1998 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: Great Monster War
Japanese Title: Kaiju Daisenso
Movie also known as: Monster Zero
Godzilla vs. Monster Zero
Invasion Of Astro Monster
CD Label: Futureland / Toshiba EMI Japan
CD Number: TYCY-5350
Music by: Akira Ifukube
Number of tracks: 26
Running time: 39:24
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: 1993
Year Movie Released in Japan: 1965
Year Movie Released in U.S.: 1970
DVD Released in U.S.: May 1998, SIMITAR #7477
Both Widescreen and Pan & Scan versions plus Dolby Digital 5.1 sound

REVIEW

This soundtrack for "Monster Zero" as it's known in the U.S. starts off with a familiar, rousing march. We also find Akira Ifukube really starting his practice of recycling music from previous films here. A very large amount of the music on this CD is the same or similar to the last CD for "Ghidrah: The Three Headed Monster" #TYCY-5349. In my opinion these two soundtracks are practically interchangeable. If you hear one of these CD's you have basically heard them both. There is a lot of repetition between these two CD's. My personal feeling is that if you have one of these CD's (TYCY-5349 or TYCY-5350) you really don't need the other. If I could only buy one of the two I would probably go for this one. This CD has fewer really short tracks than the previous one and works better as stand alone music. The last three tracks on this disc are instrumental add ons that are OK but seem somewhat out of place on this CD.

Monster Zero
Japanese Title: Kaiju Daisenso

  1. Main Title (M1)
  2. The P1 and Jupiter(M4)
  3. The P1 Descends (M5)
  4. The Mystery of Planet X (M6)
  5. The Underground Passage(s) (M7)
  6. Monster Zero (M8)
  7. The P1 Returns Home (M9)
  8. Washigasawa and Lake Myoujinko (M10)
  9. Godzilla at the Bottom of the Lake (M11)
  10. Appearance of the Disc (M12)
  11. The Electromagnetic Capsule (M13)
  12. Back to Planet X (M14)
  13. Arrival at Planet X (M15)
  14. The 3 Monsters on Planet X (M16)
  15. Namikawa on Planet X (M17)
  16. Leaving Planet X (M18 T2)
  17. The Earth in Utter Chaos (M19)
  18. Monster Control I(M20)
  19. Monster Control II (M21)
  20. The Fury of the 3 Monsters (M22)
  21. Monster Mega-War March (M23)
  22. Monster Mega-War (M24)
  23. Ending (M25)
  24. Background Music at 'The Star Flower' Club I (M2)
  25. Background Music at 'The Star Flower' Club II (M3)
  26. Background Musicat the Teahouse BGM3(3 consecutive songs - C,D & E)