Quartet Records and Beat Records presents the highly requested re-release of fan favorite Nora Orlandi score.
LO STRANO VIZIO DELLA SIGNORA WARDH (also known as The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh, Blade of the Ripper and Next Victim) was the first entry of filmmakers Luciano and Sergio Martino into the field of giallo. Featuring Luciano’s wife, Edwige Fenech in the title role, Mrs. Wardh is an exquisite erotic thriller featuring the hunt for a razor-wielding serial killer who seems to have started to blackmail the heroine. But are the two crimes really related?
Hot on the heels of her score for IL DOCE CORPO DI DEBORAH, composer Nora Orlandi unleashes the full power of Dies Irae, the legendary Medieval melody usually associated with death and murder. Not since Ennio Morricone’s I PUGNI IN TASCA have we encountered so many playful adaptations of the classic melody. The score is augmented by cool psychedelic organs, frantic rhythms, and a number of jazzy and lounge source cues for the lavish parties attended by Mrs. Wardh.
Slightly remastered, the CD comes with 8-page booklet with Gergely Hubai discussing the film, the composer and the score.