1982 Re-Release

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  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back


    “The Star Wars saga continues…”

    For the 1982 re-release of the George Lucas sci fi classic sequel “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” Lucasfilm issued this amazing one-sheet featuring the artwork of Tom Jung, the artist responsible for the original 1980 poster campaign. This ‘updated’ style features  some of the best imagery from the series with fantastic renditions of Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, Yoda (firmly established as such an important and popular character to the series and sparingly used in the original campaign) and the iconic Imperial Walkers, all offset against a matt black background with silver detailing. Presented here in original unrestored condition this beautiful folded (as issued) example has deep unfaded vibrant colour tones and displays to very good effect. A fans favourite this impressive item represents a fine addition for any collector of original movie posters or Star Wars fan memorabilia.

    Trivia: In order to avoid sharing creative rights, George Lucas decided to avoid using a major studio to finance this movie. Instead, he bankrolled the $18 million production himself, using a combination of his profits from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) and a bank loan. Although the move was risky, it paid off several times over. Lucas recovered his investment within three months of the movie’s release.

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