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Managing Editor: Ian Lace
Reviewers: Demetris Christodoulides, Colin Clarke, Gary Dalkin, Mark Hockley, Tina Huang, Ian Lace, Anne Ozorio
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Editor's Choice

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962): Bronislau Kaper   N/A   Film Score Monthly Vol. 7 No. 16 (3 CDs); Running Time: 297:09 (Total) ; GD


The Essential Elmer Bernstein: Film Music Collection: Elmer Bernstein   The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, & Crouch End Festival Chorus   Silva Screen SILCD1178 (2 CDs); Running Time: 110:22 (Total) ; IL

The Incredible Film Music Box: Various Artists   The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, & Crouch End Festival Chorus   Silva Screen SILCD1181 (4 CDs); Running Time: 266:10 (Total) ; TH

The Thing from Another World / Take the High Ground: Dimitri Tiomkin   N/A   Film Score Monthly Vol. 8 No.1; Running Time: 78:42 ; IL


The Abominable Dr. Phibes: Basil Kirchen   N/A   Perseverance Records (PRD 004); Running Time: 39:41 ; MH

The Deadly Spawn: Michael Perilstein   N/A   Perseverance Records (PRD 005); Running Time: 44:14 ; MH

Extreme Prejudice: Jerry Goldsmith   N/A   La-La Land Records (LLLCD 1028); Running Time: 64:12 ; MH


Blade: Trinity: Ramin Djawadi, the RZA, and Various Artists   N/A   Silva Screen Records (SIL CD 1172); Running Time: 49:55 ; DC

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events: Thomas Newman   N/A   2004 Sony Classical (SK 93576); Running Time: 68:47 ; TH

Nino ROTA (1911-1979) "La Strada": Nino Rota   Benedetto Lupo (piano), Orquesta Ciudad de Granada   Harmonia Mundi HMC 901864; Running Time: 64:15 ; IL

The Ring / Ring 2: Hans Zimmer et al   Fiachra Trench and Gavin Greenaway (Conductors)   Decca Music/Universal B0004405-02; Running Time: 57:43 ; DC

Setting Sail / Sea Suites / Into The Rising Sun; Guy Cuyvers   Flemish Radio Orchestra conducted by Silveer Van den Broeck / Michel Tilkin / BRTN Symphony & Choir, conducted by Hans Rotman (and Carl Van Eyndhoven)   See GuyCuyvers.com; Running Time: 49:55 ; GD

A Very Long Engagement: Angelo Badalamenti   N/A   NoneSuch Records 79880-2; Running Time: 47:32 ; DC

DVD Reviews

Parsifal: Richard Wagner   Parsifal: Christopher Ventris, Kundry: Waltraud Meier, Gurnemanz: Matti Salminen, Amfortas: Thomas Hampson, Klingsor: Tom Fox, Tinturel: Bjarni Thor Kristinsson Deutsches Symphonie-Orchestra Berlin, Festspielchor, Baden-Baden/Kent Nagano Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Stage Director   OPUS ARTE OA 0915D (3 Discs); Running Time: 317 min. ; AO

Das Rhinegold: Richard Wagner   Wotan: Falk Struckmann, Donner: Wolfgang Rauch, Froh : Jeffrey Dowd, Loge: Graham Clark, Alberich: Gunter von Kannen, Mime: Francisco Vas, Fasolt: Kwanchul Youn, Fafner: Matthias Hölle, Fricka: Lioba Braun, Freia : Elisabete Matos, Erda: Andrea Bönig, Rheinmaidens: Cristina Obregon, Ana Ibarra, Francisca Beaumont.   Opus Arte OA 0910D (2 Discs); Running Time: 159 min. ; AO

The Turn of the Screw (1954): Benjamin Britten   Mark Padmore (tenor) Quint; Lisa Milne (soprano) Governess; Catrin Wyn Davies (soprano) Miss Jessel; Diana Montague (mezzo) Mrs Grose; Nicholas Kirby Johnson (treble) Miles; Caroline Wise (girl soprano) Flora; City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox.   BBC OPUS ARTE OA 0907D; Running Time: 117 min. ; CC

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