Pink Floyd The Wall – Movie
Pink Floyd – The Wall is a 1982 British live-action/animated film directed by Alan Parker with animated segments by political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, and is based on the 1979 Pink Floyd album of the same name. The screenplay was written by Pink Floyd vocalist and bassist Roger Waters.
The film contains remixed, extended, and edited versions of tracks from the album. Several songs were rerecorded at Pinewood Studios for the film. Some songs were resequenced differently than the album, which I suspect was necessary to put the songs in a more logical order for the film. Nearly every song was remixed from the original master tapes by the original album’s co-producer James Guthrie. Most of the differences were very subtle and tended to be along the lines of changing the balance of some instruments or vocals in the mix. Several of the tracks were extended and featured restored sections that were originally cut from the album for running time.
The film soundtrack even featured two songs that were planned for the album but had been cut. “When The Tigers Broke Free” was originally written for the album but was cut early on at the insistence of co-producer Bob Ezrin in order to keep the character of Pink ageless. “What Shall We Do Now?” was cut from the album shortly before release in order to shave a minute or so from Side 2 of the LP.
The tail end of the credits mentions “Soundtrack available on CBS Records and Tapes.” This was supposed to be the Spare Bricks or The Final Cut: Music From The Film album that was planned for a November release later that year. Unfortunately, the soundtrack album was cancelled and no official soundtrack of the film has ever been released. There are CDs and downloads to be found that claim to be the original soundtrack to the film. These are simply audio rips of the DVD soundtrack — movie noises and all. The DVD is as close as we’re likely to see of an official soundtrack to the film.
The DVD contains both a stereo mix and 5.1 Dolby Digital and Surround sound. The sound quality for both mixes are very good. On the 2005 version, the most recent release, the remastered 5.1 soundtracks are much better than early mixes but there is still noticeable compression. The rear channels have effects in them with some music, but most of the music happens in the front three channels.
To date, there has never been an official BluRay release of the film.
When the Tigers Broke Free part 1
In the Flesh?
The Thin Ice
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 1
When the Tigers Broke Free part 2
Goodbye Blue Sky
The Happiest Days of Our Lives
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2
What Shall We Do Now?
One of My Turns
Don’t Leave Me Now
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 3
Goodbye Cruel World
Is There Anybody Out There?
Bring the Boys Back Home
In the Flesh
Run Like Hell
Waiting for the Worms
Your Possible Pasts
5:11 AM (The Moment of Clarity)
Outside the Wall
Last update: January 11, 2018