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New YouTube playlist: <br>Hans Zimmer - Film Scores. <br>youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nVB9Q77N9h-iKbNe7ZWrQHjiy_ vla_glc<br><br>I don't understand how they chose that cover:<br>Time (arr. guitar) [Music Lab Collective]<br>youtube.com/watch?v=YGCFdR--u5M<br><br>Strength and honor!<br><br>One of this score's best and most underrated moments, especially in the context of the film, is the introduction of the Kraken's theme in "Row to Tia Dalma". The tense buildup while Gibbs describes the creature's horrors, then the brief pause as he names it, followed by the theme in the absolute lowest registers of the orchestra, quiet, but so so so menacing and also just SUPER FUCKING COOL.<br><br>It gives me goosebumps every time, in a *dialogue scene*. That is incredibly good musical storytelling.Edmund: And posted their one-sentence review of it on the Hans Zimmer fan site.Anything missed from the official release?oh damn really? huh that would be cool. even with the ultimate edition there’s still deleted scenes and I wish they were put on the Blu ray.<br><br>it plays during the scene after the knightmare when Clark is looking through the polaroids that say judge jury executioner on them. i don’t remember if that’s an extended scene or not as I’ve only seen the theatrical cut once in theaters. one and done lol
"Chicken Run really makes you FEEL like you're in a concentration camp." - IGNI guess it comes from a deleted scene where Jesse Eisenberg gets playful with his dinner. Rumor has it it's gonna be included in the Snyder Cut.I love the notion of Barack Obama and IGN teaming up to review 20 year old film scores.Smoothly done soundtrack. IGN - 10/10what the hell is Quaker steak and lube????
I disagree on Catwoman. I love Zimmer's theme and I thought it is one of his most underrated themes.Loved the new tracks!<br><br>Hans & Chris really did something special.<br><br>I enjoyed the Tenet score, but honestly Ludwig's work doesn't compare to Zimmer's. I just hope they work together again instead of Chris choosing Ludwig as his main collaborator from now on.Agreed.<br><br>I don’t know, TDKR feels a little oppressive to me in comparison with BB and TDK , probably as a result of Nolan’s musical tastes veering away from symphonic to more abstract. Reading the new book on Nolan gives me the impression that he has a very similar approach to his music as he does his filmmaking. With that said though, TDKR is still a solid conclusion to the franchise. Bane’s theme is excellent and the culmination of the various “Bat-Themes” do feel well earned. Catwoman’s theme is solid, but for some reason is dropped from most of the movie in favor of the repeating two-note phrase.<br><br>@Moggyman<br>Honestly I feel as if JNH’s work on the first two Hunger Games sequels showed a strong improvement in writing and theme building. The last score was a bit too much of a pastiche, but orchestrally a stronger fit than the first one. And “Crimes of Grindelwald” is easily one of the best sequel scores in the past few years (alongside Star Wars and HTTYD). Unfortunately we still don’t have a good album situation for that though. -_-Counterpoint: I liked Crimes of Grindelwald more than the first Fantastic Beasts. And forget Hanging Tree - "Air Raid Drill" from the first and "Sewer Attack" from the second Mockingjay are the best cues from that series. Plus, JNH honestly hasn't worked on that many sequels so we don't really have enough to go on here. <br><br>I think having JNH on board for Catwoman would have done wonders for this score. Hans' theme is okay, but feels like a bit of an afterthought compared to Bane.TDK & TDKR have amazing theme suites.<br><br>But as for the scores in film, they don't even get close to Batman Begins !
I like Tom but idk he's gone downhill in my book. Alita was boring, i was over the moon excited for Terminator cause that was a perfect mix and it was disappointed big time. I'd love to hear Steve Jablonsky tackle that and get back to being as great as he used to, he has been phoning it in big time latelyOk, before I eat my words, JNH did create the Hanging Tree in Mockingjay p1 which was good, but nothing else other than that in the sequels.For being the so called "weakest", it's very good. And if you think that Bane's theme is repetitive, I would say the same about the Joker's theme in TDK (to me they are both good though). <br><br>Now in all fairness, JNH could have probably added good material to the score since he's a genius, but I personally think he doesn't do well on sequels. Sure, in TDK he gave harvey dent a theme that resonated with his character (but was similar to material already used in BB). Yet, if you look at his work in the hunger games, its seems to me that he couldn't bring something both new and compelling to the sequels as he did in the first movie. I will agree with you that Batman Begins has the best music of the series though.After re-listening to this one, it's clearly the weakest of the trilogy. Of course it's not bad, the new themes are pretty good (though I think Bane's theme is a bit too repetitive and dry at times), there's still emotional moments, but JNH's absence really left a hole in this score.<br><br>I get to an extent that's the point, that all of Bruce's potential for a happy life is gone, but even the emotional tracks to me have nowhere near the emotional resonance that JNH's themes brought to the films. <br><br>"Come With Me" is the best example, where the slow emotional Selina Kyle chords just don't leave much of an impact. Definitely could have used JNH's "Courthouse Pt. 1" or the main theme from "Bruce Left For Dead" to emphasize Bruce's giving up of a quiet life. <br><br>Of course I still appreciate the way the 2 note motif is developed into a theme of its own, as well as the score as a whole, but then you get tracks like "Many Forms of Immortality" which just emphasize how much more effective the thematic work in Batman Begins was.It could also be Tom, who worked on Run All Night, and is already an established DC composer<br>Either way I'll be happy
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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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Brent reply Replies: 2 || 2019-08-08 06:58:17
Man, I long forgot about this score (probably because it got overshadowed by Transformers). But, after rediscovering it and revisiting it, I didn’t realize how hauntingly beautiful this is. A true Jablonsky hidden gem.

Side note, any idea what happened to the man? I know he has a Pete Berg movie coming out soon, but not much else than that. Really missing his scores as of late.


Bayhem2019-08-08 15:31:42
He became a father. One kid and another one, soon after the first. He made it clear in interviews that he's focused more on his family. Which makes sense after 5 huge Transformers movies. lol.

As Steve himself said, scoring one Transformers movie is like scoring 2 normal movies. He worked on other projects at the same time, so you can imagine how tough and exhausting it must've been for him and his crew. And for him and his family.

I miss him too, but I totally get why he decided to step back for a while. And it's not like he isn't working. He's got that big comicbook movie too - Bloodshot. And probably other projects we still haven't heard.


Miralsice2019-08-17 22:09:22
The greatest thing that could happen, if Katsuhiro Otomo, who returns after very long 15 years break, reunited with Steve for his new anime «Orbital Era». I don't know the story behind the creation of «Steamboy» and how Steve get that job, but this was one of the best works of Jablosnky and my favorite.

It could be the greatest joy to hear Steve in full-orchestral mod and in anime-project like this.

I know, that all of this is a long shot and almost imposible, but you never know how things could turn.

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.

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)

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

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.

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

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

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.

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