Japan's answer to Frankenheimer's Grand Prix, Safari 5000 (1969) is in some ways the culmination of the excesses of the big budget, sprawling epic films with international actors and delusions of grandeur that seemed to run rampant in the mid to late '60s. Yukiro Ishihara stars but the cast includes Toshiro Mifune and Tatsuya Nakadai, both wasted in nothing parts, although Mifune gets another crack at the role of a team owner just like Grand Prix. Emanuelle Riva provides the nouvelle vague ennui that permeates nearly every frame as director Koreyoshi Kurahara embraces the angst of the relationships of drivers that started out as a happy go lucky crew but ended up in deep with The Man's teams.
This is an original extremely rare B0-Sized Japanese movie poster from 1969 for the first release of Safari 5000!
It is in an excellent condition. There is a small piece of the bottom left hand corner missing, this has been taken account of in the price. Please see imagery as this is the exact poster that you will be purchasing.
The film is very popular amongst car and racing enthusiasts and fans of Japanese cinema. The film stars many of Japan`s most famous actors including - Yûjirô Ishihara, Tatsuya Nakadai, Toshirô Mifune
A Certificate of Authenticity is included.