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 Posted:   Mar 17, 2013 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   bewlay   (Member)

The "Yor's World" song is a true Eurotrash classic. Nothing in the world can really prepare you for seeing Yor hijack a pteradactyl he's just killed and using it as a hang glider to attack the cave people who have taken his special lady friend.

Good to hear that someone else is enjoying this.

Though I am beginning to think that I am the only person who bought this score & junked the Scott segment whilst keeping the De Angelis portion.

The De Angelis score has that early 80s electro vibe a la Escape From New York- it brings me right back to that period. Cheap & trashy...!

After a few listens, the Scott section still has no appeal for me.

 Posted:   Mar 17, 2013 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Just got this with my copy of The Touch, and it's going into the CD player next. BSX had it on sale for $9.99. How can you go wrong with John Scott for a mere $10 bucks?

Greg Espinoza

John's score is great, it's just too bad the orchestra wasn't quite up to it and it shows here and there.

When we did this one, he really wanted to RE-RECORD IT, but that just wasn't in the cards.

Ford A. Thaxton

 Posted:   Jun 18, 2013 - 4:45 AM   
 By:   KT   (Member)


 Posted:   Jun 28, 2013 - 5:27 AM   
 By:   smuli of finland   (Member)

I ordered this when it was releases, without listening to samples. It was one of the more pleasant surprise of that year for me. Unfortunately I have too few John Scott scores in my collection, but theme from Yor deserves its place in my Maestro Folder.
On an unrelated subject, what do you folks suppose would be the best way to contact a person, namely Kari Tuhkanen, just in case he might be interested in connecting and communicating with other Finnish film music aficionados?

 Posted:   Jun 28, 2013 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

John Scott, unintended camp and Reb Brown, thanks for reminding me. I knew there was a soundtrack that I had to order. But ai that "Yor's world" song oy vay. Well I can use it to scare cats.

Now if only this were a start of Reb Brown related soundtracks. It could be the road that leads to my dream: a CD with the ORIGINAL soundtrack of

And for those who think I mean that in some ironic way, think again and again. I dare you to listen to this and not feel a rush of joy and a sadness that this kind of music no longer is made.

Oh please if only this were released (maybe on a double whammy: Marvel classics presents Captain America and Spider-man, original music from the classic TV series).

Disco Stu.

 Posted:   Jun 28, 2013 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)


YOR is right here!!

 Posted:   Jun 28, 2013 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   KT   (Member)


 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 2:01 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

This was a John Scott score I initially dismissed as too thin and chintzy for my liking, and the overt similarity to the final movement of Beethoven's 6th (as mentioned by a previous poster) always bugged me. Giving a closer look now reveals that it's really actually a highly enjoyable, creative little romp that packs a lot of variety and typical John Scott creativity into its lean 40 minute runtime.

Of special note is the always-excellent woodwind writing on display, the evocative flourishes of shimmering string writing in "Death Rules This Land" and "Queen Roa" (evoking his COUSTEAU scores to my ears), the pastoral interludes of the main theme (strongly similar to his SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON score of 15 years later) and of course that bad guy march - which, though goofy and thin-sounding, is infectiously fun and instantly memorable; I particularly love its baroque-inspired fugue setting in "Mysterious Island" - one of those outside-the-box touches that only Scott can bring to a film this utterly dire.

It's gotta be said that the orchestra not only sucks and lets the composition down quite a bit, but even worse for me is the shrill, irritating quality of the recording (not a knock on the BSX release, which probably sounds as great as it can given the circumstance) that does the music no service.

It's no ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA or HAREM or KING KONG LIVES or whatever - and there's sometime a Richard Band-like flavor of a composer clearly knowing what he's scoring is dreck and thus treats the material a little more tongue-in-cheek than he should have - but it's still tuneful, versatile and consistently entertaining, with enough of Scott's harmonic creativity and orchestrational finesse to win me over.

I once asked John why he chose to utilize the Beethoven tune as a jumping off point for such a dire film, he said he could no longer recall but he recalls that it was definitely a conscious act on his part about which he feels no need to hide his head in the sand.

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