Archive for Tadao Takashima

The Two Mightiest Monsters of All Time! (July, 1963)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2014 by WB Kelso



Needless to say, when I found the first ad for the titanic title bout between King Kong and Godzilla I got a little excited.


When I found the second ad, needless to say, I was a little concerned about the repeater, but figured, hell, we were heading for the weekend and building toward something really and truly special…



Well, shit.



Hrrrrmmmnnn … Trumped by Connie Francis. Nertz. Welp, hopefully, when it recycles to the Drive-In the ads will be a little more dramatic. And varied. And until I find those, check out these super-cool ads for the same film at the equally super-cool Friends of Marty Melville archive.

Other Points of Interest:

Poster campaign for King Kong vs. Godzilla at the Archive.

King Kong vs Godzilla (1962/1963) Toho:: John Beck :: RKO General Pictures :: Universal International / P: Tomoyuki Tanaka, John Beck (American Version) / D: Ishirô Honda / W: Shinichi Sekizawa, Bruce Howard (American Version), Paul Mason (American Version) / C: Hajime Koizumi / E: Reiko Kaneko / M: Akira Ifukube / S: Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara, Yû Fujiki, Akihiko Hirata, Mie Hama

All New High Adventure! Gigantic Heights of Terror! (July, 1966)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2013 by WB Kelso









In our first feature, Tarzan gets the James Bond treatment as he goes up against an evil mastermind (and his tanks, apparently), who is hell bent on cashing in on the mythical lost city of gold. As for our second feature, Toho starts to get a little trippy with this tale of a leftover World War II experiment that mutates into a giant monster — just in time to take on the giant lizard, Baragon, currently terrorizing the countryside. Good and absolutely demented, sure, but nowhere near as much fun as the sequel, War of the Gargantuas.

Other Points of Interest:

Poster campaign for Frankenstein Conquers the World at the Archive.

Tarzan and the Valley of Gold (1966) Allfin A.G. :: American International Pictures / P: Sy Weintraub / AP: Steve Shagan / D: Robert Day / W: Clair Huffaker, Edgar Rice Burroughs (characters) / C: Irving Lippman / E: Frank P. Keller / M: Van Alexander / S: Mike Henry, Nancy Kovack, David Opatoshu, Manuel Padilla Jr., Don Megowan

Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965) Toho :: Henry G. Saperstein Enterprises Inc. :: American International / EP: Henry G. Saperstein, Reuben Bercovitch, James H. Nicholson, Samuel Z. Arkoff / P: Tomoyuki Tanaka / D: Ishirô Honda / W: Takeshi Kimura, Reuben Bercovitch (American Version) / C: Hajime Koizumi / E: Ryohei Fujii / S: Tadao Takashima, Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno, Koji Furuhata