2001 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: SF MOVIE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION 5
CD Label: King Record Co., Ltd. / Star Child
CD Number: KICA 2035
Music by: Akira Ifukube & Kan Ishii
Number of tracks: 16
Running time: 60:37
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: 1991

REVIEW

May 19, 2001

This CD released in 1991 brings us the essential music from three different movies: "MONSTER ZERO", "VARAN, THE UNBELIEVABLE" and "GORATH". Lots of familiar music here, especially the "Monster Zero" tracks. This music shows up later on Futureland and SLC releases in expanded form with each movie getting a full disc of it's own. This CD is a good sampler for those expanded releases.

Each of the 10 volumes in this CD series gives slighly more or less than an hour of music. Since they were released back in 1991 there is a very good chance they are now out of print and hard to find. You may still occasionally run into them on eBay or other auction sites and may even run across a copy elsewhere. They are well worth picking up if you don't already have other CD's with this music on them or are a completist as many of us are.


Title:	SF SPECIAL EFFECTS MOVIE COMPLETE WORKS Volume 5
Track translations courtesy of John Cassidy (Daijirou Ryuusei) 

From THE GREAT MONSTER WAR (1965)
(AKA: INVASION OF THE ASTRO MONSTERS, MONSTER ZERO)
Composer: Akira Ifukube

 1.) THE GREAT MONSTER WAR Main Title
 2.) Planet X And King Ghidorah
 3.) The X Aliens to Earth
 4.) The Three Giant Monsters' Great Rage ~ Ending

From GIANT MONSTER VARAN (1958)
(AKA: VARAN, THE UNBELIEVABLE)
Composer: Akira Ifukube

 5.) The Mysterious Rocket ~ The Baradagi Mountain God
 6.) Varan Appears
 7.) Varan Vs. The Special Defense Forces
 8.) Ending - Mystery of the Orient, Varan
 9.) From VARAN - Foreign Edition

From CALAMITY STAR GORATH (1961)
(AKA: GORATH)
Composer: Kan Ishii

10.) CALAMITY STAR GORATH Main Title
11.) Calamity Star Gorath And The Falcon (Hayabusa)
12.) Captain Sonoda's Funeral Service ~ "We Are Space Pilots"
13.) Rescue The Earth!
14.) The Jet Pipes Ignite ~ The Monster Magma Appears
15.) The Great Earth Movement
16.) Ending - Gorath Moves Away From Earth