© 1998 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Japanese Title||Kaitei Gunkan|
|Movie also known as:||Undersea Warship|
Super Sub Atoragon
|CD Label||Futureland / Toshiba EMI Japan|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks||42|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1996|
|Year Movie Released in Japan||1963|
|Year Movie Released in U.S.||1965|
May 9, 2000
This disc starts off with some nice mid-tempo marches. We then go into a series of suspenseful sounding tracks. Tracks # 21 and # 35 feature a female vocal and male chorus chanting. Occasionally we will hear a very slight strain of something familiar from past CD's but overall the music here is new and not recycled or variations from past CD's in the series. Also, unlike some other CD's, there is very little music here that is repeated throughout the disc. Most of the tracks are all different. There's not much here in the way of very fast paced music. Most of the tracks have a mid-tempo flavor with some occasional slow tracks.
Tracks 36 through 41 are sound effects from the movie while the last track, 42, is the audio from the movie trailer.
Overall this is a good stand-alone listening experience. It's another nicely done CD in this series but a little on the short side with only a few seconds over 50 minutes worth of music.
Updated some title translations 10-21-99 courtesy of August Ragone U.S. Title: Atragon Japanese Title: Kaitei Gunkan Toho Monster Movies: Special Collection #5 1 The Toho Logo 2 Appearance of Steam Man 3 Main Title 4 The Submarine Surfaces 5 The Delivered Film 6 The Warning of Mu 7 Mu's Cry 8 Special U.N. Conference Convened 9 The Merchant Ship Goes Up In Flames 10 Fear Spreads Around the World 11 The Red Satan 12 The Submarine Returns to Port 13 Communication Ball 14 The Goten Defense Forces (The Goten or "Goten-go" is the name of the Undersea Warship) 15 Makoto's Theme I 16 Test Manuvers of the Undersea Warship I 17 Test Manuvers of the Undersea Warship II 18 Test Manuvers of the Undersea Warship III 19 Makoto's Theme II 20 Unno's True Colors (can also be translated as "Umino") 21 The Prayer of the Mu Empire 22 Manda, The Guardian Dragon 23 The Mu-ites at Mount Mihara 24 Mu's Declaration 25 The Undersea Warship Attacks I 26 The Undersea Warship Attacks II 27 Marunochi Sinks (Marunochi is the finnancial district of Tokyo) 28 Tokyo Bay Goes Up In Flames 29 Tokyo Bay and the Undersea Warship 30 The Rescue 31 The Undersea Warship vs. Manda 32 The Volunteer Corps Swings Into Action 33 Ending 34 The Zero Cannon 35 The Prayer of the Mu Empire (Separate Take) Collection of Sound Effects 36 The Goten: Probing 37 The Goten: Ascending 38 The Goten: Flight 39 The Goten: Underwater Claxton 40 The Sound of the Zero Gun Firing 41 Mu Submarine: The Sound of the Beam Firing 42 "Undersea Battleship" Preview Trailer