Japanese Empire Strikes Back Style "B" Foreign One-Sheet / B2 size

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Japanese Empire Strikes Back Style "B" Foreign One-Sheet / B2 size
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Other Info: To refresh the promotional campaign for the film, Japan issued this second Empire Strikes Back poster that bleeds to the edge of the paper. It shows Cloud City, the space battle between several TIE-fighters and X-wings, a Star Destroyer, and a collage of characters and other locations from the movie. In the back you can see the glimmering Darth Vader helmet looming in the starry distance. The design layout is similar to the original Noriyoshi Ohrai illustration, but instead of using drawings, this poster harkens back to the old ways of using live still cutout images like the original Japanese "Star Wars" photo posters. At the top it says, "The second in the Star Wars series!" (Star Wars シリーズ第2弾!) in orange lettering, and below the main composition is the red Japanese title logo スター・ウォーズ 帝国の逆襲 with the cast and crew information centered in the white credits block area. The tagline, "The Star Wars Saga Continues" and a smaller English language logo, along with the 20th Century Fox, Dolby System, and the Eirin (映倫 54183) emblems, are printed towards the bottom of the poster.

Variations*: There are common reprints of this poster, with English text. The poster is also found with either a gloss or matte paper finish.

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