We mentioned Blonde Redhead did the score for The Dungeon Masters, the Keven McAlester’s Dungeons & Dragons documentary, when we directed you to its entertaining trailer. At the time I was going to make a joke about how BR’s Kazu Makino would be the only female in the movie, but dark elf Elizabeth Reesman, aka “The Drow Princess,” nixed that idea. We haven’t seen the movie yet, but we do have “Il Padroni,” a medley of Blonde Redhead’s main theme and final reprise. The moody, pensive music beings after a quietly apocalyptic/ha ha ha sample.
Blonde Redhead – “Il Padroni (Main Theme/Final Reprise From The Dungeon Masters)” (MP3)
The Dungeon Masters is out 2/12 via Amazon VOD. You can pre-order it now. Release plans for the score are TBD. The description:
An evil drow elf is displaced by Hurricane Katrina. A sanitation worker lures friends into a “Sphere of Annihilation.” A failed super-villain starts a cable-access show involving ninjas, puppets and a cooking segment. These are the characters, real and imagined, of Keven McAlester’s documentary The Dungeon Masters. Against the backdrop of crumbling middle-class America, two men and one woman devote their lives to Dungeons and Dragons, the storied role-playing game, and its various descendants. As their baroque fantasies clash with mundane real lives, the characters find it increasingly difficult to allay their fear, loneliness, and disappointment with the game’s imaginary triumphs. Soon the true heroic act of each character’s real life emerges, and the film follows each as he or she summons the courage to face it. Along the way, The Dungeon Masters re-imagines the tropes of classic heroic cinema, creating an intimate portrait of minor struggles and triumphs writ large.