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Favorite Star Wars posters

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I don't have a scanner but there are some wonderful posters in my poster book I bought.
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Those are really cool, For the OT i like the standard movie posters, and I like the editions of the PT posters that have been made in the same style, for example:

http://link-web.net/star_wars/009_422-009_m.jpg

http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/Star_Wars-empire_L-01.jpg

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/130/009_422-011.jpg

HOWEVER....

http://homepage.mac.com/evon/starwars/Thumbnails/41.jpg

That one is awesome, one of my fave scenes in Jedi...
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This will always be a favourite because of its retro feel:
http://apartment42.com/images/hf-pics/star_wars-poster3.jpg

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Those are some excellent ESB posters, HS vs IJ. I think my favorite has nearly always been the 4th one in that line-up, or a slight variation I've seen around. I like most Empire ones, and most Star Wars are great too. Mikes-Atomic, I like the ESB one (of course!).
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I'd have to agree, that fourth ESB poster is one i've never seen before. The colors and layout are just really cool. I like the blue by the AT-AT's and how the falscon is positioned. Lando looks a little odd but Cloud City is epic-ish. And of course the gold-tinged Vader is something I've never seen before. That's some beatiful art there.

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I never cease to be amazed at how many poster designs the OT had. My personal faves are the carnival style one above, and the 1st anniversary one with the birthday cake surrounded by the Kenner figures. The first time I saw that one, I realized Star Wars had become something permanent in the world.
It's weird that all the PT posters were uniformly the same artwork no matter the country.
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Originally posted by: Mikes-Atomic-Dustbin
http://homepage.mac.com/evon/starwars/Thumbnails/41.jpg

That one is awesome, one of my fave scenes in Jedi...


It's pretty funny, cause the duel scene frame used for the illustration of the ROTJ SE poster is from TESB duel, and not ROTJ...
I've always noticed that, and I find that pretty weird, even if I love this poster.

For those who didn't know, it's easy to see: Luke's silhouette seems to be Luke's grey suit from TESB, he has a blaster, and his lightsaber is blue.
I've always wondered if Drew Struzan has reproduced that photo by mistake, or just cause it was a great duel material... or maybe both...

Anyway, I must say that I love the SE posters, and especially the ANH one. And it's cool to see 'em three, side by side, cause they have been made for that (tip: see the direction of the ships).

And as GundarkHunter, this one is one of my favourites:
http://apartment42.com/images/hf-pics/star_wars-poster3.jpg

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I have an original 1977 copy of this poster framed in my apartment. It was given to me in the early 90s by the guy who choreographed the Obi-Wan/Vader duel. He was having an operation in the hospital my Dad worked in, and my Dad mentioned I was a Star Wars nut.
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My favorite is the famous rare poster "REVENGE OF THE JEDI"
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Originally posted by: skye_solo
Those are some excellent ESB posters, HS vs IJ. I think my favorite has nearly always been the 4th one in that line-up, or a slight variation I've seen around. I like most Empire ones, and most Star Wars are great too. Mikes-Atomic, I like the ESB one (of course!).


Glad you liked them. Here's another
http://titulky.icr.cz/mini/StarWars5.jpg

I'm still trying to find the ROTJ poster that has Darth Vader's helmet shattering. I saw it at IMDB with German letterings beneath it.
I'd like a qui-gon jinn please with an Obi-Wan to go.

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all those are cool. is there a site that has all the film Posters made for the world premeres? for example the star wars poster for China and Japan??

theres got to be a gallary site like this somewere??


thanks for any info and links if you have.
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http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k200/Jediii_2006/box/blu-sw.jpg

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http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/489/bluraydisc2lk9.jpg
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Originally posted by: Mikes-Atomic-Dustbin
Those are really cool, For the OT i like the standard movie posters, and I like the editions of the PT posters that have been made in the same style, for example:

http://link-web.net/star_wars/009_422-009_m.jpg

http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/Star_Wars-empire_L-01.jpg

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/130/009_422-011.jpg

HOWEVER....

http://homepage.mac.com/evon/starwars/Thumbnails/41.jpg

That one is awesome, one of my fave scenes in Jedi...


From what I can tell, that's the fight between Luke and Vader on Bespin, not from ROTJ - Luke's got a blaster, and I remember the stance too.
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http://www.lynchposters.com/images/Empire-Strikes-Back-10th.jpg

Never seen this one before, I like it
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Originally posted by: theredbaron
Damn, looks like I just repeated Kaal-Jhyy.


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Tom Jung's posters are my favorite.

“Always loved Vader’s wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin’s ghost. What a fucking shame.” -Simon Pegg.

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Posted by RRS-1980 in another thread, my new favourite Star Wars poster, featuring an evil, raised from the dead threepio:
http://starwarsy.pl/galeria/galeria011.jpg

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LOL, Yoda Is Your Father: you gave me a good laugh, so here is MORE!

Please note - these are NOT my favorites
For historical references only. Not my scans - excuse the poor quality.

All taken from Polish www.starwarsy.pl website - its webmaster is a really crazy collector, with "bootleg" figures (made in countries being "behind the Iron Courtain" back then, when US merchandise was scarce), cut-outs from old magazines and newspapers... too bad you can't read his comments, these are hilarious.

ANH (above) by Jakub Erol (December 1978)

ESB by Jakub Erol

http://www.starwarsy.pl/galeria/fajne/plakat_tesb.jpg

ROTJ by Witold Dybowski
http://www.starwarsy.pl/galeria/fajne/plakat_rotj.jpg
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Originally posted by: RRS-1980

ESB by Jakub Erol
http://www.starwarsy.pl/galeria/fajne/plakat_tesb.jpg


^WTF?

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I would say "this is what you would get as an illustration for sci-fi work (be it movie, story, magazine or book cover) in times before Star Wars". E.g. note the "countdown" element. I'd have to check if this guy made Polish covers for Daeniken's books or "Fantastyka" magazine (LOL, my Dad subscribed it, we even had the first issue, rare early sci-fi stuff here), as this ESB poster looks strangely familiar...
One thing that puzzles me is that this guy was probably already exposed to Star Wars (he did ANH poster), so... ?
I saw the original theatrical release of the Old Trilogy on the big screen and I'm proud of it...
How did I accomplish that (considering my age) is my secret...
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The Star Wars one had the spooky C3PO, the Jedi one had the... uh... exploding Vader... But the ESB one... is just... what the heck is that?
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Originally posted by: ricarleite
The Star Wars one had the spooky C3PO, the Jedi one had the... uh... exploding Vader... But the ESB one... is just... what the heck is that?


Maybe it's the Emperor...
But I have to admit that if I would have seen this poster on a website. I would never have recognize that it was a Star Wars poster. The character is not recognizable, and there is no Star Wars logo on it... One of the weirdest SW poster I've ever seen...

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