takuto at rocketmail.com
Wed Sep 8 15:42:52 EDT 1999
hmmm.. anybody know where i can lay my hands on Harda's "Bounce
Ko Gals" movie poster or other stuff?
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---Randy Man <ranman at csf.edu> wrote:
> In addition to the questions posed by Li Hoo Cheong about Japanese
> posters, does anyone know of any companies anywhere that sell
> of the classic Japanese posters, as is now commonly the case with
> Randolph Man
> College of Santa Fe
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Li Hoo Cheong <lbhcli at polyu.edu.hk>
> To: <KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu>
> Sent: Monday, September 06, 1999 1:22 AM
> Subject: Film Posters
> > I like to re-introduce my queries on Japanese film posters
> > regarding their collection, exhibition, and sales.
> > First, who collects them. I guess every country's national
> > archive collects its own posters, and only collects foreign film
> > posters if donated. But are these collections listed or
> > catalogued? Where are the noted collections of Japanese
> > film posters? Do art galleries collect film posters? Do
> > film studios keep good record of them?
> > In Nov. to Dec. 1998, the National Film Centre in Tokyo
> > held an exhibition of "Japanese Film History in POSTERS
> > from the Collection of Kyohei Misono." The publicity
> > leaflet informs us that the Misono Kyohei collection holds
> > about 3,000 items. Some past exhibitions of film posters,
> > especially posters of Kurosawa's films, were held during
> > the Tokyo International Film Festivals. Even if exhibited,
> > exhibition catalogues of film posters are rare, if not
> > non-existent.
> > This leads to the question of sales as posters are collected
> > by movie fans and film lovers. In Japan, film posters are
> > sometimes available for sale when a Japanese film is first
> > released. A standard size one costs 300-500 yen, and
> > it may costs more later at shops selling movie memorabilia.
> > By standard size, I mean the B2 size at 52cm.X 73 cm.
> > Some film posters are double that size, and some huge
> > ones are four times that size. I have collected a few
> > Roman-poruno film posters that are half that size (26X73)
> > with kanji and kana only but no illustration. One Higashi
> > Yoichi film poster has an odd size of 34X73 cm. with an
> > illustration.
> > I have in hand a poster sales catalogue of 107 items issued
> > by Inagaki Shoten in Tokyo at about 1990. A 1951 Rashomon
> > poster with Venice triumph costs 90,000 yen, a 1960 mint
> > condition Dodesukaden poster costs 10,000 yen, a 1960
> > mint condition Spider's Web (revival) poster costs 4,000 yen.
> > The "revival" note means that the poster is not the original one
> > when the film was first released. Three undated posters of
> > Yojimbo, Sanjuro, and Red Beard (all revivals) also costs
> > 4,000 yen each. Now that the Master is dead, one would
> > expect that the prices of his film posters have also risen.
> > In 1993, there is a new revival film poster of Ozu's
> > Tokyo Story.
> > I was told that posters cost more in Tokyo than other cities.
> > In Japan, the Kurosawa posters available are presumably
> > Japanese ones, but there are other Kurosawa film posters
> > produced in other countries. After Kurosawa, Oshima,
> > Itami, and Kitano have also become quite international.
> > Auction of Hollywood film posters are not uncommon
> > and in Australia, there used to be an annual auction sale
> > of movie memorabilia held in Sydney. I wonder if there
> > were any recorded auction sale of Japanese film posters,
> > in Japan or elsewhere.
> > Any information on this topic is eagerly expected.
> > hc
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