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Giallo Trailers: Death Will Have Your Eyes, Spasmo, Black Belly of the Tarantula

In case you haven’t noticed from all the giallo soundtracks Turntabling has for sale by Goblin, Morricone, Riz Ortolani, and many more, I am obsessed with giallo films, and Italian cinema in general. (Yes Eurocine is basically an obsession, but there’s something about those Italians…)

Here is a fun little helping of giallo trailers–watching these is a favorite Internet time waster at the very least, and can make for a fun evening of adult beverages and random finds on a good night. I’ve spent good money on soundtracks for these films on the strength of having heard the music in the trailer alone–believe it or not, you can do well looking for new soundtrack sounds to obsess over just by watching these! That’s especially true for Spasmo and Black Belly of the Tarantula (see below).

The trailer for Death Will Have Your Eyes looks maddeningly familiar, but I personally can’t remember ever having watched it.

Spasmo is hands down one of the best giallo trailers of all time, and the movie is pretty outstanding too. It’s one of my all-time favorites. The plot twists and turns so hard that when you finally get round to the end, it’s a relief that ANY of it makes sense.

The Black Belly of the Tarantula is also a standout film of the genre, one not to be missed–and that soundtrack! Definitely worth a look–the plot is outrageous, the music is not to be missed, giallo soundtrack vinyl fans…

–Joe Wallace




La Morte Bussa Due Volte CD

La Morte Bussa Due Volte CDPiero Umiliani has been called one of the sexiest soundtrack composers ever, and they aren’t wrong. He’s the king of mixing grooviness with musical sex appeal, and this remastered reissue of the original 1969 soundtrack for La Morte Bussa Due Volte is no exception. This is a great release by Cinevox, and includes material not found on the original release.

If you’re a fan of the groovy sounds of 60s eurocinema, this is a must-own. Bossa nova? Check. Italian Lounge? Definitely. If you’re not convinced, have a go at the YouTube clip below…then just click Add To Cart. We know you want to.

La Morte Bussa Due Volte is a new, shrink-wrapped Italian import compact disc. Buy it now from Turntabling for $17.00 plus shipping.







Ennio Morricone Short Night of Glass Dolls OST CD

Short Night of Glass DollsEnnio Morricone strikes again: La Corta Notte Delle Bambole Di Vetro, also known as Malastrana, and released in America as Short Night of the Glass Dolls, is one excellent soundtrack for a fascinating little film. This soundtrack has everything–Morricone’s classic dissonance and suspense-building sonic experiments, plus the vocal talents of Edda Dell ‘Orso rounding out the package.

The maestro’s genius is clearly on display on this CD. It’s true that any film his work shows up in is automatically more interesting as a result; in the case of La Corta Notte Delle Bambole Di Vetro it’s a case of a quirky Italian effort taken to a whole other level thanks to the soundtrack. The story? A man is found dead in the bushes, a victim of foul play? Maybe, maybe not, but the detective work is going on inside the dead man’s own head–he’s not really dead!

That’s not a spoiler at all, as it’s the first thing you learn as the opening of the film unfolds…the rest? You’ll have to see it to find out, but it’s a great Italian suspense film all round. You really shouldn’t miss this one. Both the film and the soundtrack are both big favorites on the Turntabling player.

La Corta Notte Delle Bambole Di Vetro is a new, sealed Italian import CD. Buy it now from Turntabling for $23 plus shipping.


The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave

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This great giallo has everything–senseless murders, sadomasochism, a sweaty obsessive maniac with a penchant for thigh-high boots…in short, a hell of a lot of fun. How many strange women can he lure back to the torture dungeon before somebody catches on?

The score by Bruno Nicolai is every bit as fun and is a must-own if you’re a fan of Nicolai’s other work in movies like Case of the Bloody Iris and Nightmares Come At Night.  How CAN you go wrong with tracks titled “Funeral Strip Tease” or “After Fleeing the Torture”?

There is plenty to revel in with The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, also known as La Notte Che Evelyn Usci’ Dalla Tomba. Turntabling is pleased to offer this Italian import CD for the first time. If you haven’t seen this one yet, you owe it to yourself to at least check out the trailer (below). This has some of our favorite moments of giallo history. The boot fetish thing really gives this a nice kick (hah) and the ending (which we won’t spoil here) is also a nice touch. All around this is a hell of a good watch, especially with a six pack of your favorite wine (is that too much?) and a jumbo-sized pizza. Don’t hold the anchovies, this is Italian cinema!

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave OST by Bruno Nicolai is a new, sealed import compact disc. Buy it now from Turntabling for $29 plus shipping.







The Cynic, The Rat, And The Fist

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The best thing about Italian crime movie trailers from the 60s and 70s is that you don’t have to speak Italian. The trailers kick ass all by themselves. And the music for these! I love these 60s and 70s sounds. There’s something about the gritty feel in these Italian flicks from that era that isn’t really duplicated elsewhere. How does all this tie into vinyl? For starters, the soundtrack releases for these and other foreign genre movies are more widespread than ever. You can find plenty of great old stuff by Morricone, Bruno Nicolai, Roy Budd, the list is endless. Some of my favorite vinyl finds are by Goblin and other genre groups doing those way-out 60s/70s noises. If you’re familiar with some of the Turntabling Records releases, you know that Morricone in particular is a huge influence…

Here’s some delicious drive-in cheese–the trailer for Umberto Lenzi’s The Cynic, The Rat and The Fist. What great titles these movies had!