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 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

An appreciation thread for the Digitmovies label.

I'll start by simply posting images from my favorite soundtracks.

1. CALTIKI (sold out)




2. I TRE VOLTI DELLA PAURA




3. LA CRIPTA E L'INCUBO




4. LA TARANTOLA DAL VENTRE NERO




5. LA NOTTE DEI DIAVOLI




6. ERCOLE AL CENTRO DELLA TERRA (sold out)




7. URSUS NELLA TERRA DI FUOCO




8. ADDIO FRATELLO CRUDELE (sold out)




9. IL MONACO




10. SEDDOK / LYCANTHROPUS

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

A two-fer by Franco Micalizzi, a western & a thriller. Sacramento & Paura (I've shortened both titles), it's become a huge favourite.



https://www.digitmovies.com/digitsoundtracks/en/products/CDDM088

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   Squiddybop   (Member)

These are the first three that came immediately to mind:











I also love every entry in their Bruno Nicolai in Giallo series.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 7:43 PM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Something like this. I guess the Giallo collection by Nicolai & Cipriani is the highlight.

DPDM013 - Stelvio Cipriani - Anonimo Veneziano
CDDM088 - Franco Micalizzi - Sei jellato amico hai incontrato sacramento - I due volti della paura
CDDM077 - Carlo Rustichelli - Don Camillo e i giovani d'oggi
CDDM069 - Stelvio Cipriani - L' iguana dalla lingua di fuoco
CDDM050 - Ennio Morricone - Senza sapere niente di lei
CDDM056 - Stelvio Cipriani - La morte cammina con i tacchi alti
CDDM030 - Bruno Nicolai - Eugenie - De Sade '70
CDDM013 - Bruno Nicolai - Perchè quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2014 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   MI6   (Member)

So many likeable releases from Digitmovies. Here are some of my favourites:

Stelvio Cipriani - Anonimo Veneziano
Stelvio Cipriani - Gli Orrori Del Castello Di Norimberga from Mario Bava OS Anthology Vol 3
Stelvio Cipriani - Il Medaglione Insanguinato from Il Medaglione Insanguinato/Malocchio/ Voci Dal Profondo
Bruno Nicolai - La Battaglia Del Deserto
Bruno Nicolai - La Notte Che Evelyn Uscì Dalla Tomba
Nico Fidenco - La Ragazzina
Berto Pisano - La Morte Ha Sorriso All'Assassino from Klaus Kinski Horror Trilogy
Berto Pisano - La Svergognata from La Svergognata/Suggestionata
Francesco De Masi - African Story
Carlo Rustichelli - Delitto D'Amore
Carlo Rustichelli - Signore E Signori
Carlo Rustichelli - Divorzio All’Italiana
Carlo Rustichelli - Sei Donne Per L’Assassino from La Frusta E Il Corpo/Sei Donne Per L’Assassino

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2014 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Overall Favorites:

CDDM065 Ennio Morricone ADDIO FRATELLO CRUDELE
CDDM057 Enzo Masetti LE FATICHE DI ERCOLE / ERCOLE E LA REGINA DI LIDIA

Others:

CDDM223 Angelo F. Lavagnino Gli ultimi giorni di Pompe
CDDM026 Franco Micalizzi Lo chiamavano Trinità
CDDM135 Carlo Rustichelli Il ladro di Bagdad
CDDM116 Manuel De Sica DellaMorte DellAmore
CDDM108 Carlo Rustichelli i Giganti della Tessaglia
CDDM101 Roberto Nicolosi La battaglia di Maratona
CDDM093 Giovanni Fusco LA GUERRA DI TROIA / LA LEGGENDA DI ENEA
CDDM080 Piero Piccioni Il figlio di Spartacus
CDDM074 Miklós Rózsa SODOM AND GOMORRAH
CDDM072 Armando Trovajoli Ercole al centro della terra

I love their Italian Peplum series -- and only have a few titles to go before I have all of those. I've been afraid to get too many of the Italian Western, Police or Giallo series as I might find them addictive, too.

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2014 - 12:35 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

Of the Digitmovies I've heard, not dissimilar from TR and many thanks to his recommendations.

  • Cipriani



  • Gaslini



  • Morricone

  • Piccioni



  • Savina



  • Rustichelli



  • Lavagnino



  • Rozsa Providence



  • Piccioni



  • Savina



  • Umiliani



  • Trovajoli

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     Posted:   Apr 4, 2014 - 1:34 AM   
     By:   Gorbadoc   (Member)

    Love Digitmovies, especially because of their great Nicolai releases!

    Their two best Nicolai releases probably are ...





    ... beside some wonderful giallo stuff ...







    ... amazing westerns ...







    ... and others ....





    They also shine in their strong Micalizzi releases (I'm waiting eagerly for my order of 'Stridulum' and 'Le Amazzoni')







    Arguably, their best western release is the Reverberi & Reverberi effort (which gets my blood pumping every single time!)



    Some other gems:

    Fidenco



    Umiliani



    Patucchi



    Their latest of Ortolani, 'L'Etrusco Uccide Ancora', sounds very promising!

    Too bad they don't seem keen on re-issues. 'Blindman' and 'Laure' are two big gaps in my collection ...

     
     Posted:   Apr 4, 2014 - 7:40 AM   
     By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

    All of them!

    Seriously, though, there are so many wonderful releases that I couldn't possibly pick just a handful of favorites. Looking at the album covers in this thread makes me want to go on a Digimarathon!

    One of the greatest labels of all time...

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 4, 2014 - 8:18 AM   
     By:   MusicMad   (Member)

    My database shows that I have purchased 71 of their titles, to date - I particularly liked it when I could buy direct from them but I recall they stopped that a few years ago.

    Most have been good buys and some of my favourites have been listed above. As I type I'm listening to one of the best, IMHO, Ennio Morricone's Cosa Avete Fatto A Solange?.

    I had previously purchased this score on two other CDs and, I acknowledge that the expansion doesn't offer a great deal more (though there is another version of the exquisite Main Theme) - and the cover is one of their least inspiring! - but it works wonderfully well. It's one of Morricone's best giallo scores and I return to it often.

    Another ... a truly superb listen, despite being a combination of two scores, ... is Senza Sapere Niente Di Lei/Lui Per Lei ... excellent!

    Mitch

     
     Posted:   Apr 6, 2014 - 2:54 AM   
     By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

    Selection of some of my favorites can't thank Digitmovies enough for all those giallo scores and those Bruno Nicolai titles.







































     
     Posted:   Apr 6, 2014 - 11:04 AM   
     By:   ToneRow   (Member)

    Of the Digitmovies I've heard, not dissimilar from TR and many thanks to his recommendations.
  • Trovajoli



    Thanks, ajhfsm.

    I've been playing SEDDOK steadily for 3 weeks now, so I consider my 10th favorite (which I'll add to the thread).

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     Posted:   Apr 6, 2014 - 4:39 PM   
     By:   serifiot   (Member)

    Too many to recall. It's easier to remember the not so favorite because there are so very few.

    All of Cipriani, Piccioni, Rustichelli, and counting...

     
     Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 2:31 PM   
     By:   ToneRow   (Member)

    Of the Digitmovies I've heard, not dissimilar from TR and many thanks to his recommendations.

  • Morricone



  • Savina



  • Rozsa Providence




    hey, ajhfsm, I wan't able to see 3 images you posted so I altered some of your text via this reply.

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     Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 2:34 PM   
     By:   ToneRow   (Member)


    CDDM088 - Franco Micalizzi - Sei jellato amico hai incontrato sacramento - I due volti della paura


    I noticed several people mention this album.

    I own not one thing by Micalizzi, so I'll take a look at the albums of his music and see if there's anything I'd put onto my wishlist...

     
     Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 2:42 PM   
     By:   ToneRow   (Member)


    Carlo Rustichelli - Sei Donne Per L’Assassino from La Frusta E Il Corpo/Sei Donne Per L’Assassino


    Hi, MI6.

    I notice that you single out Rustichelli's BLOOD AND BLACK LACE over his WHIP AND THE BODY.

    I'm interested in reading different viewpoints, because Tim Lucas praises Rustichelli as the best composer to have worked with Mario Bava and claims WHIP AND THE BODY is a personal favorite.

    Speaking for myself, Rustichelli's piano rhapsody ("Windsor Concerto") for WHIP AND THE BODY wears out its welcome after about 2 renditions. It's simply too romantic for my tastes.

    I wonder if you feel the same way about this sort of old-school romanticism?

     
     Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 2:47 PM   
     By:   ToneRow   (Member)

    I love their Italian Peplum series -- and only have a few titles to go before I have all of those.

    Hi, John McM.

    Glad you mentioned a Giovanni Fusco album!

    Reading how much you love the Peplum soundtracks, I expect you already own Gino Marinuzzi's Marte Dio Della Guerra.

    If not, I think you'd love this one because I consider it to be an ideal Peplum score.

     
     Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 2:50 PM   
     By:   ToneRow   (Member)

    All of them!

    Seriously, though, there are so many wonderful releases that I couldn't possibly pick just a handful of favorites.


    Appreciate you love for Digitmovies, Josh M!

    However, this is not too helpful for Mr. Advise & Consent to help him decide how best to get into some Italian genre soundtracks.

    Let's see some picks. smile

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 2:55 PM   
     By:   CinemaScope   (Member)


    CDDM088 - Franco Micalizzi - Sei jellato amico hai incontrato sacramento - I due volti della paura


    I noticed several people mention this album.

    I own not one thing by Micalizzi, so I'll take a look at the albums of his music and see if there's anything I'd put onto my wishlist...


    I just love this CD. So many great cues on the Western, & then there's the thriller, where the main title music is wonderful, worth the price of the CD alone, & it has the voice of Edda Del'Orso. You need a Morricone or Rozsa CD to have this many great tunes.

     
     Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 12:25 AM   
     By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

    All of them!

    Seriously, though, there are so many wonderful releases that I couldn't possibly pick just a handful of favorites.


    Appreciate you love for Digitmovies, Josh M!

    However, this is not too helpful for Mr. Advise & Consent to help him decide how best to get into some Italian genre soundtracks.

    Let's see some picks. smile



    As you wish, Mr. Row.

    Here are just a few choice picks for now (note: the youtube samples are not indicative of the the sound quality of the CDs themselves, which sound much better):

    Pensione Paura ( 1977) - Adolfo Waitzman







    Albert E L'Uomo Nero (1976) - Franco Micalizzi







    Il Dio Chiamato Dorian (1970) - Peppino De Luca







    Stridulum (1979) - Franco Micalizzi







    [b[Incubo - Sulla Citta Contaminata(1980) - Stelvio Cipriani







    Lo chiamavano Trinita'... (1970) - Franco Micalizzi







    La banda del gobbo (1977) - Franco Micalizzi







    Milano trema: la polizia vuole giustizia (1973) - Guido & Maurizio De Angelis







    The Christmas that Almost Wasn't (1966) - Bruno Nicolai



    Samples: http://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/6481/THE-CHRISTMAS-THAT-ALMOST-WASNT/



    SETTE SCIALLI DI SETA GIALLA (CRIMES OF THE BLACK CAT) / KILLING BIRDS (UCCELLI ASSASSINI) (1972/1988) - Carlo Maria Cordio/Manuel Di Sica











    All of the titles mentioned in this thread together barely even scratch the surface. The entire Digitmovies catalog is a treasure trove of aural ecstasy. I could (and would) go on all night, but I have to catch some zzzzzzzz...

     
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