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 Posted:   May 23, 2014 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   daretodream   (Member)

I am watching the film right now and I just realized that it's been 35 years now. It's a brilliant score and I think it deserves a proper (cough*FSM*cough) anniversary treatment along with Kilar's score!


 
 Posted:   May 23, 2014 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   hurlburt.lazar227   (Member)

Welcome to the club. ...And the wait. Rumor has it tapes are lost, but rumor also has it a mono version of the full score exists. Oh, those rumors!

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2014 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   daretodream   (Member)

Welcome to the club. ...And the wait. Rumor has it tapes are lost, but rumor also has it a mono version of the full score exists. Oh, those rumors!

Let's just hope those are just rumors and the tapes will be found eventually.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2014 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

or someone will decide to have the full score re-recorded.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2014 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

And isn't the FSM label more or less dissolved?

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2014 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

And isn't the FSM label more or less dissolved?

Not even more or less. It's done. But maybe he was saying something else, but it was obscured by his coughing fit.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2014 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

This would be a project that will fit right into Intrada's working relationship with Universal!

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2014 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

My library got a new printing of Dracula - DVD Still with no color.
I wish MCA would remaster this with the original gorgeous color.

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2014 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   daretodream   (Member)

or someone will decide to have the full score re-recorded.

That's an option, but still I'd prefer the original recording as the performance is on that one is magnificent. Not to criticize, but London Symphony back in the 70's and 80's was much better than it is now, IMHO. They are still one of the finest orchestras in the world, but...

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2014 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Sure thing. no need for a re-recording IF the original tapes survived somewhere and are in decent enough condition to be released, if not then re-recording is obviously the way to go.

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2014 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

It has already been confirmed that the original master tapes are lost:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96480&forumID=1&archive=0

from LLL's facebook:

DRACULA is MIA and has been for quite some time. IF a label is working on it, all that has survived is so-so mono elements as far as I know.

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2014 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I'd buy the album re-mastered. All those MCA albums have been deleted for so long. I wonder if there's a problem licensing them from UMG?

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2014 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   peterproud   (Member)

It's funny, I never really cared for the score when it came out, but revisiting it over the years has made me grow to love it. How cool WOULD it be if Lukas had found stereo masters somewhere and decided to do one more FSM release! big grin....I guess the thread posters' name is apropos.

 
 Posted:   May 25, 2014 - 5:44 AM   
 By:   Hedji   (Member)

This is by far, my most wanted release at this point.

 
 Posted:   May 25, 2014 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

My library got a new printing of Dracula - DVD Still with no color.
I wish MCA would remaster this with the original gorgeous color.


There is a blu ray release in Japan. Does anyone have this?

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%89%E3%83%A9%E3%82%AD%E3%83%A5%E3%83%A9-HD%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9E%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC%E7%89%88-Blu-ray-%E3%83%95%E3%83%A9%E3%83%B3%E3%82%AF%E3%83%BB%E3%83%A9%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B8%E3%82%A7%E3%83%A9/dp/B00CDGNXM6/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1401030187&sr=1-1&keywords=dracula

 
 Posted:   May 25, 2014 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

yes.

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2014 - 9:45 PM   
 By:   propinquity   (Member)

This could go the Conan route, where a label rerecords the score and the original masters turn up and are released years later. I love Varese, but their original presentation of the score is very, very sad.

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 12:20 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

This could go the Conan route, where a label rerecords the score and the original masters turn up and are released years later. I love Varese, but their original presentation of the score is very, very sad.

The presentation was MCA's. Varèse merely reissued their LP.

 
 
 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 4:06 AM   
 By:   Dr Lenera   (Member)

This is by far, my most wanted release at this point.

One of mine too!

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 6:33 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

This could go the Conan route, where a label rerecords the score and the original masters turn up and are released years later. I love Varese, but their original presentation of the score is very, very sad.

Except the Conan masters were never lost.

 
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