Tangerine Dream’s score for Sorcerer is being reissued on vinyl by Waxworks Records.
“Waxwork Records is thrilled to present the complete Sorcerer soundtrack by Tangerine Dream, re-mastered from the original source audio, and pressed to 180 gram “Rainforest Green and Black” swirled vinyl. Features deluxe packaging, old style gatefold jackets with satin coating, exclusive liner notes by director William Friedkin, and new art by Tony Stella.”
Thanks to Dick Vincent for the news.
Here’s the cover of a very early draft of the Sorcerer script from 1976.
On June 24, 1977, at a few minutes after 7 (allowing for trailers and stuff), this is what I was looking at.
When Avon published a paperback edition of Arnaud’s The Wages Of Fear in 1968, this is the terrific cover they gave it.
The cover painting was by Roger Kastel.
William Friedkin discusses the 40th anniversary of Sorcerer in the December 2017 issue of Sight And Sound. Check your local newsstand.
Sorcerer will be the subject of the next episode of the podcast Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers. It’s gonna be great. Be sure to check it out.
From Blu-Ray.com —
British label Entertainment One has officially announced that it will celebrate the 40th anniversary of director William Friedkin’s film Sorcerer (1977) with a new Collector’s Edition. The release will be available for purchase on November 6th.
40 years since its release, Sorcerer is regarded by critics and ﬁlmmakers alike as a true lost cinematic masterpiece – a feat of ﬁlmmaking that encapsulates the revolutionary artistry of 1970s American cinema that is a triumph to behold.
Special Features and Technical Specs:
• Sorcerers – A Conversation with William Friedkin and Nicolas Winding Refn (74 minutes)
• The Mystery of Fate – A letter from director William Friedkin
• Newly commissioned artwork to celebrate the 40th Anniversary
• Reversible sleeve containing the newly commissioned and original theatrical artwork
Stephen King spoke with the BFI and named Sorcerer as his all-time favorite movie. The rest of the list is pretty impressive, too.
I saw Sorcerer 40 years ago today at the Valley Twin in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Seven o’clock showing.)
The theater’s gone now, and I’m certainly the worse for wear, but Sorcerer really holds up, better than ever.