Sword of Doom


1966 Japanese B0 81x28" (206x72cm)

Grade: Fine



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English title: Sword of Doom

Poster title: 大菩薩峠

Poster Year: 1966

Poster Origin: Japanese

Size: B0  81x28"  (206x72cm)

Film title: 大菩薩峠

Film Year: 1966

Film Origin: Japan

Film Directors: Kihachi Okamoto

Film Actors: Tatsuya NakadaiMichiyo AratamaYûzô KayamaYôko Naitô

Film Genres: Action| Drama

Film Plot: Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.

Categories: Black & WhiteCultMartial ArtsFilmLarge Posters

Keywords: 1960sevilredsword

Grade: C6  Fine. Folded, single-sided. Fold seperation, edge wear and tears, handling wear and tape on verso

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Price: $450

“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 film is rare, but this oddly sized “long” B0 takes the cake. This poster is made from two overlapping B1s (which is common for old B0 posters), but instead of joining them side-by-side they overlap end-to-end. The results is a gorgeous black & white landscape poster nearly 7′ in width!


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