© 2012 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title:||GOKAINA MIFUNE (WONDERFUL MIFUNE)|
|Music Performed by:||Bukimisha Weird Secret Society|
Takeo Yahiro & Friends
|Music Composed by:||Various Composers|
|Number of tracks:||18 (3 hidden)|
|Number of discs:||1|
|Year of release/manufacture:||December 31, 2011|
May 17, 2012
This CD contains music from some of the films starring Toshiro Mifune [April 1, 1920 – December 24, 1997] (probably my favorite Japanese actor). Mr. Mifune appeared in almost 170 films and is probably best known for his 16-film collaboration with filmmaker Akira Kurosawa from 1948 to 1965. He also played the part of Toranaga in the U.S. 1980 TV miniseries Shogun. Toshiro Mifune also appeared in several U.S. films in the mid 1970's including Red Sun (with Charles Bronson), the war film Midway (with an all star cast that included: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook and others) and one of my favorites, the 1968 Hell In The Pacific (with Lee Marvin).
The Bukimisha Weird Secret Society on this CD do their usually great a cappella renditions of several of the Japanese films Mr. Mifune starred in.
As with previous CD's in the series, this disc can be ordered directly from the artists. Visit their English web page at: http://www.bukimi.com/maal/hanpu_english.html, or email Takeo Yahiro (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
GOKAINA MIFUNE (WONDERFUL MIFUNE)
Track translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates