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BTW The Reivers is really licensing nightmare!

 

Produced by Cinema Center Films, which is owned by Paramount now.

Distributed by National General Pictures, which is owned by Warner Bros. now.

Soundtrack released by Columbia Records, which is owned by Sony Music now.

 

I really understand why this is so difficult to re-release.

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I thought it would be helpful to group all of John Williams' film scores by the studio that owns the rights. It helps to figure out what might be coming out by a label if they release some clues, etc.

Here you go  

Yes please! 1961 The Secret Ways 1965 The Killers 1966 The Rare Breed 1966 The Plainsman 1970 Storia di una donna (Story of a Woman) 1972 The Screaming Woman

 

On 1/10/2020 at 5:14 PM, E-Wan said:

1968 Sergeant Ryker [Universal]

 

On 9/2/2017 at 2:34 PM, filmmusic said:

I think you should cross-off Sergeant Ryker from that list.

Besides the fact that it was an edit of 2 Kraft Suspense Theater episodes, most of its music was not specifically composed for it.

It was tracked from another unrelated episode of that series.

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?forumID=1&pageID=1&threadID=93204&archive=0

 

 

 

On 1/10/2020 at 5:14 PM, E-Wan said:

1969 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting [Warner Bros.]

 

Added!

 

 

On 1/11/2020 at 4:14 PM, E-Wan said:

And if the information on Wikipedia is correct, Daddy-O is actually MGM film, not Sony.

 

On 7/2/2014 at 2:08 PM, Jay said:

I found a VHS for it released by Sony on Amazon, so we'll go with that.

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Every time I look at this section I get sad...  I mean, I know these will get the proper treatment eventually, and we've received sooo many excellent expanded releases the last decade (for which I am extremely thankful for), but there is so much JW goodness in the list below!!!  Here's to hope that we will see a majority of these released by Disney w/ MM supervising in this decade!

 

Disney
1977 Star Wars(1997 RCA release is not complete)
1980 The Empire Strikes Back(1997 RCA release is not complete and has sound quality issues)
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark  [Paramount still involved?] (2008 Concord release is not complete and has pitch issues)
1983 Return of the Jedi (1997 RCA release is not complete and has sound quality issues)
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom [Paramount still involved?] (2008 Concord release is not complete and has pitch issues)
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade [Paramount still involved?] (2008 Concord release is not complete)
1999 The Phantom Menace (2000 Ultimate Edition is not complete and has many other problems)
1995 Nixon
2002 Attack of the Clones
2005 Revenge of the Sith
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull [Paramount still involved?]
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2016 The BFG
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2019 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

 

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What do people think will be next up?

 

Disney (includes Fox & Lucasfilm)

  • 1967 Valley of the Dolls
  • 1973 The Paper Chase
  • 1973 Cinderella Liberty
  • 1974 Conrack
  • 1986 SpaceCamp
  • 1995 Nixon

Dreamworks

  • 1997 Amistad
  • 2002 Catch Me If You Can
  • 2004 The Terminal
  • 2005 War of the Worlds

MGM (United Artists)

  • 1971 Fiddler On The Roof

Paramount

  • 1969 The Reivers
  • 1995 Sabrina
  • 1999 Angela's Ashes

Sony (Columbia / Tri-Star)

  • 1960 Because They're Young
  • 1963 Diamond Head
  • 1963 Gidget Goes To Rome
  • 1972 Images
  • 1991 Hook
  • 1997 Seven Years In Tibet
  • 1998 Stepmom
  • 2000 The Patriot

Universal

  • 1961 The Secret Ways
  • 1965 The Killers
  • 1966 The Rare Breed
  • 1966 The Plainsman
  • 1970 Storia di una donna (Story of a Woman)
  • 1972 The Screaming Woman
  • 1974 The Sugarland Express
  • 1975 The Eiger Sanction
  • 1989 Born On The Fourth Of July
  • 1989 Always

Warner Brothers

  • 1987 The Witches Of Eastwick
  • 1988 The Accidental Tourist
  • 1990 Presumed Innocent
  • 1991 JFK
  • 1996 Sleepers
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Well we know Universal is working through stuff and that Cruise is signing off on things lately. So those.

Also I want Hook done by someone who has an idea what they're doing unlike last time. So that.

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I don't know if it's just because I bought Minority Report and Far and Away but I have a feeling we'll see Born on the Fourth of July before too long. 

 

Crazy thing was i didn't even think of the Tom Cruise connection until I was holding both discs in my hands.

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9 minutes ago, Jay said:

It is interesting how many Tom Cruise films Williams has scored!

 

Williams has done 4, but with the upcoming Top Gun sequel, Zimmer has just edged him out with 5!

 

Williams:
Born on the 4th of July

Far and Away

Minority Report

War of the Worlds

 

Zimmer:

Rain Man

Days of Thunder

Mission: Impossible 2

The Last Samurai

Top Gun: Maverick

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On 4/30/2020 at 8:54 PM, Jay said:

What do people think will be next up?

 

I think it will be something from these Dreamworks or Univeral scores:

 

On 4/30/2020 at 8:54 PM, Jay said:

 

Dreamworks

  • 1997 Amistad
  • 2002 Catch Me If You Can
  • 2004 The Terminal
  • 2005 War of the Worlds


Universal

  • 1975 The Eiger Sanction
  • 1989 Born On The Fourth Of July
  • 1989 Always

 

 

I'm afraid the remaining studios are a little bit more problematic to co-operate with the specialty labels.

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3 minutes ago, Jay said:

Yes please!

  1. 1961 The Secret Ways
  2. 1965 The Killers
  3. 1966 The Rare Breed
  4. 1966 The Plainsman
  5. 1970 Storia di una donna (Story of a Woman)
  6. 1972 The Screaming Woman
  7. 1972 Pete 'n' Tillie
  8. 1974 The Sugarland Express

 

That'd be great!

 

Though I'd prefer The Sugarland Express gets its own, separate release

 

Considering these are all premieres I'm not sure a series is necessary... I mean a John Williams premiere score release is going to sell on its own, right?

 

That said there are some obvious pairings here if a label felt like doing so, and I for one would love some Jim Titus-designed FLIPPER COVERS. :) 

 

The Secret Ways / The Killers

 

The Rare Breed / The Plainsman

 

Story of a Woman / The Screaming Woman (only an original main title for this, right?)

 

Pete 'n' Tillie was already released by Varese as a pairing for their Stanley & Iris Deluxe Edition... so that does leave The Sugarland Express to be released on its own, which makes total sense.

 

Yavar

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17 minutes ago, Yavar Moradi said:

The Screaming Woman (only an original main title for this, right?)

 

End title

 

(play button takes you to it)

 

 

 

It reminds me of Dracula

 

Nobody knows if it was written FOR this film, or tracked it from somewhere else (but it's never turned up anywhere else).


Presumably Universal owns it, either way!

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Not any more!

 

Historically, they were complete closed off to the specialty labels, until that magic day in April 2009 when LLL announced Airplane!

 

That was quickly followed by titles like 48 Hours, Black Sunday, Dragonslayer, Ghost and the Darkness, etc etc.

 

For a while, LLL and Paramount even worked out a deal where all the titles they owned would show up digitally, but then that stopped randomly.

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If the post-2005 thing wasn't an issue any more, what score would be the first to come out? Would it be a Spielberg one (just by percentages it's very likely)?  Which studios are the easiest to work with? I guess it wouldn't be Memoirs because of Sony Music, that new management and temporary halt might not be a problem anymore, but I think we still haven't even gotten the 2 Sony titles that were reportedly far enough along at the time of that halt that they could have come out.

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Added a note about the Quartet release of Images.


I waffled on crossing it out, because it got the MM and JW-approved treatment now, or leaving it un-crossed out, because it's not expanded.  I decided on the latter but could have gone either way.

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