USA Revenge of the Jedi Advance Teaser 2nd Version One-Sheet

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USA Revenge of the Jedi Advance Teaser 2nd Version One-Sheet
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Other Info: This is the infamous Revenge of the Jedi dated "Coming to your Galaxy" one sheet teaser. Even though technically none of these one-sheet copies were ever 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, when 20th Century Fox Studios decided that they were not going to use this second advance version, they sold the majority of the print run thru the Star Wars Fan Club. It sold out really fast. A lot of times when you see this poster up for sale on eBay, it still comes with the original tube from the studio addressed to the recipient. Luckily this advance artwork did get some use on several international theatrical posters, including Spain and the United kingdom.

Variations*: Two version printings of this poster exist - one without date / one with date.

Bootlegs*: Three or four versions are known. One reason that the 2nd version was successfully bootlegged more often than the 1st version, was because people have had more access to it. Things to look for - apparent fold lines in a rolled poster, coloring of poster is off, along with murky print detail in certain areas of the poster and a cloudy look to the 20th CENTURY FOX logo in the lower right hand corner.

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