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    The Seven Samurai (Toho, 1954). Folded, Very Fine+. Japanese B2 (20" X 28.5").
    The year 1954 was a turning point for the venerable Toho studios in Japan. They gambled, and gambled big. They poured money into two films, an epic film about a Gojira...a combination of a gorilla and a whale (known in the U.S. as Godzilla), and this landmark Kurosawa-directed film about an unemployed Samurai warrior. If these films had not performed well, the studio would surely have closed. Country of origin posters have always been longed for by ardent collectors for these titles. The poster for this most beloved and critically acclaimed Akira Kurosawa film is a wonderful cornerstone for any collection. It's a terrific image of the brilliant Toshiro Mifune in full warrior stance, with side images from the film. The poster appears to have only the most soft folds yet is hardly creased in any way. The colors are magnificent and this is as clean of a copy as we've seen.


    Estimate: $8,000 - $16,000.

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    30th Friday
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