Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope



“May The Force Be with You”

An 1982 original first year of ‘dubbed’ release in Japan of “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope”. In 1982, Japan premiered the first version of Star Wars to use Japanese voice-over actors rather than subtitles. George Lucas & the Studio Executives were incredibly pleased with the result and said that the Japanese voices closely resembled those of the original actors and maintained the integrity of the production. For this ‘dubbed’ presentation acclaimed Japanese artist Noriyoshi Ohrai was commissioned to create the artwork. Drawing on his own love of the Millennium Falcon he produced a fantastic image centred around this iconic spaceship which also features, Han, Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, the Death Star and succeeded in creating one of the best looking, fan favourite Star Wars’ film posters. Featuring country unique Japanese artwork this exceptional investment grade example is truly one of my favourite posters from the franchise. Rolled (as issued) this beautiful unrestored original condition poster presents near flawlessly 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.

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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.

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1977, 1982 – Commemorative ‘Dubbed’ Version


Japanese B2 (20" x 29")

Country of Origin



Near mint minus; originally rolled (as issued)


George Lucas


Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Frank Oz, Harrison Ford, Keith Prowse, Kenny Baker, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew

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