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The Sword of Doom: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack



LP Swirl $19 $34
  • The Complete Score by Masaru Satô
  • Available For The First Time On Vinyl
  • 180 Gram “Snow, Blood, Flames, and Katana” (White, Red, and Black) Swirled Color Vinyl
  • New Artwork By Yuko Shimizu
  • 12″×12″ Art Print


Waxwork Records is thrilled to present the score to the 1966 samurai classic THE SWORD OF DOOM by Masaru Satô! Directed by Kihachi Okamoto, The Sword of Doom is a bloody and brutal tale of revenge and redemption. This deluxe LP features new artwork from Yuko Shimizu and is available on vinyl for the first time!

Starring Tatsuya Nakadai and featuring Toshirô Mifune, The Sword of Doom tells the story of Ryunosuke Tsukue, a masterful but heartless swordsman in feudal Japan. After deliberately killing an opponent in a training exercise, Tsukue flees town, leaving a trail of destruction and bloodshed in his wake. As time passes, the years of brutal killings and evil deeds begin to weigh on his mind, ending in a climactic battle between Tsukue, a group of assassins, and the ghost of his past.

The Sword of Doom score, composed by Masaru Satô (Yojimbo, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla), is full of dark and yet melodic cues, and takes many influences from traditional Japanese instruments and music. A minimalist yet powerful score that brings to life the struggles of Tsukue’s inner demons. The tone ranges from brash fight scene orchestrations into quiet and lilting flute themes, but underscoring it all, Satô’s music feels the evils of Tsukue.

Available for the very first time on vinyl, Waxwork Records is honored to work with TOHO to present The Sword Of Doom re-mastered on 180 gram Snow, Blood, Flames, and Katana swirled color vinyl, deluxe packaging, new artwork by Yuko Shimizu, heavyweight gatefold jackets with matte satin coating, a 12″×12″ art print, and more!

Preview Tracklist

  • 1 Main Title - Daibosatsu Pass
  • 2 Slashing The Eldery Pilgrim
  • 3 Hama Visits
  • 4 A Man's Bushido, A Woman's Chastity
  • 5 A Contest Of Dedication
  • 6 Squatting Eyes
  • 7 Divorce Letter
  • 8 The Death of Bunnojo
  • 9 Returning
  • 10 1862
  • 11 Living or Dying
  • 12 Breaking Stance…
  • 13 Omatsu
  • 14 Nostalgic Flute
  • 15 Love for Omatsu
  • 16 Father's Will
  • 17 Bamboo Shoot Play
  • 18 Enraged Ambush
  • 19 Kiyokawa Raid
  • 20 Toranosuke Shimada
  • 21 Fear of Ryunosuke
  • 22 Give Me Sake
  • 23 State of Achievement
  • 24 Nightmare
  • 25 The Death of Hama
  • 26 The Capital Town
  • 27 Reunion
  • 28 The Ghost in the Bamboo Blinds
  • 29 The Winds of Daibosatsu Pass
  • 30 Voice of All Creature
  • 31 Wriggle of All Creature
  • 32 Finish Without an End