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Better than Rocky?

Definitely. Rocky is good, whilst overrated. I personally happen to loathe disco originated music with every ounce of my being. That watered down type of 70's funk which Rocky is littered with. For Your Eyes Only... *shudders*

Can't say I agree.

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Better than Rocky?

Better indeed. Actually I do not care much for the Rocky stuff. He has done much better music.

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Isn't the 3-disc release supposed to the 70th release? When B:TAS first came up (not just Shirley Walker, but B:TAS specifically), LaLaLand posted that "this summer is going to be so awesome." Now, in the actual post that the three April releases were originally mentioned in also said to set aside at least $100 for a set of releases that are going to be ridiculously, make-your-head explode awesome this summer. I believe at least one or two of these are B:TAS.

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When is TMotU actually coming out? I was just looking at La La Land Records webpage and there's no mention of that score. :) Also, does anybody have any idea to how many copies it will be limited? Probably 3000?

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Better than Rocky?

Definitely. Rocky is good, whilst overrated. I personally happen to loathe disco originated music with every ounce of my being. That watered down type of 70's funk which Rocky is littered with. For Your Eyes Only... *shudders*

Can't say I agree.

I don't either.

Maybe I'll have to give MOTU a listen. It sounded terrible when I saw the film. Then again, it was attached to that film.

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Maybe I'll have to give MOTU a listen. It sounded terrible when I saw the film. Then again, it was attached to that film.

Masters of the Universe is a fun film, nothing earth shattering nor does it try to be. I'm amazed it wasn't the complete car wreck that was Superman IV considering it was also helmed by Golan-Globus. This is the very picture that was primiraly responsible for its budget cuts.

The thing is Masters of the Universe had another little special someone on its side which Superman IV unfortunately didn't when it came to the visual effects... Richard Edlund.

As for the score, if you remember it sounding terrible upon viewing the film... Your mind is playing tricks on you, the device you heard it on wasn't of very good sound output (I own the DVD with the 2.0 mix and it's far from being terrible) or somebody needs to be promptly reacquainted with this score, sit down and respectfully give it their undivided attention. I'd say if not some, all of these factors bare a given truth.

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Maybe I'll have to give MOTU a listen. It sounded terrible when I saw the film. Then again, it was attached to that film.

Masters of the Universe is a fun film, nothing earth shattering nor does it try to be. I'm amazed it wasn't the complete car wreck that was Superman IV considering it was also helmed by Golan-Globus. This is the very picture that was primiraly responsible for its budget cuts.

I think that might have been because Cannon took a lot of the money WB were giving them for Superman IV and funneled it into MOTU, which pissed a lot of people off.

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Great news that Masters of the Universe is receiving a new release. :dance: One of the best Conti scores in my opinion. I just wish that the pressing won't sell out in a blink so that many fans have an opportunity to get this winning adventure score.

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Maybe a it will be a non limited release but I doubt it. If it is a limited release hopefully it'll be about 3,000 units or so.

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Isn't that the one filled with Holst references?

What is this "filled with Holst references"?

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I think Merkel was referring to Conti's score to The Right Stuff which is filled with Holst references.

Skeletor's theme in Masters of the Universe does however also contain ideas utilised in Mars, the Bringer of War. The same basic structure that Williams also utilised in Star Wars.

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I was about to mention Skeletor the Destroyer, I guess some can hear Mars the Bringer of War in that pace of the theme. I personally do not hear direct hints.

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There aren't any direct uses of Holst's music in the score. It's all similarities in the orchestration, obviously meant as a homage. That's why I think he meant The Right Stuff which does directly utilise The Planets.

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In the Right Stuff it may be the case, one can be also that Conti did not have much time to compose for that film. He saved time.

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It was actually the director's preference to use the music. Conti was allowed to work the material into his score because permission was granted by the family estate of Holst to utilise that music in the score alongside his own material.

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I don't understand why people make such a big deal over this?

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Me neither. I mean, I'm aware of the information and find it incredibly interesting to study, but never does it get in the way of me enjoying a particular score. Unfortunately some people just cannot help but be arrogant for the sake of being so when it comes to ideas from classical music being utilised in film music.

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It was actually the director's preference to use the music. Conti was allowed to work the material into his score because permission was granted by the family estate of Holst to utilise that music in the score alongside his own material.

Ah nice to know something new information. And he used it with skill indeed!

The Main Title from the Masters of the Universe is the best heroic fanfare ever composed to cinema. It is worthy of labelling as big deal. :P

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In a recent interview, Conti says he thinks there will be, and something about Bob Townson asking if he had the masters. Here's hoping!

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It's a while away, but there'll be another Battlestar CD apart from the season 4 soundtrack.

Bear McCreary just said it on his blog

There’s a ton of material that’s never made the soundtracks yet. Once the series wraps, La La Land and I are going to put together a compilation of all the best unreleased tracks for you guys.

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The big release will be announced on June 3rd at 12:00 pm Pacific time, USA.

If it's what everyone is claiming it to be at FSM then most people here, including myself, will have no interest in it.

I was hoping for a certain movie.

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So Masters of The Universe is definitely coming, but it's a 2disc set and it's not the one announced June 3rd, right? The June 3rd release is a 3disc set?

EDIT: Just read at the FSM boards that the June 3 release is probably The Outer Limits.

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So Masters of The Universe is definitely coming, but it's a 2disc set

Is it going to be limited? :(

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So Masters of The Universe is definitely coming, but it's a 2disc set

Is it going to be limited? :(

Yes, 3000 copies and the first 100 will be signed by Mr. Conti if you order the CD from La-La Land.

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Yes, 3000 copies and the first 100 will be signed by Mr. Conti if you order the CD from La-La Land.

Huh ... ;) To qote Aragorn from TTT: we must be quick. ;)

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Quick, quick as fast as you can

You can't catch me,

I'm the Gingerbread man

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Indeed, but to say that everybody should lay aside 30 dollars for this release was a bit, eh, optimistic?

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To me, yeah, although there are quite a few fans of the composer out there.

I thought this might be something a little more special.

But I'll never criticize the labels, unlike some, for their limited edition releases I have no interest in because someone else probably had their dreams come true.

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Me neither though. It gives hope for other TV series too. Actually, come to think of it, 60s TV series are doing well in CD releases lately, what with Network's complete releases and Lalalandrecords with Lost in Space and all.

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Yeah, plus they do have Masters Of The Universe coming and finally it appears Akira Ifukube's Zatoichi score later this summer.

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