The Empire Strikes Back / one sheet / style A / studio version / USA

17.05.11

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Title
The Empire Strikes Back
AKA
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Year of Film
1980
Director
Irvin Kershner
Starring
Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Sci-Fi
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Style A - studio version - AKA 'Gone With The Wind' style
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1980
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Roger Kastel
Size (inches)
27 1/16" x 41 1/16"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
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Tagline
The Star Wars saga continues

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  1. Author
    Posted by Todd Slaughter
    Date Posted
    on 30 May 2017

    One of the best posters ever, despite BDW’s objections. I have seen another version of this Style A poster, with the “Printed in U.S.A.,” the union logo, and the NSS paragraph at the bottom center, and nothing in the bottom corners. I’m wondering if one is a restrike, or if they’re both equally legitimate. Perhaps one is the first printing? Any clarification is appreciated.

  2. Author
    Posted by eddie
    Date Posted
    on 10 July 2017

    Hi Todd, sorry for the delay in replying. I’ve not heard of a version like the one you described, which does sound a little unusual. Do you know what it’s provenance is?

  3. Author
    Posted by Todd Slaughter
    Date Posted
    on 20 July 2017

    Here’s one like I described for auction at Heritage Auctions.

    https://movieposters.ha.com/itm/science-fiction/the-empire-strikes-back-20th-century-fox-1980-one-sheet-27-x-41-style-a-roger-kastel-artwork/a/7162-86836.s

  4. Author
    Posted by eddie
    Date Posted
    on 24 July 2017

    Interesting. I’ve never seen that before. There’s no mention of it on StarWarsMoviePoster.com but it might be worth contacting the site to see if they’ve heard of it: See here

  5. Author
    Posted by Todd Slaughter
    Date Posted
    on 24 July 2017

    Actually the one on StarWarsMoviePoster.com is the one with the NSS paragraph in the center. Maybe yours is the studio version. This page talks about the differences, but unfortunately the pictures are gone. http://eatbrie.com/AuthenticationESB.htm

  6. Author
    Posted by eddie
    Date Posted
    on 25 July 2017

    Ah, you’re right. I missed that. That’s the NSS one and mine is the studio. The NSS is definitely rarer, especially rolled (as Thierry says).