International Title
Music By: Norihito Sumitomo
Record Label: Universal
Running Time: 46:21 Discs: 1
Release: January 2002 CD Number: UUCH-1044
Anthony Romero
This soundtrack for the Japan-Korea police drama film Seoul is an interesting, if not a little unremarkable, score from composer Norihito Sumitomo. On the plus side, a few cues, like the more fast paced "Escape", really growing on the listener with time. There is a bit of repetition in the soundtrack, though, with the end of "The Kidnapping" sounding exactly like "The 500 Million Yen Ransom", which is a little disheartening given the rather brief runtime too. Still, there are enough worth while ones, such as the slightly eerie "Hacking Message" and "The Real Trophy", to make this a pleasant experience. However, on the downside, this CD also adds little snippets of dialogue at the end of most of the themes. They aren't long samples, of course, but it's not that pleasant to have them constantly interrupting between the different cues all of the same.

Overall, it's a decent score, nothing great, although I have found myself revisiting this soundtrack a lot more than I thought I would. On a closing note, for those confused by the translation for track 15, "Kamsahamnida" is Korean for "Thank You" and presented in Romaji, as that's how it appeared in the track listing.
Rating: Star Rating
  1. Seoul Opening Theme
  2. The Out of Control Vehicle in Yoido
  3. National Police Agency Information Department
  4. Qiroom Market Chase
  5. Hacking Message
  6. Korea-Japan Joint Bank
  7. The Kidnapping
  8. Wana Transmitter
  9. The Injury Hasn't Healed
  10. The 500 Million Yen Ransom
  11. The Real Trophy
  12. Escape
  13. Pyeongtaek Shootout
  14. The Fighting Ends
  15. Kamsahamnida
  16. Salute
  17. Seoul Ending Theme