In this edition of Cinefantastique’s weekly round-up of horror, fantasy, and science fiction films on home video, Lawrence French, Dan Persons, and Steve Biodrowski gag and guffaw over new releases I AM NUMBER FOUR, GNOMEO & JULIET, and DEATH HUNTER: WEREWOLVES VS. VAMPIRES. If the new titles leave something to be desired, your trio of CFQ correspondents find solace in some older films making comebacks on DVD and/or Blu-ray: SOLARIS, Tarkovsky’s 197s masterpiece of science fiction; L’AGE D’OR, the surreal collaboration between Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali; and TWIN DRAGONS, a martial arts comedy starring Jackie Chan as identical twins, separated and birth but linked by a psychic connection. Also out on home video this week: FERTILE GROUND, IMPOSTER, and more.
From LA-LA LAND RECORDS comes the music score from the 2002 American version of SOLARIS, based on the 1961 novel by Polish author Stanisław Lem, which was previously made into a 1972 Russian science fiction film.
SOLARIS LLLCD 1161
Music by Cliff Martinez
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Presenting the original motion picture score to the acclaimed 20th Century Fox motion picture SOLARIS, starring George Clooney and Natascha McElhone and directed by Steven Soderbergh. Previously out-of-print, composer Cliff Martinez’s (TRAFFIC, NARC, THE LIMEY) strikingly atmospheric score returns. Praised as a “dream-like wash of sound” by BBC Music and a musical journey that “leaves the listener floating free” by Soundtrack.net, SOLARIS is a thoughtful, meaningful score that resonates emotionally with the listener. This re-issue was produced by Nick Redman and its master prepared by Mike Matessino. CD Booklet features exclusive, in-depth liner notes by writer Julie Kirgo.
1. Is That What Everybody Wants (2:49)
2. First Sleep (2:53)
3. Can I Sit Next To You (1:45)
4. Will She Come Back (5:01)
5. Death Shall Have No Dominion (2:10)
6. Maybe You’re My Puppet (3:50)
7. Don’t Blow It (3:34)
8. Hi Energy Proton Accelerator (10:51)
9. Wear Your Seat Belt (3:10)
10. Wormhole (4:33)
11. We Don’t Have To Think Like That Anymore (2:59)
Total Time: 43:35
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