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A tribute to 50 years of unforgettable images and purple prose created by nameless designers at Japanese film studios. Featuring classic posters from Samurai, Ninja, Monster, Sci-Fi, Yakuza, Pink, and Animation movies. As film critic Chuck Stephens observes in his introduction, "...the art of the Japanese movie poster-- a visual realm where the ridiculous meets the sublime... is like nothing one can hope to encounter anywhere else in the world." Inside you'll find 80 full-color, full-page illustrations, expert commentary, and plenty of swords, guns, tattoos, rubber monster suits, school uniforms, cartoon characters, thugs, and sirens.
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Chuck Stephens is a contributing editor to Film Comment, a columnist for Kinema Junpo, and a freelance specialist in Asian cinema for publications worldwide. Tetsuya Masuda is a vintage poster expert and head of the cinema section of @wonder antiquarian books. Kairakutei Black is a Japanese film critic and traditional "rakugo" comic storyteller.Review:
...a colorful, handsome volume...I recommend this book, not only to aficionados, but to the uninitiated. -- Mike Sugimoto, Professor of Japanese Literature and Film, University of Puget Sound
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