This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1954 for the first release of Seven Samurai.
We sent this poster from Tokyo all the way to California to our linen-backers and they have done an best-in-class job. It is conservation linen-backed it to ensure it will survive for future generations.
This is the most important poster in Japanese Cinema. The masterpiece of Akira Kurosawa, is consistently voted as one of the best films ever made. Kurosawa is one of the most deservedly celebrated film directors in history. Seven Samurai is Kurosawa`s most famous film and has inspired western filmmakers for generations and will continue to do so for generations.
Country of origin posters have always been longed for by ardent collectors for this title, and the poster for this most beloved and critically acclaimed Akira Kurosawa film is one of the hardest to find from any of his works. It features a terrific image of the brilliant Toshiro Mifune in full warrior stance, surrounded by images from the film. This is a outstanding find in this condition. There are very few opportunities to own a true piece of important cinema history in this state.
This poster is 67 years old, it is not a reproduction or a reprint, it is an original.
A Certificate of Authenticity included.
B2 Size (500 x 707mm / 19.7 x 27.8 inches)