This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1971 for the first release of
Death in Venice.
Death in Venice (original Italian title: Morte a Venezia) is a 1971 Italian–French drama film directed in Panavision and Technicolor by Luchino Visconti and starring Dirk Bogarde and Björn Andrésen. It is based on the novella Death in Venice by the German author Thomas Mann, first published in 1912.
This almost 5′ tall STB poster features fantastic artwork. The tatekan STB format had much lower print numbers compared to regular Japanese B2s. They are very rare, especially for more popular film titles, and are highly sought after by collectors today.
This poster is in a very good condition. There is a tear on the left hand side (top sheet, next to the gentleman`s glasses). It was previously stored in a "Japanese threefold" and subsequently laid flat for a long time. Once framed this poster will look excellent.
Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is 54 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.
STB 20x57" (51x145cm)