Bête tue de sang-froid, La (France)
Dernier train de la nuit, Le (France) (cable TV title)
Don't Ride on Late Night Trains (UK)
Last Stop on the Night Train (USA) (dubbed version)
Late Night Trains (UK)
New House on the Left (USA)
Night Train - Der letzte Zug in der Nacht (West Germany)
Second House on the Left (USA)
The New House on the Left (USA)
Torture Train (undefined)
Train de l'enfer, Le (France) (video title)
Train de la mort, Le (France) (video title)
Train de nuit pour un tueur (France) (video title)
Violenza sull'ultimo treno della notte (Italy)
Xmas Massacre (USA) (reissue title)
Cinevox reccords present a rarity by Ennio Morricone: the orginal soundtrack of the movie "L'ultimo treno della notte" (aka "Violenza sull'ultimo treno della notte", "Night train Murders") directed 1975 by Aldo Lado and interpreted by Enrico Maria Salerno, Marina Berti, Macha méril, Flavio Bucci, Franco Fabrizi.
During Christmas holidays, Elisa Stradi, the teen ager daughter of a famous surgeon, leaves from Germany to reach Italy togheter with her cousin Margareth. In Austria the two girls are forced to change the train. In the nearly empty train directed toward Verona, the girls fall prey of two young wrondgers and a lady. The sadic trio conducts them in an obsure and horrific dimension. Elisa is raped several times and dies after the final rape done with a knife, Margareth dies after fleeing the running train trough the window. Fate want that the two villains and the diabolical lady meet the father of one of the two girls and he will avenge in a terrible way. Ennio Morricone score surely is one of his most minimalistic and experimental. The same sound of the train becomes part of the score, and insidious and macabre presence. This score comes for the first time complete from the original stereo tapes recently remastered. At the time speaking Cinevox published just a 45 rpm (mdf072) with the tracks "L'ultimo treno della notte" (A side) and "Coincidenze" (B side) (track 2 and 17) where the absolut protagonist is Franco De Gemini harmonicas. One of the two protagonist of the movies plays it often.
Morricone supremely represented in music all the unbearable atmosphere of the movie with his unmistakable style that sometimes winks his eyes to sonorities as those found in Elio Petri movies.
By contrast, Ennio Morricone also wrote a simple and romantic theme that expresses a great sense of solitude (track 4, 12, 16). In the opening of this CD there is the song "A flower is all you need" performed by Demis Roussos, used in the main titles of the movie and taken from the cartoon "Il viaggio degli innamorati di Peynet" (1974), a cue really perfect to describe a love and peacefull atmoshpere that will be soon disrupted by death and terror.