Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD Review

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Reviewed by Chris McEneany
This is an excellent release and despite its limited status is certainly still available – and I think there may even have been a re-issue since I got mine. Laurie Johnson’s score for Captain Kronos was one of those long-desired titles that fans believed would never surface, but GDI Records and their BSX label have done it justice with a brilliantly produced and well-stocked disc. The nods to Herrmann are understandable and perfectly in-keeping with the rousing heroics-meets-hypnotic-dread tone that Johnson seeks to employ. The main title theme for Kronos is one of the all-time greats of the genre and the score, as a whole, blends eeriness and excitement to a wonderful degree. Just like his contemporary in TV scoring, the great Ron (Doctor Who/The Prisoner) Grainer, it is strange that Johnson didn’t delve too much further into the realm of big screen composing. With Grainer’s score for The Omega Man (still one of my all-time favourites) and Johnson’s for Kronos, the world of movie music would have been so much richer and more diverse if they had. Highly recommended.</p>
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