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Underworld
(2003)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:
Paul Haslinger

Co-Produced by:
Brian Lustmord
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Lakeshore Records
(October 14th, 2003)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you desire the texture and atmosphere of Paul Haslinger's somewhat harmonic, but still harshly metallic underscore instead of the film's more obvious song placements.

Avoid it... if your world of werewolves and vampires rages with strictly heavy metal brutality and no keyboarded sentimentality will fit into that equation.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #350
WRITTEN 10/5/03, REVISED 3/12/09
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Underworld: (Paul Haslinger) You sometimes find cases in which a film is universally loved by audiences and universally bashed by critics, and Underworld is such an example. The fantasy topic was the directing debut of Len Wiseman, the respected art director of Stargate and Independence Day, and the one thing that everybody agreed on early is that Underworld has no shortage of beautiful sets. Audiences couldn't seem to get enough vampire films in their blood, and Underworld presents a nocturnal vampire vs. werewolves war that takes the biting genre into the world of slow-motion, logic-defying, Matrix-like action sequences (but how can these underground wars go on for centuries without the greater, normal public finding out about them by accident?). It is a visual stunner, as is the leather-clad Kate Beckinsale, who, with her cute accent, seemed like the last choice to be cast as the best vampire fighter of the kingdom. But who's to quibble with her casting when compared to seeing her shoot a hole through a floor with a couple of handguns? (MythBusters fans, insert comment here). So successful was this Matrix-gone-vampire scenario that Beckinsale immediately signed on for a sequel, which took three years in the making and, alas, the war between werewolves and vampires was destined rage on in both a sequel and prequel. Whatever you may think about the merits of the film, the choice of composer was consistent with the genre. Despite being classically trained in Salzburg and Vienna, composer Paul Haslinger has always been best known for his involvement as a member of the famed electronic band Tangerine Dream, and he scored several films with that group from the late 1980's onward. He served as an arranger and programmer for composer Graeme Revell in many of his most popular electronically-enhanced scores of the late 1990's, from Spawn to Tomb Raider, and was also the music producer for the extremely stylish Red Planet.



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1,210 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.66 Stars
***** 149 5 Stars
**** 158 4 Stars
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song... becoming wolf in police car   Expand >>
eka - February 9, 2005, at 6:58 a.m.
3 comments  (3464 views)
Newest: March 29, 2006, at 5:03 p.m. by
Alice Slane
Moody and Good
Studiopadank - September 13, 2004, at 12:43 p.m.
1 comment  (1511 views)
looking for mellow string cue...   Expand >>
x871 - January 12, 2004, at 9:29 a.m.
2 comments  (2841 views)
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Tinrib
soundtrack gives feeling to the film   Expand >>
kate summres - November 4, 2003, at 11:37 a.m.
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Brian
Underworld   Expand >>
William - November 2, 2003, at 11:36 a.m.
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shannon
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 52:20
• 1. Introduction (0:52)
• 2. The End of an Era - Opening (1:31)
• 3. Deathdealers Deploy (2:17)
• 4. Darkness Deep Within (1:19)
• 5. Transformation (1:27)
• 6. Red Tape - performed by Agent Provocateur (4:57)
• 7. Suspended Memories (1:59)
• 8. The Crypt (0:56)
• 9. Bloodlines (5:11)
• 10. Metamorphosis (2:24)
• 11. The End of an Era - Reprise (2:33)
• 12. Anger and Retribution (3:48)
• 13. Corvinus (3:53)
• 14. Subterrania (0:58)
• 15. Fire Falling from the Sky (2:56)
• 16. Miserere (2:49)
• 17. The Last Stand (2:34)
• 18. Eternity and a Day (4:08)
• 19. Keep Watch Over the Night - Bonus Track (5:38)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes no extra information about the score or film. Early advance notice to stores about this product erroneously listed anywhere from 15 to 18 tracks.
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