'Alien Resurrection' & 'Mirrors 2' CDs

At 1:00 PM Pacific Time, these New Soundtracks from La La Land Records go on sale.

This is not the CD Cover, illustration only.
This is not the CD Cover, illustration only.

Music by John Frizzell
Limited Edition of 3500 Units
ORDER “ALIEN RESURRECTION: LIMITED EDITION (2CD-SET)” OCT. 5th at www.lalalandrecords.com and get your CD autographed by composer John Frizzell at no additional charge. Autographs are while supplies last and are not guaranteed.
Presenting the expanded and remastered motion picture score to the 1997 Twentieth Century Fox feature film ALIEN RESURRECTION, starring Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder and Ron Perlman, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. John Frizzell (OFFICE SPACE, LEGION, WHITEOUT) composes a thrilling symphony of pulse-pounding action music – featuring some of the finest cues ever composed for the legendary ALIEN franchise. Produced by Nick Redman, Michael Matessino and Didier C. Deutsch, and remastered by Mark Wilder and Naria Triana, this special expanded release features almost 75 minutes of previously unreleased material, including alternate takes. Also included is a remastered version of the original 1997 album presentation. CD booklet features exclusive in-depth liner notes by Al Kaplan. This is a limited edition of 3500 Units.
01. Main Title 2:12
02. Entering the Ship 1:21
Contains: Main Title (“Ripley’s Theme”) from Alien
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith *
03. Post-Op 1:21
04. Make Us Proud/Meat By-Product 1:58
05. Fiora 16/Inbred 1:51
06. Docking the Betty 1:19
07. Face Huggers 2:11
08. Basketball/Foot Massage/Fast Learner 3:56
09. Call Finds Ripley 5:01
10. Gun Fight 1:17
11. The Aliens Escape 6:36
12. Hose/Elgyn’s Death/Ripley Believe It 3:57
13. Twelve/Vriess Reappears/Telling Vriess 4:09
14. Ripley Meets Her Clones 3:43
15. After Tube Blow Up 1:18
16. What’s Inside Purvis? 4:25
17. They Swim… 8:58
18. Call’s Fake 1:47
19. The Chapel 3:17
20. Mean Streak 1:42
21. The Abduction 3:50
22. Birth of the Newborn 4:52
Total Time – Disc One: 71:11
01. Call Meets the Newborn 6:09
02. Ripley and the Newborn 3:14
03. Finale 1:59
04. Alien March (End Credits) 3:26
Total Score Time: 85:56
05. Main Title (alternate) 2:15
06. Elgyn’s Death (alternate) 3:03
07. Finale (alternate-brass version) 1:58
08. Finale (alternate #2) 1:51
The Original 1997 Soundtrack Album
09. Main Title 2:08
10. Post-Op 1:20
11. Docking the Betty 1:17
12. Priva Son D’Ogni Conforto 5:28
from Handel’s Julius Caesar
sung by Maureen Forrester; courtesy of BMG Classics
13. Face Huggers 2:12
14. Call Finds Ripley 3:02
15. The Aliens Escape 4:13
16. Ripley Meets Her Clones 2:20
17. What’s Inside Purvis? 2:27
18. They Swim… 6:27
19. The Chapel 2:35
20. The Abduction 3:34
21. The Battle With the Newborn 6:03
22. Ripley’s Theme 2:12
Total Original 1997 Soundtrack Time: 45:30
Total Time – Disc Two: 69:26
Total Time – Both Discs: 140:37
Original Film Score Published by
T C F Music Publishing Inc. (ASCAP)
* – Published by Fox Fanfare Music Inc. (BMI)


Music by Frederik Wiedmann
ORDER “MIRRORS 2” OCT. 5th at www.lalalandrecords.com and get your CD autographed by composer Frederik Wiedmann at no additional charge. Autographs are while supplies last and are not guaranteed.
Presenting the original score to the all-new feature-length 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment shocker MIRRORS 2, starring Nick Stahl (SIN CITY, TERMINATOR 3). Composer Frederik Wiedmann (THE HILLS RUN RED, RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL) launches the listener into a haunting musical soundscape, the perfect accompaniment to this much anticipated sequel to the hit horror/sci-fi film MIRRORS. Produced by Frederik Wiedmann and MV Gerhard, and mastered by James Nelson, this presentation of music from MIRRORS 2 is a spellbinding trip through twisted reflections of terror and suspense. MIRRORS 2 will be available everywhere on DVD and BLU-RAY in North American stores Oct 19, 2010.
1. Main Title (3:30)
2. Kayla (1:48)
3. Slice (2:29)
4. Alive (2:03)
5. Run! (1:59)
6. Who is Henry Schow? (2:01)
7. Eleanor’s Lament (3:33)
8. Keller Returns (1:27)
9. Suspicious (2:16)
10. Loosing her up (2:04)
11. The Murder (1:24)
12. Want a Slice? (2:37)
13. At Henry’s House (1:18)
14. A Corpse in the Basement (1:07)
15. Car Crash (1:21)
16. Max’s Theme (1:24)
17. Broken Glass for Dinner (1:24)
18. Nightmare (1:04)
19. Revenge (1:28)
20. Arriving at the Crime Scene (1:07)
21. Reflection (1:20)
22. In the Basement (3:01)
23. Mirror Syndrome (2:13)
24. Breaking Glass (1:01)
25. It’s Over (1:19)
26. Mirrors II (4:04)
Total Running Time: 51:16

Alien: Resurrection (1997)

An interesting if ultimately unsatisfying attemp to extend the franchise

By Steve Biodorwski

After the disappointing ALIEN 3, this fourth film in the franchise represents a marked improvement, but it fails to match the level established in the first two films. The premise is interesting, and the visuals are entertaining, yet somehow the film never quite gells. Still, you have to give points to everyone involved for trying so hard.
Part of the problem is that, with familiarity setting in, what once seemed “alien” now seems almost ordinary, making it difficult if not imposible for this third sequel to ratchet up the level of dread that marked Ridley Scott’s original ALIEN. Of course, the other obvious hurdle is that the previous film killed off the lead character, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), and any attempt to bring her back was bound to feel like a phony Hollywood contrivance. Continue reading “Alien: Resurrection (1997)”

The Fabulous Worlds of Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Audrey Tautou and Jean-Pierre Jenuet on the set of AMELIE.French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet is probably most well known to American mainstream audiences for directing ALIEN: RESURRECTION, the fourth entry in the science-fiction franchise starring Sigourney Weaver. But in his native country, he has made a trio of stylish features which he helped conceive and develop from scratch. The first two, DELICATESSEN and THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, were done in collaboration with Marc Caro. The third — and so far his best work — is AMELIE, a romantic comedy fantasy that stands out as one of the best films released last year.
Because of the elaborate visuals in his films (with and without Caro, who served as ‘artistic director’ on DELICATESSEN and CITY), Jeunet is thought of more as a directorial stylist than an ‘auteur,’ but he contributed to the writing of all three of his French films, and he conceived the story and structure for AMELIE before bringing on a collaborator to work on the final script. Interestingly, AMELIE displays many of the stylistic elements apparent in his earlier work, but this time they are wed to a story that is far more personal and charming, with a warm depth of feeling missing from the black comedies he made with Caro and from his Hollywood horror movie. Continue reading “The Fabulous Worlds of Jean-Pierre Jeunet”