1985 Japanese B0 58x40" (146x103cm)
English title: Ran
Poster title: 乱
Poster Year: 1985
Poster Origin: Japanese
Size: B0 58x40" (146x103cm)
Style: helmet style
Film title: 乱
Film Year: 1985
Film Directors: Akira Kurosawa
Film Plot: An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him.
Grade: C6 Fine. Folded, single-sided. Theater used poster with moderate edge/handling/fold wear, folded in quarters with ink loss along most folds (common with glossy stock posters), lots of edge damage in the corners some of which was lightly touched up with acid free watercolor pencils to lessen the impact.
Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.
Ran was both Kurosawa’s final epic and final samurai film — this from a filmmaker whose career was practically defined by them. It should come as no surprise then that it is widely cited to be one of his finest achievements. Such an epic production required years of planning. In fact, Kurosawa first began work on the film in the early 1970s, and it was not until after 1975’s Dersu Uzala and 1980’s Kagemusha (his self proclaimed “dry run” epic) that he finally assembled the team and financing to bring it to the screen. Ran was a reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear, set in sixteenth-century Japan and following a family dynasty crumbling under weight of war, betrayal and greed. It is no surprise that the Japanese title, 乱, translates simply to “chaos”.
This Japanese B0 is as epic as the film itself and is one of five different designs created to promote the film — all five of which are available from Marquee Poster. This huge set of posters must have made a formidable display upon its premiere!