Discs: Blu-ray Disc, Two-disc set (1 BD-25, 1 DVD)
The RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell, together with guest vocalist Matthew Ford, will perform a special concert entitled ‘A Night at the Oscars’ next Thursday, 30th of January, at the National Concert Hall in Dublin (Ireland).
When: Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 20:00h
Where: National Concert Hall (Dublin, Ireland)
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/445922976057038/
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The concert will include Academy Award-winning music from Star Wars, Schindler’s List, The Incredibles, Beauty and the Beast, Gravity and lots more, and to mark the anniversary of John Barry’s death on this date, 30 January 2011, it will also pay tribute to the legendary five-time Oscar winner with music from The Ipcress File, Born Free, and Out of Africa.
The program will be the following:
Network have released a Blu-Ray and DVD of Seance of a Wet Afternoon, 13 January 2020
Kim Stanley and Richard Attenborough give outstanding performances in this classy British thriller, with Attenborough winning a BAFTA for Best British Actor and Stanley scoring an Oscar nomination. Written and directed by Bryan Forbes - who also won a Writers Guild award, an Edgar and a BAFTA nomination - Seance on a Wet Afternoon is presented here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.
Myra Savage, a highly-strung spiritual medium, convinces her weak-willed husband to fake a child kidnapping so she can offer her services to the parents when all seems lost. Though horrified at the prospect, he reluctantly goes along with the plan - but becomes more convinced than ever that Myra is losing her grip on reality...
Memories on a Wet Afternoon – an interview with Bryan Forbes
audio commentary with Bryan Forbes
13 August 2019
Disney Movie Club Exclusive Disney / Buena Vista, 1979, 95 min, Region free
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1, Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1, English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit), Subtitles
January 14th, 2020
Kino Lorber, B&W, 1967, 106 Minutes 1.66:1, Region A
From Bryan Forbes, the legendary writer/director of Séance on a Wet Afternoon, The Wrong Box, The Stepford Wives and The Naked Face comes this gripping classic about an elderly woman who becomes increasingly ensnared by her own world of delusion and exploited by the very real world of morally corrupt people. Three-time Oscar nominee Dame Edith Evans received her final Oscar nomination (Best Actress in a Leading Role) for her performance as the eccentric Mrs. Ross, living alone in a meager apartment and hearing “whisperers” that plot against her. The whispering voices are right—but will anyone believe her? Gerry Turpin’s (Morgan: A Suitable Case of Treatment) stunning photography and John Barry’s (The Lion in Winter) haunting score are two of this powerful psychological drama’s best features.
December 10, 2019.
Scorpion Releasing, 1980, 113 min., Region A.
Scorpion Releasing: Restored Inside Moves Detailed for Blu-ray
Posted September 27, 2019 04:40 PM by
Scorpion ReleasingScorpion Releasing has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of Richard Donner's film Inside Moves (1980), starring John Savage, David Morse, Diana Scarwid, Amy Wright, and Tony Burton. The release, which will be distributed by Kino Lorber, will be available for purchase on December 10.
Synopsis: This poignant and offbeat dramedy follows Roary, a man who's been crippled by a recent suicide attempt. After resigning to spending most of his time in a bar full of down-trodden souls, Roary discovers that Jerry the Bartender has just been accepted to play basketball for the Golden State Warriors. As it turns out, helping Jerry train might just be the sort of transcendent therapy Roary and his fellow patrons need.
Special Features and Technical Specs:
Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 434
Film Date: 1965
Album Date: 2019
World premiere of John Barry soundtrack plus remastered original album on CD!
"A tough act to follow for Barry fans. But one of my own most-played John Barry albums in my youth was King Rat, the Bryan Forbes WWII prisoner of war film with George Segal, written by James Clavell.
As part of our well-regarded series of Mainstream and Ava label CDs, mixed and mastered from the first generation master elements, we initially planned on just bringing out the best release of Barry’s classic re-recorded stereo Mainstream album.
Upon delivery of the masters, we made the incredible discovery of finding, amongst the many rolls of tape, the long-lost and never-before-released masters for the actual soundtrack itself, a darker and moodier musical masterpiece.Barry’s film soundtrack is an entirely different experience from his opened-up and thematically-expanded Mainstream album. Both musical experiences are terrific."
Liner Notes by Jon Burlingame.
- Original Songs Produced by Thomas Dolby - Additional Music by Sylvester Levay
Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 426
Film Date: 1986
Album Date: 2019
Hugely expanded 3-CD release of action-packed John Barry score to early Marvel Superhero film!
"Over 100 minutes of original Barry music for Universal’s early Marvel superhero movie, Howard The Duck from executive producer George Lucas probably headlines for most listeners.
Literally packed with Barry at his best, from riveting sci-fi action music to smoky shades of film noir, from beautifully gentle romantic moods to the best of James Bond.
3-CDs offer all of Barry’s music, most of it never-before-released, his numerous alternates and re-scored cues plus replacement music scored by Sylvester Levay, also previously unreleased.
All of Thomas Dolby’s songs, performed in the movie by star Lea Thompson’s all-female band also appear, as does the premiere CD release of MCA’s original 40-minute album."
Liner notes by Jon Burlingame.
"Lionsgate will release Francis Ford Coppola’s recut of his 1984 film The Cotton Club in select theaters on Oct. 11, with a screening at the New York Film Festival prior on Oct. 5. The pic will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on Dec. 10 with exclusive new bonus material."
And Lionsgate website announcement here...
The really exciting part is that it will also contain, as an extra, John Barry's complete score, taken from the master tapes.
So, at long last we will get the opportunity to hear the entire score (and maybe a little more) officially, and in great quality!
All praise to Network who continue to try and bring us hard to find films and music at a very reasonable price.
From the Network website:
If there’s one thing we love to do at Network it's to take series and films that were roundly ignored (or pilloried) on their original release and make them available to appreciative new viewers – and you'll probably never find a better example of an overlooked gem than Follow Me. Even director Carol Reed's biography makes scant mention of this, his directorial swansong.
Hollywood ingénue Mia Farrow and stalwart character actor Michael Jayston star as a married couple in crisis – suspecting his wife of infidelity, the husband hires a private detective (Topol, then at the height of his Fiddler on the Roof fame) to follow her, only to set into motion an elaborate game of cat and mouse. Adapted from the popular play The Public Eye, by award-winning writer Peter Shaffer, Follow Me showcases its dazzling London locations to memorable effect, set to a haunting score by legendary composer John Barry.
With all these elements in play, Follow Me seemed assured of success, and yet it inexplicably underperformed on release. Disappearing into oblivion, it’s now fondly remembered as a much sought-after film, barely glimpsed on television and virtually unobtainable on home media.
Now, with everyone here at Network falling for its gentle-but-infectious humour, we’re setting the record straight and are proud to reintroduce Follow Me to viewers with this release – presented in its original Panavision widescreen aspect ratio from High Definition materials supplied by Universal. It includes a limited edition booklet by John Barry expert Geoff Leonard and Professor Laura Mayne and – in a world first – John Barry's original score as an isolated music track. Previously only available commercially as a re-recording – and edited down in the film itself – this will be the first time that Barry's original, full-length cues have been heard anywhere outside Universal's editing room in 1971.
Part whimsical romantic comedy, part dreamy London time capsule, this beguiling film deserves the wider audience that eluded it originally in theatres – it’s long past time for it to finally have its day in the sun.