Tag: Roy Budd

BR: Stone Killer, The (1972)

BR: Stone Killer, The (1972)

June 16, 2017 | By

Reportedly the only film among the Charles Bronson-Dino De Laurentiis films never to make it to DVD, The Stone Killer took the cops uncovering a mass-criminal training scheme from John Gardner’s novel, replaced the multiple bank heist finale with a multiple mob hit, and swapped London for Los Angeles, but still leaving New York City as a key location where Dirty Harry variant Lou Torrey (Bronson) hops back & forth…

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DVD: Soldier Blue (1970)

DVD: Soldier Blue (1970)

June 14, 2016 | By

Soldier was reportedly advertised as a glaring anti-war statement / Vietnam War parable, and there are chunks of dialogue that slam the U.S. Government for being hypocritical in professing fairness, civility, and moderation while hate for another culture is swirling around like vicious dust devils. It’s also a film that’s known for a graphic finale that both earned it high box office revenues for executive produce / exploitationeer Joseph E. Levine and heavy criticism, making it a cult film whose core story became overshadowed by its mystique…

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Roy Budd’s Phantom of the Opera!

Roy Budd’s Phantom of the Opera!

September 30, 2014 | By

Review of The Phantom of the Opera (1925) DVD featuring Roy Budd’s long-lost score + an interview with the composer’s widow, Sylvia Budd, on releasing the score on CD and DVD.

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DVD: Phantom of the Opera (1925) – Roy Budd score

DVD: Phantom of the Opera (1925) – Roy Budd score

September 30, 2014 | By

The release of Roy Budd’s long unheard score adds another majestic interpretation of this warped emotional union.
Emphasizing romance with a gorgeous main theme, Budd’s music benefits from a huge orchestra and superb engineering which showcase his gift for melody, but it’s arguably Budd’s knack for keeping an eye on pacing which makes his score…

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BR: Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

BR: Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

January 23, 2014 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / S . Film: Very Good/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time / Region: All / Released: December 13, 2013 Genre: Action / Fantasy / Ray Harryhausen Synopsis:  Sinbad & Co. must reach a sacred cave in the far North to return a Prince from baboon […]

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Soundtrack Reviews + News

Soundtrack Reviews + News

August 7, 2012 | By

Just uploaded: soundtrack reviews for Lalo Schifrin’s The Liquidator (FSM), Fred Katz’ The Little Shop of Horrors (Krizterland), Michael Small’s The Postman Always Rings Twice (Intrada), and from La-La Land Records comes Henry Mancini’s Mommie Dearest and Jerry Goldsmith’s Warning Shot (finally!).

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