Tuesday, March 23, 2010

ZOMBI 3

Today I bring you the soundtrack to the Lucio Fulci film ZOMBI 3 (1988) with music by Stefano Mainetti. This score was released on CD in 1996 by Beat Records (catalog code CDCR 33) and while there are some very embarrassing tracks here (that will make you cringe) there are also some very good tracks and overall I would say that it is an enjoyable if not fun listening experience. The movie though does not fare as well.

I vividly remember getting a VHS bootleg of the film back around 1989 or 1990 (it took years and years for the film to get a proper USA video release). As far as bootlegs go it was very nice in that it came with high quality full color artwork and the image/sound quality wasn't bad (in fact the company selling it claimed to own the rights to do so but that seemed shady at best). I remember watching the film and thinking, "OH MY GOD this is fucking horrible!" ... I refused to think that the film was actually bad. So I watched it again. Then again. In a week's time I must have watched it a total of four times. You know how sometimes you see a film and expectations are so high or you expect something different that you don't like it but then you watch it again and it "clicks" and you DO like it? Yeah well that never happened. The movie is a big stinking pile of shit. Plain and simple.

I won't bore you with all the details as I'm sure it is "out there" somewhere but basically according to the story 'ol Fulci did this one for the money and the producers claim he turned in a movie that was too short (supposedly 65 - 70 minutes as I recall). Hack Italian director Bruno Mattai (aka Vincent Dawn or the director behind the bad yet fun zombie film HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD) was brought in to shoot some additional footage. The film is still a bit short at roughly 84 minutes but there is a dispute as to how much is Fulci and how much is Mattai. According to some (Fulci himself) only about 15 minutes of that is footage shot by Fulci while others say that nearly all the film shot by Fulci (and therefore the bulk of the film's running time) was used. I'd like to think the former because while there are a (very) few Fulci-ish moments the bulk of the film is utter garbage but it is true that most of Fulci's work in the late 80's and early 90's were garbage (although not all i.e., A CAT IN THE BRAIN tends to work well as does HOUSE OF CLOCKS to an extent). In the end it is hard to know if one should point the finger at Fulci or Mattai but either way this film sucks donkey balls.

Now some people enjoy the film for the fact that it is so bad and over-the-top (one of many examples: a decapitated head sitting in a refrigerator manages to propel itself out and upwards through the air in order to bite a guy on the neck). Personally I've always had trouble with the "so bad it's good" concept. However as I stated the soundtrack is overall pretty good and enjoyable.

CD COVER
Track Listing:

01. Zombi 3 (seq. 1) (02:58) - Composed and performed by Stefano Mainetti
02. Nature (03:35) - Composed by Zac-Mainetti and performed by Clue In The Crew
03. Zombi 3 (seq. 2) (02:20) - Composed and performed by Stefano Mainetti
04. Tumble Down (03:37) - Composed by Zac-Mainetti and performed by Clue In The Crew
05. Zombi 3 (seq. 3) (04:05) - Composed and performed by Stefano Mainetti
06. The Sound Of Fear (03:58) - Composed by Zac-Mainetti and performed by Clue In The Crew
07. Zombi 3 (seq. 4) (02:07) - Composed and performed by Stefano Mainetti
08. Tumble Down (Instr.) (02:35) - Composed by Zac-Mainetti and performed by Clue In The Crew
09. Zombi 3 (seq. 5) (02:17) - Composed and performed by Stefano Mainetti
10. Slow Think (01:52) - Composed by Zac-Mainetti and performed by Clue In The Crew
11. Zombi 3 (seq. 6) (02:09) - Composed and performed by Stefano Mainetti
12. The Sound Of Fear (Instr.) (02:49) - Composed by Zac-Mainetti and performed by Clue In The Crew
13. Zombi 3 (seq. 7) (02:50) - Composed and performed by Stefano Mainetti
14. Slow Think (Instr.) (01:52) - Composed by Zac-Mainetti and performed by Clue In The Crew
15. Zombi 3 (seq. 8) (04:06) - Composed and performed by Stefano Mainetti

Total Duration: 00:43:10

EAC / FLAC / LOG / CUE / M3U / ARTWORK

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?snbt38o352f2oe3
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?z0auws5j0e2cvf4

The first part is 199MB and the second part is approximately 81MB. The files use 7z compression. I suggest using 7-Zip for extraction. Also note that the files are password protected and that this password is: terrorxpress

As per my usual methods the CD discs were ripped with EAC to the FLAC format and I have included the EAC made LOG files and CUE Sheet files. I also include M3U PlayList files and some Artwork scans. 

Until next time ... listen until your ear's bleed !!!

3 comments:

  1. I love this soundtrack, but... what about that "The sound of fear" song? Is as good / bad as the whole movie! I learned to love it and use to sing it at home :)

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  2. OH MY GOD ... LOL

    That song is SO bad BUT it's mostly the singing that kills it. The soundtrack also has an instrumental version that isn't as bad.

    It really is sad how horrible this film is yet one can find some enjoyment in just how BAD it is ... I guess.

    God bless you for liking this track LOL

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  3. Thanks so much for all these amazing soundtracks. Bit of pointless info here but i thought i recognised the zombie image directly to the right of the screaming woman on the 1988 soundtrack. Turns out i was correct, the image actually comes from the movie 'Tales from the Crypt' (1972) and is infact peter cushing ('poetic justice' segment) where he returns from the dead to take revenge. You can see the original image of 'arthur grimsdyke' if you google it using 'images' search lol. There you are, told u it was pointless (but fun!). Greetings from the uk :]

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