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    The Seven Samurai (Toho, 1954). Japanese Roadshow B3 (17.5" X 25") Regional Style.
    Possibly the greatest movie by Japan's greatest director, this is Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece. The story of a group of samurai hired to protect a poor village from the depredations of a group of marauding bandits, this movie stars Takashi Shimura and Toshiro Mifune as two of the heroic swordfighters. Filmed at the same time as Gojira (1954) (Godzilla in America), these two big budget films almost forced Toho into bankruptcy. Fortunately, they were both massive hits, and put the studio on the map internationally. Offered here is a country of origin B3 poster from the film's original Roadshow release. This poster was issued for the Kansai area, which is Osaka, as often separate posters were issued for different regions. Original paper from Kurosawa's movies is extremely scarce, perhaps none more so than this exceedingly rare style. This particular example shows some edge wear in the upper left and in the right border, and a small vertical tear at the top, but is in superb condition overall, without any writing in the white area, which would typically display the theater name. A real treasure, this one deserves your highest consideration. Rolled, Very Fine-.


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