This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1963 for the first release of The Insect Woman.
Starring Sachiko Hidari, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Hiroyuki Nagato, Seizaburo Kawazu, Kazuo Kitamura, and Taiji Tonoyama. Directed by Shôhei Imamura. An unrestored poster with bright color and a clean overall appearance.
This is an extremely rare country-of-origin poster for acclaimed Shohei Imamura film.
"Mich." of Variety declared the film as "potent adult film fare by any nation's standards" and praised the camera work by Masahisa Himeda and performances by Sachiko Hidari, Kazuo Kitamura and Jitsuko Yoshimura. The review noted that the film takes place over a period of 45 years in an episodic technique that "consciously causing viewer alienation".
The film won 14 awards in Japan including the Blue Ribbon Award for Best Film and Kinema Junpo Award for Best Film of the Year.
The film earned $500,000 in four weeks in its first release in Japan. In its re-release in 1964, it earned a similar amount.
This poster is in a fantastic condition for its age, no tears no pinholes. It was folded, but subsequently laid flat for many years. Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is 57 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.