The Cat with the Jade Eyes
The Cat's Victims
Watch Me When I Kill
Stimme des Todes, Die (West Germany)
LAST COPY !
Director Antonio Bido has left his indelible print in the Italian Giallo, realizing in the second half of the '70s two unforgettable films: "Il gatto dagli occhi di giada" (aka "Watch Me When I Kill") in 1977 and "Solamente nero" (aka "The Blood Stained Shadow") in 1978. "Il gatto dagli occhi di giada" goes away from the thematics of the Argento Giallo in vogue in those years, for the originality of the plot; an eyewitness of a crime is threatened from a merciless assassin who's killing the members of a popular jury that had made to condemn an innocent... but the truth will reveal itself to be an other; for the right cast: a likeable Corrado Pani and a splendid Paola Tedesco in state of grace. Moreover in the second part of the film Bido "paints" a very beautiful and alarming Padova, caretaker of buried mysteries and distressing vengeances. Digitmovies presents for the first time the rescue on CD of an other remarkable soundtrack of Rock- Progressive - experimental type from the cult film directed in the 1977 by Antonio Bido "Il gatto dagli occhi di giada" (aka "Watch Me When I Kill"). The score was written and performed by a band called Trans Europe Express. For nearly thirty years all the stereo master tapes of the recording session have been conserved in very good conditions in the RCA vaults and after an accurate digital remastering and editing this OST finally could see the light on the market. The Progressive style of this OST just derives from the roots of the group, in fact the formation of Trans Europe Express band was constituted by: Mauro Lusini, songwriter - singer and author of the famous Gianni Morandi song "C'era un ragazzo che come me" and also the voice of the Goblin band on the album "Volo"; Gianfranco Coletta, guitarist, who took part of the psychedelic group Chetro & Co and of the first formation of the Banco del mutuo soccorso band; Glauco Borrelli had been the bassist of the Albero motore band; Adrian Monteduro, guitarist, who recorded his first album as songwriter - singer accompanied by the Reale accademia di musica band. The brutal crimes, acts of a macabre serial killer are backgrounded by a suspended and mysterious theme dominated by an electric bass that seems to recreate some sound atmospheres of the Dario Argento movies (Tr.1), and by more fast rock themes (tr.6, tr.7, tr.8, tr.9, tr.19). This OST alternates soft moments between magical and romantic (tr.5, tr.14, tr.18, tr.23, tr.24) to a great variety of experimental music themes (that reprise the atonal sound of Morricone and Nicolai for the Giallo) of great impact inside and outside of the film (tr.2, tr.3, tr.5, tr.11, tr.15, tr.21, tr.25, tr.26). A soundtrack for every archive dedicated to the Giallo and Noir genres.