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Auction History Result
Lot #: 097 GODZILLA ('54) linen Italian 2p '57Date Sold 12/14/1992
Sold For: $1,320.00
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An Original 1957 (from the first release of this movie in Italy) Vintage Movie Italian Poster (Learn More)
Gojira (released in the U.S. in 1956 as "Godzilla, King of the Monsters"; see below), the classic 1954 Ishiro Honda Japanese Toho kaiju battling rubbery monsters horror science fiction (sci-fi) thriller ("An enraged monster wipes out an entire city!"; "Incredible, unstoppable titan of terror!"; "It's Alive!"; "Civilization crumbles as its death rays blast a city of 6 million from the face of the earth!"; "Mightiest monster! Mightiest melodrama of them all!"; "Spawned in the ocean's depths... it stalks the earth! Belching fire that blasts mighty cities into oblivion! A gory Goliath that lives to kill... kills to live! Diabolical demon of destruction... mightiest monster of them all - Godzilla!"; "Makes KING KONG look like a midget!"; "Earth-shaking! Screen-shattering!"; "Awesome - and then some! - Civilization totters! Science astounded!") starring Raymond Burr, Akihiko Hirata, Takashi Shimura, Akira Takarada, and Momoko Kochi. Note that this movie was originally "Gojira", released in Japan in 1954. Two years later, this Americanized re-edited version was released, and it had most of the commentary by the Japanese actors about nuclear war removed, and new scenes were shot with Raymond Burr, who plays a TV commentator announcing what Godzilla is doing, thus allowing him to be in the movie without actually appearing in any of the original scenes! Even though these new scenes with Raymond Burr were added, the new running time of the movie was still 8 minutes shorter than the original running time, because they removed quite a bit of the original footage. The U.S. version is 90 minutes, and the original Japanese version is 98 minutes.
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