Conan the Destroyer - not a really good sequel, BUT the saving grace....

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  1. todd stone

    todd stone Screenwriter

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    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum but it is related to the movie [​IMG]

    After watching this movie you come to the conclusion of "uhhhhh what did I just watch compared to the glorious conan the barbarian movie" HOWEVER, the soundtrack *although not as good as the 1st movie* has one track on there that is just phonomenal. The track is called "crystal palace". You have to listen to this whole track by itself as it is an amazing piece of work. It has a very fantasy / western driven feel to it. One of the best pieces of soundtrack work I have heard.


    Anyone else have any thoughts? I urge you to listen to this track alone through it's entirety without the movie.
     
  2. RobertR

    RobertR Lead Actor

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    I would not bother to ever rent or buy this godawful, committee-of-Hollywood suits-driven piece of crap to do what you suggest. It's not worth it.
     
  3. Max Leung

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    I suppose you can download an mp3 of this track from somewhere, Robert. [​IMG]

    I hope my post caps the thread fart. [​IMG]
     
  4. Nick_Scott

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    Well, compared to Red Sonya, or Kull.... Conan 2 was pretty darn good.

    -Nick
     
  5. Alvin.G.

    Alvin.G. Stunt Coordinator

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    You know, I haven't seen Conan 1 or Conan 2 since I was a kid, even though it shows repeated on latenite/weekend TV. I think I might just go add these to my Netflix queue. My favorite part (that I can remember) is

    when Conan is being chased by wolves after he's is set free, falls into the tomb, says "Krum", picks up his father's sword, knocks off the cobwebs, breaks his chains and whups some canine ass!

    Ah, memories...[​IMG]


    acg
     
  6. todd stone

    todd stone Screenwriter

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    I am telling you, listen to that one piece I mentioned. Truly an excellent piece.
     
  7. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Producer

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    Alving

    That wasn't his father's sword. His father's sword was taken by Thulsa Doom and used by his lieutenant Rexor, until Conan slew him and reclaimed it. The sword from the tomb belonged to the dead guy (In the tomb). The dead guy is supposed to be an Atlantean, or other giant race (It's corpse is taller than Conan sitting down), and the giant's one-armed sword has to be wielded by Conan with both arms (cause it's so big).

    Excellant fantasy movie IMHO, one of my "Top 5" movies of all time.

    Fun Fact!

    Carefully observe the ending sequence, Just before it cuts to the stationary "epilogue" shot before the credits. The burning of Thulsa Doom's palace is a music & visual homage/knock-off to the warehouse in Citizen Kane.
     
  8. Ken Chan

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    You don't have to watch the whole movie, just get this CD.

    //Ken
     
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    Jason_Els Screenwriter

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  10. Joe D

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    Ohh how I love Conan the Barbarian. The entire movie is fantastic.

    I agree with you that the Crystal Palace track is fantastic, but the music in Barbarian is utterly fantastic overall.
     

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