Good news about Black Rain looking forward to another classic Zimmer score.
MV I have a question please. Since the original sdtk was released by Virgin Movie Music. Will there by any other sdtks that might be on your radar by chance from a certain composer?
Thanks so much.
A dream project is Willow but its Lucas.
Thanks MV for responding. Yeah I had a feeling about Willow unfortunately. What about Red Heat & maybe Glory? As for Red Heat this is a gulity pleaure. Perhaps remastered w/extra music and maybe a couple of bonus tracks of the Opening/Closing credits w/o the choirs?
First Breath is right, this one IS worthy of its own thread. I posted this on the other thread, so please forbear with me, I just want to be part of the Black Rain discussion. Actually I can't remember being THIS excited about a single release in a long time.
Black Rain is THE ONE Zimmer score I never stopped playing ever since I've seen the movie first. I can't really explain why, but movie and score hold a very special place in my heart. Yes I know, Black Rain is mostly an un-original, style-over-substance cop thriller and all negative that's been said IS valid - but still I find myself returning to this one more often than to any other Scott movie. It has a great cast (Michael Douglas -with unusual hairstyle- at the height of his career, a wonderful flashy Andy Garcia and an always somber Ken Takakura. I sure wish Ken had done more western movies, since his japanese features are hard to get here), fantastic camera and lighting and an intelligent and spot-on Zimmer score.
Unlike most of his other action scores of the late 80s/early-to-mid 90s (Broken Arrow comes to mind), where Zimmer constructed orchestral/synth noise around an admittedly lovely main theme (or left out the lovely main theme at all, like in Peacemaker) in Black Rain the action scoring never loses its melody and I love the moments where the gentle "Nick and Masa theme" shines through all the mayhem.
There are countless scenes where the music is spot-on (e.g. when Douglas pulls the gun out of its holster or in the final scene), no wonder future directors felt like they needed something similar in their features. Sadly, none of them ever made me feel the way like the one that started it all. Don't get me wrong, I do have many of the later Zimmer scores, but most of them make me feel tired after some time. Not so Black Rain.
I don't know how many times I have listened to the MCA album (having bought it immediately after my first viewing of the film), but ever since I regretted that the album only features a small suite. The Gregg Allman song is quite good (and the prospect of having the film version which is played during the opening titles is great too), but the rest of the pop stuff is pretty much forgettable, especially the UB40 song totally feels out of place, given the dark nature of the film (and it sure doesn't fit an Osaka skyline at night).
For the very first time I think of buying two copies of a release. CAN'T WAIT!!
It's all part of my ultimate goal to release as many scores from the Summer of '89 as I possibly can.
OK, let's continue with these:
Far From Home - Jonathan Elias The Cover Girl And The Cop - Sylvester Levay Manhunt - Sylvester Levay Fletch Lives - Harold Faltermeyer Listen To Me - David Foster Dead Bang - Gary Chang Cookie - Thomas Newman L.A. Takedown - Tim Truman
Personal opinion aside, couldn't the '80s version of Basil Wrathbone have at least waited until closer to the release date? There are a lot of people excited about the second Batman: The Animated Series release and none of them jumped the gun.