Another show for the books, you heard music from the following:
The Wiz - Charlie Smalls - (1978)
The City of Lost Children - Angelo Badalmenti - (1995)
The 13th Warrior - Jerry Goldsmith - (1999)
Starship Troopers - Basil Poledouris - (1997)
Splendor - Armando Trovajoli - (1986)
Selections from Various Werner Herzog Films
Heavy Metal - Elmer Bernstien - (1981)
In other news, like 99.99% of the other movie bloggers out there, I'm going to have to pour one out for Toshiba's HD DVD format. If you haven't heard the news, then you need to step up on your net game, cause it's all over "teh interwebz" like voyeur cams and free ipods. With that said, I'm not going to bore you with the details but I will give you this warning. Do not go run out and buy a Sting-ray, Blu-Beam, Heat-ray, Blu-jay or whatever the hell it's called player. The technology just isn't polished enough yet, plus it's mad $$$ to get it. Sony is notorious for releasing newer versions of their hardware as they slowly start to improve their technology leaving us consumers left to keep purchasing upgrades. Now that they have the market cornered...who knows what they'll do. Be patient. You really don't need to watch 300 in Hi Def yet. It doesn't look THAT much better, plus it's a terrible movie. Granted if you're locked into a dick measuring contest with your neighbor and his home theater set up, then go blow your cash on fancy equipment you'll trash in a few years, like a MCA's LaserDisc or Sony's betamax and mini-disc players as well as their abandonded SDDS, ATRAC and HiFD formats...oh, and the struggling UMDs. I guess one victory in seven isn't bad.
Do yourself a favor and go to your local A/V store and stand in front of the Blu-Ray demo booth and actually WATCH it for once, just be sure it isn't a pixar movie, cause that stuff was made for Hi Def. Guess what? It doesn't look that great. Cause Hi-Def isn't that great yet. Watch carefully in places with lots of motion, you can see giant pixels everywhere from the encoding of the digital video. I suppose if you want to watch nothing but CGI movies and PowerPoint presentations, then you're good to go. Though, I don't know about you...but I like to watch all kinds of movies.
Betamax wasn't so bad...it just never took off.