© 2001 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title CROSS FIRE
Japanese Title Kurosufai‚
Movie also known as: Pyrokinesis
CD Label Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
CD Number COCP-30974
Music by: Kow Otani
(Also spelled Ko and Kou)
Number of tracks 28
Running time 50:00
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 2000
Year Movie Released in Japan 2000
Year Movie Released in U.S. N/A

REVIEW

July 28, 2001

I recently got to see this movie and found it enjoyable. It reminded me of a Japanese interpretation of Stephen King's "Firestarter" if the girl was a young woman instead of a child.

The soundtrack CD also impressed me. It was a good mix of slow, eerie, piano music, faster paced action tracks and synthesizer tracks with a few slow love type themes. Ko Otani has also done the scores for 1995's "Gamera: Guardian Of The Universe" and this years upcoming new Godzilla movie "GMK". In general this CD was a very pleasant listen with no bad tracks but not many outstanding ones either. If you enjoyed his "Gamera" soundtrack you'll probably like this one too.

English Title: Cross Fire
Japanese Title: Kurosufai‚

Track translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates

  1. Title
  2. Bad Feeling
  3. Terror
  4. Tragedy Begins
  5. Age of Insanity
  6. Criminal Judgement
  7. Tragic Determination
  8. Forbidden Power
  9. Desperate Desire
  10. Sorrowful Power
  11. Chosen Power People
  12. Righteous Blow
  13. Angry Action
  14. To the Plaza
  15. Profound Sorrow
  16. Inexplicable Event
  17. Girl Aoki Junko
  18. Fateful Meeting
  19. In the Snow
  20. Each Desire
  21. Sorrowful Confession
  22. Enormously Dangerous Trap
  23. Cross Fire
  24. Woman-god of the End of the Century
  25. Judgement of Evil Crime
  26. Goodbye
  27. Eternal Flame
  28. Cross Fire : Epilogue

Ko Otani

Attended Tokyo University Faculty of the Arts. Worked on records and concerts for the Southern All Stars. Arranger for Michael Calbero (Santana) and Tony Sanders (Miles Davis Band). Worked in music festivals, with classical orchestras, and in rock, jazz, hip-hop etcettera. Producer for pop acts like Dreams Come True. Composed and produced for anime, TV dramas, commercials and games. Movies include GAMERA (1, 2 & 3) and GAKKO NO KAIDAN 3.