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    99 - Mondo Cane

    L'isola Maldetta

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qUZoFT_kME&sns=em

    Heard in:
    The Thundering Mantis
    Drunken Master
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    100 - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    (Musical Suite)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk8ZwBNpDKA&sns=em

    The part that begins at 9:00 (and possibly other parts) is heard in:
    Drunken Master
    Shaolin Drunken Monk
    The Story of Drunken Master
    Duel of the 7 Tigers
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    101 - Burn!

    Quemada Secondo

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

    Heard in several KF films, including:
    The Descendant of Wing Chun
    Shaolin Prince
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    102 - Bloomfield

    Opening Theme

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MADnHYoNnS8&sns=em

    The part starting from 0:33 is heard in:
    Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

    The Swinging Greek

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH2G5uRsObI&sns=em

    Heard in:
    Drunken Master

    The Big Fight

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lWx2vn69Bk&sns=em

    Heard in:
    Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
    Shaolin Ex-Monk (a.k.a., Renegade Monk)

    Eitan Pays the Penalty

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha--qIGB-NM&sns=em

    Heard in:
    Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

    Love Theme

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tOZJ3j79nM&sns=em

    Heard in:
    Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
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    103 - Lone Wolf and Cub

    Theme Song

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7hRaTNc9rQ&sns=em

    The beginning of this is heard at the end of:
    Fearless Hyena

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    104 - Silent Movie (1976)*

    *Please note: This was the only semi-complete example of this track I was able to find on u-tube (it's actually missing the first minute or so). Obviously, it's not an original Drunken Master track, but from Mel Brooks' Silent Movie.

    Hotel Sleez/Lord of the Winos

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2-NgQNhqm4&sns=em

    Heard in:
    Drunken Master (obviously)
    And several other kung fu comedy-era films...
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    105 - Bless the Beasts and Children

    Cotton's Dream*

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lww8ugZJVPQ&sns=em

    Heard in:
    The Black Dragon
    And some others...

    *Note:
    This track was also used as the theme for The Young and the Restless, and during the 1976 Olympics, became known as 'Nadia's Theme'.

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    106 - No Retreat No Surrender

    Stand On Your Own

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsyYeJvc5Z0&sns=em

    I know this isn't a lifted track. I briefly debated whether to include it, then decided what the heck.

    One of the reasons I started this thread is also because of the memories that music in movies evokes, either through association with the original film/show/album, etc.; or through their being lifted and used in KF films. The practice of using lifted music in KF films started around the late 1960s and basically ended by the mid-'80s, though it still occurred at least a bit into the late '80s. I'm sure that this song will bring back memories for some, especially those who were around and saw NRNS in the '80s. I know it does for me.

    NRNS could be considered an "American kung fu movie", as it followed the same conventions as many of the KF films, i.e., the mediocre martial artist who is humiliated and must train hard, usually with the aid of specialized equipment, to face a seemingly unbeatable villain. Cheesey it may be, but I always liked this movie, and this song. Either in spite of, or because of this cheesiness, I always enjoyed NRNS much more than The Karate Kid and Rocky IV...movies whose markets it was clearly attempting to appeal to.

    NRNS has some other KF movie connections; the film company was Hong Kong-based Seasonal Films, which produced Secret Rivals I & II, Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, Drunken Master, etc., etc. Also, it was the first U.S. film work by director/choreographer Corey Yuen (Yuen Kuei).
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    107 - Some Dollars For Django (Pochi dollari per Django)

    A Deadly Morning

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLN8EusoGr4&sns=em

    An instrumental version of this song is heard in:
    The Invincible Armour
    My Kung Fu 12 Kicks
    And others...
    Last edited by Jimbo; 12-07-2012 at 03:47 PM.

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    108 - Il Prezzo Del Potere

    Agguato A Dallas

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcBKcAjS_8E&sns=em

    Heard in:
    Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth
    And possibly others...

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    109 - Drunken Master OST

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IzynWzdaqc&sns=em

    Like entry #98, this is another borrowed track from a movie I've yet to identify, but is heard in an extremely high number of old KF films, including:
    Drunken Master (of course)
    Death Duel of Kung Fu
    And too many others to name...
    Last edited by Jimbo; 12-12-2012 at 05:24 PM.

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    110 - Monty Python's Flying Circus, Attila the Hun Show

    Intro*

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IXtbVSWLTs&sns=em

    The first 33 seconds or so is heard in:
    The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    *I believe this first 33 seconds is part of a theme called David and Goliath.
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    111 - Das Boot

    U96

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSxBLRs7c-c&sns=em

    Heard in:
    Secret Ninja, Roaring Tiger
    And possibly others...

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    112 - First Blood

    First Blood

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQy_2Cz4kAM&sns=em

    In particular, the part starting at approximately 2:11 is heard in:
    The Country of Beauties (a.k.a., Island Warriors)
    And a number of other early-1980s independents, mostly Taiwanese KF or action films...
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    113 - The Big Boss (re-score)

    Opening Credits Theme

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbqkBDYAcV8&sns=em

    Hard Drugs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP57mzrWXrc&sns=em

    Moontown

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycTOl2ftWcE&sns=em

    The Killing Fight

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I11U9zFMVc&sns=em

    Mukuri

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPRqLvfoA7k&sns=em

    For its release in Western countries, The Big Boss's soundtrack was re-scored so the music would have greater appeal for Western audiences. For this purpose, The Peter Thomas Sound Orchester (orchestra) was asked to create a new soundtrack, which was done very successfully. IMO, it's much better than the original music. Although Peter Thomas was still never credited with the re-score in the opening credits. These are only a few of the tracks.
    Last edited by Jimbo; 01-04-2013 at 08:14 AM.

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