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Auction History Result

Lot #: 062 GODZILLA ('54) 30x40

Date Sold 6/24/2000
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Appears in Vintage Hollywood Posters 3

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An Original Vintage Theatrical Movie 30x40 (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 ("Raging through the world on a rampage of destruction"; "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 King look like a midget!"; "Earth-shaking! Screen-shattering!"; "Awesome - and then some! - Civilization totters! Science astounded!"; "See! A monstrous sea-beast... surging up from the ocean! ... a city of six-million wiped out by its death ray blast! ...Giant ships swamped! Jet planes swept from the skies! Trains ripped from the rails!"; "More! More! More! See every screen-shattering thrill!") starring Raymond Burr (in the American version), Akihiko Hirata, Takashi Shimura, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kochi, and Haruo Nakajima (the man in the Godzilla monster suit!). Note that this movie was originally titled "Gojira" when released in Japan in 1954. Two years later, an Americanized re-edited version was released which listed Terry Morse and Ishiro Honda as directors. 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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