In the soundtrack to Hundra, Ennio Morricone has sought to capture the excitement of a man-hating barbarian woman set on revenge. It is clear from the album cover that Hundra was never anything more than a B-movie, but Morricone gives the film classical compositions throughout. The scantily clad woman on the album cover kneels on the head of one of her fallen male victims and gives the impression that the music contained within should be far less respectable. The music is exciting and energized classical music that seems better-associated with a much grander film. In "Slaughter in the Village," Western soundtracks come to mind when it is instantly recognizable what kind of scene the music was meant for. Morricone captures the feeling of a scene so strongly that it begins to appear as though the scene was written for the music instead of the other way around. Hundra is far from Morricone's strongest work, but it is still of great interest for its ability to convey the emotions of a scene so purely.
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AllMusic Review by Matt Whalley
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