“The Empire Falls…”
For the third chapter of the original Star Wars trilogy “Return of the Jedi” Lucasfilm successfully chose a number of internationally acclaimed artists to present a varied series of designs for the Worldwide advertising campaign. The poster here is the Yamakatsu issued Style B Japanese B2 by the prominent Star Wars artist Noriyoshi Ohrai. Titled ‘Starfall’ by the artist this design was not an official cinema poster but was sold exclusively in a small number of Japanese cinemas where the movie was playing. Due to printing difficulties it was only available in very limited numbers and is extremely scarce. Ohrai’s beautiful illustration is widely regarded as one of the best of any ‘Star Wars’ posters and is hugely desirable. Presented here in unrestored rolled (as issued) condition with just minor handling wear this amazing example looks magnificent; deep unfaded vibrant colours that truly ‘pop’ from the paper. A stunning item of movie memorabilia that would form the corner stone piece for any Star Wars fan or movie poster collection from what was (until 2015) the defining chapter in the Star Wars original trilogy.
“You have that power too Leia. In time you’ll learn to use it as I have. The Force runs strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. And… my sister has it. Yes. It’s you, Leia.”
Trivia: Takes place 5 years before The Mandalorian (2019).…more detail
Issued by Yamakatsu, Japan B2 / (20" x 28.5") / Single sided
Very Fine; originally rolled (as issued)
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