This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1966 for the first release of The Sword of Doom.
The Sword of Doom (大菩薩峠, Dai-bosatsu Tōge, "Great Bodhisattva Pass"), is a 1966 jidaigeki film directed by Kihachi Okamoto and stars Tatsuya Nakadai. It is based on the serial novel of the same title by Kaizan Nakazato.
“The sword is the soul. Study the soul to know the sword. Evil mind, evil sword.” These prophetic words of warning are spoken by Toshiro Mifune’s (三船 敏郎) wise samurai character and really cut to the heart of Sword of Doom. The 1966 sword-play masterpiece directed by Kihachi Okamoto (岡本 喜八) departs from the good/bad, honorable/corrupted samurai conventions to focus on an amoral and unhinged protagonist whose extreme bloodlust was unlike any filmgoers had seen before. (Source Wikipedia)
This poster is in almost mint condition with no fold lines. Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is 54 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.