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    The Seven Samurai (Toho, 1954). Japanese B2 (20" X 29").
    The year 1954 was a turning point for the venerable Toho studios in Japan. They gambled, and gambled big. They poured money into two films, an epic film about a Gojira...a combination of a gorilla and a whale (known in the U.S. as Godzilla), and this landmark Kurosawa-directed film about an unemployed Samurai warrior. If these films had not performed, and well, the studio would surely have closed. The rest, as they say, is history. Country of origin posters have always been longed for by ardent collectors for these titles. The poster for this most beloved and critically acclaimed Akira Kurosawa film is the hardest find of any of his works. It's a terrific image of the brilliant Toshiro Mifune in full warrior stance, with side images from the film. A great find in unrestored condition with only two soft horizontal folds, small edge tears in three borders, small pieces of museum tape on the verso, and a small chip in the top edge. What an excellent opportunity to own a true piece of important cinema history. Folded, Fine.


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