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    Yojimbo (Toho, 1961). Japanese STB (20" X 58").
    When a mysterious samurai (Toshiro Mifune) arrives in a small town, he finds the populace terrorized by warring gangs. Formulating a plan to set the gangs against one another, and thus save the town, the nameless samurai hires himself out to first one side, and then the other as a yojimbo (bodyguard). The story, which is based on Dashiell Hammett's detective novel, Red Harvest, was lifted virtually intact and remade as A Fistful of Dollars (1964), the first in director Sergio Leone's "Dollars" trilogy. In fact, director Akira Kurosawa successfully sued Leone for copyright infringement, and was awarded 15% of the Spaghetti Western's worldwide gross. Offered here for the first time by Heritage, is a very rare country-of-origin poster for this classic samurai film. It has pinholes in the corners, borders, and image area, and some small stains in the right side, but is otherwise extremely clean and attractive. Original posters from Kurosawa's classic films are extremely hard to come by; don't let this one get away from you, as it may be quite some time before another comes available. Fine/Very Fine.


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    November, 2009
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