© 1998 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||Frankenstein Conquers The World|
|Japanese Title||Furankenshutain tai chité kaijû Baragon|
|Movie also known as:||Frankenstein vs. Baragon|
Frankenstein vs. the Giant Devil Fish
Frankenstein vs. the Subterranean Monster
Frankenstein and the Giant Lizard
Frankenstein Meets the Giant Devil Fish
|CD Label||Futureland / Toshiba EMI Japan|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks||43|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1997|
|Year Movie Released in Japan||1965|
|Year Movie Released in U.S.||1966|
May 9, 2000
Tracks # 1 through # 33 on this disc are from the original Japanese version of the film while tracks # 34 & # 35 are alternate cues and tracks # 36, 37 & 38 were used in the international version outside Japan. Tracks # 39 through # 42 are sound effects from the movie while the last track, # 43, is the audio from the movie trailer. Track # 9 is a very up-tempo jazzy piece with strains of "The Twist" and sounds like it could have come out of a 1960's U.S. Beach Party movie. Tracks # 18, 23, 34 & 35 also have a beach party flavor to them. We get some repeated music throughout the disc but not as much as in some of the other CD's in this series or the Godzilla CD's.
This CD is a pretty good mix of styles and tempos and is not bad as a stand-alone listening experience but I think most of the music works better in the movie.
U.S. Title: Frankenstein Conquers The World Japanese Title: Furankenshutain tai chité kaijû Baragon 1. Main Title 2. The Heart Transport Route 3. U-Boat Attacked and Sunk 4. Hiroshima 5. The Vanishing Shadow(s) 6. Encounter in the Rain 7. Miyajima 8. Protected Vagrant Child 9. TV Go-Go Dance M 10. Sueko's* Pendant 11. The Strange Person in the Cage 12. The Strange Person Lashes Out 13. The Strange Person Escapes 14. Parting 15. Discovery of the Wrist 16. The Remaining Wrist 17. Liquid Culture 18. Dance M on the Sightseeing Boat on Lake Biwa 19. Frankenstein at Lake Biwa 20. The Whereabouts of the Wrist 21. The Tank Brigade Swings into Action 22. The Incident in the Mountains – Search March 23. Mountaineers Hut at Shirane - Surfing M 24. Tragedy at Shirane 25. Fear of Baragon** 26. Frankenstein at the Quarry 27. Akita Yuda's Memories 28. Search in the Fog 29. Frankenstein vs. Baragon I 30. Frankenstein vs. Baragon II 31. Frankenstein vs. Baragon III 32. Frankenstein vs. Baragon IV 33. Ending Collection of Other Takes 34. M9T1 35. M18A Music for Overseas Edition 36. M13 37. M14 38. Frankenstein vs. Giant Octopus King Kong vs. Godzilla Sound Effects 39. The Sound of Frankenstein's Heart Beating (2 Variations) 40. The Submarine's Alarm 41. Frankenstein's Voice 42. Baragon's Cry 43. "Frankenstein Conquers the World" - Preview Edition * Alternative Translation: "Toshiko's Pendant" ** Alternative Translation: "Baragon's Fear"