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    The Seven Samurai (Toho, 1954). Japanese B2 (20" X 28.5").
    Akira Kurosawa's epic masterpiece is set in 16th century Japan and stars the incomparable Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura, who each appeared in dozens of the director's successful pictures. When a small village is attacked by bandits, residents hire seven wandering samurai warriors. The film is incredibly well structured, with the first half focusing on the villagers relationship with the samurai and the building tension of the preparations for battle and the latter half devoted to the actual fighting. Ultimately a bittersweet tale of the price of war and the loss of noble warriors, this is one of the most influential films in cinema history and was Japan's highest grossing movie to date. Most notably, John Sturges remade the film as a Western, and another classic was born, The Magnificent Seven. This country of origin original release poster is in extremely nice condition, with only some very light touchup to the folds. Very Fine+ on Linen.




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