Saturday, January 15, 2011

Godzilla Posters From the Eighties and Nineties

Godzilla 2000 (1999)
Godzilla 2000 (Tri-Star, 2000)

Godzilla 2000

Details on the film at its Wikipedia page.

Godzilla vs Destoroyah (1995)
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Painting (Toho, 1995)Painting by Noriyoshi Ohrai.

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (Toho, 1995)

Godzilla vs. Destroyer (Gojira VS Desutoroiâ) (1995, Japan)

The original plot for this would have been awesome.. "This film's original idea was to feature Godzilla fighting the ghost of the original 1954 Godzilla. Godzilla would be killed by it then be revived and manage to destroy it."

Details on the film at its Wikipedia page.

Godzilla vs SpaceGodzilla (1994)
Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla, Noriyoshi Ohrai Painting (Toho, 1994)Painting by Noriyoshi Ohrai.

Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (Toho, 1994)

Details on the film at its Wikipedia page.

Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II (1993)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, Noriyoshi OhraiPainting (Toho, R-1993)Painting by Noriyoshi Ohrai.

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, Noriyoshi Ohrai Painting (Toho, R-1993)

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (Toho, R-1993) 2 Information on the film at its Wikipedia page.

Godzilla vs Mothra (1992)
Godzilla vs Mothra, Noriyoshi Ohrai Painting (1992)Painting by Noriyoshi Ohrai.

Godzilla vs Mothra, Noriyoshi Ohrai painting (1992)

Godzilla vs. Mothra (Toho, 1992)

Information on the film at its Wikipedia page.

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
Godzilla vs King Ghidorah (Toho, 1991)Painting by Noriyoshi Ohrai.

Godzilla VS King Ghidorah (1991)

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (Toho, 1991)

"Originally, this film was going to be a remake of King Kong vs. Godzilla with the title Godzilla vs. King Kong, but Turner Entertainment demanded too much money for the use of Kong. After this, Toho had the idea of making Godzilla vs. Mechani-Kong, but Kazuki Omori feared that this would ultimately violate Turner's copyright. Toho eventually settled for Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah." - quote from the Wikipedia page for the film.

Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
Godzilla vs Biollante Painting (Toho, 1989)Painting by Noriyoshi Ohrai.

Godzilla vs. Biollante (Toho, 1989) 2

Godzilla vs. Biollante (Toho, 1989)

Biollante is one of my favorite Godzilla related monsters, a giant tentacled thing with the head of an alligator and built from the remains of a dead girl, very disturbing.

"The film is set after the events of The Return of Godzilla, and involves a sample of Godzilla's DNA being recovered from his last rampage and falling into the possession of a tormented scientist who combines the samples with the DNA of a plant and his deceased daughter, creating Biollante." Read more about the film at its Wikipedia page.

The Return of Godzilla (1985)
Godzilla 1984 (Toho, 1984) Noriyoshi OhraiThis is one of the few posters where I can say with certainty who the artist is, the above was created by Noriyoshi Ohrai, probably best known for his amazing Star Wars posters.

Godzilla 1985 (Toho, 1985)

Godzilla 1985 (Zeta Film, 1985) Yugoslavian

As a big fan of Woody Allen's "What's Up Tiger Lily?" (See scenes from it here.) I found this bit of info concerning Godzilla 1985 really interesting..

"After acquiring The Return of Godzilla for distribution in North America, New World Pictures changed the title to Godzilla 1985 and radically re-edited the film. Originally, New World reportedly planned to re-write the dialogue in order to turn the film into a tongue-in-cheek comedy (à la What's Up, Tiger Lily?), but this plan was reportedly scrapped because Raymond Burr expressed displeasure at the idea, taking the idea of Godzilla as a nuclear metaphor seriously. The only dialogue left over from that script was "That's quite an urban renewal program they've got going on over there", said by Major McDonahue." - quote source from the Wikipedia page for the film.

Thanks to Mystery Science Theater 3000, we did get a few What's Up Tiger Lily versions of Godzilla.

And this doesn't really have anything to do with Godzilla other than maybe J-Men Forever and Godzilla were both shown on Night Flight, but you should check out J-Men Forever!

1 comment:

Montgomery Slatkin said...

I love these and i have never heard of Noriyoshi Ohrai before, whoa.