RETURN OF THE JEDI
NAME: Return of the Jedi - Style "B"
DIMENSIONS: 27"x41" (One Sheet), 14"x36" (Insert), 22"x28" (Half Sheet), 30"x40" (Windowbox), 41"x81" (Three Sheet), 81"x81" (Six Sheet), 40"x60" (Two Sheet), 40"x60" (Standee Sheet)
VARIATIONS: Foriegn variations as well as three U.S. variations (see below)
FOLDED OR ROLLED: Both, rolled is fairly common
DOUBLE OR SINGLE SIDED: Single
REPRINTS: Yes in the 27"x40" size
This is the ROTJ Style B. As the A style, it isn't that hard to find an original rolled version.
The art is by Kazuhiko (Kazo) Sano. The art direction and design were by Christopher Werner. There was some resizing of Lando's head on this
poster, which needed to match the general size of the other actors.
Because Sano was in Japan when this decision was made, they had
another artist come in to do it.
This retouch artist may have been Vincent Malizia, an airbrush artist
in Los Angeles. I have an old newspaper clipping with him standing in
front of the Jedi B poster and a caption that reads he was an airbrush
artist for this poster.
The Star Wars Poster Archive reports that there are three variations of this poster:
This poster was issued with 3 variations. The first variation has 'Return of the Jedi Style 'B' One Sheet' printed in the lower right corner.
The second variation has the same line as the first but the NSS number
'830013' was added below the first line and 'Return of the Jedi' was
repeated below the NSS number.
The third variation is the international poster. The international version
doesn't have the white border around the poster and measures only 26 3/4 x
39 1/4. 'Return of the Jedi Style B International One Sheet' is printed in silver in the bottom right corner.
The PG rating and the phrase 'May be too intense for very young children'
was dropped from the poster and the phrase 'Trade marks owned by
Lucasfilm Ltd. (LFL) and used by Film Freak Shop under authorization' was
added to the copyright information.
Bottom of Poster (Signed by Billy Dee Williams)
Australia - 14"x26"
Japan - 7 1/2" x 10"
Three Sheet - 42"x84"