Sunday, November 30, 2003

Transporter: Fighting Man

Ever see a movie with a kickass soundtrack, only to find out the soundtrack sucks? Sometimes, the music has nothing whatsoever to do with the film. The worst of all the soundtracks is "Music Inspired by" nonsense.

Which brings me to "The Transporter." Its a half decent, Hong Kong style shoot 'em up with a coupla good chase scenes, too. My favorite aspect of the film was the odd juxtasposition of funky, goofy music during fairly straight forward fight scenes.

My favorite example of this is major fight scene about 35 minutes into the film. The cut "Fighting man" by DJ Pone & Drixxxe is playing the whole time. Its a bizarre, almost tongue-in-cheek soundtrack.

If you like this tune, or any of the music from the film, unfortuantely, you cannot order the actual soundtrack in the U.S. Instead, you can only get the never any good "Music inspired by the movie."

Yeah, it was so inspirational, the director and musical coordinator decided to use none of it. Sheesh!

There is some good news -- you can actually order the original film soundtrack via Amazon UK:
The Transporter [SOUNDTRACK]
by Stanley Clarke
Label: Eastwest
ASIN: B00006MLR1 (Catalogue Number: 5046609612)

And while you are here, check out Fighting man by DJ Pone & Drixxxe.

After you listen to this, come back and post a comment if you think this goofy tune could possibly work as the track for a big fists, feet and gun fight. In the film, it really gives the scene an interestingly amusing flavor. (I found it hilarious). But it works . . .

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I was wondering if anyone knew the name of the song played during the first scene of The Transformer, where Jason kicks in the door... that song is so awesome! thanks for your help!

Posted by: Sheri | Jan 16, 2004 8:51:31 PM

That song is soooooo PHAT!! Couldnt find it anywhere, thanks for helping out.

I know this is old and shiza but I just watched the movie again and remebered that song so have been looking for it.

"Every cut he makes is so precise"!

Posted by: Mariachi | Mar 27, 2004 12:33:21 AM

Yah, I used to watch that one scene with the DJ Pone Fighting Man song on it over and over again

Not having the song made me nuts, and you couldn't even buy it in the US -- so stoopid! Leaveit to the music industry to not sell what their consumers actually want (More boy bands!).

Glad you liked . . .

Posted by: Barry Ritholtz | Mar 27, 2004 6:23:37 AM

wow oh my fooking god.
whoever found the name of that song and posted the link, you are truly a great person no matter what anyone else ever says.

Posted by: Max | May 13, 2004 12:48:03 PM

I WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH THIS SONG

Posted by: Shant | Jun 6, 2004 5:54:36 PM

That song is called Fighting Man by DJ Pone & Drixxe

Posted by: JPWild1 | Jun 8, 2004 9:43:04 PM

Yes indeed this is one kickass soundtrack that is not on the official movie soundtrack. hmmm.

well i had found the uk soundtrack, went through each one and found this little gem again. very very glad i was. its interesting how it seemed to be much faster in the film than alone. maybe it was just all the fists and kicks a flyin'....

now of course all must go buy the movie. cuz it kicks ass. literally.

Posted by: Neried7 | Jun 13, 2004 5:37:55 PM

Yeah, I had to get the movie too. 8-)

Posted by: Shant | Jun 14, 2004 11:26:52 PM

Thank you soooooooo much. When I bought the soundtrack almost 2 years ago I was pissed. I only wanted the track by D.J. Pone And Drixxxe. Now I can move on in life. That song has made my whole year seem better!

Posted by: enzo | Jun 19, 2004 10:11:35 PM

Anyone know where I can hear a preview of the songs from The UK soundtrack? The US sucks @$$ but I want to hear the ones they put on the UK one before I buy it. Thanks

Posted by: Iron Cross | Jul 1, 2004 1:59:01 AM

Thank you. I keep looking at soundtracks for the movie and there all commercialized b.s.Now I know where to look. Thanks again.

Posted by: Amethya | Aug 17, 2004 9:06:08 PM

Thank you for this song. I've been looking for it for so long. I couldn't even find the name of it. The stupid US soundtrack sucks, wish they put this song on there.

Posted by: Nathan | Sep 3, 2004 1:14:27 AM

Very cool of you, thanks for the info. How can they even call these types of "inspired by" CDs a "Soundtrack" when the most memorable tune is not on it. Guess I'll have to always check for UK or European versions.

Posted by: Mekaniklman | Oct 2, 2004 1:33:12 AM

AWESOME! Inspired by this thread I've posted the video clip.

To play this you need XviD or ffdshow.

Posted by: HiDencity | Oct 13, 2004 3:36:27 PM

Oops, the links didn't come thru. I guess no HTML content on this board.

Transporter - Break Down Door video clip:
http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/bc/3fecdea5_76e6/bc/Movie+Clips/Transporter+-+Break+Down+Door.avi?BCtXYbBBqTcj7LeN

XviD MPEG-4 Codec:
http://www.doom9.org/Soft21/Codecs/XviD-1.0.2-29082004.exe

ffdshow general purpose DivX/XviD decoding filter:
http://www.doom9.org/Soft21/Filters/ffdshow-20041003.exe

Posted by: HiDencity | Oct 13, 2004 3:38:16 PM

HELP ME!

Anbody knows about the song/music which is played when the bad guys put the package in jason's car and jason starts driving. I have tried a lot but can't find it.

Posted by: Dude | Oct 16, 2004 6:49:04 PM

This is good info, but does anyone know the song just before this when Frank is driving up to the house with the girl in the trunk. It sounds like emenmem??? ....."my baby"........

Posted by: Don Bass | Oct 17, 2004 5:56:55 PM

Ok that link is now broken. This one should work (and hopefully will not break).

Transporter - Break Down Door video clip:
http://f2.pg.briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/[email protected]/lst?.dir=/Movie+Clips&.order=&.view=l&.src=bc&.done=http%3a//f2.pg.briefcase.yahoo.com/

Posted by: HiDencity | Oct 19, 2004 11:16:11 PM

DAMMIT! I'm totally HTML challenged. Last link was truncated. Try this and click on "Movie Clips":

http://f2.pg.briefcase.yahoo.com/[email protected]

Posted by: HiDencity | Oct 19, 2004 11:19:41 PM

Hey ! here is where you can download only Fighting Man by DJ Pone and Drixxxe. It costs a small amount, but if that's all you want, it's probably the better way to go. http://www.mp3search.ru/album.html?id=15828

I think it's funky cool lol

Posted by: Wenona | Oct 23, 2004 12:03:46 AM

OOOH man, thank you! I finally found it! This song's so great. Especially in the movie! SLAM, off the door goes!

Posted by: Vace | Dec 5, 2004 4:38:54 PM

I think you guys are all wrong. The clip Fighting Man is not from the fight scene in which Jason Stathom kicks the door down. It's from the beginning of the movie when he drives the getaway car for those bank robbers. I am also looking for the song in which he kicks down the door and beats everyones ass.

Posted by: Kyle | Jan 7, 2005 2:48:13 AM

I wanna go kick some guys door down now. YEAH!!!

Posted by: Henry | Jan 25, 2005 1:41:36 PM

Hi, What is the song in the begining of the movie, the first chase with the robbers.

Posted by: W1Z | Jan 31, 2005 11:26:38 AM

yer wat is that song
tis shexy

Posted by: Owb | Feb 7, 2005 12:53:15 PM

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