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    Yokihi (Daiei, 1955). Japanese B2 (20" X 29"). Sumptuously filmed in color as vibrant as this lovely poster, Yokihi is the most ancient of famed auteur director Kenji Mizoguchi's costume dramas, with central themes of passion, sorrow, and the conflict between love and power remaining timeless even today. Set in 8th century Japan, this is the tragic drama of a Chinese emperor who falls in love with a peasant girl, and the court intrigues that arise as she becomes empress. Along with Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu, Misoguchi left an incredible legacy of cinematic masterpieces behind. Sadly, this was one of Mizoguchi's last films, and one of only two, out of some 75, that he shot in full color. Country of origin posters are always so difficult from the far East, and this original B2 is a visual treat. There are only small corner chips in the top border, minor edge wear with tiny tears, and very soft folds. Fine+.

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