© 1999 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||Film Works by Akira Ifukube Vol. 8|
|CD Label||SLC Inc.|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks||12|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1995|
This is CD number 8 in the Film Works series. This CD has 12 tracks with anywhere from 2 to 6 pieces to each track with most having 2 or 3 parts. Track #2 is from "Yog, Monster From Outer Space" and Track #5 is made up of music from "Latitude Zero". The rest of the film titles are unfamiliar to me. There is dialog in Track #9 with a barking dog in the background. Two of the tracks, #1 and # 8 deal with a monster known as "Majin" which is a stone Samurai. The cover of this CD is a picture of "Majin". The three Majin movies are now available in the US (with subtitles)from ADV Films. I have just seen them and really enjoyed them although I thought the second one with the kids going off to save their fathers was stretching things a bit. The movies were released here on video in Feb. 1999 under the titles of "Daimajin", "Return Of Daimajin" & "Wrath Of Daimajin".
This CD has a good mix of styles and several easily familiar pieces of music.
English Title: The Complete Collection of Akira Ifukube's Film Music - Volume 8 Japanese Title: Ifukube Akira - Eiga Ongaku Zenshu Dai-hasshu 1. Majin (Japanese title: 'Daimajin') (1) Main Title (2) Majin's Fury (3) Ending 2. Yog - Monster from Space (Japanese title: 'Gezora - Ganime - Kameba: Kessen! Nankai no Daikaiju') (1) Main Title (2) Kobatake and the Space Creature *1 (3) The Appearance of Kameba 3. Teigin Jiken - Shikei-shu *2 (Literal Translation: 'Teikoku Bank Incident - Prisoner(s) on Death Row') (1) After Losing the War (2) The Teikoku Bank Incident (3) Main Title - Teikoku Bank 4. Chokoso no Akebono (Literal Translation: 'Akebono, The Skyscraper) (1) Main Title 5. Latitude Zero (Japanese title: 'Ido Zero Daisakusen') (1) Main Title (2) The Alpha vs. The Black Shark (3) The Monster(s) at Bloodrock *3 (4) The Griffin(s) and The Black Shark 6. Osho (Literal translation: 'The King') (1) Main Title (2) Sankichi's Prayer 7. Koroshita no wa Dare da *4 (Literal translation: 'Who is the Killer?') (1) Main Title 8. Majin Strikes Again (Japanese title: 'Daimajin Gyakushu') (1) Main Title (2) Ending 9. To The End of the Silver Mountains (Japanese title: 'Ginrei no Hate') (1) The Chase in the Snow-Covered Mountains (2) Skiing Fun (3) The Peaks of the Northern Alps (4) The Fall (5) Life and Death 10. Jakoman and Tetsu (Japanese title: 'Jakoman to Tetsu') (1) Fishing for Herring 11. A Will-o'-the-Wisp (Japanese title: 'Onibi') (1) Chushichi *5, the Bill Collector (2) Romance in the Early Afternoon (3) The Will-o'-the-Wisp House (4) The Ill-fated Wife (5) Chastity in Crisis (6) Ending 12. Rainy Night Duel (Japanese title: 'Kuro-obi Sangokushi') (1) Confrontation at Goshomyojin (2) Ending *1 'Kobatake' is probably a name but it literally means 'Little Field'. *2 Listed in IMDB as 'Tegin jiken sikeishu' (1964). *3 Or possibly 'Bradlock'. (This is a direct transliteration from the Japanese.) *4 Listed in IMDB as 'Korosita noha dareda', a slightly misleading romanization. *5 This is a name. If anyone has seen this film, is this name correct?