French The Empire Strikes Back Style "A" Petite-Affiche

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French The Empire Strikes Back Style "A" Petite-Affiche
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Other Info: This small poster contains the famous unaltered "Gone with the Wind" style artwork. Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett, the rebel 1.4 FD P-Tower light laser cannon, on the middle right-hand side, and the floating Cloud City, are all still in the illustration. This was different from the final key art used in the United States, which omitted these images and a few other key elements from Roger Kastel's original sketch. The tagline, in white lettering, is across the top and it says, "La Guerre des étoiles Continue..." (Star Wars Continues), and in the middle-lower third is the L'Empire contre-attaque logo in yellow, sitting atop the cast and credits billing block area. At the bottom are the 20th Century Fox, Meccano, RSO Records, and Dolby Stereo emblems.

Bootlegs*: Although not really considered a bootleg, however, this poster was reprinted in the 90's with the original French printing plates, making it very hard to tell 80's originals from the '90s reprints. Most copies for sale today are the R1990's versions. The only way to tell is by looking at them side by side which shows paper aging, glossiness, etc.

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