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MVD Entertainment Group: :The Snake Girl And The Silver Haired Witch" (1968) [BLU-RAY/DVD]

What do you get when Noriaki Yuasa, director of Daiei Studios' much-beloved Gamera series, makes a monochrome film adaptation of the works of horror manga pioneer Kazuo Umezu (The Drifting Classroom)? The answer is 1968's The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch, a fantastically phantasmagorical slice of twisted tokusatsu terror ostensibly made for children that will irreparably traumatize any child that sees it! A young girl named Sayuri is reunited with her estranged family after years in an orphanage - but trouble lurks within the walls of the large family home. Her mother is an amnesiac after a car accident six months earlier, her sullen sister is confined to the attic and a young housemaid dies inexplicably of a heart attack just before Sayuri arrives... is it all connected to her father's work studying venomous snakes? And is the fanged, serpentine figure that haunts Sayuri's dreams the same one spying on her through holes in the wall? 
Making its worldwide Blu-ray debut and its home video premiere outside Japan, this rarely-screened, nightmarishly disorienting creepshow not only displays a seldom-seen side of kaiju auteur Yuasa, but its skilful blending of Umezu's comics (published in English-language markets as Reptilia) arguably anticipates many of the trends seen in J-horror decades later.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

WaterTower Music: "THE DUNE" music by Hans Zimmer

WaterTower Music has today released the Dune (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), the latest of three separate album releases of music from and in celebration of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Dune,” the highly-anticipated adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestselling book from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049”). All three albums feature the music of legendary composer Hans Zimmer (Interstellar, Inception, Gladiator, Dark Knight Trilogy). The film began opening in select markets around the world beginning September 15, and is scheduled to open in the U.S. on October 22 in theaters and on HBO Max.

The Dune (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) features 22 tracks of music from the film and will be released in both standard digital and CD configurations as well as a digital release in Dolby Atmos Music - a listening technology he has wholeheartedly embraced for the music of “Dune.”
Dune director Denis Villeneuve and Hans Zimmer, who previously collaborated on Blade Runner 2049, instantly bonded over their shared passion for Herbert’s novel. “We agreed that the music would need to have a spirituality to it… a sanctified quality,” explained Villeneuve. “Something that would elevate the soul and have the effect that only sacred music can. And I believe that is firmly present in Hans’ score.”
Zimmer offered, “I absolutely love working with Denis. He has an incredible imagination and offers so much soul within the complexity of making a film of this magnitude, and our aesthetic is very comparable. Dune has always been very close to both of our hearts. The task was to figure out how we were going to interpret something we truly loved and admired, and invite the audience to come and have their own personal experience. That was, for us, the reason to make this film.”
The prolific composer took a unique approach in creating the music of Dune. He decided that, since Dune was about a different civilization, he would invent instruments to accompany that concept, instead of utilizing solely standard instrumentation.  “Hans spent months and months creating new instruments, defining, creating, and seeking new sounds, pushing the envelope,” described Villeneuve. “The musicianship is extraordinary, and this is not your normal orchestral score.”  
Dolby Atmos Music goes beyond the ordinary listening experience and puts you inside the song in a spatial way, via a listener’s enabled headphones, revealing every detail of the music with unparalleled clarity and depth, similar to the audio experience of a cinema. On releasing his first Dolby Atmos Music soundtrack, Zimmer explained, “I was inspired to look at this music in a different way and to take the audience on of journey beyond the movie. To fully showcase these unique sounds and this soundtrack, I felt it must be available via an immersive technology that utilizes spatial audio. So, it was decided to deliver it in Dolby Atmos.”
Villeneuve was thrilled that Zimmer continued to explore the music on two additional albums past the soundtrack itself. On Zimmer’s process, he described “It was absolutely beautiful… he continued to write music even when the movie was finished! He was still inspired and went on writing.”
The details for Zimmer’s 3 albums of Dune music is as follows:
01. The Dune (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is now available, and the track list is as follows. It is available in both Standard and Dolby Atmos Music configurations.

02. The Dune Sketchbook (Music from the Soundtrack) is now available and the track list is as follows. It too is available in both Standard and Dolby Atmos Music configurations.
03. October 22nd - The release of The Art and Soul of Dune - the companion soundtrack to the book of the same title, which offers uniquely crafted versions of the film’s main themes curated by Zimmer to accompany the reader on their journey through this visually dazzling book, which was written by the film’s executive producer Tanya Lapointe and offers unparalleled insight and exploration into the film.
A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
Oscar® nominee Denis Villeneuve directed Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Dune. The film stars Oscar® nominee Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Oscar® nominee Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, Chang Chen, David Dastmalchian, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, with Oscar® nominee Charlotte Rampling, with Jason Momoa, and Oscar® winner Javier Bardem. Villeneuve directed Dune from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Villeneuve and Eric Roth, based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. The film’s producers were Mary Parent, Villeneuve, Cale Boyter and Joe Caracciolo, Jr. The executive producers were Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert, with Kevin J. Anderson as special consultant.  Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present a Legendary Pictures Production, a Film by Denis Villeneuve, Dune. The film is slated to be released worldwide this fall, in theaters from 15 September internationally and in the U.S. on October 22 in theaters and on HBO Max; it will be available on HBO Max in the Ad-Free plan for 31 days from theatrical release.  The film has been rated PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, some disturbing images and suggestive material.
WaterTower Music, the in-house label for the WarnerMedia companies, releases recorded music as rich and diverse as the companies themselves. It has been the soundtrack home to many of the world’s most iconic films, television shows and games since 2001. 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND" music by Joseph Trapanese

Milan Records today releases PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) by critically-acclaimed composer JOSEPH TRAPANESE (Shadow and Bone, Straight Outta Compton, The Greatest Showman). Available everywhere now, the album features score music written by Trapanese for the Nicolas Cage-starring western directed by Sion Sono, produced by Patriot Pictures and XYZ Films, fully financed by Mendelsohn’s Union Patriot Capital Management. Originally making its debut at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, Prisoners of the Ghostland will be available in theaters and on video on demand Friday, September 17 from RLJE Films.
Of the soundtrack, composer JOSEPH TRAPANESE says, “My score for Prisoners of the Ghostland is a love letter to my favorite films and music. You’ll hear clear influences from Spaghetti Westerns and classic sci-fi, as well as from traditional Japanese music, Baroque Sarabande, and French Impressionism. For me, the collision of these musical styles with Nicolas’ expressive performance and Sion Sono's beautiful images is the most gratifying result of the film. What I love most about Sono-san’s work is that regardless of how dark, violent, or unconventional it may be, there is a clear, effusive, and vibrant joy for filmmaking. One cannot watch a Sion Sono film without being infected by his inventiveness, and I’m honored to have experienced his artistry firsthand. I’m thrilled to be sharing this music with you.”
In addition to today’s digital release, Waxwork Records will release an exclusive vinyl edition of the soundtrack, which will arrive as a 2-LP set pressed on 180-gram, colored vinyl with gatefold packaging, liner notes from composer Joseph Trapanese, an art print insert and layout and design by Matt Needle. Pre-order for the vinyl is available now at

Story: In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber is sprung from jail by a wealthy warlord, The Governor, whose adopted granddaughter has run away. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct within five days if he doesn’t find the missing girl, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman — and his own path to redemption. Starring Nicolas Cage, Sofia Boutella, Bill Moseley, Nick Cassavetes, Tak Sakaaguchi. Directed by Sion Sono. Michael Mendelsohn produced the film with Reza Sixo Safai, Laura Rister, Ko Mori and Nate Bolotin. Executive producers on the project included Natalie Perrotta, Nick Spicer, Aram Tertzakian, Yuji Sadai, and Toyoyuki Yokohama.
Joseph Trapanese is best known for his sleek score work for blockbuster films like Tron: Legacy, Straight Outta Compton, The Greatest Showman, Oblivion and the Raid series. As a composer, arranger, and producer for movie, television, theater, and video game music, he has collaborated with a number of mainstream musical acts. His first major break came in 2010 when he worked with Daft Punk on the sweeping digital soundtrack to Disney's Tron reboot/sequel. Trapanese followed that success by creating a score with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park for the American release of the 2011 Indonesian martial arts film The Raid: Redemption (he would continue without Shinoda in 2014 with The Raid 2). That same year, he helped with arrangements on a handful of tracks for M83's breakthrough hit Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, which led to the pair's collaboration on the 2013 Tom Cruise sci-fi epic Oblivion. For 2017's The Greatest Showman, Trapanese worked alongside Pasek & Paul and John Debney, producing songs and co-composing the score.
Notable scores include Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021), Finding Ohana (2021), Spontaneous (2020), Project Power (2020), Lady and the Tramp (2019), Arctic (2019), Robin Hood (2018), Only the Brave (2017), the landmark rap biopic Straight Outta Compton (2015), Earth to Echo (2014), and the second and third installments of the Divergent series, Insurgent (2015) and Allegiant (2016). For television, he has composed scores for Netflix’s Shadow and Bone (2021), USA's Unsolved (2018); Amazon's Jean-Claude Van Johnson (2017); ABC's Quantico (2016-17), Freeform's Dead of Summer (2016), and Disney XD's Tron: Uprising (2012). Video game scores include ILMxLab’s Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge (2020), EA's Need for Speed: Payback (2017) and Ubisoft's The Crew (2014).
In the studio and in concert, in addition to Daft Punk, Dr. Dre, M83, and Mike Shinoda, he has worked with 3OH!3, Active Child, Alessia Cara, Aloe Blacc, Amon Tobin, Dia Frampton, Dierks Bentley, The Glitch Mob, Haim, Halsey, The Haxan Cloak, James Newton Howard, Janelle Monae, John Newman, Kelly Clarkson, Kendrick Lamar, Moby, S. Carey, Sohn, Steven Price, White Sea, and Zedd. As a conductor, he has appeared at The Hollywood Bowl and Central Park, as well as with The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, AUKSO Poland, and numerous festival ensembles and Hollywood orchestras.
Born in Jersey City, Trapanese earned his B.A. in classical composition from the Manhattan School of Music. He went on to study at UCLA for his M.A. and taught electronic music composition at the school from 2008-2011. In 2016, he became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In 2013, alongside a tenacious group of composers, artists, and musicians, Trapanese founded The Echo Society. Aiming to inspire each other and the community around them, the group creates and performs new music showcasing the unique talents and environments of Los Angeles.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Mattel, Inc. and Warner Music Group: "HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: ANIMATED SERIES" music by Michael Kramer

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and Warner Music Group’s (NASDAQ: WMG) Arts Music division today announced the release of the soundtrack for the new CG-animated series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
Available now on Netflix, the series reimagines the heroic adventures of the Guardians of Grayskull for the next generation of kids and families. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Volume 1 (Original Series Soundtrack) is available today for digital download and on streaming services.
The soundtrack was composed by Emmy-nominated multi-instrumentalist Michael Kramer and includes the Series Theme Song by platinum producer and songwriter Ali Dee. Kramer’s credits include music for Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and video games such as Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. Dee has written and produced hit songs for a wide variety of artists including Miley Cyrus and Shakira as well as soundtracks for Marvel’s Iron Man and 20th Century Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Kramer said, “Whether it was programming custom 80s synth patches for He-Man, banging out the wild drums of the Tiger Tribe, or screaming into the microphone to capture the pure evil of Skeletor, the vast mythology and cast of characters of MOTU never failed to inspire. I’m so grateful to Mattel’s Rob David and the entire creative team - their brilliant work motivated and empowered me with the freedom to explore beyond the edges of the map. I hope the melodies and colors of the score help kids (and parents!) fall in love with this universe as much as I have.”
Mattel Television's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe offers a fresh, stylized take on the world of Eternia that’s designed to reflect the sensibilities and aspirations of today’s kids. At the same time, the series continues to celebrate the core truth behind Masters of the Universe: We all have the power to become the best version of ourselves.
Since its creation in 1982, the Masters of the Universe franchise has transcended generations and ignited the passion of fans around the world. Nearly 40 years later, Mattel relaunched Masters of the Universe, delighting long-standing fans and introducing a new generation to He-Man and Skeletor. In the new series, their classic battle rages to new heights as both hero and villain forge new and mighty teams.
Michael Kramer is a two-time Emmy nominated composer and multi-instrumentalist for film, television, and video games. A graduate of USC's acclaimed film scoring program, he scores the hit Cartoon Network TV series LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitsu, for which he received a 2020 Emmy Award nomination. For more than 10 years and counting, the show is one of the network's longest running animated programs and airs in more than 30 countries.
In 2019, Disney Imagineering recruited Michael to write and produce several tracks for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the highly anticipated new land in both Disneyland and Disney World. Playing in the “Oga's Cantina” attraction, one of his featured tracks is a follow up to the iconic "Cantina Song" from the original Star Wars film.
Other TV credits include Netflix’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2021), Disney’s The Ghost and Molly McGee, Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, Netflix's Healing Powers of Dude, Dreamworks TV's Rhyme Time Town, and Disney XD's Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, for which he was also nominated for a 2017 Emmy. On the big screen, Michael's music can be heard in Furious 7, Thor: The Dark World, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, on which he collaborated with Brian Tyler. His video game credits include Need For Speed: The Run, Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, and Assassin's Creed: Unity.
Raised in Chicago by a master woodworker, Michael approaches each score like a carpenter with a keen eye for craftsmanship. Combining a spirit of inventiveness with meticulous attention to detail, he believes that materials matter, and uses his expansive collection of instruments and cutting-edge technology to craft a score uniquely fitting of each project. A passion for the process of filmmaking lies at the core of his work, and through collaborating with directors and producers, Michael loves the challenge of guiding a project from the script to the final mix. 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Hollywood Records: "What If…Killmonger Rescued Tony Stark?" music by Laura Karpman

What If…Killmonger Rescued Tony Stark? (Episode 6) features score by Emmy®-winning composer Laura Karpman. The score was produced by Karpman and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum and album producers are Brad Winderbaum, Bryan Andrews and Dave Jordan.

Release dates for all 9 soundtracks follows:

Aug. 13:         What If...Captain Carter Were the First Avenger? (Ep.1)
Aug. 20:         What If...T’Challa Became a Star-Lord? (Ep. 2)
Aug. 27:         What If…The World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes? (Ep. 3)
Sept. 3:          What If…Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands? (Ep.4)
Sept. 10:        What If…Zombies?!  (Ep.5)
Sept. 17         What If…What If…Killmonger Rescued Tony Stark? ( Ep. 6)
Sept. 24:        What If…? Episode 7
Oct. 1:            What If…? Episode 8
Oct. 8:             What If…? Episode 9

“What If...?” flips the script on the MCU, reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways. Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles. Directed by Bryan Andrews with AC Bradley as head writer, “What If...?” launched exclusively on Disney+ on August 11, 2021.

Karpman creates powerful, imaginative scores that push the boundaries of storytelling. Her award-winning music, spanning film, television, theater, interactive media and live performance, reflects an audaciously creative, prodigious, fresh spirit. Karpman collaborates with the most creative filmmakers of our time, including Misha Green, Steven Spielberg, Alex Gibney, Kasi Lemmons, Rory Kennedy, Sam Pollard, Laura Nix plus Eleanor, Francis Ford and Sophia Coppola.   The five-time Emmy winner’s scores span the HBO hit series Lovecraft Country, 2020 Oscar-nominated Walk Run Cha-Cha, and the Discovery Channel docuseries Why We Hate, for which she recently won an Emmy Award.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varèse Sarabande has released three deluxe edition digital albums: "The Cowboys: Deluxe Edition by John Williams", "Paycheck: Deluxe Edition by John Powell" and "Knowing: Deluxe Edition by Marco Beltrami"

Varèse Sarabande has released three deluxe edition digital albums: The Cowboys: Deluxe Edition by John Williams, Paycheck: Deluxe Edition by John Powell and Knowing: Deluxe Edition by Marco Beltrami, available today, September 17. Additionally, Varése Sarabande will be releasing three more deluxe edition digital albums on September 24: On Deadly Ground: Deluxe Edition, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory: Deluxe Edition and Robocop 3: Deluxe Edition by Basil Poledouris.
Varèse Sarabande started releasing deluxe edition albums in 1989 as part of their CD Club and since then they have been a staple of the label, relaunching classic titles from renowned composers such as John Williams and Ennio Morricone, among many others. All of these former CD Club releases (many permanently sold out) are being made available digitally for the first time. The albums will be available through streaming and download services, while lossless files are available exclusively through in WAV, FLAC and ALAC formats.
John Williams – The Cowboys: Deluxe Edition
This John Wayne western composed by the living legend John Williams was the maestro's biggest pre-Star Wars score.  A much-needed restoration job featuring a complete rebuild, remix and remaster was done in 2018 for a now out-of-print CD. Releasing digitally for the first time, this deluxe edition expands the original 17-track program to 36 tracks—the complete 29-cue score plus 7 pieces of additional music not featured in the film.
John Powell – Paycheck: Deluxe Edition
Paycheck reunited composer John Powell (Bourne Identity, How to Train Your Dragon) with director John Woo, with whom he first collaborated on Face/Off. This deluxe edition almost doubles the original 2003 release, with unreleased materials raising the album length from 48 minutes to over 95 minutes.

Marco Beltrami – Knowing: Deluxe Edition
Knowing was a hit for Nick Cage in 2009, aided by Marco Beltrami’s suspenseful, terrifying, pulse-pounding and action-packed score, which was recorded with a large orchestra. This deluxe edition nearly doubles the program’s length, expanding from 22 to 54 cues.
Basil Poledouris – On Deadly Ground: Deluxe Edition
On Deadly Ground is one of Basil Poledouris’ greatest action scores. The original 30-minute soundtrack has been expanded to 79 minutes.
Basil Poledouris – Under Siege 2: Dark Territory: Deluxe Edition
Basil Poledouris’ epic score for Under Siege 2: Dark Territory clocked in at 28 minutes upon its original release in 1995. This deluxe edition has an expanded running time of 75 minutes.
Basil Poledouris – RoboCop 3: Deluxe Edition
Director Paul Verhoeven’s original RoboCop (1987) featured one of Basil Poledouris’ most famous themes and beloved scores. Though he wasn’t on board for Irvin Kershner’s 1990 sequel RoboCop 2, Basil did return for the third installment of the hit franchise with director Fred Dekker’s RoboCop 3 in 1993.  

Varèse Sarabande is one of the leading and most prolific producers of film and television soundtracks. The label was formed as a merger between Varèse International Records (named for composer Edgar Varèse) and Sarabande Records (named after a musical dance form). The label’s iconic logo – a frequent curiosity of fans around the globe -is actually an inkblot created by blowing a straw on a piece of paper with India ink.  
Initially a classical label, Varèse Sarabande released its first album of film music in June 1978. Since then, Varèse Sarabande has released thousands of soundtracks and new recordings of classic film scores conducted by celebrated composers with the world’s best-known orchestras.  
The label upped the ante for fans by creating the Varèse Sarabande CD Club—releasing exclusive limited-edition deluxe soundtracks featuring rare and long-requested titles. The CD Club ran initially from 1989–92 and was restarted in 2001, and Varèse continues to create Deluxe Editions of cherished scores that might otherwise never see a release.  
Since joining Concord in 2018, Varèse Sarabande continues to release new television and film scores, high-quality vinyl and Deluxe Edition soundtracks.  
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Jeremy [Six Strings]

Hollywood Records: "THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE" score by Theodore Shapiro and Various songs by Cast and More!

The Eyes of Tammy Faye Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Original Score album are available today from Hollywood Records.   The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features songs performed in the Searchlight Pictures film which were produced by six-time Grammy®-winning music producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile).  Songs were recorded at the Historic RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN. 

Emmy®-nominated composer, Theodore Shapiro (Bombshell, Destroyer) composed and produced the Original Score album, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London.

Directed by Michael Showalter and written by Abe Sylvia, The Eyes of Tammy Faye is produced by Jessica Chastain, p.g.a., Kelly Carmichael, p.g.a., Rachel Shane, p.g.a., and Gigi Pritzker.  The film stars Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Chastain, whose previous musical experience was limited to college, performs songs in the film. Drawing inspiration from Tammy Faye, she dove right into an area outside of her comfort zone. “She was never embarrassed,” the actress added. “People were drawn to her because she was unique. She used her platform to advocate for a celebration of our differences, and knowing that made it easier for me to perform.”

The Eyes of Tammy Faye is an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker, rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn’t long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire.
The Eyes of Tammy Faye Trailer:
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "JOE BELL" music by Antonio Pinto

Lakeshore Records releases Joe Bell—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring music by Golden Globe-nominated composer Antonio Pinto (City of God), digitally today, September 17. The emotionally expressive score anchored by acoustic guitar and piano provides a richly atmospheric backdrop to the themes of loss and reflection in the film. The soundtrack also includes songs by Daniel Tashian and Ande LeMaster.  The Roadside Attractions film, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and produced by Cari Joji Fukunaga and starring Mark Wahlberg, Reid Miller, Connie Britton and Gary Sinise is available on Digital HD and On Demand via Vertical Entertainment.

From filmmaker Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters and Men, upcoming King Richard), along with the Academy Award®-winning writing team behind BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (Diana Ossana & Larry McMurtry) and Academy Award® nominee Mark Wahlberg, JOE BELL tells the intimate and emotional true story of an Oregonian father who pays tribute to his gay teenage son Jadin, embarking on a self-reflective walk across America to speak hard truths to heartland citizens about the real and terrifying costs of bullying.
Says Pinto: “When I first watched Joe Bell, it hit me like a ton of bricks.  As a father I just knew I had to score the film. No words could describe my feeling … so I just wrote.  The first piece of music did not change and remains in the film as first recorded – raw and exposed. I hope I have done justice to the truth of the film and the Bell family.”

Antonio Pinto was celebrated for his brilliant score to the indie smash City of God, scoring films for around a decade including many award-winning pictures including Central Station, Behind the Sun, Love in the Time of Cholera and SENNA He has worked with such directors as Fernando Meirelles, Walter Salles, Mike Newell, Niki Caro, Michael Mann, James Foley, Andrew Niccol, Ric Roman Waugh, Tarsem, Asif Kapadia and Chiwitel Ejiofor.

Antonio Pinto’s gift is his understanding that music is something going on around us all the time. He can hear and bring to life a world and a spirit stolen directly from the streets and hearts of the people who live in his films’ illustrated worlds. And for those who have never felt what his music describes, his music creates for them a new reality. His sense of story is musically driven and can cut to the center of the deepest emotion with the simplicity of a lingering note and can just as smoothly blazon its way instinctively into complicated dancy techno samba with an ever-flowing energy that continually compliments its narrative. He creates a flow and adds logic to vision. He can depict any mood and has over a thousand ways to musically describe human passions. He can make sense of scenes that have been smashed together with opposing tones; and has such precision in describing moments that he ends up orchestrating the audience as much as he orchestrates his instruments.

He is most at home in Brazilian styles of orchestrated street music, but is inventive and draws from many styles including jazz, funk, and rock. His choices of instrumentation are imaginative and diverse. Antonio Pinto received a Golden Globe nomination in 2008 for Best Original Song “Despedida” co-written with Shakira from the film Love in the Time of Cholera directed by Mike Newell. In addition to his third collaboration with Asif Kapadia and James Gay Rees on Maradona, Antonio Pinto scored The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2019.

Antonio’s recent work includes Mosquito Coast and Prince Harry & Oprah’s special event series on Mental Health (both Apple), and critically acclaimed “Nine Days” (Sony Classics), and “Joe Bell” directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, Produced by Cary Fukunaga and Mark Wahlberg.
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Lakeshore Records: "REALLY LOVE" music by Khari Mateen

Lakeshore Records is set to release Really Love—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on September 17. The emotive score by composer Khari Mateen is led by rich horn playing and backed by strings, keys and jazz-inflected drumming, succeeds in capturing the joys and challenges of an all-encompassing love affair.  The MACRO film directed by Angel Kristi Williams and starring Kofi Siriboe, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, Uzo Aduba, Mack Wilds, Naturi Naughton, Suzzanne Douglas, Jade Eshete with Blair Underwood and Michael Ealy is streaming now on Netflix.
Set in a gentrifying Washington DC, a rising Black painter tries to break into a competitive art world, while balancing a whirlwind romance he never expected.
Says Mateen: "This film truly let me express how love sounds to me. It gave me a chance to express that feeling in your gut when someone you are deeply in love with walks into the room. Where all emotions converge on this single individual and you both share a moment.”
Khari Mateen is a composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, whose creations span genres, pop culture, and current events.
Originally from Bakersfield, California, Mateen moved to Philadelphia at 17 years old, where he began his career in the music industry. As a budding producer, Mateen observed the music business through his talented collective of mentors turned friends. Thanks to this first-hand music education, Khari’s first credits of note came at 19 years old with The Roots’ 2006 Grammy-nominated album Game Theory. He contributed to their subsequent albums Rising Down and Grammy-nominated, Undun. Between his time in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, he has worked with artists such as, Jill Scott, James Poyser, J*Davey, Son Little, Shaun Ross, and Kiah Victoria.
Mateen, who also sings, plays cello, bass, guitar, and drums, has played on stages in various roles, touring as band member, bass player, singer, and in 2015, as Cody Simpson’s Musical Director. Over the last decade, Khari released 4 solo albums and one collaborative album with Atlanta rapper, STS.
In 2008, Mateen added composing for films and TV shows to his repertoire, with his first feature film, Explicit Ills. He went on to work with Emmy-winning producer Mark Levin on the Sundance TV series, Brick City (Emmy-nominated & Peabody Award Winner). Since then, Khari has scored an array of critically acclaimed film and TV projects for major networks and streaming platforms, including ESPN, HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.
Most recently, he wrapped up scoring several compelling documentaries, including LulaRich (Amazon Prime), The Price of Freedom (CNN), and Stockton on My Mind (HBO).
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Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lionsgate Records: "BLINDSPOTTING" music by Ambrose Akinmusire and Michael Yezerski

LionsGate Records digitally releases music from the STARZ Original Television Series Blindspotting, composed by Ambrose Akinmusire and Michael Yezerski. Available everywhere today, the album features the co-composers’ ardent score, intermixed with spoken word elements by the cast, including Jasmine Cephas-Jones, Benjamin Earl Turner, and Rafael Casal.
The series is adapted from the film Blindspotting (from writing team Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs), which was released in 2018 with critical acclaim all around. Three years later, the TV series has accomplished the same feat with a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. AV Club says, “Blindspotting is one of the best film-to-tv adaptations in years.” The complete season of Blindspotting is available for streaming on STARZPLAY.
A distinct element of the series is the music, which plays a major role in the storytelling in each of the eight episodes. Michael Yezerski scored the original film and returns to score the show with Ambrose Akinmusire. The composers share a similar aesthetic yet have different musical roots, which allowed them to create something completely new that works superbly for this complex series.
Ambrose Akinmusire states, “I’m grateful to Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs, and Keith and Jessica Calder for trusting me to collaborate in the articulation of such a creative and important show. I was born and raised in Oakland, and representing my city—the stories, community, and culture—is personal for me. The project provided an opportunity to produce a score that highlights the complexity of emotions and points of view that are often simplified or overlooked.”
Michael Yezerski remarks, “It's been such an honor to return to the Blindspotting universe. This time around, Ambrose and I were given a unique opportunity—to create a score that actively expresses the emotional journey of the characters. Our music for the show is the heartbeat, the underscore, and the dance – as intricately connected to the drama as the choreography and the camerawork. Ambrose and I come from different corners of the world and yet we found a way to craft a musical language that felt entirely of ourselves, yet true to the spirit of collaboration that permeated all aspects of the production. This was a very special project for us both. I am grateful for the extraordinary amount of trust that Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs, Keith Calder and Jessica Calder put in us. We couldn't be happier with the reception and acclaim that this truly groundbreaking show is now receiving.”

"Blindspotting” centers on Ashley, who is nipping at the heels of a middle-class life in Oakland until Miles, her partner of 12 years and father of their son, is suddenly incarcerated, leaving her to navigate a chaotic and humorous existential crisis when she is forced to move in with Miles’ mother and half-sister. The series stars Jasmine Cephas Jones (“#freerayshawn”) as “Ashley”; Benjamin Turner (recording artist) as “Earl,” who is fresh out of prison, wearing an ankle monitor and just trying to kill time and lay low; Candace Nicholas-Lippman (“Good Trouble”) as “Janelle,” Ashley’s close friend who’s just returned to the neighborhood after spending many years in Bali; Jaylen Barron (“Free Reign”) as “Trish,” Miles’ half-sister, who might be wilder than he is; Atticus Woodward (“Shameless”) as “Sean,” Ashley and Miles’ sweet, smart and energetic son; Helen Hunt (“Mad About You”, “As Good As It Gets”) as “Rainey,” Miles’ mother who has strong opinions and holds family above all else; and Rafael Casal who reprises his role as “Miles,” Ashley’s ride-or-die partner of 12 years and father of their son.  
Described by NPR Music as “one of the most acclaimed jazz artists of his generation, a trumpeter of deep expressive resources and a composer of kaleidoscopic vision,” Ambrose Akinmusire crossroads of different musical forms and languages, from post-bop and avant garde jazz to contemporary has made a home at the chamber music and hip-hop to singer-songwriter aesthetics. His 2018 release Origami Harvest features rapper Kool A.D. with the Mivos String Quartet and was named a top album of 2018 by The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Los Angeles Times and more.  
Akinmusire has received numerous composer commissions: from the Berlin Jazz Festival for “Mae Mae,” a suite based on Mattie May Thomas’s 1939 field recordings; from the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Liquid Music Commission (for Origami Harvest); from The Kennedy Center for “Untitled,” featuring MacArthur Fellow Cécile McLorin Salvant and others; from the Hyde Park Jazz Festival Commission for “Banyan,” a work for 12- piece ensemble that builds on Ambrose’s interest in the role of the griot and mentor in social and jazz history; and the Monterey Jazz Festival Commission for “The Forgotten Places” featuring Salvant, Theo Bleckmann and quartet plus clarinet, cello, harp and guitar. More recently, Akinmusire has branched out as a composer and has begun creating music for film and television projects including, most notably, the Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal penned series, Blindspotting.  
Michael Yezerski’s musical works are highly evocative, original, and diverse. From the symphonic grittiness of David Ayer’s The Tax Collector to the quiet drama of Blindspotting; from the avant-garde horror drones of Sean Byrne’s The Devil’s Candy to Elissa Down’s  heartfelt Feel the Beat and The Black Balloon; Michael brings a signature musical intensity to every project he takes on.
Michael has been receiving acclaim for his brooding, minimalistic work on FX’s Mr Inbetween, the industrial terror sounds of Keith Thomas’ wondrously terrifying The Vigil and the Stephen Dorff starrer Deputy for FOX / Cedar Park.
Earlier career highlights include HBO’s Only the Dead See the End of War, his first feature film The Black Balloon (winner of 8 AFI/AACTA Awards including Best Picture), PJ Hogan’s Mental, Wolf Creek Series 2, Catching Milat, A Place to Call Home, the Academy Award winning animated short, The Lost Thing and his collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, The Red Tree. Michael works from Los Angeles and Sydney. 
Jeremy [Six Strings]


Varèse Sarabande Records is pleased to announce its Record Store Day Black Friday 2021 titles: Blue Velvet: Deluxe Edition by Angelo Badalamenti, How to Train Your Dragon by John Powell, Ghosts of Mars by John Carpenter, and The Iron Giant by Michael Kamen first-ever Picture Disc. These special limited-run LP releases will be available on Black Friday, November 26, at participating Record Store Day retailers. Visit for details.
BLUE VELVET (Deluxe Edition 2-LP) – Angelo Badalamenti
David Lynch’s dark 1986 masterpiece has a deep and passionate relationship to music, starting with the Bobby Vinton title song that plays a central role in the story (which has been integrated into the original soundtrack for the first time). Angelo Badalamenti was hired by producer Fred Caruso to develop Isabella Rossellini’s version of the song for the film and deliver the tape to David—meeting for the first time. Picture the very moment that Alfred Hitchcock met Bernard Herrmann, or Steven Spielberg met John Williams. The story has now evolved into that kind of legend, often repeated, with the uniquely coiffed director listening to the tape through a pair of headphones and delivering one of his uniquely retro phrases: “That’s peachy keen!”  As part of the Blue Velvet scoring process, Badalamenti recorded lengthy orchestral tracks the pair called “firewood,” which Lynch could use in his distinct sound design. Numerous cues were also created—alternate versions, improvisations, and experimentations that may or may not have been written with a scene in mind, which Lynch could then apply to his film (or not) however he chose. The second LP is full of these cues, mastered from tape and heard for the first time under the title of “Lumberton Firewood.” Generally considered one of the Top 50 soundtracks of all time, the Blue Velvet deluxe edition is pressed on marbleized blue vinyl featuring Enzo Sciotti’s 1986 Italian poster art on the cover and new notes and interviews with David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti.   

How to Train Your Dragon was composer John Powell’s first solo score for a DreamWorks animated feature and earned him his first Academy Award® nomination. Powell took the Viking milieu literally and started researching Scandinavian folk tunes and musical traditions, which he says are “wonderfully cold and warm at the same time.” Icelandic singer/songwriter Jónsi, of the celebrated band Sigur Rós, is featured on “Sticks and Stones.”  A truncated 11-track LP was part of Record Store Day in 2016, but this is the first-ever pressing of the complete original soundtrack release.  The 25-track album is expanded to two multicolored green splatter LPs and housed in a gate-fold jacket.

GHOSTS OF MARS – John Carpenter
In celebration of Ghosts of Mars’ 20th anniversary, the epic soundtrack will be released on “Red Planet” vinyl.  John Carpenter recruited an unbelievable cast of musicians to record the soundtrack to this sci-fi horror film, starring Ice Cube and Natasha Henstridge. Among the featured players are GRAMMY®-winning musician Steve Vai, most of the heavy metal band Anthrax (including Scott Ian), Elliot Easton of The Cars, Buckethead, and Robin Finck of Nine Inch Nails and Guns N’ Roses. This soundtrack is apocalyptic and an important mark in John Carpenter’s unparalleled career as a director and composer.
THE IRON GIANT (Picture Disc) – Michael Kamen
This first-ever picture disc of this heartwarming 1999 animated film celebrates The Robot, his best friend, Hogarth, and a cast of characters. The music is by Academy Award®-nominated composer Michael Kamen (Lethal Weapon, Die Hard), who was well known for his work with Eric Clapton, Metallica and Pink Floyd, in addition to his brilliant theatrical scores.  

Varèse Sarabande is one of the leading and most prolific producers of film and television soundtracks. The label was formed as a merger between Varèse International Records (named for composer Edgar Varèse) and Sarabande Records (named after a musical dance form). The label’s iconic logo—a frequent curiosity of fans around the globe—is actually an inkblot created by blowing a straw on a piece of paper with India ink.  
Initially a classical label, Varèse Sarabande released its first album of film music in June 1978. Since then, Varèse Sarabande has released thousands of soundtracks and new recordings of classic film scores conducted by celebrated composers with the world’s best-known orchestras.  
The label upped the ante for fans by creating the Varèse Sarabande CD Club—releasing exclusive limited-edition deluxe soundtracks featuring rare and long-requested titles. The CD Club ran initially from 1989–92 and was restarted in 2001, and Varèse continues to create Deluxe Editions of cherished scores that might otherwise never see a release.  
Since joining Concord in 2018, Varèse Sarabande continues to release new television and film scores, high-quality vinyl and Deluxe Edition soundtracks.  
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Wellgo USA Entertainment: "GOD OF WAR II" [BLU-RAY/DVD] and the GIVEAWAY! #GodofWarII

An action-packed “follow-up” to 2017’s martial arts international box office hit God of War, GOD OF WAR II lands on Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD September 21 from Well Go USA Entertainment.  Charles Lin (The Outsiders) and Yuxi Liu (Legend of the Phoenix) star in the exciting story of Lü Bu—general to warlord Dong Zhuo—who has blazed a trail of victories on the battlefield. But when a beautiful apprentice arrives claiming to be his long-lost love, he soon realizes that his closest allies may yet be his most dangerous foes. GOD OF WAR II, the first feature film of director Cong Cai, features a guest appearance from David Wu (Farewell My Concubine) and co-stars Yinghao Sheng in his feature film debut.

Years after escaping, Lü Bu has no memory of his hellish early life as a test subject for a ruthless imperial sorceress. Now, he is feared across the land as the conquering general under warlord Dong Zhuo, for whom he has blazed a trail of victories on the battlefield. But when a woman arrives at the palace claiming to be his long-lost love, the facade begins to fade, and he begins to realize that his closest allies may yet be his most dangerous foes.

Country of Origin: China. GOD OF WAR II has a runtime of approximately 101 minutes and is not rated. 

Cannot find the link for the trailer for "GOD OF WAR II", so I will be posting soon on the GIVEAWAY... for now if you loved the first "GOD OF WAR" you will want to check out "GOD OF WAR II"
Jeremy [Six Strings]


RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to the horror film, FRIED BARRY from Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. RLJE Films will release FRIED BARRY on VOD, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-Ray on October 5, 2021.

Written and directed by Ryan Kruger in his feature directorial debut, FRIED BARRY stars Chanelle de Jager (Stroomop) and Gary Green (Escape Room). The DVD and the Blu-ray.

In FRIED BARRY, Barry is a drug-addled degenerate who, after yet another bender, gets abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as his alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a joyride through Cape Town. What follows is an onslaught of drugs, sex and violence as Barry’s alien tourist enters the weird and wonderful world of humankind.

Check out the trailer:

RLJE Films’ recent and upcoming features include the critically acclaimed horror film The Dark And The Wicked from director Bryan Bertino; David Oyelowo’s directorial debut The Water Man; the intense No Man of God starring Elijah Wood and Luke Kirby from director Amber Sealey; and Sion Sono’s 2021 Sundance Film Festival premiere Prisoners of the Ghostland starring Nicolas Cage and Sofia Boutella.

AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. To experience Shudder commitment-free for 7 days, visit

AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business. 

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "THE FOREVER PURGE" [4K/BLU-RAY/DVD]

From Blumhouse, the legendary producers that brought you Halloween (2018) and The Invisible Man, comes the lawless next installment of The Purge franchise, featuring more action, suspense and thrills than ever before as one night descends into a never-ending Purge. Arriving just in time for your pre-Halloween horror movie marathon, THE FOREVER PURGE is yours to own on Digital September 14, 2021 and on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD September 28, 2021 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Featuring an alternate storyboard opening, deleted scene and a behind-the-scenes look inside the creation of the stunts, wild costumes, action and gore, THE FOREVER PURGE is the perfect addition to your collection, and “one of the best Purge movies yet!” (CinemaBlend).
The old rules of the Purge are broken as members of an underground movement, no longer satisfied with the annual night of anarchy and murder, decide to overtake America through an unending campaign of mayhem and massacre. No one is safe. On the morning after the Purge, a masked gang of killers attacks a wealthy Texas ranching family and their workers. Exposed by daylight, the two groups are forced to band together and fight back as the country spirals into chaos and the United States begins to disintegrate around them.

THE FOREVER PURGE stars Ana de la Reguera (Cowboys & Aliens), Tenoch Huerta (Days of Grace), Cassidy Freeman (“The Righteous Gemstones”), Leven Rambin (The Hunger Games), with Josh Lucas (Ford v Ferrari) and Will Patton (Halloween). The film is directed by Everardo Valerio Gout (Days of Grace) and from the mind of Franchise-creator James DeMonaco.

THE FOREVER PURGE will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Caldera: "MAN OF GOD" music by Zbigniew Preisner

Caldera Records is proud to present Zbigniew Preisner’s score for the motion picture “Man of God” from 2021, directed by Yelena Popovic.

Popovic’s biopic chronicles the most turbulent years in the life of a man who had made it his mission to serve others and improve the conditions of those in need: Saint Nektarios. Popovic’s film shows how Nektarios helps the poor and destitute, provoking three objectors within the church turn to the bishop’s patriarch Sophronios. No longer wiling to hide their anger at Nektario’s servitude towards sinners and harlots, his enemies claim he will bankrupt the church and usurp the patriarchy. Without trial, Nektarios is convicted and exiled from Egypt in 1891. 
Particularly because of his deep love for Greece, its culture and people, Zbigniew Preisner was delighted to score “Man of God” – and agreed to do so without having read the script. From the beginning, it was clear to Preisner he wanted to use a choir – a Byzantine one. After some searching, he collaborated with the Choir of Chanters, “The Maestros of the Psaltic Art” (Οι Μαΐστορες της Ψαλτικής Τέχνης), one of the most famous Byzantine Choirs. Following their collaboration of “Valley of Shadows”, Zbigniew Preisner and Lisa Gerrard worked together again. The latter recorded her sung parts – written by her – in Australia. Furthermore, Preisner felt it the right choice to use Greek instruments.... for more information:

This score is simply stunning, I have listened to this one several times now and Zbigniew Preisner never lets us down musically. I find myself being moved listening, FANTASTIC!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "CRAZY FIST" [BLU-RAY/DVD] and the GIVEAWAY!

A mixed martial arts champion is forced out of retirement for one last fight in order to unravel a major conspiracy in the action-packed, boxing-meets-MMA drama CRAZY FIST, debuting exclusively on the martial arts streaming service Hi-YAH! on August 6, before hitting Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD September 14 from Well Go USA Entertainment.  First time feature film director Guo Qing (who also appears in the film) has assembled a stellar cast, including Dragon Blade-alums Steve Yoo and Wang Wei, plus Collin Chou (Matrix II, III), Xiaoming Huang (Ip Man 2), Wei Zhao (Mulan: Rise of a Warrior) and retired professional bodybuilder Kai Greene (“Stranger Things”). In addition to its original language track in Mandarin, CRAZY FIST also includes an English dub.

After an opponent dies mid-match, a prominent MMA champion swore never to fight again, instead retiring to run his family’s international business. However, when his best friend dies under suspicious circumstances during another tournament, he has no choice but to step back in the ring to help uncover the truth. Country of Origin: China. CRAZY FIST has a runtime of approximately 102 minutes and is not rated.

Watch the official trailer:
and the giveaway, email me the where you can find "F-650"...
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RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to the horror film, THE POWER from Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. RLJE Films will release THE POWER on VOD, Digital HD, and DVD on September 21, 2021.

Written and directed by BAFTA-nominated director Corinna Faith, and featuring an original score by Gazelle Twin and Max de Wardener, THE POWER stars Rose Williams (“Sanditon,” “Reign,” “Medici”), Charlie Carrick (Abandoned: Angelique's Isle, “Reign”), Gbemisola Ikumelo (“Roadkill,” The Last Tree), Theo Barklem-Biggs (“The First Team,” The Forgotten Battle), Emma Rigby (“Prisoners Wives,” Endless Love), and Shakira Rahman. RLJE Films will release THE POWER on DVD.

London, 1974. In THE POWER, as Britain prepares for electrical blackouts to sweep across the country, trainee nurse Val arrives for her first day at the crumbling East London Royal Infirmary. With most of the patients and staff evacuated to another hospital, Val must work the night shift in the empty building. Within these walls lies a deadly secret, forcing Val to face her own traumatic past in order to confront the malevolent power that’s intent on destroying everything around her.

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The Mill Valley Film Festival announces the California Premiere of CYRANO to open the 2021 festival, Thursday, October 7. A beautiful re-telling of Edmond Rostand's 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac, CYRANO is inspired by the 2018 musical stage play adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt. With music by Aaron & Bryce Dessner and lyrics by Matt Berninger & Carin Besser, colorful costumes, and choreography, this sumptuous production stars Peter Dinklage as the gifted poet and skilled duelist who secretly loves the beautiful Roxanne (Haley Bennett). Attending the Opening Night festivities will be BAFTA Award-winning director Joe Wright.

BAFTA Award-winning director Joe Wright envelops moviegoers in a symphony of emotions with music, romance, and beauty in Cyrano, re-imagining the timeless tale of a heartbreaking love triangle. A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac (a glorious performance by Peter Dinklage) dazzles whether with ferocious wordplay at a verbal joust or with brilliant swordplay in a duel. But, convinced that his appearance renders him unworthy of the love of a devoted friend, the luminous Roxanne, Cyrano has yet to declare his feelings for her — and Roxanne has fallen in love, at first sight, with Christian (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.). The film also stars Ben Mendelsohn as “De Guiche,” and is slated for a limited release December 31, 2021 in select theatres. The film is rated PG-13 for some strong violence, thematic and suggestive material, and brief language.

MVFF44 Opening Night // CYRANO
Thursday, October 7
Sequoia Theatre and Smith Rafael Film Center
Tickets on Sale to CFI Members beginning September 12 and General Public September 16
Early Bird Festival Tickets & Passes on Sale Now –
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Lakeshore Records: "BATTLEFIELD 2042" music by Hildur Guðnadóttir and Sam Slater

Battlefield 2042 Official Soundtrack is now available to stream on Spotify from Lakeshore Records, co-composed by two-time Grammy Award, Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy, and BAFTA Award-winning composer Hildur Guðnadóttir (Joker, Chernobyl) and two-time Grammy Award-winning music producer and composer Sam Slater (score producer Joker, Chernobyl). Worldwide digital release of the album will be via Lakeshore Records on September 20. Lakeshore Records and Invada Records will co-release the vinyl edition at a later date (TBD).
"We are thrilled to be writing our first video game score for Battlefield 2042, and teaming with Electronic Arts,” says Hildur Gudnadóttir and Sam Slater. "It was such a deeply creative experience to dive into this world and create a truly unique and disruptive musical environment for the game.”
Battlefield 2042 is a groundbreaking first-person shooter set to revolutionize the modern multiplayer sandbox. Powered by cutting-edge technology that pushes the capabilities of next generation hardware, the game drops players into a near-future, all-out-war experience. Featuring matches filled with up to 128 players on the latest consoles* and PCs, this unprecedented scale adds a new dimension to multiplayer battles. Battlefield 2042 also ups the action with the inclusion of real-time events that reshape the battlefield and tactical combat. All-new weapons, vehicles, and gadgets give players the freedom to be strategic and create jaw-dropping, only-in-Battlefield moments.
The biggest, most ambitious title in the franchise, Battlefield 2042 offers a depth of multiplayer across three distinct experiences:

    All-Out Warfare – The next generation of fan-favorite modes Conquest and Breakthrough. Experience the intensity of All-Out Warfare in large-scale battles like never before on maps filled with dynamic weather, dangerous environmental hazards, and spectacular world events that see tornadoes rip across the map and sandstorms block out the sun.

    Battlefield Portal – An all-new community-driven experience that gives players the power to discover, create and share unexpected battles from Battlefield 2042, and reimagined classics from Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3

    Battlefield Hazard Zone – An all-new, high-stakes, squad-based game-type for the Battlefield franchise that is a modern take on the multiplayer experience that is distinctly DICE but very different from All-Out Warfare’s Conquest or Breakthrough modes. 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Hollywood Records: "What If…Zombies?! (Episode 5)" music by Laura Karpman

What If…Zombies?! (Episode 5) features score by Emmy®-winning composer Laura Karpman. The score was produced by Karpman and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum and album producers are Brad Winderbaum, Bryan Andrews and Dave Jordan.

Release dates for all 9 soundtracks follow:

Aug. 13:         What If...Captain Carter Were the First Avenger? (Ep.1)
Aug. 20:         What If...T’Challa Became a Star-Lord? (Ep. 2)
Aug. 27:         What If…The World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes? (Ep. 3)
Sept. 3:          What If…Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?
Sept. 10:        What If…Zombies?! (Ep. 5)
Sept. 17         What If…? Episode 6
Sept. 24:        What If…? Episode 7
Oct. 1:           What If…? Episode 8
Oct. 8:           What If…? Episode 9

“What If...?” flips the script on the MCU, re-imagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways. Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles. Directed by Bryan Andrews with AC Bradley as head writer, “What If...?” launched exclusively on Disney+ on August 11, 2021.

Karpman creates powerful, imaginative scores that push the boundaries of storytelling. Her award-winning music, spanning film, television, theater, interactive media and live performance, reflects an audaciously creative, prodigious, fresh spirit. Karpman collaborates with the most creative filmmakers of our time, including Misha Green, Steven Spielberg, Alex Gibney, Kasi Lemmons, Rory Kennedy, Sam Pollard, Laura Nix plus Eleanor, Francis Ford and Sophia Coppola.   The five-time Emmy winner’s scores span the HBO hit series Lovecraft Country, 2020 Oscar-nominated Walk Run Cha-Cha, and the Discovery Channel docuseries Why We Hate, for which she recently won an Emmy Award. 
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Eidos-Montréal has released a new trailer detailing the out-of-this-world narrative adventure that awaits in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Set in the wake of an epic conflict known as the Galactic War, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy invites players to walk a lightyear in Peter Quill’s jet boots and lead his band of misfit heroes-for-hire across the cosmos in search of glory, riches, and a way out of whatever mess they’ve gotten themselves into this time.

Watch the trailer [CLICK HERE]

In the new trailer, Grand Unifier Raker brings Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket and Groot to the Universal Church of Truth, where the Guardians bear witness to a cult-like ritual before the mysterious Matriarch. Grand Unifier Raker states that the Matriarch wishes to share with them a truth — one that can supposedly end all grief and suffering. In true Guardians’ fashion, things go spectacularly sideways, and they somehow manage to get half the galaxy on their back... The Guardians will have to step up and show what they are made of to save the Galaxy.

The video also features appearances by characters including the Xandarian Worldmind, as well as everyone’s favorite telepathic Russian space dog, Cosmo.

Moreover, the trailer’s action is amplified by the sounds of a new track from the Star-Lord Band, titled “Space Riders (With No Names)” In the Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy universe, Star-Lord is the name of Peter Quill’s favorite rock band, which eventually inspires his iconic moniker. The “Space Riders (With No Names)” single is available now in digital music stores, as well as part of a Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Spotify playlist featuring ten licensed songs from the game.

"Space Riders with No Names" (Music from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Original Video Game Soundtrack) is available here.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be available on PlayStation®5 console, PlayStation®4 console, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, PC, and streaming via GeForce NOW on October 26, 2021. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Cloud Version for Nintendo Switch also coming to select regions October 26.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Music Masterworks: "QUEENPINS" music by Siddhartha Khosla

Sony Music Masterworks today releases QUEENPINS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by film and television composer, singer-songwriter, and producer SIDDHARTHA KHOSLA (This Is Us, Only Murders in the Building, Looking for Alaska). Available everywhere now, the album features score music written by Khosla for the STXfilms’ latest comedy, starring Kristen Bell and Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and centers around two best friends who begin an illegal couponing scheme. Also included on the soundtrack is an original vocal track performed by singer-songwriter Steady Holiday entitled “Living Life (Queenpins Mix)” – listen here. Inspired by a true story, Queenpins is in select Cinemark theaters now and will be available to stream on Paramount+ on September 30.

Of the soundtrack, composer SIDDHARTHA KHOSLA says, “It was an absolute joy to work with the brilliant Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly in helping bring their smart and funny vision to life. Working alongside them and editor Kayla Emter was a dream collaboration. Thanks to Jason Markey and the music team at STXfilms for all their support in the process. So proud of my team and our little film."

Siddhartha Khosla is a three-time Emmy®-nominated film and television composer, singer/songwriter, and producer of the critically acclaimed band Goldspot.

Khosla received Emmy® nominations in 2021 and 2019 for “Outstanding Music Composition For a Series” and in 2020 for “Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics” for his original song “Memorized” (shared with Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith) for his work on NBC’s Golden Globe® and Emmy®-winning drama series This Is Us, now in its sixth season. Khosla has the distinction of being the first South Asian person to be nominated in the Primetime Emmy® score and song categories.

After playing in a hugely powerful montage to end an episode, “Memorized” skyrocketed to the #1 spot on the Billboard soundtrack song charts and #13 overall. Khosla also co-composed the hit song “We Can Always Come Back to This” for the show, which ranked #12 overall and #1 on the Billboard Blues charts for four consecutive weeks. His original songs “Memorized,” “Invisible Ink,” and “We Can Always Come Back to This” earned Guild of Music Supervisors Award nominations for Best Song/Recording for Television. Khosla’s upcoming projects include Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly’s comedy feature film Queenpins, starring Kristen Bell and Kirby Howell-Baptiste; and Jason Orley’s dramedy film I Want You Back, starring Jenny Slate.

Khosla's television and film credits include Hulu’s comedy/crime series Only Murders in the Building, starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez; the critically acclaimed limited series Looking for Alaska; Marvel’s Runaways; the 2019 Netflix hip-hop drama feature Beats, the award-winning indie drama feature The Sounding, from director Catherine Eaton and starring Frankie Faison and Teddy Sears, and the winner of 17 awards including festival grand prizes from Woodstock, Bend, Istanbul, Napa, and Cinequest, and other festivals; and the comedy feature film Fat Camp. Additionally, Khosla composed an original song for the musical film Basmati Blues starring Academy Award® winner Brie Larson and Golden Globe Award® winner Donald Sutherland.

In November 2013, Khosla was invited as the musical guest for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Diwali celebration at the White House, where he delivered an emotional performance of several of his original songs.

He has also been performing his music from This Is Us for audiences worldwide. In 2019, he performed in Los Angeles at the Ford Theatre and at the MOSMA Festival in Málaga, Spain.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "SCAVENGERS" music by Kazuma Jinnouchi

Lakeshore Records releases Scavengers—Original Soundtrack digitally today, September 10. Composed by BAFTA Games Award-nominated Kazuma Jinnouchi (Halo, Star Wars Visions: The Ninth Jedi), the intense and ominous electronic-score sets the tone for the team-based PvEvP online shooter game developed by Josh Holmes and Mary Olson (Halo, Battlefield).  Jinnouchi created a special flute that adds otherworldly atmospherics that represent the harsh environs of the game.  Developed by Midwinter Entertainment, Scavengers is available for free in Early Access on Steam and Epic Games Store on PC, with a console release due at a later date.
Scavengers is your strategic survival battleground. Enter a free-to-play action shooter where squads of three compete to survive and dominate in a hybrid of sandbox-style PVE and class-based PVP. Choose from a roster of adaptive Explorers, arm yourself with a combination of unique abilities and weapons, and conquer the challenges of a hostile wasteland. Outthink and outfight enemy players and the dwellers of the frozen Earth.
Says Jinnouchi: “I was very excited when I first got a call from Josh for this opportunity to collaborate on our third project. At our initial meeting, I was so intrigued by the concept of the world which the wonderful team at Midwinter Entertainment was building. Josh’s vision for the main theme was so inspiring that I was able to come up with the core idea almost immediately when I got back to my studio. My process began with designing a custom flute that is meant to represent the unforgiving environment. Because of how the instrument was designed, the breathy nature of it then inspired me to set the musical vision for the entire soundtrack, which was to create a musical soundscape that you can feel the air with.”
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Lakeshore Records and Invada Records: "THE NORTH WATER" music by Tim Hecker

Invada Records and Lakeshore Records are set to digitally release ‘The North Water’ Original Series Score, featuring music by pioneering Canadian electronic musician and sound artist Tim Hecker. The arctic-drama series, starring BAFTA-winner Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) and Golden Globe-winning actor Colin Farrell (Seven Psychopaths), is based on Ian McGuire’s 2016 best-selling novel of the same name, and is adapted by writer-director Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Looking).  Lakeshore Records will release the album in the Americas and Invada Records in the rest of the world.
The North Water is Tim’s first ever score album release and stands as a creative beacon in his career. The trailblazing musician is known for his gritty and innovative solo works, which include thirteen albums to date. In a review of the series, The Week says, “Tim Hecker's superbly eerie electronic score is full of whale calls, howls, echoes, and ice creaks…”
The North Water Original Series Score album will be released on digital platforms on September 10, in conjunction with the U.K. premiere. The series will air on BBC Two at 9:30pm, at which point it will be available as a full series box set on BBC iPlayer. On BBC Two it will air in weekly instalments every Friday night for five weeks. The limited series premiered in the U.S. earlier this summer and is currently available to stream on AMC+. A vinyl release of the score is slated for early 2022 on Invada Records.
Of the album, Tim Hecker says, "The score for The North Water was written just before and during the pandemic in 2020, mostly over arguably one of the darkest winters of some memory in Montreal. The music was an attempt to add depth and texture to a five-hour doomed arctic journey that charts a trajectory from hardened optimism into abject futility. We worked with a primary palette of synthesizers, electronics, and treated cello, in rich live spaces as well as suffocating dead ones. This version of the score is an enhanced mix of some of the material that made its way into the project.”
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Lionsgate Home Entertainment: "THE GATEWAY" [BLU-RAY/DVD]

THE GATEWAY starring Shea Whigham (American Hustle), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), and Frank Grillo (The Grey) star in this gritty, edge-of-your-seat crime-thriller. Whigham is Parker, a down-on-his-luck social worker who finds himself in over his head when he tries to protect his client from her recently paroled husband. Can Parker save the family from the violent threat of the maniacal drug dealer and his crew, desperate to reclaim their priceless stash?

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RLJE Films: "GREAT WHITE" on DVD and Blu-ray

RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, and Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, will release the action adventure thriller GREAT WHITE on DVD and Blu-ray on September 7, 2021.

GREAT WHITE stars Katrina Bowden (Piranha 3DD), Aaron Jakubenko (“Tidelands”), Kimie Tsukakoshi (Riptide), Tim Kano (“Neighbours”) and Te Kohe Tuhaka (Love and Monsters). The film was directed by Martin Wilson, making his feature directorial debut and written by Michael Boughen (Dying Breed). The DVD and the Blu-ray.

In GREAT WHITE, a blissful tourist trip turns into a nightmare for five passengers when their seaplane goes down near a shipwreck. Stranded miles from shore in an inflatable life raft, they find themselves in a desperate fight for survival as they try to make it to land before they either run out of supplies or are taken by a menacing pack of sharks lurking just beneath the surface.

Check out the trailer:
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