Slacker's Sci-Fi Source - A Universe of Science Fiction at your finger tips. Find science fiction news, reviews, sci-fi games and more at the best sci-fi portal on the web.  (science fiction, scifi, sci-fi, portal, search engine, index to sci-fi, list of science fiction sites, television, tv, movies, films, books, authors, news, reviews, games, star wars, star trek, farscape, lost in space)
SCIFISLACKER

- sci-fi movies
- sci-fi television
- sci-fi music
- sci-fi books
- sci-fi comic books
- sci-fi video games
- sci-fi news
- sci-fi reviews
- planet scifislacker
- sci-fi games
- sci-fi contests
- message boards
- ePostcards
- free newsletter
- advertise with us
- link to us


SPONSORS

PORTAL TO SCI-FI
- actors/actresses
- aliens/UFOs
- anime
- sci-fi art/artists
- cartoons
- comics
- conventions
- fan productions
- games/gaming
- general sci-fi
- hobbies
- horror movies
- sci-fi humor
- internet/PCs
- sci-fi library
- sci-fi music/radio
- sci-fi podcasts
- paranormal
- sci-fi portals
- sci-fi clubs
- sci-fi movies
- sci-fi television
- science/technology
- shopping for sci-fi
- space exploration
- talk sci-fi
- sci-fi portal home

PORTAL SEARCH Slacker's Sci-Fi Source - A Universe of Science Fiction at your finger tips. Find science fiction news, reviews, sci-fi games and more at the best sci-fi portal on the web.  (science fiction, scifi, sci-fi, portal, search engine, index to sci-fi, list of science fiction sites, television, tv, movies, films, books, authors, news, reviews, games, star wars, star trek, farscape, lost in space)


SCI-FI EXTRAS
- sci-fi shopping
- sci-fi @ amazon.com
- sci-fi webrings

SHOP

The hunt is over - Life size Star Wars Fatheads


FEEDS/RSS

Subscribe to the
news feed for
ScifiSlacker.com...


Subscribe in Rojo

Add to Google


HTML FEED BURNER Subscribe

SCI-FI, FANTASY & HORROR FILMS

Justice League New Frontier CD

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER
ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

Renowned Television And Game Composer Kevin Manthei Scores
Justice League: The New Frontier

(March 11, 2008- Burbank, CA) - La-La Land Records will release the soundtrack for JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER on March 18. The animated feature will be released on Blu-Ray, Hi Def DVD, and on Demand on February 26 and on HD DVD on March 18th. Kevin Manthei (Batman: Gotham Knight, Xiaolin Showdown, Invader Zim) composed the original music.

Kevin Manthei has been working in the film, television and game arena for over 15 years. He has worked as the series composer on five animated TV shows - representing over 130 half hour episodes, composed over 50 game soundtracks, has made a mark composing music for animated features, independent films, as well as contributing additional music on many well-known feature films.

Manthei began his game writing career working on some of the biggest titles of the time: Panzer General 2, Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption, Sacrifice, Twisted Metal:Black and other classic games. Jhonen Vasquez, the creator of Nickelodeon’s cult hit Invader Zim, was a huge fan of games and game music, hiring Manthei to score what was to become 26 television episodes of Invader Zim. This garnered Manthei his first Annie Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Music for an animated series. Invader Zim also led to Xiaolin Showdown for Warner Brothers Animation as well as Brandy and Mr. Whiskers for Disney. He continued to score both of these shows along with Warner Brothers’ Johnny Test, for which he wrote the emo punk inspired main title and score to the first season.

While continuing his work on games and film, working on such game titles as Ultimate Spiderman, City of Villains, The Sims 2, Starcraft: Ghost, Shrek 2, and recently Marvel Universe Online & Kung Fu Panda, Manthei has also been active working on several film scores including Batman: Gotham Knight and The 24th Day starring James Marsden and Scott Speedman. Batman: Gotham Knight, which Manthei co-composed, is an anime inspired straight-to-DVD release whose storyline bridges the gap between the live action films Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

Based on the graphic novel by Darwyn Cook and produced by Michael Goguen and executive produced by animation legend, Bruce Timm, JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER is the epic tale of the founding of the Justice League. DC Comics legends Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman are all featured in the film as are Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and The Flash - as they band together to form the legendary super team.

Strangers at first, these very different heroes must overcome fear and suspicion to forge an alliance against a monster so formidable, even the mighty Superman cannot stop it alone. If they fail the entire planet will be ‘cleansed’ of humanity.

The setting of the film allowed Manthei to draw on inspirations from the past. “I felt very fortunate, because of the fresh take Darwyn Cooke took in his graphic novel,” Manthei described. “The setting, in the late 50’s and early 60’s, set up a nice backdrop and tone for the score. Gone was the current standard of a ‘hybrid’ score consisting of electronics and orchestra. Rather, a new approach was suggested, which was to compliment the time period with a score that was rooted in that time.” He was inspired by the works of Bernard Herrmann and Aaron Copeland, along with elements of film noir.

“The biggest challenge of the score,” said Manthei, “was keeping a cohesive feel while still addressing all the different characters and thematic elements. I chose to write major themes for the Centre, Flash, Hal, Green Lantern & J’onn J’onzz while letting the other super hero characters be supported by scene specific underscore.”

Michael Goguen described, “The surprising touch of a soft, soulful, film noir-ish saxophone as J’onn J’onnz, the Martian Manhunter, first stands up into the light to reveal himself to the audience in the film’s first act; the thrilling, propulsive strings and soaring horns of the Flash’s first action sequence as he runs to and around Las Vegas; the dream-come-true excitement of the secret Mars space flight, followed by the draining suspense of the tragic crisis-in-space sequence; and the wonderful moment when a choir of angels welcomes Superman as he arrives to save Hal Jordan from certain death; these are all inspired moments of pure musical bliss for me, those things that can only come from a place of true depth of feeling and sensitivity. This score is full of such things, and I invite you to listen for them and savor them.”

Song List

1. Main Titles (2:01)
2. The Centre / Hal Shot Down (2:50)
3. J'onn J'onzz Arrives (0:51)
4. Wonder Woman Recounts / J'onzz Watches TV (2:11)
5. The Flash Saves Las Vegas (3:32)
6. J'onn Becomes John / Church Brawl (3:12)
7. Carol & Hal Banter (0:22)
8. Driving to Ferris / The Real Ferris (1:34)
9. Hal's Mission Revealed / Batman Surprises J'onzz / The Flash Fights Gorilla (2:52)
10. Crazy Scientist (1:37)
11. J'onzz Contemplates / J'onzz is Leaving (1:18)
12. To Space (1:27)
13. Mars Mission Mess (4:13)
14. New Green Lantern (3:56)
15. Superman Ties It Up / J'onzz Bonds (2:41)
16. Island Revealed / Superman Down (5:22)
17. Plan to Action (2:35)
18. Thick of Battle (4:32)
19. The Flash vs Centre / Last Bit of Business (3:37)
20. Victory (3:09)

 




HOME | EBAY | MESSAGE BOARDS | SCI-FI COMIC | GAMES | POSTCARDS
NEWS | REVIEWS
| PORTAL | SEARCH | FREE NEWSLETTER | SHOPPING

 

Slacker's Sci-Fi Source - A Universe of Science Fiction at your finger tips. Find science fiction news, reviews, sci-fi games and more at the best sci-fi portal on the web.  (science fiction, scifi, sci-fi, portal, search engine, index to sci-fi, list of science fiction sites, television, tv, movies, films, books, authors, news, reviews, games, star wars, star trek, farscape, lost in space) WHAT'S NEW

SCI-FI FILMS

Where the Wild Things Are
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Wolfman
Monsters vs. Aliens
Hotel Transylvania
How to Train Your Dragon
Land of the Lost
Star Trek
Terminator: Salvation
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra


SUPPORT US
  Copyright 2000-2008 ScifiSlacker.com - All Rights Reserved.
questions, comments, dead links -- email me at webmaster at scifislacker dot com