Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Godzilla Posters From The Fifties

Gigantis: The Fire Monster! 1955
Gigantis the Fire Monster(1959)

Next up is the second Godzilla film, Gigantis The Fire Monster! Also known as Godzilla Raids Again and Godzilla's Counter Attack, originally released in 1955 in Japan. This was the first in the Godzilla film series to feature two giant monsters fighting each other. Learn more about the film here.

Gigantis the Fire Monster (Warner Brothers, 1959)

Gigantis the Fire Monster (Toho, 1955)


Godzilla's Counterattack (U.S.Title Gigantis the Fire Monster ) (Toho, 1955).

the Fire Monster (1955) 2

The following three pages are from a press book for Gigantis sent to theaters to help promote its release. I love that the press book suggests that theater owners ask their local armory if they can borrow sub-machine guns, flame throwers, and BAZOOKAS to use as props for the film's release!

Gigantis the Fire Monster (Warner Brothers, 1959). Pressbook 1

Gigantis the Fire Monster (Warner Brothers, 1959). Pressbook 2

Gigantis the Fire Monster (Warner Brothers, 1959). Pressbook 3

The Original Godzilla (1954)
Godzilla (Toho, 1954). German

GODZILLA (1954) 2

Godzilla (Trans World, 1956). French

Godzilla (Toho, 1956)

Godzilla 1956

Godzilla (1954) 3

Godzilla (Toho, 1956). Italian Poster

Godzilla (Toho, 1954). Japanese

Godzilla (Paramount, R-1970s). Italian

Godzilla (Toho, 1954)

Across the rest of the week I'll be sharing posters for all of the Godzilla films in chronological order of release. We'll begin with the original Godzilla film and some of the more interesting posters inspired by it.


 Damon Orrell said...

Thanks again for compiling and posting all of these; too cool!

J. Summerset said...

You've made my day.

Stabford Deathrage said...

They're all beautiful, especially the image with the train dangling out of Godzilla's mouth.