The Kremlin Letter Soundtrack Now Available
Robert Drasnin's score to John Huston's all-star 1970 spy movie The Kremlin Letter gets its world-premiere release this week from Intrada, in an edition strictly limited to 1000 units. Fans of Drasnin's prolific spy TV work, including The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Mission: Impossible and The Wild, Wild West, will no doubt be elated to finally have the opportunity to finally hear this rare feature foray into the genre. (Daughter of the Mind was another.) Drasnin himself carefully oversaw the production of this CD, mastered from the original quarter-inch two-track tapes. The 42-minute disc contains the complete score in stereo. The Kremlin Letter score is available to order now in the $20 range from both BuySoundtrax.com (where you can listen to samples) and Screen Archives Entertainment. The soundtrack release coincides with the movie's Region 1 DVD debut on Fox's new Twilight Time limited edition label. That disc (limited to 3000 units), which was originally scheduled for late January release but failed to materialize, is now finally available to pre-order from Screen Archives as well (they're the exclusive distributor), and expected to ship in mid-March.