The King of the Monsters: Godzilla, in Japanese Chirashi

Godzilla. From the 1954 film by Ishirō Honda.

Godzilla is a gigantic prehistoric sea creature, awakened by nuclear radiation to emerge from the ocean and wreak havoc on Earth. Classified as a kaiju – a Japanese word that refers to the genre of films featuring such giant monsters, Godzilla first appeared as a cinema release in 1954 in Ishirō Honda’s film Godzilla. Since then, the King of the Monsters has appeared in a multitude of films, TV shows, video games, comics, and books. TVTA is pleased to present a selection of Japanese chirashi movie posters featuring Godzilla as seen in live action and anime films.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters, 2019

 

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, 2017

Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle, 2018

 

Godzilla: The Planet Eater, 2018

 

Shin Godzilla (or Godzilla Resurgence), 2016

Godzilla, 1954


More bad-tempered city destruction coming soon!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont – Le Mag (2)

Venom. France. 2018.

This is the second Venom movie ad I’ve picked up this week. A French version. Sweet. Sweeter still is that I just got back from the cinema after watching it. What a blast! Venom is one mean character you don’t want to meet in a dark alley. And Tom Hardy – always so watchable. Okay, it was a bit weird watching him in a dubbed French voice over, but it was still Tom, only Frenchier.

Here’s the other Venom ad I posted earlier in the week in case you missed it. And this is followed by some further French ads and covers all courtesy of Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont Le Mag. Thanks for looking.

Venom. Japan. 2018

The Predator.

A Star is Born.


Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont, c’est une chaîne de cinema appurtenant à Pathé, active en France, aux Pays Bas, en Suisse et en Belgique.

Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont is a cinema chain owned by Pathé, with operations in France, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium.

Viva Chirashi! Japanese Movie Posters 1977 – 2018

Viva Knievel! (1977)

Deadpool 2 (2018) 

Deadpool (2016)

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)  

Kinky Boots (2005)

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017)

Porco Rosso (1992)

Thor / Avengers

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Avengers Infinity War (2018)

Batman Ninja (2018)

Sliver (1993)

Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

A Chirashi is a printed mini-poster or flyer used to promote film releases in Japan. The size of a typical Chirashi is “B5” (approx 7 x 10 inch /18cm x 26cm). A relatively cheap and space-saving alternative to regular-size industry posters, Chirashis make excellent movie memorabilia collectables. You can find all my Chirashi posts here

500th Post at The Vintage Toy Advertiser!

It’s a milestone moment for TVTA as we celebrate our 500th post.

I remember moving over to WordPress in the spring of 2011 and thinking: “well, this seems like a good place to be.” Fast forward a few years and my thoughts haven’t changed a bit. Much of this is down to you, dear readers and fellow bloggers, for checking out, sharing, liking and commenting on my posts and helping to make TVTA’s mission a whole lot of interesting fun. Thanks WP mates 🙂

So, what’s hot off the scanner to celebrate post N° 500… some obscure toy ad? Barbie, Etch A Sketch, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog? No, but there were a few little clues back there wink wink

How about some horror film ads, vinyl records, video games, poetry or kitchen work units?

Nope, none of those. And definitely no clown ads!!

So what is it then?

it had better be good!

It is…

… After an executive board meeting with Wooof, the cat and I have decided to celebrate our special 500th toy story with Toy Story! All told in the wonderful style of Japanese chirashi movie posters.

Regular readers will know how much we love our Japanese chirashi around here 🙂

So let’s hand over to Woody and Buzz and co for TVTA’s 500th post … Toy Story!

As always, thanks for looking 🙂

 

 

Toy Story (1995)


Toy Story 2 (1999)


Toy Story 3 (2010)


Edit: September 2019. Adding Toy Story 4.

Toy Story 4 (2019)


In other Toy Story news …
Toy Story 2 Japanese Movie Programme cover, centrefold and adverts


Disneyland x3. Original 90s Buzz Lightyear toy. DVDs

To infinity and beyond! Until next time  🙂


Photographs TVTA. Images scanned by TVTA from private collection. Updated September 2019 with new images.