|Death Waltz Recording Co
Release Date: 09 March 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Riz Ortolani Cannibal Holocaust (Original 1980 Motion Picture Soundtrack) Limited Red Vinyl LP
Death Waltz Recording Company and One Way Static Records have joined forces and are overjoyed to be able to bring you the score to a truly iconic – or notorious – classic of the horror genre: Riz Ortolani’s music to the one and only CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, directed by Ruggero Deodato.
One of the early “found footage” films, this 1980 picture takes you into the heart of the Amazon rainforest as we see the lengths a film crew will go to get their footage, and the inevitable revenge by the jungle tribesman who thrive on eating human flesh. What follows is some of the most shocking material in a legitimate film, including some distasteful real animal killings Deodato has since apologized for.
Due to the film’s heavy graphical on-screen violence it received heavy banning (in over 50 countries), censorship, heavy cuts, ‘Video Nasty’ classification and even confiscation by courts (resulting in a trial where Deodato was facing jail time) all over the world. This resulted in a controversy that still goes on this present day.
Ortolani’s main theme is gorgeously dreamy, deceptively so. It’s a remarkable truth amongst horror soundtracks that some of the most effective music of the genre is aesthetically beautiful, and Ortolani’s theme certainly qualifies. But in being so pleasant, it does give off a false sense of security, certainly for the film. Some of Ortolani’s music is more overtly creepy, with more electronic elements blending with the orchestra to provide a harsher backdrop. But then that beauty is there again, juxtaposed alongside horrific elements to ask ourselves about whether beauty needs a context. CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST stays with you – it’s notorious for a reason, and the soundtrack is no different.
For the first time on vinyl, Limited to 2000 copies ‘Valentine’ Red Vinyl. Housed in a 300 gr. jacket with obi-strip. Featuring all new art by iconic artist GRAHAM HUMPHREYS. Comes with an exclusive fold-out poster.
1. Cannibal Holocaust (Main Theme)
2. Adulteress' Punishment
3. Cameramen's Recreation
4. Massacre Of The Troupe
5. Love With Fun 6. Crucified Woman
7. Relaxing In The Savana
8. Savage Rite
9. Drinking Coco
10. Cannibal Holocaust (End Titles)