“May The Force Be with You”
Although on almost constant release in some cinemas since its original 1977 it wasn’t until 1981 that “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” received its first official re-release. What followed was a special two-week limited engagement showing and for this new one-sheets were created with a bright yellow banner tagline across the middle that reads “The Force Will Be With You For Two Weeks Only” and reworking Tom Jung’s original poster design. Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia are highlighted in full colour set against silver logo lettering, which in turn is offset against a matt black background. It really is a striking piece . This re-release only happened in the United States making these country of origin posters highly desirable. Rolled (as issued) this beautiful unrestored original condition poster presents to very good effect and represents a scarce and desirable piece of original Star Wars movie memorabilia from what has become one of the most collectable and popular modern movie franchises.
Trivia: The word “Jedi” is derived from the Japanese words “Jidai Geki,” which translate as “period adventure drama.” A period adventure drama is a Japanese television soap opera program set in the samurai days. George Lucas mentioned in an interview that he saw a “Jidai Geki” program on television while in Japan a year or so before the movie was made, and he liked the word.…more detail
1977, 1981 Re-Release
‘Studio’ Style – “The Force Will Be with you For Two Weeks Only”, US One Sheet / (27" x 41") / Single Sided
United States (USA)
Very Fine – 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