Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)


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“For 15 years now, we have lived here. Before that time, I was a pet of my master Yoshi. When we were forced to come to New York, I found myself for the first time without a home, wandering thew sewers, scavaging for whatever I could find. And then, one day, I came upon a shattered glass jar and four baby turtles,” Master Splinter said.

This was the first time the Turtles on the Half Shell got a live action movie. It was dark and funny and also it wasn’t cgi turtles, it was real guys doing real stunts and real moves that made the turtles who they were.

I always recall reluctantly that I had to learn the turtles rap in high school music. Why would someone who teaches music use a rap to get the feel of real music, give me Williams, Goldsmith, or Horner anyday not a rap that is based on a cartoon show. I mean don’t get me wrong, I love the cartoon and I love the comic adaptions of the turtles. In fact even the current iterations of the TMNT movies is absolutely fantastic, but I digress. This movie is alot of fun.

The film was directed by Steve Barron and the music was scored by John Duprez. Now John Duprez isn’t known for a whole lot of film scores, but he takes it and runs with it.

Here is the basic plot…In New York, mysterious radioactive ooze has mutated four sewer turtles into talking, upright-walking, crime-fighting ninjas. The intrepid heroes — Michelangelo (Robbie Rist), Donatello (Corey Feldman), Raphael (Josh Pais) and Leonardo (Brian Tochi) — are trained in the Ninjutsu arts by their rat sensei, Splinter. When a villainous rogue ninja, who is a former pupil of Splinter, arrives and spreads lawlessness throughout the city, it’s up to the plucky turtles to stop him.

I was really surprised that Corey Feldman was one of the four turtles who actually did real martial arts in the film. Fun little facts make this movie a gem.

You can find the score on Amazon.

Would you like some clips?

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Shredder’s Suite






Spin That Wheel


Well that’s all for this week, look forward to next week when I bring you The Hunt for Red October! See you then and Happy Listening!


Die Hard II: Die Harder


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“That punk pulled a Glock 7 on me. You know what that is? It’s a porcelain gun made in Germany. Dosen’t show up on your airport X-ray machines, here, and it cost more than you make in a month,” John MacClane said.

John MacClane is at it again in this adventure at an airport and up against terrorist who just want more money.  The soundtrack was composed by Michael Kamen who composed Robin Hood: Prince of Theives. It isn’t a great soundtrack, but alot of the action cues are great!

Here is the basic plot…A year after his heroics in L.A, detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) is mixed up in another terrorist plot, this time at Washington Dulles International Airport, where he is waiting for his wife (Bonnie Bedelia). That same night, South American politico and drug profiteer Ramon Esperanza (Franco Nero) is arriving in U.S. custody. McClane takes action when a treasonous ex-colonel (William Sadler) seizes control of the airport, threatening to crash every inbound flight unless Esperanza is freed.

Its a fun movie directed by Renny Harlin. You should at least see it once.

You can get the soundtrack on Amazon.

You can also get it on ITunes.

Would you like some clips?

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Fight on the Wing


Old Cape Cod


Skywalk Shootout




Well that’s all for today, hope you enjoyed it! See you next week for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. See you then and Happy Listening!


Total Recall (1990)


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“You’re the same. No matter where you go, there you are. It’s always the same old you. Let me suggest that you take a vacation from yourself. I-I know it sounds wild. It is the latest thing in travel. We call it the Ego Trip,” Bob McClaine replied.

One of the best 90’s movies directed by Paul Verhoeven who directed Robocop and Starship Troopers. Total Recall was based upon the short story by Phillip K. Dick.

It keeps up the violence and action that a Verhoeven film gets. It also gives us comedy and weirdness that doesn’t exist in the story. I really enjoyed Arnold Schwartzenegger in this film, he brought the role to life!

Here is the basic plot…Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a bored construction worker in the year 2084 who dreams of visiting the colonized Mars. He visits “Rekall,” a company that plants false memories into people’s brains, in order to experience the thrill of Mars without having to travel there. But something goes wrong during the procedure; Quaid discovers that his entire life is actually a false memory and that the people who implanted it in his head now want him dead.

The best part of the movie is the ending, if you are a science fiction fan, you must see this film for the goofiness and enjoyability of it.

The score was composed by Jerry Goldsmith and he gives us a metallic score with other worldly sounds for the soundtrack score. Its a very enjoyable and notable score.

You can get the soundtrack on Amazon.

You can also get the soundtrack on ITunes.

Would you like some clips?

Here you go…

Opening Credits


First Dream


The Mutant


The Big Jump


Well that’s all for this week, see you next week for Die Hard 2: Die Harder! Happy Listening!