Gate of Hell (Metropolitan Films, 1954). Rolled, Very Fine...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionGate of Hell (Metropolitan Films, 1954). Rolled, Very Fine. Belgian (14.75" X 21.75").
Notable not just for it's gripping plot but also for its incredible cinematography, Teinosuke Kinugasa's landmark drama became one of Japan's first films to gain international acclaim. Thanks in no small part to the powerful performances of stars Machiko Kyo and Kazuo Hasegawa, the picture also benefitted from Kinugasa's expert usage of Eastman's color technology. After winning the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film festival and an honorary Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, Gate of Hell has become a classic of Japanese cinema. Pieces from the picture's first release is few and far between, and it is a pleasure to present this fantastic Belgian for the first time at Heritage. The poster has few notable issues, showing slight edge wear, light creases, minute tears, and a couple of small unobtrusive stains. Rolled, Very Fine.
Estimate: $500 - $1,000.
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