Press Release from Digitmovies:
Digitmovies releases on CD the complete edition OST by Gianni Ferrio for the film “Blazing Flowers” (“Milano… difendersi o morire”).
For this poliziottesco (Italian crime film), Gianni Ferrio composed an OST which starts with a subdued introduction with strings, piano, distorted guitar and sax pieces, and then develops into dramatic American blues. The composer repeats the main score with orchestral variations, sometimes nostalgic for the difficult love story between the main characters, and sometimes with a pop beat alternated with a charged-up crime drama theme for the action scenes. During the film a danceable discoteque melody can be heard, presumably a piece from a pre-existing repertoire, which was not found on the master tapes. This is a jewel of an OST, salvaged and preserved on CD for the absolute first time thanks to the only copy of the mono master which survived from the private archive of Gianni Ferrio, and which had been carefully preserved by his wife Alba.
Director and Cast:
Directed in 1978 by Gianni Martucci. Starring Marc Porel, George Hilton, Annamaria Rizzoli, Al Cliver, Guido Leontini, Barbara Magnolfi, Bruno Di Luia, Anthony Freeman, Silvia Mauri, Osvaldo Natale, Amparo Pilar, Nino Vingelli, Parvin Tabrizi.
Pino Scalise, a Sicilian who has just served six years in prison for robbery, moves to his uncle’s place in Milan. He goes to a brothel with a friend one day and discovers that his cousin Marina has been brainwashed and forced into prostitution by the gang working for the mafia boss Don Ciccio.