Friday is a day for dancing, for most of us. And for others, everyday should be a day to dance. Today, we’re shaking the hips to the soundtrack to Agente Speciale LK – Operazione Re Mida A.K.A Lucky, El Intrépido. Here’s hoping all the references to ‘Lucky’ will soak into our general moods. Oh, and the pretty dancer in the credits improves our mood too.
We’ve only seen clips of this action film so far. We hope that Bruno Nicolai’s globe hopping soundtrack mirrors some of the action we have yet to experience. The music is quite addictive.
The following is a Carnival clip we’ve found of the film. Being a Jess Franco movie, we hope to see a restored version someday. Note the great tune in the background. That’s a swinging Nicolai song to get the feet moving. Like Carnival (or any great party), it’s overflows with energy.
Sold in America as Case of the Bloody Iris, Perché quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer?is a favorite giallo on the Turntabling DVD player. The soundtrack is excellent retro 60s lounge fun combined with Morricone-esque suspense cues. And with good reason, Bruno Nicolai was Morricone’s conductorand it’s easy to hear the maestro’s influence on Nicolai’s soundtrack work.
That’s not a bad thing in this case, either; Nicolai is great in his own right as evidenced on this import soundtrack CD. Yes, imports can be pricey but those who obsess over these sounds are definitely in for a treat with this disc. There’s a damn fine reason why I’m excited about this addition to the Turntabling lineup–it was missing from the personal collection and getting it in here meant FINALLY getting to hear it after obsessing over this film for many years.
The film itself is awesome. Edwige Fenech has never been sexier, the plot twists are fun, and the quirky characters really make the movie what it is…it’s a more fun Four Flies On Grey Velvet in some ways, but looks far more retro-modern. Three cheers for Italian futurist decor! A twisty-turny giallo that features a free-love cult, a suspected serial killer who can’t stand the sight of blood, and a great pervy photographer who believes in the old adage, “sex sells”.
We’ll also be stocking the Bruno Nicolai soundtrack for The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, AKA La Notte che Evelyn Usci Dalla Tomba, and also the soundtrack Nicolai did for Nightmares Come At Night.
If that weren’t enough, we will also be bringing you another soundtrack from the Anchor Bay Giallo Collection, Ennio Morricone’s score for Short Night of Glass Dolls, one of the best giallos ever, for my money. Keep watching the site, you’ll see these awesome soundtrack CDs coming quite soon. Sadly they are NOT available on vinyl, but they are DEFINITELY worth the investment.
I even have another little surprise in store…an experiment that could lead to a whole new offering here. But only if there’s enough interest. Should Turntabling branch out and start selling DVDs along with the soundtracks? Stay tuned.