PRICE:
$14.50
LOW STOCK LEVEL
1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Squadra Volante / La Polizia Ringrazia
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CDDM 150CD CDDM 150CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/5/2018

2009 release. Digitmovies ventures again into the world of the Italian police cinema by releasing for the very first time complete, and in full stereo, two original soundtracks of the mythical Stelvio Cipriani for two Italian cult police movies: Squadra Volante and La Polizia Ringrazia. Squadra Volante (aka "Emergency Squad") was directed in 1974 by Stelvio Massi and starred Tomas Milian as inspector Tomas Ravelli and Gastone Moschin as his arch enemy, a bandit called the Marseilles man, the remaining cast including Mario Carotenuto, Ray Lovelock and Stefania Casini. La Polizia Ringrazia (aka "Execution Squad") is a movie directed in 1972 by Steno (Stefano Vanzina) and the first of the lucky official series which was then continued with three other movies carrying the word "Polizia" in the title, all of which were scored by Cipriani. Stelvio Cipriani, famous for his sound for the police genre, has written the fabulous music of the OSTs of these two movies. This CD is possible thanks to the great support of C.A.M. in whose archives the stereo mastertapes of both of the OSTs have been well preserved. From Squadra Volante only one track was issued on a C.A.M library LP, whereas from La Polizia Ringrazia two tracks were released in 1972 on a hard-to-find 45rpm single. For Squadra Volante, Cipriani has written a recurrent pleasant and brilliant lounge-style theme, almost in contrast with the sense of bitter revenge which pervades the character played by Tomas Milian, introduced and reprised. This romantic theme gets alternated with dancefloor music. For La Polizia Ringrazia, Stelvio Cipriani has written and recorded some music which has been repeated in the movie with various edits. The OST is based on a dramatic orchestral theme, rhythmic and with urban sounds, and reprised. Stelvio Cipriani has used this motif for a sad and slow version for commissioner Bertone which seems to foretell the tragic death of the character. It also appears in the reprise of the side B version of the 45rpm single and in the alternative finale.