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    Yojimbo (Toho, 1961). Japanese STB (20" X 58").
    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 first 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. Offered here is the rare country-of-origin STB style, the top half printed on glossy stock and the bottom half printed on a matte stock, though all original. Signs of handling include horizontal creasing, light fold wear with small tears, a gouge in the scarf, a tear in the top border, and pinholes in the borders. Original posters from Kurosawa's classic films are extremely hard to come by, making this a fantastic find for fans of the master director. Folded, Fine+.




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    March, 2014
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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