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Old 05-14-2008, 03:55 AM   #1
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Please name the Blu-ray movies that have the best action music track.
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I would say that any movie that has a score by Jerry Goldsmith would have the greatest action cues. i.e. Total Recall, First Knight, Capricorn One, Rambo 1-3, Under Fire etc.

Sorry not all are on Blu-Ray yet.

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Great Question. I will go with Gladiator.
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I don't really get what you mean by "action movie track". Do you mean music that plays in the background of action scenes in action movies, or just music that has an actiony feel to it?
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Easy one for me.....'The Departed'. The action-musical score will rock your socks off. It flows along wonderfully with some action spots, and also builds up the pressure in certain spots.
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Great Question. I will go with Gladiator.
The original poster specified Blu-ray movies though.
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I don't really get what you mean by "action movie track". Do you mean music that plays in the background of action scenes in action movies, or just music that has an actiony feel to it?
I guess I mean the music score in the background, not songs. Music from an intense scene. Kiss of The Dragon has some good ones.
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Even though it's not Blu-ray, it's hard to beat the Raider's March in the Indy movies. For a Blu-ray, I'd have to say I get the biggest thrill from the scene in Superman Returns where he's using his heat vision to separate the space shuttle from the plane and the John Williams theme kicks in. It's glorious in PCM.

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come on guys black hawk down has gotta be in the top couple of movies *note: this is a long long long list
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Black Rain has an excellent action soundtrack.
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Even though it's not Blu-ray, it's hard to beat the Raider's March in the Indy movies. For a Blu-ray, I'd have to say I get the biggest thrill from the scene in Superman Returns where he's using his heat vision to separate the space shuttle from the plane and the John Williams theme kicks in. It's glorious in PCM.
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1) Face/Off (John Powell)
2) Black Hawk Down (Hans Zimmer)
3) Gladiator (Hans Zimmer)
4) The Island (Steve Jablonsky)
5) Bourne (John Powell)
6) The Rock (The Chase, Opening Credits - Hans Zimmer)
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I guess I mean the music score in the background, not songs. Music from an intense scene. Kiss of The Dragon has some good ones.
Ah, ok. I'd say my favourite action music in a scene ever is where the three angels are fighting to "Smack My ***** Up" by Prodigy in Charlies Angels. You just can't beat that.

A very close second is the music that plays in the background in the awesome scene where Beatrix Kiddo and O Ren Ishii battle in the masterpiece Kill Bill 1. The only reason I didn't put this first is because the CA scene is more actiony and just a little bit more awesome.
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It's not available on blu yet, but the music cue used in the action climax of Michael Mann's version of Last of the Mohicans is quite memorable.
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not on blu yet, but the action music by James Horner in ALIENS was the best imo.

If you don't have the soundtrack to Aliens, I highly recommend it.

If you listen carefully, the soundtrack sounds somewhat like Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
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"To Victory" by Tyler Bates is a great piece from 300, but it's played at the start of the end-credits. Another great end-credits song (and the movie's only original song) is "Roar!" by Michael Giacchino for Cloverfield. Gladiator is an all-time favorite action movie score by Zimmer. For something different, try the tango-ish score for Mr. and Mrs. Smith by John Powell.

Only two of these are on Blu, which are 300 and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Both sound damn great: the 300 track has to get you pumped, and Powell's score is clearly heard through the action.

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The Navy Seals theme in The Rock, Hunger in Black Hawk Down, oh to hell with it any Hans Zimmer score!
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