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Title: Catastrophe 1999
Japanese Title: Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen
Movie also known as: Catastrophe 1999: The Prophecies of Nostradamus
Nostradamus's Great Prophecies
Propecies of Nostradamus: Catastrophe 1999
Prophecies of Nostradamus
The Last Days of Planet Earth (USA) (TV title)
CD Number: TG-1010~11
Music by: Isao Tomita / Toshiaki Tsushima
Number of tracks: Disc 1 - 16
Disc 2 - 13
Running time: Disc 1 - 56:59
Disc 2 - 56:36
Number of discs: 2
Year of release/manufacture: 1998


July 25, 2008

This 2-CD set is a bit of a mystery. It is NOT a collection of soundtrack music from "Catastrophe 1999". Instead, it is a straight recording of the entire film from beginning to end, including music, dialogue and sound effects. The movie was released in Japan August 3, 1974 and in the US July 13, 1979.

According to the book "Tokyoscope", this double CD (like the similar HALF HUMAN [2-CD soundtrack with complete dialogue] (TG-1012~13) was only made available as part of an elaborate boxed set of memorabilia related to the film (but not the film itself, which is now banned).

This CD is probably the only way to experience the narrative of the original Japanese film today (the butchered American version is a poor substitute). Unfortunately, the recording offers little to listeners who don't understand Japanese, so I would only recommend it to completists. Fans of the music would be better off with CATASTROPHE 1999 / THE WAR IN SPACE [OST Masterpiece Series] (VICL-5080) or CATASTROPHE 1999 (VPCD-81173) elsewhere on this site.

Catastrophe 1999
Track translations courtesy of Ted Johnson(added June 30, 2016)

    Disc 1

  1. Toho Mark/ Black Ships Come to Harbor
  2. Pacific War End/ Nagasaki Military Police Interrogation Room
  3. Flash! Main Titles
  4. Nishiyama Institute for Environmental Studies
  5. Return of Akira
  6. City of Pollution
  7. Yumenoshima - Giant Slug Occurrence
  8. The Book Inherited Down Through the Centuries
  9. Nature and Human Beings and the Future/ Red Tide Sea
  10. In the Moonlight...
  11. Doctor's Philosophy
  12. Investigation Team Starts/ Future of Our Children...
  13. Pollution Archipelago/ The True Humanism?
  14. World Goes Mad/ Geneva International Discussion
  15. To New Guinea
  16. Swarm of Vampires

    Disc 2

  1. Dark Night Raid
  2. Silence of Death/ Tragedy of the First Survey Team
  3. Big End Panorama
  4. Nobuo's Disease
  5. End of the Riots
  6. Shining of Beautiful Maidens, Will Not Shine Anymore...
  7. Hunger Archipelago
  8. Death of Nobuo
  9. Illusion of the End of the Century
  10. Eternal Life
  11. Warning to Humanity
  12. Catastrophe 1999 - Inherit the Stars
  13. Human Anthem - Hope to the Future