A touchstone of the American counterculture movement, Dennis Hopper's 1969 revolutionary road drama Easy Rider defined a generation of disillusioned youth, marking a turning point as the idealism of the 60s began to sour. Director Hopper and producer Peter Fonda co-wrote the screenplay and co-starred as bikers Billy and Wyatt who hit the road with the proceeds of a successful cocaine deal, travelling through the American South from Los Angeles to New Orleans to the beat of a rock and roll soundtrack, navigating the societal tensions of the 1960s and meeting hippies, prostitutes and Jack Nicholson in a standout performance as drunken lawyer George along the way. The film and its self-indulgent filmmakers were notorious for using real drugs, predominantly marijuana, in a number of scenes. A blockbuster success, the film helped to usher in the New Hollywood era which saw the major studios financing a wave of low-budget pictures by new avant-garde directors. This rather patriotic poster for the Japanese release features the same profile of Peter Fonda as used on the yellow US One Sheet poster, but in a red, white and blue colourway with additional stars and stripes motif.
Unfolded, not backed. Minor nicks and creases to corners and edges. Some light creasing and handling dings throughout. Slight rippling and darkening to edges. Image excellent and colours vibrant.