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thev101
11-21-2010, 03:09 PM
A Better Tomorrow is a 1986 Hong Kong action film which had a profound influence on the Hong Kong movie-making industry, and later on an international scale.

Directed by John Woo, it stars Chow Yun-fat, Ti Lung and Leslie Cheung. Although the movie was made with a tight budget and was relatively unknown until it went on screen due to virtually no advertising, it broke Hong Kong's box office record and went on to become a blockbuster in Asian countries. The success also ensured the sequel A Better Tomorrow 2, also directed by Woo, and A Better Tomorrow 3: Love & Death in Saigon, a prequel directed by producer Tsui Hark. It is the #2 of the Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures.

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The Soundtrack
The most common soundtrack to this film is the "A Better Tomorrow 1 and 2 OST" from the Japanese release. These soundtracks are actually reinterpretations of the original music that's heard in the film. I have managed to rip some of the music from the Fortune Star Remastered version of A Better Tomorrow 1 and 2. Mostly from ABT2 since they didn't remaster the music which was easy to remove the dialogue without removing the music.

These are the actual and original songs heard from the films. They are not available on the soundtracks.

Download Links:
Mark's Theme (Movie Version)
Mark's Theme (Movie Version).mp3 ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

Operation Commenced/Killer's Theme (Movie Version)
Operation Commenced (Movie Version).mp3 ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

Mark's Death (Movie Version)
Mark's Death (Movie Version).mp3 ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

Sung Chi Ho's Theme (Movie Version)
Sung Chi Ho's Theme (Movie Version).mp3 ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

Hong Kong At Night (Movie Version)
Hong Kong at Night (Movie Version).mp3 ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

New Leaf - Mark/Sung Reunion (Movie Version)
New Leaf - Mark/Sung Reunion (Movie Version).mp3 ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

Mark and Sung's Reunion (Movie Version)
Mark and Sung's Reunion (Movie Version).mp3 ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

New Leaf (Movie Version)
New Leaf (Movie Version).mp3 ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

A Better Tomorrow 2 Opening (Movie Version)
ABT2 Opening (Movie Version).mp3 ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

Please enjoy this for now. There is more on the way!

wayfarer
11-21-2010, 03:26 PM
Thanks! Two of my favourite movies.

Alonzo Harris
11-22-2010, 09:39 AM
Many thanks, homes ! Keep 'em coming :-)

blackjack21
11-23-2010, 06:50 AM
Great movies, and I've been looking for the original version!

skyjedi
04-09-2011, 12:55 AM
Hope to see more!!

RUS98
09-19-2012, 10:57 AM
Hey!!!!! Thanks too much for the tracks!!!! Operation Commenced is the best!!!!!!!!! I've searching more tracks in the film and there are 3 songs from other films;
Peter Gabriel - Birdy flight
52 pick-up - only one track and The Set Up - Jerry Goldsmith
I hope I helped you!!!!

RUS98
05-25-2013, 07:34 AM
If somebody needs Just Heroes (1989) VERY VERY VERY RARE OST!!!!!! Check my YouTube channel AngeloRipertto!!!!
Also, could anybody rip or post A Better Tomorrow 2 soundtrack???

bonked
06-04-2013, 04:23 PM
For operation commenced, there's an extended version in the english dub. however, it's cut and spliced in places. if you could rip and loop the song to go how it's supposed to go, that would be awesome.

RUS98
06-05-2013, 09:38 AM
Thanks, but I have other question, do some users use special programs to take out the voice and leave only the song, I mean something like karaoke but only removing the sounds and the voices?

RUS98
06-22-2013, 04:43 AM
I have heard that there is another ost for a better tomorrow, the label is triarrow tacd-00003 it can be found here, the last
Ying Huang Boon Sik- Soundtrack details - SoundtrackCollector.com ([Only registered and activated users can see links])
Looking for A Better Tomorrow 1,2 OST - SoundtrackCollector.com ([Only registered and activated users can see links])
Joseph Koo - ABT 2nd Edition - SoundtrackCollector.com ([Only registered and activated users can see links])
????a Better Tomorrow / ????? ???????? & ??? (2nd Version) | HMV ONLINE - TACD00003 ([Only registered and activated users can see links] BD%E6%AD%8C_000000000126879/item_%E8%8B%B1%E9%9B%84%E6%9C%AC%E8%89%B2a-Better-Tomorrow-%E3%82%AA%E3%83%AA%E3%82%B8%E3%83%8A%E3%83%AB-%E3%82%B5%E3%82%A6%E3%83%B3%E3%83%89%E3%83%88%E3%8 3%A9%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF-%E3%82%B9%E3%82%B3%E3%82%A2-2nd-Version_447891)

bonked
09-05-2013, 07:29 PM
tried my best using audacity, audio quality shifts a lot, and there are some sound effects at the end.

11 Operation Commenced_Theme of a Killer Extended.mp3 ([Only registered and activated users can see links] mp3)

i also have the raw version for those who want to rip it themselves:

operationcommencedwitheffects.mp3 ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

RUS98
09-06-2013, 03:25 AM
Thank you too much! I wonder how you could get this! Is your version of the film more larger? The version what I have, this track (operation commenced) has the duration of 1 minute only! I tried to find it in A Better Tomorrow 1 and 2, but it only appears for some seconds! How did you get that track for 2 min?

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And, one more thing, I am doing a new album with all the music cues that appeared from A Better Tomorrow, I mean that I am gonna do a complete soundtrack album from the film, I know almost all the tracks that appear in the film and it's versions, but there is one that I can't get. The track what I need appears in ABT 2, in the church shootout scene, when the little chinese girl get shot. I know that the music cues from this film are from films such as No Mercy (1986), Birdy (1984), Parole De Flic (1985) and from Extreme Perjudice (1987), but my question is... does somebody know if the theme from the church is a music cue from other film or it was composed by a chinese, Joseph Ko? If it is a music cue, I will download an album from the film that contains the track, if not, I will rip it from the film. So, does anybody know something about the song?

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PD. I also heard that in some versions of ABT appear music from Forrest Gump and Speed, is it true? And Maybe the track what I am searching is from that films? Please, Help Me!!!!

PS.Do you know that somebody released a complete soundtrack album from John Woo's film, The Killer??? Yes! Somebody released 30 tracks that appeared in the chinese film! The releaser has his channel, here it is
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Enjoy this rare OST!!!!

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Thanks for the 2 tracks bonked!

bonked
09-06-2013, 04:04 PM
@RUS98 during the scene when the guys are waiting for ko ying pui in the car, the song continues for the whole chase and ends when ko's car falls in the water. i have the old english dub so that may be why. in the new cantonese dub, due to the dvd distributors adding sound effects, the song fades out during the chase and comes back at the end.

A Better Tomorrow II - ?????? (1987) Full Movie - YouTube ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

you're welcome!

RUS98
09-07-2013, 05:42 AM
Thanks anyway!!! I have seen 3 different versions of each part (the 1st and 2d) and I must say that the tracks change, for example, operation commenced appears in different speed and rhyme in some versions of the film. It's too bad that nobody released a complete OST, what I am going to do!

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But here is the complete list of all films which music appear in both ABT parts!!
No Mercy (1986) - Tracks such as: The Barge (also appears in the Killer 1989) and Tailed (appears only in The Killer)
52 Pick-Up (1986) - Some tracks like: The Abduction and Leo Gets It Up appear in ABT2.
Parole De Flic (1985) - Tracks like: Containers, Chantier Buildings, Confession Rainer and Dynamite Salem appear only in ABT2 film.
Birdy (1984) - One of the tracks appear in both A Better Tomorrow films.
Extreme Perjudice (1987) - The track: Set Up appears in ABT2 when Ko is negotiating with the mafia.
The Starman (1984) - Track named: Roadblock appears in ABT2 when Kit is deadly wounded.

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I`ve searched in Wikipedia and Imdb for soundtracks for the 2 films and I found that all the soundtracks from that films were used in A Better Tomorrow film series!

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If you download the OST albums from all that listed films, and if you listen them all, you will be suprised: in every album you will find that some tracks also appear in A Better Tomorrow 1 and 2!!!

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The other strange thing is that in the restaurant shootout scene in A Better Tomorrow 1 you can listen a chinese song, but in some versions of the film you will find that the chinese track was replaced by 'Operation Commenced'!!! Honestly, it is my favourite track from the film, but I still prefer the chinese song! So, here you have all the information about all the music cues and the original A Better Tomorrow soundtrack. I`ve tried to rip out the entire movie music, but I don`t know how to use karaoke filters to remove all voices and sounds as you do!

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So, as I said, I am working on a compilation of music cues and the complete OSt for A better tomorrow (parts 1 and 2), but there is one hard-to-find ost album from the film listed before: 52 Pick-Up (1986). It seems that the ost is out of print and that it was only released for vinil and LP. But that ost has the tracks that I need to complete the compilation. If someone has it, please share!!! Because it has the exact compositions that appeared in ABT2. First of all I will take all the tracks from other films, the ones that appeared in ABT 1 and 2, and then I will download the japanese ost from ABT (it is not the complete Ost), and then, when I'll have all the track that I need, I am going to edit or mix them as they were mixed in the film. For example: the theme that bonked sent me where appears the car chase, the theme from that scene was the track called Operation Commenced, but at the final of the scene, appears the music cue from the french film Parole De Flic (1985) listed before, so, what I am gonna do is mix the 2 tracks as they were mixed in the film, and then the work will be finished!

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Do you understand??? Then I will put the name of the tracks and compress them into Zip files, and then put them in Mediafire, 4shared and Rapidshare for you to download them! And then, to YouTube!!! The Compilation will include the complete OSt from the 2 A Better Tomorrow films!!!

MadmanMARZ
09-07-2013, 06:48 AM
[/COLOR]So, as I said, I am working on a compilation of music cues and the complete OSt for A better tomorrow (parts 1 and 2), but there is one hard-to-find ost album from the film listed before: 52 Pick-Up (1986). It seems that the ost is out of print and that it was only released for vinil and LP. But that ost has the tracks that I need to complete the compilation. If someone has it, please share!!! Because it has the exact compositions that appeared in ABT2.

I have 52 Pick Up and will upload it for you

MadmanMARZ
09-07-2013, 08:02 AM
52 Pick-Up

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RUS98
09-08-2013, 07:58 AM
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If you also need help, ask me!!! I have my youtube channel called Angeloripertto where I upload rare soundtracks from cult films (zombie, italian trash, horror, cult films, john woo, etc..)

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Now I am making some new rips from unreleased soundtracks from films. Now I will work on this soundtrack, A Better Tomorrow original complete music score.

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Thanks for all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'll tell you when my work will be finished!!!! I will upload the entire complete soundtrack to mediafire!

bonked
09-14-2013, 09:35 AM
03 Restauraunt Revenge.mp3 ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) I have the restaurant song

And I also have the Birdy Track: [Only registered and activated users can see links]

RUS98
09-14-2013, 04:46 PM
Yeah thanks, I already have them but thanks anyway!!! There is one more thing, I have the same chinese track in 2 modes, one is slower and the other has a more faster rhyme, if you need it, i will post it to mediafire. That track has 2 versions. They are slighty different.

bonked
10-02-2013, 05:29 PM
Sorry for late reply, but I found this out a couple weeks back. If you have a dvd, it should be fairly easy. Just burn the audio, but make sure it's the 5.1 surround sound mix. After that, plug the sound into audacity, go to "Effect" then go to "Vocal Remover (for center-panned vocals). If you're lucky, then that should remove all the sounds leaving you with the music.

Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars with sounds:
twinkleluckystarsfight ([Only registered and activated users can see links])
Without
twinkleluckystarsfightnosound ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

Despite the fact that you can still hear a little bit of the fight, it's better than nothing, right?

RUS98
10-03-2013, 11:20 AM
Bonked, you are my hero!!! Thanks for all the info!!! Of course it is better than nothing!!! Now I understand how to remove it! Thanks man!!!

LeSamourai
10-03-2013, 11:30 AM
52 Pick-Up

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Thanks, Madman!

bonked
10-10-2013, 05:34 PM
Does anyone know the name of the song in the Ti Lung movie "A Killer's Blues"? It's the mandarin song that plays on the jukebox.

EDIT:
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The song appears at 1:39

EDIT 2:
Turns out the song's called 癡癡的等 (chi chi de deng). Now the problem is finding the version used in the movie! :P

bonked
11-09-2013, 06:16 PM
Hong Kong Nights (Spliced Version) ([Only registered and activated users can see links](Spliced_Version).mp3)

I ripped the song "Hong Kong Nights" from the film, and used some parts from the released soundtrack to replace any parts with dialogue. Shoddy, but could be worse.

RaudioCSAR
01-10-2015, 05:42 AM
Thank you all! First of all, gonna tell you that I am working on unreleased soundtracks from cult movies such as John Woo's The Killer with Chow Yun Fat. You can google me on Youtube, you'll find my channel with some rare tracks! This is not spam hehe, so If you have any materials to share with me (songs, music, film rips, scores...) I could make a soundtrack album!
Thank you RUS98 for the detailed info, I will make a big A Better Tomorrow ost album, I searched and I found that you favourite theme ''Operation Commenced'' has at least 3 different versions! I don't know how you guys work with audio files, I mean the voice and sound removing, but if you know how to erase sfx from movie music or you know any specific program, you could tell their name to me, it would be great! Waiting your replies! :D

RaudioCSAR
01-10-2015, 06:43 AM
Yep! Finally confirmed! I am going to release soundtracks from films like: A Better Tomorrow I & II (1986-87), Just Heroes (1989), Full Contact (1993), Combat Shock (1986), Zombie 2 (1979) and some soviet stuff :D :D :D So, if you know some info and want to tell me about the secrets you know, just pm me or reply here!

wayfarer
01-10-2015, 12:24 PM
I'm always interested in expanding my ABT 1 and 2 collection. I think I'm mainly missing the cue from 52 Pickup, so if any kind person can re-up that soundtrack, I'll be grateful. Not sure I've got anything rare that isn't already up on here. I have got the Leslie Cheung theme song from ABT2 which is available on iTunes.

RaudioCSAR
01-10-2015, 03:23 PM
I'm always interested in expanding my ABT 1 and 2 collection. I think I'm mainly missing the cue from 52 Pickup, so if any kind person can re-up that soundtrack, I'll be grateful. Not sure I've got anything rare that isn't already up on here. I have got the Leslie Cheung theme song from ABT2 which is available on iTunes.

This link didn't work for you???
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I have the entire ost, i will try to reupload it to mediafire if you want so, but I must tell you that I am working in the project, so I will release the complete ost in Youtube next summer I think.

bonked
06-24-2015, 04:05 PM
Bringing this thread back from the grave. I placed the "A Better Tomorrow 2" audio track into audacity (it was one of those stereo remasters, with multiple audio channels instead of the original mono track), and clicked "Split Stereo to Mono Track". To my surprise, I had a somewhat clean version of "Operation Commenced"! I fiddled with it a bit, and spliced it together with the version already on here to create an improved extended "Operation Commenced". Enjoy!

Operation Commenced Extended ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

RaudioCSAR
06-25-2015, 02:26 AM
Thanks for the ''reanimation'' of this thread bonked! In fact, I already started extracting music from A Better Tomorrow and editing it to make a complete soundtrack. You can check my Youtube channel by my nickname, RaudioCsar! There's another interesting fact, the thing is that at the end of the Operation Commenced track you can hear a music cue. There is the final part of Pino Marchese's score for the film Parole De Flic, the track's name is Chantier Buildings.
That was all! I've already collected some music cues by downloading soundtracks from other films that also appear in the John Woo's film, so you may expect something BIG now! I upload the tracks I've ripped every wednesday.

bonked
03-28-2016, 10:11 PM
Wow, we're still posting in this thread? Anyway...

HUGE BREAKTHROUGH!!!

I managed to find a Vietnamese dub of A Better Tomorrow 1, meaning that the music and vocals are separate from one another! Here's two tracks I've managed to rip:

01 The Beginning.mp3 ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

02 Fatherly Advice.mp3 ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

Enjoy!

RaudioCSAR
03-29-2016, 08:14 AM
Great! Never knew there could be such ''exotic'' versions like the Vietnamese one hehe, thank you for the tracks and if you are interested, I uploaded the complete A Better Tomorrow 1 soundtrack album in Youtube, just put my nickname in it and you will find it! ;)

blackjack21
04-06-2016, 11:40 AM
It's so fantastic to hear these versions that sound like the actual film score. Thank you for recording them. :)