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