Tag: Maurice Jarre

BR: Night of the Generals, The (1967)

BR: Night of the Generals, The (1967)

July 21, 2015 | By

After the massive international success of Lawrence of Arabia (1962), producer Sam Spiegel took a little longer to find the right material for his next project, and while it took 4 years for the next wave of films to materialize, his next trio of productions – The Chase (1966), The Night of the Generals (1967), and The Happening (1967) – were a mixed bag…

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BR: Train, The (1964)

BR: Train, The (1964)

January 21, 2015 | By

One of the greatest WWII and caper films most may never have heard of, The Train was based on the autobiographical book Le front de l’art by Rose Valland, a woman charged with cataloguing France’s Parisian art treasures for the Nazis, and whose meticulous record keeping enabled the French to keep a tally of stolen art during the war’s final period as the Nazis attempted to smuggle as much cultural loot to Berlin…

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BR: Only Game in Town, The (1970)

BR: Only Game in Town, The (1970)

August 14, 2013 | By

  Film: Good BR Transfer: Excellent BR Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time Region: All Released: June 11, 2013 Genre: Drama Synopsis: A Las Vegas dancer co-habitates with a pianist, and rides the rollercoaster of living with a gambling addict. Special Features:  Isolated Stereo / Mono Music & Effects Track / Theatrical Trailer / 8-page colour […]

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CD: Jennifer 8 (1992)

CD: Jennifer 8 (1992)

March 21, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / J to L . Rating: Excellent Label: La-La Land Records / Released: February 28, 2012 Tracks & Album Length:  CD1: 17 tracks / (47:30) + CD2: 18 tracks / (39:17) . Special Notes: 24-page colour booklet with liner notes by Jeff Bond / 2-CD set limited to 2000 copies.. . Composers: […]

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Enemy Mine comes to Blu

Enemy Mine comes to Blu

December 10, 2012 | By

Review of Wolfgang Petersen’s Enemy Mine, that flawed 1985 sci-fi drama newly minted on Blu-ray from Twlight Time, and an Editor’s Blog on the issues with creating an alternate version.

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BR: Enemy Mine (1985)

BR: Enemy Mine (1985)

December 10, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / E . Film: Weak/ BR Transfer: Good/ BR Extras: Excellent Label: Twilight Time/ Region: All / Released: October 9, 2012 Genre: Science-Fiction Synopsis: Rival fighter pilots stranded on a rocky planet must cooperate to survive the elements and the arrival of an unexpected gift. Special Features:  Stereo Isolated […]

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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: Walk in the Clouds, A (1995)

CD: Walk in the Clouds, A (1995)

June 2, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / V to Z . Rating: Excellent Label: La-La Land Records/ Released: February 15, 2012 Tracks & Album Length: 26 tracks / (72:09) . Special Notes: 16-page colour booklet with liner notes by Julie Kirgo / Limited to 2,000 copies.. . Composer: Maurice Jarre . . Review: One of Maurice Jarre’s final […]

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DVD: MacKintosh Man, The (1973)

DVD: MacKintosh Man, The (1973)

June 24, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / M . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Very Good/ DVD Extras: Good Label: Warner Home Video/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: November 14, 2006 Genre: Espionage / Cold War / Suspense Synopsis: A jewel thief is sent to prison and break out in tandem with a convicted Communist spy. […]

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BR: Grand Prix (1966)

BR: Grand Prix (1966)

June 3, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / G . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Excellent Label: Warner Home Video/ Region: All / Released: May 24, 2011 Genre: Drama / Car Racing Synopsis: The dreams and fears of three Formula One drivers come alive during the 1966 Grand Prix season. Special Features: 5 Featurettes: […]

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