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I confirm I'm back from it, there's quite a bit of unreleased score.Well, now we have somebody who's seen it (and yes, it's out in some countries today), we know for certain.<br><br>I wouldn't expect anything official any time soon unless Zimmer wants to release a second CD.I absolutely love Kai’s theme in this score, there are so many cool variations that weren’t on the initial album. Hans and Co. really stepped up their game here. I don’t feel the temp as heavily here as KFP2 (which is still an amazing sequel score).Saw the film today, there is a LOT of music missing.As stupid as this film is, you can tell Tom probably had fun working on it. The music is so over the top, it just goes nuts all the way through.
This is one of those scores that I have really warmed up to since it’s release. The emotional stuff for Alita works really well in context and her “Hero Theme” gets some great development (the way it culminates in “Epilogue” is incredible). Also really love the “Motorball” stuff. <br><br>After seeing the film I think the only substantial music not on the album is “Motorball Plan” and “Alita’s Revenge Pt. 1”. The end credits piece I’m guessing is edited from the Full Motorball Suite.Hybrid, did Lorne actually do a lot of writing on this one or is he just being credited for the theme?We've had this argument before, almost any score can fit in a film. But what separates the mediocre composers from the best is the ability to make great music that works on its own, outside of the film. <br><br>Hans has had a lot of work lately that hasn't been doing that, and it's the reason people want him to work with orchestra again and produce is 2000s, late 90s type of style. Because those scores, for whatever problems they had, they felt distinct, memorable (for the most part), and easily could have been enjoyed away from the film.<br><br>Good scores have themes and ideas that both enhance the film, and enhance the listener's experience. Music like Dunkirk, Inferno, or Widows just feel like shallow and empty committee scores that the studio/directors didn't want too much thought put into. "Ah just write one main theme, and fill in the rest with electronics, Hans, it'll be fine!"Hahahahaha well I’m glad he got the credit then :DI absolutely disagree with you saying Widows is a terrible score. It may not be great on album, but the music fits very well with the film.
Actually, I think he only gets credits cause he is the guy... whistling ! :PElectric violinJust out of curiosity... what instrument is playing when Liv and Ben are running towards each other at the end? (Long Distance Goodbye/Landing? I love that instrument!And I’m guessing Neill Blomkamp contributed somehow to the “We Own This Sky” theme that pops up throughout...NM
Jeff & Alex & Evan Goldman are regular Jackman team now. Alex scored a bunch of projects, hence his absence here.<br><br>Then you have Halli, Anthony Willis or Mounsey doing all sorts of things when available.Request the king of pride rock with circle of lifeAmon wrote some music before Hans took over (he has cues on his soundcloud I think), but I think he got credited (and just like 1 or 2% of the cues) more for specific sounds than music writing.Widows is terrible score, Inferno was ok, far from things like Da Vinci Code or Angels & Demons.<br><br>But yes, listen this one, is gratifying see Zimmer can make things with orchestra like early 2000s. And this comes from a guy who loves Inception, Interstellar or ChappieThe fact that his name is in brackets makes me think he didn't work directly on the score but rather is credited because something of his was used. Maybe it was some of his production music rather than Elysium specifically.
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Steve JablonskyJay FloodPieter A. SchlosserJeff Biggers
ComposerAdditional MusicAdditional ArrangementsMusic Scoring Mixer
D-War
Label: Milan Records
Length: 46'23
HZimmer.com rating:        4/5
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  1. Imoogi (2:19)
  2. The Legend Awakes (5:57)
  3. Village Attack (5:40)
  4. Love Theme (1:40)
  5. Yeouijoo (2:57)
  6. General And His Army (1:00)
  7. Second Life (1:18)
  8. Destiny (2:55)
  9. Battle In The Sky (2:24)
  10. Hypnosis And Flashback (2:32)
  11. Cafe Attack (1:58)
  12. Rooftop Showdown (2:31)
  13. The Altar (2:22)
  14. Buraki (2:52)
  15. D-War (2:01)
  16. Farewell (2:41)
  17. Arirang (Traditional) (3:16)
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superultramegaa reply Replies: 4 || 2018-03-15 01:00:22
Man, this is one where I wish there was a complete score release. To be honest, I like this score a lot more than Transformers. Jablonsky's raw talent here is unbelievable, and it feels like his score, rather than an RCP/Zimmer one. First, I love how there's only 4 themes, Love Theme, Imoogi, the classical piece that plays at the beginning of "Village Attack" which I can't remember the name of, and the D-War battle music that slowly develops throughout the score. This allows these themes to be used to their fullest potential, unlike Transformers where each theme is used 5 times at most because there was just too many to develop.

I also love the atmosphere of this score. Some tracks almost feel like they inspired Jeremy Soule for some of his Skyrim travelling music. Mainly "The Legend Awakes", "Yeouijoo", and "Second Life". The nature sounds, the instrument variety, the purity of the strings, it feels like something you could listen to while traveling through the mountains.

The action tracks, are wonderfully fitting for a monster movie score with the brute, overwhelming force of the horns, the complex string/underscore, it feels classical the way Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings is classical. Familiar, yet unique to the composer.

The way the themes develop is perfect, with the love theme developing into the classical death theme as the score closes out in "Farewell", the way the classical death theme develops into the main battle theme in "The Altar", "Buraki", and "D-War". And of course, the way Imoogi breaks down through the film, and rebuilds until the satisfying and beautiful finale of "Arirang".

This score, while being made for one of the most infamously bad monster movies ever, has so much care and love put into it. I've never even seen the full movie, but thanks to the fantastic storytelling in the music alone, I feel like I've already experienced it. Probably better than if I'd seen the movie if it is as bad as people say. Highly underappreciated Jablonsky score, and one of my favorite scores ever.

Sorry to go on for so long, but this score is like Steamboy for me, where once I start, I have to finish it in the same day because I love how perfectly it's crafted for this type of movie.


Hybrid Soldier2018-03-15 11:36:02
Funny that many people saw Transformers ripoffs in it while it was written a year before...

The film is hilariously bad, but guess what, they are making a sequel !

Jablonsky should come back, just for the joke ! lol


Edmund Meinerts2018-03-15 12:41:11
I enjoyed your impassioned defense of the score. I really ought to give it another listen one of these days, I've got the "Imoogi" cue on a few playlists but otherwise haven't heard it for years. I remember liking it okay though (nowhere near as much as Steamboy, but a solid score nevertheless). I'm especially intrigued by your Skyrim comparisons!


superultramegaa2018-03-15 13:51:40
I do really hope Jablonsky comes back for the sequel. I miss this type of music from him, the more detailed and mostly orchestral stuff. Transformers 1, 2, and 5 are a lot of fun, but not as good as this IMO.

And Edmund, yeah Yeouijoo in particular gives me a lot of Skyrim vibes, particularly the really calm and peaceful opening. Also the classical piece I was referencing was Dies Irae. It's usually used in movie scores to convey approaching death.


Backbiter2018-03-15 15:08:53
Never heard of this one, I'll give it listen based of on your review.

Philipp reply Replies: 2 || 2013-08-01 18:05:47
where can i buy this music? please tell me


al bundy2013-08-09 22:45:59
there is an amazon link just click on it.


Philipp2013-08-09 22:50:49
thank you al bundy

Elazar reply Replies: 3 || 2013-08-09 17:15:40
Who do this soundtrack ? Hans Zimmer or Steve Jablonsky ?


Macejko2013-08-09 18:17:55
Are you f*cking serious?


Hybrid Soldier2013-08-09 18:20:22
Yeah apparently reading has become a difficult skill, in this world ! :/


Evenstar2013-08-09 22:45:10
omg...

Daniil reply Replies: 0 || 2011-08-24 23:11:05
I have to admit that missed this soundtrack somehow. Recently opened it as good old vine. Very good soundtrack. It's very close to Transformers, but different. Amazing that number of people asked me whether it was unreleased music from TFs. Thanks to Steve and his team.

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-07 00:00:00
It's a nice soundtrack, although i agree it's not going to be like Transformers (1 and 2) that plays non almost every day at my place. Imoogi and Arirang are the best. Arirang reminds me of "Arrival to Earth", i wonder why?! LOL (In case you didn't notice, i was being sarcastic there). As for the film, it's not great but i kind of liked it. (Prepares to be stoned). All in all, a nice effort by Jablonsky.

Deakins reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-19 00:00:00
I'm agree with Ele. This album isn't equilibrated. However, I add the track 'Legend Awakes' for its first approach of the Transformers 'All Spark' theme.

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-18 00:00:00
I disagree...though its definetely Remote Control Productions material, its still good.

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-18 00:00:00
Very bad score :( 3 tracks out of 17 are interesting :( (Immogi, Love Theme, Arrirang, and maaaaybe Farewell)

Skyler reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-07 00:00:00
At least it was better than the movie itself (which I can honestly say was probably the single worst movie I've ever been forced to sit through)

Niko reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-06 00:00:00
It sounds like every other score from the Zimmer crowd.

anand reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-18 00:00:00
eusuperrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

mama reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-14 00:00:00
i want the full track !!! >: ( not 46 sec . of the last track D:

Cloud reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-25 00:00:00
YesAsia is absolutely shipping to Europe (and really cheap), you're probably looking at their US site, you have to look at GLOBAL.

Adriaan reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-25 00:00:00
@ Cloud
YesAsia doesn't ship to Europe!

And Milan Records doesn't list the cd on their website!

Alex reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-16 00:00:00
Steve Jablonsky is great in creating an emotional music as given in D-War, Transformer etc. I m great fan of STEVE JABLONSKY. IF i get an opportunity to become students of HANS ZIMMER & STEVE JABLONSKY than it would be a GOLDEN apportunity for me. Their music in theatres gives an excitement feeling. Please Sir (STEVE JABLONSKY), If u read this than please reply me as your great fan...

HATS OFF to STEVE JABLONSKY & HANS ZIMMER... KEEP GOING in every's heart...

Klaas reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-28 00:00:00
############# Great score, nothing more to say.

kei reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-07 00:00:00
Exciting score!!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-01 00:00:00
Good

Johnny reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-31 00:00:00
One of the Best Movie Score I ever heard!
Thank You Steve Jablonsky!!!!!

Cloud reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-12 00:00:00
YesAsia for instance.

AEZAC reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-11 00:00:00
I have been looking for this cd everywhere.

Sadly I have yet to come across a copy.

Does anyone know where I can find one?!

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-10 00:00:00
Transformers comes very close...however D-War takes my nomination as best Jablonsky score. "Arirang", "Imoogi", and "Love Theme" are simply brilliant...they helped make the movie more enjoyable then what it was.

kadeem reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-03 00:00:00
WOW .... D-war soundtracks amazing love all songs

MacCharlie reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-12 00:00:00
Although this score was very hard to me to get from Finland I'm glad that I finally managed to purchase it. Thank you Steve.

Harry reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-16 00:00:00
D-TRACK is absolut exelent from S.Jablonsky

HMB reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-16 00:00:00
D-WAR ,Steve Jablonsky is brilliant

wim reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-07 00:00:00
cwd you can buy it at yesasia.com

cwd reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-05 00:00:00
Where the hell can you buy this? It doesn;t seem to be availble anywhere.

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-05 00:00:00
Three best tracks: Village Attack (it contains the main theme), Battle in the Sky and Arirang!

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