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Nothing Like The Music To OLDBOY To Brighten Up Your Day! ScoreKeeper Has Five Copies Of The Soundtrack To Give Away!!

Greetings! ScoreKeeper here presenting another fantastic score soundtrack to give away. I have to admit though I'm feeling a bit awkward about this one because there's a slight twist…It's a digital download. I'm not quite on board the digital revolution. I've purchased a handful of soundtracks on iTunes (UP by Michael Giacchino for example which was never released on CD) but I'm still an ardent old-school lover of the good old fashioned CD. There's something about seeing them all aligned against my wall like tiny bricks of a massive fortress. There's a sense of pride which comes from collecting each and every CD. I just don't quite get the same feeling from all the digital albums I have on iTunes. We are certainly headed in the digital direction so I might as well climb on board. Normally I might have passed on any offer to give away a digitally downloaded soundtrack but when Milan Records contacted me to announce they were releasing CHO Young-wuk's haunting score for OLDBOY (2003) as a digital download, I couldn't turn them away. I ordered the CD for OLDBOY from Korea not long after film came out along with SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE (2005) which was also composed by CHO Young-wuk. I've been thrilled to have them in my collection, but considering they are imports, they didn't come cheaply. For the first time in the United States, OLDBOY will finally be available for purchase. The fact that it's a downloadable album is inconsequential. I will be giving away five digital download copies of CHO Young-wuk's superlative score for OLDBOY to five lucky Ain't It Cool readers courtesy of Milan Records.

So what do you have to do to enter? Send me an email to using the subject: OLDBOY SCORES! and include your full name, a valid email address, and your favorite score of 2009. I'll randomly select the five winners, send the email addresses to Milan, and they'll email the digital files. The deadline will be Tuesday, January 19th, at 11:59PM EST. Only one entry per person per soundtrack please. International entries will be accepted. Duplicates will be discarded. For more information including a free downloadable track and order placement visit Milan Records. We'll see how this particular contest goes. If it generates enough interest I may do more digital download giveaways in the future. For now my preference remains with CDs but you can't drive a horse and buggy on the interstate without getting honked at. I'm sure I'll evolve with the rest of the world. What are your thoughts? CDs only or join the digital revolution?


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  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Pssh, SK...

    by blackwood


  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Will be entering momentarily...

    by HarryCalder

    Awesome contest! [not ass-kissing, I swear...]

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Will Smith's Oldboy....

    by Nuking the Fridge

    It was almost going to happen...Thank god it did not.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Oldboy's is one of the best scores...

    by AsimovLives

    ... i ever heard in my whole life. It's simply magnificent. This is how a score really sounds like. Brillant, just brillant.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Veryy Yummy

    by T 1000 xp professional


  • Jan. 13, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    the music to the hallway fight

    by Saint Andeol

    i showed my girlfriend the hallway fight on youtube, and she said it made her feel sad. i think it's because that's such atypical music for a fight, that even seeing it out of context the tragedy of the situation comes through.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    laugh and the world laughs with you

    by Kammich

    weep and you weep alone. i recently finished my own version of the top-100 films of the decade at the urging of a friend from work, and "oldboy" ranked in at #1. god damn i love that movie.

  • Jan. 18, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Best score of 2009

    by Noprotein

    My favorite score of 2009 is EASY! Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2! Hans Zimmer did a fantastic job with this one. I know it's an odd choice but frankly, great music for games go sorely unnoticed. Scoring for a film is key obviously and important for a number of reasons but similarly, games today hold a giant audience, many of whom replay and replay and replay. This makes a good score ESSENTIAL or you'd get extremely sick of it. The Call of Duty Franchise has always had pretty good backing but Zimmer took it to a whole new level. On top of it all, last week he did a radio interview with my favorite local radio show Preston & Steve of Philadelphia's WMMR and he was fantastic. He's EXTREMELY lighthearted, funny, musically dynamic, and a rare treat to hear interviewed. For such a musical genius, to listen to rock and hip hop is awesome. That is why Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 had the best score of 2009.

  • Jan. 18, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    I entered...

    by Grendy

    and await news as well. When trying to describe OLDBOY to people I sometimes talk about the scene I refer to as :Dentistry via HAMMER. Makes 'em squirm every time.