I recently learned that portions of Jean Prodromidès’ sweeping score for Roger Vadim’s Blood & Roses (Et Mourir de Plaisir; 1960) will be released on CD from Disques Cinémusique on March 20th. I’ve written about my appreciation for this fantastic vampire film at length before in a piece simply called Roger Vadim’s Blood and Roses (1960) but at the time I neglected to mention Jean Prodromidès’ soundtrack. His classical and somewhat traditional score for the film is impressive for its scope and beauty. I’m happy that segments of it have finally been made available on CD but it would be nice to see the soundtrack for Blood and Roses released in its entirety along with a restored print of the film made available on DVD. I can’t think of a classic horror movie that I’d like to see restored and released on DVD more than Vadim’s Blood and Roses.
Disques Cinémusique has made the soundtrack for Blood And Roses available as part of their release of Prodromidès’ score for Andrzej Wajda’s 1983 film Danton. Besides portions of Blood and Roses, the CD also contains bits & pieces of Jean Prodromidès’ music for This Special Friendship (Les Amitiés Particulières; 19604). You can currently purchase the CD at the official Disques Cinémusique site. They’ve also made sound clips available that showcase Jean Prodromidès’s impressive talents as a composer.