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The Empire Strikes Back

Title: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. 1981 re-release US one-sheet poster.

Description: This is an unusual find as it is signed by the director of the film, Irvin Kershner. He’s inscribed it For John Henderson who has the cinema “Power and Force” Irvin Kershner. John Henderson was a documentary filmmaker who interviewed many people in the film world for his various projects and collected signed pieces along the way and this film poster came from his archive.

This Star Wars film poster features Thomas Jung’s artwork for the film for the first time. The interesting thing to note is that Yoda is portrayed on here. When the film first came out in 1980, George Lucas wanted to keep Yoda as a surprise package in the film, hence he was not featured in the original movie artwork. For the re-release, with the cat out of the bag, or should I say Jedi, Yoda could take his rightful place in the image depicting the stars of the film. Rare in this form.

Condition: Some handling marks and a few creases. Folded as issued.

Dimensions: 68 x 104 cm




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