Terrible Tuesdays: GODZILLA VS MECHAGODZILLA

GODZILLA VS MECHAGODZILLA
I can’t believe that’s a movie poster! 

Welcome to Terrible Tuesdays, where we bring you the best (or worst) movie posters that we can find. Now, I’m sure some of you will absolutely love these and think they are iconic, and yes, they most definitely can be categorised by that nebulous term ‘cult’, BUT, you have to admit, they’re still pretty awful. In a good way.

The first round was going to be only one poster and I picked it because of the recent release of Pacific Rim with its kaiju and Jaegers, until I realised that the whole Godzilla versus some sort of mechanical monstrosity was an actual THING. This meant it was really hard to pick just one.

So, here we go!

The first appearance of Mechagodzilla was in the Japanese kaiju film Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla in 1974 (the 14th film in the Godzilla series!)

Godzilla_vs_Mechagodzilla_1974ORIGINAL

And here’s a seemingly updated film poster:

godzilla-mechagodzilla1974

Here’s a screenshot of the two monsters battling. BECAUSE whenever two monsters are fighting you can never go wrong by adding a giant lizard bird!

GodzillavsMechandPterodactyl

Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla also had limited release in America:

Godzilla_Vs._The_Cosmic_MonsterAMERICARELEASE

And then they really went all out with the VHS release!

Godzilla_Vs._The_Cosmic_MonsterVHS RELEASE

Godzilla contro i robot:

GodzillaRobotITALY1974

This seems to be the Italian version of the Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla film. I’m not sure as I don’t speak Italian…I’m not sure what would surprise me more – if someone in Italy made their own version or the movie was so popular that it actually got dubbed and released in foreign languages!

Not satisfied with the original they made a sequel in 1993!

Godzilla_vs_Mechagodzilla2

Which introduced BABY GODZILLA!

BABYGodzilla

And then finally in 2002 they released the third Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla just to make sure everyone got the idea. This is Godzilla versus another Godzilla BUT A ROBOT! (and also finally update the poster art a little…)

Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla 2002

There seems to be a whole story line here with baby godzillas, monsters, aliens, robots, and (for some reason) pterodactyls. If anyone has actually seen any of these movies please let us know! Were they good? Awful? Tell us about your experiences…

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4 Responses to Terrible Tuesdays: GODZILLA VS MECHAGODZILLA

  1. Rob B says:

    One of these Mechagodzillas is comprised of parts of the destroyed Mecha-King Gidorah. I saw most Hesei era films and they are what you’d expect with giant monsters fighting each other. In other words, craptastic awesomeness. A step up in special effects from the stuff from the 1970s/1980s I grew up watching.

  2. Lor says:

    Why is italian mechagodzilla being shot in the groin? Seems a tad unfair.

    Also dude, have you not seen Japanese movie posters? These are pretty good by most standards. Have fun :)

  3. Raven Wood says:

    I watched all the Godzilla movies as a kid , I even had a Godzilla model with glowing back plates. I consider those posters artwork from a bygone era, classics but I am biased, I am Generation X :-) Cheers, Derek.

  4. derp says:

    You obviously don’t watch much of Godzilla.

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