© 2000 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||Gamera Box Set|
|Music Composed by:||Various|
|Number of tracks||Disc 1 - 26|
Disc 2 - 49
Disc 3 - 38
|Running time||Disc 1 - 67:44|
Disc 2 - 59:19
Disc 3 - 58:18
|Number of discs||3|
|Year of release/manufacture||1991|
June 8, 2000
This is a nicely packaged 3 disc set of music, dialogue and sound effects from the early Gamera movies. Nicer still is that it is priced about the same as a 2 CD disc. The set comes in a cardboard box with foam insert holding a 19 page color booklet with some pictures and the three discs in individual cloth slip cases.
The contents of the three CD's are a real mixed bag. We get some tracks with movie dialogue, some with only sound effects, some with music only and many with a mix of all three. The music tracks range from great to just OK. There is enough dialogue going on throughout the discs to make me wish I was fluent in Japanese. Also, from the beginnings of some tracks you can hear control room directions meaning that some tracks have several variations.
Overall this is a good CD box set of early Gamera material and the price is right. The CD is worth owning but may be very hard to find. The set is very similar to and one catalog number off from the Majin Box set on Page 3 of this site.
Gamera Box Set Disc 1 From "Gamera the Invincible" 1. DB-1 2. DB-6 3. DB-7 4. DB-17 5. DB-29 6. DB-42 First Half 7. Gamera's Cries (Various) 8. Soundclips for Gamera's Footsteps 9. Jet Sounds (Various) 10. Sound of Gamera Breathing Out Fire 11. Sound of the Fire Being Fanned by the Compressor 12. Sound of Gamera's Footsteps (for final re-recording) 13. Sound of (Gamera) Breathing Out Fire (for re-recording) From "War of the Monsters" 14. DB-TOP 15. DB-4-2 16. DB-4-3 17. DB-5 18. DB-18 19. DB-31 20. DB-34-2 21. Baragon's Cries (Various) From "Gamera vs. Gaos" 22. DB-1 23. DB-2 24. DB-18i 25. DB-25 26. DB-32 Disc 2 From "Daikaiju Ketto Gamera tai Gyaosu" *1 1. Gaos' Ultrasound (Various) 2. Spark to the Shell 3. Gaos Turns 4. Sound of Gamera Approaching in Flight 5. Gamera's Breath of Fire 6. Sound of Gamera's Jets 7. Gaos' Cries (Various) 8. Sound of Gamera Approaching in Flight (Spinning) 9. Sound of Water (for the fight) 10. Sound of Gaos' Wings (Various) 11. Eruption of Mount Fuji & The Lava Flow 12. Sound of Gaos Passing By From "Destroy All Planets" 13. DB-1 14. DB-2 15. DB-16-A 16. DB-18 17. DB-19 18. DB-20 19. The Voice of Viras (Various) 20. Sound of the Super-Catcher Beam (Launching and Retracting) 21. Jets (for Gamera) 22. Sound Mix for the Spacecraft 23. Dragging Sound 24. Spinning & Groaning 25. Gamera and Viras Emerge from the Water 26. Bubbles: Gamera Breathing Underwater 27. Underwater: Fight Sounds 28. Rope-throw *3 (Various) From "Attack of the Monsters" 29. DB-1-M-1 30. DB-1 Second Half 31. DB-5 32. DB-6 Second Half 33. DB-15 34. DB-16 35. DB-21 36. DB-24 37. Giron's Cry 38. Sound of the Band *4 (The Spaceman's Stomach *3) 39. Sound of the Spacecraft in Parallel *3 40. Sound of Rubble Falling (for background use) 41. Sound of Giron Emerging (over the ground *5) 42. Beheading Sounds (Various) 43. Giron: Sudden Attack from Behind 44. Giron Groaning 45. Giron's Roar 46. Sound of the River in Reverse 47. Giron's Roar II 48. Sounds Inside the Spacecraft 49. Sound of Footsteps Retreating in the Spacecraft *1 The IMDb shows a listing for a Japanese movie entitled 'Gamera tai Gyaosu' but not for the full title as shown on this CD. *3 This is a literal translation of the Japanese. *4 Or possibly 'Sounds of the Belt'. *5 Or possibly 'over the soil'. Disc 3 From "Gamera vs. Monster X" 1. The Gamera March (Stereo Version) 2. DB-14-B 3. DB-22-A 4. DB-27-A 5. Sound(s) of the Stone Statue (Original 1) 6. Jiger's Cries - Sound Mix 3 7. The Voice of Baby Jiger - Original 8. Jiger's Cries - Sound Mix 9. Jiger's Cries II 10. Jiger's Cries - Original 11. Sound of the Stone Statue - Sound Mix From "Gamera vs. Zigra" 12. DB-1-M-1 13. DB-17-M-14 14. DB-2-M-3 15. DB-9-9 Second Half 16. DB-17 2nd Half M-14A 17. DB-27 Middle M-20A 18. DB-27-M-20A and M-21 19. Sound of Zigra's Fin(s) in the Water 20. Sound of Zigra's Wings (Wing on Wing) 21. Sound of Zigra's Wings in the Air 22. The Slap of Zigra's Dorsal Fin(s) 23. Zigra's Yawn 24. Sound of Zigra's Nose-Light 25. Zigra's Cries (Various) 26. The Slap of Zigra's Tail 27. Sound of the Arm-Slice1 28. Sound of the Head Retracting 29. Sound of the Lunar Vehicle 30. The Slap of Zigra's Dorsal Fin(s) (Re-recording) 31. Gamera Dives Underwater 32. Bubbles Underwater (Light) 33. Zigra's Cries 34. Zigra's Cries - Extended From "Space Monster Gamera" 35. M-1 36. Love Looks to the Future (Stereo) 37. M-34 38. Good Ol' Gamera (Stereo)