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Firestarter (1984) Varese Sarabande 2022 Re-Issue Vinyl Score Review

Varèse Sarabande revisits the glory days of 1980s sci-fi “synthwave” with a new edition of Tangerine Dream’s classic electronic score for Firestarter (1984). This 11-track program—released on LP by MCA Records in 1984 and on CD by Varèse Sarabande in 1990—has been newly remastered for this long-awaited reissue. The new LP and CD packages also contain previously unused film stills and new liner notes by Randall D. Larson explaining how the band did not score to picture but created “wild” cues to be used by the film’s music editors. The LP comes pressed on stunning “Fuego” colored vinyl. The re-issues of the Firestarter Original Motion Picture Soundtrack are available exclusively at VareseSarabande.com and Intl.VareseSarabande.com.

Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure (1987) 4K Ultra HD Review – Excellent or Bogus?

Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure hits 4K Ultra HD Bluray from Studio Canal in anticipation of the 3rd film in the series "Bill & Ted Face The Music".But is this an Excellent 4K transfer, or Bogus?

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The Running Man Deluxe Edition Soundtrack Vinyl Review – Varese Sarabande

The Running Man: The Deluxe Edition, was composed by Harold Faltermeyer (Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, Cop Out, and the upcoming film Top Gun, Maverick). The original (1987) 17 track album has been expanded to 35 tracks, which includes additional music and unreleased and alternate cues. The album was remastered by Chas Ferry from the original Paramount Pictures sources.The 2 LP gatefold package features original artwork created by Florian Mihr and includes images from the film and extensive liner notes by Daniel Schweiger on the inner sleeves.In the year 2019, America is a totalitarian state where the favorite television program is The Running Man -- a game show in which prisoners must run to freedom to avoid a brutal death. Having been made a scapegoat by the government, an imprisoned Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has the opportunity to make it back to the outside again by being a contestant on the deadly show, although the twisted host, Damon Killian (Richard Dawson) has no intention of letting him escape. 

Flash Gordon (1980) 4K Ultra HD Review – Is it worth it?

Flash Gordon finally hits 4K Ultra HD Bluray in a special 40th anniversary collectors edition from Studio Canal.But is it worth the upgrade if you already own it?

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Commando (1985): Retro Review

Join us as we take a look back at the 80's action classic Commando!

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007 – The Living Daylights (1987): Retro Review

Whilst looking forward to the latest Bond adventure "No Time To Die", we take a look back at 1987's "The Living Daylights.

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Masters of the Universe (1987): Retro Review

We take a look back at Masters of the Universe (1987).

Masters of the Universe was released theatrically in the United States on August 7, 1987. Produced by Cannon Films, It was a critical and commercial failure, grossing $17 million worldwide against a budget of $22 million, but is now regarded as a classic cult film.

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