Thursday, March 20, 2008

MANTANGO (Attack Of The Mushroom People) - Sadao Bekku - "Theme And Flashback" (1963)

"Attack Of The Mushroom People" is a trip, and no trip is complete without some music!

The madness all starts and ends right here, looking out over the Tokyo skyline!

If you were just listening to the theme music from this film with your eyes closed, you'd probably think of a "Little Rascals" episode or some "Bosco" or "Buddy" cartoons kids used to watch on TV in the 50's.

But instead you get an island of Horrifying Psychedelic Fungi from Hell!

Then, there's the total flip-flop flashback, flashback, flashback (Did he say Flashback?) to a nightclub scene with more music and memories of more better times!

In 1963 America, it was still "West Side Story", "Peter Paul and Mary", "Surfin' USA", "Louie Louie" and "Sugar Shack" at the top of the charts! But now in retrospect, you can see that it should have been, Come on everybody, and "Do The Mantango!"

This is another Honda, Tanaka, Tsuburaya masterpiece that's a lot of fun to watch, so what are you waiting for? Go ask Alice and get yourself some!

1 comment:

Greg Goodsell said...

The bitchy gal with the green scarf in this film is HOT!!!!!

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