SUPPORT FILMTRACKS! CLICK HERE FIRST:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
iTunes (U.S.)
Amazon.ca
Amazon.fr
eBay (U.S.)
Amazon.de
Amazon.es
Half.com
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
Composers
Awards
   CURRENT MOST POPULAR REVIEWS:
         1. Gladiator
        2. Batman
       3. Nightmare Before Christmas
      4. Titanic
     5. Justice League
    6. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
   7. Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone
  8. Maleficent
 9. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
10. Edward Scissorhands
Home Page
Bram Stoker's Dracula
(1992)
Album Cover Art
1992 Columbia
2018 La-La Land
Album 2 Cover Art
Composed, Orchestrated, and Produced by:
Wojciech Kilar

Conducted by:
Anton Coppola
Labels Icon
LABELS & RELEASE DATES
Columbia/Sony Music
(November 24th, 1992)

La-La Land Records
(November 27th, 2018)
Availability Icon
ALBUM AVAILABILITY
The 1992 Columbia/Sony album was a regular U.S. release. The 2018 La-La Land album is limited to 3,000 copies and available initially for $35 through soundtrack specialty outlets. It suffered from poor availability during parts of its first year.
Awards
AWARDS
None.
Also See Icon
ALSO SEE





Decorative Nonsense
PRINTER FRIENDLY VIEW
(inverts site colors)



   Availability | Viewer Ratings | Comments | Audio & Track Listings | Notes
Buy it... if blatantly morbid melodrama of the highest order, complete with excessively pounding percussive rhythms, brooding bass strings, and bloated choral chanting, is the quickest path to the darker corners of your heart.

Avoid it... if the grandest gothic tone and genuinely Eastern European style of the mythical vampire genre doesn't impress you unless all of its components are assembled in a tightly cohesive and functional whole.
Review Icon
EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,217
WRITTEN 11/13/09, REVISED 11/30/19
Kilar
Kilar
Bram Stoker's Dracula: (Wojciech Kilar) If the cinematography, art direction, and costumes are good enough, then the rest of the production, including the title character, can be damned. That's what Francis Ford Coppola faced when putting his lavish spin on the famed vampire from Transylvania in his 1992 epic, Bram Stoker's Dracula. The immensely gothic production values largely overshadowed a cast with a few veterans who could chew on the material with appropriate melodramatic zeal and a handful of young heartthrobs looking pretty in their turn of the century garb. (The movie's genesis, oddly, was as a vehicle for young actress Winona Ryder.) It was a film to be seen and heard rather than contemplated for its extension of the Dracula myth, some of which, especially in the real estate investment aspect of things, didn't make much sense, and the extravaganza was boosted by a monumental advertisement campaign and a significant amount of hoopla in the press. Despite its mesmerizing qualities, Coppola's film ironically lacked a convincing soul, playing out like an overacted stage production on the best cinematic steroids of the day. Another aspect of the production experiencing no limits in the melodrama category was the appropriately massive score by Polish composer Wojciech Kilar, whose career had not yet made a significant splash in America. His score was somewhat surprisingly absent from the nominations of any major awarding group; the film's design elements received significant praise from both the BAFTA and Academy Award voting bodies, winning three Oscars. Perhaps it was a lack of name recognition that restricted Kilar's chances at the time (though he never fared particularly well with international awards until 2002's The Pianist), because his music for Bram Stoker's Dracula is a particularly memorable aspect of the production. All of the over-the-top values assigned to the other appeals of the film are evident in this score, from the swells of morbidly romantic orchestral melody to the pounding choral passages of urgent and mighty terror.



Ratings Icon
VIEWER RATINGS
709 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.41 Stars
***** 175 5 Stars
**** 177 4 Stars
*** 182 3 Stars
** 117 2 Stars
* 58 1 Stars
  (View results for all titles)

Comments Icon
COMMENTS
1 TOTAL COMMENTS
Read All Start New Thread Search Comments
It's About Damn Time!
Mitchell Hanson - December 2, 2009, at 7:38 p.m.
1 comment  (1987 views)
More...


Track Listings Icon
TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
1992 Columbia/Sony Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 55:01
• 1. Dracula - The Beginning (6:41)
• 2. Vampire Hunters (3:05)
• 3. Mina's Photo (1:25)
• 4. Lucy's Party (2:56)
• 5. The Brides (4:56)
• 6. The Storm (5:04)
• 7. Love Remembered (4:10)
• 8. The Hunt Builds (3:25)
• 9. The Hunters Prelude (1:29)
• 10. The Green Mist (0:54)
• 11. Mina/Dracula (4:47)
• 12. The Ring of Fire (1:51)
• 13. Love Eternal (2:23)
• 14. Ascension (0:50)
• 15. End Credits (6:44)
• 16. Love Song for a Vampire - performed by Annie Lennox (4:20)
2018 La-La Land Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 189:40

Notes Icon
NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert of the 1992 Columbia album includes no extra information about the score or film. That of the 2018 La-La Land album contains extensive notes about both.
Copyright © 2009-2020, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the filmtracks.com site may not be published, broadcast, rewritten
or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. All artwork and sound clips from Bram Stoker's Dracula are Copyright © 1992, 2018, Columbia/Sony Music, La-La Land Records and cannot be redistributed without the label's expressed written consent. Page created 11/13/09 and last updated 11/30/19.
Reviews Preload Scoreboard decoration Ratings Preload Composers Preload Awards Preload Home Preload Search Preload