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IL TUO DOLCE CORPO DA UCCIDERE. (YOUR SWEET BODY TO KILL).

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Released on Digit-movies in 2015, IL TUO DOLCE CORPO DA UCCIDERE or YOUR SWEET BODY TO KILL, was an Italian/Spanish co-production and a movie that just about fits into the ever popular Giallo genre of films that were so popular during the late 1960’s through to the late1980’s. Although many would argue that the Giallo is still alive and doing well today. In my opinion the movie is more of a horror than it is a true Giallo, as there is hardly any gore in fact I think you would miss it if you blinked, and also surprisingly for an Italian movie of this type from this period there is no nudity at all. Directed by Alfredo Brescia and released in 1970. The film tells the story of a husband who becomes obsessed with fantasises about murdering his wife, It, is unfortunate for her that he finds out that She has been having an affair, and finally he kills her. It’s a little disjointed in places, but still makes for a quite enjoyable watch. The movie is aided greatly by a highly atmospheric soundtrack that s the work of the seasoned Italian film music Maestro Carlo Savina. Savina was a composer that worked on many varying genres of film and seemed to be at home in all of them. The score for YOUR SWEET BODY TO KILL in my opinion is one of Savina.s more entertaining works, the composer employing up-beat and vibrant sounding pieces that are more akin to the style and sound of Morricone and Nicolai, when those two great composers worked in this genre. Wordless Female voice is featured throughout, and it gives the work a sultry and at times steaming sound, the vocals adding a seductive and alluring persona to the proceedings. Savina also makes affective use of percussion and organ which at times is sombre and performed as a solo and at other points within the score is supported by an up-tempo pop orientated beat which is infectious and haunting. We are also treated to pleasant sounding Samba’s and jazz numbers in which Savina introduces Hammond organ, harpsichord flourishes, vibes and muted trumpet, the composer creates some laid back pieces for Sax and also clarinet that are easy on the ear and have to them a wonderfully light and entertaining style. There are also several darker cues which of course we would expect in this type of movie, but the composer never seems to go to foreboding which also reflects that the movie does contain comic sequences. Fuzzy electric guitar is featured too add a sense of menace, and this is accompanied by echoing trumpets and punctuated by little nuances from the harpsichord which is further embellished via an underlying percussive presence. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this score and it is one that I would recommend. The Female vocals which I think are performed by Edda are excellent, with piano solo performances also taking centre stage, in many ways I would say that this can be compared to other Italian scores such as THE INSATIABLES by Nicolai, DEATH WALKS AT MIDNIGHT by Ferrio and FEMMINA RIDENS by Cipriani, just to give you an idea. Sound quality is clear and crisp and the CD as with all Digit movies releases is presented well with eye catching front cover art.