© 1998 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title:||Monster Island's Decisive Battle: Son Of Godzilla|
|Japanese Title:||Kaiju-shima no Kessen - Gojira no Musuko|
|Movie also known as:||Son Of Godzilla|
|CD Label:||Futureland / Toshiba EMI Japan|
|Music by:||Masaru Satoh|
|Number of tracks:||34|
|Number of discs:||1|
|Year of release/manufacture:||1993|
|Year Movie Released in Japan:||1967|
|Year Movie Released in U.S.(TV):||1969|
This CD is the second in a row by Masaru Satoh. For those who didn't like this movie and the goofy Minya (aka Minilla), the beginning of Track #2, "Main Title", will be instantly recognizable. This movie has Minya hatching on Monster Island and being picked on by the spider monster Spiega (aka Kumonga) and mantis monster Gimantis (aka Kamacuras). This was really the beginning of the end as this movie was definitely geared toward children and the budgets slashed. Minya is just a whiny little monster that goes around blowing smoke rings instead of fire. The Minya theme gets repeated in tracks 15, 17 & 19. A lot of the music on this CD is surprisingly better than the movie it's from. Most of the tracks actually have a suspenseful feel to them (except for Minya's themes).
Overall a nice listening experience but nothing memorable except the kiddy tune of Minya's theme. As with the previous scores by Mr. Satoh, if you hear the music without the film you'd be hard pressed to associate it with Godzilla.
Son Of Godzilla
[NOTE: 'sonde' is a medical probe/scope or balloon used for meteorological observations]