Island of Untamed Dinosaurs & Wild Women
January 23, 2020
Chuck Cirino’s Dinosaur Island Soundtrack among latest CDs from Dragon’s Domain
1994’s DINOSAUR ISLAND was directed by Jim Wynorski and Fred Olen Ray, financed by Roger Corman, and distributed straight to video by New World Home Video. This album features the music composed by Chuck Cirino for the fantasy-comedy about a group of soldiers stranded on a remote island occupied by scantily-clad amazons and hungry dinosaurs.
Composer Chuck Cirino rejoined the directors after scoring numerous films for them individually. Restrained to create a score on then state-of-the-art synthesizers by the film’s low budget, Cirino merged the musical influences of Bernard Herrmann, Elmer Bernstein, Ennio Morricone, and ‘60s exotica with his own stylistic savvy to create a compelling and exciting score that, for the most part, played straight man to the film’s stimulating slapstick. The soundtrack appears on CD for the first time, mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland with exclusive liner notes featuring interviews with the composer and the directors. DINOSAUR ISLAND is a limited edition release of 500 units.
The 2019 horror movie HOAX features music composed and performed by Alan Howarth for a story about an investigative searching the remote Colorado wilderness after a group of young campers are brutally murdered by what may or may not be Bigfoot—only to discover that they are now being hunted by something that isn’t quite human but smarter than most savage predators.
The third release is a collection of notable Australian film music. Anthony I. Ginnane Presents Classic Australian Film Scores From The 70’s And 80’s includes music from THE LIGHTHORSEMEN (1987), HIGH TIDE (1987), THE EVERLASTING SECRET FAMILY (1988), RACE FOR THE YANKEE ZEPHYR (1981), HARLEQUIN (1980), PATRICK (1978), THIRST (1979), THE SURVIVOR (1981), SNAPSHOT (1979), INCIDENT AT RAVEN’S GATE (1988), THE DREAMING (1988) and THE TIME GUARDIAN (1987). Previously released on compact disc by 1M1 Records in 2008 and very scarcely distributed, Dragon’s Domain Records is excited to bring this collection screaming back from the past, newly remastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland. The album is an excellent sampler of great Australian film music from this period. The booklet includes exclusive liner notes written by author Randall Larson, with the participation of Antony I. Ginnane.
The albums are expected to ship Feb 1st. For more details, sample tracks, and to order, see https://buysoundtrax.myshopify.com/