© 1999 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||Gamera 3: The Awakening of Iris|
|Japanese Title||Gamera 3: Iris kakusei|
|CD Label||Tokuma Japan Communications|
|Music Composed & Arranged by:||Kow Otani|
|Number of tracks||44|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1999|
|Year Movie Released in Japan||1999|
|Year Movie Released in U.S.||N/A|
The "Gamera 3" soundtrack contains mostly laid back, suspenseful type music with no really rousing, action type music as in the last movie. Unlike the "Gamera 2" soundtrack there are also no sound effects or movie sound bites. The very last track on this disc, Track # 44, is a pretty female vocal. The music here isn't bad but I found it to be somewhat boring and not what I expected after the last two Gamera soundtracks. There is a lot of string instrument music on this disc. I have now seen the movie and it's pretty good. The music works much better in the film (as I thought it might)than it does as a stand alone listening experience. Unfortunately I really can't recommend spending much or looking hard to find this CD unless you like laid back music without much action. It's just too laid back for my tastes and I really wanted some great action themes as in the first two Gamera films.
U.S. Title: Gamera 3: The Awakening of Iris
*1 Or possibly 'Mana'.