ORTOLANI SF & HORROR
February 7, 2020
Riz Ortolani Premiere Soundtracks for WARRIORS OF THE YEAR 2072 & HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK 2-CD Set Announced
Beat Records of Italy has announced a February 20th release date for a 2-CD deluxe edition of Riz Ortolani’s scores for I GUERRIERI DELL’ANNO 2072 (Lucio Fulci, 1984; WARRIORS OF THE YEAR 2072) and LA CASA SPERDUTA NEL PARCO (Ruggero Deodato, 1980; HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK).
Riz Ortolani (1926-2014) was regarded as a maestro of Italian and international film music, known for such versatile film scores as DAY OF ANGER, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, THE YELLOW ROLLS ROYCE, MONDO CANE, and the 1985 CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS miniseries.
These two scores in this new release from Beat Records represent the two sides of the authorial coin of the composer, who provided Deodato’s horror thriller, starring LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT’s David Hess, with an extremely melodic soundtrack that highlights the ferocity of the scenes at a counterpoint level, similar to the highly poignant style he used for CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST. Preceding his collaboration with Deodato, Ortolani scored Fulci’s post-apocalypse science fiction film with rock vibes and a strong backdrop of electronics.
Two impressive soundtracks finally available on CD for the first time in this deluxe edition that highlights the two musical styles across two discs, from two different genres, but composed by the same classy author.
The release is limited edition of 500 copies, packaged in a jewel case with mastering by Claudio Fuiano, graphic layout featuring dual cover art by Daniele De Gemini, and liner notes by Marco Ferretti.
For more details, tracklist, or to pre-order, see beatrecords.it