MUNCHIE - Original Soundtrack by Chuck Cirino
Dragon's Domain Records
(CD comes with Digital Download / Digital PDF
Dragon’s Domain Records presents the original motion picture soundtrack to MUNCHIE, featuring music composed by Chuck Cirino for the 1992 family comedy directed by Jim Wynorski, written by R.J. Robertson and Wynorski, starring Lonnie Anderson, Andrew Stevens, Jamie McEnnan, Monique Gabrielle, Ace Mask, Lenny Juliano, John Henry Richardson, Fred Olen Ray, Toni Naples, Mike Simmrin, Scott Ferguson, Jennifer Love Hewitt, George ‘Buck’ Flower, Arte Johnson as Professor Cruikshank and Dom DeLuise as the voice of Munchie. MUNCHIE continues the longtime collaboration between filmmaker Jim Wynorski and composer Chuck Cirino, which includes films such as CHOPPING MALL, DEATHSTALKER II, NOT OF THIS EARTH, TRANSYLVANIA TWIST, A DOGGONE CHRISTMAS, A DOGGONE HOLLYWOOD and, most recently, A DOGGONE ADVENTURE.
The popular success of Joe Dante’s GREMLINS in 1984 quickly spawned a torrent of contentious pint-size creatures from the minds of moviemakers hoping to feast on box office revenue as satisfying as that of the original GREMLINS. A sequel in name only to MUNCHIES, released earlier in 1987, MUNCHIE was inspired by a 1955 Warner Bros. cartoon short made by Chuck Jones called ONE FROGGY EVENING, about a guy who struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner. Wynorski and his co-writer of the time, the late R. J. Robertson, developed a script based on that premise, except instead of being a frog, Munchie was a friendly gremlin-like creature that dressed like a lounge singer, sounded like a stand-up comedian and had magic powers. Gabriel Bartalos, a veteran Jack-of-all-trades in the film business, designed and created Munchie’s creature costume, which was made out of foam rubber. It was based on an illustration by co-scripter R. J. Robertson.
Dragon’s Domain Records is excited to bring MUNCHIE to compact disc for the first time, mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland with exclusive liner notes by author Randall Larson, with the participation of the composer and the director.
MUNCHIE is a limited edition release of 500 units. As a special offer, the first 50 people to order the album from the record label’s website will have their copy autographed by the composer at no additional charge.
1. Opening Chase (3:53)
2. Munchie Main Titles (2:11)
3. Dreaming of Andrea (1:15)
4. If You Need a Friend / Western Fantasy (2:12)
5. Funeral Fantasy (3:40)
6. Gage Finds Munchie (1:50)
7. Hello, My Baby (0:42)
Vocal: Dom Deluise
8. Gage Tells Munchie His Wish List (1:26)
9. Unidentified Flying Pizza (Finiculi Finicula) (1:42)
10. Munchie is Gone (3:07)
11. Munchie Changes Grades (3:01)
12. Gage Punches Out the Bully (3:23)
13. He’s Out of Commission (2:29)
14. Just Leave Me Alone, Munchie (1:18)
15. Elliot’s Hot Foot (1:00)
16. Munchie’s Phone Fraud (1:18)
17. Mom’s Dinner Date (1:23)
18. Elliot Discovers Munchie (1:51)
19. The Chase is On / Elliot Crashes (4:25)
20. Airport Goodbyes / Finale (2:38)
21. Munchie End Credits Suite (5:00)
22. Stingers (0:18)
23. Outtakes Suite (3:23)
Total Time: 54:24