© 2000, 2014 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title The Film Music By Masaru Satoh Vol. 1
CD Label SLC Inc.
CD Number SLCS-7101
Music by: Masaru Satoh
Number of tracks 14
Running time 74:48
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 1992


July 13, 2000

I finally managed to get a copy of this CD thanks to a friend of mine who found a copy for me. Now my "Film Music By Masaru Satoh" collection is complete.

This CD was well worth the wait. I loved it upon hearing it the first time all the way through. This CD has a very good mix of action and mid-tempo music with a little Japanese traditional music thrown in. This is Masaru Satoh's Samurai music CD and the tracks are great. I especially liked track #6 which could have come from an American Western film. No slow moving, jazz influenced tracks here. Just straight out action.

This CD is hard to find but if you run across a copy, grab it.


Updated March 25, 2001

Title: The Film Music By Masaru Satoh Vol. 1 (PERIOD DRAMA VOLUME)

Japanese Title: JIDAI GEKI HAN

Cover Photo: Tatsuya Nakadai

Translations & notes courtesy of Jolyon Yates

  1. Samurai Banners (Furin Kazan [Wind Woods Fire Mountain], 1969, aka Under the Banner of the Samurai, dir Hiroshi Inagaki, str Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura)
  2. Red Lion (Akage, 1969, dir Kihachi Okamoto, str Toshiro Mifune)
  3. Matatabi Sannin Yakuza (Wanderers: ThreeYakuza, 1973, dir Kon Ichikawa)
  4. Battle Cry (Tokkan, 1975, dir Kihachi Okamoto)
  5. Sword of Doom (Daibosatsu Toge, 1966, dir Kihachi Okamoto, str Tatsuya Nakadai)
  6. Kill! (Kiru, 1968, dir Kihachi Okamoto, str Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Kubo, Yoshio Tsuchiya)
  7. Warring Clans (Sengoku Yaro [Warring Rogue Clans, 1962, dir Kihachi Okamoto)
  8. Samurai Assassin (Samurai, 1965, dir Kihachi Okamoto, str Toshiro Mifune)
  9. Band of Assassins (Shinsengumi [Newly Elected Group], 1970, dir Tadashi Sawashima, str Toshiro Mifune)
  10. The Ambitious (Bakumatsu [Last Days of Tokugawa Shogunate], 1970, dir Daisuke Ito, str Kinnosuke Nakamura, Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai)
  11. Buraikan (Buraikan [Scoundrel]1970, aka The Scandalous Adventures of Buraikan, dir Masahiro Shinoda, str Tatsuya Nakadai)
  12. Sanada Yukimura no Boryaku (Scheme of Sanada Yokimura, 1979, aka Death of the Shogun, dir Sadao Nakajima)
  13. Jotei-Kasuga no Tsubone (Empress: Kasuga’s Lady-in-waiting)
  14. Shogun Iemitsu no Ransin: Gekitotsu (The Turmoil of Shogun Iemitsu: Crash, 1989, aka Shogun’s Shadow, dir Yasuo Furuhata, str Sonny Chiba, Ken Ogata, Tetsuro Tamba. ‘Gekitotsu’ means a collision of some kind)

(Track #14 in Stereo)