News - June
30/06/17 - Der müde Tod comes to Blu-ray/DVD
Eureka Entertainment to release Der müde Tod (AKA Destiny), Fritz Lang’s visually ambitious, cinematic allegory starring Lil Dagover and Bernhard Goetzke, as part of the Masters of Cinema Series in a definitive Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 17 July 2017.
Before directing numerous genre defining masterpieces such as Metropolis, M, and Spione, Fritz Lang was already defying cinematic conventions with Der müde Tod (literally, The Weary Death).
A young woman (Lil Dagover) confronts the personification of Death (Bernhard Goetzke), in an effort to save the life of her fiancé (Walter Janssen). Death weaves three romantic tragedies and offers to unite the girl with her lover, if she can prevent the death of the lovers in at least one of the episodes. Thus begin three exotic scenarios of ill-fated love, in which the woman must somehow reverse the course of destiny: Persia, Quattrocento Venice, and a fancifully rendered ancient China.
Rich in expressionist imagery and featuring innovative special effects work, Der müde Tod has often been overlooked amongst Lang’s early work, but has been hugely influential, with directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and Luis Buñuel citing it as a direct influence on their work.
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29/06/17 - A Cure For Wellness Blu-ray & DVD
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is to release A Cure For Wellness on Digital HD on 19 June and on Blu-ray & DVD from 03 July
Lockhart (Dane DeHaan), an ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from a remote and mysterious “wellness centre.”
When he begins to unravel the retreat’s terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests there longing for the cure.
Featuring hauntingly mesmerising performances from Dane DeHaan (Chronicle), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter films) and Mia Goth (Everest), the Blu-ray and DVD includes a deleted sequence, a behind-the-scenes look at the scoring of the film and individual meditations from the wellness centre.
28/06/17 - Spider-Man: Homecoming score
Sony Music announces the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring the music of Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Giacchino. The soundtrack will be released on 07 July.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Composer Michael Giacchino has credits that feature some of the most popular and acclaimed film projects in recent history, including Inside Out, Jurassic World, The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Giacchino’s 2009 score for the Pixar hit Up earned him an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, the BAFTA, the Broadcast Film Critics' Choice Award and two Grammy® Awards.
27/06/17 - Danny Elfman releases ballet score
Sony Classical will release four time Academy Award® nominated composer Danny Elfman’s first ballet score, Rabbit & Rogue (Limited Deluxe Edition), on 30 June.
This Limited Deluxe Edition offers a variety of insights into the production of the ballet score, including a bonus DVD with an exclusive interview with Danny Elfman.
“The creation of this ballet score was done hand in hand with a remarkable woman, Twyla Tharp," said Elfman. "Every note, every beat. She encouraged me, challenged me, cajoled me, and even fed me. It was one of the best times I have ever had working. For her trust in me I will be forever grateful. I dedicate this recording to her.”
Rabbit & Rogue is Danny Elfman's first ballet score, which he created for Twyla Tharp's choreography for the American Ballet Theater. By all accounts, Elfman wrote a score that wears his admiration for the Russian ballet masters, such as Stravinsky and Prokofiev, proudly on its sleeve.
26/06/17 - Vikings: Season 4 - Vol 2 Blu-ray/DVD
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release Vikings: Season 4 - Volume 2 arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on 07 August.
Battles, treachery and power grabs rage on in Vikings: Season 4 - Volume 2. Ragnar’s return to Kattegat following his shameful defeat in Paris escalates tension among his sons. Determined to save what remains of his legacy, Ragnar recruits Ivar for a perilous voyage to England, where he plans to attack the Saxons.
Meanwhile, a prophecy that a woman will one day rule Kattegat deepens Aslaug and Lagertha’s feud.
With its fascinating plot twists, seething emotion and spectacular effects, this breathtaking series continues to conquer.
23/06/17 - The Time of Their Lives Blu-ray & DVD
Universal is to release The Time of Their Lives on Blu-ray and DVD on 31 July.
Join Dame Joan Collins, Pauline Collins and Italian heartthrob Franco Nero on a road trip like no other, in Roger Goldby’s feel-good comedy The Time of Their Lives.
Determined to gatecrash her ex-lover’s funeral on the glamorous French hideaway of Ile-de-Ré, former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins) escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a repressed English housewife stuck in a dwindling marriage.
Pooling their limited resources, they hit the road in a race to get to Île-de-Ré, becoming entangled in a love triangle with a reclusive Italian millionaire (Franco Nero) along the way. On this unforgettable journey, they find true friendship in one another – and have the time of their lives.
22/06/17 - The Loch available on DVD
ITV Studios Global Entertainment is to release The Loch on DVD and digital download- from the 17 July.
On the beautiful, haunting shores of Scotland’s iconic Loch Ness, amid a community sustained by myth and bordered by untamed nature, the search for the truth becomes a matter of life and death in this gripping murder mystery.
Here the monster doesn’t lurk in the depths – it walks amongst men, a serial killer who must be stopped.
When a body is found at the foot of Carn Mohr Mountain, local detective Annie Redford is thrown into her first murder case. But as grief, terror and suspicion envelops the town and the repercussions of the investigation expose the fault-lines in Annie’s closest relationships, this tightly- plotted drama becomes about more than catching a killer; it’s about the survival of a family and community.
21/06/17 - 2:22 soundtrack release
Varèse Sarabande is to release the 2:22 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on 30 June and CD later this year.
The album features the original music composed by Lisa Gerrard and James Orr.
New York City air traffic controller Dylan Branson is the embodiment of a guy at the top of his game, until one day at 2:22pm, a blinding flash of light paralyzes him for a few crucial seconds as two passenger planes barely avoid a midair collision.
Suspended from his job, Dylan begins to notice the increasingly ominous repetition of sounds and events in his life that happen at exactly the same time every day. An underlying pattern builds, mysteriously drawing him into Grand Central Station every day 2:22pm. As he’s drawn into a complex relationship with a beautiful woman who works in an art gallery, Sarah, disturbingly complicated by her ex-boyfriend Jonas, Dylan must break the power of the past, and take control of time itself.
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20/06/17 - Channel 4's Loaded comes to DVD
Acorn Media is to release the Channel 4 sitcom Loaded on DVD from 10 July.
Four life-long friends sell their start-up and become multi-millionaires overnight, but their troubles have only just begun, in Loaded, the timely sitcom.
Meet Josh, Leon, Ewan and Watto. They started Idyl Hands Games, the team behind inane app, Cat Factory and they’ve just sold the company to US investors for a cool £300 million. They might have grown up in each other’s pockets, but now those pockets are lined with gold and suddenly their loyalties are being tested and the cracks are beginning to show…
On top of that, instead of life getting easier, it’s become a whole lot harder as the boys discover that suddenly they have bosses they have to report to, including the ruthless Vice President for Acquisitions, Casey (Mary McCormack), who’s permanently on their case.
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19/06/17 - Origin Wars on Blu-ray and DVD
Lionsgate UK is to release Origin Wars on Blu-ray and DVD on 24 July.
Set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonisation, Sy (Kellan Lutz), escapes a brutal prison where mysterious experiments have been taking place under the watch of a savage warden (Temuera Morrison). After orchestrating an escape, Sy meets Kane (Daniel MacPherson), a lieutenant working for an off-world military contractor - EXOR, who have set in motion a plan to wipe out all life from the face of the planet in an attempt to cover up their crimes - when their terrifying “experiments” escape.
Now, the unlikely pair must work together to rescue Kane’s young daughter, Indi (Teagan Croft), and reach safety before it’s too late. Teaming up with a pair of rough-and-ready outlaws, Gyp (Isabel Lucas) and Bill (Luke Ford), it’s a race against time for the group as they clash with EXOR in an attempt to escape while battling the savage creatures that roam the barren planet.
16/06/17 - John Williams Themes for Piano CD
Varèse Sarabande will release the John Williams: Themes and Transcriptions for Piano digitally and on CD on 07 July.
The album features the original music composed by John Williams from classic films like Lincoln, The Empire Strikes Back, Schindler's List and Harry Potter, among others. All pieces were specialty recorded for this release and performed by acclaimed classical pianist Simone Pedroni.
“This recording will take you on a wondrous journey through the music of a composer who, at the age of 85, manages to keep intact within himself a sort of spiritual amazement, disarming innocence and genuine humility, “ said Pedroni. “Williams is the master of the unsaid, or if you prefer, of the unspoken.”
“This is a unique album amongst John Williams’ vast discography,” said Varèse Sarabande Producer Robert Townson. “Simone Pedroni is a brilliant pianist. A classical artist who grew up listing to great film music and the scores of John Williams, alongside his studies of Bach and Rachmaninoff. He represents a new generation of classical artists. In the additional transcriptions Simone created for this album, he used his own considerable artistry in order to most accurately translate these beautifully orchestrated film music classics for solo piano.”
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15/06/17 - Ned Kelly comes to Blu-ray & DVD
Fabulous Films Ltd is to release Ned Kelly on Blu-ray and DVD from 26 June.
Persecuted by the police and hunted by an Empire, Ned Kelly had the largest reward in the world on his head.
Forced into hiding whilst his friends and family were unlawfully imprisoned, Ned and his gang became legends.
From the producers of Elizabeth and About A Boy comes the true story of one of the most notorious outlaws of all time… Ned Kelly.
Featuring the late Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom and Academy Award®-winning Geoffrey Rush, in a dramatic and exciting story of one of Australia’s most famous outlaws.
14/06/17 - The Bad Batch soundtrack released
Lakeshore Records and Mondo are to release The Bad Batch - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on 23 June and on CD/LP later this summer.
This soundtrack includes evocative songs from great artists including Darkside, White Lies and Ace of Base. Also featured is dialogue from the film’s stars including Keanu Reeves, Suki Waterhouse and The Bad Batch cast.
The music is a collection that reflects and enhances the exciting singular vision of rising powerhouse director Ana Lily Amirpour.
The movie brings us a savage dystopian fairytale set in a Texas wasteland where society's rejects are just trying to make ends meat [sic].
In a dystopian future United States, a young girl (Suki Waterhouse) condemned to wander a desert wasteland is captured by a community of cannibals. Managing to escape, the girl later encounters and befriends one of her former captors (Jason Momoa) — but will the two of them be able to avoid getting slaughtered in this world where savagery is central to survival?
01 - USRCS Dialog – The Bad Batch Cast
02 - Firefly - Black Light Smoke
03 - Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
04 - Heart - Darkside
05 - Cow Shit (Dialog) - The Dream aka Keanu Reeves
06 - Screws in My Head - Black Light Smoke
07 - Starry (Dialog) - Arlen aka Suki Waterhouse
08 - Otherness (Black Mustang's Frozen Moon Jam) - Chilled by Nature
09 - It’s Strange (Dialog) - Arlen aka Suki Waterhouse
10 - All The Colours Of The Dark – Federale
11 - The Dream (Dialog) - The Dream aka Keanu Reeves
12 - Satin Drone - Pantha du Prince
13 - Fifty On Our Foreheads - White Lies
14 - Lostfound - Francis Harris
15 - All That She Wants - Ace of Base
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13/06/17 - Bulletproof comes to Blu-ray & DVD
Fabulous Films Ltd / Fremantle Media Enterprises is to rerelease Bulletproof on Blu-ray and DVD from 26 June.
Two of Hollywood’s hottest comic stars have just become the wildest partners-in-crime to ever hit the streets of L.A.* Damon Wayans and Adam Sandler star in the (hilarious) saga of a cop, a crook and a beautiful friendship gone sour.
Once inseparable pals, Archie Moses (Sandler) and Rock Neats (Wayans) find themselves on opposite sides of the law, each feeling betrayed by the other.
In fact, the only person who hates them more than they hate each other is ruthless drug kingpin Frank Cotton (James Caan), who wants to put them both six feet under!
Now, through a strange twist of fate (dodgy plot line), Moses and Keats are on the run-together.
12/06/17 - Beethoven is reissued on Blu-ray
Fabulous Films Ltd / Fremantle Media Enterprises is to rerelease Beethoven on Blu-ray from 26 June.
Barely escaping from nefarious dognappers, an adorable puppy named Beethoven adopts the unsuspecting Newton family - and promptly grows up into 185 pounds of romping, drooling, disaster prone dog.
Unfortunately, even after proving his canine credential to mom and the kids, the heroic hound gets nowhere with the uptight dad, George (Charles Grodin). When a nasty veterinarian (Dean Jones) makes Beethoven the target of an unspeakable animal experiment, George becomes the only hope for saving the Newtons’ furriest family member.
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09/06/17 - Blues Brothers 2000 on Blu-ray
Fabulous Films Ltd / Fremantle Media Enterprises is to rerelease Blues Brothers 2000 on Blu-ray from 26 June.
Eighteen years after the Brothers’ original ‘mission from God’, Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) is getting out of prison and discovering that much has changed in the time he’s been away.
His partner Jake is gone, his band is no longer together and the orphanage where he grew up has been demolished.
Elwood soon realises that he must embark on a whole new mission - to assemble the old band, (this time with the help of a soulful bartender played by John Goodman), compete at Queen Moussette’s (Erykah Badu) Battle of the Bands and set a wayward orphan named Buster on the path to redemption.
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08/06/17 - Final Recall comes to Blu-ray and DVD
Signature Entertainment is to release Final Recall on Blu-ray and DVD on 21 August, as well as digitally on 14 August.
A group of friends are spending the weekend at a cabin on the lake while, unbeknownst to them, aliens have begun to attack planet Earth.
A number of the friends are abducted immediately by the ship hovering above, and the remaining two of the group, Annie and Charlie, must rely on an eccentric and dangerous hunter who seems to have special knowledge of the attack, explaining that this day has been prophesized for years and extraterrestrials have been guiding Earth’s evolution in preparation for their ultimate takeover.
07/06/17 - More music coming from Mr. Robot
Lakeshore Records release the first of two volumes of music from the second season of Mr. Robot.
Mr. Robot V.3 will be digitally released on 09 June, while the V.3 CD and the second volume, Mr. Robot V.4, both digital and CD, are set to release later this summer.
Volumes 3&4 feature the original score by composer Mac Quayle , who won the Emmy for his music in Mr. Robot Season 1. Later this year, Invada Records, in partnership with Lakeshore Records, will release a special LP package.
Click here to buy the Mr. Robot V.3 digital album - Amazon.co.uk
Click here to buy the Mr. Robot V.3 digital album - Amazon.com
06/06/17 - The Big Sick soundtrack is released
Varèse Sarabande will release The Big Sick - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on 23 June.
The album features original music composed by Michael Andrews (Bridesmaids, Donnie Darko). The soundtrack also includes the end title track 'My Love' by The Bird and The Bee.
The SXSW Festival award winning film based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Stick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.
When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.
05/06/17 - The Black Prince score is released
Caldera Records is to release George Kallis’s original score for the motion picture The Black Prince.
Directed by Kavi Raz, the films tells the touching and exhilarating story of Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last king of Punjab before its British annexation.
After the First Anglo-Sikh War, the king sees himself torn between his own country and England and struggles to regain his own kingdom.
The title role of the Maharaja is portrayed by Punjabi poet and singer Satinder Sartaaj who delivers a strong performance in the film that also stars Jason Flemyng and Amanda Root.
One of the main stars of the film is the music, composed and conducted by George Kallis who has composed music for over 20 films and Emmy and BAFTA award-winning TV programs. With this colourful and highly entertaining score, highlighting tender moments and fierce action, Kallis delivers one of his strongest efforts to date.
02/06/17 - Charlie & the Chocolate Factory album
Masterworks Broadway releases the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory digitally on 02 June and on CD 23 June.
Broadway’s two-time Tony Award® winner Christian Borle (Willy Wonka) leads a cast of 35 that includes Tony Award® winner John Rubinstein as Grandpa Joe, Emily Padgett as Mrs. Bucket, Kathy Fitzgerald as Mrs. Gloop, F. Michael Haynie as Augustus Gloop, Ben Crawford as Mr. Salt, Emma Pfaeffle as Veruca Salt, Alan H. Green as Mr. Beauregarde, Trista Dollison as Violet Beauregarde and Jackie Hoffman as Mrs. Teavee.
The album is produced by Scott Riesett.
01/06/17 - Once Upon a Time in Venice score
Lakeshore Records is to release Jeff Cardoni's score for Once Upon a Time in Venice on 09 June.
Steve Ford (Bruce Willis) is a down but not out L.A based Private Investigator whose professional and personal worlds collide after his loving pet Buddy is stolen by a notorious gang.
A series of crazy circumstances find him doing the gang’s bidding, while being chased by two vengeful Samoan brothers, a loan shark’s goons, and a few other shady characters.
They say a dog is a man’s best friend, and Steve shows how far a man will go to be reunited with him.