Posts Tagged ‘Ryuichi Sakamoto’

Already playing in theaters nationwide since this past Wednesday is the animated musical comedy Wish directed by Chris Buck & Fawn Veerasunthorn and starring Ariana DeBose, Chris Pine, Angelique Cabral, Victor Garber, Alan Tudyk, Natasha Rothwell, Harvey Guillén, Evan Peters and Ramy Youseff. The film’s original songs are written by Julia Michaels & Benjamin Rice […]

Milan Records has released a soundtrack album for the Japanese drama Monster. The album features the music from the film composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor, The Revenant, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Little Buddha, Snake Eyes), including two original pieces, which the late composer wrote for the project, as well as several tracks from his solo albums. The […]

La-La Land Records has announced a new soundtrack album for the 1992 drama Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights directed by Peter Kosminsky and starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Jeremy Northam, Sophie Ward, Simon Shepherd and Janet McTeer. The album features the remastered original score from the film composed by Academy Award winner Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last […]

Ryuichi Sakamoto (1952 – 2023)

Posted: April 2, 2023 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

Ryuichi Sakamoto has passed away this past Tuesday, March 28, at age 71. The Japanese composer has written dozens of scores for a wide range of international films since the early 1980s. He won an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy Award for his music for Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1987 feature The Last Emperor (shared with […]

Milan Records has announced Travesía, a new album featuring music by composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Little Buddha, Femme Fatale, Snake Eyes), curated by five-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel, 21 Grams, Amores Perros, Bardo, Biutiful). The album features twenty tracks handpicked by Iñárritu, including selections of the Sakamoto’s solo […]

Hollywood Records has released a digital version of the soundtrack album for the 1998 thriller Snake Eyes directed by Brian De Palma and starring Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, Carla Gugino, Stan Shaw, John Heard, Joel Fabiani, Kevin Dunn and Luis Guzmán. The album features the original score from the Paramount Pictures and Touchstone Pictures production […]

Gaga Corporation announced today that Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor, The Revenant, Little Buddha, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Snake Eyes) is set to score the upcoming Japanese drama Monster (Kaibutsu). The film is directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters, The Truth, Broker) and stars Sakura Ando, Nagayama Eita, Mitsuki Takahata, Akihiro Kakuta, Yuko Tanaka, Shido Nakamura, Soya Kurokawa and Hinata […]

The full details of the soundtrack album for the Netflix anime series exception have been revealed. The album features the show’s original music composed by Academy Award winner Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Revenant, Little Buddha, The Sheltering Sky, Femme Fatale). The soundtrack will be released digitally this Friday, October 14 by Milan Records […]

Milan Records has released the first two tracks from the soundtrack for the Netflix original anime series exception. Available to stream/download now on all major digital music services is the opening music and the track Oxygen written by the show’s composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Revenant, The Sheltering Sky, Little Buddha, Femme […]

Netflix has announced that Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor, The Revenant, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Little Buddha, Snake Eyes) is contributing the original music to the streamer’s upcoming sci-fi horror anime series exception. The show is based on a story by Hirotaka Adachi and features the voices of Nolan North, Robbie Daymond, Ali Hillis, Eugene Byrd and […]