* Hard paper box; 40-page booklet. * Gates of Hell Trilogy is Beat Records' tribute to the popular apocryphal trilogy directed by horror cinema legend Lucio Fulci in the early '80s, three movies that marked the evolution of the director's style over just two years. Starting with Paura Nella Citta' Dei Morti Viventi (1980), going through E Tu Vivrai Nel Terrore... L'aldila'! (1981), and ending with Quella Villa Accanto Al Cimitero (1981), all three featured the beautiful and skilled Catriona MacColl -- British actress with delicate and expressive features -- and plots dominated by a diabolic exotericism that always closed its infernal stories with all but cathartic epilogues.
The scores by Fabio Frizzi (for the first two movies) and Walter Rizzati (for the last one) became part of the cinematic memory of these movies, with timeless sonorities much loved by fans of the films. At the dawn of the 40th anniversary of the first movie of the trilogy, Beat Records makes an iconic homage to these scores by releasing them for the first time together, officially validating the link between these films. The dedication, which we imagine would be appreciated by great Lucio, is in the cover art featuring the films' three evil protagonists, Father William Thomas (Paura Nella Citta' Dei Morti Viventi), Schweick (E Tu Vivrai Nel Terrore... L'aldila'!), and Dr. Freudstein (Quella Villa Accanto Al Cimitero), magisterially painted by English artist Graham Humphreys. The 40-page booklet -- richly illustrated and featuring liner notes by Antonella Fulci, the director's daughter -- is the Eibon sigil on this luxurious edition, a must-have for all lovers of good film music.
Hard paper box; 40-page booklet.