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Vinyl : ‘The Grandmaster’ Soundtrack LP Feat. Score By Shigeru Umebayashi & Nathaniel Mechaly Was Made For Vinyl


Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar Wai’s two-time Academy Award®-nominated The Grandmaster film is 10 years in the making, based loosely on the life of Ip Man, the man who trained another Martial Arts legend, Bruce Lee, the fundamentals of Wing Chun.  Acclaimed composers Nathaniel Méchaly and Shigeru Umebayashi score the visually-stunning multi-period drama, considered a romantic film with satisfying, dynamic fight scenes inspired by classic Kung Fu films.  The bold and sweeping music is the kind of score that was made for vinyl.  The film and score swept the film awards in Asia.  Preview the album below.



THE GRANDMASTER available now on Blu-ray/DVD (get it here) and On Demand (rent it on iTunes).


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Oscars 2015: Nightcrawler + 10 More Past Academy Award Winning And Nominated Soundtracks Released By Lakeshore Records!

Take A Look Down Memory Lane From Nightcrawler To 10 More Film Scores And Soundtracks Released By Lakeshore Records!

Lakeshore Records congratulates all of the nominees for the 87th Annual Academy Awards!  Over the years, we have released some of the finest movie soundtracks ever to be heard, and we are so proud of every album.  In commemoration of this year’s event, we look back at 11 film scores and soundtracks we’ve released whose films have won Oscars® or received nominations.  Which ones do you remember?  Which ones do you want to own?


Nightcrawler (Composer: James Newton Howard) – Nomination: Best Original Screenplay, Dan Gilroy

The Grandmaster (Composers: Shigeru Umebayashi, Nathaniel Mechaly) – Nomination: Best Achievement in Cinematography, Philippe Le Sourd; Best Achievement in Costume Design, William Chang

The Hurt Locker (Composer: Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders) – Wins: Best Motion Picture of the Year: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro; Best Achievement in Directing: Kathryn Bigelow (Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director.); Best Writing, Original Screenplay: Mark Boal; Best Achievement in Film Editing: Bob Murawski, Chris Innis; Best Achievement in Sound Mixing: Paul N.J. Ottosson, Ray Beckett; Best Achievement in Sound Editing: Paul N.J. Ottosson; Nominated Oscar Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Jeremy Renner; Best Achievement in Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd;

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score: Marco Beltrami,
Buck Sanders

The Kids Are All Right (Various Artists) – Nominated: Best Motion Picture of the Year:  Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte, Celine Rattray; Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Annette Bening; Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Mark Ruffalo; Best Writing, Original Screenplay: Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg

A Serious Man (Composer: Carter Burwell) – Nominated: Best Motion Picture of the Year and Best Writing, Original Screenplay: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Bright Star (Composer: Mark Bradshaw) – Nominated: Best Achievement in Costume Design: Janet Patterson

Tropic Thunder (Various Artists) – Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Robert Downey Jr.

In Bruges (Composer: Carter Burwell) – Nominated: Best Writing, Original Screenplay: Martin McDonagh

Into The Wild (Composer: Michael Brook) – Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Hal Holbrook; Best Achievement in Film Editing: Jay Cassidy

Little Miss Sunshine (Composers: Mychael Danna & DeVotchKa) – Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Alan Arkin; Best Writing, Original Screenplay: Michael Arndt

Wanted (Composer: Danny Elfman) – Nonimated: Best Achievement in Sound Mixing: Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montaño, Petr Forejt; Best Achievement in Sound Editing: Wylie Stateman

Watch Trailer On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPDErRzsl-0

 See this year’s complete list of nominees for the 87th Oscars at Oscars.org.

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Wong Kar-wai’s ‘The Grandmaster’ Movie Coming In 3D This October | Download The Soundtrack Ft. The Award Winning Score

The Grandmaster, the Academy Award-nominated film from acclaimed Director Wong Kar-wai, will release the film in 3D this October.  “We now have the opportunity to show the film as it was always intended – searching for a brand new aesthetic or cinematic language in the 3D format.”  The director is reportedly “100% present and hands on.”  Read the full story at Variety.

In addition to its Academy Award noms, The Grandmaster swept the awards shows in Asia, including Composers Nathan Méchaly and Shigeru Umebayashi’s Best Score wins.  Lakeshore Records released the soundtrack, featuring the award winning score.  Read more about it: ‘The Grandmaster’ Composer Nathan Méchaly Sweeps Film Awards.  The film, a biopic about Ip Man, the Kung Fu master who mentored Bruce Lee, received Oscar nominations in Cinematography and Costume Design.

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The Grandmaster (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD

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Weekly Roundup: 6 Stories You May Have Missed, Including ‘Blue Valentine’ On Demand & Jim Jarmusch’s ‘The Limits Of Control’

Can’t get enough of movies?  This week, we’ve rounded up a collection of posts which feature some great movies and soundtracks released by Lakeshore Records.   Check out the latest list of movie soundtracks and film scores we recommend such as The Limits of Control (both the various artists and EP are fantastic), and Wanted (film scored by Danny Elfman).  Elfman’s signature touches and Director Jim Jarmusch‘s influence makes these soundtracks collectible.  Don’t forget to note the film composers to follow their score work on other Lakeshore Records albums. Lakeshore Records: Weekly Roundup - The Limits of Control & Wanted 1. Two Must-Watch Movies Starring ‘X-Men’ Stars Halle Berry & Hugh Jackman 2. ‘People Like U’s Composer A.R. Rahman Scores This Summer’s Feel-Good Movie, ‘Million Dollar… 3. Now On Netflix: ‘Home of the Brave’ – Score By Stephen Endelman & Song By Sheryl Crow 4. Pick of the Week: Director Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Limits of Control’ Now On Netflix 5. Watch Online: 8 Movies We Love Including Blue Valentine, G.B.F., The Grandmaster & More 6. Two Must-Watch Movies Starring The ‘Maleficent’ Angelina Jolie   Don’t forget to subscribe to Film Music Daily to stay in the know!

Watch Online: 8 Movies We Love Including Blue Valentine, G.B.F., The Grandmaster & More | Download The Soundtracks!

Looking for something to watch online?  We’ve taken the liberty of sifting through over 100 movie titles to bring you this tight collection of eight movies which we think you’ll enjoy over the weekend.  The soundtracks, all released by Lakeshore Records, feature award winning composers and rare tracks you can access exclusively through the album.  We think you’ll enjoy the listen.

Lakeshore Records: 8 Movies We Love Including GBF, The Blue Valentine, Zodiac and The Grandmaster.

Antiviral (rent it on iTunes) – Craving a scifi film?  Directed by Brandon Cronenberg, the futurisic movie takes it to the next level of oversharing: fans can share a (perhaps deadly) virus with their favorite über celebrity.  Score by E.C. Woodley (The Dark Hours).  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

Blue Valentine (rent it on iTunes) – Starring Academy Award nominees Ryan Gosling (Drive) and Michelle Williams (Synecdoche, New York), this film chronicles a marriage through a series of flashbacks through good times and bad.  Score by Grizzly Bear and features a track of Ryan Gosling singing.  Download the Album: iTunes | Buy CD

G.B.F. (watch it on Netflix) – Directed by Darren Stein (Jawbreaker), this endearing coming-of-age movie introduces the concept of the G.B.F.: the Gay Best Friend, with the drama coming to a head at the prom.  Soundtrack features music by Dragonette, Tegan and Sara, ‘Heven’ Helen Vergara, and many more.  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

In Bruges (watch it on Netflix) – Starring Colin Farrell (Seven Psychopaths), Brendan Gleeson (Gangs of New York), and Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The Dutchess, The Reader), a British hitman hides out in Bruges after a botched up assignment.  While taking in the sights, he develops an appreciation of life in Belgium and considers a way out.  Colin Farrell won the Golden Globe for his performance in this film.  Score by Carter Burwell (Seven PsychopathsTwilight Saga). Features music by Townes Van Zandt and Pretenders.  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

Mud (watch it on Netflix) – Starring Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey (BernieDallas Buyer’s Club), this drama reminds us that McConaughey can play it straight or make us laugh just the same.  Score by David Wingo.  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

The Grandmaster (watch it on Netflix) – Directed by Palme D’Or recipient Wong Kar-wai, this Academy Award-nominated film swept international awards shows for best score and music categories.  Visually stunning, the movie is just as unforgettable as the music.  Score by Nathaniel Méchaly and Shigeru Umebayashi.  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

The Grey (watch it on Neflix) – Any film which stars Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson is just cooler instantly.  In this case, literally.  Neeson leads stranded survivors of a plane crash through the frozen Alaskan wilderness.  Score by Marc Streitenfeld (Welcome to the Rileys).  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

Zodiac (watch it on Netflix) – Three Academy Award nominees were cast together for this film: Robert Downey, Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right).  Zodiac takes you back to a scary time in California history when the Bay Area was gripped by fear, thanks to a serial killer.  Score by David Shire.  Music by Santana, Johnny Mathis, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis, The Four Tops, Three Dog Night, and more, on the various artists soundtrack.
Download The Album! Zodiac Score: iTunes | Buy CD
Zodiac (Various Artists):
 iTunes | Buy CD