© 2000 Lawrence Tuczynski
|US Movie Title:||Orochi: The Eight Headed Dragon|
|CD Label:||Platinum Records|
|Music by:||Kiyoko Ogino|
|Number of tracks:||16|
|Number of discs:||1|
|Year of release/manufacture:||1994|
|Movie released in Japan:||1994|
|Movie released in US (video):||1999|
April 29, 2000
This CD is the score to the 1994 movie "Yamato Takeru" which was released on video in 1999 in the US as "Orochi: The Eight Headed Dragon". I've seen the film and it has some nice special effects and action sequences. It's a fantasy film in the vein of those various Sinbad movies.
I enjoyed this CD and found it had a great mix of different types of music. Some of it was action oriented, some suspenseful and some romantic. Nothing here was real memorable and won't have you humming the themes but they were good. Not great, but good. Some of the themes reminded me of music you might hear in a US "Made for TV" movie of the week.
The music works well in the movie and is easily enjoyable as a stand alone piece.
October 29, 2007
For another review check out http://www.tohokingdom.com/cd/yamato_takeru_polydor.htm.
English Title: Yamato Takeru Music by Kiyoko Ogino (except tracks 13 & 16) 1. Main Title 2. Twisted Fate 3. The Inner Beast Awakened 4. Knowledge and Power 5. Beyond the Universe 6. MaGaTaMa 7. Messenger(s) of Light from Heaven 8. Unchanging Destiny 9. Darkness Returns 10. Oh, Beautiful Sword! 11. The Warrior(s) of God and the Three Lights 12. Silhouette Romance 13. RAIN (Instrumental) Composed by Yoshiki/Takuro Arranged by Kiyoko Ogino 14. Prologue of the Gods 15. Heaven's Decree 16. RAIN Lyrics by Yoshiki Composed by Yoshiki/Takuro Arranged by Yoshiki Song by Glay