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 Posted:   Oct 18, 2014 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Riz Ortolani passed away on January 23rd this year and ... by coincidence? ... 2014 has turned out to be also a year which has witnessed more discs on vintage Ortolani soundtracks than is typical.

FEBRUARY 28, 2014

DANZA MACABRA (1964) on Digitmovies




MARCH 31, 2014

L'ETRUSCO UCCIDE ANCORA (1972) on Digitmovies




MAY 6, 2014

LA RAGAZZA DAL PIGIAMA GIALLO (1977) on Quartet




JULY 29, 2014

ZEDER (1983) on GDM




TUAREG - IL GUERRIERO DEL DESERTO (1984) on GDM




plus two more from GDM upcoming ...

MAGNIFICAT (1993)



and

L'UOMO CHE GUARDA (1994)

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2014 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

the one that would rock the house would be a release of The Valachi Papers!!!

when those sound samples were posted, people would take proper notice of him then!!

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2014 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

and people with poxy phones would be happy!!

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2014 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   serifiot   (Member)

Some more cool unreleased giallo...

'Seven Blood-Stained Orchids' (1972) aka 'Sette Orchidee Macchiate Di Rosso'

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2014 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   serifiot   (Member)

Also another I just remembered, a curious would have been... 'Death Steps In The Dark' (1977) aka 'Passi Di Morte Perduti Nel Buio'

This had been announced to be released by the Swedish label Fin De Siècle back in 2008 with label FDS31 but it never was, I wonder why. Anyone know???

This label was short-lived but they did release a bunch of some fine soundtracks, all as digipaks. I wasn't too crazy about that.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2014 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

This had been announced to be released by the Swedish label Fin De Siècle back in 2008 with label FDS31 but it never was, I wonder why. Anyone know???


No, I'm sorry I don't know. But I, too, remember that Swedish label which released at least one Gaslini title and the Bruno Maderna curio. Both had liner notes by John Bender. Perhaps he might know? Or Mikael Carlsson?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2014 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   Dorian   (Member)

My favorite Fin de Siecle releases were those Franco Micalizzi soundtracks they did. Regarding Riz Ortolani, I like some of his music but he is rather hit-or-miss for me. One his score that I hope will get released one day is THE HUNTING PARTY (movie spoilers in the video):



The arrangement is similar to his classics Una Ragione per Vivere or Confessione di un Commissario di Polizia.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2014 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

He had somewhat of a revival last year -- just before his passing -- when he was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent. I'm glad he got to experience that before he died.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2014 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

yes hunting party always a fave of mine. and i once sat in a cinema with tape recorder on my lap to get this score.

Quite a rarely screened and notoriously gory film, from memory beyond the brilliant main theme (heard in the clip above) there wasnt enough music for a full score - unless there is a lot of unused music on the tapes i would imagine it would be perfect for a few tracks on the end of another score maybe?.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2014 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Yes serifiot I would love to see both of those titles released
Sette Orchidee Macchiate Di Rosso
Passi Di Morte Perduti Nel Buio

Have asked that question before myself never found an answer about what happened Fin De Siècle maybe the Ortolani got held up for legal reasons.

Have read before that Ortolani was hard to deal with.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2014 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Have read before that Ortolani was hard to deal with.

This is interesting to read about. I'm curious about the number of releases of genre soundtracks this year by composers such as Trovajoli and Ortolani and wonder if there is a reason for them coming onto CDs after their composers' deaths.

Perhaps while they were alive they did not wish to see themselves associated with low-brow flicks?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2014 - 6:58 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Have read before that Ortolani was hard to deal with.

This is interesting to read about. I'm curious about the number of releases of genre soundtracks this year by composers such as Trovajoli and Ortolani and wonder if there is a reason for them coming onto CDs after their composers' deaths.

Perhaps while they were alive they did not wish to see themselves associated with low-brow flicks?


I was wondering the same thing. Someone from the labels once said that the estate from one major composer was difficult to deal with although I am not sure who it could be. Clearly there isn't any major composer that has been left out in recent years, although it is also clear that the Lavagnino, Savina, de Masi, and Piccioni estates are the most friendly (in addition to living composers like Cipriani, Frizzi and Micalizzi). For Trovajoli, we haven't got much "private" tapes but perhaps they don't exist and his unreleased works are not particularly famous or within the typical genres, so I suspect the labels simply do not think there is a urge to release them. For Ortolani, however, there are at least 25 works on LP/7" that are unreleased, and probably many CAM tapes, so I also wonder why he is the major composer with the most "missing" soundtracks.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2014 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   Moviedrone   (Member)

And there's the upcoming vinyl release of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST from Death Waltz/One Way Static.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2014 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   LMR   (Member)

Please someone release "Christopher Columbus" frown

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2014 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Where the frell is "The Yellow Rolls-Royce"?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2014 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

In terms of unreleased on CD, I would like to have:

il mondo di notte vol. 3 (1963)
non faccio la guerra, faccio l'amore (1966)
buona sera, mrs. campbell (1968)
quel negozio di piazza navona (1969)
con quale amore, con quanto amore (1970)
joe valachi, i segreti di cosa nostra (1972)
si può essere più bastardi dell'ispettore cliff? (1973)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2014 - 8:48 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Have read before that Ortolani was hard to deal with.

The Ortolani family has given approval for 2 more soundtracks by Ortolani on one Digitmovies CD:



Yet another disc of Ortolani appears before 2014's year end.

https://www.digitmovies.com/digitsoundtracks/en/products/CDDM266

"Finally, thanks to the approval of the Ortolani family, it was possible to make the CD."

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2014 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Someone from the labels once said that the estate from one major composer was difficult to deal with although I am not sure who it could be. Clearly there isn't any major composer that has been left out in recent years, although it is also clear that the Lavagnino, Savina, de Masi, and Piccioni estates are the most friendly (in addition to living composers like Cipriani, Frizzi and Micalizzi).

From what I read, the Umiliani estate is also very supportive of Piero U.'s music & albums.

As for the estate posing difficulty, could this perhaps be the one for Mario Nascimbene?
Might other possibilities include the estates for A. Cicognini, G. Fusco, R. Nicolosi, B. Nicolai, C. Rustichelli or G. Marinuzzi jr.?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2014 - 9:25 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Regarding Riz Ortolani, I like some of his music but he is rather hit-or-miss for me.

We are in agreement, Dorian. Ortolani is more 'miss' than 'hit' with me; I have yet to own an Ortolani soundtrack that mesmerizes me.

I've listened to DANZA MACABRA more times than any other Ortolani album I have, but I would rate it overall as a 3-star score.
Recently, I got the Digitmovies disc on Ortolani's early score for the 1961 peplum URSUS NELLA VALLE DEI LEONI and this is, to date, my favorite Ortolani (and yet, his URSUS is still not a 4-star masterpiece with me).

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2014 - 9:53 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

I suggest MADRON.


Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U59z1dFPNMs

 
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