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The Obscure Music Club

Il Cacciatore Di Squali

  • By: zizAziz
  • Category: Movies


I had a time of my life which I came across some 70s movies with Franco Nero as main actor, most of them were police-related action films like "La polizia incrimina la legge assolve", "Il cittadino si ribella" and "Perché si uccide un magistrato", but there were also western, comedian and adventure films.
The soundtracks of those movies were mostly of high level because of the composers that worked on them were names as Riz Ortolani, Ennio Morricone and Guido and Maurizio De Angelis.
Among all, the one that struck me most was "Il cacciatore di squali", with the soundtrack entrusted to the De Angelis brothers.

- The De Angelis brothers were among the most prolific Italian musicians of the 1970s. In fact, they were forced to use different names for many of their projects to avoid over-saturating the market. One of these was Oliver Onions, which eventually became the name they were mostly identified with.
Although they released many standalone albums, it is for their soundtrack work for which the De Angelis brothers are best known. Out of their many scores, which includes the main theme for the 1983 Italian cult movie "Yor, the hunter from the future", undoubtedly the most famous and popular are those composed for the Terence Hill and Bud Spencer comedies. -



"Il cacciatore di squali" is a 1979 Italian adventure film directed by Enzo G. Castellari.
The movie starts with an amazing scene with a balearic swelling melody, which is the main theme of the movie. Other scenes are surrounded by more tropical folk sounds like “Otra Fiesta” track. But the best action scene is a chase with a cosmic mad version of the theme made with a killer synth arpeggiator that grows with violins. What an epic moment!
I went crazy when i realized that the specific track of that scene has never been published. What a pity!

Anyway you could enjoy the LP Vinyl with main track and of course watch the entire movie 😉