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ScoreKeeper Wants To Tell You About The Release Of Goldsmith's TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE Score!!

Greetings! ScoreKeeper here skipping over from another dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind, to bring you glorious news! Look…I’ll be curt. We don’t have much time. Film Score Monthly has just announced they have released Jerry Goldsmith’s complete score for TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE (1983)!
You either understand the significance of this master stroke or you don’t. If you do, you don’t need a review, or need to ask questions about the sound quality, or anything that takes valuable time away from running over and swiping this holy grail for yourself. Only 3000 copies were printed and I can tell you they’re going to go fast. This could easily end up being one of the most significant releases of the year. It’s a phenomenal score! Check out Screen Archives Entertainment for audio samples and online ordering HERE!
TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE Music Composed and Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith 1). Main Title: Twilight Zone Theme (Marius Constant) 0:45 “Time Out” 2). Time Change/Questions/The Ledge 4:51 3). The K.K.K./Yellow Star 3:53 “Kick the Can” 4). Harp and Love 1:27 5). Weekend Visit 1:34 6). Kick the Can 0:37 7). Night Games 1:53 8). Young Again/Take Me With You/A New Guest 10:10 “It’s a Good Life” 9). I Remember/The House 2:29 10). The Picture/The Sister/I Didn’t Do It 1:20 11). Cartoon Monster 3:06 12). That’s All, Ethel 1:47 13). Teach Me/No More Tricks 3:54 “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” 14). Cabin Fever/Nervous Pills 2:38 15). No Smoking 2:06 16). On the Wing 1:20 17). A Face in the Window 2:10 18). Hungry Monster/Engine Failure 1:35 19). Overture (Twilight Zone Theme and End Title) 5:55 Total Score Time: 53:16

Additional Music and Alternates

20). Nights Are Forever (Sung by Jennifer Warner) 3:36 21). Anesthesia (Sung by Joseph Williams) 3:02 22). Time Change/Questions/The Ledge (Time Out: album edit) 3:01 23). Young Again/Take Me With You/A New Guest (Kick the Can: alternate segments) 5:01 24). Cartoon Monster/That’s All Ethel (It’s a Good Life: album edit) 4:28


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  • April 15, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST


    by hirst


  • April 15, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST

    What?? No fuckin MIDNIGHT SPECIAL!!!???

    by Six Demon Bag


  • April 15, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST


    by Samuel Fulmer

    I watched a youtube video last night where they interviewed the helicoptor pilot flying the coptor that crushed Vic Morrow and two children last night. Great score by Goldsmith, but I still have trouble watching that movie with the tragedy that occured, and the horribly directed Kick the Can segment by Spielberg.

  • April 15, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST


    by Samuel Fulmer

    Will that score ever get a proper release?

  • April 15, 2009, 8:18 a.m. CST

    I'm going to head off and get this vicmorrow!

    by Flim_

    Oh, uh... Tomorrow... Freudian slip. You don't like it, sue Landis.

  • April 15, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Too soon?

    by Flim_

  • April 15, 2009, 8:26 a.m. CST

    You have no fucking respect..

    by JudasPriestly

    I hope a helicopter crashes on your ass!

  • April 15, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Here's that video of the pilot being interviewed

    by Samuel Fulmer

  • April 15, 2009, 8:40 a.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    I've been looking for that wonderful fiddle music from Nightmare at 20,000 Feet for years!!!

  • April 15, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Oh come now...

    by Flim_

    I do have respect and humility, I'm just emboldened by the anonymity of these here Interwebs.<br /><br />Thoughts and prayers to the family of the deceased, and to John Landis' career.

  • April 15, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    This is great, BUT...


    there are other scores out there that deserve to be released. Here are a few (in no particular order); INNERSPACE THE BLACK HOLE complete editions of all of the STAR TREK film scores YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES (a really good score, but not worth the $300 or more that the out of print INTRADA relases is getting on Ebay these days) BACK TO THE FUTURE Come on, all of you people at labels like Intrada, Film Score Monthly, LaLa Land, Varese Sarabande etc. have proven that you can pull a rabbit out of your hats, so FIND A WAY TO WORK YOUR MAGIC ON THESE!!!

  • April 15, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Would love to order this, too bad...

    by JackLucas

    this company's website won't fucking load.

  • April 15, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Color ruins Twilight Zone the Movie

    by Crimson Dynamo

    It is acutally better if you watch it in B&W

  • April 15, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Samuel Fulmer

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Thanks for the link. On that oage is a link to the actual footage of the Twilight Zone accident. I hadn't seen it before. Horrific.

  • April 15, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST

    One of Goldsmith's true masterpieces

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Each segment has it's own distinct musical character, from the tense, agitated "Time Out" (very similar to the music Goldsmith wrote for the original series, like the ep "The Four Of Us Are Dying") to the gorgeous lyricism of "Kick The Can" (far better than the sappy segment it was written for, maybe the worst thing Spielberg has ever done), to the cartoon horror of "It's A Good Life" to the Stravinsky-esque pulsing heartbeat of "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet". A terrific scre, and what a treat to finally have it complete on CD (the German issue of the old LP program is hard-to-find and expensive). And how nice that FSM also offered the LP sequencing as bonus tracks. Also grab Goldsmith's One Little Indian, a terrific Disney Western score from 1973 that was just released by Intrada.

  • April 15, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST

    A guilty pleasure

    by Biffs_Pleasure_Paradise

    I loved the movie when I was a kid, before I knew of the Vic Morrow tragedy. I admit it's a bit uncomfortable watching it now. The first segment feels choppy abut the last two segments are great in my opinion. I'm glad Goldsmith's score is getting released, I only have some of it which was included on an import of the Gremlins score.

  • April 15, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    And Kick the Can

    by Biffs_Pleasure_Paradise

    Is the weakest thing Spielberg has ever done.

  • April 15, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    is that the only spielberg thing

    by robamenta

    that didnt have john wiliams score? i think he owes a great deal of his sucess to williams

  • April 15, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    21). Anesthesia (Sung by Joseph Williams)

    by SilentP

    I just glanced at that and thought it said "Sung by John Williams". I was like, NO FUCKING WAY.<br>Apparently I was right.<br>Awww.

  • April 15, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Spielberg and Williams


    THE COLOR PURPLE-directed by Steven Spielberg-also did not have a John Williams score. If memory serves, the score was by Quincy Jones.

  • April 15, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Look at that old man

    by Morte_Bea_Arthur

    He looks just like an ape. Bump Bump

  • April 15, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST


    by Jodet

    Pink cotton candy and puppy dogs and flowers. He's done more to infantalize hollywood and dumb down movies than ten other hollywood directors. I think he's the anti-christ.

  • April 15, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Nightmare at 20,000 Feet...

    by Cellar Door

    Goldsmith's score work there is nothing short of genius. That 20 some odd minute vignette is one of my favorite pieces of horror film making. Everybody is spot on and Miller is in his prime. The only thing not a million percent kick ass is no Shatner but then that's true for everything film or not. Your life sucks because there's no Shatner in it. Mine too. But TZT: N@20kF is utterly brilliant on every level.

  • April 15, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    What an amazing score

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

    I just listened to bits online. I used to have this on cassette way back in the day. I do agree that they should've put Midnight Special on this, I'm still buying nonetheless.

  • it was creepy

  • April 15, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Still waiting for these soundtracks...


    either rare or never made * Big Trouble in Little China * Robocop * Predator and thank god The Dark Crystal was finally released, but c'mon...

  • April 15, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Hey CENOBITE!!!


    I've got some good news for you. Both BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA and ROBOCOP are available from Screen Archives ( for VERY reasonable prices-less than $25 each.

  • April 15, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    It's not Spielberg's fault that the people who have copied him have been mediocre.

  • April 15, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Space Camp

    by millermeusa

    Why cant I get a copy of John Williams superb Space camp score??? anywhere????

  • April 15, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST



    For SPACECAMP,try Ebay. But be warned, it will be very pricey!

  • April 15, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    CD PRICES!!!


    Once the 'collector's soundtracks" are out of print, the prices to get them skyrocket. Many go for $200 or more. It's like they think that we soundtrack collectors are made of gold or something. And then they wonder why people turn to buying bootlegs of the scores. They must be aware that some of the most wanted scores are available on CD ONLY in bootleg form. Maybe if they made these scores more available then the mnarket for the bootlegs would dissipate.

  • April 15, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Bonus: Head Chopping Prelude

    by Prossor

    "fwip fwip fwip AAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUGGGGHHHHH fwop bump bump bump"

  • April 15, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    CD's 'd like to have...


    With the exception of one soundtrack-YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES-the soundtracks I would like to been released on CD yet. In the case of YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES, I would love to own the Intrada 2-disc release, but I don't think paying upwards of $200 for it is a good idea. It just isn't worth it. And Murphy's Law dictates that if I ever break down and pay an exorbitant price like that, right after I do, some label will rerelease it for $20, and I'll be out money I could have spent on something else. Christ, if I knew someone who had it, I'd settle for a CD-R of it. I really think it's sad how some of these so-called "dealers in rare CD's" stick it to collectors with a big smile on their faces. But, I guess that there must be folks out there who can afford to drop that kind of cash on a CD. It goes back to that collectors mentality thing. I've got something you don't have, and if I don't then I can throw out more money for it than you can.

  • April 15, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST



  • April 15, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST



    But I guess you have to look at the bright side. If the past is any indication, then most of theses "holy grail" scores will become available sooner or later. In the past ten years or so, look at all of the magnificent music that has become available on CD's. Complete scores to the original STAR WARS trilogy, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, SUPERMAN, E.T., RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, ALIEN, HEAVY METAL, PREDATOR, INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM, INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, the LORD OF THE RINGS films, and many others. Hopefully we won't have to wait another ten years to see the scores from BACK TO THE FUTURE, THE BLACK HOLE, the complete scores to the STAR TREK films and others become available.

  • April 15, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Should have a track with the TV show theme contest

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • April 15, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    A beautiful score

    by christian66

    One of Goldsmith's finest.

  • April 15, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Thanks, TRUE PINBACK


    Wow, some nice finds there.

  • April 15, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Goldsmith's Great score finally!!

    by Whtshark

    I'm there :D

  • April 15, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    His musical cues in "Its A Good Life"

    by skimn

    are nothing short of genius, retaining that Warner Brothers sound while accompanying scenes of menace or panic. Dear Joe Dante used Goldsmith for so much. Too bad he didn't score The Howling...imagine a Goldsmith werewolf score. Bet it would rival Planet Of The Apes.<p>I used to have old vinyl copies of Bernard Herrmann's score for DePalma's Sisters and Obsession. What I wouldn't give to have pristine copies of those...

  • April 15, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST


    by RickyShoreSingsTheBlues

    We used to get gossip on this site, now we get advertisements for soundtracks? AICN used to print rumors like, but now all the articles on this site are carefully constructed PR stories that are meant to manipulate you into thinking some movie is "cool". Don't read this site anymore. Have you noticed that Variety is more comprehensive with their industry news than AICN? That's pretty sad. Nowadays, AICN is primarily used to hock soundtracks and drum up buzz for movies the studios are worried you won't see. I'll bet some media corporation like Time Warner bought this site and didn't tell you about it. This site is like Entertainment Tonight.

  • April 15, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    AICN Sold out???!!!

    by skimn

    Harry beholden to the studios??!!! Guess you couldn't find room for "jump the shark"...

  • April 15, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Love those strings on "Nightmare"...

    by DarthCorleone

    I want to buy this score, listen to it on my iPod while flying, and then when that violin build ratchets up my insanity to an intolerable level, I'll stand up and yell: "There's a man on the wing of this plane!"<br><br>Seriously - that's mixing scenes a little bit, but that's one of my favorite scored moments in movie history.

  • April 15, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST is another great site....

    by Monkey_King

    for your Movie score fix

  • April 15, 2009, 11:50 p.m. CST

    The reason why so many soundtracks are limited releases...

    by Nasty In The Pasty that, sadly, most people don't give a shit about film music. The latest Beyonce or Eminem album is guaranteed to sell millions of copies and downloads, but, aside from a VERY small cross-section of movie fans, who will care about the CD release of Jerry Goldsmith's TZ:TM score, no matter how brilliant it is? Yeah, every once in a blue moon there's a Star Wars or Titanic...the orchestral score that'll sell like gangbusters when the movie is a huge hit and people buy it to relive the movie, but in the DVD age, even that's falling by the wayside. I'd love it if OOP scores like Predator and Ghostbusters stayed in-print forever and I didn't have to scramble and drain my checking account just to grab a copy before they all sold out and some asshole started selling copies on eBay for $200 a pop, but that's the reality of the business.

  • April 16, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST

    I remember going to the theatre to see this...

    by ufoclub1977

    I was confused by not getting caught up in the Landis or Spielberg parts (I was young and still thought that the cool movie directors were infallable)... and confused by the Star Trek tv show quality of the Dan Akroyd monster design and sound (I was a child of the wonder of honest true "versimilitude" cool of the 70's not the popular wink wink "retro" cool of today)... but I loved the Dante/Rob Bottin story, and think the Miller one is GREATNESS.