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    Yojimbo (Seneca International, 1961). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Dashiell Hammett's noir novel "Red Harvest" inspired director Akira Kurosawa's film Yojimbo, which, in turn, inspired two other films: Sergio Leone's western A Fistful of Dollars and Walter Hill's gangster drama Last Man Standing. Of all the versions of this tale, Kurosawa's is the best. This poster, from the film's original release in the US, was designed by Everett Aison and reflects the stark look of a Japanese woodcut. The film received a tiny distribution in this country by a small distributor, making this magnificent poster exceedingly rare. Remember that no one in the U.S. felt there was a market at that time for Samurai films. The bottom one inch edge of the poster has been folded back at one time and each corner shows a slight bit of tape residue/staining. This poster for one of Kurosawa's classics is extremely scarce and has never been offered by Heritage before. Very Fine-.


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