Saturday, January 12, 2008

KAITEI DAISENO (Terror Beneath The Sea) - Shunsuke Kikuchi - "Atomic Underwater Swing" (1966)

Once again, we have a film with music by Shunsuke Kikuchi, and this mixed-up mash shows off his composing skills quite nicely I think. In this film, the master rampages all over the place from atomic lounge/chase swing to underwater scares and lab bubbles, and it's all good. The musical segments in this movie go on and on because of long underwater and creature transformation scenes, and this is only a fraction of it!

Sonny Chiba is absolutely great as Ken, and Peggy Neal screams and cries continually as Jenny!

If undersea monsters aren't bad enough, how about.............

Monsters with guns!!!

Mr. Smiley Big-Shot!! Oh, yeah, he'll get it all right!!

Disturbing to watch transformation scene, well, at least for them!

Some of the best gauge shots since "Batwoman!"

Cinematographer Kazuo Shimomura's work on this film is so amaZing, and it just goes on and on, shot after shot, mixes with the music to perfection and makes this whole film look extra special!

Terror Mix

Go get yourself some to experience the whole thing!

1 comment:

Greg Goodsell said...

Was this from the big stack of DVDs I kindly left on Tabonga's doorstep oh so long ago?

Monster Music

Monster Music
AAARRGGHHH!!!! Ya'll Come On Back Now, Y'Hear??