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November 18, 2022
Marco Beltrami’s MIMIC (1997) Score Gets Deluxe CD Club Edition from Varèse Sarabande
Among Varèse Sarabande’s November 2022 CD Club titles is MIMIC Deluxe Edition (Music From the Dimension Motion Score) with music by Marco Beltrami.
Mimic (1997) was the second film of master filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pacific Rim, The Shape of Water), and his first with an American studio. A modern-day horror classic, it tells the story, in del Toro’s inimitable style, of a “bug hunt” for mutated cockroaches (capable of mimicking humans) infesting New York’s undergrounds. Scoring Mimic was Marco Beltrami, who had recently made a splash with Scream and was beginning his long (and ongoing) career as a go-to composer for everything from blockbusters to upscale horror, sci-fi and thriller films, to prestigious Academy Award winners.
Mimic displays the hallmarks of Beltrami’s popular style: bold, pulse-pounding action; eerie suspense and scares; and—most importantly—a sensitivity to human emotion. All of this is carefully and immaculately produced in a symphonic-electronic package that calls upon elevated, avant garde orchestral traditions while remaining accessible to modern audiences.
Mimic was last available within Varèse Sarabande’s 2016 12CD set, Little Box of Horrors. For this new release, the 34-track Deluxe Edition, limited to 1000 copies, has been newly assembled and remastered from first-generation sources, and the score packaged with new cover art and liner notes by Randall D. Larson.
MIMIC is available now, digitally and on CD, exclusively on VareseSarabande.com.