Quartet Records and Gruppo Sugar presents the world premiere release of a Carlo Savina giallo classic!
L’assassino ha riservato nove poltrone (1974) is an Italian adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians, the classic story of ten unsuspecting strangers stuck on a deadly island where they die one by one. The screenplay co-written by director Giuseppe Bennati changes a few details: there are only nine people who are related to each other and have every reason to kill anybody in the group. While this dysfunctional circle of gets stranded in a cursed Baroque theater of an old family mansion, a mysterious masked figure appears to kill everyone with imaginative death scenes…
Italian composer Carlo Savina needs no further introduction to fans of Italian film music – his credits range from conducting the Ben-Hur LP and The Godfather to scoring hundreds of Italian movies from all genres. Following our release of Malenka and I Diabolici Convegni, we’re proud to present one more horror score from the great composer. Savina reveals another funky main theme for this crime thriller (foreshadowing Indagine su un delitto perfetto) and he also conjures great suspense set pieces for each memorable slaying of the victims.
This is a premiere presentation of the score, which hasn’t been released in any form until now. Mastered by Claudio Fuiano from first generation stereo master tapes, the richly illustrated 8-page booklet features liner notes by Gergely Hubai who discusses this rarely seen film and shares his insights about the music.