I still don't know what to make of this score. On some level, it's awful. It's badly dated, it's annoying. On another level, it's perfect. Perhaps Michael Winner knew what he was doing when he chose Page to score Death Wish II and III. The brutal cynicism of the films, the exploitation streak, it was perfect ground for Page to pen some evil, menacing tracks. Bluesy, then synth-heavy, it's perhaps one of the better elements of what is easily the worst film of the series, a real accomplishment.
Oddly, Page's score to III has never been available, at least on CD. This is nowhere as good as the Herbock disc for the original Death Wish, which is a lot different than the music in the film.
This disc isn't available, and I'm still amazing it was ever available. Death Wish II is easily one of Cannon Films' low points, a downright nasty movie, dripping with cynicism, courtesy of super-hack director Michael Winner. Recommended for Bronson addicts, incidentally, as well as Page fans, Zeppelin fans, and fans of the tremendous artwork (like the blueprints).