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2 CD Set of complete score for large-scale homegrown remake of legendary Japan creation, directed by Roland Emmerich, starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno. Gargantuan score by David Arnold underlines epic monster tale with emphasis on small motifs to tie set pieces together rather than longer melodic lines. Profuse brass, impressive array of percussion keep it all roaring. Superb booklet affords glimpse behind production, use of music, anecdotes from composer, array of color stills, informative commentary by Dan Goldwasser, more. Nicholas Dodd conducts. Limited release of 3000 copies. “Big” 2 CD presentation delivers a knockout!