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    The Hidden Fortress (Toho, 1958). Japanese Speed (10" X 28.5").
    If the plot of this, one of director Akira Kurosawa's best known films, sounds familiar - two unruly peasant farmers, Tahei and Matashichi (Minoru Chiaki and Kamatari Fujiwara) join up with General Rokurota Makabe, who is on a mission to rescue Princess Yuki (Misa Uehara) - it should. George Lucas credits this film as a major inspiration for Star Wars (1977) in both storyline and character. Just imagine General Makabe as Luke Skywalker, Princess Yuki as Princess Leia, and Tahei and Matashichi as C-3PO and R2-D2. This lovely Speed poster shows some foldwear, but is otherwise clean and attractive. Original paper for Kurosawa's films can be difficult to find; don't let this classic treasure get away from you. Very Fine+.


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    March, 2009
    20th-22nd Friday-Sunday
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