Der Stärkste unter der Sonne (West Germany) (imdb display title)
Golias e os Pecadores da Babilônia (Brazil) (imdb display title)
Goliath and the Sins of Babylon (USA)
Hercule et les Titans (France) (video title)
Maciste, der Stärkste unter der Sonne (Germany) (TV title)
Maciste, the World's Greatest Hero (undefined)
Digitmovies, in collaboration with the Sugar Group, presents Volume XXVI of the series dedicated to the Italian Peplum by issuing on CD the complete OST, in full stereo, by Francesco De Masi for the movie "Maciste l'eroe più grande del mondo" (aka "Goliath and the Sins of Babylon") directed in 1963 by Michele Lupo and starring Mark Forest, Giuliano Gemma, José Greci, Erno Crista, Livio Lorenzon. Each year the defeated kingdom of Udor, must sacrifice 24 virgins to the gods of Cafaus, the barbaric rival town. Maciste (Forest) gets into town and the girls are dragged to sacrifice by order of the tyrant of Cafaus. As he can't bear to stand by and watch the vile operation, the hero intervenes. This is the beginning of a series of adventures which will conclude with a return to justice. At that time, C.A.M. issued a 33 rpm (CMS 30.094) with twenty selections and a duration of 41:14, reprinted in stereo on CD in 1993, (CAM CSE 111). For our CD project we could use the stereo master tapes of the original session that allowed us to discover thirteen new tracks (28:57) which yields a total time to 70:11. Francesco De Masi has composed a varied symphonic score featuring an epic march motif introduced in "Main Titles" (Tr.1), alternated with a romantic love theme (Tr.4, Tr.10) and several dramatic as well as mysterious battle themes as in Tr.2, Tr.4, Tr.6, Tr.7, Tr.9, Tr.12, Tr.14, Tr.19. For the character of the dwarf, Maestro De Masi has written a funny theme (Tr.13, Tr.22) in contrast with the glorious atmosphere of the plot. Among the many new tracks we can find an interesting alternate take without the eardrums of the "Main Titles" (Tr.21) which was not used in the film. This CD is a necessary rescue and preservation in honor of the great musical art of Francesco De Masi.