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  • #98900
    ddddeeee
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    Announced at their Wonder Con Panel!

    !

    #98901
    lonzoe
    Participant

    Very exciting news! Since I don’t own the original 1990 soundtrack, which has been long out of print.

    #98908
    Ryan Keaveney
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    Awesome news. DARKMAN is one of my favorites, as the early 90s period my personal Elfman zenith. I already own the MCA CD and the Waxworx LP reissue (I don’t know if the MCA LP was ever issued in North America, but I could be wrong.)

    Fingers crossed cues are not combined on the LLL album.

    #99126
    ddddeeee
    Participant

    28th Jan! I love this month.

    #99127
    lonzoe
    Participant

    Finally. 😀

    #99128
    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Would love for some Raimi/Elfman liner notes. Though Raimi doesn’t seem to like to talk about this movie.

    #99130
    ddddeeee
    Participant
    #99131
    Monsterhead
    Participant

    Got mine yesterday. I decided to re-watch the movie on Monday night and it holds up great. I never noticed some of the optical effects before — like the split screen shot of the dock in front of Peyton’s building on the bottom third of the frame. It was fun seeing some of these LA locations again with adult eyes.
    Very excited to dive into all this unreleased music.

    #99136
    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Odd that the liner notes don’t mention Sheffer’s involvement.

    This is a dream release – it sounds so good, like it was recorded only a few years ago.

    I need a Nightbreed release as good as this one.

    #99215
    lonzoe
    Participant

    ‘Darkman’ Turns 30: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand and More Remember the Arduous Making of Sam Raimi’s Influential Superhero Film
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/darkman-turns-30-liam-neeson-frances-mcdormand-and-more-remember-the-arduous-making-of-sam-raimis-influential-superhero-film

    Elfman also shares how he felt about the studios treatment of Raimi and the film during post production of Darkman. Now it make sense why Raimi rarely talks about this movie in interviews and why he didn’t participate in any of the special features on the Shout! Factory release of Darkman a couple of years ago. He never had final cut of the movie, which was originally two hours long. After this article I wonder if there is going to be a push or movement for a Raimi cut of Darkman now. Shout! Factory released a director’s cut and a Cabal cut of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed a few years ago. Zack Snyder is getting and completing his cut of Justice League soon. David Ayer and some fans are begging for the release of his original cut of Suicide Squad. And even some Batman fans are begging for Schumacher’s assembly cut of Batman Forever to be released. As much as I’m a fan the final cut of Darkman I’m still curious about Raimi original cut of the film. Hopefully someday it’ll be released because his cut is supposedly even weirder than the final cut.

    #99217
    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Is it not a bit weird that there was a last minute edit and that the score fits it perfectly? As far as I can remember, there are no repurpuposed cues, it’s completely in sync with the visuals and the score plays exactly as it does in the Lalaland release.

    I love the movie and the idea that there was an even weirder version is pretty wild.

    #99218

    >Is it not a bit weird that there was a last minute edit and that the score fits it perfectly? As far as I can >remember, there are no repurpuposed cues, it’s completely in sync with the visuals and the score plays > exactly as it does in the Lalaland release.

    It’s not necessarily a re-edit, but a re-adding. It’s very likely that those scenes that were restored already had music/sound included. Actually, it’s almost certain that they did. You can’t simply just re-edit a movie, especially in those pre-digital days. Audio is very important to a movie and handled by a separate department. Raimi & Friends didn’t involve others in their sneaky last minute re-touching. Whatever elements they re-introduced into the movie had to have been completed scenes.

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