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!)
And here’s a seemingly updated film poster:
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!
Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla also had limited release in America:
And then they really went all out with the VHS release!
Godzilla contro i robot:
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!
Which introduced BABY GODZILLA!
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…)
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…