Gate of Hell (Metropolitan Films/Sofradis, 1954). Fine/Ver...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionGate of Hell (Metropolitan Films/Sofradis, 1954). Fine/Very Fine. Belgian Hand-Tinted Photos (15), Belgian Photos (14) (Measure), Belgian Press Materials (2 Pages), & French Cannes Film Festival Press Material.
Considered one of Japan's greatest early export films, this period drama from director Teinosuke Kinugasa took full advantage of Eastman's color technology with sumptuous results. Aided by excellent performances by Machiko Kyo playing a self-sacrificing lady in waiting and Kazuo Hasegawa as her jealous would-be suitor and samurai, this engrossing picture gained such accolades as the Cannes Film Festival's Grand Prix and an honorary Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Making their first appearance at Heritage, these items show slight edge wear, mild creases, some curling, and pinholes. Also apparent are minor tears and chips, unobtrusive stains and smudges, small paper lifts, as well as thin surface scuffs. One of the photos has writing indentations, and another photo has a couple of pieces of cellophane tape on the front that wrap around to the verso.
Estimate: $500 - $1,000.
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