“The Empire Falls…”
STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE JEDI (1983) – US One Sheet movie poster – DATED TEASER – DREW STRUZAN artwork – 27 1/8″ x 41″ (69 x 104.2 cm) –
The third instalment in the Star Wars trilogy was originally titled Revenge of the Jedi, until creator George Lucas realized that revenge was a concept that would be out of character for his chivalric Jedi knights. The title was changed to “Return of the Jedi”, but not before a number of advance posters were released with the original title. As one of the few items bearing this name, these posters are in high demand by Star Wars collectors worldwide. There were two versions of this poster printed, the dated and undated. There was a very small number (around 200) of undated advance posters printed followed by a second print run of dated examples (around 8,800). This is a flat/unfolded, rolled (as issued) DATED version – NOTE: There are many reproductions of both versions, but we have carefully examined this poster and referenced various online verification sites and we are 100% certain that it is an original DATED “Revenge of the Jedi” & is GUARANTEED ORIGINAL. A very scarce and collectable example of original Star Wars movie memorabilia that until recently was from the ‘last’ true Star Wars movie produced.
Trivia: David Prowse only portrayed Darth Vader completely for the first half of the movie. In the second half of the movie, the character was played by Bob Anderson (stuntman) during the fight sequence, and Sebastian Shaw after the character is unmasked. James Earl Jones voiced the character throughout, with the exception of the unmasking scene.…more detail
27 1/8″ x 41″ (69 x 104.2 cm), US One-Sheet – Advance – DATED – Single Sided
United States (USA)
Near Mint minus – Very Fine plus / Rolled, Flat/Unfolded (as issued)
Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Frank Oz, Harrison Ford, Keith Prowse, Kenny Baker, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew