here are essays by director Richard Linklater (Slacker/School of Rock); singer David Yow (Scratch Acid/Jesus Lizard); drummer Teresa Taylor (Butthole Surfers); and local luminaries Adriane “Ash” Shown and Donna Rich. True mavericks banded together to make a stand, and...Texas Is the Reason.

“Pat Blashill’s beautiful book of photos captures the poetics and energetic eccentricities of the post punk Austin, Texas music scene of the '80s, things one will never get on the internet. Long live books—and this one kicks ass."—Kim Gordon

"Great bands come out of great scenes, so Blashill shoots not just the shows but the community. Even the intimate moments scream punk rock, and even the punk rock moments scream intimacy."—Michael Azerrad, This Band Could Be Your Life!
[https://www.bazillionpoints.com/texas]
 
AWESOME!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "Servant of the Crown" (The Dragonslayer#3) - Duncan M. Hamilton


The Exciting Conclusion to the Dragonslayer Trilogy... Long laid plans finally bear fruit, but will it prove as sweet as hoped for? With the king on his deathbed, the power Amaury has sought for so long is finally in his grasp.  As opposition gathers from unexpected places, dragonkind fights for survival and a long-awaited reckoning grows close.  Soléne masters her magic, but questions the demands the world will make of her. Unable to say no when the call of duty comes, Gill realizes that the life he had given up on has not given up on him.

Once a servant of the crown, ever a servant of the crown...
The Dragonslayer Trilogy:
1. Dragonslayer
2. Knight of the Silver Circle
3. Servant of the Crown

Duncan M. Hamilton holds Master's Degrees in History and Law, and has practiced as a barrister. He lives in Ireland, near the sea. Hamilton’s debut novel, The Tattered Banner, first of the Society of the Sword trilogy, was named one of BuzzFeed's 12 Greatest Fantasy Books Of The Year in 2013. That book was followed by The Huntsman’s Amulet and The Telastrian Song, and by Wolf of the North, a Norse-inspired fantasy trilogy.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Microsoft Studios Music: "Ori and the Will of the Wisps" music by Gareth Coker


The Ori and the Will of the Wisps soundtrack features 186 minutes of music composed exclusively for the game. The soundtrack was composed by Gareth Coker, with guest performances from vocalists Aeralie Brighton, Kelsey Mira and woodwind specialist Kristin Naigus. The 72 piece Philharmonia Orchestra and 20 piece Pinewood Voices combined forces in the Lyndhurst Hall at Air Studios in London to produce the recording of this soundtrack.

Gareth Coker is a British composer for film, games, and commercials. Since moving from Japan to Los Angeles in 2009, Gareth has developed a compositional style focusing on memorable, melodically-driven themes and motifs, combined with unique, and unconventional soundscapes. 


This one is stunning, period!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "STARGIRL" music by Rob Simonsen


Walt Disney Records releases the Stargirl digital soundtrack, streaming exclusively on Disney+ today. The album features 7 songs performed by Grace VanderWaal with score composed by Rob Simonsen (“The Way Back,” “Love, Simon”), available now.

Stargirl, a film adaptation of Jerry Spinelli’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, features VanderWaal playing the titular role of the same name. Written by VanderWaal while filming, “Today and Tomorrow” is the end-credit title track and the clip-based video can be seen here. VandwerWaal debuted the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on March 11: [CLICK HERE]

Grace VanderWaal is a creative force to be reckoned with. Following her meteoric rise and the release of her best-selling EP, Perfectly Imperfect, and full-length album, Just The Beginning, the America’s Got Talent winner returned with a new EP titled LETTERS: VOL. 1 late last year. To date Grace has over 700 million streams worldwide. All throughout, VanderWaal keeps her millions of fans updated on her daily musings and everyday evolution on social media, all while enjoying the experience of simply being a teenager. Letters: Vol. 2 is set for release later this year via Columbia Records.

“Stargirl” from Disney+ is a tender and offbeat coming-of-age story based on the critically-acclaimed, New York Times’ best-selling young adult novel about an unassuming high schooler who finds himself inexplicably drawn to the free-spirited new girl, whose unconventional ways change how they see themselves…and their world. Leo Borlock (Graham Verchere) is an average student at Mica High School. He gets decent grades, is a member of the school’s marching band and has always been content flying under the radar. But all that changes when he meets Stargirl Caraway (Grace VanderWaal), a confident and colorful new student with a penchant for the ukulele, who stands out in a crowd. She is kind, finds magic in the mundane and touches the lives of others with the simplest of gestures. Her eccentricities and infectious personality charm Leo and the student body, and she quickly goes from being ignored and ridiculed to accepted and praised, then back again, sending Leo on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. A celebration of individuality, kindness and the power of the human spirit, “Stargirl” is directed by Julia Hart from a screenplay by Kristin Hahn and Julia Hart & Jordan Horowitz based on the novel by Jerry Spinelli. The film stars singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal in her film debut, Graham Verchere, Karan Brar, Maximiliano Hernandez, Darby Stanchfield and Giancarlo Esposito. “Stargirl” is produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, p.g.a., Lee Stollman, p.g.a., and Kristin Hahn, p.g.a., with Jordan Horowitz, Jim Powers, Jerry Spinelli, Eddie Gamarra, Catherine Hardwicke and Jonathan Levin as executive producers.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

DISNEY JUNIOR MUSIC: MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE DIGITAL SOUNDTRACK FROM DISNEY JUNIOR’S ALL NEW ANIMATED SERIES “MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE”


Walt Disney Records releases the soundtrack to Disney Junior’s upcoming animated series “Mira, Royal Detective” in conjunction with the series premiere on Friday, March 20 (11:00 a.m. EDT/PDT on Disney Channel and 7:00 p.m. EDT/PDT on Disney Junior). 

Disney Junior Music: Mira, Royal Detective digital soundtrack features 20 songs from the series, which is inspired by Indian cultures and customs and features an all-star cast including Freida Pinto, Kal Penn, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Hannah Simone and Jameela Jamil. Newcomer Leela Ladnier stars as the voice of Mira. A “Mira, Royal Detective (Mashup)” features a mix of the series' theme song and Mira's signature song "We're on the Case", which is arranged by series music consultant Deepak Ramapriyan.  The accompanying video, choreographed by series dance consultant/choreographer Nakul Dev Mahajan, is available on DisneyMusicVevo.

Disney Junior Music: Mira, Royal Detective digital soundtrack is available today. The “Disney Junior Hits Playlist” can be heard here.

About “Mira, Royal Detective”
Set in the magical Indian-inspired land of Jalpur, “Mira, Royal Detective” introduces a brave and resourceful girl named Mira, a commoner who is appointed to the role of royal detective by the queen. The series centers on Mira, who, along with her friend Prince Neel, creative cousin Priya, and comical mongoose sidekicks Mikku and Chikku, set out on mystery-solving adventures that highlight critical thinking and encourage deductive reasoning for young viewers.

Emmy® Award-nominated Sascha Paladino ("Miles from Tomorrowland") is executive producer. Becca Topol ("Elena of Avalor") is series developer and story editor, and will also serve as co-producer on season two. IW Group's Shagorika Ghosh Perkins is the series' cultural consultant and consulting producer. Emmy Award nominees Matthew Tishler ("High School Musical: The Musical: The Series") and Jeannie Lurie ("The Muppets") write and produce the original songs, and Amritha Vaz ("Miss India America") serves as composer. Additional consultants include Bollywood dancer and choreographer Nakul Dev Mahajan ("So You Think You Can Dance") and music producer Deepak Ramapriyan ("Basmati Blues"). The series is produced by Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior, with animation provided by Technicolor India.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS – THE FINAL SEASON" (EPISODES 1-4)


The Emmy® Award-winning animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” returns for its epic conclusion streaming only on Disney+ beginning February 21.  With ambitious, groundbreaking computer animation from Lucasfilm Animation, classic characters, astounding action, and the timeless battle between good and evil, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” expands the Star Wars story with all new adventures set in a galaxy far, far away. 

Award-winning composer Kevin Kiner returns to score all 12 episodes of the final season of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”  The first soundtrack features the first 4 episodes, with 2 soundtrack releases to follow:
 
3/13:     Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Final Season (Episodes 1-4)
4/10:     Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Final Season (Episodes 5-8)
5/04:     Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Final Season (Episodes 9-12)

Kiner said, “It has been such a fantastic ride scoring ‘Clone Wars’ and working with Dave Filoni and George Lucas was a dream come true. I feel like season seven is everything we all wanted ‘Clone Wars’ to be, top to bottom.  From the music to the animation to the story lines to the directing, this is the show I always wanted to be a part of!”

About “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”
Now it is the end of the historic Clone Wars, as the forces of darkness have amassed great power in their bid to transform the Republic into the Galactic Empire. In the conflict’s final days, clone troopers specialize for the dangerous missions ahead, Ahsoka Tano confronts life outside of the Jedi Order, and a familiar menace returns to wreak havoc. The explosive final chapters of the Clone Wars chronicle the end of a major era in Star Wars history.

Created by George Lucas, with Dave Filoni as Executive Producer/Supervising Director, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” stars Matt Lanter as “Anakin Skywalker,” Ashley Eckstein as “Ahsoka Tano,” Dee Bradley Baker as “Captain Rex” and the clone troopers, James Arnold Taylor as “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” Katee Sackhoff as “Bo- Katan,” Tom Kane as “Yoda” and Sam Witwer as “Maul.”

About Kevin Kiner
Honored with multiple Emmy and Annie nominations, as well as 12 BMI awards, Kevin Kiner is one of the most versatile and sought-after composers in Hollywood. In creating intimate soloistic guitar music over the grim realities of the Juarez Cartel, to grand orchestral music for a galaxy far, far away, Kevin’s wide musical range has allowed him to take on such diverse projects as Netflix’s hit series “Narcos: Mexico,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” Showtime’s “City on a Hill,” AMC’s “Hell on Wheels,” CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” CBS’s “CSI: Miami,” and Netflix’s “Making a Murderer”  Kevin also scores Warner Brother’s “Titans,” and “Doom Patrol” with Clint Mansell. 
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lucasfilm: "STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER" [BLU-RAY/DVD/4K]


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams’ riveting, inspiring conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, electrified audiences around the globe, earning more than a billion dollars worldwide. Soon fans can complete their collections when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and via Movies Anywhere on March 17, two weeks before it lands physically in 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on March 31.

Bonus material includes a feature-length, making-of documentary, which goes behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and explores the legacy of the Skywalker saga. Bonus features also dig into the film’s Pasaana desert scenes, including the thrilling landspeeder chase, and the ship in which Rey discovers family secrets as well as a new little droid named D-O. Plus, fans will hear from Warwick Davis, who reprises his role as Wicket the Ewok, as well as the creature effects team that created a record 584 creatures and droids for the film. Digital consumers will receive an exclusive feature highlighting legendary composer John Williams, who has scored every episode in the Skywalker saga.


Bonus features include*:
The Skywalker Legacy – The story lives forever in this feature-length documentary that charts the making of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Pasaana Pursuit: Creating the Speeder Chase – Dive into the making of the movie’s epic landspeeder chase and discover how this spectacular sequence was brought to the screen.
Aliens in the Desert – See what it took to create the Pasaana desert scenes, from the sheer scale and complexity of the shoot to its colorful details.
D-O: Key to the Past – Explore the ship that connects Rey to the mystery of her missing parents and get to know the galaxy’s newest, irresistible droid.
Warwick & Son – Warwick Davis, who played Wicket in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, dons the Ewok costume once more; this time joined by his son Harrison.
Cast of Creatures – The team behind the film’s memorable creatures reveal the puppetry, makeup, prosthetics and digital magic that bring them to life!

Digital Exclusive:
The Maestro’s Finale – Composer John Williams reflects on his body of work for the Star Wars saga and shares insights on scoring Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.

The ninth and final episode in the Skywalker saga welcomed the return of original characters Luke Skywalker, General Leia Organa, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Emperor Palpatine and Lando Calrissian, along with the latest generation of heroes and villains, including Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, Maz, Rose, General Hux and Kylo Ren. Newcomers include Jannah, a new ally of the Resistance; Allegiant General Pryde of the First Order; and smuggler Zorii Bliss. 


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is packaged several ways to ensure fans get the most out of their at-home viewing experience. The Multiscreen Edition includes Blu-ray and a Digital copy, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices. Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for a 4K UHD Ultimate Collector’s Edition, including 4K UHD, Blu-ray and a Digital copy. 4K Ultra HD provides four times the resolution of HD paired with fully immersive picture and sound and Dolby Atmos audio, allowing viewers at home to practically feel the Force.

On March 31, coinciding with the physical release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, eight Star Wars films are being released on 4K UHD for the first time: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
 
Worth every minute, well done!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Well Go USA Entertainment: "THE CAPTAIN" [BLU-RAY/DVD]... and the GIVEAWAY!


Based on a true incident, the critically-acclaimed disaster film THE CAPTAIN debuts on Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD March 31 from Well Go USA Entertainment. 

Airbus flight A319 is thrown into a state of panic when the cockpit windshield shatters after takeoff. With communication to control lost and an injured co-pilot, it is up to the plane’s strong-willed Captain to bring everyone home safely. Directed by Weiqiang Liu (Kung Fu Monster, The Guillotines), THE CAPTAIN stars Hanyu Zhang (The Taking of Tiger Mountain), Hao Ou (Legend of the Demon Cat) and Jiang Du (Chasing the Dragon II: Wild Wild Bunch).


The China Film Critics Association named Quan Yuan its “Actress of the Year” and she won the Golden Carp Film Award as “Favorite Actress.”  In addition, THE CAPTAIN was named “Best Film” at the Chinese American Film Festival, Weiqiang Liu was named Best Director and Hanyu Zhang “Outstanding Actor” at the Macau International Movie Festival.

On the morning of May 14th, 2018, Airbus flight A319 is thrown into a state of panic when the cockpit windshield shatters after takeoff. Cabin temperatures plummet, passengers are losing consciousness, and all communication to control is lost. Heading into an enormous storm with the co-pilot sucked halfway out of the cockpit window, the plane’s strong-willed Captain, Liu Chuan Jian, is determined to bring everyone home safely.

There is a GIVEAWAY, but with the world on lock down I will  push this one until everything gets back to a little more normal... until then be safe and watch the trailer [CLICK HERE]
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Vertical Entertainment: "BEHIND YOU"...will be in theaters and on VOD on April 17, 2020 [Maybe, Check for Updates]


Vertical Entertainment has released the trailer and poster for demonic horror film BEHIND YOU! In this directorial debut from Andrew Mecham and Matthew Whedon, two young sisters find that all the mirrors in their estranged aunt's house are covered or hidden. When one of them happens upon a mirror in the basement, she unknowingly releases a malicious demon. BEHIND YOU stars Jan Broberg (ABDUCTED IN PLAIN SIGHT), Addy Miller (THE WALKING DEAD), Elizabeth Birkner and Philip Brodie and is produced by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing's Tremendum Pictures alongside Parallelogram.

Watch the trailer HERE: CLICK HERE... HERE... RIGHT HERE!

Two young sisters, sent to live with their estranged Aunt, find that all the mirrors in her house are covered or hidden. When one of the sisters happens upon a mirror in the basement, she unknowingly releases a malicious demon that had haunted her mother and aunt years ago.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Cinema Libre Studio: "FROM ICELAND TO EDEN" DVD and On Demand April 7


Two drug-hazed young lovers dream about escaping icy Reykjavik to live carefree in Paradise (aka Eden), in FROM ICELAND TO EDEN.
 
While escaping from the police, Óliver (Hansel Eagle) accidentally stumbles into a flat and saves Lóa’s (Telma Huld Jóhannesdóttir) life. The pair are both users and dealers but want nothing more than to escape and start a new life. However, the situation becomes much more complicated when they decide to use stolen narcotics from an infamous drug lord to fund their escape plans.

Starring Hansel Eagle whose lifelong friend, writer and director Snævar Sölvason, offered him the lead role in the movie Albatross (2015) which kickstarted his acting career. Since then, he has mainly focused on modeling and acting (commercials, short films and now his second lead role in a full feature currently in production) with a brief hiatus during which he became a World Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher from the Mandala Studio in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Also starring Telma Huld Jóhannesdóttir, who made her debut as a film actress in 2015 with her role in the Icelandic indie flick, Webcam. Since then she has worked primarily in the film industry in Iceland in the areas of producing, casting, writing and directing while also continuing to act. After finishing shooting for the film Eden in early 2017, Telma went on to study acting at the renowned Le Cours Florent in Paris, followed by a course at Prague Film School in the Czech Republic.
 


While narrowly escaping a police raid on his home, Oliver (Hansel Eagle) bumps into Loa (Telma Huld Jóhannesdóttir). Recognizing his street name from the club scene of Reykjavik, she says destiny has brought them together. As they desperately seek help from Loa’s colorful acquaintances, the duo become lovers and partners in crime. Running small deals leads to dangerous encounters with an infamous crime syndicate. As Oliver and Loa get sucked deeper into the Icelandic underworld, they dream of escaping to a tropical paradise, but can they pull off just one last heist?
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Artsploitation Films: "THE DEAD ONES" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


For four outcast teens, summer detention means being assigned to clean their high school after a horrific incident. But they are not alone; a macabre gang wearing guises of The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse - Famine, Pestilence, War and Death - has locked them inside and is hunting them through the school's ravaged hallways. As the four students battle to survive, each must confront the supernatural echoes of past traumas they have struggled to forget - and may be condemned to relive.
 
The Dead Ones; Director: Jeremy Kasten; Producer: Dominic Dromgoole, Alexandra Breede, Louise Simpson; Starring: Sarah Rose Harper, Brandon Thane Wilson,  Katie Foster, Torey Garza; Country: USA; Year: 2020; Running Time: 75 minutes; Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1; Language: English [CLICK HERE: TRAILER]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Artsploitation Films: "DEAD DICKS" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


When Becca receives a series of panicked messages from her older brother Richie, she rushes over to check on him. Following a seemingly successful suicide attempt, Richie, who suffers from mental illness, has discovered what appears to be his own dead body. And soon, they find several more dead versions of Richie and together, try to figure out how he is being reborn each time he takes his own life and is it all caused by that pulsating wall orifice in his bedroom? Cronenberg meet Bunuel.

Directed by Chris Bavota and Lee Paula Springer, Dead Dicks received its World Premiere at the 2019 Fantasia Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Best Canadian Feature. Critics have called Dead Dick, “A breath-snatching gore and horror..wildly entertaining” (Pajiba); “One of the most touching, powerful, emotional tales I’ve ever seen in horror cinema" (Nerdly); "An ingenious and imaginative slice of genre cinema" (Backseat Mafia); and "An uncommonly smart, engrossing and dramatically ambitious independent horror/drama" (Rue Morgue). [CLICK HERE: TRAILER]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "MANIAC" (4K UHD BLU-RAY)


The Notorious Horror Classic! Now on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray!.. Frank Zito (a career performance by writer/executive producer Joe Spinell of ROCKY and THE GODFATHER fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a MANIAC.

Directed by William Lustig (MANIAC COP 2, VIGILANTE) and featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD, FRIDAY THE 13th), this relentlessly shocking and disturbing film was originally banned or censored all over the world due to its graphic violence. Now Blue Underground is thrilled to present our critically acclaimed restoration of MANIAC in true 4K Ultra High Definition with Dolby Vision HDR and a new Dolby Atmos audio mix! Year of Production: 1980 [TRAILER: CLICK HERE]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "ZOMBIE" (4K UHD BLU-RAY)


The Dead Are Among Us on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray!.. In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line "WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!" Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, THE NEW YORK RIPPER) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

Now Blue Underground is proud to present our critically acclaimed restoration of ZOMBIE in true 4K Ultra High Definition with Dolby Vision HDR and a new Dolby Atmos audio mix, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival Extras! Year of Production: 1979 [TRAILER: CLICK HERE]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande: "HACKERS" 2Cd Set and LP!

On vinyl for the first time, as well as on an expanded 2 CD set, the definitive soundtrack to the film Hackers is being released in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the film, exclusively from Varèse Sarabande Records. The double LP features music from an incredible lineup of electronic artists, and three never-before-released score tracks including “Hackers Suite” performed by composer Simon Boswell, as well as two pieces by Guy Pratt, “One Combination” and “Grand Central Station” featuring David Gilmour.

“This was such a fun thing to do, had to quickly knock it up at home and then David swung by and did his inimitable thing in one take.” – Guy Pratt

Listen to “Grand Central Station” on YouTube: [CLICK HERE]

Additionally, tracks that were not on the original soundtrack release in 1995, including “Protection” by Massive Attack and “Open Up” by Leftfield, are part of this special album edition. The commemorative package includes two black vinyl LPs in a gatefold, new notes from director Iain Softley and unreleased photos of the cast. As part of Record Store Day 2020, this special vinyl is available on April 18, 2020, at thousands of independent record stores. A list of participating stores can be found at recordstoreday.com.

The CD version, which is available online on the same day at all retailers, features even more unreleased music, with a total of nine tracks by Guy Pratt and Simon Boswell on disc two! For more info., visit VareseSarabande.com

Disc 1
01.    “Halcyon and On and On” Performed by Orbital (9:29)
02.    “Open Up” Performed by Leftfield (6:52)
03.    “Cowgirl” Performed by Underworld (8:55)
04.    “Voodoo People” Performed by Prodigy (4:05)
05.    “Connected” Performed by Stereo MC’s (4:00)
06.    “One Love” Performed by Prodigy (3:52)
07.    “Original Bedroom Rockers” Performed by Kruder & Dorfmeister (6:06)
08.    “Good Grief” Performed by Urban Dance Squad (4:29)
09.    “Heaven Knows” Performed by Squeeze (4:35)

Disc 2
01.    “Protection” Performed by Massive Attack (7:45)
02.    “One Combination” Performed by Guy Pratt (1:50)
03.    “Grand Central Station” Performed by Guy Pratt [featuring David Gilmour] (3:06)
04.    “Hackers Suite” Performed by Simon Boswell (6:13)
05.    “Diskette” Performed by Simon Boswell (2:04)
06.    “City of Data” Performed by Simon Boswell (4:06)
07.    “Ellingson HQ” Performed by Simon Boswell (2:35)
08.    “Cereal’s Speech” Performed by Simon Boswell (3:00)
09.    “Kernel” Performed by Simon Boswell (2:16)
10.    “Date Night” Performed by Simon Boswell (4:14)

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Who is NOTEFORNOTE MUSIC?


We are a label created to release the music from all genres on CD and occasionally on vinyl.  Whether it's that pop record that has been out of print for 10 years or a score album that a label released as a limited edition, Notefornote will release titles we feel still have demand and/or interest from fans.  Think of us as a second chance label that will place emphasis on improving whatever we can, whether via bonus tracks or improved sound. [https://notefornotemusic.com/]

The Meanest Man in Texas 3/13/2020
Spy Intervention 2/14/2020
Colewell 2/14/2020
Triumph 11/15/2019
Animal Among Us 11/8/2019
Go Fish 11/8/2019
Greenlight 11/1/2019
Encounter 10/4/2019
Ms. Purple 8/23/2019
First to the Moon: The Journey of Apollo 8 6/7/2019
Enemy Within 5/24/2019
Pumpkinhead 5/20/2019
Masters of the Universe 2/21/2019
Dead Ant 1/25/2019
Being Rose 1/14/2019
Goon: Last of the Enforcers 12/7/2018
Holocaust - The Story of the Family Weiss 11/26/2018
Wuthering Heights 9/10/2018
Higher Power 6/15/2018
No Way Out - Deluxe Edition 6/4/2018
Jackals 5/18/2018
Downrange 4/26/2018
Rain Man - Original Score 4/16/2018
Painted Woman 2/9/2018
Bunyan and Babe 9/8/2017
The Drowning 8/25/2017
Gook - Original Score 8/25/2017
Thelma & Louise - Original Score 1/31/2017
 
I love this label, they bring a wide variety of music from all spots on the planet, sharing rare classic finds and modern composers.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "ONWARD" music by Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna


Five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile has been tapped to perform an emotionally poignant song, “Carried Me With You,” for the end credits of the Disney and Pixar film “Onward.” The song is written and produced by Carlile, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth.  The original motion picture digital soundtrack is available today from Walt Disney Records.

“Carried Me With You’ is a song about not taking love for granted—accepting love even when you don’t feel like you deserve it,” said Carlile. “It’s absolutely wonderful to be a part of a Pixar film! I can’t wait for my little girls to see it! It’ll no doubt have all the wonder, imagination and creative life lessons our family has come to love about Pixar films.”
 
The all-new, original film features a dynamic score from multiple-award-winning composers Mychael Danna (Oscar® winner for “Life of Pi”) and Jeff Danna. When they ventured to Pixar Animation Studios to learn about a new project from director Dan Scanlon, they had no idea what to expect——and what they heard astonished them. “It’s weirdly and uncannily personal for us,” said Mychael Danna. “As soon as Dan started talking about it, the hairs went up on the back of my neck. The whole story: father is an accountant and dies when the brothers are young, and how the relationship of the brothers is affected. In our case we were 19 and 13.

“As a composer,” continued Danna, “you have to understand and relate to the emotion of the characters. You have to empathize with them and go to your own experiences. Sometimes that can take some effort, but in this case, there was no problem accessing all the personal emotion we have about this story.”
 

Their score elevates the fantasy aspect of the film, featuring folk and early music instruments, including folk guitars, the plucked-string psaltery, and a crumhorn. Magic is also a key component of the story, so the composers had to design music to complement the spells and effects. “Musically, the magic is big and out of control—trumpets flying around,” said Jeff Danna. “But at the heart of it, there are four notes. Even in the first scene when the magic is out of control—this whirling cyclone of a cue—there are these four notes that hang through it. That’s the thing you can just barely put your finger on. As the film progresses, we present that more and more clearly. Amongst all of the craziness, these four notes tell the story of the magic.”

The score, which features 44 cues, was recorded with a 92-piece orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Dodd.
  
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: “DISNEY DREAMIN' WITH MATTHEW MORRISON"

 
Emmy®, Tony®, and Golden Globe® nominated artist Matthew Morrison, in collaboration with Disney Music Group, TODAY releases carefully curated album of Disney classics, Disney Dreamin’ with Matthew Morrison. Inspired as a personal dedication to his own child, Morrison’s song selection was picked from his fondest Disney memories as a child himself and will cover several eras of beloved classic films including “Pinocchio,” “Dumbo,” “Cinderella” and “Toy Story.” On his rendition of “A Whole New World,” Matthew called on his longtime friend, Billboard #1 recording artist and Broadway star Shoshana Bean, to join him on the only duet of the album.

BUY/STREAM Disney Dreamin’ with Matthew Morrison https://disneymusic.co/DisneyDreamin 
 
“I have never felt so much joy and connection in making an album. Every note, every word I sang was for my son, Revel James," Morrison states. "There's a beautiful feeling of nostalgia that is forever connected to the Disney catalog, and my goal was to deliver an album that reconnects us all to the magic of youth."

To celebrate the release of the album, Morrison will host an intimate concert and talk session with fans on Friday, March 13 at Sony Hall in New York City. The show will be hosted by Emmy award winning journalist Frank DiLella. Tickets are available at www.sonyhall.com.

Morrison's versatility has been shown through his recognized work on-stage and on-screen. In addition to starring in multiple Broadway productions (“The Light in the Piazza,” "South Pacific,” “Finding Neverland,” “Hairspray”), the award-winning performer portrayed the role of Will Schuester on the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning series, “Glee." Other television credits include guest star roles on “The Good Wife” and “Grey's Anatomy.” Morrison has recorded two studio albums and has collaborated with an impressive guest list of artists including Sting, Sir Elton John, Smokey Robinson, and Gwyenth Paltrow. Most recently, Morrison appeared on FX's "American Horror Story: 1984" and BBC One’s hit dance competition series created by Simon Cowell, “The Greatest Dancer.”

Disney Dreamin’ with Matthew Morrison Track List:

1. Friend Like Me Aladdin
2. Go the Distance Hercules
3. You’ve Got a Friend in Me Toy Story
4. A Whole New World feat. Shoshana Bean Aladdin
5. When I See an Elephant Fly Dumbo
6. (Main Title) The Second Star to the Right Peter Pan
7. A Dream Is a Wish a Heart Makes Cinderella
8. You’ll Be in My Heart Tarzan
9. When You Wish Upon a Star Pinocchio
10. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Song of the South / The Bare Necessities The Jungle Book

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Silva Screen Records: "DOCTOR WHO SERIES 12" music by Segun Akinola


Doctor Who returned on New Year’s Day with a thrilling new series full of scares and surprises. The series 12 soundtrack is now available to pre-order from Silva Screen Records.  Building on the character themes and dramatic musical landscapes created for Jodie Whittaker’s first series as the Thirteenth Doctor, composer Segun Akinola has created a mesmerizing and diverse collection of scores for the new adventures.  This two-volume collection showcases new themes for the Master and the Cyberman and celebrates the epic, action-packed storytelling in Series 12.  Segun Akinola is an alumnus of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and part of 2017’s BAFTA Breakthrough Brit programme.

Segun Akinola, Composer, said: "From the experimental sounds of ‘Orphan 55’ to the emotional rollercoaster of ‘The Timeless Children’, it’s been a complete joy working on the music for Series 12 and I hope that whilst listening to this album, fans can relive all their favourite moments."

Chris Chibnall, Showrunner, said: "Segun’s music is a key component of the Thirteenth Doctor’s era - his extraordinarily eclectic, bold and emotional scores for the series are part of Doctor Who’s identity. From lush orchestral spy movie arrangements to experimental soundscapes, this collection showcases the range, ambition, precision and brilliance of Segun as a composer - and demonstrates how lucky Doctor Who is to have a composer of Segun’s calibre providing dynamic and fresh new scores every episode. No Doctor Who fan should be without it, and no lover of contemporary film scores should miss it."

A behind the scenes featurette of the music from Series 12 was released on the Doctor Who YouTube channel today to promote the soundtrack: [CLICK HERE]

Release date: April 3, 2020 [http://www.silvascreenusa.com]

Love the music from this show... really and it's about time you do too!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

4Digital Media: "2 GRAVES IN THE DESERT" [DVD]


When Eric wakes up, tied and gagged in the trunk of a pick-up truck, it’s instantly clear he’s been kidnapped. However, quickly he discovers he’s accompanied by a young woman, Blake, another hostage. Neither can recall how they ended up in this dire situation, and together they desperately try and get any help they can. With no help coming, and as things become more and more hopeless, it soon becomes fearfully apparent that there is more at stake than it first seems. The two kidnappers have their own agenda, and it’s not a pleasant one... 


Starring Michael Madsen and William Baldwin, 2 Graves In The Desert is a cold thriller set on the blazing road to Las Vegas, provoking the ultimate question - is there any way the hostages can escape alive? [TRAILER: CLICK HERE] 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

4Digital Media: "UNCAGED" [DVD]


4Digital Media has released the official trailer and poster for gleefully gruesome "CAT" and mouse thriller, UNCAGED.  After finding a gruesomely slaughtered farmer’s family just outside Amsterdam, the police call Royal Zoo’s veterinarian, Lizzy for help. She immediately sees what must have caused the bloody mutilations: an enormous, aggressive lion. 


Nobody believes her and it isn’t until after a bloodbath at the main park that the authorities agree with her plan to deploy the British hunter, Jack, to catch the killer lion. However, tensions rise as Lizzy’s boyfriend Dave starts to worry about Lizzy and Jack’s previous romantic relationship getting in the way. But even he must admit that Jack is their best chance to prevent more bloodshed on the city streets.  [TRAILER: CLICK HERE]

The hunt is on…
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Breaking Glass Pictures: "EXIT 0" [DVD]


A road-trip horror from director E. B. Hughes. Gabe Fazio, Augie Duke, Peter Greene, and Federico Castelluccio star in EXIT 0.


A young couple who set out on a weekend getaway in hopes of mending their failing relationship. However, a seemingly innocent weekend turns dark when the man discovers a videotape chronicling the events of a murder in his very own hotel room from years before.

TRAILER: [CLICK HERE]
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande: "ARMY OF DARKNESS" [Remastered] music by Joseph LoDuca

 
This double LP or single disc CD soundtrack for Sam Raimi's 1990's classic Army of Darkness film (a continuation of Raimi's Evil Dead series, which also starred Bruce Campbell as Ash) features the original cover graphics with new notes and images, and a newly remastered score by composer Joseph LoDuca. Years later, LoDuca continued to score Evil Dead projects through the Starz series, Ash vs The Evil Dead, which ran from 2015–2018. Army of Darkness is musically distinct, however, in having a secondary composer contribution: Danny Elfman's (Batman, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, The Simpsons) killer theme "March of the Dead."

The CD will be available exclusively at VareseSarabande.com and is available now for pre-order. As part of Record Store Day 2020, the vinyl version will be available on April 18, 2020 at thousands of independent record stores. A list of participating stores can be found at recordstoreday.com. For more info about the products visit VareseSarabande.com.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Howlin' Wolf Records SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT (2CD) Score by Perry Botkin, Songs by Morgan Ames


Howlin' Wolf Records' 35th Anniversary Release for SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT is a pressing of 300 CDs, featuring the unforgettable original poster art for the film, a 20-page deluxe booklet with liner notes by Co-Executive Producers Scott Schneid & Dennis Whitehead, Screenwriter Michael Hickey, and Composer Perry Botkin, all balanced against a canvas of beautiful designs and vivid imagery by graphic artist and long-time Howlin' Wolf Records Art Director Luis Miguel Rojas. [http://howlinwolfrecords.com]

We are sneaking in another score, soon after the last...
Jeremy [Six Strings]

VARÈSE SARABANDE: "RECORD STORE DAY" [2020]

As part of Record Store Day 2020, Varèse Sarabande Records will release five amazing soundtrack LPs: Hackers and Army of Darkness will be available as double LPs and Mortal Kombat and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance get the picture disc treatment, (Age of Resistance in two different variants), on April 18, 2020, at thousands of independent record stores. A list of participating stores can be found at recordstoreday.com and for more info about these special LPs visit VareseSarabande.com.



HACKERS – Various Artists (Double LP)
On vinyl for the first time, the definitive soundtrack to the film Hackers is being released in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the film. The double LP features never-before-released tracks including “Hackers Suite” performed by composer Simon Boswell, as well as two pieces by Guy Pratt, “One Combination” and “Grand Central Station” featuring David Gilmour.

“This was such a fun thing to do, had to quickly knock it up at home and then David swung by and did his inimitable thing in one take.” – Guy Pratt

Additionally, tracks that were not on the original soundtrack release in 1995, including “Protection” by Massive Attack, and “Open Up” by Leftfield, are part of this special album edition. The commemorative package includes two black vinyl LPs in a gatefold, new notes from director Iain Softley, and unreleased photos of the cast.


ARMY OF DARKNESS – Joe LoDuca (Double LP)
This double LP soundtrack for Sam Raimi’s 1990’s classic Army of Darkness film (a continuation of Raimi’s Evil Dead series, which also starred Bruce Campbell as Ash) features the original cover graphics with new notes and images, and a newly remastered score by composer Joe LoDuca. Years later, LoDuca continued to score Evil Dead projects through the Starz series, Ash vs The Evil Dead. The latter series ran from 2015 - 2018. Army of Darkness is musically distinct, however, in having a secondary contributing composer: Danny Elfman’s (Batman, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, The Simpsons) killer theme “March of the Dead.”


MORTAL KOMBAT – George S. Clinton (Picture Disc)
Originally released on CD only in 1995 and currently unavailable in any physical format, this score to the first film ever developed for the massive gaming franchise will get the LP treatment in conjunction with the film’s 25th anniversary. Side A of this two-sided picture disc features the iconic Mortal Kombat logo, while Side B features Goro, a fan favorite from the game and film who is generally considered by gamers to be one of the most memorable and difficult bosses in gaming culture. In fact, the four-armed fighter did not lose a battle for 500 years before a first-ever loss to Mortal Kombat hero, Johnny Cage. The music was composed by George S. Clinton with a heavy assist from the guitarist, Buckethead (Guns N’ Roses, Primus), who appears on 10 of the 26 tracks.


ABOUT VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS... Founded in 1978, Varèse Sarabande is the most prolific producer of film music in the world, releasing the highest quality soundtracks from the world’s greatest composers. From current box office hits and top television series to the classics of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Varèse Sarabande’s catalog includes albums from practically every composer in every era, covering all of film history; from Bernard Herrmann, Alex North and Jerry Goldsmith to Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino and Brian Tyler. Varèse Sarabande is a part of Concord.

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IT'S JUST AMAZING THAT LP'S ARE HERE AND VARESE SHINES BRIGHTLY!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "GOTCHA!" music by Bill Conti

 
Bill Conti's score to the lighthearted, cold-war espionage, teen action-adventure thriller Gotcha! was one of many scores that got the short shrift on vinyl back in the '80s. It was a time when many a soundtrack collector would walk into their favorite record store and pick up a copy of The Goonies ("just one Dave Grusin cut?!?"), Ghostbusters ("just two Elmer Bernstein cuts?!?"), or The Karate Kid ("NO Bill Conti tracks?") and essentially leave heartbroken. While many of these wrongs have been righted with score-only releases over the years, there are still a handful needing to be addressed. As with Intrada's earlier release of Jerry Goldsmith's The Lonely Guy, Intrada has now righted the wrong of none of Bill Conti's score showing up on the original LP of Gotcha!, even though two score tracks were on the LP (hint to this riddle: they were not film versions).

With the steadfast cooperation of Universal Pictures and Universal Music Group, Intrada presents a score-only release of Bill Conti's lean score. Film antics aside, Conti plays it straight as the film unfolds in Eastern Europe with a score that would have been at home in a James Bond film like The Living Daylights, and with a warm nod to James Horner's Russian thriller music to Gorky Park. While the score is relatively brief, the album is rounded out with a host of alternates and extras. Unfortunately the vocals that appeared on the original LP release were not available for licensing.

Starring Anthony Edwards (Jonathan) and Linda Fiorentino (Sasha), Gotcha! is named after the game of assassination played on Jonathan's college campus. On a trip to Europe with his best friend, Jonathan meets the sophisticated, older woman Sasha. She envelops him in the task of retrieving a package from East Germany, where things turn dark and serious as Jonathan is caught up in a game of cold-war espionage.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit the GOTCHA! [CLICK HERE]

AWESOME...

Jeremy [Six Strings]

C2E2 [2020] and SIX STRINGS WAS THERE! [Part 5]












We were lucky enough to go to the convention and it gets better every year. Got to see a handful of stars, great costumes and more. Every year I try to see something different, so enjoy the classic, the strange and the cool!

c2e2 stands for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. It's the largest pop culture convention in the Midwest. c2e2 espouses that all nerds need a place to call home. Whether you're a fan of comic books, cosplay, video games, anime, TV shows, movies, books, wrestling, comedy, or anything else – c2e2 is your home for good and geeky times. February 28th - March 1, 2020. [c2e2.com]

THANK YOU, C2E2... also like I do I try to find the best last image and this year "mystery solved"... great time, hopefully see you next year!
Jeremy [Six Strings]