Mujeres violentas (Spain)
La reine des Amazones (France)
Colossus and the Amazon Queen (USA)
Ursus im Reich der Amazonen (West Germany)
Colossus and the Amazons (World-wide) (English title)
Digitmovies continues its adventurous trip through the world of Italian Peplum by releasing the OST by Roberto Nicolosi from the film "Colossus and the Amazon Queen" ("La Regina delle Amazzoni"). This OST has never been released on CD before and is found under Volume XXXII of the series.
This CD was made possible thanks to the mono master tapes from the recording session which were kept in excellent condition. Robert Nicolosi composed and directed a symphonic OST containing all the classical elements of Peplum, but with an interesting idea. The main score is modern (for that time period), but there are hints of blues, jazz and swing, which the composer dances between again and again. This creates a soundtrack with two dimensions. In one the orchestra performs dramatic and heroic passages, and in the other the rhythm section creates the atmosphere of 1960 where Gentlemen's clubs with dancing and strippers were commonplace.
Director and cast.
Directed in 1960 by Vittorio Sala. Starring: Rod Taylor, Ed Fury, Daniela Rocca, Dorian Gray, Gianna Maria Canale, Giorgia Moll, Marilù Tolo, Luisa Rispoli, Tiberio Murgia.
The mighty Glauco (Fury), along with Pirro (Taylor) and a group of warriors, are tricked and end up on the Island of the Amazons. The Amazon women are warriors who only use men to perpetuate their species, and then the men are killed. The same fate was also destined to the new arrivals- Glauco and Pirro. But by one relying on his strength and the other on his cunning, they are able to make 2 women who hope to become queens fall in love with them. After many incidents, one involving smuggling the royal necklace and then getting it back again, the women are able to dispel an attack by bandits with the help of the two athletes.