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Predator 2
(1990)
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1990 Varèse
2014 Varèse
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
James B. Campbell

Performed by:
The Skywalker Symphony Orchestra
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
Varèse Sarabande
(December 13th, 1990)

Varèse Sarabande
(December 15th, 2014)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
The 1990 album was a regular U.S. release. The expanded, limited 2014 set is limited to 3,000 copies and sold initially through soundtrack specialty outlets for a price of $25.
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Buy it... if ten minutes of bravado in action and theme from the first score's glory can combine with a handful of Alan Silvestri's trademark, ballsy action rhythms to compensate for an otherwise challenging new atmosphere for this sequel score.

Avoid it... if you demand an even listening experience and brazen new identities, the narrative of Predator 2 somewhat disjointed in its ethnic techniques and containing several completely unlistenable passages of percussive, vocal, and synthetic manipulation.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,555
WRITTEN 1/24/12, REVISED 12/22/14
Silvestri
Silvestri
Predator 2: (Alan Silvestri) Despite the longevity of the Predator franchise since its 1987 debut, its original direct sequel of 1990, Predator 2, has long been considered a tremendous disappointment, both artistically and financially. The star of the original film, Arnold Schwarzenegger, abandoned yet another concept because of an incredibly lame script, and the popular actor was vocal about his dismay in regards to Predator 2's intent to take the battle between alien hunter and human forces into an urban environment. While his character is technically replaced by Gary Busey in the film, the role of primary protagonist dealing with the alien creature(s) is Danny Glover in a decent performance that caused the film to merge the science-fiction elements of its roots with the violent cop thrillers for which Glover had become known in the 1980's. The insertion of a "Predator" into the middle of a Los Angeles turf war between competing drug gangs left critics and audiences without much reason to care, though the Predator's redesign did add to claims of the use of racial stereotypes by the filmmakers. Glover's character, familiar in some ways to his Lethal Weapon role, chases the Predator through the city and has to contend with the Busey-connected federal forces that, still investigating the initial film's events, are trying to capture the alien. The plot was laughably poor, in part due to some intentionally and unintentionally humorous scenes (an old lady chases the Predator out of her apartment with a broom) but also in part due to its attempt to better the ridiculous violence of the first movie, with displays of dismemberment and other unpleasant injuries and death that initially earned Predator 2 an NC-17 rating in America before being trimmed down by studio insistence. The film recouped its production budget but not much more, temporarily killing the concept on screen before 20th Century Fox combined it with its Alien franchise, a notion that had already existed in comic prior to Predator 2 but was suggested by a trophy room scene in the film as well. The score by Alan Silvestri for the original Predator became a cult favorite much like the film, its initial two, limited CD releases both becoming scarce collectibles and commanding top dollar on the secondary market.



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147 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.21 Stars
***** 40 5 Stars
**** 29 4 Stars
*** 26 3 Stars
** 27 2 Stars
* 25 1 Stars
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Love this movie!
hewhomustnotbenamed - February 22, 2012, at 12:36 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
1990 Varèse Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 45:08
• 1. Main Title (2:46)
• 2. First Carnage (2:36)
• 3. Tunnel Chase (4:53)
• 4. Truly Dead (4:57)
• 5. Danny Gets It (3:20)
• 6. Rest in Pieces (1:34)
• 7. El Scorpio (2:42)
• 8. This is History (6:28)
• 9. Swinging Rude Boys (2:41)
• 10. Dem Bones (4:30)
• 11. End Title (8:46)
2014 Varèse Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 104:49

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert of the 1990 album includes no extra information about the score or film. That of the 2014 product contains detailed information about both.
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