© 1999 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||Gamera 2: Gamera vs. Legion|
|Japanese Title||Gamera 2 Legion Shurai|
|Movie also known as:||Gamera 2: Assault of the Legion|
|CD Label||Tokuma Japan Communications|
|Music Composed by:||Koh Otani|
|Music Conducted by:||Hiroshi Kumagai|
|Number of tracks||45|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1998|
|Year Movie Released in Japan||1996|
|Year Movie Released in U.S.(Video)||N/A|
This soundtrack is from the 2nd new Gamera movie released by Daei. These films are much better than the old flying turtle movies of the 70's and give the new Godzilla movies a run for their money, especially in the Special Effects department. The first movie: "Gamera: Guardian Of The Universe" is available here in the U.S., this movie is not. I have seen a Japanese cut with english subtitles and it's a very well done movie with great characters and plenty of action.
The music on this CD contains the score to the movie and is very action oriented. Some tracks also contain sound effects. The music stands on its own well but it's one of those scores that you appreciate even more when hearing it within the movie. Overall not bad and worth a listen. Definately different than your Godzilla soundtracks.
U.S. Title: Gamera 2: Gamera vs. Legion Japanese Title: Gamera 2 Legion Shurai 1 Opening 2 Main Title - The Meteor Cluster 3 Chemistry Platoon Mobilized 4 The Aurora Beam 5 Something's Wrong 6 The Shadow(s) 7 Unidentified Life Form 8 The Attack 9 Orders to Blockade 10 A Multitude of Strange Life Forms 11 Appearance of the Sotai *1 12 Rescue Operations 13 War Council 14 Operation BLAST 15 The Simulation 16 The Appearance of Gamera 17 Countdown I 18 Countdown II 19 Look Up! *2 20 My Name is Legion 21 Identification *3 of Giant Legion 22 The Autopsy 23 Identification of Body Tissue 24 The Day of Catastrophe 25 Sotai1 Heads South 26 Refugees 27 The Two Monsters Clash! 28 Fight to the Death 29 The Explosion(s) 30 Defeat 31 The Setting Sun 32 Tank Brigade(s) in Motion I 33 The Salute 34 Preparing to Launch an Attack 35 Tank Brigade(s) in Motion II 36 The Premonition I 37 The Premonition II 38 Resurrection! 39 Anti-aircraft Fire 40 Counterattack 41 All-Out War 42 The Last Line of Defense 43 The Final Blow 44 Ending - Roaring 45 Urufuruzu *4 [Sky] *1 This is a direct transliteration of the Japanese. 'Sotai' literally means 'cursive or script-like style of writing'. *2 The literal transliteration is 'It Comes Flying Towards Us', but I prefer my interpretation. Please feel free to use whichever you prefer. *3 Or possibly, 'Confirmation of Giant Legion' *4 (This info courtesy of Eduardo Fojo, March 3, 2001) There's a musical group in Japan called Ulfuls (according to a an informative book called "Nippon Pop", the name comes from the ending of the word 'soulful'). The "Gamera 2" cd's booklet includes a picture of the group standing with what I presume is the Gamera costume, and the katakana rendering of the group's name would be Urufuruzu.