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|Title||King Kong Escapes|
|Japanese Title||Kingu Kongu no Gyakushu|
|Movie also known as:||N/A|
|CD Label||Futureland / Toshiba EMI Japan|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks||39|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1997|
|Year Movie Released in Japan||1967|
|Year Movie Released in U.S.||1968|
May 10, 2000
A nicely done CD with some new themes and some music recycled from "Ghidrah: The Three-Headed Monster". Track # 28 is a long (over four minutes) piano solo. I'm not sure why but Track # 29 is listed as being part of "Frankenstein Conquers The World" and is an up-tempo guitar & drum number sounding like it came from a U.S. beach party movie. Since the CD only runs 51 minutes maybe this was thrown in to flesh out the time or maybe was left over from "Frankenstein Conquers The World" and was used here. Tracks # 30 through # 35 are alternate takes while tracks 36, 37 & 38 are sound effects. The final track is the audio from the movie trailer. A lot of the music here is repeated often.
The music here is very good and the CD worth owning if you don't mind the repetitious nature of the themes.
U.S. Title: King Kong Escapes Japanese Title: Kingu Kongu no Gyakushu Toho Monster Movies: Special Collection #10 Toho Kaiju Eiga Senshu 10 1 Main Title 2 The Base at the North Pole 3 Starting Up Mechanikong I 4 Starting Up Mechanikong II 5 Mondo Island 6 The Appearance of King Kong 7 King Kong vs. Gorosaurus I 8 King Kong vs. Gorozaurus II 9 Kong and Susan I 10 The Explorer Returns 11 Plan to Capture King Kong I 12 Plan to Capture King Kong II 13 Kong at the North Pole 14 Kong's Chance Meeting 15 The Hypnosis Machine 16 Element X 17 King Kong Escapes I 18 King Kong Escapes II 19 Kong Heads to the Capitol 20 Kong and Susan II 21 Kong's Showdown 22 Tokyo Tower Showdown I 23 Tokyo Tower Showdown II 24 King Kong's Victory 25 King Kong Heads To Tokyo Bay 26 Dr. Hu's Last Moments 27 Ending 28 Madame Piranha *1 29 Madame Piranha II [Frankenstein Conquers the World (Japanese Title: Furankenshutain Tai Chitei Kaiju)] Collection of Separate Takes 30 M1T1 31 M1T2 32 M2T1 33 M5T2 34 M11T1 35 M16+M1T3 (Edits) Collection of Sound Effects 36 Mechanikong's Cry 37 Mechanikong's Eye Lights 38 Gorosaurus' Cry 39 [King Kong Escapes]/Preview Edition *1 This is a direct transliteration from the Japanese.