Sword of Doom
1966 Japanese STB 20x57" (51x145cm)
Grade: Very Fine
English title: Sword of Doom
Poster title: 大菩薩峠
Poster Year: 1966
Poster Origin: Japanese
Size: STB 20x57" (51x145cm)
Film title: 大菩薩峠
Film Year: 1966
Film Origin: Japan
Film Directors: Kihachi Okamoto
Film Plot: Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.
Grade: C8 Very Fine. Folded, single-sided. Top C8-C9: Unused poster with only minimal handling/edge/fold wear, a very small bit of cross fold wear, Bottom C8: Unused poster with only minimal handling/edge/fold wear, a very small bit of cross fold wear.
Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.
“The sword is the soul. Study the soul to know the sword. Evil mind, evil sword.” These prophetic words of warning are spoken by Toshiro Mifune’s (三船 敏郎) wise samurai character and really cut to the heart of Sword of Doom. The 1966 sword-play masterpiece directed by Kihachi Okamoto (岡本 喜八) departs from the good/bad, honorable/corrupted samurai conventions to focus on an amoral and unhinged protagonist whose extreme bloodlust was unlike any filmgoers had seen before.
Any material for this important film is rare, but this Japanese STB is particularly so. I have yet to see another of these surface at auction and this tall-narrow format offers a great presence without taking up so much width on your wall.