From the Dark Side to Our Side
July 12, 2018
Varèse Sarabande premieres Beltrami’s HELLBOY soundtrack on vinyl among three new LP packages
Varèse Sarabande is releasing three exciting LP packages, exclusive to Barnes & Noble, on July, 13 2018: ROAD HOUSE, released for the first time in three decades, on limited “Double Deuce” Neon Vinyl, a supernatural blue/black swirl vinyl for HELLBOY, and the red vinyl edition of PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE with a bonus second soundtrack of BACK TO SCHOOL.
The three new collectible LP packages will be available exclusively at Barnes & Noble on Friday, July 13th.
The HELLBOY soundtrack will be of special interest to vinyl collectors with an interest in dark fantasy/heroic adventure.
The breakthrough film for Director/Writer, Guillermo Del Toro, HELLBOY is based on Mike Mignola’s acclaimed comic book series about a young demon who is summoned from the depth of Hell to be used as the ultimate Axis weapon in the 1940’s. However, the demonic creature is captured by American forces, and put in the care of Professor Broom (John Hurt), the founder of a top-secret organization called the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. Sixty years later, the demon, now known as Hellboy (Ron Perlman), is part of an elite secret defense team alongside Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), a beautiful pyrokinetic, and Abe Sapian (Doug Jones), an aquatic humanoid with the power of telepathy. The film features a large-scaled score by composer Marco Beltrami (LOGAN, A QUIET PLACE), performed by Lucasfilm’s Skywalker Symphony, with choir and limited use of both synths and Theremin. Beltrami’s stirring and highly thematic has been largely praised.
HELLBOY and its sequel, HELLBOY: II: THE GOLDEN ARMY (scored by Danny Elfman), both grossed 250 million in theaters in the U.S. alone. Del Toro has since gone on to reach even higher acclaim with PAN’S LABYRINTH, PACIFIC RIM, TV’s THE STRAIN, and this year’s best film Oscar winner, THE SHAPE OF WATER.
HELLBOY’s vinyl release cover is created by legendary artist, Drew Struzan, which has never been used on a wide release in any format.
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Someone has posted Marco Beltrami’s main HELLBOY theme to youtube. Enjoy: