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    The Seven Samurai (Toho, 1954). Japanese B2 (20" X 29").
    The venerable Toho studios of Japan had two projects in 1954 on which they "bet the farm." Had these two films not performed, given the expenditures the studio had undertaken, the studio would surely have closed. But, as it turns out, Gojira (Godzilla) and Seven Samurai did quite nicely. This remarkable original issue poster is in a near pristine state. Country of origin posters have always been longed for by ardent collectors for this title, and the poster for this most beloved and critically acclaimed Akira Kurosawa film is one of the hardest to find from any of his works. It features a terrific image of the brilliant Toshiro Mifune in full warrior stance, surrounded by images from the film. This is a great find in this condition with only a hint of a chip in the bottom border. There will be few opportunities to own a true piece of important cinema history in this state. Rolled, Very Fine/Near Mint.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2011
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
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