Friday, October 20, 2006

Gold Rush

Here's a rip-roaring action/funk score from Elmer Bernstein, sadly neglected since not many people bothered to see the movie. Roger Moore took a break from his series of James Bond films for this yarn about intrigue and backstabbing in the South African gold industry; for some reason the film was never properly copyrighted and has appeared on various public domain editions over the years. Bernstein jazzes things up with a mix of 007-style brass (right down to the Don Black-penned songs) and blaxploitation-era grooves. Great stuff!
(Link removed - commercial CD now available.)

Also, it looks like I can finally strike a few titles off those Italian Blend compilations; the always excellent Digitmovies is answering a lot of prayers on October 31 with three spectacular new releases: Klaus Kinski Horror Trilogy (featuring Death Smiled at Murder, Slaughter Hotel and The Hand that Feeds the Dead), an expanded release of Morricone's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (with 8 unreleased tracks -- but "Tassilo" from the old vinyl release won't be carried over), and, believe it or not, Bruno Nicolai's complete A Virgin among the Living Dead!



Blogger ISBUM said...

How great of you to post this!

Roger Moore lost his nipples from standing in salt water all day.

He could have loaned one to Christopher Lee and saved Brocc&Saltz tits-n'-cash on makeup.
Maybey spend it on Roger's hair to make it even more perfect!

Alas, Golden Gun was done already.


1:09 PM  
Blogger SteMc said...

Great stuff! Ray Milland is wickedly sarcastic in this movie. Can't wait to listen to this, thanks! :)

1:29 PM  
Blogger gspeedlace said...

Thanks very much for this! There is something irresistible about this movie, though I've never been able to put my finger on exactly what it is.

Maybe it's just Ray Milland's response when another character asks how he's doing:

"I feel like a bag of dead mice." (!)

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Vince said...

Just to put a charm around a lady's neck .... classic stuff! I've been after this one for ages -many thanks!

1:40 PM  
Anonymous christian licorice said...

and that cover art (which is just a reproduction of the move poster) is fucking awesome.

thanks for this post!!

2:11 PM  
Blogger J.R. Kinnard said...

You're the best. Thank you!

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just thought everyone might like to know... GOLD did get an official release in Germany...with an english track... anamorphic wide screen...and a gorgeous print to boot... and it's readily available really CHEAP...

5:08 PM  
Blogger Locnar13 said...

This is outstanding! I swear I spotted this DVD in the $1 bin. Now I am kicking myself for passing it up. Anyway, thanks for the trax!

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Honored General said...

Thanks for this one!

4:55 PM  
Blogger Ziomal said...

Very nice! I like it. office 12

2:37 PM  
Blogger Payola said...

damn - sunday at the mine from 4:00 onwards is completly jorum!

4:00 AM  

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