Tireur d'élite (France)
Die linke Hand des Gesetzes (West Germany)
The Left Hand of the Law (World-wide) (English title)
Limited edition of 500 copies.
Quartet Records and Gruppo Sugar present the premiere release of a classic poliziottescho score written by Paolo Vasile.
Co-written and directed by Giuseppe Rosati, La polizia interviene: ordine di uccidere! (aka The Left Hand of the Law) (1975) is a classic poliziottescho that introduces the character of Captain Mario Murri, played by Leonard Mann. After the kidnapping of a wealthy industrialist, Murri is set to be transferred to Rome in order to stop the investigation that could reach powerful people like a senator and his male lover (played by James Mason and Stephen Boyd). Murri decides to carry on regardless, even if it could end his career...
The music was written by Paolo Vasile, the son of producer Turi Vasile. Despite this being his first score, Vasile clearly masters the poliziottescho sound with a funky opening theme which shows how the bustling of the city also means that a crime is always just around the corner. While a suspenseful mission is scored with unique flute and percussion effects and Murri's character has its own lonesome ballad, the main theme dominates the score.
Two cues from the score were originally released on a 45RPM single by CAM, but these were significantly different from their film counterparts. This CD marks the premiere release of the score, mastered by Claudio Fuiano from the first-generation stereo master tapes. The booklet features liner notes by Gergely Hubai discussing the film and the score.
- Quartet Records