Tag: Burt Bacharach

CD: Blob (and other creepy sounds), The (1958)

CD: Blob (and other creepy sounds), The (1958)

December 1, 2014 | By

Mention The Blob and the first sounds likely playing in your brain come from the film’s theme song, co-crafted by a young Burt Bacharach and performed by The Five Blobs (who else?), and while not deep or sophisticated – the lyrics are goofy, mouth pops punctuate the catch-phrase “Be-ware of the Blob” – like any evil music, it worms its way into your subconscious, ensuring that even while you’re sleeping, that looped tune will be the first thing to which you wake up…

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Lost Horizons, Part I: The Films

Lost Horizons, Part I: The Films

July 1, 2013 | By

Just uploaded after lengthy research & scribbling are two lengthy comparative reviews of Frank Capra’s 1937 film version of James Hilton’s classic novel Lost Horizon (Sony) and Twilight Time’s stunning Blu-ray of the problematic 1973 musical remake, produced by Mr. Gloss himself, Ross Hunter. Yup, you’ve got almost 4000 words to discover the pros & cons of these two depictions of ordinary folks who succumb to the kind world of Shangri-La. Go!

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BR: Lost Horizon (1973)

BR: Lost Horizon (1973)

July 1, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / J to L . Film: Weak/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Excellent Label: Twilight Time/ All / Released: December 11, 2012 Genre: Musical / Fantasy / Adventure / Romance Synopsis: A British diplomat and fellow travellers are taken to a mysterious valley in the Himalayas where no one […]

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A Watery Apocalypse + Soundtrack News & Reviews

A Watery Apocalypse + Soundtrack News & Reviews

June 2, 2012 | By

Toronto’s Union Station floods because we’re not eating enough hard-boiled eggs; soundtrack news from Intrada, Kritzerland, and La-La Land; Rue Morgue CD reviews; plus CD reviews here of Ernest Gold’s The McCullochs (Monstrous Movie Music) and Pressure Point (Kritzerland), Maurice Jarre’s expanded A Walk in the Clouds (La-La Land), and the new 2-CD edition of Burt Bacharach’s Casino Royale (Quartet Records).

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CD: Casino Royale (1967) – 2CD Quartet release

CD: Casino Royale (1967) – 2CD Quartet release

June 2, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / C . Rating: Excellent Label: Quartet Records (Spain) / Released: February 28, 2012 Tracks & Album Length:  CD1: 33 tracks / (58:40) + CD2: 13 tracks / (33:58) . Special Notes: 8-page colour CD booklet / 64-page colour booklet with extensive liner notes / slip case / Limited to 1500 copies […]

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CD: Casino Royale (1967) – Kritzerland release

CD: Casino Royale (1967) – Kritzerland release

January 18, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / C . Rating: Excellent Label: Kritzerland Records/ Released: January 18, 2011 Tracks & Album Length: 30 tracks / (69:31) . Special Notes: 8-page colour booklet with liner notes by Bruce Kimmel and Gergely Hubai / Limited to 1000 copies.. . Composer: Burt Bacharach . . Review: While Charles K. Feldman’s […]

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