A very sparse showing for this film. The four cards don't even manage to cover all of the relevant kaiju: Kamacuras is (are?) skipped and comes back in one paste-up for GODZILLA'S REVENGE. Oh well, I guess that leaves more room for other films, like what's coming up next!
Only four bromide cards for this movie, and nary a Kong in sight (rights issues with Universal, no doubt). You get 3 Gorosauruses and 1 Sea Snake (fool your friends and try to get them to mis-identify it as Manda).
|Kangaroo Kick in 3...2..1..|
Or EBIRAH, whichever you prefer, it's all good. Only 6 bromides for this film, and every one of them features Ebirah in some way...no Giant Condor, sorry to his many fans. Don't blame the messenger!
Man, what a film. If Honda and Tsuburaya were holding back at all, before 1966, they let it all out to make this movie! Ten bromide cards in all:
After the huge number of cards for the last film, there are only 7 for this one, which is kind of disappointing! But, they are still wonderful:
|You are correct if you noticed this card was printed upside-down! Well, the text overlays were. This is exactly how the original card was, and the makers of the set did not try to correct it, and kept it original!|
Here's a cool set of stickers from the GODZILLA ORIGINS series (like the famous 2004 Valentines). You probably recognize the design style. It would be fun sometime to make a list of everything that was included in that theme.
The hands-down winner for the "most-covered film" in the Godzilla Color Bromide Set, is Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster, with a whopping 36 cards. It's clear that the folks putting the set together really loved the film--one of my personal favorites--and also had a great supply of promotional photos. You will notice that this group also has many pseudo-duplicates; shots that at first look repeated, but really aren't, OR are simply variants, like these first cards:
|This first pair are variants, in that the main difference has to do--only--with the text and copyright information. The makers of this set were nothing if not thorough!|
|Same with the above pair.|
|This card looks like it was made from the same photo that is often used to illustrate the original "rainbow" color scheme for Ghidrah (luckily, gold was selected).|
|This and the next three cards start to run together, when you are quickly flipping through them. You can see how I originally believed there was duplication in the overall set.|
|THIS photo should be on a real Motivational poster for TEAMWORK, and should hang in everybody's office.|
|I have to admit that this card almost fooled me into thinking it was from INVASION OF THE ASTRO MONSTERS (MONSTER ZERO), until I realized: hey, Mothra wasn't there!|
|This paste-up was also used for an American lobby card, but not in gloriously-painted color.|
|This action shot has a cool smear effect.|
|"Green sky in morning / Japan, take warning"|
|This and the card above it are close, but not identical.|
|The advent of Ghidrah (with some people who weren't there).|