Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
IMAX Style, US One Sheet (27" x 40") Double Sided
United States (USA)
Near mint minus; originally rolled (as issued)
Christopher Lee, Pernila August, Ewan McGregor, Frank Oz, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Natalie Portman, Samuel L Jackson
“A Jedi Shall Not Know Anger. Nor Hatred. Nor Love.”
“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” was the second part of a new concept for the Star Wars franchise, being part of a new prequel trilogy created by George Lucas and set before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, introducing a new group of heroes & the early informative years of some well known ones. The release of any Star Wars film is always accompanied by a huge global marketing and merchandising campaign with the movie posters produced always being of the highest artistic quality. The IMAX “Size Matters Not…Except on an IMAX Screen” one-sheet poster featuring Yoda is a wonderful diversion from the more traditional, modern movie marketing campaign with this retro, period-style by Dave McMacken. Much scarcer than the regular film posters, being only created for IMAX cinemas they were printed in significantly lower numbers. Guaranteed original and presented here in fantastic unrestored condition this beautiful ROLLED (as issued) example looks fantastic with minimal handling wear; deep unfaded vibrant colour tones…A desirable example of original Star Wars movie memorabilia from what has become one of the most collectable and popular modern movie franchises.
Trivia: Like Ewan McGregor did in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Hayden Christensen made “light-saber noises” the first time he was handed one in rehearsal. After chuckling at the young star’s antics, George Lucas informed him that they probably had people in Sound Effects who could do a better job in post-production.…more detail
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“Set ten years after the events in “The Phantom Menace”. After an assassination attempt on the life of Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan learner Anakin Skywalker are sent to investigate. After tracking down the assassin, she is killed before any information can be driven out of her. The two Jedi are then sent on two different missions: Anakin is sent to Naboo with Padmé and Obi-Wan is sent to the planet of Kamino where he will investigate the assassination attempts. Little does he know, he is investigating some of the biggest events of the Star Wars saga, as he finds out that there is a connection between the assassination attempts and a separatist movement led by a former Jedi against the Republic. The Galactic Republic finds itself at the brink of a civil war.”
Stick a lightsaber in a movie and I’m happy. Seriously. “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones“ takes place ten years after the battle of Naboo (in “The Phantom Menace“) young Anakin (Hayden Christensen) has grown into a talented Jedi, though very reckless. He also has all the traits teenagers have- moody, irresponsible, fancies the pretty senator… that kind of thing. Obi Wan’s (Ewan McGregor) becoming increasingly concerned over his Padawan’s behaviour, while the Jedi Council struggle to keep the peace as the galaxy appears to be on the brink of war. Amidala (Natalie Portman), former Queen of Naboo and now senator, is placed under protection of the Jedi after an assassination attempt- unfortunately her ‘Jedi bodyguard’ can’t necessarily be trusted.
Boo hoo if you want to moan about prequels, Ewoks, Jar Jar, Anakin’s ghost, directors re- edited special ultimate redux DVD editions, whatever. Star Wars rocks. Fact. The film hardly lets up pace from the chase through Coruscant to Obi Wan’s Raymond Chandler-esquire investigation into the development of a clone army (the precursor to the Stormtroopers of the original trilogy) to the finale when war is declared and just about the biggest Jedi showdown ever (so far). And I won’t even mention what happens when you mess with Anakin’s mother.
Classic tale of good versus evil, jaw dropping special effects, plenty of that’ll-tie-in-to- Episode-IV-nicely moments.
A poster that has never been used or displayed and may show the most minor signs of age and wear. The poster should have no holes or tears.
A generally unused poster with fresh, saturated colors. May have minimal tears at folds. Has no significant holes, no paper loss, may have minor tears along edges, may have fine pin holes.
A poster with bright colour and crisp overall appearance. It may have very general signs of use including slight fold separation and fold wear. It may have pin holes or very minor tears. This is the highest grade allowed for a poster that has been restored either on linen or on paper.
A poster with good colors and overall clean appearance. It may have minor tears small paper loss and minor stains. It may have some fold seperation.
An average poster with overall fresh color. May have tears, minor paper loss, minor hazing. Paper may be brittle due to age, may have minor stains. May have a small amount of writing in an unobtrusive place. May have medium or major restoration.
A poster with faded colors and brittle paper, showing significant signs of use. May have tears and paper loss. May have tape, writing, stains in image area. In need of restoration or had major restoration.
A poster that is worn, torn, and/or damaged. May have staining, cracking, dry rot, and/or large tears. May be heavily soiled, may have pieces missing. In need of major restoration.
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11 x 14″ printed on heavy stock paper. Used as display in theatre lobbies. Originally made in sets of eight. Some sets have a title card, which contains credits and artwork, essentially a mini-poster. The remaining seven cards are coloured photographic credits and poster artwork showing different scenes from the movie.
14 x 22″ printed on heavy stock paper with the top 4-6 inches usually left blank for the local cinema owner to fill in the cinema and the date it was due to play. Largely discontinued during the 1970’s.
22 x 28″ printed on heavy stock paper. The image displayed is normally a smaller version of the main poster, although some do have different artworks and sometimes come in two versions.
14 x 36″ printed on heavy stock paper. Inserts usually have the same artwork as a one sheet. Popular with collectors since they are smaller and easier to frame. Normally come tri folded or rolled.
STYLE Y/FORTY BY SIXTY
40 x 60″ printed on heavy stock paper. Rare since they were primarily used for major motion pictures only. Designed to be used outside the theatre, on an easel, normally at a drive-in movie theatre.
27 x 41″ printed on paper. This is the most common size of poster, intended to be displayed in a glass “marquee” case. It is the most sought after size by collectors. Since the 1980’s most posters are sent to the theatre rolled and maybe slightly smaller measuring 27″ by 40″ and with the advent of backlit light boxes a growing number of modern movie posters are available double-sided and the more traditional single-sided.
41 x 81″ printed on paper. These were printed on two or three separate sheets designed to overlap, few survive. Used for larger advertising spaces, normally posted on walls, perfect for huge movie theatres the drive-in, where people could see them from a distance. From the 1970’s on, three-sheets were sometimes printed in one piece and issued as “international” versions to be used abroad.
30 x 40″ Most common poster size used in the UK. British Quads are horizontal and may have different artwork to the US one sheet. Like a US one sheet they normally come in two versions. Like a US one sheet they are usually supplied single-sided or more commonly now as a double sided poster.
27 X 40″, printed on paper. Very rarely used size.
13 x 28″ six inches shorter than the US insert, very nice size to frame. Italian poster illustrators are some of the best in the industry.
18 x 26″ Glossy, high quality, used as lobby cards in Italy. Size may vary, either vertical or horizontal format. There are also double Photobusta or mini Photobusta.
(DUE): 39 x 55″ This is the standard poster size used in Italy. Italian poster illustrators are some of the best in the industry.
(QUATTRO) 55 x 79″ Very large Italian poster printed in two pieces, often contains very beautiful artwork.
47 x 63″ (GRANDE) or 24 x 33″ (PETITE) French movie posters normally come with different artwork to either the US or the UK. Like the Italian’s some of the artwork is extrememly beautiful.