Wellgo USA Entertainment: "VALLEY OF THE GODS" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


VALLEY OF THE GODS, the latest film from award-winning Polish filmmaker Lech Majewski (The Garden of Earthly Delights, The Mill and the Cross),  comes to Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD August 11 from Well Go USA Entertainment.  Starring Josh Hartnett (Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down), Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall) and two-time Best Supporting Actor Academy Award® nominee John Malkovich (Places in the Heart, 1984; In the Line of Fire, 1993), VALLEY OF THE GODS juxtaposes abundance and poverty through the eyes of an anguished writer, a bizarre trillionaire and a struggling Navajo community armed with only a now-imminent ancient legend.  The film features an original music score by Oscar®-winning composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (Best Original Score, Finding Neverland, 2004) and co-stars Jaime Ray Newman (TV's “The Punisher”), Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey, Madame X) and John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings).  Bonus materials include a “making-of” featurette.


Starring Josh Hartnett, Bérénice Marlohe and John Malkovich, VALLEY OF THE GODS contrasts abundance and poverty through three separate storylines, featuring a middle-class writer (Hartnett), an eccentric trillionaire (Malkovich), and a struggling Navajo community. Post-divorce, copywriter John Ecas undertakes the biography of the richest man on earth, who is dead-set on mining sacred lands for uranium. When modern advance runs afoul of long-dormant guardians from ancient legend, even the most unimaginable wealth may soon meet its match.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "A DOG’S COURAGE" The Animated Adventure for the Whole Family


Jacob, a feisty, playful dog abandoned by his owners joins a pack of strays and comes to terms with his unwanted and abrupt freedom. With his new friends in tow, Ralph heads north and finds the perfect place of safety and peace -- the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.


Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "COWBOY BEBOP" (ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK) [VINYL]


Milan Records announces the November 6 release of the first-ever international vinyl edition of COWBOY BEBOP (ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK) with music by Japanese band SEATBELTS. Available for preorder beginning Thursday, August 6, the album features music written by Seatbelts frontwoman Yoko Kanno for director Shinichir? Watanabe?s hugely successful and critically acclaimed anime series.  Featuring exclusive artwork designed by Cowboy Bebop character designer and animation director Toshihiro Kawamoto, the double-LP gatefold set arrives in various vinyl color variants exclusive to Milan Records, Mondo, Light In The Attic, Right Stuf and Newbury Comic.

Cowboy Bebop follows the Bebop crew of intergalactic loners as they team up to track down fugitives and turn them in for cold hard cash. Alone, any of them are likely to get lost in the sprawl of space. Together, they?re the coolest gang of bounty hunters in 2071.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Caldera Records: "MAN AT THE TOP" music by Roy Budd


Caldera Records is proud to present the original score for the motion picture “Man at the Top” from 1973, directed by Mike Vardy, featuring music by Roy Budd.

Writer John Braine established Joe Lampton as a ruthless force to be reckoned with when he published his novel “Room at the Top” in 1957. The film rights were snatched up immediately, and only two years later, Jack Clayton’s adaptation premiered in theaters. Following another outing in the cinema and a television series, Anglo-EMI, in collaboration with Hammer Films, decided to let Joe Lampton (now played by Kenneth Haigh) loose on the big screen once more. In 1973, “Man at the Top” premiered. Here, Joe Lampton is appointed Managing Director of ChemExport, a company overseen by Lord Ackerman, played by Harry Andrews. All is not well: six months later, it emerges that Lampton’s predecessor committed suicide. Slowly it becomes clear to Lampton that he might have been appointed to take the blame for a massive marketing blunder that could crush not only him but the whole company. [http://caldera-records.com]

Made up of some serious tones, that makes a bold statement and strong on guitar work. Composer Roy Budd seams to bring the light and reflections at times and holds our attention and then comes the BOSSA NOVA. Wonderful release. Ah thank you.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "Gamera: The Complete Collection [Blu-ray]


Limited collectors' edition packaging, housed in a large-format rigid box, fully illustrated by Matt Frank Casebound, fully-illustrated disc book containing eight Blu-ray discs High Definition (1080p) versions of all twelve films, with lossless original Japanese audio and a complete collection of English dub tracks, including classic American International dubs on the Showa-era films remastered from original MGM elements Hardback 130-page comic book including a full-colour reprint of the four-issue Gamera comic series originally released by Dark Horse Comics in 1996, and the first-ever English-language printing of the prequel comic The Last Hope by Matt Frank and Joshua Bugosh Perfect-bound 80-page book including a new retrospective on the series by Patrick Macias, an archive interview with Noriaki Yuasa by David Milner, kaiju X-ray illustrations by Jolyon Yates, Fangoria set reports on the Heisei trilogy by Norman England, and a viewers' guide to the English-dubbed versions of the films Double-sided four-panel poster of "Gamera's Map of Japan" in both Japanese and English Collectors' artcards for each film, featuring new artwork by Matt Frank...


DISC ONE - GAMERA THE GIANT MONSTER
DISC TWO - GAMERA VS. BARUGON / GAMERA VS. GYAOS
DISC THREE - GAMERA VS. VIRAS / GAMERA VS. GUIRON
DISC FOUR - GAMERA VS. JIGER / GAMERA VS. ZIGRA / GAMERA SUPER MONSTER
DISC FIVE - GAMERA THE GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE
DISC SIX - GAMERA 2: ATTACK OF LEGION
DISC SEVEN - GAMERA 3: REVENGE OF IRIS
DISC EIGHT - GAMERA THE BRAVE

Amazing collection!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "Sukiyaki Western Django": Collector's Edition [Blu-ray]


Famed Japanese auteur Takashi Miike, best known for cult classics "Audition", "Ichi the Killer" and "The City of Lost Souls", redefines the spaghetti Western with SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO, an epic tale of blood, lust and greed starring Hideaki Ito, Yusuke Iseya, Kaori Momoi and Quentin Tarantino. Two clans battle for a legendary treasure hidden in a desolate mountain town. One day, a lone gunman, burdened with deep emotional scars but blessed with incredible shooting skills, drifts into town. Two clans try to woo the lone gunman to their sides, but he has ulterior motives. Dirty tricks, betrayal, desire and love collide as the situation erupts into a final, explosive showdown.


Talented ensemble cast including Hideaki Ito, Yusuke Iseya, Kaori Momoi and Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) From acclaimed legendary cult film director Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, 13 Assassins, Audition)

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "LIFE IS A LONG QUIET RIVER" [Blu-ray]


An outrageously wicked comedy about two families from award winning debut filmmaker Étienne Chatiliez, this fast-paced satire became the most popular French comedy of the decade. The radiantly bourgeois Le Quesnoys with their immaculate children and perfect manners and the grubby, disreputable Groseilles are thrown together in absurd chaos by an act of revenge as they discover that twelve years prior their babies were switched at birth. A witty send up of class relations and family ties, Life Is a Long Quiet River was celebrated with a host of trophies at France's César Awards ceremony winning for best screenplay, best debut work and acting prizes for Héléne Vincent and Catherine Jacob.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "BLOODSTONE" [Blu-ray]


A man of action who can fight with the best of them and a cab driver who would give the Transporter a run for his money, pair up to save a young girl from the clutches of an evil criminal magnate in the exciting adventure thrill-ride Bloodstone! The Bloodstone, a priceless stolen ruby, accidentally ends up in the possession of American newlyweds Sandy (Brett Stimely, Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death) and Stephanie (Anna Nicholas, Remington Steele). Now, their honeymoon in India is interrupted as they become the target of international fence Van Hoeven (Christopher Neame, The Prestige) and his evil henchmen. When Van Hoeven kidnaps Stephanie and ransoms her for the jewel, Sandy joins forces with cabby and dormant stunt-driver Shyam Sabu (Rajinikanth, 2.0) to rescue his young bride. Co-written and produced by genre film luminary Nico Mastorakis (Island of Death, The Wind) and featuring a stellar performance by legendary Tamil megastar Rajinikanth in his first English-language role, Bloodstone is an action-packed romp full of thrills, kick-ass one liners and venomous cobras!

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "HIROSHIMA" [Blu-ray]


Hiroshima (1953) is a powerful evocation of the devastation wrought by the world's first deployment of the atomic bomb and its aftermath, based on the written eye-witness accounts of its child survivors compiled by Dr. Arata Osada for the 1951 book Children Of The A Bomb: Testament Of The Boys And Girls Of Hiroshima. Adapted for the screen by independent director Hideo Sekigawa (Listen to the Voices of the Sea, Tokyo Untouchable) and screenwriter Yasutaro Yagi (Theatre of Life, Rice), Hiroshima combines a harrowing documentary realism with moving human drama, in a tale of the suffering, endurance and survival of a group of teachers, their students and their families. It boasts a rousing score composed by Akira Ifukube (Godzilla) and an all-star cast including Yumeji Tsukioka (Late Spring, The Eternal Breasts), Isuzu Yamada (Throne of Blood, Yojimbo) and Eiji Okada (Hiroshima Mon Amour, Woman in the Dunes), appearing alongside an estimated 90,000 residents from the city as extras, including many survivors from that fateful day on 6th August 1945. Hiroshima was produced and distributed outside of the studio system by the Japan Teachers' Union following the mixed critical reception to Children of Hiroshima (1952), directed by Kaneto Shindo the previous year, the first dramatic feature to deal directly with the atomic bombing. Although sequences from the film were used in Alain Resnais' classic of French New Wave cinema, Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), it has been effectively out of circulation in Japan and the rest of the world since its original release in 1953 due to the force and political sensitivity of its message. This new High Definition presentation is the complete version, restoring the footage from the international edit that was released in the United States in 1955.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "BLACK RAINBOW" [Blu-ray]


Mike Hodges (Flash Gordon, Get Carter) wrote and directed this supernatural chiller as a meditation on the human race's ability to destroy the world, a gothic tale of suspense and the occult, guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. Martha Travis (Rosanna Arquette, Pulp Fiction, Crash) is a traveling clairvoyant on the road with her septic father (Jason Robards, Once Upon a Time in the West, Magnolia). During a séance Martha communicates a message from a dead man to his wife in the audience. Shocked the wife insists her husband is still alive. Later that evening the husband is killed by a ruthless assassin. As Martha foresees more and more tragic events journalist Gary Wallace (Tom Hulce, Amadeus, Animal House) follows the pair in pursuit of a hot story... with catastrophically eerie results. Sent direct to cable by its struggling distributor on initial release, Black Rainbow unfairly never got the exposure it deserved, newly restored from the original negative audiences can now discover the darkness at the end of the rainbow, as never before.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "ZOMBIE FOR SALE" [Blu-ray]


An infectiously funny slice of modern Korean cinema where Train to Busan, The Quiet Family and Warm Bodies collide to create a memorable rom-zom-com from first time director Lee Min-jae. When the illegal human experiments of Korea's biggest Pharmaceutical company go wrong, one of their "undead" test subjects escapes and ends up in a shabby gas station owned by the Park family - a band of misfits spanning three generations who hustle passers-by to make ends meet. When the Park family uncover their undead visitor, he bites the head of their household, who instead of transforming into an undead ghoul becomes revitalized and full of life! The family then hatch a plan to exploit this unexpected fountain of youth, allowing locals to pay to be bitten too, until things go wrong... With a cabbage-munching zombie who prefers ketchup over blood, and a dysfunctional family that gives the Kim family of Parasite a run for their money, Zombie for Sale will warm the deadest of hearts and breathe some new life into the zombie genre.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Country Club Records: "THE LAST PORNO SHOW" music by Devon Goldberg and performed by Morricone Youth


Country Club Records will release the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the dark comedy The Last Porno Show from director Kire Paputts, which was an official selection at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and After Hours selection at the 2019 Torino Film Festival. The original score is composed and arranged by Devon Goldberg and performed by Morricone Youth. The soundtrack will be released digitally and on CD on July 31, to coincide with the film’s VOD release. The limited edition 150g black vinyl is available now via Light in the Attic Records, Revolver/Midheaven, and morriconeyouth.com.
 
The score was performed by the live film score band Morricone Youth, with assistance from Cochemea Gastelum (Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings), Sean McCaul (Philip Glass Ensemble), Karen Waltuch (JG Thirlwell, Jim O’Rourke) and Scott Hollingsworth (World Inferno Friendship Society). Morricone Youth is a collective of musicians formed in New York City in 1999 with the mission statement to compose and re-interpret "music written for the moving image."
 
Devon Goldberg on crafting the score: "The director Kire Paputts had a specific sound in mind, but was much more focused on what he did not want for each theme and cue. We discussed from the beginning, a soundtrack release in conjunction with the film, which might have helped push the score into a more melodic and upbeat direction in telling the story. I assumed he'd want a dark, intense and maybe even heavier score based on the film's edgy content when, in fact, he preferred the opposite; a sweet, playful and at times anthemic score, to counterbalance the visuals on screen and represent the soul of the characters.  As vibraphones became a big part of the instrumentation, it was particularly exciting to work with Sean McCaul who has performed on a number of Philip Glass scores.  Additionally, recording upstate in the Catskills afforded me the opportunity to reconnect with some old musician friends including former bandmate Cochemea Gastelum to cover the sax and flutes."
 
ABOUT THE LAST PORNO SHOW... Written and directed by Kire Paputts, The Last Porno Show features first-time actors, exhibitionists and obscure but beloved Toronto artists to tell an unforgettable father-son story through the lens of obsession, pornography and identity crises.  Struggling method actor Wayne (Nathanael Chadwick) inherits the city’s last porno cinema from his estranged father.  While initially hesitant to embrace the theater, Wayne quickly realizes that closing its doors is not as easy as he had hoped.  Instead, Wayne finds himself working to keep the struggling theater alive, and it’s not long before he is sucked into the world from which his father tried so hard to protect him.  Soon he finds himself in a downward spiral as his sense of identity falls into a seedy fantasy world surrounded by former porn actors, half-naked theater patrons and exploitative personalities.
 
Kire Paputts is an award-winning Toronto-based producer and director whose first feature film The Rainbow Kid (distributed by A71) had its world premiere at TIFF 2015.  The Last Pogo Jumps Again, a 2012 documentary co-directed with Colin Brunton (Schitt’s Creek) about Toronto’s first wave punk scene, was recently re-released on DVD by Screamin' Banshee.  Kire's shorts have screened internationally at film festivals such as TIFF, SXSW, VIFF and The Edinburgh International Film Festival.  For more information, please visit: lastpornoshow.com.
 
ABOUT DEVON GOLDBERG... Devon Goldberg is a New York City-based composer, producer, musician and the music director/founder of Morricone Youth which performs and records live scores to silent films and midnight movies and reinterprets film and television music in live settings. Devon has been a bandleader, DJ and avid soundtrack record collector since the mid-1980s performing and recording with the likes of Creedle (Cargo/Headhunter), aMiniature (Restless), rust (Atlantic), Glenn Branca (Atavistic), Rhys Chatham (Nonesuch), Rob Crow (Joyful Noise) and Pretendo (Country Club), and produces and hosts “Morricone Island,” a weekly film and television soundtrack radio program on WFMU 91.1 FM (originally founded in 2007 on East Village Radio). 
 
Devon began music studies as a child on piano before switching to guitar in his early teens to form Las Vegas hardcore punk band Abeyance (with Morricone Youth’s John Castro) who opened for touring bands from all over North America and releasing three cassettes. Moving to California to attend the University of California San Diego, he studied jazz improvisation with Jimmy Cheatham and private studies with Sandy DeVito. At such time, he became integrated in San Diego’s independent music scene performing, recording and touring with a number of bands including Creedle, aMiniature, rust and Holy Love Snakes before moving to New York City in 1998.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

"Such a Beautiful Day" from Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe


"Such a Beautiful Day" from Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe. The soundtrack will be available August 28.  "Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against The Universe" premieres on Disney + August 28.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Disney Guitar, features classic Disney songs and score!


Disney Guitar, features classic Disney songs and score tracks in 7 themed collections: Lullaby, Love, Chill, Calm, Motivation, Happy and Breathe.  Disney Guitar albums are individually produced and arranged by DMG writers Aron Forbes, Jason Mater, Simon Oscroft, Parkwild and Nick Pingree.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE" music by David Newman



In honor of a new installment in the Bill & Ted franchise, Intrada presents a premiere digital release in high resolution of the score to the film that started it all – 1989's Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. With this new detailed master, Intrada also created a new limited edition CD master as well.



In spite of the great amount of source music and guitar performances, David Newman's score to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure gets a considerable amount of screen time. In fact, it dominates much of the funny and fanciful history lessons with serious, orchestral writing that plays it straight. “It was pretty clear where music was going to go, and what it needed to do,” explained Newman. “It needed to let the jokes play, but it needed to play Bill and Ted’s relationship seriously and with some heart—without being sentimental. We didn’t want to comment on what goofy idiots they were, but we wanted the audience to be able to laugh at it and laugh with them."

A soundtrack album released in 1989 was filled with rock and metal songs, but David Newman’s score was completely absent. The 2014 Intrada release was the triumphant premiere of the composer’s witty, playful and heartfelt companion to the excellent adventures of Bill and Ted. The score displays Newman's penchant for sweetness and melody, along with the action and excitement of a full-blown sci-fi epic. All of the music Newman recorded at his sessions is featured in crisp stereo sound and presented from the original ½″ three-channel session masters and a two-track stereo session DAT that contained some of the electronic keyboard cues.

In the film, Bill S. Preston, Esquire (Alex Winter) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves) are two best-friend dudes trying to make a most triumphant video for their band, Wyld Stallyns. Their career aspirations are jeopardized by the threat of flunking history most heinously, so Rufus (George Carlin) flies in from the future to help them and keep the excellent future they will spawn on course. Careening in a high-tech phone booth through time, the two distinguished colleagues bag several notable figures from their class assignment— Billy the Kid, Socrates, Joan of Arc, Abraham Lincoln—to arrive at the school auditorium just in time to make one bodaciously triumphant presentation (and pretty much save humanity).

For track listing and sound samples for the CD, please visit: CLICK HERE!


Excellent!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment: "JAMES CAMERON’S STORY OF SCIENCE FICTION" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release the sci-fi documentary series JAMES CAMERON’S STORY OF SCIENCE FICTION on July 28, 2020 on DVD and Blu-ray. The series originally aired on AMC Networks in 2018 as part of the AMC Visionaries series.

The show is hosted by Academy Award winner James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic) and features interviews with the who’s who of science fiction movies and television, including Steven Spielberg (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), George Lucas (Star Wars Franchise), Ridley Scott (The Martian, Blade Runner), Christopher Nolan (Tenet, Interstellar), Will Smith (Men in Black, I Am Legend), Arnold Schwarzenegger (Predator, Terminator), and Bruce Willis (Die Hard, The Sixth Sense). RLJE Films will release JAMES CAMERON’S STORY OF SCIENCE FICTION on DVD and Blu-ray.


JAMES CAMERON’S STORY OF SCIENCE FICTION is a uniquely intimate look at science fiction's roots, futuristic vision and our fascination with its ideas through interviews by James Cameron with A-list storytellers, stars and other whose careers have defined the field, including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith and Sigourney Weaver, among many others. Cameron takes us on a journey of discovery and exploration, helping us understand where science fiction's ideas came from - and where they're taking us.

RLJE Films’ recent features include the 2019 Toronto Film Festival hit Color Out of Space, based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft story, starring Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson and written and directed by Richard Stanley; and The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot written and directed by Robert Krzykowski and starring Academy Award nominee Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner and Ron Livingston. Upcoming releases include David Ayer’s The Tax Collector starring Bobby Soto and Shia La Beouf; and The Owners from director Julian Berg and starring Maisie Williams from “Game of Thrones.” us.rljentertainment.com

Known for its groundbreaking and celebrated original content, AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX) is the company behind the award-winning brands AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films. Its diverse line-up of popular and critically-acclaimed series and independent films include Killing Eve, Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead, which has been the #1 show on basic cable television for ten consecutive years, as well as Documentary Now!, Brockmire, Love After Lockup, and the films Boyhood, Death of Stalin, and many more. Its original series Mad Men and Breaking Bad are widely recognized as being among the most influential and acclaimed shows in the history of TV. The Company also operates AMC Studios, its production business; AMC Networks International, its international programming business; the subscription streaming services Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now; and UMC (Urban Movie Channel); RLJE Films; and Levity Entertainment Group, the Company’s production services and comedy venues business. For more information, visit http://www.amcnetworks.com

Jeremy [Six Strings]

COMPOSER SQUARES GAME SHOW AT COMIC-CON @ HOME


Film & Television composers participate in a Hollywood Squares-like online game show where two film music fan contestants compete to win a soundtrack prize package. Watch this fun and entertaining show, as Lorne Balfe (His Dark Materials, Mission: Impossible Fallout), Jongnic Bontemps (Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story), Christopher Lennertz (Lost in Space, Supernatural), Ryan Elder (Rick and Morty), Sonya Belousova & Giona Ostinelli (The Witcher) answer trivia questions on topics like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and even the Golden Girls.

The game show is moderated by BMI’s Anne Cecere and White Bear PR's Chandler Poling.

Sunday, July 26 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PDT

Comic-Con @ Home
Watch online: CLICK HERE FOR THE EVENT!
#ComicConAtHome

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Notefornote Music: "OPEN 24 HOURS" and "DARK LIGHT" by Holly Amber Church


"OPEN 24 HOURS"... The movie features music by Composer Holly Amber Church. The score is dark, moody and intense. At its core is a haunting, somber theme for Mary, the film's protagonist, while swirling around it is a blend of gritty electronic elements and distorted neon sounds to reflect the chaos that Mary finds herself in as she struggles to survive her first shift working at an all-night gas station. 


"DARK LIGHT"... Dark Light tells the story of Annie Knox who, following a split from her husband, the death of her mother and a nervous breakdown returns to her remote family home with her young daughter Emily.  Soon Annie must take on a thought-to-be extinct humanoid race whose need to feast on human inner light makes them a very dangerous nemesis indeed.

[https://notefornotemusic.com] 

This composer knows how to scare us, but too gives the listener a level of passion and concerns of what is behind that door. Bam! Dropping the spooky inter-weaved ready to kick our butts, so you never forget that it's a roller-coaster of fright.  I am listening to "OPEN 24 HOURS" as I am writing this, it's a really great score and it will be on my list of tops for 2020. The other is "DARK LIGHT" it find its way into a dark place and just like I have mentioned... pretty damn scary.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "INVINCIBLE DRAGON" (2020) Official US Trailer | Max Zhang, Anderson Silva Martial Arts Movie


23rd Annual San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza — Ric Meyers (Films of Fury, Atlas Originals Presents Targitt) is back with the most amazing action scenes of the year, along with master of remaster Frank Djeng (Iron Fists & Kung Fu Kicks), king of web-fu Eric Jacobus (God of War), Comedy Film Nerd Chris Mancini (Rise of the Kung Fu Dragon Master), and Jan Lucanus (Justice for Hire) — as well as special guests Peter Pham (Foggy Mountain) and Scott Adkins (Doctor Strange, Ip Man 4). If you’ve seen any of the past 22 Extravaganzas, or even if this is your first, get ready to laugh, gasp, groan, and cheer!

TRAILER: [CLICK HERE]

Wholly-Smokes! 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Notefornote Music: "TITO AND THE BIRDS" by Ruben Feffer and Gustavo Kurlat


These are many of the glowing reviews for both the film and the score by Ruben Feffer and Gustavo Kurlat.  Notefornote Music is proud to be releasing this score as part of our expansive catalog of releases from talented up and coming composers who are opening eyes (and ears) around the world.  Tito And The Birds is the highly acclaimed animated film from Brazil.  The film features what one reviewer called a "Hans Zimmer-esque" original score composed by Gustavo Kurlat and Ruben Feffer (2016 Oscar nominee for best animated feature Boy and the World). [https://notefornotemusic.com]

Starting with some serious musical tones that builds into a strong piece of music and score. It holds your attention, as it stays grounded and never straying from a solid enjoyable score from the composers Ruben Feffer and Gustavo Kurlat. Nice Job!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Silva Screen Records: "I AM VENGENCE" music by Greenhaus


In the style of Cannon films of the 80’s, starring Chuck Norris and Charles Bronson, I Am Vengeance is an action-packed roller coaster ride. The movie is a show piece for the rising star Stu Bennett (formerly of WWE fame as Wade Barrett).

Combining synthetic and organic soundscapes, Greenhaus' score perfectly fits the genre. From New Wave and Electro to Post Punk and ambient, Greenhaus move seamlessly from tender to terrifying, graceful to jarring.

The band immediately clicked with Director Ross Boyask and Producers John Adams and Diane Shorthouse on the direction the music could take.

Director Ross Boyask says: “Greenhaus have created a bold, innovative, timeless score, blending pulsating, sometimes haunting synth sounds with acoustic instrumentation and ambient soundscapes that help drive I Am Vengeance and our anti-hero John Gold, along on his mission, and I can't wait for you to hear (and see) the results.”

Greenhaus are Steve Bellamy, Anthony Neale, Warren Farr and Ian Medany.
Visit http://www.silvascreenusa.com
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MIDNIGHT MOVIE SOCIETY: "THE STREETS RUN RED"

 

On Friday July 24th, Midnight Movie Society will be hosting a Kast watch party for the brutal, psycho-sexual horror thriller THE STREETS RUN RED, featuring cult legend Tony Moran and currently streaming exclusively on Midnight Movie Society.

Viewers will need a Kast account, which is free, to join the watch party HERE at 8 PM EST.

THE STREETS RUN RED tells the story of a an aging detective and his partner tirelessly pursuing a gruesome, psycho-sexual serial murderer named the Kubrick Killer. When the maniac falls right into their laps without them realizing it, fact and fiction begin to blur for the three men whose senses of reality seem less and less certain.

THE STREETS RUN RED is the creation of cult horror director Paul McAlarney (Honky Holocaust, Gay Jesus, The Ungovernable Force). The film stars scream queen Suzi Lorraine (The Erotic Time Machine, Satan's Schoolgirls, Sea Of Dust) and cult legend Tony Moran (the original Michael Myers from Halloween).


Film Threat says, "If you're going to watch, you will need a strong stomach and/or an utter contempt for your fellow humans" and Rue Morgue describes it as "a serial killer film that raises the bar on gore and offensiveness."


Last September, MVD and Rue Morgue launched Midnight Movie Society, a curated Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service specializing in Extreme Underground, Taboo and Cult Horror movies. This gave genre fans access to a film library of shocking underground, outrageous gore, creature features, cult classics, and traditional horror.


Adrianna Gober, Director of Programming for Midnight Movie Society explained: "As larger streaming platforms continue to crack down on content, there's an urgent need to create a space for boundary-pushing films unencumbered by strangling content restrictions."


From now until July 31st, Midnight Movie Society is giving away two (2) FREE discs (Blu-ray or DVD) with the purchase of one (1) yearly subscription. See MMSgiveaway.com for more details.


Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "The Relentless Moon: A Lady Astronaut Novel - Lady Astronaut (Volume 3)" by Mary Robinette Kowal


The Earth is coming to the boiling point as the climate disaster of the Meteor strike becomes more and more clear, but the political situation is already overheated. Riots and sabotage plague the space program. The IAC’s goal of getting as many people as possible off Earth before it becomes uninhabitable is being threatened.

Elma York is on her way to Mars, but the Moon colony is still being established. Her friend and fellow Lady Astronaut Nicole Wargin is thrilled to be one of those pioneer settlers, using her considerable flight and political skills to keep the program on track. But she is less happy that her husband, the Governor of Kansas, is considering a run for President.

MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL, author of The Calculating Stars and The Fated Sky, is a professional puppeteer and voice actor who has performed for LazyTown (CBS), the Center for Puppetry Arts, and Jim Henson Pictures. Her design work has garnered two UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence, the highest award an American puppeteer can achieve, and was the previous vice-president and secretary of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Mary is an accomplished story-reader and has recorded the audio books for most of her novels.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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


When Becky, a young nursing student 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, is not only very much alive but also what appears to be his own dead body. 


When Becca gets to his apartment, they find several more dead versions of Richie and together, try to figure out how and why he keeps being reborn each time he takes his own life.

Trailer: CLICK HERE!
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

4Digital Media: "SECRET WEAPON" DVD


4Digital Media has released the official trailer and poster for the World War II historical action film, SECRET WEAPON.


In the depths of World War 2, a powerful secret Soviet rocket launcher is accidentally left during an unexpected retreat of Russian troops. Lethal in the hands of the Germans, a special operations unit is sent to rescue the launcher, to ensure Germans can never find and use it to win the war. Against all odds, the unit must fight to retrieve the secret weapon, no matter what it takes.
 
TRAILER: CLICK HERE!
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Breaking Glass Pictures: "DAY 13"... VOD Release 8/4/20 - Will be Available on: Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Xbox, Playstation, Vudu, Fandango & Vimeo


Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing Day 13, a horror-thriller film full of summer romance, abductions and occult sacrifices. Colton is an outgoing teenager with the summertime blues, stuck watching his little sister while his parents are on vacation. Until he notices something strange in a decrepit old house across the street. Is the house haunted? Two people just moved in: beautiful 16-year-old HEATHER, and a secretive, intimidating OLD MAN. When Colton musters the courage to introduce himself to Heather, he’ll learn that this strange man is in fact her foster father. Colton develops a crush on Heather from afar… until he witnesses disturbing and threatening behavior from her strange guardian. Soon, Colton suspects “the Man” is preparing to do something unspeakably awful to her. But no one, not his best friend MIGUEL, not the police, not even Heather herself, believes him. Meanwhile, Heather sneaks out from under the Man’s watchful eye to visit Colton. Their relationship deepens. Then all hell breaks loose!

When 17-year-old Colton is left at home to babysit his little sister for the summer, he develops a crush on Heather, the beautiful girl who just moved into a mysterious old house across the street. He falls in love with her from afar — but also witnesses her foster father grow increasingly threatening towards her. When Colton suspects the man belongs to a Satanic cult, and is preparing to ritually murder her, he resorts to desperate measures to intervene. Once he learns the real truth, it is more horrifying than anything he had ever imagined.

WATCH THE TRAILER: [CLICK HERE

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD" [BLU-RAY/DVD] and the GIVEAWAY


Positioned against the backdrop of a rapidly expanding Seoul in 1994, a lonely 14-year-old girl moves through life like a hummingbird searching for a taste of sweetness wherever she may find it in the critically-acclaimed coming-of-age story HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD, debuting on Digital and Blu-ray™ August 4 from Well Go USA Entertainment.   Deprived of attention from her family, the girl roams the neighborhood with her best friend, attempts romantic relationships with both girls and boys alike and is sent to the hospital with an unclear diagnosis. When a new teacher arrives, she becomes the first adult the young girl feels really understands her. Bora Kim makes her feature film directing debut, displaying “a world of potential” (FictionMachine).  HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD stars Ji-hu Park (The Witness), Sae-byuk Kim (The Day After), Seung-Yeon Lee (Alive) and In-gi Jeong (Chaser).

HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD has won much acclaim on the film festival circuit, including  “Best Feature Film” at the 2019  Berlin International Film Festival and the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival, the Korean Association of Film Critics’ Awards named it one of the “Ten Best Films of the Year” and it won the awards for “Best Actress” (Ji-hu Park), “Best Cinematography” (Guk-hyun Kang) and “Best International Narrative Feature” at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.  In addition, Director Bora Kim has won numerous “Best Director” awards, including from the 2019 Athens International Film Festival, the 2020 Asian Film Critics Association Awards and the 2019 Korean Association of Film Critics’ Awards.


14-year-old Eun-hee moves through life like a hummingbird searching for a taste of sweetness wherever she may find it. Ignored by her parents and abused by her brother, she finds her escape by roaming the neighborhood with her best friend, going on adventures, exploring young love and experiencing everything that comes with growing up in a country on the brink of enormous change.

TRAILER: [CLICK HERE]

For the giveaway, simply email the answer to this question, "does life get better"?
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment "GUNDALA" [BLU-RAY/DVD] and the GIVEAWAY


Indonesia's preeminent comic book superhero and his alter ego enter the cinematic universe to battle the wicked Pengkor and his diabolical squad of orphan assassins in the action-packed GUNDALA, debuting on Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD July 28 from Well Go USA Entertainment. 

Based on a popular comic book first published in 1969, GUNDALA is the first film in a proposed eight film franchise launching a new superhero cinematic universe (in the vein of Marvel).   In this origins story, Sancaka (Abimana Aryasatya) is a security guard who was struck by lightning, giving him superhuman powers and turning him into the superhero Gundala. GUNDALA had its international premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and this release features an all-new English dub, in addition to its original subtitled soundtrack.


Written & Directed by Joko Anwar (Impetigore) and based on the comic by Harya Suraminata, GUNDALA stars Abimana Aryasatya (12:00 A.M.), Tara Basro (Impetigore), Bront Palarae (Belukar), Ario Bayu (Java Heat) and Lukman Sardi (Abracadabra).

Based on the classic comic, GUNDALA is a poignant portrayal of the notion that heroes—whether everyday or superhuman—can be found anywhere (though a superpower never hurts). Indonesian orphan Sancaka spent his life on the streets trying to attract as little attention as possible, but when greed and violence reach a fever pitch in Jakarta, it soon becomes clear that he is the people’s only hope for peace.

TRAILER: [CLICK HERE]

And for the giveaway watch the trailer and email the answer to this question, "Who runs the town and who is there to save it"?
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "SAMURAI MARATHON" [BLU=RAY/DVD] and the GIVEAWAY


From award-winning director Bernard Rose (Candyman, Frankenstein) comes SAMURAI MARATHON, the action-adventure flick with a samurai twist debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD on July 21 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Rose — whose wildly diverse career has spanned horror classics (Candyman), historical romances (Anna Karenina) and indie dramas (Ivans xtc) — co-wrote the screenplay with Japan’s Hiroshi Saito and Kikumi Yamagishi based on the novel The Marathon Samurai: Five Tales of Japan’s First Marathon. Inspired by a race still held yearly, the film follows an aging lord who challenges his samurai to a grueling marathon—joined covertly by his daughter—and the group must overcome deadly odds to survive. SAMURAI MARATHON stars Takeru Satoh (Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter), Nana Komatsu (The World of Kanako, Silence), Mirai Moriyama (Rage, Vision), Shota Sometani (First Love) and Danny Huston (X-Men Wolverine, TV’s “Yellowstone”). SAMURAI MARATHON is available on digital now.

Produced by Academy Award® winners Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor) and Toshiaki Nakazawa (Departures). SAMURAI MARATHON features some impressive below-the-line support, including an original score composed by modern music legend Philip Glass (The Truman Show), costume designs by Oscar® winner Emi Wada (Ran) and cinematography by Takuro Ishizaka (John Woo's Manhunt).


Acclaimed filmmaker Bernard Rose has created a stunning visual feast complemented by a haunting score from iconic composer Philip Glass. Inspired by a race still held annually in Japan, Samurai Marathon is a lively action flick with a samurai twist. In late feudal Japan, a young ninja (Satoh) operates undercover in the court of an aging lord and his rebellious daughter. When the lord challenges his lazy samurai to a punishing marathon—joined covertly by Princess Yuki—the ninja finds his loyalties put to the test. Facing impossible odds, this unusual band of characters is running a race to either win or die.

TRAILER: [CLICK HERE]

In the giveaway, watch the trailer and email the answer to this question "Who is running and who composed the score"?
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment: "THE ROOM" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to THE ROOM from Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. THE ROOM will be released on VOD, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray on July 21, 2020. RLJE Films will release THE ROOM on DVD and on Blu-ray.

THE ROOM, which stars Olga Kurylenko (Obilvion, Quantum of Solace) and Kevin Janssens (Revenge, “Undercover”), is the live-action feature debut of director Christian Volckman, whose previously directed the 2006 animated sci-fi action film Renaissance, which featured the voices of Daniel Craig and Jonathan Pryce.


In THE ROOM, when Kate and Matt leave the city to move into an old house, they discover a secret hidden room that has the extraordinary power to materialize anything they wish for. Their new life becomes a true fairy-tale. Yet beneath this apparent state of bliss, something darker lurks: some wishes can have dire consequences.

CHECK OUT THE TRAILER: [CLICK HERE]
CHECK OUT THE TRAILER (CLEAN): [CLICK HERE]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

WaterTower Music: "THE 100: SEASON 6" (ORIGINAL TELEVISION SCORE) music by Tree Adams


WaterTower Music is excited to announce today’s release of The 100: Season 6 (Original Television Score), which features Warner Bros. Television’s post-apocalyptic drama The 100 (Wednesdays 8/7c on The CW), with original music from composer Tree Adams (NCIS: New Orleans, Lethal Weapon, Legends, Californication,).

Tree Adams approaches the sound of a wooden spoon mashing potatoes, church bells tolling in Corsica, or air pushing through a tube mic pre with equal interest. Any of these could inspire a fresh way to tell a story with music, which is what he does. Equally at home conducting a large orchestra, programming beats in the studio, cranking out loud guitar solos in an amphitheater or arranging vocal parts with a gospel choir, Tree lives to create original and unique work for his every project.

“The latest Official Soundtrack of The 100 (Season 6), features an expansive new palette as we introduce some new characters and explore some mysterious new worlds,” explained the composer. “Often, things are not as they seem and the very abstract element of time comes into question. Musically, these new components coalesce with our traditional dark, emotional flavors to support the tale in this new place that is distinctly epic and distinctly The 100.”

The 100: Season 6 (Original Television Score), featuring music by Tree Adams, is now available.

About The 100 Season 6... For five seasons, our heroes did whatever it took to survive on Earth... and nothing worked. Their inability to overcome the instinct to fight caused the destruction of the planet. Now, after 125 years in cryosleep, traveling through the stars, our heroes wake up to a new home, a final gift from their dearly departed friend Monty (Christopher Larkin). A place where they can try again. They’re given one simple task: do better. Be the good guys. With this credo in mind, Clarke and Bellamy (Eliza Taylor and Bob Morley) lead a group down to this mysterious world, hoping to start anew, to finally find peace. But old habits die hard, and when they discover an idyllic society, it quickly becomes clear that not everything on Sanctum is as perfect as it seems. Despite their determination to do better, threats both seen and unseen, internal and external, will once again force our heroes to fight for their lives and the future of humanity.

Also starring Paige Turco, Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan, Richard Harmon, Tasya Teles, Shannon Kook and Henry Ian Cusick, the sixth season of The 100 was executive produced by Jason Rothenberg and Leslie Morgenstein.  The series, now in its seventh and final season, is produced by Bonanza Productions in association with Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios.

About Tree Adams
Over the past 20 years, Tree Adams’ adventures in film and television have given him the opportunity to collaborate with great talent in diverse styles. Current projects include an epic sci-fi score for Jason Rothenberg’s The 100 (The CW), which is rife with dark soundscape, Middle Eastern colors and orchestral themes. Warner Bros./WaterTower Music has released three soundtracks of Tree’s score for The 100.  For NCIS: New Orleans, Tree layers contemporary high energy procedural pulses and textures with New Orleans inflected blues/jazz ensemble elements and voodoo.

Tree’s work can be heard in the upcoming R.J. Cutler documentary Belushi as well as past projects including John Herzfeld's redemption film Reach Me, the hit Showtime series Californication, Lethal Weapon for FOX, and several TNT series: Perception, Franklin and Bash and Legends.

A true raconteur, Tree will soon release the second of his six issue graphic novel series DUSKRIDERS, each issue complete with an original soundtrack.
                                                                                                                                        
Born in Berkeley, raised in New York City, Tree lives on the east side of Los Angeles with his wife and kids.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

WaterTower Music: "SHOWBIZ KIDS" (SOUNDTRACK TO THE HBO® DOCUMENTARY FILM)


WaterTower Music has announced today’s release of  Showbiz Kids (Soundtrack to the HBO® Documentary Film), featuring new music by the scoring unit that is father-and sons team Jeff Tweedy (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Tweedy), Spencer Tweedy (Tweedy, The Blisters), and Sammy Tweedy.  The soundtrack features all new music from this family unit, and additionally features a new Jeff Tweedy song, “At A Distance.” The entire score, including “At A Distance,” was recorded and mixed at The Loft, Wilco’s legendary studio and rehearsal space in Chicago. 

Showbiz Kids is written and directed by former child actor Alex Winter (“Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” “Panama Papers”), who relies on the perspectives of many of his peers to explore the complexities of growing up under the glare of Hollywood’s spotlight, refusing to shy away from the more difficult truths about the industry. Winter’s commitment to creating an honest representation of a complicated industry stems from his own childhood in show business, beginning as a child actor on Broadway at the age of ten.

In the earlier stages of Showbiz Kids development, Winter, an enthusiastic fan of Jeff Tweedy’s music, was utilizing Tweedy’s music as a placeholder.  “That was really all that movie was responding to — in a good way,” Winter told Rolling Stone. “So I thought, ‘Well, hell, why don’t I just ask [the Tweedys] to do the music?’ I also was really drawn to a band made up of a father and his sons, as family and those relationships play such a big part in our story. Jeff, Spencer and Sam have so much personality in their music, so it just adds an enormous amount to the doc.”

The Showbiz Kids soundtrack is only the second recording project featuring Jeff Tweedy, Spencer Tweedy, and Sammy Tweedy as a stand-alone unit, without any non-family members in the line-up.  They recorded one track together, in 2011, as The Raccoonists - which was released as a seven-inch single.

Spencer Tweedy commented, "We got to distill some of the sounds we've spent the last several years working on, and we also got to try out a completely new way of working together. We had never composed in the studio before and it was fun to meet that challenge. It was also great to work with Alex Winter. He was generous at every turn and helped us feel like we were doing just the right thing for every cue."
And Sammy Tweedy explained "This soundtrack is unlike the other Tweedy projects because a few of the songs started ground-up with ambient synthesis, and I'd never heard what we sound like when we do that before."

The Showbiz Kids (Soundtrack to the HBO® Documentary Film) is now available, and the track list is as follows:
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

CRIS VELASCO SCORES SUBVERSIVE SCI-FI / HORROR GAME 'CARRION'


Award-winning composer Cris Velasco (Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Bloodborne, Darksiders) partners with Materia Collective to release the original soundtrack to Phobia Game Studio's CARRION. Published by Devolver Digital, the game is a subversion of the sci-fi/horror genre, putting the player in control not of the human survivors but rather of the monster attacking their facility. Velasco's 25-track album captures CARRION's creeping dread and otherworldly terror with darkly atmospheric music punctuated by moments of violent intensity. CARRION and its soundtrack release on July 23rd but you can now pre-save the album at https://materia.to/carrion.

"The score to CARRION is unlike anything I've written before," says Cris Velasco. "While there are still melodic moments of grandeur and even beauty, the majority of the score is quite dystopian. You play as the monster in this reverse horror game. No one gets out alive, and the music won't let you forget. The score is the monster's inner dialogue. It should fill you with dread, helplessness, and the feeling that an unknowable malevolent entity could take you at any moment." 

Velasco has contributed to some of the world's biggest video game franchises including Fortnite, Resident Evil, Overwatch, Bloodborne, Darksiders, Assassin's Creed, Warhammer, Borderlands, Mass Effect and God of War, and scored television series such as HULU's Dimension 404 and Freakish. Though he's a prolific and versatile composer, he excels at creating horror soundscapes, and the CARRION original soundtrack makes full use of his talents. He is also a passionate art collector, curating unique dark and surrealist art exhibitions in LA and Chicago including 'Wunderkammer' celebrating eclectic and visionary artwork from Clive Barker, and 'From The Depths' showcasing paintings paying homage to H.P. Lovecraft.

CARRION is a reverse horror game in which you assume the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origin. Stalk and consume those that imprisoned you to spread fear and panic throughout the facility. Grow and evolve as you tear down this prison and acquire more and more devastating abilities on the path to retribution. For more information on CARRION, visit https://www.devolverdigital.com/games/carrion.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Acort International: "WORLD WAR FOUR"


A series of escalating incidents in Korea and the Middle East lead to greater and greater conflict, placing the superpowers at one another's throats. Armies march, bombs rain down, soldiers storm the beaches. One family is caught up in the ever-growing conflict. Can they survive? [CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing: "AMULET"


AMULET follows Tomaz (Secareanu), a former soldier who is left homeless after an accident and takes refuge in the decaying home of Magda (Juri), a lonely young woman in desperate need of help as she cares for her ailing mother. At first hesitant, Magda soon welcomes Tomaz into their lives. But as he gets closer to and begins to fall for Magda, Tomaz notices strange and unexplainable phenomena. Something seems very wrong with the mysterious old woman who never leaves the top floor, and Tomaz begins to suspect that Magda may in fact be a prisoner to her otherworldly bidding. [CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD and RUE MORGUE: "MIDNIGHT MOVIE UNCHAINED" Channel

 
An offshoot of the popular SVOD service Midnight Movie Society, MIDNIGHT MOVIE UNCHAINED is a new, curated FREE AVOD channel available exclusively on Roku catering to more traditional horror fare. All titles are carefully selected from the vast MVD film catalog, from underground horror to cult classics. For those curious about Midnight Movie Society, this new AVOD channel is a great way to test the blood-infused waters.

MIDNIGHT MOVIE UNCHAINED is developed by UDU Digital in partnership with MVD Entertainment Group and Rue Morgue.

For more details, visit the Roku Channel Store.

MVD and Rue Morgue launched Midnight Movie Society, a curated Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service specializing in Extreme Underground, Taboo and Cult Horror movies. This gave genre fans access to a film library of shocking underground, outrageous gore, creature features, cult classics, and traditional horror.

Adrianna Gober, Director of Programming for Midnight Movie Society explained: "As larger streaming platforms continue to crack down on content, there's an urgent need to create a space for boundary-pushing films unencumbered by strangling content restrictions."

Jeremy [Six Strings]

WaterTower Music: "LOONEY TUNES CARTOONS"


WaterTower Music has announced the digital release of the official soundtrack album to Looney Tunes Cartoons.  Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and, now streaming on HBO Max, Looney Tunes Cartoons is a series of new short-form cartoons starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and other iconic and beloved Looney Tunes characters. Featured on the soundtrack are 26 tracks of music created by composers Joshua Moshier and Carl Johnson, that serve as the musical backdrop of the new series.

Both composers, in discussing their participation, shared their passion for the project and honored the legacy of composer Carl Stalling who was the composer for the original Looney Tunes shorts produced by Warner Bros.  Stalling was said to have averaged one complete score each week, for 22 years.

“I’m thrilled to be returning to Warner Bros. and the Carl Stalling style of animation music for Looney Tunes Cartoons!” composer Carl Johnson enthusiastically explained. “The whole team involved with this show has really put tremendous care, craft and effort into these shorts - from the scripts to the voice acting to the animation and sound effects. I think musically we’ve been able to honor the tradition and legacy established during the golden age of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, while adding some new ideas along the way. It’s also a showcase for the amazing studio musicians we have in Los Angeles, who constantly push their playing beyond the bounds of what’s possible. I hope these shorts will entertain a whole new generation of cartoon-loving fans!”

Composer Joshua Moshier shared the same exuberance. “Stepping into the rich musical language of Looney Tunes is a true honor and a humbling pursuit, given the brilliant legacy established by Carl Stalling. A great joy for me is partnering with the brilliant animation team led by Pete Browngardt to push the comedy as far as we can while honoring the tradition of classical and popular music in Looney Tunes.” He continued, “I'm drawing on sketch comedy influences and my background as a musical improviser to incorporate styles of music that did not yet exist in the Termite Terrace era. It's my hope our new cartoons are a bridge to musical knowledge and appreciation in the same way the classic Looney Tunes are for me."

Looney Tunes Cartoons is a series of new short-form cartoons starring the iconic and beloved Looney Tunes characters. 

Looney Tunes Cartoons echoes the high production value and process of the original Looney Tunes theatrical shorts with a cartoonist-driven approach to storytelling.  Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and other marquee Looney Tunes characters will be featured in their classic pairings in simple, gag-driven and visually vibrant stories.  Each cartoon will vary from one to six minutes in length and, from the premise on through to the jokes, will be “written” and drawn by the cartoonists allowing their own personality and style to come through in each cartoon.

Looney Tunes Cartoons is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and features veteran Looney Tunes voice cast members including Eric Bauza, Jeff Bergman and Bob Bergen.   Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) and Peter Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa) serve as executive producers.

Joshua Moshier... The music of composer Joshua Moshier has been cited by the Chicago Tribune for "considerable lyric grace and compositional forethought." His series scores include Baskets (FX), Special (Netflix), Three Busy Debras (Adult Swim), Happy Anniversary (Netflix), Sick of It (Sky), and the main title to Documentary Now (IFC). Joshua began his career as an improvising pianist, performing and recording with Marquis Hill and Mike Lebrun. He developed his scoring craft through collaborations with filmmakers and comedians in Chicago, and later as a fellow at the Sundance Institute Film Music Lab. Joshua created the interactive ambisonic music for Google's Earth VR app, and is active in animation, scoring the How to Train Your Dragon-inspired series Dragons: Rescue Riders (Netflix) for DreamWorks and the antics of iconic characters Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck for Looney Tunes Cartoons (HBO Max) from Warner Bros. Animation.

Carl Johnson... Emmy Award-winning composer Carl Johnson has successfully worked across a variety of genres including film, television, theme parks, and stage. His ability to create innovative music for a variety of assignments is rivaled only by his easy-going and collaborative work ethic.

As a composer, Carl has worked with clients including Warner Brothers, Disney, DreamWorks, MGM, and others, and proven his versatility with films such as Piglet’s Big Movie, The Hunchback of Notre Dame II, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, and The Return of Jafar. His impressive list of television credits include Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Gargoyles, Mighty Ducks, Batman: The Animated Series, Invasion America, and most recently Looney Tunes Cartoons. He has orchestrated on a variety of top-grossing films such as Wall-e, Skyfall, The Perfect Storm, Windtalkers, and The Spiderwick Chronicles. Carl has also written special projects for live theatre and themed attractions around the globe.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

WaterTower Music: "PRODIGAL SON" music by Nathaniel Blume


WaterTower Music is excited to announce the digital release of the robust, 30-track soundtrack album to the FOX drama Prodigal Son from Warner Bros. Television, which features score by composer Nathaniel Blume, considered a remarkable musical voice amongst a new generation of film and TV composers. Prodigal Son, which has been picked up for a second season, follows Malcom Bright (Tom Payne), a criminal psychologist who helps the NYPD in solving crimes.

Composer Nathaniel Blume, who was recently featured in Variety's "Music for Screens: 10 Composers to Watch" article as a standout composer, chose a unique approach to the scoring process, weaving sounds of surgical tools with traditional instruments.  "We ran the gamut of instrumentation, utilizing everything from strings to surgical tools like bone cutters as percussion,” Blume explained.  “The score for Prodigal Son was an absolute thrill to create, and a really healthy collaboration with the producers truly brought the drama to life.”

The Prodigal Son score, featuring music by Nathaniel Blume, is now available.

Prodigal Son follows Malcom Bright (Tom Payne), a psychologist who has a gift for understanding how serial killers think, because his father, Dr. Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen) was one of the worst, a notorious serial killer called “The Surgeon.” Bright is the best criminal psychologist around and murder is the family business. He uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes for his longtime mentor, NYPD Detective Gil Arroyo (Lou Diamond Phillips), all while dealing with his manipulative mother, Jessica Whitly (Bellamy Young), his seemingly normal sister, Ainsley Whitly (Halston Sage) and a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son. The series also stars Aurora Perrineau, Frank Harts and Keiko Agena.

Prodigal Son is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and Fox Entertainment. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter serve as executive producers alongside show-runners Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver.

ABOUT NATHANIEL BLUME... With perception and drive to create the best that film composition has to offer, Nathaniel Blume is one of the most dynamic composers working on screen today.

Blume is rapidly becoming a standout voice amongst a new generation of television and film composers. Recently featured in Variety's "Music for Screens: 10 Composers to Watch" article by Jon Burlingame, Blume’s talent for crafting memorable musical interplays can be heard on Fox’s crime series Prodigal Son, by executive producer Greg Berlanti, starring Tom Payne, Michael Sheen and Bellamy Young. He also composed the music for CNN’s 1968: The Year That Changed America, a four-part documentary series; and the decades series - The Eighties, The Nineties, and The 2000s, all from executive producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.

Additionally, Blume co-composed several hit series with Blake Neely, including CNN’s documentary series The Movies, as well as the decades series - The Sixties, The Seventies; The CW’s The Flash, starring Grant Gustin, Arrow, starring Stephen Amell and Katie Cassidy; ABC’s Deception, starring Jack Cutmore-Scott, and more.

In addition to his television credits, Blume has broad experience scoring both short and feature films including Alex Rotaru’s documentary film Shakespeare High, which screened at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and stars Richard Dreyfuss and Val Kilmer; the animated feature Vixen: The Movie, co-composed with Blake Neely and starring Megalyn Echikunwoke, Stephen Amell and Katie Cassidy; and the Leo Awards winning Jeff Cassidy short “Sidekick,” starring Josh Dallas.

A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, with degrees in music composition from both Butler University (Indianapolis) and Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh), Blume completed his film scoring studies at the University of Southern California's prestigious Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program.

Blume resides in Los Angeles with his wife and children.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]