Mondo releases new vinyl special editions every single Wednesday. They are they ultimate edition of whatever they put out, featuring extensive liner notes, brand-new commissioned artwork, and always have a limited-edition size. The vinyl itself is usually colored or a photo disc, as well. Basically, it's like the Criterion Collection of movie and gaming soundtracks. This week sees the release of something rather eclectic: the soundtrack to the film Fuga Dal Bronx!
FUGA DAL BRONX (also known as ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX) is one of Director Enzo G. Castellari's crowning achievements. It's part of his low budget MAD MAX-inspired trilogy that started with 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS and I NUOVI BARBARI. FUGA, though, is the jewel in that particular crown, and is so over the top it makes MAD MAX 2 seem like a Disney film.
Dispensing with story all together, Casterllari is able to go wild with crazy over-the-top stunts, explosions and gratuitous violence. Francesco De Masi's score is nothing short of masterful proving why he is one of the greatest (unsung) composers that worked in Italian genre pictures during the exploitation heyday of the '70s and '80s.
His score veers from tense, smokey, jazz-inspired moodiness to full on rousing funk action, masterfully composed and beautifully orchestrated. It's another essential Italian score that deserves to be in your collection.Original Artwork by Luke Insect.
Pressed on 180 Gram Fluro Yellow and Red Splatter Vinyl. Limited to 500 Copies. $30
I love the artwork for this one — it has such a cool vibe to it.
As with all Mondo releases, this will go up for sale on Wednesday at Noon central time. The edition size for this one is limited as always, this time 500 copies. That is a bit more than usual, but it is never worth risking waiting with these. You can grab a copy today right here.