English title: Tokyo Drifter
Poster title: 東京流れ者
Poster Year: 1966
Poster Origin: Japanese
Size: STB 20x57" (51x145cm)
Film title: 東京流れ者
Film Year: 1966
Film Origin: Japan
Film Directors: Seijun Suzuki
Film Plot: After his gang disbands, a yakuza enforcer looks forward to life outside of organized crime but soon must become a drifter after his old rivals attempt to assassinate him.
Grade: C8 Very Fine. Folded, single-sided. Top C8: Very minimal handling/edge wear, staple holes in corners, light folds. Bottom C8: Very minimal handling/edge wear, staple holes in corners, light folds.
Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.
Tokyo Drifter is an incredible film that updates the lone wolf Ronin story to swinging 60s modern Tokyo. As always, Seijun Suzuki’s film about loyalty, betrayal and professionalism is a visual treat, with some of the most innovative and influential cinematography in all of cinema.
Before finally tracking down this poster, I was told by several long-time Nikkatsu and Suzuki collectors that an STB for this movie might not exist as they had never seen one surface. Well, it definitely makes an impression at nearly 5′ tall! Country-of-origin posters for Seijun Suzuki are becoming increasingly difficult to find as his reputation and recognition within the Japanese film industry continues to skyrocket! This tall, slender format had very low print numbers compared to regular Japanese B2s. They are very rare, especially for more popular film titles, and are highly sought after by collectors today.