Thursday, June 1, 2023


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Los Angeles, CA (May 31, 2023)–Varèse Sarabande and Craft Recordingsannounce the first-ever vinyl release ofBasil Poledouris’ thrilling score for the 1997 cult classic, Starship Troopers. This 2-LP Extended Edition includes 29 cuesfrom the film, remastered by Chas Ferry and Melinda Hurley. The album is housed in a gatefold jacket, featuring new artwork by illustrator and graphic novelist,Malachi Ward. Rounding out the packaging is a fold-out poster of Ward’s design, plus new liner notes by the film’s director, Paul Verhoeven, and musician Zoë Poledouris, who reflects on her late father’s work. Starship Troopers Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is set for release onAugust 4 and available for pre-order now. Fans can also find a Varèse Sarabande Vinyl Club edition of the album (pressed on Blood & Bug Juice Marble vinyl and limited to 500 copiesexclusively


Based on the 1959 novel by Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers is set in the 23rd century, when Earth is governed by the militarized United Citizen Federation. Equal parts science fiction and satire, the 1997 film lampoons right-wing nationalism – but cleverly packages it in an action-packed teen drama. The plot centers around teenager Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien) and his friends, who join Earth’s military to fight an interstellar war against an alien species known as the Arachnids. Directed by Paul Verhoeven (RoboCop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct), Starship Troopers also stars Denise Richards, Neil Patrick HarrisJake Busey, Dina MeyerMichael Ironside, and Patrick Muldoon. Elevating the film’s action-packed scenes is a propulsive score by the Emmy®️ Award-winning composer and conductor, Basil Poledouris (Lonesome Dove, RoboCop, The Hunt for Red October).


Composed over a six-month period and performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony (led by Poledouris), the grand score reflects the film’s authoritarian setting, echoing the precision of a military march. Verhoeven, who had collaborated withPoledouris for more than a decade at the time of production, recalled that the composer was particularly focused on percussion. “The only thing that Basil said in the beginning…was, ‘I need a lot of drums.’ And he got a lot of drums, we had whole tracks of drums! He worked with a specialist in percussion and Basil built the full Starship Troopers score over these drums – which, in some way, represented the dangerous Arachnids!”


Poledouris’ daughter, Zoë, adds that her father drew inspiration from Igor Stravinsky. “I remember him passionately talking about how the chaos of the alien bug swarms would be digitally rendered and choreographed like a sci-fi ballet of madness and carnage – perfect for a cacophonous, driving symphony-style score to be played by an extra-large orchestra.” 


While many of the score’s recurring themes are centered around action-heavy military scenes, there are also several emotionally charged cues, as the characters face personal drama, including breakups and even death. Among the highlights are “Carmen’s Departure” and “Losing Carmen,” as well as “Dizzy’s Funeral,” the latter of which Verhoeven describes as “the most beautiful [music] [Poledouris] ever wrote.”


One of the soundtrack’s most memorable moments is the dramatic “Klandhathu Drop,” which keeps viewers on their toes as the troops invade the Arachnids’ planet of Klandhathu. Zoë Poledouris calls the cue, “One of the best examples where the marvelous sound effects dance beautifully with the score. The tragic, seemingly insurmountable challenges that face our heroes just don’t quit once they get going and the music follows it all like an emotional spotlight.” Zoë, who is a film composer herself, also had a cameo in the film – performing her song “Into It” during a prom scene. She recalls that the industrial yet ethereal track, which closes the album, was “strange enough to be futuristic.” 


In the years since Starship Troopers’ release, the film has become a cult favorite and frequently ranks among the best films of the ’90s, as well as among the best sci-fi films ever made. Plaudits in roundups by Paste and Thrillist proclaimed, “Verhoeven is at the top of his game.” In a retrospective, The Atlantic called it “an unsung masterpiece,” while the A.V. Club declared Starship Troopers to be “the most subversive major studio film in recent memory.”


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Tracklist: Starship Troopers Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Side A

1.      Fed-Net #1/Bug Attack On Newsman 

2.      Telepathy Practice/Carl Orders Cyrano 

3.      Friends Forever 

4.      Transporting 

5.      Fed-Net #2/Crime And Punishment 

6.      Carmen’s Shuttle Ride 

7.      Undocking 

8.      Teamwork 

9.      Dear John 

10.  Breckinridge Killed 

11.  Punishment/Asteroid Grazing 

12.  Call To War/Bad News From Home


Side B

1.      War!! 

2.      Fed-Net #3/Countdown To Victory 

3.      Klendathu Drop 

4.      Fed-Net #4 

5.      Battle Ready 

6.      Rasczak’s Roughnecks 

7.      Tango Urilla 

8.      Johnny And Dizzy 

9.      Hopper Canyon/Mess Hall Mess 


Side C

1.      Bugs!!!

2.      Radio Shack/Whiskey Outpost Pt. 2/Death Of Dizzy 

3.      Dizzy’s Funeral 

4.      Rico’s Roughnecks/Destruction Of The Rodger Young/Bug City 


Side D

1.      Brainbug/Cave Nuke 

2.      They Will Win 

3.      End Titles 

4.      Into It - Performed by Zoë Poledouris



About Varèse Sarabande:

Varèse Sarabande is one of the leading and most prolific producers of film and television soundtracks. The label was formed as a merger between Varèse International Records (named for composer Edgar Varèse) and Sarabande Records (named after a musical dance form). Initially a classical label, Varèse Sarabande has released thousands of soundtracks and new recordings of classic film scores conducted by celebrated composers with the world’s best-known orchestras since 1977. The label upped the ante for fans by creating the Varèse Sarabande CD Club—releasing exclusive limited-edition deluxe soundtracks featuring rare and long-requested titles. The CD Club ran initially from 1989–92 and was restarted in 2001, and Varèse continues to create Deluxe Editions of cherished scores that might otherwise never see a release. Since joining Concord in 2018, Varèse Sarabande continues its mission to release new scores, high quality vinyl and Deluxe Edition soundtracks. 


For more info, visit VareseSarabande.comand follow on Facebook, Twitter, InstagramTikTok, and YouTube. 


About Craft Recordings:

Craft Recordings is home to one of the largest and most essential collections of master recordings and compositions in the world. Its storied repertoire includes landmark releases from icons such as Joan Baez, John Coltrane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Celia Cruz, Miles Davis, Isaac Hayes, John Lee Hooker, Little Richard, R.E.M., Joan Sebastian, and Traveling Wilburys. Plus, the catalog recordings of celebrated contemporary acts including A Day to Remember, Evanescence, Alison Krauss, Nine Inch Nails, Taking Back Sunday and Violent Femmes, to name just a few. Renowned imprints with catalogs issued under the Craft banner include Fania, Fantasy, Fearless, Musart, Nitro, Panart, Prestige, Riverside, Rounder, Specialty, Stax, Vanguard, Varèse Sarabande, Vee-Jay and Victory, among many others. Craft creates thoughtfully curated packages, with a meticulous devotion to quality and a commitment to preservation—ensuring that these recordings endure for new generations to discover. Craft is also home to the Billie Holiday and Tammy Wynette estates which preserve and protect their respective names, likeness and music through day-to-day legacy management of these cultural trailblazers. 


Craft Recordings is the catalog label team for Concord. For more info, visit and follow on Facebook, Twitter, InstagramTikTok, and YouTube. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

TBS will premiere anthology comedy series “Miracle Workers: End Times” on Monday, July 10 at 10pm ET/PT.


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LOS ANGELES (May 31, 2023) – TBS will premiere anthology comedy series “Miracle Workers: End Times” on Monday, July 10 at 10pm ET/PT. Daniel Radcliffe (“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”), Steve Buscemi (“Boardwalk Empire”), Geraldine Viswanathan (“Bad Education”), Karan Soni (“Deadpool”) and Jon Bass (“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law”) return in the fourth installment of the series as all-new characters in a dystopian future full of radioactive mutants, killer robots and a tyrannical homeowner’s association with outrageous annual fees. 
In a post-apocalyptic future, a wasteland warrior (Daniel Radcliffe) and a ruthless warlord (Geraldine Viswanathan) face the most dystopian nightmare of all: settling down in the suburbs. Together they navigate the existential horrors of married life and small-town living, all under the dubious guidance of a wealthy junk trader (Steve Buscemi). Also starring Jon Bass as the couple’s faithful war dog, and Karan Soni as a kill-bot who loves to party. Guest stars this season include, Quinta Brunson (“Abbott Elementary”), Garcelle Beauvais (“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”), Kyle Mooney (“Saturday Night Live”), Ego Nwodim (“Saturday Night Live”), Lolly Adefope (“Shrill”), Paul F. Tompkins (“HouseBroken”) and Lisa Loeb (“Robot Chicken”).
“Miracle Workers” was created by Simon Rich. “Miracle Workers: End Times” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels. Dan Mirk and Robert Padnick serve as showrunners and are executive producers alongside Andrew Singer and Katy Jenson of Michaels’ Broadway Video, Simon Rich, Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi

Taz: Quest For Burger Premieres Digitally June 6, 2023.



After an outlaw abducts her father and steals their town's food supply, a feisty adolescent Bandicoot named Quinn recruits The Tasmanian Devil to help her find the thief. Taz may be an ill-tempered rogue with a fearsome reputation, but he and Quinn will have to work together to track the criminal through the wilds of Tasmania and save her community.


Taz: Quest For Burger features the familiar voice talents of Steve Blum as Taz, Hadley Gannaway as Quinn, Eric Bauza as Sid/Bandicoot Friend, Ian James Corlett as Dad/Bill, Ely Henry as Aristotle, Piotr Michael as Lou/Stan, Kevin Michael Richardson as Butch/Emo, Jon Luke Thomas as Ned/Sam, James Urbaniak as Rocky, and Kari Wahlgren as Melanie/Koala. The film is Directed by Ryan Kramer from a teleplay by Bryan Condon. Mark Marek serves as Producer. Sam Register serves as Executive Producer #TazQFB


McFarlane Toys and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products Announce Contract Extension.

 Tempe, AZ, May 31, 2023 – McFarlane Toys (, a leading global toy and collectibles company, announced today that it has renewed its global licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products (WBDGCP).

Since 2019, McFarlane has partnered with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products to bring iconic and fan-favorite characters to life. From the DC Multiverse collection to most recently the Movie Maniacs collection celebrating Warner Bros. 100th anniversary, McFarlane and WBDGCP will continue to bring fans high quality, detailed, collectible figures, statues, and vehicles with this extended partnership between the two companies through 2025.

“Our previous contract for the DC Multiverse was a huge opportunity for McFarlane Toys to be involved with some of the best brands on the planet. Being able to play creatively with characters like Superman, Batman, The Flash and Wonder Woman, along with many other brands in the vast Warner Bros. library, proved to be a huge success for us and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products. An extension of the contract expands the depth and range of what we can bring to the marketplace to excite fans around the world. I am grateful for WBDGCP’s continued confidence in us.” – Todd McFarlane

“We’re honored and excited to continue our partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products. The depth of content and characters within DC, combined with the passion we have for comic book culture, has fueled our development for products that fans and collectors want, which has resulted in strong business growth over the past three years. We’re looking forward to more successful years together,” said Stephan Tetrault, Chief Operating Officer at McFarlane Toys.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

ARROW Offers Classic and Cutting Edge Cult Cinema June 2023 Lineup Includes Martial Arts, Blood Money, John Cassavetes, Monte Hellman and Sci-Fi Stunners


June 2nd kicks off the month with ARROW's latest curation of Paul Joyce documentaries, this time looking at legendary filmmaker John Cassavetes, straight from the mouth of his friend and collaborator co-star Peter Falk (Columbo) in Out of the Shadows: The Films of John Cassavetes
After a six year directing hiatus, Monte Hellman sat down with Paul Joyce and just talked for an hour while Joyce filmed. The result is Plunging on Alone: Monte Hellman's Life In a Day.

June 2nd kicks off ARROW's Seasonswith Ero Guro (UK/IRE/US/CA): The Japanese sub-genre of horror and pink films Ero Guro combines the erotic (ero) and the grotesque (guro) to deviant, decadent and unforgettable effect. ARROW’s Ero Guro collection features the unholy trinity of core Ero Guro films, Teruo Ishii's Shogun's Joy of Torture and Horrors of Malformed Men and Yasuzo Masumura's Blind Beast, plus plenty more exciting, explicit and enticingly depraved delights to delve into.
Titles Include: Shogun's Joy of Torture, Blind Beast, Irezumi.

On June 6, ARROW invites subscribers to Warriors Two (US/CA). After making his directorial debut with the intense The Iron-Fisted Monk and firmly solidifying his worth at Golden Harvest, Sammo Hung would be given more creative control behind the camera. Now able to inject more of his own personality, Hung would bring to life the more upbeat (yet only slightly less violent) Wing Chun cult classic: Warriors Two!
Predating the Ip Man tetralogy by three decades – as well as Hung’s own The Prodigal Son (starring Yuen Biao as the younger incarnation of Leung Tsan) by a few years – Warriors Two is one of the earliest films to authentically portray the teachings of Wing Chun while also delivering the kind of kinetic and pulse-pounding fights synonymous with the name Sammo Hung!

On June 16, Splatter icon Eli Roth takes a stroll through the archives with Eli Roth Selects (UK/IRE/US/CA). "I absolutely love Arrow and have been a collector of their editions for years, and Arrow Player is the most streamed channel in my house. I’ve seen a lot of Select lists, and while I agree with them, I wanted to highlight some that people might have otherwise overlooked."
Titles Include: Basket Case, Contamination, Madhouse.
On June 19, ARROW plays Toru Murakawa's Game Trilogy (UK/IRE/US/CA).
Made at the end of the 1970s, Toru Murakawa's Game Trilogy launched actor Yûsaku Matsuda as the Toei tough guy for a new generation. Matsuda was the definitive screen icon of 1980s until his career was tragically cut short by cancer at the age of 40, following his Hollywood debut in Ridley Scott’s Black Rain.
The Most Dangerous Game(UK/IRE/US/CA): In this career-defining triptych, Matsuda is Shohei Narumi, an ice cool hitman of few words, a steely trigger finger, and a heart of stone, hired in The Most Dangerous Game by a company bidding for a lucrative government air defence contract to take out the competition.
The Killing Game(UK/IRE/US/CA): Narumi finds himself caught in the midst of violent yakuza gang warfare, while his own brutal past catches up with him in the form of two beautiful women still bearing the emotional scars of his past assignments.
The Execution Game (UK/IRE/US/CA): Narumi falls for a mysterious saloon bar chanteuse who may or may not be part of the same, shadowy underworld organisation as the rival hitmen he is employed to rub out.

On June 23, ARROW heads to the beach for some terror with shark attacks.
Cruel Jaws (US/CA): A huge shark terrorizes a beach in Florida, and the locals try everything to kill it.
Deep Blood (US/CA): Several young men have to stop an ancient native American evil in the form of a killer shark which is attacking a small beach community.

For the penultimate SeasonARROWboldly goes to the stars on June 23, seeking out new life and new cinema.
Sci-fi Stunners (UK/IRE/US/CA):There are other worlds than these. Come and explore them in this collection of cybernetic, planet-probing, time-travelling,cosmos-trotting, aliens-zapping, virtual and far-too-real adventures in Sci-fi StunnersARROW's home world for the coolest Cult science-fiction films in the galaxy.
Titles Include: No Escape, Donnie Darko, Crimes of the Future.

ARROW caps off the month with Cosa Nostra Collection (UK/IRE/US/CA):
The most American of directors according to celebrated critic Paolo Mereghetti, Damiano Damiani (A Bullet for the General) nevertheless surveyed his own country’s mafia history unlike anyone before him, to critical and box office success.
Full of twists and a fascinating meta-commentary on cinema, Damiani points the camera at himself and the genre as he investigates the social impact of mafia violence, a fitting end to this survey of Damiani’s Cosa Nostra.
Titles Include: Day of the Owl, The Case is Closed, Forget It, How To Kill a Judge.
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Specially curated by members of the ARROW team, ARROW is home to premium film and TV entertainment, exclusive new premieres, cutting edge cinema, international classics and cult favorites - such as the works of Lars Von Trier, Brian De Palma, Dario Argento, David Cronenberg and Park Chan-wook, and brand-new short films from both new and established filmmakers.

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