Published Sep 05, 2014Over a decade after first hitting ears in cinema houses, composer Cho Young-Wuk's score for South Korean revenge thriller Oldboy is making its way onto vinyl. The wax edition arrives November 18 in North America through soundtrack specialists Milan Records and in Europe via Portishead member Geoff Barrow's Invada imprint.
The soundtrack to Park Chan-Wook's film had previously appeared on CD in South Korea and Japan, but this is the first time Oldboy will appear on vinyl. Mixing synths, strings, brass and more, the collection includes a number of selections titled after older movies ("Jailhouse Rock," "The Big Sleep," "The Last Waltz") and also re-interprets Vivaldi's "Four Seasons."
You'll find a trio of selections from the score in the player down below.
As for the packaging, the vinyl edition was overseen by Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, with Laurent Durieux having supplied newly commissioned artwork. You'll find the winged illustration up above. The vinyl, meanwhile, arrives on red vinyl in North America and on orange wax in Europe. Both release come packaged with a download card.
"It's not every day you get invited to release a soundtrack to one of the most important films of the past 15 years," Invada's Redg Weeks told FACT. "I had actually gone to ridiculous lengths to buy the CD of this a few years ago. I had to pay over the odds as it was extremely hard to get on UK soil."