I was listening to the <b>Tron: Legacy</b> soundtrack this week, and was reminded of how <i>good</i> the music was, and how <i>bad</i> the film was. Then I wondered if the Blu-ray / DVD had a soundtrack only option, because I would happily buy that disc, just to see the visuals and the music.
This reminded me of the original <b>Matrix</b> DVD, which had the score, with the composer talking about each piece during the sections normally reserved for dialogue. I thought it worked wonderfully.
Is this a common special feature? Do other films have this?
Isolated score audio track would seem to be a more common feature than one with commentary.
Edward Scissorhands - Danny Elfman (www.bluntinstrument.org.uk/elfman/archive/dvdEdward.htm)
04-22-12, 11:02 AM
TRON Legacy does not have an isolated score track.
04-22-12, 11:16 AM
Composer Trevor Rabin does a commentary on the score in Ahnuld's The 6th Day: SE. An isolated 5.1 track features the score, along with occasional interjections from Rabin, who chats about the various instrumentation used to set particular moods, among other things.
04-22-12, 12:52 PM
These of mine which apparently have isolated music tracks, though I haven't actually checked them out.
Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection (Anthology Blu Set)
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (DVD)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Blu)
The Dark Crystal (DVD)
Doctor Who (DVD; a whole bunch of them have music-only tracks)
Final Destination (DVD & Blu)
House of 1000 Corpses (DVD)
Jumanji (DVD Collector's Series)
Legend (DVD & Blu)
Little Shop of Horrors 1986 (DVD)
Looney Tunes Gold Collections 1-6, various cartoons (DVD)
Lord of Illusions (DVD)
The Ninth Gate (DVD)
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (DVD & Blu)
Planet of the Apes set (Blu)
Space Jam (DVD SE)
Superman the Movie (2000 DVD)
THX 1138 (Blu)
Tomorrow Never Dies (DVD)
The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Blu)
Yellow Submarine (DVD)
04-22-12, 02:27 PM
I think the original release of The Thing had an isolated score.
04-22-12, 03:36 PM
Not really an isolated score per se, but wasnt there a version of Apollo 13 that would play through the entire score if you left it sitting on the menu?
04-22-12, 04:35 PM
A lot of the earlier Universal Collector's Editions had the entire score play on some of the menus. On first viewing I've always let menus play all the way through, so this is pretty cool.
04-23-12, 11:15 AM
04-24-12, 08:49 PM
Superman the Movie has it on BD as well, and the series finale of Justice League: Unlimited on DVD had one as well.