They Must Be Destroyed On Sight!

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Blood on the Tracks Episode 19: 1980s Sword & Sorcery Films Part 2 (1985-’89).

December 31st, 2018

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Lee's back with part two of his look at the soundtracks and scores of 1980s Sword and Sorcery films, this time finishing off the second half of the 1980s where the genre both peaked and rapidly declined. 1980s pop music influences, sexploitation, overlooked animated gems, and Cannon film flops are all covered in this one.

Playlist:

--Theme from "Barbarian Queen" (1985) -- Chris Young
--Prologue, Hen Wen's Seeing & The Army Of The Dead from "The Black Cauldron" (1985) -- Elmer Bernstein
--Navarre And Marquet Duel & Main Title from "Ladyhawke" (1985) -- Andrew Powell
--Main Title, Temple Raid & End Credits from "Red Sonja" (1985) -- Ennio Morricone
--Darkness & Goblins from "Legend" (1985) -- Tangerine Dream
--Training Montage from "Highlander" (1986) -- Michael Kamen
--Princes of the Universe from "Highlander" (1986) -- Queen
--China's Arrival At Harem from "The Barbarians" (1987) -- Pino Donaggio
--It's Them/Centurion Attack from "Masters of the Universe" (1987) -- Bill Conti
--Willow's Theme from "Willow" -- James Horner (1988)

Opening and closing music: Downhill Decoy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Blonk Monster from "House by the Cemetery" by Walter Rizzati.