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 Posted:   May 6, 2008 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   Intro to Jar Jar Binks   (Member)

Fan-freaking-TASTIC! And no dialogue as well. I'm gonna order this soon.

My technophile buddy is an even bigger fan of this score. He's gonna FREAK THE PHUQ OUT.

 
 Posted:   May 6, 2008 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   Kenneth English   (Member)

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Grabbed this more for nostalgia of the movie than actually remembering anything from the score.
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Same here. I love Rubinstein's score to BLUE THUNDER but it's been decades since I saw WARGAMES. I remember loving it the ten-billion times I saw it on HBO in the mid-80s, though.

Ordered!

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2008 - 5:49 AM   
 By:   Tom Maguire   (Member)

First Heavy Metal now this. Makes my year. Thanks fellas.

Tom (Servo)

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2008 - 10:15 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Great movie from the days when a movie could be tense and exciting despite no violence and no one getting killed (I owe Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes a round of drinks for this, Sneakers and Project X - I even bought the novelisation, and I was so relieved the movie didn't have the book's ending*), great music (I've got the Polydor album on tape which makes it a bitch to avoid the dialogue) - I'm definitely getting this! Does the Intrada CD include the songs which aren't in the movie as well?

*The novel ends with David giving up computers for a while ("Lent, you see") and going off to an aerobics class with Jennifer. While whistling Olivia Newton-John's "Physical." I hope that was an addition by the author and not part of the script!

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2008 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

WARGAMES is a great, great , film. I own it on dvd.
See it if you have not yet!!!

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2008 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Imagine my surprise -- WARGAMES appeared in my mail box this morning. So quick! Wish I could spend the day at home listening to it!

 
 
 Posted:   May 8, 2008 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

Could we please oh PLEASE have mr. Rubinstein's phenomenal music for "Bring 'em back alive"?
Pleeeeease!
I have been waiting for almost a quarter of a century now.

D.S.

 
 
 Posted:   May 8, 2008 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Wish I could spend the day at home listening to it!

"Wouldn't you rather play a nice game of... chess?"

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2008 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

I have the Rubenstein collection 2 CD set and some of my favorite cues from Wargames is on there. But I always wanted the harmonica theme at the end, so I'm grabbing this up.

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2008 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

Just got my copy, and I'm listening to it now. As per usual, Intrada has done an excellent job... thanks again!

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2008 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

Got it today!!



sd smile

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2008 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Oddly, mine not received today, and I'm in Texas, but I realize there is a Force Field set up around our local Post office, and I hate them for it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 8, 2008 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   John F   (Member)

I also have that 2 disc Rubinstein promo- and the sound quality is very dissapointing... I wish I knew of this before I ordered it- would have saved $30 bucks. Wonder why they couldn't have cleaned up the hiss on it? Anyways, sorry to digress- I ordered Wargames and can't wait! Blue Thunder is also a guilty pleasure- but AGAIN I wish the Theme at the end of that disc soundded better- there is hiss like taken from a tape source under that track. The rest of the disc seems to sound fine... and I wish it was the film version of that track...
John F

p.s. maybe I should have started a different thread topic, sorry!

 
 
 Posted:   May 8, 2008 - 11:35 PM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

We watched this movie at school (I study film music at the university of Gothenburg) just a few days before Intrada announced it - a coincidence?

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2008 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

and how was that screening? did you discuss the use of music, orchestration, rythms.... (Just interested. smile )

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2008 - 6:06 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

As with many others here, this film is one of those that belong to my childhood nostalgia. I remember taping it from TV and watching the taped VHS several times.

I can't remember anything of the music, but the samples are pretty nice. Not "have to get it"-nice, but....nice. smile

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2008 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   Dan J. Schulte   (Member)

I also have that 2 disc Rubinstein promo- and the sound quality is very dissapointing... I wish I knew of this before I ordered it- would have saved $30 bucks. Wonder why they couldn't have cleaned up the hiss on it? Anyways, sorry to digress- I ordered Wargames and can't wait! Blue Thunder is also a guilty pleasure- but AGAIN I wish the Theme at the end of that disc soundded better- there is hiss like taken from a tape source under that track. The rest of the disc seems to sound fine... and I wish it was the film version of that track...
John F

p.s. maybe I should have started a different thread topic, sorry!



Actually...it was taken from an analog tape source (mine). That track was pretty impossible to find at the time (this was before the net exploded like it has today and it would have taken forever to locate a better copy...if one could be found at all) ...so rather than not have it available at all...my 15 year old cassette was 'baked' & used. I'm happy to have it in it's analog glory than not have it at all. You know, before the digital age we HAD to live with hiss. Spoiled younger generations. In fact, the film version may be better...but this music IMO is used in the best scene in the film when the train rolls over Blue Thunder. I love this music as the credits roll and I'm glad to have it, imperfect or otherwise.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2008 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

I wanted to order now with BLUE THUNDER CD at SAE but... it's gone!!

it was there a few days ago!(BLUE, not WAR)

oh well

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2008 - 5:27 PM   
 By:   Cobrin   (Member)

Just bought my copy of WARGAMES tonight. Can't wait! big grin

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2008 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

I received WARGAMES yesterday, and have listened to it three times already. I was pleasantly surprised with all of the electro-synthy pop music tracks (most of which had vocals), which I wasn't expecting, since all of the samples at Intrada were orchestral, military flavored action music. This is an outstanding and entertaining score from beginning to end, and a most welcome addition to my collection. As Doug would say, "Bullseye!"

 
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