This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1967 for the first release of You Only Live Twice.
The almost life size image of James Bond on this extremely rare Japanese tatekan poster is phenomenal and unique to the Japanese poster. It is by far the rarest Japanese poster for this film and a must have for many James Bond fans.
This almost 5′ tall STB poster features fantastic artwork. The tatekan STB format had much lower print numbers compared to regular Japanese B2s. They are very rare, especially for more popular film titles, and are highly sought after by collectors today.
You Only Live Twice is a 1967 spy film and the fifth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, starring Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It is the first Bond film to be directed by Lewis Gilbert, who later directed the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me and the 1979 film Moonraker, both starring Roger Moore. The screenplay of You Only Live Twice was written by Roald Dahl, and loosely based on Ian Fleming's 1964 novel of the same name. It is the first James Bond film to discard most of Fleming's plot, using only a few characters and locations from the book as the background for an entirely new story. (Source: Wikipedia)
This poster is in an amazing near MINT unused condition. There are no pinholes or tears. Please refer to the imagery (front and back) 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.
STB 20x57" (51x145cm)