Tokyo: Toho Company, 1954. Vintage double weight photograph from the 1954 film, the first appearance of Godzilla, who would go on to appear in countless other Japanese monster movies, as well as non-Japanese ones. With holograph annotations on the verso.
The original Godzilla film is one of the first Kaiju films, a Japanese sub-genre of films featuring giant monsters attacking cities and engaging in violent confrontation with the military and other monsters. The film was an allegory for the effects of the hydrogen bomb and radioactive contamination, and gave way to a long series and whole genres and sub-genres of related films dealing with similar themes of invasion, contamination, and global catastrophe.
Shot on location in Tokyo.
10 x 7 inches. Near Fine
BFI 680. Criterion Collection 594.