Roma l'altra faccia della violenza:
Roma l'altra faccia della violenza (Italy) (original title)
Die blutigen Spiele der Reichen (West Germany)
L'autre côté de la violence (France)
Digitmovies releases on CD for the first time complete and in full stereo the OSTs from two Italian police movies of the 70s: The music by Bixio-Frizzi-Tempera from the movie "Roma, l'altra faccia della violenza" (aka "L'autre côté de la violence ") directed in 1976 by Franco Martinelli (one of the pseudonyms of Marino Girolami) and starring Anthony Steffen, Marcel Bozzuffi, Stefano Patrizi, Roberta Paladini, Ennio Girolami, Jean Favre, Franco Citti, Valerio Merola. The father and brother of an 18 year old girl who had been killed during a robbery agree to cooperate with the police themselves. There follows music by Giampaolo Chiti and Sergio Montori from "La banda Vallanzasca" (aka "The Vallanzasca Gang" ) directed in 1977 by Mario Bianchi and starring Enzo Pulcrano, Stefania D'Amario, Antonella Dogan, Gianni Diana, Franco Garofalo, Franco Marino, Liliana Chiari Enrico Mixed. Escaped from the penitentiary of Regina Coeli, a robber is hired by a mysterious gang that turns him, to his own regret, into a public enemy. After having kidnapped the daughter of an oilman, he runs away with her, but the organization kills both of them. For this CD, Digitmovies with the great help of our friends at Cinevox, had access to the stereo master tapes of the sessions of both the original OSTs. For "Roma, l'altra faccia della violenza", the prolific trio Bixio-Frizzi-Tempera has created an explosive sound of the Funky genre so fashionable in those years with a range of themes for breathtaking chase scenes introduced in "Titoli " (Tr.1) and reprised in Tr.3 in Tr.19, alternated with other suspenseful, mysterious and pensive ones (Tr.10, Tr.17) and with a romantic and a little bit nostalgic love theme(Tr. 2, Tr, 4, Tr.6, Tr.9, Tr.12, Tr.14, Tr.18). At that time no record was issued even if tracks 18 and 19 (as indicated in the boxes of the master tapes) were prepared for a 45 rpm single, but then never released. Only recently a suite has appeared on a Cinevox compilation CD dedicated to the police movie genre. Gianpaolo Chiti and Sergio Montori have written a great Funky tune for scenes of daring car chases called "Desperation and money" (Tr.20) which together with the folk-flavoured motif Gunvalzer (Tr.21) appeared on a Cinevox 45 rpm single (MDF 116 ). Here we add new material: a piece in experimental vein for violin and electric guitar with rather disturbing echoes and reverberations (Tr.22), a modern and dance floor theme for the character of Antonella (Tr.23), another dance tune in a burlesque style (Tr.24) and a rousing reprise of "Desperation and money" (Tr.25), a version with rhythms only mix. A cool CD for long-term big fans of an evergreen genre.