Always good to see new merchandise outside of Scream 4 – it seems like the powers that be sometimes forget there were three previous movies, all of which still have high collectible potential. This new Marco Beltrami extended Scream instrumental score coming from Varese Sarabande on the week of June 6th. The original release was a mere sampling, having to share CD bitspace with Scream 2, but this is the full suite.
SCREAM: The Deluxe Edition
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music Composed by Marco Beltrami
The smash hit that transformed the horror genre was also responsible for introducing one of the most exciting composers to debut in the 1990s!
Back in 1998 Marco Beltrami’s expansive Scream score was forced to share a 30-minute CD with the composer’s sequel score from Scream 2. It was certainly better than having it never be released at all but the album was missing a lot of music. Finally, 15 years after the film was first released and coinciding with the release of the fourth film in the franchise, a proper Scream release featuring over 60 minutes of music is at last available.
After a series of mysterious deaths, an offbeat group of friends get caught up in a lively mix of thrills and chills! Wes Craven directed a cast that included Drew Barrymore, Courtney Cox, Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich and David Arquette.
Click here to pre-order and hear selected excerpts, though they will be familiar to most, if not all. Bootlegs of Beltrami’s full score have been floating around for years, so support this release and nab it if you can. Regardless, Varese Sarabande’s releases extend beyond the fan community and into film/music appreciation, so something tells me they will have no trouble pushing all 2000 limited edition copies out the door in no time.
Thanks to ‘Marco’ for the tip-off.