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Lady Bloodfight
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Composer: Mark Kilian
Label: Lakeshore Records
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 30 September 2016

Lakeshore Records release Mark Kilian's score for Lady Bloodfight. Jane is a beautiful but troubled American girl backpacking her way through Hong Kong. When she successfully fends off three thugs trying to rob her, it draws the attention of Shu, a Wudang champion, who is impressed by her raw street fighting abilities. Shu recruits Jane and trains her to fight in the vicious, all-female, underground martial arts tournament known as “The Kumite.” After months of rigorous preparation, Jane is ready to face off against the deadliest female fighters in the world, including Ling, the apprentice of Shu’s nemesis, Wai, a Shaolin master. Other nefarious forces also lie in the shadows, taking Jane on a journey through the gritty underworld of Hong Kong as she fights to be named the best female fighter in the world...

Mark Kilian delivers a diverse and subtle score for Lady Bloodfight. The album contains 24 tracks (1 hr, 09 min, 43 sec). The 'Main Titles' set the scene for what is to come - an interesting futuristic score with an oriental flavour.

It's strange, because this isn't the sort of music I'd normally listen to for pleasure, but Kilian produces so many subtle themes and such an interesting range of set pieces, that it's hard not to enjoy this.

From the quirky 'Meet Ling' to the beautifully melancholic 'Locker Room Meltdown' there's plenty here for everyone. Even if you haven't seen the movie and you don't think this will be your thing, it's worth checking it out. You might be surprised by what you discover.


Darren Rea

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