Stephen Endelman

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Composer Stephen Endelman didn't have a lot to work with in accepting the assignment to score director Andrzej Bartkowiak's martial arts action picture Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li, based on the Street Fighter video game. But he has made more of it than might have been expected. Mixing orchestra with synthesizer, he is forced to do some generic writing for the action sequences, some of which come right up front. ("Opening Credits" is actually the fourth cue.) The best he can manage to make such music interesting is to throw in an unusual time signature now and then; he's also fond of cut time, setting his melodies at half the speed of the driving rhythm. He is at his best with the infrequent calmer moments of the film, notably the "Opening Credits" and the cues called "Leaving Home" and "Reunited with Father," when he is able to employ a bit of Eastern tonality (the film is nominally set in Bangkok) and can get a somewhat wistful feeling into his writing. There isn't a lot of time for that sort of thing between chase scenes and fight scenes, but Endelman's music is better than the movie deserves.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, film score
1 4:08 Amazon
2 1:42 Amazon
3 2:57 Amazon
4 2:41 Amazon
5 3:17 Amazon
6 1:23 Amazon
7 1:43 Amazon
8 1:18 Amazon
9 1:54 Amazon
10 1:43 Amazon
11 2:39 Amazon
12 1:43 Amazon
13 2:33 Amazon
14 1:06 Amazon
15 1:02 Amazon
16 1:42 Amazon
17 1:23 Amazon
18 0:49 Amazon
19 1:15 Amazon
20 2:17 Amazon
21 2:02 Amazon
22 1:46 Amazon
23 2:04 Amazon
24 1:40 Amazon
25 2:23 Amazon
26 1:40 Amazon
27 2:57 Amazon
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