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    Gigantis the Fire Monster (Warner Brothers, 1959). One Sheet (27" X 41") Advance.
    In the wake of the enormous success of Gojira (1954, released in the U.S. in 1956 as Godzilla, King of the Monsters), Toho studios immediately set about producing this sequel. This time, Gojira comes ashore near Osaka, where he battles another giant monster, Anguiras. Where the first film was an eloquent metaphor for the atomic bombing the Japanese suffered at the end of World War II, this more subtle, more heartfelt film pays tribute to the Japanese spirit, recognizing the populace's courage in facing tragedy, and rebuilding in the face of utter devastation, embodied here by the employees of a small tuna fishery. Unfortunately, when the film was dubbed - with George Takei, Star Trek's Mr. Sulu, providing one of the voices - and recut for Western audiences (released here in America as Gigantis the Fire Monster in 1959), much of this message was lost. There are two stories as to why the monster's name was changed from Godzilla to Gigantis. The first is that Joseph E. Levine (producer of the first Godzilla film) refused to grant Warner Brothers permission to use the name Godzilla. The second is that producer Paul Schreibman changed Godzilla's name to Gigantis to try to trick audiences into believing that they were seeing a new monster. There has been light touchup on the borders and folds, as well as pinholes in the corners. This is the first time Heritage has offered this advance one sheet. Very Fine on Linen.


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