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Jerry Goldsmith

Jerry Goldsmith, (Jerrald King Goldsmith), American composer (born Feb. 10, 1929, Los Angeles, Calif.—died July 21, 2004, Beverly Hills, Calif.), demonstrated his versatility and originality in more than 300 scores for movies and television programs, often experimenting with unusual techniques, such as having horn players remove the mouthpieces from their instruments, to create a specific effect. Notable among his film scores were those for Planet of the Apes (1968), Chinatown (1974), The Omen (1976), for which he won an Academy Award, Total Recall (1990), and L.A. Confidential (1997). TV credits ranged from Studio One in the late 1940s to Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, and The Twilight Zone in the ’50s, Dr. Kildare, Ben Casey, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. in the ’60s, The Waltons in the ’70s, Star Trek: The Next Generation in the ’80s, and Star Trek: Voyager in the ’90s, as well as the fanfare for the Oscar telecasts (from 1998).


Goldsmith's film music - I
1966 The Blue Max
1968 Planet Of The Apes 

1970 Patton

1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes 
1974 Chinatown 

1976 The Omen 
1977 Islands In The Stream 
1978 Damien: Omen II 
1979 Alien
1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture 
Omen III: The Final Conflict
1982 Poltergeist
1982 The Secret Of NIMH
1982 First Blood - Rambo: First Blood Part I 

1983 Under Fire 

1984 Gremlins
1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II
1986 Poltergeist II: The Other Side

1988 Rambo III 
1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 
1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch
1990 Total Recall
1992 Basic Instinct
1995 First Knight

1996 Star Trek: First Contact  
1998 Star Trek: Insurrection   
2002 Star Trek: Nemesis  

2008 Rambo IV

Jerry Goldsmith - II
-1- Planet Of The Apes   

1968 Planet Of The Apes  (Music by Jerry Goldsmith)
1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes  (Music by Leonard Rosenman)
1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes  (Music by Jerry Goldsmith)

1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes  (Music by Tom Scott)
1973 Battle for the Planet of the Apes  (Music by Leonard Rosenman)
2001 Planet of the Apes  (Music by Danny Elfman)
2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes  (Music by Patrick Doyle)
2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes  (Music by Michael Giacchino)
2017 War for the Planet of the Apes  (Music by Michael Giacchino)

-2- The Omen   
1976 The Omen  (Music by Jerry Goldsmith)
1978 Damien: Omen II  (Music by Jerry Goldsmith)
1981 Omen III: The Final Conflict  (Music by Jerry Goldsmith)

-3- Star Trek 
1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture  (Music by Jerry Goldsmith)
1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan  (Music by James Horner)
1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock  (Music by James Horner)
1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home  (Music by Leonard Rosenman)

1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier  (Music by Jerry Goldsmith)
1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country  (Music by Cliff  Eidelman)
1994 Star Trek: Generations   (Music by Dennis McCarthy)

1996 Star Trek: First Contact
  (Music by Jerry Goldsmith)
1998 Star Trek: Insurrection  (Music by Jerry Goldsmith)
2002 Star Trek: Nemesis  (Music by Jerry Goldsmith)
2009 Star Trek   (Music by Michael Giacchino)
2013 Star Trek: Into Darkness  (Music by Michael Giacchino)
2016 Star Trek: Beyond   (Music by Michael Giacchino)

Jerry Goldsmith - III
-4- Alien     
1979 Alien (Music by Jerry Goldsmith)
1986 Aliens  (Music by James Horner)
1992 Alien 3   (Music by  Elliot Goldenthal)
1997 Alien Resurrection  (Music by John Frizzell)
Alien vs. Predator:
2004 Alien vs. Predator  (Music by Harald Kloser)
2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem  (Music by Brian Tyler)
2012 Prometheus  (Music by Marc Streitenfeld)
2017 Alien: Covenant  ( Music by Jed Kurzel)

-5- Rambo 
1982 First Blood  (Music by Jerry Goldsmith)
1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II  (Music by Jerry Goldsmith)
1988 Rambo III   Music by  (Music by Jerry Goldsmith)
2008 Rambo  IV  (Music by Brian Tyler)

-6- Poltergeist
1982 Poltergeist  (Music by Jerry Goldsmith)
1986 Poltergeist II: The Other Side  (Music by Jerry Goldsmith)
1988 Poltergeist III   (Music by Joe Renzetti)



Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Dan O'Bannon. Based on a story by O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett, it follows the crew of the commercial space tug Nostromo who encounter the eponymous Alien, a deadly and aggressive extraterrestrial set loose on the ship. The film stars Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto. It was produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill through their company Brandywine Productions, and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. Giler and Hill revised and made additions to the script; Shusett was executive producer. The Alien and its accompanying artifacts were designed by the Swiss artist H. R. Giger, while concept artists Ron Cobb and Chris Foss designed the more human settings. 
Music by Jerry Goldsmith.

Alien was released on May 25, 1979 in the United States and September 6 in the United Kingdom. It was met with critical acclaim and box office success, winning the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, three Saturn Awards (Best Science Fiction Film, Best Direction for Scott, and Best Supporting Actress for Cartwright), and a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, along with numerous other nominations. It has been consistently praised in the years since its release, and is considered one of the greatest films of all time. In 2002, Alien was deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. In 2008, it was ranked by the American Film Institute as the seventh-best film in the science fiction genre, and as the thirty-third greatest film of all time by Empire magazine.

The success of Alien spawned a media franchise of films, novels, comic books, video games, and toys. It also launched Weaver's acting career, providing her with her first lead role. The story of her character's encounters with the Alien creatures became the thematic and narrative core of the sequels Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992) and Alien Resurrection (1997). A crossover with the Predator franchise produced the Alien vs. Predator films, which includes Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007). A prequel series includes Prometheus (2012) and Alien: Covenant (2017).

Alien (1979) Trailer

Alien - Jerry Goldsmith - 1979

Alien (1979) - Acid Blood Scene (1/5)

Alien (1979) - Ripley's Last Stand Scene (5/5)



Aliens is a 1986 American science fiction action horror film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by Gale Anne Hurd and starring Sigourney Weaver. It is the sequel to the 1979 film Alien and the second installment in the Alien franchise. The film follows Weaver's character Ellen Ripley as she returns to the moon where her crew encountered the hostile Alien creature, this time accompanied by a unit of space marines. Additional roles are played by Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein, William Hope, Al Matthews, and Bill Paxton. Music by James Horner.

Gordon Carroll, David Giler, and Walter Hill of Brandywine Productions, who produced the first film and its later sequels, served as executive producers on Aliens. They were interested in a follow-up to Alien as soon as its 1979 release, but the new management at 20th Century Fox postponed those plans until 1983. Brandywine picked Cameron to write after reading his script for The Terminator; when that film became a hit in 1984, Fox greenlit Aliens with Cameron as director and a budget of approximately $18 million. It was filmed in England at Pinewood Studios and at a decommissioned power plant in Acton, London.

Aliens was released on July 18, 1986 and grossed $180 million worldwide. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including a Best Actress nomination for Sigourney Weaver, winning both Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects. It won eight Saturn Awards (Best Science Fiction Film, Best Actress for Weaver, Best Supporting Actor for Paxton, Best Supporting Actress for Goldstein, and Best Direction and Best Writing for Cameron), and a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. Empire magazine voted it the 'Greatest Film Sequel Of All Time'. Aliens was the seventh-highest-grossing film of 1986 in North America.

A sequel, Alien 3, was released in 1992, with Weaver reprising her role as Ripley and Henriksen as Bishop in the film.

Aliens - 1986 - Trailer

Aliens - Soundtrack - James Horner


Alien 3  

Alien 3 (stylized as ALIEN³) is a 1992 American science fiction horror film directed by David Fincher and written by David Giler, Walter Hill and Larry Ferguson from a story by Vincent Ward. It stars Sigourney Weaver reprising her role as Ellen Ripley and is the third film installment in the Alien franchise, preceded by Aliens (1986) and succeeded by Alien Resurrection (1997). Music by Elliot Goldenthal.

Set right after the events of Aliens, Ripley and an Alien organism (Tom Woodruff Jr.) are the only survivors of the Colonial Marine spaceship Sulaco's escape pod's crash on a planet housing a penal colony populated by violent male inmates. Additional roles are played by Charles Dance, Brian Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Ralph Brown, Paul McGann, Danny Webb, Lance Henriksen, Holt McCallany, and Danielle Edmond.

The film faced problems during production, including shooting without a script, with various screenwriters and directors attached. Fincher, in his feature directorial debut, was brought in to direct after a proposed version with Vincent Ward as director was cancelled well into preproduction.

Alien 3 was released on May 22, 1992. While it underperformed at the American box office, it earned over $100 million outside North America. The film received polarized reviews and was regarded as inferior to previous installments. Fincher has since disowned the film, blaming studio interference and deadlines. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, seven Saturn Awards (Best Science Fiction Film, Best Actress for Weaver, Best Supporting Actor for Dutton, Best Direction for Fincher, and Best Writing for Giler, Hill, and Ferguson), a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, and an MTV Movie Award for Best Action Sequence. In 2003, a revised version of the film known as the Assembly Cut was released without Fincher's involvement, and received a warmer reception. A sequel, Alien Resurrection, was released in 1997.

Alien 3 - Soundtrack Suite - Elliot Goldenthal

ALIEN 3 Official Trailer (1992) 

Alien 3  - Molten Lead (1992) 


Alien Resurrection 

Alien Resurrection (also known as Alien 4) is a 1997 American science-fiction action horror film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, written by Joss Whedon, and starring Sigourney Weaver and Winona Ryder. It is the fourth installment in the Alien film series, and the final installment in the original series. It was filmed at the 20th Century Fox studios in Los Angeles, California. Music by John Frizzell.

Set 200 years after the preceding installment Alien 3 (1992), Ellen Ripley is cloned and an Alien Queen (Tom Woodruff Jr.) is surgically removed from her body. The United Systems Military hopes to breed Aliens to study and research on the spaceship USM Auriga, using human hosts kidnapped and delivered to them by a group of mercenaries. The Aliens escape their enclosures, while Ripley and the mercenaries attempt to escape and destroy the Auriga before it reaches its destination: Earth. Additional roles are played by Ron Perlman, Dan Hedaya, J. E. Freeman, Brad Dourif, and Michael Wincott.

Alien Resurrection was released on November 26, 1997 by 20th Century Fox, and received mixed reviews from film critics. Critics praised the performances of Sigourney Weaver and Ron Perlman, Jeunet's directing, and the film's visual style and score, while the movie's script, inconsistent tone, attempts at humor, and the ending received criticism. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times felt "there is not a single shot in the movie to fill one with wonder", later naming it one of the worst films of 1997, while Desson Thomson of The Washington Post said the film "satisfactorily recycles the great surprises that made the first movie so powerful". The film grossed $47.7 million in North America, the least successful of the Alien series on that continent. It was well received internationally, however, with a gross of $113.5 million, bringing its total gross to $161.2 million. It was the 43rd highest-grossing film in North America in 1997, eleven spots lower than Anastasia, another 20th Century Fox film. The film was nominated for six Saturn Awards (including Best Science Fiction Film, Best Actress for Weaver, Best Supporting Actress for Ryder, and Best Direction for Jeunet).

A sequel to Resurrection was planned as Joss Whedon had written an earth-set script for Alien 5, though Sigourney Weaver was not interested in this setting, but has remained open to reprise her role as Ellen Ripley for a fifth installment on the condition that she likes the story. Although more sequels were planned to follow Resurrection, they were ultimately abandoned as the crossover series arrived with the 2004 film Alien vs. Predator, along with the prequel series including the 2012 film Prometheus directed by Ridley Scott, who stated that the film precedes the story of Alien, but is not directly connected to the original film's franchise, and that Prometheus explores its own mythology and ideas.

Alien Resurrection Trailer HD

Alien resurrection La-la land They swim - John Frizzell

Alien: Resurrection (1) - Goodbye Doctor (1997)

Alien: Resurrection (2) - Swimming Aliens (1997)

Alien: Resurrection (3) - Up the Ladder (1997)


Alien vs. Predator 

Alien vs. Predator (also known as AVP) is a 2004 science fiction action film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, and starring Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Lance Henriksen and Ewen Bremner. It is the first installment of the Alien vs. Predator franchise, adapting a crossover bringing together the eponymous creatures of the Alien and Predator series, a concept which originated in a 1989 comic book written by Randy Stradley and Chris Warner. Anderson, together with Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett (both of which previously worked on the worked on the Alien films), wrote the story, and Anderson and Shane Salerno adapted the story into a screenplay. Their writing was influenced by Aztec mythology, the comic book series, and the writings of Erich von Däniken. Music by Harald Kloser.

Set in 2004, the film follows a group of archaeologists assembled by billionaire and self-taught engineer Charles Bishop Weyland (as the original founder and CEO of Weyland Industries) for an expedition to Antarctica to investigate a mysterious heat signal detected by his satellites. Weyland hopes to claim the find for himself and be remembered for it, and his group discovers an ancient pyramid below the surface of an old and abandoned whaling station. Hieroglyphs and sculptures reveal that the pyramid is a hunting ground for young Predators who kill Aliens as a rite of passage. The humans are caught in the middle of a battle between the two species and attempt to prevent the Aliens from reaching the surface.

Alien vs. Predator was released on August 13, 2004 in North America. In spite of receiving negative reviews, the film grossed over $172 million at the worldwide box office. A sequel, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, was released three years later in 2007.

Alien Vs Predator: "Main Theme" - Harald Kloser

Alien vs. Predator (2004) - Sacrificial Chamber Scene (1/5)

Alien vs. Predator Scene (2/5)

Alien vs. Predator (2004) - Marking the Hunter Scene (3/5)

Alien vs. Predator (2004) - Battling the Queen Scene (4/5

Alien vs. Predator (2004) - A New Predator (5/5) Scene


Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (also known as AVPR) is a 2007 American science fiction horror film directed by the Brothers Strause (Colin and Greg Strause) in their directorial debut, written by Shane Salerno, and starring Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis, and Ariel Gade. It is a sequel to Alien vs. Predator (2004) and the second and latest installment in the Alien vs. Predator franchise, continuing the crossover of the Alien and Predator franchises. Music by Brian Tyler.

Alien Vs Predator - Requiem (2007) Trailer

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem  - Brian Tyler - soundtrack 



Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, and Charlize Theron. It is set in the late 21st century and centers on the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as it follows a star map discovered among the artifacts of several ancient Earth cultures. Seeking the origins of humanity, the crew arrives on a distant world and discovers a threat that could cause the extinction of the human species. Music by Marc Streitenfeld.

Development of the film began in the early 2000s as a fifth installment in the Alien franchise. Scott and director James Cameron developed ideas for a film that would serve as a prequel to Scott's 1979 science-fiction horror film Alien. In 2002, the development of Alien vs. Predator took precedence, and the project remained dormant until 2009 when Scott again showed interest. Spaihts wrote a script for a prequel to the events of the Alien films, but Scott opted for a different direction to avoid repeating cues from those films. In late 2010, Lindelof joined the project to rewrite Spaihts's script, and he and Scott developed a story that precedes the story of Alien but is not directly connected to that franchise. According to Scott, although the film shares "strands of Alien's DNA, so to speak", and takes place in the same universe, Prometheus explores its own mythology and ideas.

Prometheus entered production in April 2010, with extensive design phases during which the technology and creatures that the film required were developed. Principal photography began in March 2011, with an estimated $120–130 million budget. The project was shot using 3D cameras throughout, almost entirely on practical sets, and on location in England, Iceland, Spain, and Scotland. It was promoted with a marketing campaign that included viral activities on the web. Three videos featuring the film's leading actors in character, which expanded on elements of the fictional universe, were released and met with a generally positive reception and awards.

Prometheus was released on June 1, 2012, in the United Kingdom and on June 8, 2012, in North America. The film received praise for the aesthetic design and the acting, especially Fassbender's performance as the android David, while plot elements that remained unresolved or predictable were the main source of criticism. The film grossed over $403 million worldwide. A sequel, Alien: Covenant, was released in May 2017.

PROMETHEUS - Trailer - 2012

PROMETHEUS - Trailer 2 - 2012 

Prometheus (2012) Soundtrack Suite - Marc Streitenfeld & Harry Gregson-Williams


Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant is a 2017 science fiction horror film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by John Logan and Dante Harper, from a story by Michael Green and Jack Paglen. A joint American and British production, the film is a sequel to Prometheus (2012) and is the second installment in the Alien prequel series and the sixth installment overall in the Alien film series, as well as the third directed by Scott. The film features returning star Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston, with Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, and Demián Bichir in supporting roles. It follows the crew of a colony ship that lands on an uncharted planet and makes a terrifying discovery. Music by Jed Kurzel.

In 2012, prior to the release of Prometheus, Ridley Scott discussed the prospects of a sequel and new trilogy, and the film was confirmed that August. Principal photography began on April 4, 2016, at Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park, New Zealand, and wrapped on July 19, 2016. Effects houses Odd Studios and CreatureNFX provided the film's makeup and animatronic creature effects. Scott said that the first cut of the film was two hours and twenty-three minutes long, and was eventually edited down to the two hours and three minutes of the released version.

Alien: Covenant premiered in London on May 4, 2017. It was released on May 12 in the United Kingdom, and on May 19 in the United States. The film received generally favorable reviews from critics, who praised its visual aesthetic and design, cinematography, production design, and performances (particularly that of Fassbender and Waterston), but criticized the plot.

Alien: Covenant Official Trailer 1 (2017)

Alien: Covenant Trailer #2 (2017)

Jed Kurzel - "The Covenant" -
Alien Covenant 

Jed Kurzel - "Dead Civilization" -
Alien Covenant 


First Blood  (Music by Jerry Goldsmith)

First Blood (also known as Rambo and Rambo: First Blood) is a 1982 American action thriller film directed by Ted Kotcheff. It was co-written by and starred Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a troubled and misunderstood Vietnam veteran who must rely on his combat and survival senses against the abusive law enforcement of a small town. It is based on David Morrell's 1972 novel of the same name and is the first installment of the Rambo film series. Brian Dennehy and Richard Crenna also appear in supporting roles. Music by Jerry Goldsmith.

The film was released in the United States on October 22, 1982. Despite initial mixed reviews, the film was a box office success, grossing $125.2 million at the box office. Since its release, First Blood has received reappraisal from critics, with many praising the roles of Stallone, Dennehy, and Crenna, and recognizing it as an influential film in the action genre. The film's success spawned a franchise, consisting of three sequels (all of which were co-written by and starred Stallone), an animated series, comic books, novels, and a Bollywood remake. A fifth film, tentatively titled Rambo: Last Stand, was cancelled in January 2016 when Stallone stated that he was retiring the character. In May 2018, a revised fifth film titled Rambo V: Last Blood was announced, and is scheduled for a fall 2019 release.

Rambo - First Blood  - (1982) - Soundtracks 1 - Jerry Goldsmith

Rambo First Blood (1982) - Opening Scene 

Rambo First Blood (1982) - Police Station Scene 

Rambo First Blood (1982) - Police Chase Scene 

Rambo First Blood (1982) - Forrest Hunt Scene

Rambo First Blood (1982) - They Draw First Blood Scene 

Rambo First Blood (1982) - Truck vs. Police Scene

Rambo - First Blood  - (1982) - Soundtracks 2 - Jerry Goldsmith

Rambo First Blood (1982) - You're Under Arrest Scene 

Rambo First Blood (1982) - Police Escape Scene 

Rambo First Blood (1982) - Rambo vs. Helicopter Scene 

Rambo First Blood (1982) - I Came to Rescue You From Him Scene

Rambo First Blood (1982) - Hijack Scene

Rambo First Blood (1982) - Ending Scene


Rambo: First Blood Part II

Rambo: First Blood Part II (also known as Rambo II or First Blood II) is a 1985 American action film directed by George P. Cosmatos and starring Sylvester Stallone, who reprises his role as Vietnam veteran John Rambo. It is the sequel to the 1982 film First Blood, and the second installment in the Rambo film series. Picking up where the first film left, the sequel is set in the context of the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue; it sees Rambo released from prison by federal order to document the possible existence of POWs in Vietnam, under the belief that he will find nothing, thus enabling the government to sweep the issue under the rug. In addition to Stallone, Richard Crenna reprises his role as Col. Samuel Trautman, with Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff, Julia Nickson, Martin Kove, George Cheung, and Andy Wood also included in the cast. Music by Jerry Goldsmith.

Despite negative reviews, First Blood Part II was a major worldwide box office blockbuster, with an estimated 42 million tickets sold in the US. It has become the most recognized and memorable installment in the series, having inspired countless rip-offs, parodies, video games, and imitations.

Rambo: First Blood Part 2 (1985) - Trailer 

Rambo First Blood 2 (1985) - "Clean him Up" Scene 

Jerry Goldsmith - "Rambo II" Soundtrack Suite


Rambo III 

Rambo III is a 1988 American action adventure film directed by Peter MacDonald. The film depicts fictional events during the Soviet–Afghan War. It is the third film in the Rambo film series, following First Blood and Rambo: First Blood Part II. It was in turn followed by Rambo in 2008, making it the last film in the series to feature Richard Crenna as Colonel Sam Trautman before his death in 2003. Music by Jerry Goldsmith.

In the film, John Rambo sets out on a dangerous journey to Afghanistan in order to rescue his former military commander and his longtime best friend Col. Trautman from the hands of an extremely powerful and ruthless Soviet Army colonel who is bent on killing both Trautman and Rambo, and to conquer Afghanistan for the Soviet armies.

Sixty-five seconds of the film were cut in the United Kingdom version for theatrical release. Some later video releases almost tripled the cuts. Rambo III was released worldwide on May 25, 1988.

Rambo III (1988) - Trailer

Jerry Goldsmith - Rambo 3 - Soundtrack


Rambo  IV  

Rambo (also known as Rambo IV and John Rambo) is a 2008 American action film directed, and co-written by Sylvester Stallone. It is the fourth installment in the Rambo film series. The film stars Stallone, Julie Benz, Paul Schulze, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Rey Gallegos, Tim Kang, Jake La Botz, Maung Maung Khin, and Ken Howard. The film is dedicated to Richard Crenna, who played Colonel Sam Trautman in the previous films, and who died of heart failure in 2003. Music by Brian Tyler.

The rights to the Rambo series were sold to Miramax in 1997 after Carolco Pictures went bankrupt. Miramax intended to produce a fourth film but Stallone was unmotivated to reprise the role. The rights were then sold to Nu Image and Millennium Films in 2005, who green-lit the film before the release of Rocky Balboa. Filming began in January 2007 in Thailand, Mexico, and the United States and ended in May 2007.

Rambo was released on January 25, 2008 to mixed reviews. It grossed $42 million domestically and $113.2 million worldwide against a budget of $50 million. Plans for a fifth film were announced on and off again since 2008, with Stallone confirming in May 2018 a fall 2019 release date for Rambo V: Last Blood.

Rambo 4 (Trailer 2008)

Brian Tyler - Rambo 4 - Soundtrack



Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural horror film directed by Tobe Hooper and starring JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, and Beatrice Straight. Steven Spielberg wrote and produced the film, but a clause in his contract prevented him from directing another movie while he made E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Therefore, Hooper was selected to direct based upon his work on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. First conceived as a dark horror sequel to Close Encounters of the Third Kind entitled Night Skies, when Spielberg approached Hooper to direct, Hooper was less keen on the sci-fi elements and suggested the idea of a ghost story. Spielberg and Hooper would then go on to collaborate on the first treatment for the film. It is the first and most successful entry in the Poltergeist film series. Set in a California suburb, the plot focuses on a family whose home is invaded by malevolent ghosts that abduct the family's younger daughter. Music by Jerry Goldsmith.

Released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on June 4, 1982, the film was a major critical and commercial success, becoming the eighth-highest-grossing film of 1982. Years since its release, the film has been recognized as a classic within the horror genre and has gained a cult following, despite the fact that the basic story (minus the Indian burial ground and related ghosts) is the same as The Twilight Zone episode "Little Girl Lost," written by Richard Matheson. Aside from being nominated for three Academy Awards, the movie was named by the Chicago Film Critics Association as the 20th-scariest film ever made, and the scene of the clown attack was ranked as #80 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments. The film also appeared at #84 on American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Thrills, a list of America's most heart-pounding movies.

The film's success helped spawn a franchise consisting of two sequels, Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) and Poltergeist III (1988), and a remake of the same name in 2015.

Poltergeist (1982) - Movie Trailer

Poltergeist 1982 Scenes

Poltergeist Suite - Jerry Goldsmith


Poltergeist II: The Other Side

Poltergeist II: The Other Side is a 1986 American supernatural horror film and the second entry in the Poltergeist film series. A sequel to Poltergeist, it features the return of the original family, who are once again confronted by a spirit trying to harm their daughter, Carol Anne. It received mixed reviews from critics and did not gross as much at the box office as its predecessor, although it was still financially successful. It ended up making over $40 million against a $19 million (estimated) production budget and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. The film was also nominated for a Razzie Award for Zelda Rubinstein as Worst Supporting Actress. It was followed in 1988 by Poltergeist III. A quote for its film trailer, in which Carol Anne says "They're baaa-aaack," has been referenced endlessly in popular culture ever since. Music by Jerry Goldsmith.

Poltergeist II - (1986) - soundtrack suite -
Jerry Goldsmith

Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) - Official Trailer 


Poltergeist III

Poltergeist III is a 1988 American supernatural horror film and is the third and final entry in the original Poltergeist film series. Writers Michael Grais and Mark Victor, who wrote the screenplays for the first two films, did not return for this second sequel; it was co-written, executive produced, and directed by Gary Sherman, and was released on June 10, 1988 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was panned by critics, and was a box office disappointment. 
Music by Joe Renzetti.

Heather O'Rourke and Zelda Rubinstein were the only original cast members to return. O'Rourke died four months before the film was released and before post-production could be completed. It was dedicated to her memory.

Joe Renzetti - Poltergeist III - 1988 - soundtrack

Poltergeist III (1988) - Official Trailer 

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