This week we have the first release from Death Waltz for 2018! We're kicking it off we a certified Italian banger FUGA DAL BRONX by Francesco De Masi, available for the first time on vinyl since 1983.
As usual, new releases go on sale at NOON (CT) on Wednesdays.
Fuga Dal Bronx - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Music by Francesco De Masi. Original Artwork by Luke Insect. Pressed on 180 Gram Fluro Yellow and Red Splatter Vinyl. Limited to 500 Copies. $30
FUGA DAL BRONX (also known as ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX) is one of Director Enzo G. Castellari's crowning achievements. It's part of his low budget MAD MAX-inspired trilogy that started with 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS and I NUOVI BARBARI. FUGA, though, is the jewel in that particular crown, and is so over the top it makes MAD MAX 2 seem like a Disney film.
Dispensing with story all together, Casterllari is able to go wild with crazy over-the-top stunts, explosions and gratuitous violence. Francesco De Masi's score is nothing short of masterful proving why he is one of the greatest (unsung) composers that worked in Italian genre pictures during the exploitation heyday of the '70s and '80s.
His score veers from tense, smokey, jazz-inspired moodiness to full on rousing funk action, masterfully composed and beautifully orchestrated. It's another essential Italian score that deserves to be in your collection.
This record will be available this Wednesday (1/24) at 12PM (CT) on mondotees.com.