This is an original very rare Japanese poster printed in 1967 for the first release of You Only Live Twice.
The fifth film in the James Bond film series, produced by Eon Productions. This film was Directed by Lewis Gilbert, and was the first of three films that he would make for Eon Productions.
Roald Dahl wrote the screenplay, which is loosely based on the novel by Ian Fleming from 1964.
Sean Connery announced that he would retire from playing 007 after this film, however, against all odds, he did make a return for Diamonds are Forever in 1971 and Never Say Never Again in 1983.
This poster is in a mint condition - it is extremely difficult to find this poster, especially in this condition.
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.
It is 54 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.