Thai Star Wars Style "C" Academy Awards One-Sheet

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Thai Star Wars Style "C" Academy Awards One-Sheet
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Other Info: This Thailand film poster replaced the original style "C" poster version and added additional Academy Awards information to the credits area, along with including this tagline - "The Master of the Space Universe". It also has a blue framed blurb that listed the three main actors - มาร์ก แฮมิลล์ (Mark Hamill), แฮร์ริสัน ฟอร์ด (Harrison Ford), and แคร์รี ฟิชเชอร์ (Carrie Fisher). The Thomas Chantrell artwork area has no Thai language text elements overlaid on it, unlike the original release, and the title of the film was corrected to สตาร์ วอร์ส from "The War of the World" seen on the initial posters. On the bottom border, it has the ฉายที่ and วันที่ text symbols (Projected at: / Date:) where cinemas could write-in manual theater information. The billing block also includes a smaller, Star Wars logo, and the 20th Century Fox emblem. This Thai poster was also featured on the front cover, along with several other international Star Wars movie posters, of an employees brochure folder put out by 20th Century Fox in 1994. If we hadn't ever seen that folder's cover photo, we might never have known early on about this updated variation from Bangkok. It appears that this version is extremely rare having been issued in November of '81 after the Thai government relaxed the import taxes on foreign films (mainly from America) to be shown at local cinemas. This copy we are showing here in the archive came from a collector in Thailand. He preserved the poster structure, as best as he could, from the bugs and water damage by pasting it onto another less valuable film poster.

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