Press Release from Quartet:
Quartet Records presents a remastered CD reissue of the long-out-of-print killer soundtrack by Ennio Morricone for the 1975 police thriller IL GIUSTIZIERE (aka THE HUMAN FACTOR).
Directed by Hollywood veteran by Edward Dmytryk, the film stars George Kennedy, John Mills, Raf Vallone and Rita Tushingham. The plot is about John Kinsdale (Kennedy), a computer engineer whose family gets brutally murdered while he is working in Naples on a top secret project. Aided by fellow engineer Janice (Tushingham), Kinsdale uses a combination of his expertise as well as brute force to take revenge on the left-wing terrorists—Charles Bronson style!
Morricone’ score comes from the composer’s fertile period of poliziotteschi thrillers and “Years of Lead” dramas that he approached in a similar manner. The music features several variations on the beautiful family theme which eventually gains new meaning as Kinsdale must carry the burden on his own. The music for the terrorists features the psychedelic, percussion-heavy and often ostinato-based cues that Morricone typically reserved for the steamy chaos of his poliziottecshi titles.
The score was previously released by GDM in 2010. This new edition contains the same program produced by Claudio Fuiano and Dániel Winkler, and it has been rebuilt and remastered by Chris Malone from the first-generation stereo master tapes. The package includes a richly illustrated 8-page booklet with Gergely Hubai discussing the film and the score.