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    The Gate of Hell (Daiei, 1953). Japanese B2 (20" X 28.5"). The very first Japanese film to gain artistic and critical recognition abroad - it won the 1954 Palme d'or Grand Prize award at the Cannes Film Festival, a 1955 Honorary Academy Award for "Best Foreign Language Film," and the 1954 New York Film Critics Circle Award for "Best Foreign Language Film." Originally titled, Jigokumon. When courageous samurai Moritoh (Kazuo Hasegawa) is promised anything his heart desires as a reward for bravely defending his lord, he asks for the hand of Lady Kesa (Machiko Kyo) in marriage. Unfortunately, she is already married to Wataru (Isao Yamagata), another samurai, putting the lord in a difficult position. The original issue B2 offered here has pinholes and enlarged pinholes around the poster, and a chip in the top left, but is otherwise in excellent condition. This is a very rare, original release, country-of-origin B2! Folded, Fine+.

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