French Return of the Jedi Style "A" Foreign Petite-Affiche

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French Return of the Jedi Style "A" Foreign Petite-Affiche
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Other Info: This poster contains the classic international montage by Michel Jouin. At the top of the illustration is a blue starry background with several spacecraft (X-wings, Star Destroyer, TIE-fighters) speeding towards or flying away from the Death Star II image. The composition is segmented into different scenes from the film starting with Darth Vader's helmet in the middle and the Emperor's Royal Guard standing on duty. The Rebels are clustered below him with Luke Skywalker holding his lightsaber up in the air and Han Solo firing his blaster pistol. Just above them are several Ewoks and Jabba the Hutt in his palace. The battle on the Forest Moon of Endor is on the left-hand side, highlighted with green tones, and there are scenes from the Battle of the Great Pit of Carkoon on Tatooine on the right, highlighted by yellow and orange overtones. The poster illustration is cropped by a light blue semi-frame, however, the art bleeds to the edge, and at the bottom, in black lettering, it contains the cast, credits, and the 20th Century Fox, Fox-Hachette Distribution, and Dolby Stereo emblems. The Le Retour Du Jedi logo is at the top of the poster in white lettering, while there is an English title, "Return of the Jedi" just below the design in small lettering.

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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