This is an original Japanese printed in 1970 for the first release of Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo.
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (座頭市と用心棒) is a 1970 Japanese drama film directed by Kihachi Okamoto.
It is the 20th of a series of films featuring the blind swordsman Zatoichi. The main character is based on a fictional character, a blind masseur and swordmaster. He was created by novelist Kan Shimozawa and set during the late Edo period (1830s and 1840s).
In this film, actor Toshiro Mifune plays a similar character to Sanjuro, the rōnin (masterless samurai) in Akira Kurosawa's famous film Yojimbo (1961). Although Mifune is clearly not playing the same man (his name here is Daisaku Sasa, and his personality and background differ in many key respects), the film's title and some of its content connect him to the character, the Ronin with No Name, and the idea of the two iconic jidaigeki characters confronting each other (Machibuse, made in the same year, also stars Mifune in a role similar to that of Yojimbo).
This poster is in a very good condition. Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale. This poster was used in the cinema in 1964, therefore, there is one pinhole in each corner.
It is 51 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.
B2 Size - 50 x 70.7cm