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I actually don't know which I prefer. I guess nostalgia might be clouding my judgement, since the album version was the one used on the DVD menu. Both are still pretty good, nonetheless.Yeah no contest IMO, it's much more dynamic and more "Powell-y" compared to that Superman-style rhythm he uses in the album version and elsewhere in the score. Must have been a hasty last-minute redo or something to not show up on the album.The films Powell is currently choosing allow him to write much more interesting music than your average Marvel movie... ;)<br><br>Excited for Call of the Wild in a few weeks.Does anyone know what the correct chronological tracklist for this would be?Honestly, i think i will be that few people who likes Lights Out. But his best horror score is A Cure for Wellness
Thatís a cool choice, Iím hoping for something more like ďItĒ and less like ďLightís OutĒ.Wallfisch has compose the score for The Invisible Man, another horror score for the best guy today for the jobPowell has his personal reasons, but I sincerely hope he comes around to do another superhero score again, especially for MARVEL since his style isnít fit for the likes of DC as of now.I like the film version of Bathroom Titles better.LOL!<br><br>He has had some experience with animated projects, Iím interested to hear him do more diverse projects like that.
I will never understand when people can't stand people opinions and 'attack' them.<br><br>If some loves Trent Reznor (i hate the guy's music), is his opinion and i no one to say nothing about it.Bring on the remixes!LOL!!! You have no idea about film music<br>====================<br><br><br>It's his opinion, my friend.<br><br>And his opinion is equally as valid as the opinion of someone who thinks this score is the worst crap ever. Why? Because when it comes to appreciating art (movies, books, music...) it is all completely subjective. <br><br>I always use this example: I have two friends - educated, family men - who have seen The Godfather. One of them thinks it's one of the greatest movies ever, while the other one barely finished watching it. <br><br>At the end of the day, just because a group of people (film critics, film buffs, etc) proclaim that something is "good" or "bad" doesn't mean that it's automatically a holy statement that everyone should agree with. <br><br>We are all different :)<br><br>Cheers!Judging by the clips of this movie, it will be a good choice.<br><br>I can't wait for this one, after seeing those clipsAccording to Film Music Reporter, Tom is also scoring Scoob!
MMichaels LOL!!! You have no idea about film musicFantastic score by Balfe.Best action score writer to come from RCP since Powell for sure .It hits all the same notes you would expect out of a feel good sports movie, but the performances and real life story really add a lot to it, as does Rabinís score.<br>=======================<br><br><br>Well said! <br><br>Agreed.I've demanded for it to be removed a long time ago... Maybe in 10 years, who knows...RIP to a legend....<br><br>Just rewatched Coach Carter a few weeks back. It hits all the same notes you would expect out of a feel good sports movie, but the performances and real life story really add a lot to it, as does Rabinís score.
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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 didnít 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 ęOrbital EraĽ. I don't know the story behind the creation of ęSteamboyĽ 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.

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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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