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A new Mondo poster for Godzilla has arrived and it's both rad and fiery red. The artwork debuted just in time for SXSW and the planned screening of the classic monster film, which will be hosted by Gareth Edwards at the South By Southwest festival in Austin this evening.
As Yahoo notes, the poster, which comes from Phantom City Creative is directly inspired by the classic look of the creature featured in the 1954 movie.
It looks like the monster is built right up out of the smoke and fire erupting from the city below it. Yahoo says the screening of the restored original Japanese version (including 40 minutes of footage not seen in the American edit) is set to take place tonight (Tuesday, March 11) at 9:30 p.m. at the Ritz Alamo Theater in downtown Austin. And those who attend will receive a copy of this limited-edition poster.
Now craving classic Godzilla? If you can't get to Austin for the screening by tonight, you might consider checking out Amazon's deal for the Gojira/Godzilla and King of Monsters DVD set, which not only offers both the original 1954 Japanese version of the film (subtitled), but also has the American cut that released in 1956, for the low price of $6.69. Bonus: Amazon has it set so you get the digital version to rent instantly upon purchase, so you don't even need to wait for the DVD to watch, as long as you have access to an Amazon Instant Video compatible device. Downside: Smaller screen, No Mondo poster included.
Godzilla has been made over for a new film from director Gareth Edwards, which is due to hit theaters on May 16. Empire Magazine gave us a pretty great up close look at the updated version of the creature on the cover of their April issue:
And then, of course, there are the previously released trailers for the remake, which tease the carnage and chaos set to ensue...
The remake stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Straithairn and Bryan Cranston.