"Frankenstein Conquers the World", Original Release Japanese Movie Poster 1965, TOHO, B2 Size
This poster is extremely rare and is in a very good condition. The previous owner worked for Toho and carefully stored many DIAMOND posters over the years.
We are honored to be able to export some of Japan`s finest kaiju art to collectors from the rest of the world.
This poster does not pop up often. In fact, it is the first time we have seen it in the flesh. As stated above the condition is mint.
"Frankenstein Conquers the World (Toho, 1965). Japanese B2 (20" X 29"). Riding high on the success of their Godzilla series, Toho Studios cast about for other giant monsters with which to thrill the movie-going public. One idea was to have Godzilla fight the ever-popular Frankenstein Monster, but this idea was abandoned, as it was felt the fight scenes would be too implausible. The character of Frankenstein must have resonated with someone, though, as Toho soon devised a way to bring Mary Shelley's creation into their universe: in the closing days of World War II, the heart of the Frankenstein Monster is brought to Japan. Soon after reaching Hiroshima, that city is virtually obliterated by the atomic bomb, and the heart is thought lost forever. It is, however, found by a young scavenger, who eats it, and, years later, begins to mutate due to the bizarre properties of the heart and the effects of radiation. The boy grows to monstrous size and runs away before he can be destroyed by the authorities, but when the giant monster Baragon appears, the mutated boy is Japan's only hope for salvation. Originally titled Furankenshutain Tai Chitei Kaiju Baragon (Frankenstein versus the Subterannean Monster Baragon), it was retitled Frankenstein Conquers the World for its release in the U.S., a title by which many fans know it today. The film is notable for the lead roles played by Nick Adams, perhaps best known as TV's Johnny Yuma, and Kumi Mizuno, known to kaiju fans for her work in several Godzilla films. " - source/credit - "Heritage Auctions"