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The Hunger: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: April 29, 1983
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B000001540
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,748 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Trio In E Flat, Op. 100 (Excerpt)
2. Beach House - Stefany Spruill
3. Suite #1 For Cello In G, Preludium (Excerpt, First Movement)
4. Waiting Room/Flashbacks
5. Sarah's Panic
6. The Arisen
7. Partita #3 In E, Gavotte En Rondeau (Excerpt)
8. Lakme
9. Sarah's Transformation
10. The Final Death
11. Trio In E, Op. 100

Customer Reviews

Recommended for all fans of the movie and lovers of good music.
Gustavo Alfaro
Too much great missing music to call this a soundtrack, should be retitled: Selections from the Original Soundtrack.
Rene Peraza
Ultimately, this is a very artistically assembled piece of work.
Snow Leopard

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68 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Joseph M. Davis on November 7, 2002
Format: Audio CD
There are key classical numbers and arrangements that are missing here. The cd IS worth buying and is wonderful. A great version of Lakme with piano is in here. But they should do a more comprehensive soundtrack or an additional one. When the dvd finally comes out I will scrutinize the music credits in depth.

Update: Here is what SHOULD be on this cd for non-original music-

Non-Original Music by
Gregorio Allegri (from "Miserere")
Daniel Ash (song "Bela Lugosi is Dead")
Johann Sebastian Bach (from "Suite #1 for solo cello in G-major/Partita #3 in E-major")
Léo Delibes (from "Lakmé")
Kevin Haskins (song "Bela Lugosi is Dead") (as Bauhaus)
David J (song "Bela Lugosi is Dead")
Edouard Lalo (from "Piano Trio No. 1 in C")
Peter Murphy (song "Bela Lugosi is Dead")
Maurice Ravel ("Le Gibet" from "Gaspard de la nuit")
Franz Schubert (from "Trio in E flat Op. 100")

As you can see the pieces by Lalo and Ravel are sorely missed as well as Bauhaus "Bela Lagosi Is Dead"
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By L. S. Slaughter on November 1, 2005
Format: Audio CD
La Deneuve sat at her piano grieving for dead David Bowie in THE HUNGER and played PatriciadelaRocchia's version of "The Gallows", and THAT was pop-cinema trash history, and, darn, it ain't even on here!!

Which happens a lot with licensing and trying to put together a soundtrack that's affordable. That doesn't detract from the gems that are here by Shubert and Delibes, but the Electronic stuff --- hmmm, mixed bag of atmospherics.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Snow Leopard on October 30, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I do not buy soundtracks, and this is of course the exception. Although as might be gathered from the rather mixed reviews below, something would appear to be amiss. In truth, I think this should more be thought of as an aural version of the film itself, than as a faithful soundtrack of the music in the film.

This soundtrack accompanies one of the most sumptuous and gorgeous vampire movies ever made, based on a book by Whitley Streiber (who went on to start the "Communion" phenomenon), and with the only lapse of judgement in the awful movie poster reproduced for the cover of this disc. In general, the movie very elegantly and adeptly juxtaposes calm elegance and brutal violence, and that's exactly what the soundtrack does as well, switching alternately from some of the most beautiful, austere and lush classical music to viciously jagged orchestral/electronic music.

There is indeed music in the film not included on this disc, most obviously Bauhaus' "Bela Lugosi's Dead" (which kicks the movie off in an amazing way), and the exquisitely moving middle movement of Ravel's piano trilogy, Gaspard de la Nuit, otherwise known as Le Gibet, or the Gallows. And in fact, the disc itself opens and closes on excerpted versions of Schubert's Trio in E-Flat, Opus 100, where the first excerpt is not even in the movie if memory serves, or certainly at least not at the beginning of the movie, where it is on the disc. For those those familiar with the Schubert trio, you may note how the performers have actually deleted a couple of measures from the original piece. Also (and this is telling) it's worth noting that there is a piece by Rubini and Jaeger on the soundtrack that is not in the movie, though none of the other reviewers mention this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Anderson on September 25, 2006
Format: Audio CD
"The Hunger" is easily one of my favorite vampire films of all time. You got David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve along with some gorgeous classical/ambient music. What more can one ask for? Maybe the inclusion of immortal classic "Bela Lugosi's Dead" on the soundtrack but that probably would have probably detracted the sumptuous classical melodies of the soundtrack. Other than that slight flaw, I absolutely love "The Hunger". The soundtrack is a mixture of classical and ambient music. The combination works. The classical tracks are gorgeous. Michel Rubini's film score is nothing short of spine-tingling.His music has the right elements to fit whatever eerie scene it is accompanying in the film. I could definitely hear and feel the terror in his music especially on "The Arisen". Rubini's music had the same elements that made the film score to "Psycho" so eerie and terrifying. Of course can't forget about Delibes' breathtaking "Lakme" (aka Flower Duet). All in all, "The Hunger" is a pretty darn good soundtrack. This is how soundtracks to vampire films ought to sound like. It is both beautiful and terrifying.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By W. Pender on February 27, 2003
Format: Audio CD
After all these years, 'The Hunger' is still unlike any film of its kind. The music plays a large part in its mystique and 're-sale' value. A more comprehensive CD with the missing parts should be planned as 'Bela Lugosi's Dead' is missing and helped set the tone of the film. Productions like this don't come along often enough. I gave it 4 stars only because of the missing pieces.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rene Peraza on January 2, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Too much great missing music to call this a soundtrack, should be retitled: Selections from the Original Soundtrack. What's missing? Try music from Bauhaus, Iggy pop, David Lawson, Howard Blake, Edouard Lalo, Maurice Ravel, Gregorio Allegri, and even a key Schubert sonata piece!

I've owned this soundtrack for the nearly thirty years or so it's been out, but half-love what's on there; the Rubini-Jaeger original score is a bit grating (except for the beautiful 'Beach House' vocal by Stephanie Spruill -- though not in the movie!). So, I must give it a 3-star rating due to its great missing material. Hopefully, someone might produce a comprehensive soundtrack for the film's 30th anniversary (2013) since they've missed-the-boat on the 25th.
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