by Chris MaGee
It was just today that I was talking with James Heron, the Executive Director of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre here in Toronto (and the Shinsedai Cinema Festival) about kaiju films. One that came up was Ishiro Honda's 1961 monster movie classic "Mothra". With famed comedian Ricky Sakai in a starring role, some pretty darn surreal set pieces and of course vintage kaiju movie urban destruction "Mothra" had entertainment value to burn. Another thing it had was great music courtesy of film composer Yuji Koseki and twin pop sisters The Peanuts.
Now, according to Sci-Fi Japan Japanese film memorabilia collectors will have the chance to own a special 2-disc soundtrack reissued by Toho Music of Honda's genre-defining film. That includes the song of prayer performed by The Peanuts in the film that summons the giant moth to wreak havoc on Tokyo. Check it out below and then head over to Ark Soundtrack Square where you can get your hands on this very special CD set.