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    Yojimbo (Toho, 1961). Japanese STB (20" X 58").
    A rare country-of-origin poster for this classic samurai film, this piece has engaging graphics and sharp color. When a mysterious samurai (Toshiro Mifune) arrives in a small town, he finds the populace terrorized by warring gangs. Formulating a plan to set the gangs against one another, and thus save the town, the nameless samurai hires himself out to first one side, and then the other as a yojimbo (bodyguard). The story, which is based on Dashiell Hammett's detective novel, Red Harvest, was lifted virtually intact and remade as A Fistful of Dollars (1964), the first in director Sergio Leone's "Dollars" trilogy. In fact, director Akira Kurosawa successfully sued Leone for copyright infringement, and was awarded 15% of the Spaghetti Western's worldwide gross. It has pinholes in the top corners, top right edge wear, tiny stains in the right background, a crease in the top right, and light creasing overall. Original posters from Kurosawa's films are extremely hard to come by, so don't miss an opportunity to own this one! Folded, Very Fine-.


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    July, 2013
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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