For years, this soundtrack is hard to find at a decent price. This copy was brand-new and remastered in 2012 even. I haven’t noticed any of these until recently, so a batch of them must have become available somehow. I haven’t paid this much for a cd in a very, very long time, but it’s worth it as the movie has one of the best soundtracks ever. When I watch this movie, I’m always sad that the soundtrack is always out of reach.
I did find the Predator 2 soundtrack earlier this year at a thrift store; that is a rare find. Most of the soundtracks that get to thrift stores are always the same, and nothing by way of classics like these.
Again, it really looks like a batch of these just came out at the same time, because I’ve looked multiple times over the years and it’s never within reach. This one was thirty bucks, and I had to get it because I’m not going to run across this remastered version at a thrift store, ever. And I’m not in the thrifts very much anymore, anyway.
This is one of the best movies of all time, with a perfect soundtrack. A sign that it is a perfect movie is that most movies in the genre try to copy it, and all of the sequels can’t equal it. I’m a fan of the first three, but the fourth was a real disappointment, and I am not going to watch the fifth, or any other sequel unless it is regarded by people I trust as a worthy sequel. I haven’t seen the last two Terminators, either, nor the Kenobi or Boba Fett shows for the same reason. Just tired of my favorite characters being treated badly by poor writers and show runners. It used to be that a sequel to any of the big franchises was so rare that one had to go see it; now, the norm is that whatever you like is going to be sub-standard, even offensive. It took a lot of disappointments for me to figure out that the new normal is to just let them come out, and after time goes by, if sources I know to have a good track record (Critical Drinker) with these things say it’s okay, then I’ll watch. I’m not wasting time and money on them anymore, I’d rather spend on hard-to-find soundtracks instead.
Also. The classical music genre is so deep that I am never without good music to listen to, familiar or new. A sub-genre of this is soundtracks, and my soundtrack collection is pretty good, but with even bad movies often having good soundtracks, it is another area to explore or collect that has a great track record for good music. I would be more into soundtracks (I have about thirty or forty) if they were generally cheaper and I wasn’t so occupied with regular classical. But it is a nice diversion.