As some might know I’m an avid and, admittedly, fanatic collector of soundtracks. As I noted in my fan track listing for Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla’s soundtrack, once I collect something I’ll then dump it onto my computer and other devices. Sometimes that’s the end of the journey, sometimes not. One thing I’m a stickler for is trying to place the digital version of the soundtrack in chronological order. Thankfully, a lot of commercial soundtracks are already in chronological order. The soundtrack for Vampire Hunter D (32·8H-59) is not one of them.

For a back story, the soundtrack attempted to be creative via the LP release. For this, the first half of the soundtrack was the “vampire side” and the other the “human side”. That means the cues were grouped into categories and placed on one side or the other thematically, without consideration for when they played in the movie. The CD release kept this same order.

So for those looking for the movie order for the tracks here is that information. It lists the track number off the CD release, while throwing in the ending song by TM Network “Your Song” that appears on the single. The list was created from watching the film while sampling the soundtrack when a theme would play. From this it also highlighted that a few themes were unused, which are listed at the end.

  1. Track 1: Night of the Demons
  2. Track 7: D’s Theme (Entrance)
  3. Track 8: Promise (Part I)
  4. Track 10: Rescuing Doris
  5. Track 4: Vampire Count Lee (Entrance)
  6. Track 9: D’s Theme (Doris’ Love)
  7. Track 3: The Death of D [second half only ~ 1:20 – 2:48]
  8. Track 2: The Resurrection of D
  9. Track 6: Vampire Count Lee (Death)
  10. Track 11: D’s Theme (Parting)
  11. Track 1 from Single: Your Song (D Mix)

Unused themes

  • Track 3: The Death of D [first half only ~ 0:01 – 1:19]
  • Track 5: Marriage of Nobility
  • Track 12: Promise (Part II)

 


 

…oh, you’re still reading this?

Well in my watching of the film I also realized that there were quite a few themes in Vampire Hunter D that were not present in the soundtrack at all. I also discovered that a couple themes were repeated. So for those looking for even more detail, below is a list of the themes as they appear in the film with a description on the scene. It also mentions when a theme was played but was not present on the commercial soundtracks.

I’ve also gone through and for a few tracks offered potential alternate track listings to better represent what the theme is about versus what the official releases titled them. For these they are marked with a → that is followed by the alternate track title. This list also includes repeated themes, which are noted.

  1. Track 1: Night of the Demons
    Covers the battle at night with the dinosaur-like monster and later the werewolf
  2. Track 7: D’s Theme (Entrance) → D Arrives
    Self explanatory, covers D’s entrance
  3. [not on CD]
    Theme that plays when D is exposed as a hunter in town
  4. Track 8: Promise (Part I) → Promise
    Occurs as D asks Dan to be brave for his sister
  5. [not on CD]
    Theme that plays for the Rei Ginsei vs. D fight
  6. Track 10: Rescuing Doris
    Occurs as D storms the castle
  7. [not on CD]
    Theme that plays when the Midwich Medusas appear
  8. Track 4: Vampire Count Lee (Entrance) → Vampire Count Lee
    Occurs when Doris is brought to Count Lee
  9. [not on CD]
    Theme that plays when D stops Larmica Lee from killing Doris
  10. [not on CD]
    Theme that plays when the Time-Bewitching Incense is used on Larmica Lee
  11. Track 9: D’s Theme (Doris’ Love) → Doris’ Love
    Occurs as Doris permits D to bite her
  12. Track 3: The Death of D [second half only ~ 1:20 – 2:48] → Time-Bewitching Incense
    Theme that plays when Rei Ginsei kills D after using the Time-Bewitching Incense
  13. Track 2: The Resurrection of D
    Occurs as the severed hand revives D
  14. Track 2: The Resurrection of D
    Same theme is replayed as the severed feeds on soil
  15. Track 1: Night of the Demons [edited segment ~ 0:25 – 1:19] → Demonic Wedding
    Replayed theme from the start of the film for the arrival of the wedding party
  16. Track 6: Vampire Count Lee (Death) → Count Lee’s Demise
    Occurs during the D vs. Count Lee fight
  17. Track 11: D’s Theme (Parting) → Parting
    Occurs as D leaves
  18. Track 1 from Single: Your Song (D Mix)
    Occurs during end credits

Unused themes

  • Track 3: The Death of D [first half only ~ 0:01 – 1:19] → The Death of D (Unused)
  • Track 5: Marriage of Nobility → Marriage of Nobility (Unused)
  • Track 12: Promise (Part II)  → Promise (Piano Version)