2006 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title Sound EFX / BGM on Japanese Film
CD Label Victor Entertainment, Inc.
CD Number VICG-60591
Music by: N/A
Number of tracks 99
Running time 72:27
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture July 26, 2006

REVIEW August 01, 2006

This CD certainly won't be for everyone. There is NO music of any kind on this CD with the exception of the Bonus track, #99, which is a track of Akira Ifukube's "BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE" march used in a Hitachi commercial. What you do have is a large collection of sound effects and monster noises from a very wide variety of Japanese films. If that's what you are looking for, grab this CD. If you are just a casual listener and have no need for these monster noises and sound effects, then stay away. What I hear on this CD seems to encompass a wide variety of films and is not limited to the Godzilla films although they are generously represented here. They certainly didn't shortchange this CD in any way since it contains 99 tracks and a running time of just over 72 minutes.

Additional review courtesy of David Hirsch

The ultimate collection of monster roars, spaceship zooms, teleportation chambers and killer death rays. Previously presented on a double disc set several years ago, the audio slates (for professional use) have been removed and everything from Godzilla (1954) to 2004's Godzilla Final Wars is included. Much of the early material was used in Tsuburaya's "Ultraman" series. I always got a kick out of the King Ghidorah roar used as the ring tone for the Science Patrol's phone. Shades of today's wireless phones! You can have a lot of fun using the "Matango" laugh (later used for Alien Baltan) to creep people out when you get a call!

Sound EFX / BGM on Japanese Film

Track titles courtesy of Jolyon Yates

    GODZILLA & MONSTERS' CRIES (1)

  1. Godzilla (1954)
  2. Angilas (1955)
  3. Rodan
  4. Meganuron
  5. Mogera
  6. Varan
  7. Mothra (Infant)
  8. Mothra (Adult)
  9. Magma
  10. Godzilla (1962~)
  11. King Kong
  12. Giant Octopus
  13. Dogora
  14. King Ghidora
  15. Baragon
  16. Frankenstein
  17. Sanda
  18. Gaira
  19. Ebira
  20. Mechanikong
  21. Gorozaurus
  22. Minila
  23. Kamakiras
  24. Kumonga
  25. Angilas (1968)
  26. Gabara
  27. Gezora
  28. Ganime
  29. Kameba
  30. Hedora
  31. Gigan
  32. Megalo
  33. Jet Jaguar
  34. Mechagodzilla
  35. King Shisa
  36. Titanosaurus
  37. SUPER WEAPON TREAT

  38. The Goten Warsub [ATRAGON]
  39. The Alpha [LATITUDE ZERO]
  40. The Alpha
  41. The Black Shark [LATITUDE ZERO]
  42. Super-X
  43. Garuda
  44. Full Metal Missile
  45. INVADERS' PREMONITION

  46. Mysterian Dome
  47. Mysterian Saucer
  48. Natal Saucer
  49. Xian Saucer
  50. UFO (GODZILLA 2000 MILLENIUM)
  51. GODZILLA & MONSTERS' CRIES (2)

  52. Godzilla (1984)
  53. Shockilas
  54. Biolante
  55. Godzilla (1991)
  56. Godzillasaurus
  57. Drat
  58. King Ghidora (1991)
  59. Mecha King Ghidora
  60. Mothra (1992 infant, adult)
  61. Battra (infant, adult)
  62. Mechagodzilla (G-Force)
  63. Rodan (1993)
  64. Baby Godzilla
  65. Space Godzilla
  66. MOGERA
  67. Little Godzilla
  68. Destroya
  69. Godzilla Junior
  70. TRANSFORMING PEOPLE

  71. Electrotransmitter & In the Electrotransmitter Chamber sounds [TELEGIAN]
  72. Gas Man
  73. Matango
  74. RAYS ARE SINGING

  75. Maser Discharge Sound (Maser Beastkiller Ray Tank)
  76. A Cycle Ray
  77. Xian Saucer Sound
  78. Maser Discharge Sound (90s Model Maser Beastkiller Ray Tank)
  79. RETURN OF MOTHRA

  80. MOTHRA (1996) Medley: Mothra infant, Mothra adult, Reborn Mothra, Death Ghidora, Garugaru, Fairy Mothra
  81. MOTHRA 2: UNDERSEA BATTLE Medley: Mothra Aquatic Mode Mothra, Dagahra, Garugaru II, Fairy Mothra, Gohgo)
  82. MOTHRA 3 Medley: Mothra, Armour Mothra, King Ghidora, King Ghidora Creataceous form, Garugaru III, Fairy Mothra
  83. GODZILLA & MONSTERS' CRIES (3)

  84. Godzilla (1999)
  85. Orga
  86. Godzilla (2000)
  87. Megagiras
  88. Godzilla (2001)
  89. Baragon (2001)
  90. Mothra (2001 infant, adult)
  91. King Ghidora (2001)
  92. Godzilla (2002)
  93. Mechagodzilla mk3: Kiryu [Machine Dragon]
  94. Mothra (2003 infant, adult)
  95. Remodelled Mechagodzilla
  96. Rodan (FW [Final Wars] sqwauk, flying sound)
  97. Zilla
  98. Angilas (FW)
  99. Kamakilas (FW), Kumonga (FW), Ebira (FW)
  100. Minila (FW)
  101. Manda (FW), King Shisa (FW)
  102. Mothra (FW)
  103. Gigan (FW)
  104. Monster X, Kaiser Ghidora
  105. Godzilla (FW)
  106. SPECIAL BONUS MUSIC TRACK

  107. BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE March, composed by Akira Ifukube, Kaoru Wada
    from Hitachi Products TV commercial 'Declaration'