Airwolf Parody upscaled HD restoration re-release of 'SANTINI II' fan movie comedy from 1993

"SANTINI II" - the original Airwolf Fan Movie parody from 1993, produced by British Airwolf fan ,Tristan P. Barratt and his pals Saxon J. Bulloch and David R. Simpson on a shoe-string budget.
"SANTINI II" - the original Airwolf Fan Movie parody from 1993, produced by British Airwolf fan, Tristan P. Barratt
and his pals Saxon J. Bullock and David R. Simpson on a shoe-string budget.
'SANTINI II' was the very first ever Airwolf fan movie, created in the VHS analogue era, pre-Internet, pre-YouTube over a two year period from 1991-1993 with a free, underground release later that year.

Produced and Directed by veteran British Airwolf fan, TRISTAN P. BARRATT and his friends, this tongue-in-cheek fan movie parody was created with an ADF pod full of knowing nods and winks that only a true fan of the high-flying, mid-80s TV series would know and understand.

Comedy duo TRISTAN P. BARRATT and
SAXON J. BULLOCK take off Hawke and Santini in their
1993 Airwolf Fan Movie parody... long before YouTube.
A fan film by a fan for the fans!


Hawke, Dom, Archangel and The Lady enjoyed an all-new television movie from Tri-Bar Productions, a little-known Cornish production house back in 1993. Unfortunately, the fledgling production company were not able to acquire the services of the original actors and production crew at the time, but they did find a wealth of undiscovered talent in three, little-known, English acting talent including: Tristan P. Barratt, Saxon J. Bullock (sorry to say, he's no relation to Sandra) and David R. Simpson.

Dominic Santini in the
Tri-bar comedy universe

Barratt and Bullock were also the creative team behind this 'The New AIRWOLF: The Next Generation' production which took the direction of a humorous and (some thought) stylish parody from start to finish.

"In 1984, I watched a TV show burst onto our screens that was to change my life. From that moment on I knew it was fate that, I too would fly The Lady through the skies," Tristan said at the time.


The plot revolved around the cloning of sidekick, Dominic Santini to produce an evil twin, who’s sole aim in life was to acquire the Airwolf helicopter and deliver it to the Iraqis — for the money!

Comedy evil twin of Airwolf character, Dominic Santini, played by Saxon J. Bulloch
Evil twin of Airwolf character,
Dominic Santini
Budget restrictions imposed by their backers, Apocalypse (a very small 1990s sub-division of Universally Studios, Cornwall – allegedly) meant the entire production was filmed on a shoe-stringfellow, paper-round finances.

“We knew we didn’t have the budget, in fact any budget at all, but I wanted to produce something which was true in style and tone to the original,” said Tristan, “so it was a parodic adventure the whole way.”

It's basically some friends out being truly silly and daft at the show's expense, ad-libbing the outlandish script at times and generally just having a laugh with it all.


The glamorous and exotic locations required in the original Barratt-penned teleplay included Cuba, California, Washington DC, Bosnia and Russia had to be cut back slightly; actually by a lot in the end. So much so in fact that the entire team had to move lock, stock and JetRanger Tyler camera-mount to the beaches of sunny Cornwall on the South West coast of England for the main 1st Unit location shooting.

All action in the glamorous
Cornish locations in England
The shortage of funds also affected how much Avgas was available for the aerial flying sequences, meaning most were cut to just a short flight, so short in fact that the new Airwolf helicopter originally commissioned for the production couldn’t, in the end be built, thus Tri-Bar Productions had to resort to radio-controlled scale models for the stunts.

Unfortunately, this fell through as well, as on the first day of filming their budget was slashed further by Apocalypse and they had to resort to old Airwolf die-cast models, plus a bit of finger power! Their costume designer, John-Pee-air got a theatre gig in Scotland somewhere and his original lavish Airwolf costumes were cut back too; so far in fact that they ended up being shorts and a T-shirt. Time to get the Airwolf pyjamas out and show a bit of the good old English, WWII 'make do'.

The back-up costume, in case their flight suits split - a rare original Airwolf Pyjamas top!
The back-up costume, in case their
flight suits split - a rare, original
Airwolf Pyjama top!


Over-acting was the name of the game, and Tristan Barratt took off Jan-Michael Vincent’s back-teeth clenching-Hawke to a tee; David Simpson did an admirable deputy director-of-a-job as Archangel, despite having no acting experience then – or since.

But it was the hammy Saxon Bullock who acted them all off the small screen, doing a superbly daft job as the wise-cracking Santini, as well as his evil doppelgänger.


From the opening title sequence where Bullock does his own variations of Ernest Borgnine running with the water canteen released from the port storage bin on the sand dune, followed by the thumb’s-up at the door is comedy genius. These are just some of the ADF pod-full of subtle, and not so subtle in-jokes for the Airwolf fans.

Attention to detail was obviously paramount, and could only come from a true fan of the show. Tristan Barratt, in fact, was a prominent long-term member of the original 'Wolf Pack', the Airwolf Appreciation Association, run by future Airwolf Themes' producer, Mark J.Cairns during the late 1980s ~ early 1990s.


The original 'SANTINI II' VHS video cover photocopied for some fans
The original 'SANTINI II' VHS video cover
The production equipment used at the time wasn’t Panavision standard or even broadcast quality by any means (was shot on VHS), however this new, 2016 upscaled HD print has been restored (where possible) and enhanced from the original VHS tapes (4:3 aspect ratio), plus the addition of the spectacular new HD 2nd Unit stock elements for the Aerial sequences, plus extra foley and music added (whilst not affecting the original analogue-era video created at the time), preserves the anarchic fan comedy for the modern internet generation of Airwolf fans.

The VHS existing print (only exists in very low resolution 240p) was uploaded in the early days of YouTube back in 2006, so the new upscaled print looks better than before (unfortunately the original VHS master was no longer available thus a proper Audio restoration wasn't really feasible). It's very interesting to compare visuals of the old and new prints and how the new 2016 version has evolved a better flow to some of the Aerial sequences especially with some careful re-editing.


Stradivarius mouth piano
serenading uhhh, ducks and swans 
Tristan Barratt was a pioneer along with his Cornish pals in the Tri-bar team, giving the original Wolf Pack fans a deliciously daft taste from the world of Airwolf, years after the show ended.

It can safely be said that he was the true, original creator of the Airwolf fan movie and tribute parody scene, long before YouTube, mash-ups, or the Internet (in its current form) even existed. He could almost be described as the Dr Moffet of TV fan movies.

"In 1984, I watched a TV show burst onto our screens that was to change my life. From that moment on I knew it was fate that, I too would fly The Lady through the skies," Tristan said.


The sheer devotion that was lavished on the production, budget restrictions and experience aside, coupled with the off-the-wall script and sometimes psychedelic colours and visuals (thanks to late 1980s video effects generator) makes for enjoyable fan entertainment that should draw a laugh or two from the viewer, and really, THIS is what being a fan of a TV show is all about – getting out there and using it as a catalyst for one's own creativity and doing something worthwhile and creative around ones love for it. Whether you'll think it's just plain ridiculous and juvenile, or you chuckle throughout at the knowing humour, it was just a bit of fun by some fans back in the day.

"Santini II... the high-budget, special effect-laden rip-off, err sorry “tribute” was the result. After two years of hard work, sweat, toil and sleepless nights (and visions of Archangel ripping his glasses off at the wrong time!), I completed what can only be described as the 'biggest rip-off since the last rip-off'," Tristan concluded.


Debuting on the all-new Airwolf Fan Movies channel on YouTube, this new upscale restoration is available now (HD / 4k resolution) on YouTube. A new SUBTITLES track will be added soon.

This is a Parody video thus all intellectual property Copyrights go to NBC Universal as far as the original Airwolf footage, and to their respective music sources.

(Extracts from Airwolf Appreciation Association Magazine - ISSUE 25 © Mark J.Cairns 1994).

Gabrielle's Theme - LIVE (from 'Airwolf')

Airwolf Extended Themes' Orchestrator & Associate Producer JAN MICHAL SZULEW plays one of the most loved character themes from the 'Airwolf' TV series – composed by Sylvester Levay – on a Grand Piano.


"Gabrielle's Theme" composed by Sylvester Levay for 'Airwolf', and played live by Jan Michal Szulew
'Gabrielle's Theme' played live by Jan Michal Szulew, from the music of 'AIRWOLF'

Gabrielle Ademaur, played by Belinda Bauer in the PILOT episode of Airwolf, listening to Hawke play his cello to the eagle
Gabrielle listening to Hawke playing the Cello
"Gabrielle's Theme" is one of Sylvester Levay's much loved character themes from the Airwolf TV series, along with the Eagle's Cello Theme and St John's Theme. Originally composed for the 'PILOT' episode, this emotive theme was played in the show with piano, synth and later during her death scene in Hawke's arms on the sand dune, live orchestra.

Played by actress, Belinda Bauer, the character of Gabrielle becomes Hawke's first real love interest after Archangel leaves her at the cabin for six days to brief him for his secret mission to Libya to recover Airwolf from Dr Moffet.

The theme itself is the backing score of Hawke & Gabrielle's growing trust and love during the show's PILOT episode and how Gabrielle gets behind the sensitive loner's façade, long separated from the emotional world around him, who only let his emotions inform his actions but never to control them. The excuse of getting the eagle to "trust him" is really his way of showing Gabrielle how he feels from his normality of cold, distant, emotional emptiness.

Jan Michal Szulew explains why he decided to play the emotive theme live.

Jan Michal Szulew playing the 'Gabrielle's Theme' from Airwolf, live on Grand Piano
Jan Michal Szulew playing 'Gabrielle's Theme' live
"On 15th May, 2015 I gave a little live performance on a grand piano in quite an unusual setting – the international airport terminal in Sofia, Bulgaria (this is my "second home town" and I travel there a couple of times a year)."

"This was not the first time though as for some reason Sofia likes to give me opportunities to perform in public transport-related places: I actually played the same grand piano in the airport last December plus earlier on another grand piano – conveniently located at one of Sofia subway stations (СУ Св. Климент Охридски - Sofia University Sv. Kliment Ohridski) – during May 2012."

But the music from Airwolf isn't normally what Jan plays during his public performances.

He continued: "While I usually perform the 1st movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata (which is my favourite performance piece) this time I decided to include something that I guess hasn't really been performed much: "Gabrielle's Theme". I wanted to do something from Airwolf and "Gabrielle's Theme" seemed like a perfect candidate to be reinterpreted on a grand piano, being very popular amongst the Airwolf fans plus it has a simple melody."

"Also, this time I managed to secure an audience recording of the performance," he said.


"When I got the recording back to my studio I realised that the grand piano didn't sound that
Belinda Bauer as Gabrielle Ademaur on the AIRWOLF Pilot episode
Gabrielle lost in dreamy, moon-lit thoughts of art and...
good on its own, so I thought it would be cool to back it with synthesizers, recreating that 80s feel from the show itself. As the theme was used a few times on the Airwolf TV series, I had a couple of possible variations to choose from, so I decided to go with the ECHOS FROM THE PAST version (pretty much note-for-note accurate too), which for me personally evokes lots of emotions and memories of the early 90s, when the episode aired in Poland for the very first time."


Jan's updated audio was them paired with the newly-restored HD footage from the Region B blu-rays to show the evolving love story between Hawke and Gabrielle, without the emotional turmoil of the final scenes on the sand dune dying in Hawke's arms; Sylvester addressed this with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra on the original 'Airwolf Themes' 2CD from 1999.

It was rendered in both HD and future-proofed for Ultra 4k resolution on YouTube.

We finished the production by keeping with the tone of the PILOT's Closing Theme to play out after the performance.

Plus there's a little upbeat Easter egg at the very end for those that watch the whole way through.

WIN 'Airwolf Extended Themes' soundtrack 2CD album

WIN Airwolf music soundtrack 2CD album via retweet on Twitter

The Airwolf Extended Themes 2CD music soundtrack score was released as a special limited edition release for the Airwolf™ TV series' 30th anniversary in 2014.

Featuring 42 brand new tracks from the original 3 seasons of the CBS TV show, the first CD "Main Themes" featuring 22 brand new recordings of variants of the Main Theme song performed and producer by Orchestrator & Associate Producer, Jan Michal Szulew; and the second CD "Episodic themes" by producer, Mark J.Cairns concentrating on the non-Main Theme works by Levay, Harpaz, Freebairn-Smith and Segáll.

Only 2000 copies have been manufactured as a Special Limited Edition.

Read the Airwolf fan REVIEWS for the 2CD set here.

Music from the Airwolf TV series by Mark J. Cairns and Jan Michal Szulew

Airwolf was a show that concerned an iconic, shark-like, supersonic, military helicopter, codenamed AIRWOLF (or known affectionately as 'The Lady' by the characters on the show) and her crew as they undertook various missions, many involving espionage, with a Cold War theme. The series ran for 55 episodes on CBS in the United States in 1984 through 1986, and an additional 24 episodes (called 'AIRWOLF II' aka Season 4), created by a new Canadian cast and production company, aired on the USA Network in 1987, for a total of 79 episodes.

But it was the amazing music on Airwolf, composed by Sylvester Levay and Udi Harpaz, that has stayed with the show's fans to this day and especially the memorable main theme tune used in both the opening and closing title sequences and during the aerial battle scenes between the real-life aircraft used on the show, which to many people nowadays symbolizes anything to do with helicopters!

When that iconic Main Theme Tune song kicks in, you just know a baddie is going to get it -- from that Blackbird of Death Amalgam of Lone Ranger, Mighty Mouse and God! Airwolf.

The Helicopter Theme music

Airwolf's legacy is that the music, and especially the Airwolf Main Theme Tune stands out simply due to a so-called, tune-of-the-week approach to the music score which transports you to specific scenes, in specific locations, in specific Airwolf episodes, from specific seasons of the show – giving a very unique selling point and quality that makes these collections of Airwolf Themes, especially ‘Airwolf Extended Themes’ such an enjoyable escape to both synthesizer and orchestral music aficionados. The Main Theme song itself really is a piece of iconic music that has transcended above its original intention and stood the test of time by being known by millions of people around the world, both young and old, as the traditional tune (compared to 'Blue Thunder') to sum up the entire, high-flying world of helicopters and some will even say, some of the greatest synthesiser music ever created, especially from the pioneering days of the mid-1980s.

Watch Music Videos of 'Airwolf Extended Themes' on YouTube. MP3 teasers also available.

Watch Airwolf music videos for all the Airwolf Extended Themes 2CD tracks on YouTube at:

You can also listen to all 42 MP3 music teasers from our player here on our official Airwolf website: 
Win a copy of Airwolf Extended Themes 2CD music soundtrack

To celebrate the release, we're giving away a Special Limited Edition 2CD set of 'Airwolf Extended Themes' to one of our Twitter followers.

For a chance to win, just follow @airwolfthemes on Twitter and tweet the following text:

WIN! Follow @airwolfthemes & RT for chance to win 42-track '#AIRWOLF Extended Themes' 2CD soundtrack music album:

Winner will be selected at midnight on Saturday 8 November 2014.
Terms and Conditions: Employees and contributors of GER Soundtracks, or people associated with the Airwolf Extended Themes music release and their families are not eligible to enter. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The prize may not be transferred to any other person. No cash alternative or alternative prize is available on entrant’s request. Entry in the competition implies acceptance of these rules.

Two Signatures - Airwolf Fan's journey to have Airwolf Extended Themes 2CD signed by both musicians

South Africa Airwolf fan, Gérann Gerber with the Airwolf Extended Themes 2CD, in his Replica Flightsuit & Helmet created by Steven W. Stull
South African Airwolf fan Gérann Gerber
with his signed Airwolf Extended Themes 2CD.
South African Airwolf fan, GÉRANN GERBER decided to take a Winter holiday vacation (remember it's Winter in the Southern Hemisphere when the rest of us in the North are basking in the Summer sun!) across the warmer climes of Europe.

As he'd already bought a copy of the all-new Airwolf Extended Themes 2CD earlier in 2014, album producer Mark J.Cairns had signed the inside back cover of the original copy for him at the time of order. Well, Gérann decided that he wanted to complete the set properly so he booked an extra stop-over in Warsaw, Poland and arranged to meet the album's Orchestrator and Associate Producer, Jan Michal Szulew to have him sign his original copy as well.

Meeting up in early August 2014 at one of the main central Warsaw hotels, the two guys talked for a couple of hours about, amongst other things, music and naturally the Airwolf Extended Themes 2CD album that was released this year to critical acclaim by the Airwolf fans.


Gérann was interested to learn more about the difficulties in producing something as huge as the production of this album and Jan explained how time-consuming (years!) it had been to create and produce the music for the album especially as his contribution had totalled 22 tracks, filling an entire CD. Jan expressed his immense admiration for Sylvester Levay's iconic theme tune for the show as the conversation progressed to the earlier visit with the Airwolf Documentary team to meet Sylvester Levay at his home and studios in Munich, Germany during January 2013 and some of Jan's experiences that day.

Jan Michal Szulew signing Gérann Gerber's Airwolf Extended Themes 2CD set in Warsaw, Poland
Jan Michal Szulew signing an Airwolf CD

After that they took a quick trip into the city to visit some of the local stores allowing Gérann to experience the noise and bustle of the local Metro (Jan helped him speed up the process at the ticket vending machine). At a local coffee house Jan then signed the inside back cover of the Airwolf Extended Themes album and granted Gérann his wish to have the only copy in the world to be signed by both Mark J.Cairns and Jan Michal Szulew.

Gérann commented: "The day was a wonderful experience and an absolute honour to meet Jan for the first time. I also made sure to give him a traditional gift in return from my part of the world in South Africa, via a 'Big Five' [lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhinoceros] photographic puzzle as a little memento of my visit to thank him for the help and generosity of his time shared with me. I really appreciated it."

The signed Airwolf Extended Themes' artwork with both musicians' signatures
The signed Airwolf Extended Themes' artwork
Jan Michal Szulew later commented: "It was a pleasure meeting Gérann and really quite surprising to me that he made the long trip all the way up from South Africa to meet with me and have his copy of the album signed."


It's not every day that a music fan will travel half way around the world for a signature on a music album, but Gérann loved the experience of it and it certainly made for an interesting and memorable diversion for a day during his Winter holiday trip 2014.


If you haven't experienced the Airwolf soundtrack yet, you can still buy original 2CD sets directly from the Airwolf Themes team via their official website here.

South African Airwolf fan, Gérann Gerber meets Airwolf Extended Themes' Jan Michal Szulew
Gérann Gerber meets Jan Michal Szulew

Jan used the same gold Sharpie pen to sign Gérann's CD that original Airwolf composer, Sylvester Levay used to autograph the 'Airwolf Themes' and 'Airwolf Documentary' teams' items on their visit to his home and studios in Munich, Germany during late January, 2013...

Sylvester Levay signed artwork used same gold Sharpie that Jan used to sign Gérann's CD artwork.
Sylvester Levay signed artwork used the same gold Sharpie pen that Jan used to sign Gérann's CD artwork.

Airwolf Extended Themes 2CD - NOW RELEASED

Well, the 'Airwolf Extended Themes' 2CD album has finally been released on 26th March, 2014 after 15 long years in the planning and 5 even longer years (feels like it anyway) in both production and over 2-years of post production.

The fantastic response and support from the die-hard Airwolf fans (the 'Wolf Pack') who have bought the new 2CD Special Limited Edition score has been very humbling with both the detailed fan feedback c/o Disqus and also via Social, especially with Facebook and Google+.

Listen to the Airwolf Extended Theme 2CD via MP3 Teasers and Airwolf YouTube promo videos
Listen to the Airwolf Extended Themes 2CD MP3 Teasers and Watch YouTube videos

You can buy the buy the Special Limited Edition 2CD soundtrack score today directly from ourselves at our website. 42 tracks of Airwolf music as you've never heard it before in Hi-Fi Stereo, which contains 22 tracks of the Airwolf Main Theme tune (by Sylvester Levay) arranged and produced by Jan Michal Szulew, and 20 tracks from various episodes and characters themes from the first three CBS seasons of the show arranged and produced by producer, Mark J.Cairns. All tracks are based as closely as possible in arrangement, sound and feel on the episodic scoree written by composers, Sylvester Levay, Udi Harpaz, Ian Freebairn-Smith, and the late Bernardo Segáll. 

Airwolf Extended Themes 2CD Cover Artwork
Some of the really cool features in this new Airwolf music release are the superb 24-page which includes an in-depth interview with episode composer, Udi Harpaz for his work during the late Season 2, and early Season 3 episodes. It reveals a lot of the behind-the-scenes production details of the music creation on the original TV series including revealing for the first time what synthesizers, sequencers and keyboards that the "session" keyboard players used who played and recorded for the composers each week.

We have also manufactured it with the new 2nd generation "Super Jewel Case" which is much stronger than the original jewel case and includes some wonderful new features.

Plus, there's a little surprise we've added to the Special Limited Edition 2CD as a bonus feature. You'll find out if you BUY a copy today!  :)


Airwolf Extended Themes 2CD Special Limited Edition is our contribution to Airwolf's 30th Anniversary in 2014.  But that's not all to end the fan's joy this year.

Airwolf on Bluray HD finally available

The other exciting news is that three weeks after our release, Fabulous Films in the UK released the original three seasons of
Airwolf Bluray Box Set for Seasons 1-3
Airwolf Bluray Box Set
Airwolf in High-Definition (HD) Bluray for the first time with an all-new Region B box set print. Having secured the new HD prints from Universal Studios, who went back to the original 35mm negatives and lifted new HD digital prints. 

To say the new picture is stunning would be an understatement. The colour and clarity and resolution of everything is now so eye-poppingly gorgeous as to be a feast for the eyes.

The sound is still very front & centre although Universal have made a good stab and giving it more of a Stereo width. There's no glorious sound remastering though to match the picture, so unfortunately no DTS 7.1 or Dolby Digital 5.1; but if your Audio Receiver is capable of it, then I'm sure you can "pseudo-Stereo 7-Channel" the sound to disperse it a lot more. The sound mix of Season 1 is pretty natural, but Seasons 2 and 3 are quite music heavy on the mix and can jar the ear a little at times depending on the episode. However, they blow the original Universal-Playback DVDs.

I will review the new Airwolf Bluray (2014) and its sister Airwolf DVD (2014) box set in a separate Blog, plus we'll have a new dedicated section on our website dedicated to the new HD Airwolf Blurays and DVDs.

Single season Airwolf Bluray sets coming Sept 2014, so if times are tight and you can't afford the full box set, then you can purchase the single season sets. 

FINAL TEASERS and MARCH 2014 LAUNCH for Airwolf Extended Themes

(SPECIAL UPDATE - 1 March, 2014)

The album is now signed off, and has GONE TO MANUFACTURE as of this week. Thus we should launch and have 'Airwolf Extended Themes' back from the CD manufacturer by the end of March 2014.  :)  Once launched, you can order directly from the all-new website at

The price will stick at GBP£30 + registered shipping per 2CD set. You will be able to pay via your Credit/Debit Card via PayPal, or (for USA customers only) personal checks will also be accepted. However checks will incur a bank handling charge (the bank knows how to dig the arm in for this) and of course we'll have to wait for up to 30 days for your check to clear.

We will NOT be offering digital downloads at this stage, just the old-skool physical Special Limited Edition 2CD sets, which are squarely aimed at the old-skool Airwolf fans who want a physical, touchy-feely thing in their hands to know where their money has gone.

Digital Downloads though will be offered in the future via iTunes and Amazon.

(UPDATED BELOW 14 January 2014)

Updated some of the information in the main paragraphs of text below.

(UPDATED BELOW 16 August 2013 with CD1 Teasers)

I've now added Jan's Airwolf Extended Themes "Main Themes" CD1 Final Teasers below as well as my own from CD2...

(Original post 27 July 2013 of CD2 Teasers)

Been a long gap since the March 2013 blog and this one, but the great news is that all production work on 'Airwolf Extended Themes'  has now completed! We're done.  :)  All tracks are completed, all CD artwork is completed. We're ready to manufacture.

I'm extremely pleased (as an objective Airwolf fan) with the final result.

Personal satisfaction highlights for me are "KINGDOM COME" (the final melodic chase) and "THE HORN OF PLENTY" orchestral suite. See below.

SO WHEN WILL IT BE RELEASED?  (update 14th January, 2014)

We're now in post-production phase of finalising the licensing with Universal and the relevant royalties agencies, which is taking as long (months) as I originally predicted. Just waiting on the last signature (as of January 2014).

New website to launch the new 2CD set
New website to launch the new 2CD set
So in the interim, I'm working with Ed, my web designer to produce a brand new website in lieu of the imminent release and also include lots of new content over time to make it the one-stop-shop for new Airwolf News and information.


It will be GBP £30 + registered shipping cost per set.


Below are the final Release Teasers (with a lot of tweaks and refinements over the original Blog teasers!) for Jan's Main Themes CD1 and my Episodic Themes CD2. I also updated the Track 05 on CD2 for ECHOS FROM THE PAST today (4th March 2014).

Airwolf Extended Themes MAIN THEMES CD1 (by Jan Michal Szulew)

Airwolf Main Theme - ‘PILOT’ – Journey to Red Star [TV] (extended)' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘PILOT’ – Kafir palace raid + Red Star Test Run' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘Season 1 – Trailer' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘Season 1 – Opening / Closing (extended)' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘Season 1 – Slow Main Theme' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘PILOT’, Season 1 – Synth Theme (extended)' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘Season 2 – ‘SWEET BRITCHES’ Trailer' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘Season 2 – ‘SWEET BRITCHES’/‘FIRESTORM’ Intro' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘Season 2 – ‘SWEET BRITCHES’/‘FIRESTORM’ (extended) -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘Season 2 – ‘SWEET BRITCHES’ epilogue' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘Season 1 – Closing' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘Season 2 – ‘FIRESTORM’ Trailer' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘Season 2 – ‘FALLEN ANGEL’ / ‘HX 1’' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘Season 2 – Aerial Theme (extended)' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘Season 3 – Opening / Aerial Theme (extended)' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘Season 2 + 3 – Generic Closing Theme (extended)' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘PILOT’, Season 3 – Journey to Red Star [MOVIE] / ‘EAGLES’ Aerial Theme (extended)' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘PILOT’, Season 1 + 2 – Minimalist (extended)' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘PILOT’ – Orchestral Suite' -- Final Teaser MP3 (Updated Jan 2014)
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘PILOT’ – Closing Theme' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘Season 2 + 3 – Generic Closing (regular length)' -- Final Teaser MP3
Airwolf Main Theme - ‘Season 1 + 3 – Special JMS Mix' -- Final Teaser MP3

Airwolf Extended Themes EPISODIC THEMES CD2 (by Mark J.Cairns):

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'THE HORN OF PLENTY' Theme MP3 "Airwolf" Teaser

(26 March 2013)

Udi Harpaz' magnificent start to Airwolf's 3rd Season with the bombastic, military and creepy score to introduce John Bradford Horn as the nemesis of the Airwolf universe, with this medley of four cues from 'THE HORN OF PLENTY', performed by Mark J.Cairns from the Airwolf Extended Themes soundtrack.

The Teaser MP3 file (4-part suite):
Airwolf 'THE HORN OF PLENTY' 3rd Season Airwolf episode Image 01 with Jan-Michael Vincent being brain-washed by Richard Lynch' character out at Vasquez Rocks, Callifornia
One of the most disturbing scenes I've ever seen in any show, let alone Airwolf was when Jan-Michael Vincent as 'Hawke' had his eyelids taped over for a brain-washing sequence by the show's new recurring nemesis, John Bradford Horn (played wonderfully here by the late actor, RICHARD LYNCH) in the Airwolf 3rd Season opening episode, 'THE HORN OF PLENTY'. The 2nd Unit filmed most of it out at Vasquez Rocks (emulating the first scene in the show's 'PILOT' episode).

Two very memorable Guest Star performances from the late RICHARD LYNCH (playing 'John Bradford Horn') and the beautiful CATHERINE HICKLAND as Horn's daughter, 'Angelica', in Airwolf's 3rd Season premiere episode, 'THE HORN OF PLENTY'.

This is arguably one of Udi Harpaz' wildest and most bombastic works for the show with this wonderful military-based, and sometimes creepy (mainly) orchestral score mixed with big FM synth sounds from the Yamaha DX7, that created one of the strangest soundscapes from the musical repertoire of the entire series.

But then it's definitely the creepiest episode of the entire series with the jaw-droppingly shocking deaths of both main leads (Hawke and Dom)... Hawke killed Dom (although it turns out they're tranquilizers) and then Caitlin thinks she's killed Hawke with the experimental serum to correct his brain-washing. Obviously it's all designed to shock the viewer, and boy, it does! There's really nothing quite like it (Alex Cord had two goes at the brain-washing over the series run ['FALLEN ANGEL' / 'FORTUNE TELLER'], but this was the most creepy of all of them) and it's definitely one of the most "Adult" scripts from the show's run; beautifully filmed and Directed too with wonderful lighting (despite the grey Autumn skies at Vasquez Rocks) and unique camera angles by director, Sutton Roley.

I picked four different musical sequences for this medley including where Dom lands Airwolf in exchange for getting Hawke back only to be shot by him (Udi titled this "Good Luck, Kate"; then a little Easter egg with an unused alternative cue (that I knew Udi did in the original recording session) when Hawke was taking off in Airwolf at dawn; the third cue is when Archangel, Dom and Cait are in the back of the limo with Archangel briefing them on the experimental serum and Plan B, and the final one is the wonderful capture of Horn's Volvo 740 by Airwolf at the end, only to have the shocking reveal that Horn and Angelica have escaped and the Volvo was a decoy, all leading in to the final motif coda to end titles.

ERNEST BORGNINE and JEAN BRUCE SCOTT as 'Dom' and 'Caitlin' look on as Airwolf blows up Horn's base and neutralises his forces. CATHERINE HICKLAND playing 'Angelica Horn' looks back after ensnaring 'Hawke'.
The wonderful film location of Vasquez Rocks in California was the eerie setting for Horn's base and actually for the entire 2nd Unit shoot. Actress CATHERINE HICKLAND (above right) is basically looking at the field where Hawke shot Dom, and also where Airwolf stopped Horn's Volvo 740 at the very end. This was the second outing for the show's 2nd Unit, the first time being for the 'PILOT' episode in Sept 1983.

JAN-MICHAEL VINCENT's performance in Airwolf's 3rd Season premiere episode, 'THE HORN OF PLENTY' was very emotional, and the rest of the Airwolf Cast had plenty to do as well
JAN-MICHAEL VINCENT was brilliantly on form at the start of the season putting in an emotional performance for the 3rd Season's premiere episode, 'THE HORN OF PLENTY'. The other three lead actors of ERNEST BORGNINE, ALEX CORD and JEAN BRUCE SCOTT all got to put in great performances too.

I think this is a wonderful occasion to show you what a Music Cue Sheet from the original scoring sessions looks like. I've only got a few of these in my collection but this episode is one of them: