Australian Star Wars Style "A" 1st Variation One-Sheet

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Australian Star Wars Style "A" 1st Variation One-Sheet
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Other Info: This Australian one-sheet uses the traditional style "A" illustration by Thomas Jung, encased by a blue inner border. The art contains the sexy Princess Leia pose standing beside Luke Skywalker holding his lightsaber high in the air, pointing to the stars. C-3PO and R2-D2 are standing below Vader's large background helmet and there are X-wings racing to the Death Star overhead on the left. It was used early on and it is from the original first print run for the film. A second print run was needed when Star Wars became a mega-hit at the box office in Australia. The first two Thomas Jung versions were then replaced with the popular international Thomas Chantrell style "C" artwork when supplies started running low. The poster has lighter blue lettering for the cast and credits billing block, sitting on top of the white footer background. Notice the smaller blue Star Wars logo under the illustration, unlike the second print run, the blue "NRC" rating box next to the logo, and the words "c. 1977 Twentieth Century-Fox" underneath the art on the left-hand side. The Thomas Jung illustration is sitting in the middle to the upper third of the poster and the tagline, "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." is across the upper left-hand side. The 20th Century Fox and Dolby Stereo emblems are at the bottom and the printer information - M.A.P.S. Litho Pty. Ltd. or Mailing and Print Services, an Australian printing company located in Sydney, is seen on the right-hand bottom border. Very few copies of this initial printing from Australia are still floating around for sale today.

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