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Ifukube, Akira 1914-2006

Overview
Works: 517 works in 742 publications in 3 languages and 5,844 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Monster films  Science fiction films  Horror films  Historical films  History  Film adaptations  War films  Samurai films  Personal narratives‡vJapanese 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Akira Ifukube
Biruma no tategoto( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close of World War II and finds harmony through song. A private, thought to be dead, stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment disguising himself as a Buddhist monk and stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment. Magnificently shot in hushed black and white"--Container
Godzilla( Visual )

5 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama made in Japan at a time when the country was still reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire populations fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning more than twenty sequels and spinoffs. Here, we present the original, 1954 Japanese version, along with Godzilla: King of the Monsters!, the 1956 American reworking
Gojira = Godzilla( Visual )

6 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla: A prehistoric monster ravages metropolitan Tokyo. Scientists suspect that H-bomb tests awakened it from a two-million year sleep. They try to develop techniques to stop the monster
Sinfonia tapkaara ; Ritmica ostinata ; Symphonic fantasia no. 1 by Akira Ifukube( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese contemporary music by Mieko Takizawa( )

4 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghidorah, the three-headed monster = San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The planet Earth is attacked by a creature from outer space and the combined forces of Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan are needed to combat it
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah ; Godzilla and Mothra : the battle for Earth( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (ca. 103 min.): A time travel device carrying representatives from the 23rd century lands in present-day Tokyo with the message that Godzilla is about to destroy the nation. The time travellers return to the past to stop the birth of Godzilla and are confronted by King Ghidorah, a three-headed reptile with breath of fire
Mosura tai Gojira = Mothra vs. Godzilla( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A giant egg washes ashore in Japan and becomes an instant tourist attraction. The only problem is, it belongs to a giant butterfly-like creature from Monster Island named Mothra - and she wants it back!
The saga of Anatahan by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

6 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by actual events, this film explores the conflicting personalities of a dozen Japanese sailors stranded on a remote island in the Pacific during the waning days of World War II. For a time, they maintain their military discipline, but when they discover a young woman living on the island, the paradisal island becomes a nest of jealousy, violence, and desire
Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla ; Godzilla vs. Destoroyah( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla: Scientists implant a telepathic amplifier in the brain of Godzilla to bring him under control. When earth is threatened by a mutant Spacegodzilla, Godzilla may become it's greatest ally! 520 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah: With a super-charged blast from his nuclear past, a new Godzilla emerges from his own ashes, radioactive and ready to take on Tokyo. The great lizard's nuclear energy is increasing by the minute, and a monster meltdown threatens to vaporize the planet. But when mutant micro-organisms unleash a plague of destruction, Godzilla is Japan's only hope to destroy them. This victory creates Godzilla's deadliest challenge yet: the Oxygen Destroyer. And with Godzilla Junior pulled into the ring, only the Super X III can put the deep freeze on this three-way monster melee
Gojira( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla: A prehistoric monster ravages metropolitan Tokyo. Scientists suspect that H-bomb tests awakened it from a two-million year sleep. They try to develop techniques to stop the monster
Zatōichi monogatari = Blind swordsman : the tale of Zatoichi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of a series of films set in medieval Japan about Ichi, a blind masseur who lives by the Yakuza code and uses his deadly cane sword against his enemies
Kaijū daisensō( Visual )

2 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aliens from Planet X borrow our monsters for a little extermination project, but they've got something else up their sleeves: world domination. Using mind-control technology, these vinyl-and-sunglasses wearing spacemen turn Godzilla, Rodan and Kiing Ghidorah loose in Japan, demanding Earth's surrender! It's up to American astronaut F. Glenn, his galaxy-trotting buddy Fuji, and nerdy inventor Tetsuo to break the aliens' hold on the monsters and save our planet from certain doom. Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) represents the pinnacle of Toho's monster cinema, with an all-star cast featuring Nick Adams (The Rebel), Akira Takarada (the original Godzilla) and Kumi Mizuno as alien temptress Namikawa, plus a cavalcade of amazing retro-terrific special effects. Presented in its original, uncut Japanese-language edition, plus the English-dubbed version originally titled Monster Zero in the U.S."--Container
Terror of Mechagodzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invaders from the Third Planet of the Black Hole plan to take over the Earth with their powerful 400-foot tall robot Mechagodzilla! Godzilla surfaces to defend his homeland, and earth-shattering destruction begins
Godzilla, king of the monsters! by Raymond Burr( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unas pruebas nucleares en el mar resucitan a un antíguo monstruo de tiempos remotos. El monstruo, gigantesco y aparentemente indestructible, se dirige hacia la costa de Japón para sembrar el caos
Godzilla on Monster Island!, [or], Godzilla vs. Gigan( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When alien invaders, plans for a children's theme park, and four giant monsters with six heads between them all collide, the result is the inevitable battle for the fate of the Earth. At least, that's how it is for Godzilla, who teams up with his former spiky foe Anguirus for a tag team match against two of his greatest adversaries: the legendary three headed King Ghidorah and Gigan, the cyborg hench-monster for insidious insect aliens who plots to wipe out all human life ..."--Container
Gojira( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk. At first the authorities think its either underwater mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys several houses and kills several people. A later expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyohei Yemani, his daughter Emiko and a young navy frogman Hideto Ogata soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 164 foot tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well
Chushingura = The Loyal 47 samurai by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in Japanese and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their lord having been tricked into commiting suicide by a corrupt elder court official, a group of 47 samurai who have been forced to become ronin nurse their anger and outrage, each becoming the personification of the samurai spirit, until the time is right to avenge their dead lord's honor
Chūshingura : the loyal 47 samurai( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 18th century Japan, the film tells the story of a young lord, Asano, who travels to the capital city of Edo to assume state duties. After refusing to bribe the Grand Master of Ceremonies for teaching him official etiquette, he is goaded into drawing his sword in the Shogun's palace, a capital offense for which he is sentenced to commit harakiri suicide. This leaves the warriors of Ako as rōnin, masterless samurai, with nowhere to go and no lord to serve
Shizukanaru kettō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During a life-saving operation, army surgeon Fujisaki (Mifune) contaminates himself with syphilis, a disease virtually incurable in 1940s Japan. After the war, he returns to work at the hospital maintained by his obstetrician father (Shimura), but agonizes over the disease that threatens to destroy his impending marriage, while simultaneously trying to save other patients' lives -- including the man from whom he contracted the disease"--Container
 
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Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah ; Godzilla and Mothra : the battle for Earth
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Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla ; Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
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Akira, Ifukube

Akira, Ifukube 1914-2006

Akira Ifukube compositeur

Akira Ifukube compositor japonés

Akira Ifukube compositor xaponés

Akira Ifukube compositore giapponese

Akira Ifukube Japanese composer

Akira Ifukube Japans componist (1914-2006)

Akira Ifukube japansk komponist

Akira Ifukube japoński kompozytor muzyki filmowej

Ifukube

Ifukube, Akira.

Ifukube, Akira, 1914-

Ifukube, Akira 1914-2006

Ifukube Akira japanischer Komponist und Professor

Ifukube, Akira 伊福部, 昭

Ihukube, Akira

Акира Ификубэ

Іфукубе Акіра японський композитор

آکیرا ایفوکوبه آهنگساز ژاپنی

이복부소 1914-2006

いふくべ あきら

イフクベ, アキラ

イフクベ, アキラ 1914-2006

伊福部, 昭

伊福部昭

伊福部昭 1914-2006

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