Germany wasn't sure about Frankenstein by the 1960s?
We are deep into our annual Godzillathon and while looking up one thing or another we came across this movie poster:
The movie above is actually advertising Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster. I first saw the image on IMDb and then found a better scan at Monster Brains, which has a ton of 1960s era Godzilla movie posters that are just awesome and you should go click on that link right now and if they don't make you want to watch Godzilla movies i don't know what's wrong with you. But even at Monster Brains there's no explanation for why the movie was billed as featuring Frankenstein when it's quite clearly Godzilla.
Of course even when Toho produced actual Frankenstein movies they were a far cry from any recognizable version of the Frankenstein monster. But Min has declared birthday privilege and we are sadly skipping over Frankenstein Conquers The World and War of the Gargantuas this time through (even if that means we're missing the origin of Baragon as we go into Destroy All Monsters!).
By fnord12 | June 12, 2014, 7:29 PM | Godzilla
Cracked wrote about this just recently: http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-insane-ways-movie-titles-are-translated-around-world/
Perfect, thanks Walter! I can't help think of my kaiju differently now that i know that they are all creations of Dr. Frankenstein and also the heirs of King Kong.
Godzilla, too, is a super mega monkey. It all makes sense.