© 1999 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Movie also known as:||Attack Of The Mushroom People|
Curse of the Mushroom People
Fungus of Terror
Matango: Fungus of Terror
|CD Label||SLC Inc.|
|Music by:||Sadao Bekku|
|Sometimes Credited As:||Sadao Betsumiya |
|Number of tracks||33|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of CD release/manufacture||1995|
|Year Movie Released in Japan||1963|
|Year Movie Released in U.S.||1963|
Of the 33 tracks on this CD, 17 of them run under a minute each in length with several others barely over the 1 minute mark. Some of the early tracks and track 16 (with female vocals) have a jazz feel to them and are fun to listen to. Track # 3 is a Hawaiian flavored number that sounds like it belongs on "Gilligans's Island". If you've seen the movie, it's the song sung while everyone is on the boat before trouble sets in. The rest of the CD is very repetitious with a slow, suspenseful type sound. It gets pretty boring fast. The sound quality of the CD is great and is in glorious MONO.
While the music on this CD fits the movie perfectly while watching the movie, it doesn't do well as stand-alone music to just listen to. As I said, it's pretty repetitious and gets boring fast. I cannot recommend this CD to anyone except hard core collectors of this type music.
Updated October 24, 2007
For another longer review of this cd check out http://www.teleport-city.com/music/2007_07_01_archive.html.
English Title:Attack of the Mushroom People: Original Soundtrack Japanese Title: Orijinaru Saundotorakku Matango 1. Opening 2. Title Theme 3. "Sea Breeze" 4. Dark Clouds 5. Jibing (Changing Course) 6. Adrift 7. The Transistor Radio 8. The Illusion 9. The Ukulele(s) 10. An Isolated Island Shrouded in Mist 11. Setting Foot on the Desert Island 12. The Seven Wanderers 13. The Shipwreck 14. Matango 15. Inside the Flames of Disaster 16. "With Memories" 17. The Desert Island Enigma 18. Shadow(s) in the Dark 19. In the Rain 20. The Matango Throng *1 21. When Reason Fails 22. Sakuda's *2 Betrayal 23. The Matango in the Rain 24. The Matango Woman *3 25. A Million and One Matango 26. The Two Remaining People 27. Sakuda's *2 Will and Testament 28. Murai and Akiko: The Matango Attack 29. The Terror of Matango 30. Akiko Gets Taken Away 31. Pushed to the Extreme 32. Ending 33. Transistor Radio: Copy *1 This could also be translated as: "The Matango Herd", "The Matango Horde", "The Matango Pack", etc. *2 Although the Kanji characters in this title are typically pronounced "Sakuda", the IMDB lists a character in this movie whose name is "Sakeda. *3 Or possibly, 'The Matango Women'.