USA Empire Strikes Back Style "A" International 2 One-Sheet

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USA Empire Strikes Back Style "A" International 2 One-Sheet
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Other Info: Poster contains the famous unaltered "Gone with the Wind" style artwork on a heavy glossy paper. Lando Calrissian and Boba fett along with a few other elements had not yet been omitted from Roger Kastel's original illustration on this early advance test poster. It appears that 20th Century Fox studios thought that the design looked "too busy" so Kastel later trimmed some of the elements out of the artwork for the finalized version that we are all familiar with. It has 'Empire Strikes Back' 1 Sheet - International printed on the left hand side of the bottom white border. It also has the PG ratings box omitted. Special Note* - Only a couple of these one-sheets have been auctioned off in recent years, here in the USA. We have seen a small handful of these for sale over the years in Japan on their Yahoo auction websites. We initially thought that they were one in a series of international Star Wars one-sheet commercial reprints, produced in '95 to showcase "foreign" artwork, but this one-sheet differs from that series after we took a closer look. Also, no one seems to know what their actual origin is. Anyway, we're not 100% sure about it's authenticity, but until more information is uncovered, it's interesting to see the original full Kastel illustration version in the one-sheet format.

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