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    Movie soundtracks used in old-school KF films

    Here are some of the various soundtracks that have been lifted for 1970s to early-'80s kung fu films. Some of the tracks that were lifted may be from a particular soundtrack but may not be included on the link. I will also name *some of* the films parts of the soundtrack were used for. Aside from their being lifted for KF films, they are also simply good soundtracks in and of themselves. Hopefully this won't be seen as OCD. I just happen to like music.

    Anyone feel free to post more, as there are some I hope to discover.

    (1) Hang 'em High

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu3Oj0hMcVY

    Has been heard in:
    Death Duel of Kung Fu
    Mars Villa
    Wonderman From Shaolin
    The Water Margin
    Horse Boxing Killer (a.k.a., Cute Foster Sister)

    (2) The Big Gundown (La Resa Dei Conti)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6IJKSsJVds

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1jUo...eature=related

    Heard in:
    Secret Rivals 1 & II
    The Dragon, The Hero
    Kid's Ace in the Hole (Fighting Ace)
    Bandits, Prostitutes & Silver (a.k.a., The D@mned; a.k.a., Battle of Shaolin)
    The Ming Patriots (Revenge of the Patriots)

    (3) Day of Anger

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0dqQ-8FOII

    Heard in:
    The Invincible Armour
    My Kung Fu 12 Kicks
    Monkey Fist, Floating Snake
    Tai Chi Shadow Boxing
    Ma Su Chen

    (4) Carrie (1976)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUb-jyvIZ8w

    Two on the Road (Fearless Dragons)
    The Bone-Crushing Kid
    several other HK and Taiwan independent films...

    (5) Duel at Diablo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oNDdyPC4Ak

    A slightly different version from the same soundtrack is heard in:
    The One-Armed Swordsman
    The Snuff Bottle Connection
    Story of the Dragon
    Sleeping Fist
    Ninja in the Dragon's Den
    and many more...
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    (6) War of the Gargantuas

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-g5b9NkDUU

    Executioner of Shaolin
    8 Diagram Pole Fighter
    some other Shaw Bros films...

    (7) The Outlaw Josey Wales

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwrOTR5dsBU

    This track has been used in:
    Bruce Li the Invincible

    Other tracks from this film have been used in:
    The Invincible Armour
    The Killer From Above
    The Magnificent Butcher
    Super Power
    He Has Nothing But Kung Fu
    and many others...

    (8) The Spy Who Loved Me

    The Pyramids

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDlgmAEv25Y

    Bits of this and other tracks heard in countless films, including:
    Bandits, Prostitutes and Silver
    Enter 3 Dragons
    Drunken Master
    The Crane Fighter
    Mars Villa
    many more HK and Taiwan independents...
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    Paul Ferris - Witchfinder General:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDJutQMzpW8

    Ivor Slaney - Mob Violence:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHyicqvawvM

    2 De Wolfe archive tracks from 5 Superfighters:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmZ3UB9Ktt8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKBoUd5FVVY

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    Nice thread Jimbo!

    I am out of my league here.

    (10) Ironside (Pilot) Opening Theme

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zwldZtSx28

    Used In:

    Five Fingers of Death
    Kill Bill
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    Nice posts, guys!

    A Joyful Proces,
    Witchfinder General and mob violence are especially great finds. I heard
    Wg in countless Shaw films, and always wondered where the end fight music in 8 Diagram Pole Fighter came from.

    Mickey,
    Good one, too. Don't worry; nobody is out of their league here. It's all about enjoying and sharing!
    Last edited by Jimbo; 06-05-2012 at 12:41 AM.

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    (11) Theme from "Roots"


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lymRvi6d07I


    Used in:

    Shaolin Legend (and probably other movies I haven't seen)




    mickey
    Last edited by mickey; 06-05-2012 at 11:03 AM.

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    (12) Bob James 3 (album)

    One Mint Julep
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewyc4Lr3ow4

    Westchester Lady
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN671Fe8wS8

    Both tracks are heard most prominently in:
    Bruce Lee: The Man, The Myth

    (13) Neu! 2 Super (album)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjx10Z2z2ts

    This was famously in the screen credits of:
    Master of the Flying Guillotine

    (14) Jean Micheal Jarre, Oxygene part 2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q00HQwO2Sg

    Most prominently heard in:
    Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
    Drunken Dragon (a.k.a., The Exciting Dragon)

    (15) Gator (1976)

    Flight in the Night
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsZAGNnEnt0

    Laying the Trap
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRsaBFwcVTM

    These tracks were commonly heard in modern-day MA/gangster films in HK/Taiwan in the late '70s/early '80s. Off the top of my head:
    Return of the Tiger
    Zen Kwun Do Strikes in Paris
    and several others...

    (16) The Return of Ringo

    The Disguise
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVcexA_nkFE

    Heard in:
    The Savage Five
    The Flying Guillotine

    (17) My Name is Nobody

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkF1Axc1-jU&sns=em

    Heard in some late-'70s to early-'80s kung fu and action films, including:
    Two Wondrous Tigers
    Golden Queen's Commando
    And others...

    (18) Death Rides A Horse

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff-kQ-UmflA

    The Savage Five
    Ghosts Galore
    Some other Shaws...

    (19) Carrie (1976) opening theme

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1tUpx7qmjQ&sns=em

    Heard in:
    Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
    Fatal Needles vs. Fatal Fists

    (20) Kraftwerk (Autobahn album)

    Mitternacht
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYR5p6qSAik

    Enter 3 Dragons
    Master of the Flying Guillotine
    Some other late-'70s KF films...
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    21 - Navajo Joe

    Silhouette of Doom

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgpcu8ZLlFc

    Heard in:
    Hitman in the Hand of Buddha
    Other old-school KF films...
    Also, heard in Kill Bill 2

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    22 - Midnight Express (chase theme)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Akyx5iu_z8Y

    Heard in:
    Enter 3 Dragons
    Two on the Road (a.k.a., Fearless Dragons)
    (But is now best-known as the music that kicks off Coast to Coast a.m. talk show)

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    23 - Kill Them All

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px0K8...e_gdata_player

    This is heard in:
    The Hot, The Cool, and the Vicious
    Shaolin Ex-monk (a.k.a., Renegade Monk)

    24 - The Sons of Katie Elder

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsHXG...e_gdata_player

    (From approximately 5:20) can be heard in:
    Warriors Two
    Two Fists Against the Law
    Last edited by Jimbo; 06-16-2012 at 02:08 AM.

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    25 - Gustav Holst, The Planets Suite

    Mars

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSW-U...e_gdata_player

    Jupiter

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUx3G...e_gdata_player

    Both of these are heard in:
    The Young Master

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    26 - Magic Fly, by Space

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWqw0...e_gdata_player

    The track originally used in the opening credits of:
    Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

    27 - Capricorn One

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46DWo8LOa_s&sns=em

    Heard in:
    The Young Hero
    Rendezvous With Death

    28 - Star Wars IV: A New Hope

    The Battle of Yavin

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEEOc...e_gdata_player

    Parts of this, especially from 8:06, is heard in countless KF films, including:
    Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
    The Woman Avenger
    Dance of Death
    The Young Master
    The Master and the Kid
    Curse of Evil
    etc., etc.

    29 - Airport 1975

    Soundtrack Score Suite (by John Cacavas)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiMjFbV_jQA&sns=em

    Various parts throughout are heard in countless KF films, including:
    Death Duel of Kung Fu
    Super Power
    Shaolin Ex-Monk
    Monkey Fist, Floating Snake
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    30 - Logan's Run

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3a_3...e_gdata_player

    Bits of this heard in:
    The Invincible Armour
    The Killer From Above
    And several others, especially many independent Taiwan productions from the following year (1977)

    31 - The Amityville Horror

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXl5E...e_gdata_player

    Heard in some independents, oddly enough, usually Hong Kong KF comedies of the late '70s and early '80s, including:
    Two on the Road (a.k.a., Fearless Dragons)

    32 - The Cassandra Crossing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubv_p...e_gdata_player

    Bits heard in many independents, mostly HK productions, but most memorably in:
    The Master Strikes

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    33 - Phantasm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hQ0h...e_gdata_player

    Parts of this soundtrack, especially the portion at the beginning, and again starting at about 5:10, we're used in a number of Shaw Brothers KF, horror, and wuxia films in the early 1980s, including:
    The Fake Ghost Catchers
    The Black Lizard
    The Kid From Kwangtung
    And many more...

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    34 - Once Upon a Time in the West

    Jill's Theme

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s0-w...e_gdata_player

    Heard in:
    Country of the Beauties (a.k.a., Island Warriors)
    And some other Taiwanese productions...

    Farewell to Cheyenne

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSxBU...e_gdata_player

    Heard in:
    Tough Guy (a.k.a., Kung Fu the Headcrusher)

    As a Judgement

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS2-C...e_gdata_player

    Heard as the music heralding Chuck Norris's arrival in:
    Way of the Dragon
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