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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Nemuri Kyoshiro Anthology 1 (1963-1966)

From 1963 to 1969, Raizô Ichikawa starred as the popular hero Nemuri Kyoshiro in a series of twelve films produced by Daiei. Set during the Tokugawa (or Edo) Period (1603-1867), Nemuri Kyoshiro is a cynical ronin who was the product of a dark secret; his Japanese mother was raped by a foreigner. Driven by his hatred of Christianity and the society in which he lives, he seeks only a perfect death. Pity the enemies who come up against his Engetsu-Sappo ("The Full Moon Cut") technique. Nemuri begins by drawing a circle with his sword. By the time the circle is completed, his enemy is slain.

Check out this sequence from the one of the Nemuri Kyoshiro films:



This is the first in King Records' two volume Nemuri Kyoshiro soundtrack series. This release includes compositions by Taichiro Kosugi, Ichiro Saito and Akira Ifukube. Unfortunately, I only have access to this first disc, so I won't be posting the second. This release covers the music from the first six films in the series. Coincidentally, AnimEigo managed to release only the first six in the series, so it's a good match for what was officially released in the US. I used the song title translations as listed on this release's page over at Godzilla Monster Music. I double-checked the punctuation with the disc tray and made some minor changes. In the comment tag field, I place the Japanese film title and included the English title, matching AnimEigo's translation.

Nemuri Kyoshiro Anthology 1 (1963-1966)
1. Taichiro Kosugi - Musical Suite (Daiei Logo Mark ~ Main Title ~ Kyoshiro and Muso Masamune) (2:10)
2. Ichiro Saito - Musical Suite (Kyoshiro Remembers Christian Hill ~ Kyoshiro in Desperation ~ The Full Moon Cut) (3:23)
3. Ichiro Saito - DB TOP (Daiei Logo Mark ~ Main Title) (1:05)
4. Ichiro Saito - DB2 (Murder in the Streets) (0:32)
5. Ichiro Saito - DB20 (Kyoshiro Violates Onami) (1:06)
6. Ichiro Saito - DB39 (Takayuki Katagiri: Villainy) (0:41)
7. Ichiro Saito - DB46 (Takebe Kogen and Taju) (1:32)
8. Ichiro Saito - DB48 (Fight Scene on the Bridge) (1:51)
9. Ichiro Saito - DB49 (The Full Moon Cut: Kyoshiro vs. Takayuki Katagiri) (0:31)
10. Ichiro Saito - DB50 (Ending) (0:48)
11. Ichiro Saito - DB1 A (Daiei Logo Mark ~ Main Title ~ The Bathroom) (2:04)
12. Ichiro Saito - DB28 (Princess Kiku: Love and Hatred) (0:43)
13. Ichiro Saito - DB33 (Kyoshiro: Orders to Kill ~ Kyoshiro and the Puppy) (0:53)
14. Ichiro Saito - DB37 (Christians in Hiding ~ Believers Arrested ~ Kyoshiro vs. Takebe Kogen) (3:59)
15. Ichiro Saito - DB40 (Hirusen Shima ~ Black Mass: The Secret of Kyoshiro's Birth) (4:09)
16. Ichiro Saito - DB41 (Ending) (0:42)
17. Ichiro Saito - DB1 (Daiei Logo Mark - Main Title) (1:15)
18. Ichiro Saito - DB11 (Parade in the Center of Town) (1:34)
19. Ichiro Saito - DB20 (Kyoshiro Meets Oryo) (1:38)
20. Ichiro Saito - DB22 (Attack of the Todo Clan) (1:58)
21. Ichiro Saito - DB21 Second Half C (Kyoshiro and Oryo Say Goodbye) (0:51)
22. Ichiro Saito - DB24 (Deceptive Peace) (1:09)
23. Ichiro Saito - DB35 A (Kyoshiro Fight Scene: The Higaki Family Temple) (4:22)
24. Ichiro Saito - DB36 (Kyoshiro and Kayo) (2:37)
25. Ichiro Saito - DB38 (Ending) (0:18)
26. Ichiro Saito - DB1 (Daiei Logo Mark ~ Rainy Night ~ Main Title) (1:54)
27. Ichiro Saito - DB2 (The Masked Woman) (2:32)
28. Ichiro Saito - DB11 (Jokanji Temple: Kyoshiro vs. Monbu Saburota) (0:49)
29. Ichiro Saito - DB19 (Kyoshiro Heads to the Iwashiro Clan) (0:29)
30. Ichiro Saito - DB30 (Kyoshiro and Orin) (1:24)
31. Ichiro Saito - DB41 (Kyoshiro: Fight Scene at the Five-Story Pagoda) (2:00)
32. Ichiro Saito - DB42 (The Full Moon Cut: Kyoshiro vs. Akashi Gunbei) (2:41)
33. Ichiro Saito - DB43 (Ending) (0:47)
34. Akira Ifukube - DB1 B (Daiei Logo Mark ~ The Dance of Princess Kiku ~ Main Title) (2:04)
35. Akira Ifukube - DB4 (Reminiscing: Kyoshiro and Princess Kiku) (1:23)
36. Akira Ifukube - DB5 (The Maiden Haru) (0:53)
37. Akira Ifukube - DB8 (Bizarre Murder(s)) (0:46)
38. Akira Ifukube - DB11 (The Full Moon Cut: At the Akamatsu Dojo) (0:47)
39. Akira Ifukube - DB13 (A Woman Pursued) (0:24)
40. Akira Ifukube - DB14 (The Full Moon Cut: Kyoshiro vs. Akamatsu Kanbei) (0:46)
41. Akira Ifukube - DB20 (Kidnapping) (1:06)
42. Akira Ifukube - DB26 (Kyoshiro and Ohisa) (2:19)
43. Akira Ifukube - DB27 (Gusty Gang No. 17) (0:29)
44. Akira Ifukube - DB29 (Princess Kiku and Tenba) (0:53)
45. Akira Ifukube - DB31 (Princess Kiku's Mansion) (0:52)
46. Akira Ifukube - DB35 (Ending) (0:54)

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13 comments:

Mechattack said...

Wow ! Thanks a billion for this one !
Perfect for a chambara fan like me :)
Thanks again and take care !!

Thierry said...

Great!

Thanks for sharing.

Th.

Cineaste said...

Thank you so very much! Great share.

Theo said...

fantassstic. Looking forward to this one!

thanks a bunch

toby said...

Great!!! I love the Chambara scores you can see the infulenced the italians,
well played sir, hope you can post some yakuza/Sonny chiba scores one day

John said...

THANKS very much.
I like the Movies a lot and have been looking for this for months.

Kevin Sartori said...

Download link was expired/deleted. Re-uploaded and available for download again!

Kevin Sartori said...

Download link was expired/deleted. Re-uploaded and available for download again!

EGR said...

What a great post! Thanks for posting this album :)

jonas said...

Thanks for sharing some great music, i know this aint no request page im just wondering what info you have on Tomisaburo Wakayama's musical career.
I know the main title for the Wicked Priest movie is great, thanks a bunch

Kevin Sartori said...

I don't have anything, jonas, sorry.

Kevin Sartori said...

Share has been uploaded to MediaFire and is available now!

Michael Quebec said...

Thanks for posting!

I love the old Ishikawa Raizo Nemuri Kyoshiro flicks and these zip files are perfect for us fans! :-)