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    Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster (Toho, 1971). Japanese B2 (20" X 29"). It was 1971, and the world was becoming aware of the growing pollution crisis. The danger that pollution posed to the entire planet was on everyone's mind, so Toho decided to exploit that fear in their latest Godzilla epic, in which the King of the Monsters battles a bizarre being made of garbage and refuse. Named Hedorah in Japan, we came to know him as The Smog Monster here in the U.S. One of the few Godzilla films to carry a strong social message, this is also the only film in the series to make extensive use of animation. It even includes a theme song, known in America as "Save the Earth." Although the movie has its comic moments - such as when Godzilla flies by pointing his atomic breath towards the ground, propelling him backwards - this is actually one of the darker, more surreal films in the series, and well worth seeing. Offered here is an exquisite Japanese poster for the original release of this environmentally-conscious film. It shows some overall wrinkling, and a small hole by Hedorah's left foot. It is a very striking and desirable poster, perfect for any dai kaiju fan! Very Fine+.

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