Ran-An Original Vintage Movie Poster For Akira Kurosawa's Feudal Samurai Masterpiece With Tatsuya Nakadai, Terao, & Jinpachi Nezu
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RAN-A Rare Original Vintage Movie Poster for Akira Kurosawa's Feudal Samurai Masterpiece with Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, & Jinpachi Nezu. in Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. Unfortunately, he vastly underestimates how the newfound power will corrupt them causing them to turn on each other...and him. Based on Shakespeare's "King Lear" & including segments based on legends of the daimyō Mōri Motonari, Akira Kurosawa's RAN is a staggering achievement in the annals of Film History. Logistically as complex as anything ever put on Film RAN was one of the most difficult productions ever staged, right up there with Abel Gance's "Napoleon", Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" & Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan". Ran was Kurosawa's last great epic. With a budget of $12 million, it was the most expensive Japanese film ever produced. The film hypnotizes with its powerful images & inspired use of color. The costume designer Emi Wada won an Academy Award for her work on Ran. The distinctive Gustav Mahler-inspired film score, written by Toru Takemitsu, plays in isolation with the ambient sound muted during the battle at the third castle, which is featured as the central image of this poster. STARS: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, & Jinpachi Nezu DIRECTOR: Akira Kurosawa WRITER(S): Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, & Masato Ide (Screenplay) & William Shakespeare (Play) CINEMATOGRAPHY: Takao Saitô, Asakazu Nakai, & Shôji Ueda SCORE: Tôru Takemitsu THIS IS A VINTAGE, ORIGINAL POSTER PRODUCED & DISTRIBUTED BY THE MOVIE STUDIO. THIS IS NOT A "REPRINT" OR A "REPRODUCTION". POSTER SPECIFICS: YEAR: 1985 COUNTRY: USA POSTER TYPE: US 1-Sheet SIZE: 27" X 41" [69 x 104 cm] MAILED: Rolled (VCA has stored this poster FLAT & will Ship it Rolled) CONDITION: This Poster is in "FINE" to "VERY FINE" condition, remarkable as it was printed over (37) years ago. This vintage US 1-Sheet Poster is truly a unique find as the color is still rich & not faded. The poster stock has minor surface & edgewear (See Photo Detail). This poster features the title of the film in prominent stylized red letters in English over galloping samurai from the siege of Hidetora's Castle. This epic poster perfectly reflects the tone & epic nature of the film. Please refer to the Photo detail & the grading status in the "9-GRADE" System graphs in the photo log. Lithographs with light surface creasing are common for posters of this age (See Photo detail). Magnets were used in the photography of these posters so as to limit handling & wear. These magnets are silver & visible in photographs in each of the poster's (4) corners. These Posters are anywhere from 20-70 years old & were issued to movie theaters at the time of the film's release. All Posters came through Auction, Gallery purchase, or from the Original Movie theater proprietors. Although all Posters are Stored FLAT & carefully maintained, original poster art of this age can never be in



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