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Scores For Lucio Fulci's 'The Beyond,' Vittorio De Sica's 'Terminal Station' & 'The Black Orchid' Getting Reissued

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by Kevin Jagernauth
March 29, 2012 11:02 AM
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So, kinda bummed out by the depressing soundtrack for "The Avengers" that was unveiled yesterday? Well, these upcoming releases should make that alt-rock mess a distant memory as the scores for Lucio Fulci's "The Beyond," Vittorio De Sica's "Terminal Station" and Martin Ritt's "The Black Orchid" are all getting fresh reissues.

First up, Mondo -- who are also bringing the soundtrack to "Drive" on vinyl later this year -- are dipping back into early '80s horror, set to release Fabio Frizzi's score for "The Beyond." One of the famed director's biggest hits, the film starts with the murder of an artist in 1927 Louisiana, whose demise results in the seven doors of death being opened up to the living. And yeah, it gets pretty freaky from there. Frizzi was a regular collaborator with Fulci, and his work here is considered one of the best '80s horror had to offer. "The Beyond" will drop officially on May 22nd in a limited LP run of 1500 copies (500 on clear turquoise wax) but if you keep your eyes peeled online, you'll find it sooner.

Next up, Disques Cinémusique are dropping a 2-for-1 set of Alessandro Cicognini's scores for "Terminal Station" and "The Black Orchid." The first film is a bruised, woozy romance from De Sica starring a never-more-wounded Montgomery Clift and Jennifer Jones in a film about the last meeting between a married American woman and her Italian lover. The film was famously butchered by David O. Selznick for American audiences, as he brazenly cut out a third of the already brief film, but The Criterion Collection issued both cuts on the excellent DVD and it's a must watch. And certainly, Cicognini's score is one of the many highlights. As for "The Black Orchid," this writer hasn't seen it but Sophia Loren plus Anthony Quinn in a film about a widower and widow looking to start over, despite their middling kids? We're in. This will arrive on CD on April 15th complete with a 12-page booklet (remember those?)

No tracklist yet for "The Beyond" but you can check out "Terminal Station"/"The Black Orchid" below. [OMG Vinyl/Soundtrack.net

"Station Terminus aka Indiscretion of an American Wife / The Black Orchid" Soundtrack Tracklisting

1. INDISCRETION OF AN AMERICAN WIFE (MONO): Terminal Station
2. The Meeting
3. Rendez-vous
4. Search and Near Accident
5. Deserted Car
6. Decision
7. Parting 2:49
8. THE BLACK ORCHID (STEREO): Prologue
9. Hurdy Gurdy Song
10. First Meeting / State Farm
11. Love Theme / Rhumba / Reprise Love Theme
12. Deep Thought / Rose Consents
13. Ralphie blames Roses
14. Hurdy Gurdy Song
15. Ralphie Returns
16. Love Theme and Hurdy Gurdy Song Finale

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2 Comments

  • Joel | March 29, 2012 4:14 PMReply

    Black Orchid's score is very weird. The movie is a standard-issue melodrama but the score has their weird, intense Twilight Zone quality that makes it seem like some sort of off-the-wall psychodrama thriller.

  • James | March 29, 2012 1:51 PMReply

    TERMINAL STATION is an underrated classic. It's mostly underrated because Americans at the time saw it eviscerated down to 63 minutes as INDISCRETION OF AN AMERICAN WIFE. The full 90 minute version is amazing. It's a real-time story that was shot entirely on location at Rome's gleaming new Stazione Termini. It's like a 50's BEFORE SUNRISE/BEFORE SUNSET. Highly recommended to any fans of that series.

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