This is an original, rolled, Japanese B2 (50 x 71cm) theatrical movie poster for the 1976 re-release of Akira Kurosawa directed Yojimbo. This movie stars Toshihiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai and Takashi Shimura.
The film was released and produced by Toho on April 25, 1961. Yojimbo received highly positive reviews, and, over the years, became widely regarded as one of the best films by Kurosawa and one of the greatest films ever made. The film grossed an estimated $2.5 million worldwide, equivalent to more than $130 million adjusted for inflation. It was unofficially remade by Sergio Leone as the Spaghetti Western film A Fistful of Dollars (1964), leading to a lawsuit by Toho. (Source: Wiki)
This poster is in mint condition and has never been folded.
This very rare and highly sought after poster, printed in 1976 for the movie re-release in Japan, it is not a reproduction or a reprint.
We have acquired quite a few of these posters from a supplier in Okayama. We will sell the first couple at $150 and then we will go back to the regular price of $200.
Certificate of Authenticity is included.