Quartet Records, in collaboration with Sermi Film Edizioni Musicali and Sonor Music Editions, presents a remastered and expanded CD edition of Riz Ortolani’s erotic thriller score for Umberto Lenzi’s COSI DOLCE’… COSI’ PERVERSA.
In 1969/1970, Umberto Lenzi helmed a trilogy of three giallo thrillers, all starring American-born actress Carroll Baker. The middle film of the trilogy, COSI DOLCE’… COSI’ PERVERSA (aka SO SWEET, SO PERVERSE) stars Jean-Louis Trintignant as a man who escapes his icy marriage with a mysterious blonde, played by Baker. Trying to help the woman out of an abusive relationship, our hero finds himself in a web of deceit that he is not prepared to handle…
The middle part of this trilogy was scored by Riz Ortolani. The score is anchored by the title song “Why?” with lyrics by Norman Newell. A lyrical version of the theme appears three times during the movie – besides the beginning and the end, it appears once in the middle for Jean and Nicole’s idyllic holiday of water-skiing and diving. But is far from being a monothematic score – besides the song and its variations, it also offers thrilling suspense cues and wild party music for some daring erotic escapades.
Previously released on CD by Hexacord in 2001 but long out of print, this expanded edition has been produced by Claudio Fuiano, mastered by Chris Malone, and includes an 8-page booklet with liner notes by Gergely Hubai.