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Saturday, January 5, 2013

VARIOUS ARTISTS / The Man With The Iron Fists: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [2012]

Wu-Tang Clan's RZA gathers together a host of all-stars for his 2012 directorial debut, a homage to campy martial arts films, The Man With The Iron Fists.
Having produced and scored films for the past decade, RZA is wise choosing cinematic flavored music for the film.  The possibility of hip-hop music distracting from the ancient Chinese visuals and mood was a huge risk yet RZA picks just the right songs for the right moments as not to impose on the film's narrative. Surprisingly enough, the album is cohesive compilation that works just as well on it's own as it does in the film.  

4 themes for bad men out of 5

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