© 2006 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Music by:||Masamichi Amano|
|Music Performed by:||POLAND NATIONAL WARSAW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA|
|Number of tracks||23|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||December 20, 2000|
October 09, 2006
The following information and track titles for this CD are from http://www.hexacord-america.com/japan/cpc8_3035.html.
"At the dawn of the Millenium, the nation collapsed. At 15% unemployment, 10 million were out of work, 800,000 students boycotted school. The adults lost confidence, and fearing the youth, eventually passed the 'Millenium Educational Reform Act'...AKA: The BR Act." - opening graphics introduction to Battle Royale Easily one of the most provocative and disturbing films to come out of Japan (until Suicide Club was released in 2002) and a contemporary cult favorite.
My 2 cents worth:
I didn't enjoy this CD as much as the sequel CD. This is made up of classical pieces of music as well as some original pieces by Masamichi Amano. While I enjoy listening to classical music from time to time, the second CD for me was the better of the two. Parts of track 1 reminded me of some of the stock music in the U.S. Superman TV shows of the 50's. Track 2 even had a small queue that reminded me of the Batman movies mixed with a little of the marches from "Alien 2". Don't get me wrong, this CD is also a fine listening experience, I just preferred the sequel's music. Of course I have never seen either film so have no idea how well the music works for these films.