James Bernard 2 With Christopher Lee Hammer Presents Dracula

Don Houghton returns after Dracula A. Jimmy used to call me from London on the telephone all the time, usually on a Sunday morning. About Me Paul View my complete profile. The recovered reels include the last 36 minutes of the film and includes two extended scenes, one of which is the discovery of a nearly-complete version of the film's iconic disintegration scene. Main theme - Dracula 2. The acting is good, though very… British.

Sign in. Watch now. Start your free trial. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! IMDb More. Down 23, this week. Composer Soundtrack Writer. Bernard was born in India, the son of a British army officer, but was moved to England as a small child for his health.

Unlike the majority of film composers, Bernard orchestrated almost all of his work. Paul Dehn died in Working on She , Bernard first met the man who later became his second life partner, actor Ken McGregor died January 24, , with whom he lived in Jamaica until McGregor's death there in Bernard then moved back to London and lived there for the remainder of his life.

In later years, he was called upon by silent film historian Kevin Brownlow to write an original score for F. The Independent. Retrieved 13 July The Telegraph.

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Motion Picture Daily. Quigley Publishing Company. An Answer. Where the Long Tail Ends. Retrieved 25 August Burbank: Warner Home Video. Hammer Films. Archived from the original on 23 November Archived from the original on 30 January Retrieved 1 February Grand Comics Database. Bram Stoker 's Dracula. Mad Monster Party? I contacted Elmer Bernstein who was kind enough to offer some suggestions and references, all of which I forwarded to Jimmy.

Bernstein told me somewhat sadly, however, that he didn't hold out much hope for Jimmy because, he said, "the guys out here in Hollywood are just looking for younger people to work with. Sadly, Jimmy passed away not terribly long after that. I was heart broken when I heard the news. I still have many hand written letters from Jimmy, however, and I shall always treasure the memory of his friendship.

He was quite a guy. Steve Vertlieb wrote a in-depth article about James Bernard's music which was published on the American Music Preservation website. I understand that they will also be re-releasing the 2nd Hammer record that came out during the s - 'Legend of the 7 golden Vampires' narrated by Peter Cushing with scenes from the film.

As well as this re-release the cd also contains music from Hammer's Dracula as well as 'Dracula Prince of darkness', and 'Taste the blood of Dracula'. The album doesn't contain the 4 themes that were on the original album release and also the titles to the Dracula story are also listed here on the cd that were not on the original album. Track Listing: 1. Main theme - Dracula 2.

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Bernard Windt was Edit Did You Know? Trivia: Began his career composing music for BBC radio plays. Star Sign: Virgo. This film is full of some amazing and hilarious set pieces. Fortunately better than I remember it being, The Satanic Rites of Dracula is the eighth film in the series and the last to star Lee as Dracula. The wonderful Cushing also returns, along with much of the cast of Dracula A.

The British Secret Service uncovers a secret society, including key members of the government, performing satanic rituals. Scotland Yard is called in to quietly investigate. Inspector Murray Coles from A. Van Helsing contacts a scientist friend, Julian Keeley, who is developing a new strain of the Black Plague. Before Van Helsing can help his friend, Keeley is killed and his research, including active cultures of the plague, is stolen. The savvy Van Helsing believes a reincarnated Dracula is behind the diabolical plot.

Like Dracula A. This is not helped by the fact that Dracula has minimal screen time, probably less than 15 minutes. At least he has dialogue in this one.

Though it is great to see Lee and Cushing together again, they feel out of place in an a plot that belongs to either The Avengers , James Bond or Fu Manchu. The bleak apocalyptic theme moves away from the gothic elements of most of the series and far, far away from the fun, campy romp of Dracula A.

Though there are several cheap versions of Satanic Rites that should be avoided, Anchor Bay presents a nice region 1 disc as part of their Hammer Horror series.

This includes trailers and a documentary, Dracula and the Undead , narrated by Hammer-regular Oliver Reed. Avoid any prints under the stupid U. Professor Van Helsing happens to be at Chungking University giving a lecture on Chinese vampire legend, in particular the elaborate story of the cult of the Golden Vampires.

Hsi Ching, a student, tells Van Helsing the legend is true and his grandfather is from the village terrorized by the Golden Vampires. He backs up his claims with a bat-shaped amulet owned by one of the seven vampires now dead and Van Helsing agrees to accompany Hsi to his village. They face off against six of the seven remaining vampires and a small army of the undead until Dracula arrives and raises the stakes.

This unselfconscious blend of genres is played straight and legitimized by the always wonderful Cushing, who mostly leaves the kung fu fighting to trained professionals, but occasionally enters into the fray.

Chinese horror is also represented — keep your eyes peeled for hopping vampires. There is no way to deny that Legend is flawed. Don Houghton returns after Dracula A. He conveniently avoids continuity issues from Satanic Rites of Dracula by simply setting Legend some time in the s. Overall Rating 0 Submissions.

Log In Username or Email: Forgot your username? Password: Forgot your password? Register New customers, create your Amoeba. Its quick and easy! Don't want to register? Motion Picture Daily. Quigley Publishing Company. An Answer. Where the Long Tail Ends. Retrieved 25 August Burbank: Warner Home Video. Hammer Films. Archived from the original on 23 November Archived from the original on 30 January Retrieved 1 February Grand Comics Database.

Bram Stoker 's Dracula. Mad Monster Party? Dracula " Dracula Dracula Dracula Dracula Dracula Dracula Purgatori. The Fury of Dracula. Son of the Dragon. Lugosi v. Category Dracula Category derivatives. Films directed by Terence Fisher. Films by Jimmy Sangster. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. I understand a single sleeve copy of the record was also released at some point.

Just recently the album has been re-released on vinyl as a 40th anniversary limited edition from Dust bug records. I understand that they will also be re-releasing the 2nd Hammer record that came out during the s - 'Legend of the 7 golden Vampires' narrated by Peter Cushing with scenes from the film. As well as this re-release the cd also contains music from Hammer's Dracula as well as 'Dracula Prince of darkness', and 'Taste the blood of Dracula'. The album doesn't contain the 4 themes that were on the original album release and also the titles to the Dracula story are also listed here on the cd that were not on the original album.