Godzilla (1954, Ishir? Honda)
Friday, May 16 & Saturday, May 17; Midnite (Buy Tickets)

Tubby-legged city crasher Godzilla turns 60 this year, and as he stomps his way back into theaters this Spring for Gareth Edwards’ goddamn amazing looking blockbuster, Rialto has put out a new digital restoration of the 1954 original to cash in celebrate. We’ll be screening the grim nuclear parable as a midnite movie on May 16 & May 17 (Buy Tickets), the same weekend that Edwards’ new film drops. It’s the smarty-pants alternative, basically.

Below, we’ve collected 60 years worth of Toho Godzilla posters, at least one for each of Godzilla’s 28 (!) film appearances. It covers a huge amount of time, so there’s some major design shifts as the series progresses. Highlights include the trippy Godzilla v. Hedorah poster, the flashy Millenium Series designs, and, of course, the one where Godzilla stands in battle on top of the World Trade Center.

Godzilla (1954)
Gojira_1954Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

godzilla_raids_again_poster_01King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

king_kong_vs_godzilla_poster_01Mothra vs. Godzilla (1962)

Mothra vs GodzillaGhirdorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

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Invasion of the Astro-Monster (1965)

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Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)

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Son of Godzilla (1967)

sonofzilla_minipromoposter_a_repro_jSon of Godzilla (Polish) (1967)

son_of_godzilla_poster_03Destroy All Monsters (1968)

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All Monsters Attack (1968)

Godzilla's_Revenge_1969Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)

Godzilla vs Hedorah

Godzilla vs Hedorah (Japan, theatre program, Style B)

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Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Godzilla_vs_Gigan_1972Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

godzilla_vs_megalon_poster_03Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

Godzilla_vs_Mechagodzilla_1974Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

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The Return of Godzilla (1984)

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Godzilla-1985Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)

Godzilla_vs_biollante_posterGodzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)

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Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)

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Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)

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Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

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Godzilla 2000: Millenium (1999)

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Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)

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Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)

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Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

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Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)

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Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

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