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 Posted:   Sep 29, 2012 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

Double post.

 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2012 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

Triple post?!?!?!?!

 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2012 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   TM2-Megatron   (Member)

Awesome. Still no Canadian score release... frown

The CD version hasn't even been released in the UK yet, but it's up for pre-order on Amazon.ca with a release date just a day later than Amazon.co.uk.

http://www.amazon.ca/Dredd-Ost-Paul-Leonard-Morgan/dp/B0097RFADE/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1348960457&sr=1-1

They can keep the digital download, IMO.

I saw this one opening weekend, and really enjoyed it. I haven't seen a film that's so reminiscent of a classic action flick in a long time, and I understand (haven't read the comic, myself) that it did much better justice to the source material than the Stallone version.

The 3-D was also pretty well-done in most scenes, despite the predominantly dark environments.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2012 - 2:18 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Everyone (here) loves it and it bombs!!
Go figure. frown

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2012 - 4:07 AM   
 By:   Dirk Wickenden   (Member)

I understand (haven't read the comic, myself) that it did much better justice to the source material than the Stallone version.

I read 2000AD and some Judge Dredd standalones from 1980s - mid 1990s and I thought the Stallone was more like the comic, the heck with removing his helmet and so on. Dredd 3D may have been in 3D but it was a one dimensional film, not reminiscent of the comic at all.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2012 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   AndyDursin   (Member)

Dredd had a 30% increase from Monday to Tuesday and was in 4th place. Word of mouth starting to get around?

Down -64%, DREDD suffered the biggest drop in the Top 12, bottoming out with $2.2M in weekend #2.

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2012 - 8:14 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Face it, this movie was never going to be anything other than a cult-appealing spectacle. I'm happy to call it a cult classic myself, but money this thing was never gonna make.

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2012 - 9:16 PM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

I understand (haven't read the comic, myself) that it did much better justice to the source material than the Stallone version.

I read 2000AD and some Judge Dredd standalones from 1980s - mid 1990s and I thought the Stallone was more like the comic, the heck with removing his helmet and so on. Dredd 3D may have been in 3D but it was a one dimensional film, not reminiscent of the comic at all.


Dredd's creator approves of the Urban version of Dredd over the Stallone version. I'm pretty sure he's more of an authority on the matter as to which movie was more like the comic.

 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2012 - 2:07 AM   
 By:   Dirk Wickenden   (Member)

Dredd's creator approves of the Urban version of Dredd over the Stallone version. I'm pretty sure he's more of an authority on the matter as to which movie was more like the comic.

Money talks...

 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2012 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

Dredd's creator approves of the Urban version of Dredd over the Stallone version. I'm pretty sure he's more of an authority on the matter as to which movie was more like the comic.

Money talks...


Seriously?!

roll eyes

That's a pretty lame defense on your end.

 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2012 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Yeah. That's pretty weak. Your argument really doesn't make much sense as the Stallone version was also a financial failure.

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2012 - 2:09 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Absolutely fantastic soundtrack.
The Plan track has just become my new ringtone.

 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2012 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

Kaya Savas' review of this score, taken from Film, Music & Media:

Paul Leonard-Morgan is a composer who knows how to build immersive textures and worlds through sound. He does so on the series MI-5 (aka Spooks) and he did so in Limitless. His score for Dredd falls in line with his previous works as it sets itself apart from his previous scores but shares all the characteristics of his voice as a storyteller. Dredd is not your standard studio blockbuster and the score isn't either. Instead of big predictable sounds we get deep and intricate textures that build melodies. From track 1 the music is already pulling you in and building a sonic universe around you.

Dredd is indeed a melodic score so there is no worries for those who don't like ambient textures. While the music is quite textural with many layers, it still builds a very progressive score. The score is loud and industrial with heavy electronics. Many people shun electronic scores, and I don't understand why. Technology is a tool; filmmakers use it to build CGI worlds and creatures, but for some reason traditionalists can't accept it as an instrument. Well go prance in a meadow if you're not ready for the kick-ass score of Dredd. The music is rhythmic and propulsive. There is a constant flow of energy throughout and Paul has a grip on the structure masterfully here. Some of the music has a meditative quality to it and I found it to be trancelike even. You can tell his music has gotten more focused with each new score, and Dredd is a finely tuned machine. The music is structured for heavy action editing in the film, and acts as the blanket that unifies everything rather than a boxing glove that punches on every beat. Since the film has a "slo-mo" theme in the narrative, the music plays on that with time slowing down and speeding up. This creates even more textures that build interesting layers. The score does have its quiet moments as well to let some air in. The space between the immersive tracks lets the story breath and adds to the narrative structure. The journey ends on a very ethereal and spacial note with the track "Ma-Ma's Requiem". The final track reminds you of the universe you just journeyed through.

Dredd is an immensely enjoyable breath of fresh air amongst summer action films. Leonard-Morgan's style is precise and finely tuned to craft an immensely immersive sci-fi world. Dredd's electronic soundscape creates such intricate textures and layers that make the listening experience very absorbing. The music absorbs you from the get go and it's a great ride to the end. This score is not overly loud, but it does serve a nice amount of balls to the wall here and there. It's a great action score that isn't dumbed down.

3 of 4 Stars

http://www.filmmusicmedia.com/reviews/dreddbypaulleonard-morganreview

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2012 - 9:43 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

I saw the movie the other week and was a bit disappointed with it to be honest. i think i gave it some random score like 5.5/10. Maybe worth one watch at least. The score in the film never drew me out of it in a negative way and i really liked a couple of pieces, especially the music where the slo-mo drug kicks in. I defintely appreciated the music more after watching the film, though i'd probably just buy a few individual tracks than the whole score. But i certainly warmed up to it more than i expected.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2012 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I still cannot find this score anywhere. No physical CD and no Canadian iTunes release.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2012 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   JDH   (Member)

I still cannot find this score anywhere. No physical CD and no Canadian iTunes release.

Would it be expensive to import the CD from Amazon.co.uk?

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2012 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I still cannot find this score anywhere. No physical CD and no Canadian iTunes release.

Would it be expensive to import the CD from Amazon.co.uk?



Thanks for the tip! They actually had it in stock and shipped the next day!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2012 - 5:24 PM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

One of my favorite scores of the year smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2012 - 3:12 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

Shame it tanked but I'm looking forward to buying this film on DVD to see it again.

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2012 - 3:57 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I'm really sorry I missed this one on the big screen. frown

 
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