The soundtrack to 1993’s action-romance film, True Romance, is up for vinyl pre-order from Wargod Collective. This marks the first official stateside release of the soundtrack to the Tony Scott-directed, Quentin Tarantino-penned film, which starred Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Michael Rappaport, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, and an array of amazing other actors. There was a Korean release on vinyl contemporary with the film’s release, and it goes for absurd second-hand prices.
This release doesn’t contain any new tracks, but does feature elements of Hans Zimmer’s score, along with Soundgarden, Robert Palmer, and Chris Isaak. It’s available in a variety of forms, all housed in a gatefold jacket with artwork by Rafal Wechterowicz. There’s the standard aqua and pink splatter vinyl, inspired by Arquette’s wardrobe as Alabama, limited to 686 copies, available here. There’s also a deluxe box set, limited to 297 copies. This comes on “king gold” vinyl and features all these absolutely crazy extras:
• Dick Ritchie signed 8×10 (autographed by Michael Rapaport)
• 5 piece set of 1″ studio-approved True Romance soft enamel pins
• Slipmat with original True Romance art
• Clarence inspired “king” sunglasses
• Alabama inspired malibu sunglasses
• Mock Coming Home in a Bodybag VHS case
• Clarence’s Michigan drivers license recovered from Drexl’s lair (don’t worry, we cleaned off the blood splatter)
• Beverly Ambassador Hotel napkin with “Youre So Cool” stamp
• “Greetings from Cancun” postcard with genuine 1992 Elvis postage stamp on reverse side
• Elliot Blitzer mugshot
• All items neatly housed inside a 12.75 x 12.75 collector’s box with matte black finish, hand numbered in gold ink out of 297, and featuring the iconic True Romance angel tattoo / logo in gold foil stamping.
We’ve not seen a soundtrack that’s just so cool since iam8bit’s Nice Guys release last year. The box set is available here, or you can grab it with the ‘Alabama’ variant and a ‘blood splatter” variant here (Amazon). Check out box set pictures below.