2001 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: Tokyo Blackout
Japanese Title: Shuto shoshitsu
CD Label: Bourbon
CD Number: 32BTC-152
Music by: Maurice Jarre
Number of tracks: 14
Running time: 43:12
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: 1987
Year Movie Released in Japan: 1987
Year Movie Released in U.S.: N/A


December 14, 2001

Desciption of the movie from the IMDb database at http://us.imdb.com/

Based on a science-fiction novel by Sakyo Komatsu. Tokyo is suddendly covered by a dome shaped electromagantic cloud for an unknown reason and is totally blocked and isolated from other parts of the world. The temperature inside the cloud is slowly increasing. The Soviet Pacific fleet is getting closer. The U.S. is forcing Japan to form a new governmemt. Scientists and research workers outside Tokyo have to race against time to find out how to get through the cloud in order to rescue the 12,000,000+ lives in Tokyo and the fate of the country.

Disc Review

I've never seen this movie but from it's description and from listening to the music on this disc I'd like to. The music on this disc was really enjoyable and fairly typical of what you would expect in this type of movie. Maurice Jarre has a really nice main, action theme and also some really nice, slow piano music. I'm assuming there is some type of love story going on in the background of this disaster movie as there usually is and that the slower music represents the principle characters. At a running time of only 43:12, I found myself wishing there was more. I really enjoyed the music and wish I could see the movie.

English Title: Tokyo Blackout
Japanese Title: Shuto shoshitsu 1. Tokyo Blackout 2. Delight 3. Against The Danger 4. Against The Danger II 5. Ballad Of Love 6. Against The Danger III 7. Delight II 8. Fight 9. Tokyo Blackout II 10. Desparation 11. The Dawn Of Hope 12. Clouds Of Darkness 13. Tokyo Blackout III 14. Ballad Of Love II