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    The Hidden Fortress (Toho, 1958). Japanese B2 (20" X 29").
    In this classic film, directed by Akira Kurosawa, two bumbling soldiers (Minoru Chiaki and Kamatari Fujiwara) fall in with rogue general Rokurota Makabe (Toshiro Mifune), who seeks not only a fortune in gold, but to free Princess Yuki (Misa Uehara) from the enemy forces. Taking a cue from John Ford's The Searchers (1956), this picture also provided inspiration to a young George Lucas, who incorporated various elements of plot and character into Star Wars (1977). Kurosawa regular Takashi Shimura, one of Japan's finest actors, also appears in this classic film. This magnificent original release poster is exceedingly rare, as original posters from Kurosawa's best films tend to be. It has some edge wear, a bit of fold wear, and a tear at the top, but these are small flaws, none of which detract overmuch from the overwhelming eye-appeal of this scarce gem. Get your bid in now! Very Fine.




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