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|Japanese Title:||Bijo to Ekitainingen|
|Movie also known as:||Beauty and the Liquidman|
|CD Label||SLC, Inc.|
|Music Composed by:||Masaru Satoh|
|Number of tracks||28|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1995|
|Year Movie Released in Japan:||1958|
|Year Movie Released in U.S.:||1958|
Despite having 28 tracks this is a fairly short CD clocking in at just over 40 minutes. It's also entirely in Mono which is not surprising for a 1958 film.
Track # 1 starts off with some bubbly, circus sounding music and is not scary at all. Track # 2 is a short cue with the pinging type sound effects heard throughout this film. 12 of the 28 tracks here are very short cues under 1 minute in length with most under 30 seconds. Track # 3 has a Calypso feel to it. Track # 4 & # 12 is a female vocal from the nightclub scenes in the movie. Track # 5 has a jazzy, night club feel to it. As with many of Masaru Satoh's soundtracks, most of the music here has a jazz type feel to it. The type of jazz you would have expected to hear in night clubs during that time period. Some of the other music is somewhat suspenseful. This movie was more like a gangster movie with sci-fi overtones rather than a straight out monster flick.
Except for the H-Man pinging type sound effects scattered throughout this CD, it is a pretty enjoyable listening experience on it's own away from the movie. Again, if you lean more toward Akira Ifukube action music, then this CD probably isn't for you. But if you'd like a trip down memory lane for some jazz type music with a couple of female vocal tunes and a little suspense thrown in, then you'd probably enjoy this CD.
English Title: The H-Man - Original Soundtrack Japanese Title: Bijo to Ekitai-ningen (Orijinaru Saundotorakku) Translations by Silver Bridges - http://www.silverbridges.com/ 1. Toho Logo - Main Title 2. The Man Who Vanished in the Rain 3. "Homura" Club - Background Music  4. The Magic Begins 5. "Homura" Club - Background Music  6. The Eyewitnesses 7. The Mysterious 'Ghost Ship' 8. The Wall-Crawling Liquid 9. Sailors Under Attack 10. Ghost(s) on Deck 11. Chikako Arai's Testimony 12. So Deep Is My Love 13. "Homura" Club - Background Music  14. The H-Man Appears *1 15. The Living Liquid 16. "Homura" Club - Background Music  17. Detective Sakata Dies in the Line of Duty 18. Detectives in Pursuit of Uchida 19. The Gamma Liquefaction Experiment 20. Press Report(s) 21. Pursuit 22. Chikako and the H-Man *1 23. The Plan to Incinerate the H-Man *1 24. The H-Man *1 Meets His End 25. Ending 26. ME (Musical Clips)  Dissolving 27. ME (Musical Clips)  Radioactive Rain 28. ME (Musical Clips)  The H-Man *1 *1 In this title, 'the H-Man' could also be literally translated as 'the Liquid Man'.