31/10/17 - Essential Thomas Newman CD

news pic Silva Screen Records is to release The Essential Thomas Newman 2 CD collection on 02 November.

This 2 CD collection of new recordings by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra brings together the very best Thomas Newman film themes.

Now well into his fourth decade as a film composer, Thomas Newman is rightly considered one of the most distinctive voices in film music. From the outset he forged his own stylistic path, one of abstract soundscapes, precise emotional textures and graceful harmonies. It’s a palette the composer has stuck with throughout his career, and while some of his tools might have necessarily moved with the times, Thomas Newman has remained true to himself as an artist.

Track listing:

CD 1

01 - Passengers - Spacewalk
02 - Finding Dory - Main Title / Becky Flies
03 - He Named Me Malala - I Am Malala
04 - Spectre - Donna Lucia
05 - Bridge of Spies - Homecoming
06 - Saving Mr. Banks - End Title
07 - Revolutionary Road - End Credits
08 - WALL.E - WALL.E
09 - The Good German - Unrecht Oder Recht
10 - The Good German - Jedem Das Seine
11 - Cinderella Man - Cinderella Man
12 - Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events - Letter That Never Came
13 - Finding Nemo - Finding Nemo / Nemo Egg
14 - Road To Perdition - Road To Perdition
15 - Road To Perdition - Road to Chicago

CD 2

01 - Six Feet Under - Theme
02 - Pay It Forward - I Forgive You
03 - The Green Mile - The Green Mile
04 - American Beauty - Plastic Bag Theme
05 - American Beauty - Dead Already
06 - The Horse Whisperer - End Titles
07 - Meet Joe Black - Whisper Of A Thrill
08 - Meet Joe Black - That Next Place
09 - How To Make An American Quilt - An American Quilt
10 - Little Women - Under The Umbrella
11 - The Shawshank Redemption - Brooks Was Here
12 - The Shawshank Redemption - So Was Red
13 - The Shawshank Redemption - End Titles
14 - Fried Green Tomatoes - Ghost Train (Main Title)

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30/10/17 - Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

news pic Eureka Entertainment is to release The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes on Blu-ray on 22 January.

Considered by many Holmesians to be the best Sherlock Holmes movie ever made, Billy Wilder’s The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes is both an affectionate parody, and a brilliant, melancholy celebration of Arthur Conan Doyle’s infamous detective.

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Stephens) and Dr. Watson (Colin Blakely), are tasked with locating the missing husband of a mysterious woman fished out of the River Thames. The course of their investigation leads them to Scotland and encounters with a group of monks, some dwarfs and even the Loch Ness Monster. Can Holmes and Watson crack the case?

Co-written by Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond (one of eleven screenplays they wrote together) and starring the late great Christopher Lee as Sherlock’s brother Mycroft, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes is one of the most underrated films in Billy Wilder’s filmography, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film for Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

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27/10/17 - 47 Metres Down comes to DVD

news pic Entertainment One will release 47 Metres Down on download (20 November) and DVD (27 November).

It’s time to get back into the water...

Sisters Lisa and Kate become trapped at the bottom of the ocean as a shark diving expedition led by Captain Taylor goes horribly wrong.

When the cable attaching the cage plummets 47 metres to the seabed, the terrified sisters must figure out a way to get back to the safety of the surface; battling injuries, lack of oxygen, and worst of all - bloodthirsty, great white sharks…

The experience of a lifetime quickly turns into a nightmare for Lisa and Kate as they realise they have become shark-bait in this suffocating thriller.

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26/10/17 - Logan Lucky comes to Blu-ray & DVD

news pic StudioCanal is to release the high-speed heist film, Logan Lucky. on Digital Download from 18 December and on Blu-ray, Ultra-HD and DVD from 26 December.

Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) is from a blue-collar family from the hills of West Virginia, whose clan has been famous for its bad luck for nearly 90 years. After being fired from his job, and with his ex-wife (Katie Holmes) threatening to move out of State taking their daughter with her, Jimmy decides he has to do something to get his family’s life back on track.

With a little help from his brother Clyde Logan (Adam Driver), his sister Mellie (Riley Keough) and an incarcerated explosive expert, the aptly named Joe Bang (Daniel Craig), he plans to steal $14 million from the Charlotte Motor Speedway on the busiest race day of the year.

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25/10/17 - Virtual Reality book for kids

news pic DK has published All About Virtual Reality, an interactive guide for young readers.

With the explosion of virtual reality technology in recent years it has become easier than ever before to escape our everyday lives and be transported to new places or experiences. Whether it's swimming under the sea, flying through space, visiting a time from the past or future, or exploring inside the human body.

For curious kids seeking to learn more about the technology that makes this all possible, this groundbreaking children’s book explores the experience of virtual reality.

Made in association with CURiSCOPE, a virtual reality studio dedicated to inspiring and educating through incredible experiences, this cutting-edge book from DK explains everything there is to know about VR, and even comes with a VR viewer and smartphone app so that readers can experience the technology first-hand.

Learn about the history of VR, from how it was invented to how it is used in the world today - from aircraft simulators to sci-fi movies, and recent developments like the Oculus Rift. Find out how VR headsets play with your senses of sight, sound, and touch to fool you into thinking you are somewhere else. Then use the included VR viewer and download the smartphone app to dive into five amazing experiences - come face-to-face with a T.Rex, look inside a volcano, explore the Roman Colosseum, hop aboard the International Space Station, and peek under the surface of a pond.

All About Virtual Reality also comes with stickers that allow children to fully customise the included VR viewer.

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24/10/17 - Jack the Ripper FAQ book published

news pic Applause has published Jack the Ripper FAQ written by Dave Thompson.

Exactly who was Jack the Ripper, the infamous Victorian serial killer? Jack the Ripper FAQ explores this question in depth, with a thorough overview not only of the world's most notorious serial killer, but also of the cultural impact that remains as powerful more than 130 years on from his murderous spree.

Every murder attributed to him is discussed in depth, together with a number more that may have been his work; the book also details the myriad different suspects that have been mentioned over the years.

Jack the Ripper FAQ investigates the world in which the Ripper operated, with chapters discussing the factors that made it possible for him to act with such apparent impunity. Also covered are the policemen who tried to capture him, the journalists who tried to illustrate his motives, and the private investigators who raised theories that are still being discussed today. The book also revisits the movies, novels, and comic books that have tried to solve the mystery. But still, the inescapable fact is, we still do we not know who the Ripper was!

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23/10/17 - Thank You For Your Service score

news pic Sony Classical is to release Thomas Newman's original score for Thank You For Your Service digitally on 27 October and on CD 03 November.

DreamWorks Pictures' Thank You For Your Service follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

Starring an ensemble cast led by Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith, the drama is based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel. Jason Hall, who wrote the screenplay of American Sniper, makes his directorial debut with Thank You for Your Service and also serves as its screenwriter.

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20/10/17 - Star Trek makeup artistry book

news pic Titan Books is to publish Star Trek Beyond: The Makeup Artistry of Joel Harlow on 27 October.

Beautifully presented in a hardback art book with full colour images throughout, Star Trek Beyond: The Makeup Artistry of Joel Harlow will delight both fans of the Star Trek franchise and those interested in the art of Hollywood makeup FX.

With the release of Star Trek Beyond in 2016, viewers were given a spectacular visual treat as a whole host of new aliens made their appearance for the first time in the rebooted franchise.

At the heart of the process of bringing these breath-taking intergalactic species to life was Academy Award-winning make-up artist Joel Harlow. Together with his team of amazingly talented creatives, Harlow set to work on creating aliens from over 50 different races for the film and documented the entire creative process for each one in exhaustive detail, from preliminary sketches to final make-up application. Star Trek Beyond: The Makeup Artistry of Joel Harlow presents the extraordinary work done by Harlow and his crew. Featuring fascinating pencil sketches, stunning concept art and beautiful photography, this visually arresting book gives fans a unique in-depth look into the remarkable work that went into this immensely popular movie.

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19/10/17 - Ultimate LEGO Star Wars book

news pic DK brings LEGO and Star Wars fans the Ultimate LEGO Star Wars hardback book. Presented in a beautiful slipcase, this is the only book to showcase the entirety of the LEGO Star Wars collection.

From the very first LEGO set, released in 1999 when designers created fantastic models using very simple bricks, to the stunning complex sets available today, Ultimate LEGO Star Wars offers fans of all ages an up close look at the history of LEGO Star Wars as it explores the incredible technical skill and imagination that has transformed on screen Star Wars icons into LEGO models.

The book includes over 500 LEGO Star Wars sets, 180 of these being vehicle and equipment entries and over 380 are character entries. High quality imagery and comprehensive text allows readers to examine each entry and understand the details of each piece, including the evolution of its design and its place within the LEGO Star Wars galaxy.

Did you know that there are over 10 different X-wing models and that all of them have s-foils that can open and close?. Yoda was the first-ever LEGO minifigure to have short, unposable legs. Darth Vader's Super Star Destroyer is the longest set ever produced - it has a length of nearly 50 inches (124cm).

LEGO Star Wars was also the first LEGO theme to introduce non-human minifigures - Darth Maul and Jar Jar Binks.

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18/10/17 - Fear the Walking Dead Season 3

news picFear the Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season returns with the walker apocalypse reaching new heights as borders and civilisations are broken away and a new world order formed. The third season comes to Blu-ray and DVD on 04 December, courtesy of Entertainment One.

As Fear the Walking Dead returns for season three, the survivors will be brought together in the vibrant and violent region formerly known as the U.S. - Mexico border.

As international lines are done away following the world’s end, our characters must attempt to rebuild not only society, but family as well. Madison has reconnected with Travis, her apocalyptic partner, but Alicia has been fractured by her murder of Andres. Madison's son is only a few miles from his mother, but Nick’s first action as a leader saw him and Luciana ambushed by an American militia group – the couple escaped death, Luciana was shot, and Nick no longer feels immortal. Recovering both emotionally and physically, Strand has his sights set on harnessing the new world’s currency, and Ofelia's captivity will test her ability to survive and see if she can muster the savagery of her father

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17/10/17 - Jigsaw original score released

news picLakeshore Records will release the Jigsaw - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on 27 October. The album features the original music by Charlie Clouser.

“For Jigsaw I actually started working on the score by concentrating on the end of the film, because there would need to be two thematic cues that came before the obligatory re-interpretation of ‘Hello Zepp,’” described Clouser, the composer of the previous seven films in the Saw franchise. “Each film has its own musical vocabulary that is grafted onto the established tonal framework, and there are certain chord progressions, subtle melodies, and trademark sounds that helped to give that sense of continuity across the whole franchise.”

After a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement find themselves chasing the ghost of a man dead for over a decade and embroiled in a new game that’s only just begun. Is John Kramer back from the dead to remind the world to be grateful for the gift of life? Or is this a trap set by a killer with designs of their own?

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16/10/17 - Happy Death Day soundtrack

news picBack Lot Music is to release the Happy Death Day soundtrack, featuring music by Bear McCreary, digitally on 13 October and on CD on 20 October.

Blumhouse (Split, Get Out, Whiplash) produces an original and inventive rewinding thriller in Happy Death Day, in which a college student (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.

Happy Death Day is directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) and written by Scott Lobdell.

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13/10/17 - Panic Button is remastered on DVD

news picTrinity Film is to release a remastered edition of social network horror Panic Button on DVD and digital download on 23 October.

Four young people win a trip of a lifetime to New York, courtesy of their favourite social-networking website – All2gethr.com.

On board the private jet, their mysterious host invites them to take part in the in-flight entertainment – a new online gaming experience. But this is no ordinary game. Trapped at 30,000 feet, they are forced to play for their lives and the lives of their loved ones. They are about to learn that putting your life online can have deadly offline consequences and that there's no ESC key…

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12/10/17 - Revolt soundtrack is being released

news picLakeshore Records and Sparks & Shadows are to release Bear McCreary's score for Revolt on 13 October.

Set in the war-ravaged African countryside, an American soldier (Lee Pace) and a French foreign aid worker (Bérénice Marlohe) team up to survive the alien onslaught.

As they journey through the battlefield in search of refuge, their bond will be tested when the soldier discovers his true identity.

 

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11/10/17 - Wonderstruck soundtrack release

news picLakeshore Records is to release the Wonderstruck - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on 20 October and on CD/LP later this year.

Simultaneously a second version of the album, containing three bonus tracks, is also being released as an Amazon Exclusive Special Edition. Both releases feature original music by Carter Burwell.

Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel, in Wonderstruck Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook.

When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.

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10/10/17 - Walking Dead soundtrack release

news picLakeshore Records and Sparks & Shadows release the first soundtrack featuring Bear McCreary’s original score for AMC’s The Walking Dead. The soundtrack will be released digitally and CD on 20 October and on LP on 27 October.

For this long-awaited release, McCreary selected both his personal favourites from the first seven seasons, along with those most frequently requested by fans.

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09/10/17 - Enter the mind of Ty Power

news picOur very own Ty Power has published his new website: adarkandscaryplace.com.

Visitors to the site will get a glimpse into the mind of the author and Horror reviewer. Its writing site with the emphasis primarily on his fiction and non-fiction books.

Also included are film reviews in the genres of Crime/Thriller, Science Fiction & Fantasy, and the hugely enjoyable 1950s Monster B-Movies.

You will also find Music Reviews, Galleries, Coming Soon, a Timeline of Events and much more. Reviews this time around incorporate Westworld, Vanishing Point, The Fly, Spider-Man, Deep Purple and Blood Command.

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06/10/17 - Child in Time released on DVD

news picStudioCanal is to release BBC One drama The Child in Time on DVD from 30 October..

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (who also produced the drama with his company SunnyMarch) and Kelly Macdonald as the parents of a child who goes missing, The Child in Time is a lyrical and heartbreaking exploration of love, loss and the power of things unseen.

Stephen Lewis (Cumberbatch), a successful writer of children's books, is confronted with the unthinkable: he loses his only child, four-year-old Kate, in a supermarket. In one horrifying moment that replays itself over the years that follow, Stephen realises his daughter is gone.

With tenderness and insight, the film explores a marriage devastated by the loss of a child. Kate's absence sets Stephen and his wife, Julie (Macdonald), on diverging paths as both struggle with an all-consuming grief. With the passage of time, a balance of sorts returns, until hope surfaces and triumphs unexpectedly.

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05/10/17 - Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 released

news picTwentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is to release Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 2 on Blu-ray and DVD on 23 October.

Evil just can’t catch a break as the hilarious, critically acclaimed horror series Ash vs Evil Dead is released.

Locked and loaded with the same twisted humour and gory kill scenes groovy fans of the franchise are used to, Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 2 continues the chainsaw-slicing, shotgun-blasting fun from the first season.

The show stars Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, and Dana DeLorenzo, as well as this season’s introduction of Lee Majors as Ash’s father.

This season roars back into action with Ash leaving his beloved Jacksonville and returning to his home town of Elk Grove. There, he confronts Ruby, only to find that she too is now a victim of evil and in need of Ash’s help. The former enemies have to form an uneasy alliance to give them a chance of success as Elk Grove soon becomes the nucleus of evil.

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04/10/17 - Hammer Horror classic themes album

news picSilva Screen Records is to release Hammer Horror - Classic Themes: 1958-1974 on CD and digitally on 20 October.

Hammer Horror showcases a selection of classic themes from the film company's varied soundtrack catalogue. The release features composers from the great James Bernard to David Whitaker and spans Hammer's golden years between 1958 and 1974.

It also includes notes and composer biographies from the acclaimed author and Hammer aficionado Marcus Hearn.

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03/10/17 - Exclusive Star Wars LEGO set

news picStar Wars and LEGO fans visiting New York Comic Con between 05-08 October are in for a treat.

An exclusive LEGO BrickHeadz set featuring Bobba Fett and Han Solo encased in carbonite will be on sale for $40 (£30) and includes 329 pieces.

 

02/10/17 - Flatliners score released

news picSony Music has released the Flatliners (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with the music by Emmy® nominated composer Nathan Barr.

In Flatliners, five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. But as their experiments become increasingly dangerous, they are each haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

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