This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1970 for the first release of House of Gamblers.
Two prominent families battle a fierce turf war in the midst of a gambling ban during the Meiji Era.
The Aramasa family oyabun retires just as police crackdowns on their gambling parlors force the clan into the construction business and an uneasy union with the troublesome Tanuma family. Aramasa lieutenant Ryoji (Takakura) is passed over as successor because he still has one year left on a five-year prison stretch for slicing up a half dozen Tanuma soldiers. This drives a wedge between new boss Eizo (Oki) and fellow clan member Sekine (Wakayama), who is loyal to Ryoji. The situation goes from bad to worse once Ryoji returns home to find his standing in the clan greatly diminished and Tanuma looking to get even. Tragic and frustrating for most of its running time, which helps make the inevitable bloodbath so much more cathartic, this ninkyo eiga is greatly buoyed by strong performances (especially by Takakura and the great Koji Tsuruta) and a gripping, beautifully staged climactic sword battle.
(Source: Temple of Schlock)
This poster is in a very good condition. Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale. There is some discoloration consistent with its age!
It is 51 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.
B2 Size - 50 x 70.7 cm