For this week’s edition of The Digital Wire we’ve got more new Blu-ray and DVD release news than a single human being should be legally permitted to process, including some bonus features updates for a few titles on which we have previously reported. There’s so much good stuff here that for many of us our bank accounts are going to be shedding a little weight this autumn.
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Cold in July: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD|MP3 Music by Jeff Grace Milan Records Release Date: May 19, 2014
A truly great filmmaker is smart enough early in their career to establish strong working relationships with the best actors and behind-the-scenes crew they are willing to employ on more than one occasion. There are few creative bonds more crucial in the making of a memorable feature film than the one that exists between the director and their music composer of choice. Cinema history has given us such powerhouse teams as Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann, Steven Spielberg and John Williams, Tim Burton and Danny Elfman, Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard, Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer, and Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone to name but a few. Then of course there’s John Carpenter and the best composer he ever worked with….himself.
Speaking of Carpenter, his distinctive, brooding soundtracks are one of the driving influences powering the latest collaboration between filmmaker Jim Mickle and composer Jeff Grace, titled Cold In July.
Stake Land Blu-ray
Directed by Jim Mickle
Written by Nick Damici and Jim Mickle
Starring Nick Damici, Connor Paolo, Kelly McGillis, Sean Nelson, and Danielle Harris
Dark Sky Films/MPI Media Group
Release Date: August 2, 2011
The world has been brought to its knees by an ever-growing force of ravenous vampires who leave nothing but death and despair in the wake of their rampages. In the United States, the country has been divided into a series of free zones, some of which are controlled by religious groups and volunteer militias who operate their territories like dictatorships and believe the vampires to be a plague sent from God to purify the human race and punish the wicked. Teenager Martin (Connor Paolo) watched his entire family be slaughtered by the bloodsuckers when America began to descend into chaos. Now he travels the country bringing merciless horror to the undead alongside his mentor and friend Mister (Nick Damici), the battle-hardened vampire hunter who saved him from sharing the fate of his loved ones.