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HOME VIDEO: Super Man of Steel Expectations: A Deluxe Review

Where does one begin? When it was announced that Hans was to score the new Superman produced by Christopher Nolan, and directed by Zach Snyder, there was much reluctance and trepidation. The last attempt at bringing back Superman by Bryan Singer and long time composing and editing partner John Ottman was met with moderate disappointment. Such is the legacy of Richard Donner and John Williams. Overlooked is the ongoing legacy of Christopher Reeve. In this case, the relationship between Nolan - read more -

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UPDATE: Surround yourself with HanZ+

With the recent launch of the Man of Steel soundtrack on several formats and editions, a new Zimmer app (the 4th for those who are counting) called Z+ in his trademark black, was quietly made available on the App Store. Similar to what Dolby Headphone aspires to do for personal listening in surround, a proprietary algorithm is utilised to localise sounds where they were designed to be. In this case of actual music, and specifically a movie score, it is an interesting initiative which Hans - read more -

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Hans speaks

In a small chat earlier in the week, Hans hinted at Man of Steel being released in surround sound when I had asked about M:I-2 being out of print: No idea. Never even listened to it… Hate stereo they took away all that pretty surround! That might change on the 11th! With that, his comments are elaborated upon in detail with this interview by HighDef Digest. This reiterates his early comments from the ’90s that all album compiling is handed over to others. His affinity for surround - read more -

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Now playing – Man of Steel

With the movie premiere taken place, the Man of Steel score is now available in the US, and around the world since the 14th when the movie debuted, and the 21st in Australia where the movie opens on the 27th. The regular edition for the US is also now available to purchase at US$13.99, which features the colour cover, which is used internationally as the Special Edition (which omits the liner notes or iTunes LP). The new DTS HeadphoneX app from Remote Control is also now downloadable here - read more -

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