Thought that Rustichelli's Un minuto per pregare, un'istante per morire had sold out ages ago but maybe they did a repressing of that one the expanded score was very enjoyable. It would be interesting to see the total number of copy's that they made for each of their cds purely out of interest to have an idea of roughly how many fans of these great Italian composers are actually out there.
Think you are right ToneRow that is more than likely the way things are there has to be more than 500 fans of Italian composers that are actively purchasing a number of these cds each year. You would think the fan base would be getting slighter larger each year and maybe it has but due to the recession and the flood of the market with so many releases.
More collectors but just fewer releases each who knows
Some titles look fairly certain to have only had one pressing (500) Morricone's Il Prigioniero for a score that never seems to get a mention anywhere and with no samples to be found on YouTube and few copies to be found on the secondary marketplace .
Years ago Digit mentioned about re pressing a number of titles that were good sellers one in particular was Micalizzi’s Lo Chiamavano Trinita
The more copy’s they make the better I say especially if the interest is there for fans that would still like to be able to buy a copy when they were able too.
Screen Archives often has samples for the Digitmovies releases. Looks like they don't for the Gizzi double header though. Here's my favorite theme from the set. It's pretty good example of the mood of both scores:
And here's a great track from the Frankenstein score:
I'm with you in your opinions, Michael. Stridulum is indeed a classic score of its style and was (on the old RCA release) my introduction to the music of Micalizzi many years ago. It got and still gets a lot of play (of course I upgraded to the Digitmovies CD when it came out). Jerusalem is also very good and fun and I only recently ordered L'Immoralita -- glad I did so in time.
Also, just like you, I remember passing on Stanlio & Ollio when was released based on the mickey-mousing samples which I heard. Has anyone got this title and heard it in full?
Rustichelli's - I LUNGHI CAPELLI DELLA MORTE Very enjoyable score Ferrio's - UN DOLLARO BUCATO has had a re pressing but it still says sold out at Digitmovies site Micalizzi's - STRIDULUM very enjoyable score but the expansion was not worth picking up the bonus tracks were no different to what was already on the original release.
Some fans myself included mentioned to Beat about our dislike of Digipaks they stopped using them then shortly after Digitmovies started releasing them ah