King Kong vs. Godzilla
1976 Japanese B2 20x28" (51x72cm)
Grade: Very Fine
English title: King Kong vs. Godzilla
Poster title: キングコング対ゴジラ
Poster Year: 1976
Poster Origin: Japanese
Size: B2 20x28" (51x72cm)
Film title: キングコング対ゴジラ
Film Year: 1962
Film Directors: Ishirô Honda
Film Plot: A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla.
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Kaiju is the name of the “giant monster” 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. King Kong vs. Godzilla was the 3rd film in the Godzilla series. It proved so popular that it had a whopping 4 theatrical releases over the years!
When Godzilla was released in 1954 it was played straight & had a very serious tone. However, by the 1970s Kaiju films had gone full rubber suit comic mayhem. The design for the 4th and final theatrical release poster for King Kong vs. Godzilla really embraces the over-the-top theatrics the genre is now associated with!