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    Mothra (Toho, 1961). Japanese B2 (20" X 29").
    When the first Godzilla movie was released in 1954, parent Toho Studios realized they had an enormous hit on their hands. A sequel, titled Gigantis, the Fire Monster for its American release, was quickly produced, followed by several additional dai kaiju (giant monster) films, including Rodan (1956) andVaran (1958). One of the most successful of these giant monster thrillers was Mothra, starring a giant caterpillar who transformed into a giant moth and was worshipped as a god by the inhabitants of a remote tropical island. As the Godzilla franchise continued - the fourth film in the series actually pitted Mothra against Godzilla himself - Mothra became a force for good, fighting to protect the world from the monsters that threatened to destroy it. This rare country-of-origin B2 from the first film displays very well, after touchup to a spot in the bottom section, folds, and small paper loss at the center crossfold. This is a very scarce Japanese poster and as hard to find as the first Godzilla poster from 1954. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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