Filmtracks needs your help. Support the site by donating today! Learn more.
SUPPORT FILMTRACKS! CLICK HERE FIRST:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
iTunes (U.S.)
Amazon.ca
Amazon.fr
eBay (U.S.)
Amazon.de
Amazon.es
Half.com
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
Composers
Awards
   NEWEST MAJOR REVIEWS:
     1. Fantastic Beasts: Grindelwald
    2. Dr. Seuss' The Grinch
   3. The Nutcracker/Four Realms
  4. Halloween
 5. Venom
6. House With a Clock/Walls
   CURRENT MOST POPULAR REVIEWS:
         1. Solo: A Star Wars Story
        2. Batman
       3. Jurassic World: Kingdom
      4. The Predator
     5. Edward Scissorhands
    6. Mission: Impossible - Fallout
   7. Christopher Robin
  8. Apollo 13
 9. Ant-Man and the Wasp
10. The Equalizer 2
Home Page
Menu Options ▼
Comments about the soundtrack for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (James Horner)

Edit | Delete
The new release
• Posted by: Michael   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, July 30, 2009, at 1:49 p.m.
• IP Address: 5addf4a8.bb.sky.com

After the original CD release, fans clamoured for more. An extended bootleg was released with some awkward DVD-ripping and so, for a time, the fans were sated.

Then, FSM decided to release this re-mastered CD and what a welcome addition to their catalogue it is. After ST: The Motion Picture, which was slow and boring but with a majestic "exploration" score by Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner was hired to create something somewhat different. An edgier, battle-driven score that had to highlight the horror in the film as well as the "ships in fog" space battle finale. This re-release is fantastic - it has never sounded better, I would even say not even on DVD. I am an enormous Jerry Goldsmith fan, and love his themes (particuarly those for the Next Gen films and main titles for the TV series he was involved with) but I think Horner was proved to be the correct choice. I urge all those with a love of film music to get this CD - it's a fantastic experience that you'll repeat time and again.




Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  •   The new release  (2055 views)    We're Here
       Michael - Thursday, July 30, 2009, at 1:49 p.m.
    •    Re: The new release  (1973 views)
         Mark Malmstrøm - Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at 9:20 a.m.


Copyright © 1998-2018, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the filmtracks.com site may not be published, broadcast,
rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. Scoreboard created 7/24/98 and last updated 4/25/15.