“May The Force Be With You”
A very rare Japanese B2 original 1977 movie poster that was the first ever design issued in Japan for George Lucas’ space, fantasy saga “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope”. This is also known as the ‘Space’ style and is extremely sought after with many collectors & fans realising that these “variation on a theme” posters are incredibly scarce and feature a unique Country of Origin design exclusively printed for the Japanese release. Lovely deep, rich dark colours and displaying to excellent effect this originally rolled (as issued) unrestored Japanese film poster is a desirable piece of original Star Wars movie memorabilia from what has become one of the most collectable and popular modern movie franchises.
Trivia: George Lucas was so sure this movie would flop that instead of attending the premiere, he went on vacation to Hawaii with his good friend Steven Spielberg, where they came up with the idea for Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).…more detail
20 1/4″ x 28 5/8″ (51 x 73 cm), Japanese B2 / Single Sided
Very Fine plus / Originally Rolled (as issued)
Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Frank Oz, Harrison Ford, Keith Prowse, Kenny Baker, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew