This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1966 for the first release of Zatoichi`s Vengeance.
Remarkable mint condition poster. Please see both front and back images.
Zatoichi's Vengeance (座頭市の歌が聞える, Zatōichi no uta ga kikoeru) is a 1966 Japanese chambara film directed by Tokuzō Tanaka and starring Shintaro Katsu as the blind masseur Zatoichi. It was originally released by the Daiei Motion Picture Company (later acquired by Kadokawa Pictures).
Zatoichi's Vengeance is the thirteenth episode in the 26-part film series devoted to the character of Zatoichi.
Traveling on the road, Zatoichi (Katsu) encounters a dying man who gives him a bag full of money and the name "Taichi". Traveling on, he makes the acquaintance of a blind biwa-playing priest. The two travel to a town that is having their annual thunder drum festival. The town is under the domination of a Yakuza boss who extorts from the people.
In a contemporary review, "Chie." of Variety praised the film, noting "superlative camerawork" of Kazuo Miyagawa and compared the Zatoichi series to the James Bond film series, noting its "coolness and sense of fun". "Chie." noted a highlight to be the film's finale with its battle on the bridge as being "splendidly photographed".
From a retrospective review, J. Doyle Wallis, in a review for DVD Talk, wrote that "Zatoichi's Vengeance displays one of the most interesting aspects of Zatoichi as a character." (Source Wikipedia)
This poster is in a mint condition. Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is 55 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.