Die Fahrten des Odysseus (West Germany)
The Loves and Adventures of Ulysses (UK) (poster title)
When Alessandro Cicognini composed the superb orchestral score for "Ulisses" he was anticipating the Peplum genre, and now it comes back on CD with much better quality optimized sound than ever. It is a 1954 Kolossal produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by Mario Camerini, starring Kirk Douglas and Silvana Mangano. Silvana Mangano performs both characters of Penelope, Ulysses' beloved wife, and Circe, the witch. That way it exalts the drama of the protagonist called to choose between good and evil, earthly loves and divine events. Cicognini alternates dramatic and mysterious themes to epic and romantic ones. This OST after 56 years from its first recording maintains intact its perfect splendour. This new CD contains 'At the court of king Alcynous', a recently discovered unreleased track, which was only partially used in the movie. De-Luxe beautiful booklet with 16 pages of rare archive photos and memorabilia movie posters.