English title: Godzilla
Poster title: ゴジラ
Poster Year: 1976
Poster Origin: Japanese
Size: B2 20x28" (51x72cm)
Film title: ゴジラ
Film Year: 1954
Film Origin: Japan
Film Directors: Ishirô Honda
Film Plot: American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.
Grade: C7 Fine to Very Fine. Rolled, single-sided. Unused poster with minor handling/surface/edge wear. Would grade higher if not for a miss fold along the bottom, which resulted in slight ink loss, and a bit of minor edge wear.
Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.
The term kaiju translates to “giant monster” or “strange beast” and has become synonymous with a wildly popular film genre in Japan. Interestingly, the Godzilla film series was inspired in-part by the 1952 re-release of “King Kong” in Japan followed quickly by “The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms” in 1953. The Japanese title of the latter was “原子怪獣現わる”, which translates to “An Atomic Kaiju Appears”. Godzilla premiered in 1954 the rest, as they say, is history! 14 more kaiju films followed until the original Toho series ended in 1975 with Terror of Mechagodzilla. However, the series has been rebooted several times since and the series now boasts over 30 films and counting!
This great re-release poster features nearly identical art as the first release poster at a tiny fraction of the cost. When Godzilla was released in 1954 it was played straight & had a very serious tone. To this day it remains one of the most influential science fiction/horror films in cinema history.