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La Prima Notte Del Dottor Danieli, Industriale, Col Complesso Del Giocattolo / Il Merlo Maschio


Digitmovies release, for the first time on CD, the complete version of the music of Riz Ortolani from the films La Prima Notte Del Dottor Danieli, Industriale, Col Complesso Del Giocattolo ("The Lovemakers") and Il Merlo Maschio ("The Naked Cello"). The Lovemakers: From The Lovemakers no music has ever been previously released. Ortolani composed a beautiful orchestral rock beat score used frequently during the film, alternating with lounge music such as a passionate version of the shake in a hotel night club. The Naked Cello: A 45rpm EP was previously released for this film. This soundtrack is based on a recurring classical score, followed by a cello and orchestra, and recalled again with a rock arrangement refrain. For both the soundtracks we were able to access the stereo master tapes from the recording sessions. The Lovemakers was directed in 1970 by Gianni Grimaldi. Carlo Danieli is a well-hung, womanizing business magnate from Sicily. He marries the beautiful Elena, but on their first night together he discovers she is still a virgin. Being used to promiscuous women, Carlo is shocked by the discovery and is not able to consummate the marriage. He confides in a doctor, but the doctor has a big mouth and soon the news is spread. Even Elena's mother Donna Virginia finds out and so she goes to the couple to help them. Carlo tries every remedy possible. He puts himself in bizarre situations with double and triple meanings -- usually quite vulgar. He starts drinking large quantities of Pozzillo, which was known for its therapeutic properties for those suffering from erection problems. The Naked Cello was directed in 1971 by Pasquale Festa Campanile. The film centers around the life of a person in the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Arena of Verona. Niccolo Vivaldi is a frustrated cellist in a rut in his career, scoffed by his colleagues, and neglected by his conductor. He starts photographing his beloved wife Costanza in racy poses to then show off to his best friend, Cavalmoretti, and to his colleagues in the orchestra. Costanza loves her husband and accepts his request to appear nude in front of 20,000 spectators who crowd the Arena. Consumed by his obsession, Niccolo ends up in a mental hospital where he continues to brag about having a beautiful wife.