Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker
U.S. / International One-Sheet – Double Sided – 27″ x 40″
Printed in USA for use in Europe and United Kingdom
Near Mint minus / Originally Rolled (as issued)
Anthony Daniels, Adam Driver, Benicio Del Toro, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Kenny Baker, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew
“Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” is a continuation of the Star Wars saga created by George Lucas and set over thirty years after Return of the Jedi and a few months after the events of “The Last Jedi”. The release of each instalment is always accompanied by a huge global marketing and merchandising campaign with the movie posters produced always being of the highest artistic quality. And I’m pleased to say that Episode IX keeps up the high standard. With artwork by Paul Shipper the finished poster has magnificent dark powerful imagery as our heroes are showcased, highlighted by Rey (Daisy Ridley) with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) acting as an ominous backdrop. It certainly pays homage to some of the iconic ‘Star Wars’ artwork popularised in the campaigns for the ‘Original Trilogy’ . The original Advance IMAX (Real D 3D) one-sheet offered here is full size measuring 27″ x 40″ and is double sided. Guaranteed original and presented here in excellent unrestored condition this beautiful rolled (as issued) example has minimal handling wear and looks incredible. A rare and desirable example of original Star Wars movie memorabilia from what has become one of the most collectable and popular modern movie franchises…“Confronting fear is the destiny of a Jedi. Your destiny.”
Trivia: During the massive crowd celebration scene, C-3PO says that this event happens once every 42 years. This was the time between the first Star Wars movie to be released in 1977 and this film. However, the official time line in The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary states that in the events of this film take place 35 years after that of A New Hope.
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The teaser trailer and the title “The Rise of Skywalker“ was announced at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, Illinois on April 12, 2019.
When George Lucas originally laid out plans for twelve episodes, then reduced that number to nine episodes, he said that C-3PO and R2-D2 would be the only characters to appear in all nine. This will prove to be true, as Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, the only other characters to appear in every film of both the original and prequel trilogies did not appear in the sequel trilogy. Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) will also become the only actor to appear in all nine films.
Though they are no longer the main characters, each film in the sequel trilogy was meant to showcase one of the main characters from the original trilogy. “The Force Awakens“ focused on Han, “The Last Jedi“ on Luke, and “The Rise of Skywalker“ will reportedly focus on Leia. This actually mirrors the original trilogy, in which Luke interacts with a central character from the prequel trilogy. The original “Star Wars” focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi, “The Empire Strikes Back“ on Yoda, and “Return of the Jedi” on the Emperor.
Trivia: The only Star Wars movie for which Carrie Fisher received top billing, as well as the only Skywalker Saga movie to give top billing to a woman. As of 2019, the only other Star Wars film to give top billing to a woman was Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) for which Felicity Jones received top billing.
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.