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Bust out your anti-static brush and grab yourself a set of killer headphones because MONDO has announced a limited edition box set for the music of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. The new and epic set brings Tom Holkenborg’s nearly four-hour score to seven, 180 Gram vinyl discs.
Holkenborg, also known as Junkie XL, was arranging the music for Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League back when the fan-favorite director was still a part of the film’s theatrical release. However, after Snyder dropped out in 2017 and Joss Whedon took over as the film’s director, Holkenborg was replaced with Danny Elfman. While Elman’s score does have its own highlights, Snyder purists have always wanted to hear Holkenborg’s soundtrack restored for the fabled Snyder Cut. Fast-forward to March 2021, when HBO Max finally unleashed Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and we’ve got close to four hours of Junkie XL’s intended vision for the film.
“The filmmaking story behind Zack Snyder’s return to his DC Comics juggernaut is well known at this point, but not enough time has been spent on the journey of the film’s once-shelved score,” says Mo Shafeek, Mondo creative director of music. “The incredible composer behind one of last decade’s biggest filmmaking triumphs (Mad Max Fury Road), Tom Holkenborg joined the sadly far-too-large club of composers across filmmaking history to have their blockbuster scores replaced. But the big-budget redemption arc of Zack Snyder’s original vision for Justice League presented Holkenborg with the opportunity to build upon what he had started many years ago, with new skills and tools – this time with no other cook in the kitchen but his director and friend.”
“As pure as any film music expression has ever existed, Holkenborg’s nearly-four hour opus is as bombastic and singular as the film it compliments, and we are honored to present the premiere physical release of this staggering work of expression,” adds Shafeek.
You can get a great look at the individual sleeves for each record below:
Pre-orders for the new Justice League score go live on Wednesday on Mondo’s website. Also, here’s a little word to the wise. Box sets like this, especially ones sold through MONDO, can sell out in the blink of an eye. In other words, if you fancy owning this box set, I would make a battle plan for this Wednesday’s pre-order. I suspect that this set will go like hotcakes, so make sure you’re ready. Oh, and best of luck!