This is an original Japanese printed in 1957 for the first release of The Seventh Seal.
This Art work was only used on the original first release Japanese poster.
This is an ultra rare original release Japanese poster from Swedish director Ingmar Bergman's classic metaphysical tale of life and death. The scenes of the Knight playing chess with the grim reaper have become nothing less than filmic icons.
The Seventh Seal (Swedish: Det sjunde inseglet) is a 1957 Swedish historical fantasy film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Set in Sweden during the Black Death, it tells of the journey of a medieval knight (Max von Sydow) and a game of chess he plays with the personification of Death (Bengt Ekerot), who has come to take his life. Bergman developed the film from his own play Wood Painting. The title refers to a passage from the Book of Revelation, used both at the very start of the film, and again towards the end, beginning with the words "And when the Lamb had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour".[Rev. 8:1] Here, the motif of silence refers to the "silence of God", which is a major theme of the film.
The Seventh Seal is considered a classic of world cinema, as well as one of the greatest movies of all time. It established Bergman as a world-renowned director, containing scenes which have become iconic through homages, critical analysis, and parodies.
This poster is in an almost mint condition. Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is 64 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.