1977 Italian 4-foglio 55x78" (140x200cm)
Artist: Nistri, Enzo
Poster title: Godzilla
Artist: Nistri, Enzo
Poster Year: 1977
Poster Origin: Italian
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: C6 Fine. Folded, single-sided. Top C7: Theater used poster with moderate handling/edge/fold wear, numerous pinholes around the edges and several in the image especially along the right side and left side, no cross fold separation, some small tears mainly in the upper right side from rough pinhole removal. Bottom C6: Theater used poster with moderate handling/edge/fold wear, numerous pinholes around the borders and within the image, some small tears from rough removal most noticeable in the upper right corner and along the bottom edge in the small line of credits, cross fold separation with small chipping especially at the centerfold, small paper loss below the image and above DEL CINEMA, numerous small tears along the folds especially the vertical centerfold.
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Godzilla is the ultimate anti-war film masquerading as 50s horror/sci-fi. Made during a time when Japan was still reeling from WWII and nuclear devastation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Godzilla was a beast born of human hubris and atomic fire. The US government still had occupational authority over Japan and there were strict limits on promoting nationalism, politics, and perceived propaganda in all media — films were no exception. However, deft and creative filmmakers like Akira Kurosawa seamlessly blended contemporary issues and banned topics into seemingly benign feudal-era Samurai tales. Likewise, Godzilla director Ishirō Honda also cleverly managed to weave anti-war, anti-nuclear, and pro-nationalist themes into his creature feature. Maybe the US authorities did not feel threatened by a man dancing around in a big rubber dinosaur costume 🙂
This awesome Italian 4-foglio is as huge as the monster himself! Standing at 6 1/2 feet tall it would command attention in any room. This poster was created for a 1970s re-release, but the film was still highly relevant with the Cold War raging. This poster shows the moment of Godzilla’s birth in a nuclear explosion and all the terror and carnage that follows with it. Simply an AWESOME poster.