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Great! I’ve been looking forward to this.

And bummer! They f*ed up the art.

 

Why’d they change the preliminary cover art (released about a month ago), that one was - maybe boring (?) - but at least it doesn’t feel cheap. And it’s a classic motif! I kinda liked the subtle update from the original poster.

 

Edit: Oh, wait. It seems this was also the cover of a 40th anniversary BD.

 

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15 minutes ago, thx99 said:

Thanks, @filmmusic!  But what gives you the impression it's a BD-R?  Just curious.

They say it's because on the side (if you see the big image), it doesn't have the bluray logo but it just says blu-ray disc.

Other Paramount blurays are being released that day and they are all BD-Rs according to bluray.com.

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37 minutes ago, filmmusic said:

Angela's Ashes is being released in USA in one month, but in what looks like a BD-R, not a pressed disc, so beware!

https://www.amazon.com/Angelas-Ashes-Blu-ray/dp/B087H7CNN2

 

That cover looks so depressing that I'm probably never going to watch the film.

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6 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

 

That cover looks so depressing that I'm probably never going to watch the film.

You haven't?

You should. 

Actually i think every jwfanner owes it to him/herself to watch the movies for which these scores were specifically composed for.

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Agreed.

Also, it's an Alan Parker film, and, IMO, any Alan Parker film is worth watching.

Actually, the Blu cover only tells half the story. The poster for the film shows the father in the background, waking away from the boy. Put that together with the boy looking at the camera, in the foreground, and it says a lot.

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Not Alan Parker's best by a long shot (has quite a bit of awkward melodrama), but it's pretty decent. The score, however, is one of the best Williams has ever written. Great to know that it's getting a BR release in some form.

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The TV movie The Screaming woman comes in Bluray in 2021!

https://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=18252680&postcount=48290

 

Are we sure eventually that Williams wrote only the ending theme?

 

edit: Oh, I guess we are:

https://johnwilliams.org/compositions/television/screaming-woman

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I did not know that!  That's it?  It gets mentioned so much, I figured it was an unreleased gem.

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Yes, I've known about this for some time.

 

We still don't know WHERE the cue comes from, though. As Jeff Eldridge points out in the link above, the film uses existing music because there was a musician's strike at the time, so either Williams was a strikebreaker and provided an original theme, or they used an existing theme of his from an unknown source. But if the latter were the case, he wouldn't have received the odd 'theme' credit when the existing music by Goldsmith, Stevens et.al. didn't. Mysterious.

 

Never expected this film to be released on BR, though. Impressive!

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The upcoming Black Sunday bluray will include a bonus interview on John WIlliams' score:

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“FOURTH DOWN: COMPOSING BLACK SUNDAY” – An all-new interview with film music historian Daniel Schweiger about the John Williams score. (2020)

https://viavision.com.au/shop/black-sunday-1977

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Coming soon a french edition of DRACULA  (Theatrical Version + Bonus) in a Digipack Bluray/DVD !!!! (Pre order - 03/03/2021)

 

esc-distribution

https://www.esc-distribution.com/fantastique-science-fiction/5685-dracula-dvd-blu-ray-3701432002897.html

 

Available on Amazon.fr

https://www.amazon.fr/Dracula-Blu-Ray-Frank-Langella/dp/B08PJM9QZW/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_fr_FR=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&dchild=1&keywords=dracula+badham&qid=1612720204&sr=8-1

 

 

 

BR 1: Cinema version

- Dracula according to John Badham by Christophe Lemaire (20 min)
- "What Sad Music": interview with screenwriter W.D. Richter (33 min)

- Trailer and radio spots

 

BR 2: Desaturated version of the director -1: 49: 23

- "King of my Mind": interview with John Badham (32 min)

- The phantasmagoria of Maurice Binder by Alexandre Jousse (14 min)

- New Blood for Dracula (40 min) - Photo gallery

 

DVD: Cinema Version

- Dracula according to John Badham by Christophe Lemaire (20 min)

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On 1/17/2021 at 6:03 AM, filmmusic said:

The upcoming Black Sunday bluray will include a bonus interview on John WIlliams' score:

“FOURTH DOWN: COMPOSING BLACK SUNDAY” – An all-new interview with film music historian Daniel Schweiger about the John Williams score. (2020)

https://viavision.com.au/shop/black-sunday-1977


Why must this be exclusively released in Australia? Dang it!

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Sometimes I think that it’s both cool and frustrating that I’ve been a hardcore JW-fan for 25+ years and there’s still popping up stuff that I’ve never took notice of.

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On 2/7/2021 at 1:55 PM, Jurassic Shark said:

Why not an all-new interview with John Williams?

His thoughts of his score are often like listen to zimmer. 

Boring. John Williams is not a John Williams super fan.

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On 4/7/2020 at 12:07 PM, rough cut said:

Great! I’ve been looking forward to this.

And bummer! They f*ed up the art.

 

Why’d they change the preliminary cover art (released about a month ago), that one was - maybe boring (?) - but at least it doesn’t feel cheap. And it’s a classic motif! I kinda liked the subtle update from the original poster.

 

Edit: Oh, wait. It seems this was also the cover of a 40th anniversary BD.

 

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My bluray has the correct art not that trash.

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Kind of funny that the only movie scored by John Williams in the Criterion Collection is Valley of the Dolls.  It's actually a bit surprising that neither of his Altman movies have been put out by Criterion, they seem like the most likely candidates.

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WHOA!!!

 

Indeed. Never saw that coming!

 

For years and years, I searched for this film. I contacted Universal, NBC, the director's son and grandson. I even considered contacting Bibbi Andersson, but then heard she suffered from dementia at the time, so I abandoned that. Then, some 7-8 years ago, it suddenly appeared on YouTube. Without the prologue, and in bad quality, but still. I quickly downloaded it before it was taken down, and that's the only version I've had of the film. Untill now.

 

Amazing news!

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I've more or less given up hope on that. For the moment, I'm just thrilled the movie is out in good quality.

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