Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pierre Bachelet - Gwendoline (1984)

Dipping into the 80's a bit to bring you another fine score from Pierre Bachelet, the man who gave us the "Story of O" soundtrack. Incidentally, O's director Just Jaeckin also directed this sexy action film that was also known as "The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak". I recall seeing this years ago as a teen strictly because the (then) hottie Tawny Kitaen was in it. I didn't care for it (aside from the flesh on display), but perhaps I would appreciate it more now that my tolerance and love of cheeze and sleaze is infinitely higher.

01. A Pikao (03:35)
02. Rue Chinoise (03:04)
03. Gwendoline (04:10)
04. Theme de Willard (03:08)
05. Le Combat (02:29)
06. Quand Souffle Kalibidu (01:53)
07. Adventure Au Yek Yek (03:54)
08. Sous la Pluie (01:55)
09. La Legende De Pikao (03:54)
10. U 89 (02:36)
11. Chant des Sirenes (03:42)
12. Chez Les Chiops (01:40)

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bruno Nicolai - 99 Women (1968)

Next comes Bruno Nicolai's soundtrack to Jess Franco's "women in prison" film, 99 Donne. It's a beautiful soundtrack with several styles in play. It starts off with a great vocal number "The Day I was Born". See what you think.

01. The Day I Was Born
02. 99 Women - Sequence 1
03. 99 Women - Sequence 2
04. 99 Women - Sequence 3
05. 99 Women - Sequence 4
06. 99 Women - Sequence 5
07. 99 Women - Sequence 6
08. 99 Women - Sequence 7
09. 99 Women - Sequence 8
10. 99 Women - Sequence 9
11. 99 Women - Sequence 10
12. 99 Women - Sequence 11
13. 99 Women - Sequence 12
14. 99 Women - Sequence 13
15. 99 Women - Sequence 14
16. 99 Women - Sequence 15
17. 99 Women - Sequence 16
18. 99 Women - Sequence 17
19. 99 Women - Sequence 19
20. 99 Women - Sequence 20
21. 99 Women - Sequence 21
22. 99 Women - Sequence 22
23. 99 Women - Sequence 23
24. 99 Women - Sequence 24

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

John Phillip Law (1937-2008)

This is truly sad news. I never expected to be reading this. I suppose I assumed he was ageless and invincible like his Diabolik character. Law leaves us with some true classics and he will be sadly missed by myself and the many other fans he had worldwide.

Actor John Phillip Law, angel in 'Barbarella,' dies at 70

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Phillip Law, the strikingly handsome 1960s movie actor who portrayed an angel in the futuristic "Barbarella" and a lovesick Russian seaman in "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming," has died. He was 70.

Law died Tuesday at his Los Angeles home, said his daughter Dawn Law. The cause of death was not announced.

With his vivid eyes, blond hair and imposing physique, Law was much in demand by filmmakers in the late 1960s and early '70s.

He gained wide notice in 1966 with Alan Arkin, Carl Reiner and Theo Bikel in "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming," Norman Jewison's Cold War comedy in which a Soviet submarine runs aground off a peaceful New England island town.

He played the sweet Russian youth who falls in love with a local American girl in the film, which was nominated for four Oscars including best picture, actor (Arkin) and director.

French director Roger Vadim put Law's looks to good use in his 1968 science fiction film, "Barbarella," which starred Vadim's wife at the time, Jane Fonda, as a sexy space traveler in the faraway future. Law wore wings to portray Pygar, a blind angel.

"I've had more kicks out of playing far-out things," Law told the Los Angeles Times in 1966. "It's like putting on a funny face and going out in front of people and going, 'yaaaaaa.'"

Messages left Thursday for Fonda's New York publicist were not returned.

Law was World War I ace Baron Manfred von Richtofen in the 1971 "The Red Baron" and Charlton Heston's son in "The Hawaiians," a 1970 sequel to "Hawaii," based on James Michener's sprawling novel.

In Otto Preminger's 1967 film, "Hurry Sundown," he was a war veteran struggling to preserve his farm against a land speculator played by Michael Caine. Fonda played Caine's wife.

He continued his career in a variety of U.S. and foreign films and television over the past 30 years, including appearances in "The Young and the Restless" and "Murder, She Wrote."

Law was a California native, born in 1937 to actress Phyllis Sallee, and her husband, a police officer. He told the Los Angeles Times he did some extra work in films as a child. He said he put acting ambitions aside in his teens, but his interest was renewed in a college drama class.

He worked in the theater in New York for a while before breaking into the movies, spending some time in the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, whose directors included the great Elia Kazan.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cinecocktail - From The Beat Records Catalogue

"The Ultimate Easy Listening Compilation" is how it's descibed and well, it's pretty darn close. Lots of great stuff here with not too much spillover from other comps. Also included is the bonus disc that came with it featuring three nifty remixes. Enjoy!

Disc One
01. Cheops And Nefertiti - Franco De Gemini
02. Tema Di Londra - Francesco De Masi / Alessandro Alessandroni
03. Malinconica Serenita' - Ennio Morricone
04. Papaya Island - Stelvio Cipriani
05. Military Music - Nicola Piovani
06. Bi Di Bi Da - Roberto Pregadio
07. Grigioperla - Gianfranco Plenizio
08. Voce D'amore - Gianfranco Plenizio
09. La Figlia Di Belli - Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
10. Musica Per Anna - Gianfranco Plenizio
11. L'ultimo Wisky - Piero Umiliani
12. La Bella Signora (Bossanova) - Piero Piccioni
13. Papaya Song - Stelvio Cipriani
14. Lombard Street - Riz Ortolani
15. Latin Quarter - Riz Ortolani
16. Diamond Bossanova - Francesco De Masi
17. In Piscina - Roberto Pregadio
18. Claudia - Roberto Pregadio
19. Claudia In Motoretta - Roberto Pregadio
20. Fantabulous - Sandro Brugnolini

Disc Two
01. Bi Di Bi Da Scat (Paolo Scotti Remix) - Roberto Pregadio
02. Claudiamix (Daniele De Gemini & Francesco Santucci Remix) - Roberto Pregadio
03. Funky Chopper (Luca Vitioni & Luca Del Giudice Remix) - Roberto Pregadio

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Piero Umiliani - Requiem For A Secret Agent (1967)

Up next is Piero Umiliani's soundtrack to the 1967 spy thriller directed by Sergio Sollima.

01. Don't Ever Let Me Go (Main Titles) vocals by Lydia MacDonald
02. Requiem Per Un Agente Segreto - Chase
03. Requiem Per Un Agente Segreto - Spanish Mood
04. Don't Ever Let Me Go (Instrumental)
05. Requiem Per Un Agente Segreto - Swing
06. Requiem Per Un Agente Segreto - Mystery
07. Requiem Per Un Agente Segreto - Arabian Bistrot
08. Don't Ever Let Me Go (Instrumental)
09. Requiem Per Un Agente Segreto - Mystery
10. Requiem Per Un Agente Segreto - Discoteque Party
11. Requiem Per Un Agente Segreto - Action
12. Requiem Per Un Agente Segreto - Mystery
13. Don't Ever Let Me Go (Lounge Suite)
14. Requiem Per Un Agente Segreto - Arabian Action
15. Don't Ever Let Me Go (End Titles) vocals by Lydia MacDonald
16. Don't Ever Let Me Go (Main Titles Song/Alt.Vers.) vocals by Lydia MacDonald
17. Requiem Per Un Agente Segreto - Lounge Suite (In Stereo)

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Nico Fidenco - Emanuelle In America (1976)

Another excellent Nico Fidenco soundtrack for one of the more notorious installments of the "Emanuelle" series.

01. Emanuelle In America Sweet (03:21)
02. Venice Reportage (03:38)
03. Rhuharb (02:48)
04. Revulsion Tango (02:23)
05. Your Solstice (02:08)
06. So It Pleases You (01:31)
07. Emanuelle In America Instrumental (03:41)
08. Emanuelle In America Theme (03:01)
09. Rhuharb (02:48)
10. Venice Dawn (02:01)
11. Emanuelle In America Dream (02:50)
12. Trouble (02:55)
13. Spellbound (02:44)
14. Emanuelle In America Armonium (03:48)

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Saturday, May 3, 2008

John Barry - Deadfall (1968)

Not really "sleazy listening" per se, but a great soundtrack nonetheless. I recently re-watched this Michael Caine film and I remembered how much I loved the music (and the film as well). Give it a try.

01. My Love Has Two Faces (Vocal - Shirley Bassey) (03:52)
02. The Meeting (02:45)
03. Statue Dance (02:44)
04. The Last Deadfall (06:13)
05. My Love Has Two Faces (Instrumental) (03:16)
06. Romance for Guitar and Orchestra (14:12)
07. My Love Has Two Faces (Male Vocal) (03:32)
08. My Love Has Two Faces (Intrumental Demo) (03:18)

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