USA Revenge of the Jedi Advance Teaser 1st Version One-Sheet

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USA Revenge of the Jedi Advance Teaser 1st Version One-Sheet
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Other Info: This is the infamous Revenge of the Jedi "no date" one-sheet teaser. Even though most copies of this one-sheet were never used, the artwork is a favorite amongst collectors worldwide, because of it's beauty and mystique. It has the red and black contrasts with Vader's large ominous helmet in the background. Inset on the lower right hand side is Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in their epic lightsaber duel, just above the films title. The art direction and design for the poster was done by Bill Pate and the photographic special effects were done by Ron Sato of Satographics. Drew Struzan then came in and did all of the retouch illustration. The poster was to be used for the advertisement campaign in theaters for the 1982 Christmas season, however, because of the un-finalized film title, and the fact that this poster left off the release date, this one-sheet never had a chance of being used theatrically all over the USA. (Tag style info - Printed In U.S.A. / The Revenge of the Jedi Teaser One Sheet)

Variations*: Two version printings of this poster exist - one without date / one with date. There are also a handful of "Holy Grail" printers proof copies of this poster.

Bootlegs*: There have been a few attempts to replicate this poster. There appears to be a "European bootleg" - dimensions are off and the coloring is not correct. Also, be wary if you see a Revenge poster without the date for sale, unless from a reputable source. Very few copies of this version made it out to the general public / cinemas.

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