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    Yokihi (Daiei, 1955). Japanese B2 (20" X 29"). Directed by the great Japanese filmmaker Kenji Mizoguchi, this is the tragic romance of the Chinese Emperor Genso of the Tang Dynasty and a commoner who eventually becomes Empress. Mizoguchi made several period dramas after the war of which Yokihi was one of only two of his over 75 films shot in color. Mizoguchi died in Kyoto in 1956, the year after this film was made, of leukemia at the age of 58, by which time he had become recognized as one of the three masters of Japanese cinema, together with Yasujiro Ozu and Akira Kurosawa. This gorgeous country-of-origin poster was folded horizontally at one time but has been rolled for years. There is a "v" shaped tear which has been repaired with cellophane tape on the backside. There is a small "v" shaped piece that was missing from the upper image which has been replaced and rather crudely restored. There is a pinhole in each upper corner. There is a small chip from the lower border. Fine+.



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