‘Hook’ celebrates its 30th anniversary with a snazzy soundtrack record from Mondo

Should you’re on the lookout for some musical vacation cheer, Mondo and John Williams have gotten you coated.

The Austin-based boutique’s newest extremely collectible geeky treasure is its final of the yr, and it is a killer: The legendary Star Wars composer’s soundtrack to Hook, re-issued in a candy 2LP vinyl record set. It is a 30th-anniversary launch that may obtain a restricted version run of 1,991 copies, in a nod to the yr the film first hit theaters.

For anybody who’s by no means recognized this cult basic’s joys and wonders, Hook is a many-years-later sequel of kinds to Peter Pan. (Technically it is a sequel to J.M. Barrie’s 1911 novel Peter and Wendy, however potato / po-tah-to). Robin Williams stars as Peter Banning, a dad and profitable lawyer who additionally occurs to have a magical historical past that he would not completely keep in mind. However when Peter’s two youngsters abruptly disappear, he is whisked away to Neverland to face an outdated foe, Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman).

It is a particular film that options a bonkers forged. Past Williams and Hoffman, there are Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Dante Basco, and even Phil Collins! Although critiques of Hook have been blended, the rating composed by Williams is a winner.


A painterly artistic rendering of a scene from the movie "Hook," with Captain Hook, played by Dustin Hoffman, standing at the top of a set of stairs outside his captain's cabin. In front of him, sitting on the stairs and wearing child-sized version of the same red-and-black outfit, is Jack Banning, the son of Peter Banning, played by star Robin Williams.

Credit score: Devin Elle Kurtz / Mondo

A painterly artistic rendering of a scene from the movie "Hook" with Rufio, played by Dante Brasco, pointing his sword forward menacingly as he's framed by a close-up of Captain Hook's hook hand.

Credit score: Devin Elle Kurtz / Mondo

Mondo’s vinyl re-issue arrives in a gatefold sleeve that includes new artwork from Devin Elle Kurtz, a younger digital artist with a expertise for creating fantastical, eye-catching scenes. The front-and-back artwork highlights memorable moments from the film aboard Captain Hook’s ship, and the piece unfold throughout the within of the gatefold (pictured above) visits the Misplaced Boys’ treetop house in Neverland.

The vinyl reissue additionally options liner notes by John Takis, a author and movie rating fanatic who has written on and discussed Hook’s lush rating earlier than.

Pre-orders for the restricted version $35 launch will open up on Dec. 15 on Mondo’s website.

UPDATE: Dec. 13, 2021, 12:00 p.m. EST An earlier model of this story incorrectly famous the discharge date as Dec. 16. It is really Dec. 15.

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