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Posted on 2006.06.05 at 15:07
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I have an immediate need for all four Alien scores, and I have swashbuckler332 to thank for this. After reading swashbuckler's revisited mix album, it dawned on me I didn't actually own any of the soundtracks! All my Alien music is on Telarc discs - bits and pieces you understand. Thus begins my quest.

Apparently, the first film is out of print. Damn. The horrifically commuted "Alien Trilogy" soundtrack looks like crap, but I did find the 1999 release DVD which contains the full score as a separate audio track on the DVD for under $10 at Amazon. Thanks for the heads up, again, swashbuckler!

The second film comes in a remastered 'second edition' score which I will have to sneak by the wife to purchase, and the third film will be a sneak as well. I figure in a month I might have them all. I can get away with ordering the DVD because I have the middle two films on laserdisc, and she wants me to replace all my laserdiscs with DVD's. THAT'S going to be a chore. I'll probably never get rid of my Matrix laserdisc - one of the final releases on that media.

The fourth film's score is $4 used on Amazon. Wow.

I'm a little obsessive this way, you know.

And I'm now going to go out and purchase Homeworld 2, a game I've never before played, based on THIS alone. If you still don't get it, watch the trailer. Wow. Also, Firefly writer Jane Espenson will be writing an episode for BSG Season Three. Wow again. I don't know how I'm going to be able to contain myself until all this goodness comes to fruition. Click the image for a direct link to the trailer:

Rec'd a nice gift this past weekend, galinda822 apparently tired of hearing be bitch about not having Office Space to watch with her...bought me the Special Edition release! Woo-hoo; now we're cooking with fire! Perhaps we'll get a chance to watch it together during Friday's Movie Night? Thanks galinda! I'll grill up something special for the occation ;)


Complete and Utter Nonsense
jesskd26 at 2006-06-06 10:58 (UTC) (Link)
Haha! Now Galinda will get the Office Space quotes now. Im glad I wasn't the only late viewer of this film.

I got Razzoo's and Office Space. Eric, I would suggest some cajun seasoning on whatever you prepare for the occasion, to keep the tradition alive.
ehowton at 2006-06-06 12:18 (UTC) (Link)
Maybe I'll grill her up some engangered croc?

(Anonymous) at 2006-06-06 17:55 (UTC) (Link)


Glad you seemed to find what you wanted...

ehowton at 2006-06-06 21:33 (UTC) (Link)

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drax0r at 2006-06-06 20:15 (UTC) (Link)
The BSG mod trailer looks really good. I was all excited-like while watching. I can't imagine playing it, simply because RTS isn't so much my bag, but it looks hella-cool.

Now then, give me a BSG space combat flight sim and I'm all over it.
ehowton at 2006-06-06 21:33 (UTC) (Link)
I don't really prescribe to that line of thought. I mean, I used to. One day, you wanted to play Diablo II and I was all like, "RPG isn't so much my bag." But it was fun, and I became immediately addicted. But not to all RPG's ever. Just that one (and Dungeon Siege) because it's cool. I haven't been into any RTS since Starcraft either - but I'm sure that's not because I dislike all RTS games, rather, I enjoyed that particular setting. My plan is to enjoy this BSG RTS because it's BSG, not because it's an RTS game.

Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2006-06-07 00:17 (UTC) (Link)
I seem to have inspired you somewhat with the Alien mix... and I don't mind one bit! Alien is one of my all-time favorite films and scores for a myriad of reasons, and Aliens is one of the best sequels - mostly because it is so very different in so many ways from the original. I even have a tag devoted to the film, the score and the creature itself.

I wrote this paper for school.
ehowton at 2006-06-07 03:25 (UTC) (Link)
I've been putting off purchasing the Quadrilogy now for some years - only $68 at Sam's Club. And I've never seen the 4th film. Not many people enjoyed the 3rd film, but I watched it often and enjoy it for my own reasons. One, the production value was incredible. Every scene was like a work of art - the lighting, the camera work; wow. I also found it very well acted. I'm not saying it was my favorite, but a favorite would be difficult to choosem, because they were all very different movies. Your paper was great, and I never really noticed the sexual themes you brought to light in the first one. I'm used to having several different recordings of my favorite classical pieces by different conductors and symphonies, but I tend to try not to buy multiples of movies (the exception being Star Wars which I have multiples of spread across laserdisc, VHS, & DVD) but I think I'll still get the '99 release even if I do pick up the box set. Now if I can only rip the secondary audio track...
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-06-07 07:10 (UTC) (Link)
I have the Alien soundtrack on Vinyl, 1979 edition.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-06-07 07:13 (UTC) (Link)
That would be the first edition.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-06-07 07:37 (UTC) (Link)
I also have Star Wars.
ehowton at 2006-06-07 08:58 (UTC) (Link)
My dad has the original and first Star Wars on vinyl, as well as then entire audio on 4-track...remember when they simulcast a showing of the movie in Dallas in the early 80's with the audio broadcast over the radio before stereo TV's? And you seriously need to contain all these in a single post in the future, please.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-06-07 07:39 (UTC) (Link)
E. T.
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2006-06-07 22:46 (UTC) (Link)
Also a case where the LP aces the CD in sound quality - in this case the CD was mastered - as was the one for Jaws - from the original LP masters without any re-equalization. Those masters were created taking the sonic properties introduced by cutting and subsequently playing the record, none of which occur when one plays a CD. And the original E.T. and Jaws albums were different recordings from the score heard in the film, arranged to make better listening experiences when heard on their own. Both discs have been replaced by CDs of the original soundtrack recordings, and so there has never been a decent CD release of either one.
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ehowton at 2006-06-07 08:59 (UTC) (Link)
Heh - I've got the original release on laserdisc, the remasterd original on laserdisc, the special edition on VHS, and DVD. I also have the remastered special 2-disc set soundtrack on CD. And you seriously need to contain all these in a single post in the future, please.
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CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-06-07 07:41 (UTC) (Link)
And The Rocky Horror Picture Show among many others!
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