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Deep Rising
(1998)
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1998 Hollywood
2014 Intrada
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Alexander Courage
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
Hollywood Records
(January 27th, 1998)

Intrada Records
(June 9th, 2014)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
The 1998 Hollywood Records album was a regular U.S. release. The 2014 Intrada album is a limited product with unknown quantities produced and sold initially for $20.
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Buy it... if you never tire of stereotypical Jerry Goldsmith action and horror scores no matter how derivative and predictable they may be.

Avoid it... if you lament the lack of a distinct personality in many of the late-era Goldsmith autopilot scores, especially when he explicably became intertwined in trashy flicks.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #541
WRITTEN 2/1/98, REVISED 8/17/14
Goldsmith
Goldsmith
Deep Rising: (Jerry Goldsmith) Somewhere in the process of making Deep Rising, director Stephen Sommers and his crew must have realized that the film was well on its way to failure on a historical level, and that something unique would have to be done to make the whole thing memorable. Apparently, that's where the relentless gore came into the equation, for it's hard to recall any film that shows more grotesque body mutilation than Deep Rising (and that survey includes the likes of Starship Troopers). The setting for this ultimate display of fake blood spraying is the luxury liner Argonautica, the target of a mercenary group who plans to raid its safes and scuttle it as part of a deal to secure an insurance payout. Unfortunately, some octopus-like monster of poor CGI rendering had already boarded the ship first, killed most of its inhabitants and eagerly awaiting the fresh blood of B-movie actors for whom their automatic weapons offer little more than a tickle. The bad acting and poor plot were only made worse by the really unconvincing presentation of the monster. That, and what's the point of casting Famke Janssen in a wet T-shirt role if she's going to wear a bra? The early 1998 horror flick vanished as quickly as it had become a blip on the radar, receiving far less press than the real-life food poisoning outbreaks on cruise ships that seem far more popular of an event. The laughable qualities of Deep Rising also had a lasting impression on composer Jerry Goldsmith, who decided after his collaboration with Sommers on this and The Mummy the next year that he was tired of earning his money on the backs of such trash. Unfortunately, he would continue scoring trash like Hollow Man over the course of his final dozen or so scores before his death, making his fans wish he had come to this conclusion a little earlier. Goldsmith did, however, have the capability of cranking out some fine (or at least interesting) music for these terrible horror and suspense films at times in the late 1990's. Deep Rising, sadly, is not one of those entries. You occasionally hear composers stuck in autopilot mode when they're going through their motions, earning that paycheck, and obviously putting a minimal amount of thought into a score. Don't let the producers of the 2014 album convince you that there is transcending intelligence in this project, for this basic procedural methodology is exactly what Goldsmith aspired to in Deep Rising, a score with very few, if any, ideas that the composer's fans haven't heard several times before, and for far better films.



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797 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.78 Stars
***** 109 5 Stars
**** 117 4 Stars
*** 219 3 Stars
** 198 2 Stars
* 154 1 Stars
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The reviewer is stupid.
Chad Wichterman - January 30, 2015, at 8:13 p.m.
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A very good score
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
1998 Hollywood Records Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 32:22
• 1. Underwater Grave (2:38)
• 2. Lost Communication (2:57)
• 3. Collision Course (1:15)
• 4. Boarding (3:47)
• 5. Wet Repairs (2:26)
• 6. Let's Make a Deal (6:54)
• 7. Wall of Water (3:19)
• 8. Leila's Gone (2:05)
• 9. E Ticket (3:37)
• 10. Hang On (2:55)
2014 Intrada Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 67:30

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert of the 1998 album includes no extra information about the score or film. That of the 2014 Intrada album contains extensive notation about both.
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