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    The Hidden Fortress (Toho, 1958). Fine+ on Linen. Japanese B2 (20.5" X 28.5") Regional Style.
    In this classic film, directed by Akira Kurosawa, two bumbling soldiers (Minoru Chiaki and Kamatari Fujiwara) fall in with rogue general Rokurota Makabe (Toshiro Mifune), who seeks not only a fortune in gold, but to free Princess Yuki (Misa Uehara) from the enemy forces. Taking a cue from John Ford's The Searchers (1956), this picture also provided inspiration to a young George Lucas, who incorporated various elements of plot and character into Star Wars. Kurosawa regular Takashi Shimura, one of Japan's finest actors, also appears in this classic film. Original release posters for this classic film are exceedingly rare, and even more so is this regional style, which more prominently features Misa Uehara's head-strong character, Princess Yuki. Heritage is pleased to present this regional style of this poster for the first time. Professional restoration has addressed slight fold wear, creases, small chips, and a few tears including a tear that extended nine inches from the upper edge into the poster. Still visible are a few faint stains, and small printing irregularities in Misa Uehara's image.


    Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000.

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