1999 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title Latitude Zero
Japanese Title Ido 0 Daisakusen
Movie also known as: Kaitei Daisenso - Ido Zero Daisakusen
CD Label Futureland / Toshiba EMI Japan
CD Number TYCY-5506
Music by: Akira Ifukube
Number of tracks 52
Running time 71:17
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 1997
Year Movie Released in Japan 1969
Year Movie Released in U.S. 1970

REVIEW

May 10, 2000

This CD has a lot of slow, suspenseful tunes mixed with many mid-tempo and some up-tempo action pieces. Mr. Ifukube shows great restraint here and gives us all new music instead of recycled themes and marches from past Toho scores. Tracks # 1 through # 32 are from the movie while # 33 through # 40 are alternate edits. We get sound effects on tracks # 41 through # 50 and the last two tracks are audio from trailers with track # 52 containing a lot of Japanese dialogue sounding like someone is telling us the story.

The music here is good but this is one of those CD's where the music works better in the movie rather than as a stand-alone listening experience.

U.S. Title: Toho Monster Movies: Special Collection #9: Latitude Zero
Japanese Title: Toho Kaiju Eiga Senshu 9: Ido Zero Daisakusen

  1. Main Title
  2. Diving Ball *1
  3. The Undersea Volcano
  4. The Submarine 'Alpha'
  5. Mackenzie *2
  6. The 164-Year Voyage
  7. Bloodrock *3
  8. The Alpha vs. the Black Shark I
  9. The Alpha vs. the Black Shark II
  10. The Alpha vs. the Black Shark III
  11. The Alpha vs. the Black Shark IV
  12. The Entrance to Latitude Zero
  13. Utopia - Latitude Zero I
  14. Utopia - Latitude Zero IV
  15. Utopia - Latitude Zero II
  16. The Fare at Latitude Zero II
  17. Attack of the Black Shark
  18. The Kidnapping of Dr. Okada
  19. Mariku *2 and Dr. Okada
  20. Immunization Bath
  21. The Bloodrock Trap
  22. The Griffin(s)
  23. The Monster(s) at Bloodrock
  24. The Mackenzie Invasion
  25. Lukuresia's *2 Last Moments
  26. The Appearance of the Black Shark
  27. Metal Fragments
  28. The Alpha in Flight
  29. The Griffin(s) and the Black Shark
  30. Utopia - Latitude Zero III
  31. Ruckus on the Ground
  32. Ending
  33. M1T1
  34. M17T1
  35. M1T2 (Edits)
  36. M3 (Edits)
  37. M12 (Edits)
  38. M13 (Edits)
  39. M19A (M21 Edits)
  40. M29A (M27 Edits)
  41. Sound Effects

  42. Sound of the Alpha Cruising Underwater
  43. The Alpha Control Room
  44. Sound of the Alpha in Flight
  45. Sounds of the Alpha's Electronic Instruments - Outside the Vessel
  46. Corvexo-Suits2/Glove Laser Beam(s)
  47. Sound of the Black Shark Cruising Underwater
  48. Sounds Aboard the Black Shark
  49. Sound of the Black Shark Firing its Torpedo(es)
  50. Sound of the Black Shark Firing its Laser Gun(s)
  51. Sound of the Black Shark Firing its Main Gun(s)
  52. Latitude Zero - Preview Edition
  53. Soundtrack Single Disk Reprint: Latitude Zero from Toei's "Latitude Zero"

*1 Or, 'Submarine Ball'
*2 This is a direct transliteration from Japanese.
*3 Or possibly 'Bradlock'. (This is a direct transliteration from the Japanese.)