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    Gate of Hell (Daiei, 1953). Japanese B2 (20" X 29"). The very first Japanese film to gain artistic and critical recognition abroad - It won the 1954 Palme d'or Grand Prize award at the Cannes Film Festival, a 1955 Honorary Academy Award for "Best Foreign Language Film," and the 1954 New York Film Critics Circle Award for "Best Foreign Language Film" - this movie, originally titled "Jigokumon," concerns a samurai in 12th-century Japan who is granted his fondest desire for loyal service to his master. Unfortunately, his desire is for the wife of another samurai. Based on a well-known play, this movie is a dazzling example of 1950s Japanese color photography, and stands today as a true international classic. The country of origin poster offered here is virtually perfect, save for two enlarged pinholes at the top, which have resulted in a small amount of paper loss. If it were not for that single flaw, this poster would have graded a solid Mint. Rolled, Very Fine.

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