STAR WARS SPECIAL EDITION
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
NAME: Star Wars Special Editions - The Empire Strikes Back
DIMENSIONS: 27"x40", 30"x40" British Quad, Mini Sheet, Standee
VARIATIONS: Foriegn variations
FOLDED OR ROLLED: Rolled
DOUBLE OR SINGLE SIDED: Single and Double Sided
REPRINTS: From Star Wars Poster Archive - "Reprints are quite common for the one sheet and are the same size. There is a licensed reprint put out by Zig Zag of Germany. There is also a 24x36 commercial version of this poster. "
Painted by Drew Struzan, this poster is the second in a unique trilogy by the artist. If you line up the posters for all three films, they make up one large image (as seen below).
Drew Struzan had the following to say about the set in an interview with TheForce.Net:
TF.N - Your Special Edition set of posters is a favorite of mine. What was the creative process there? Is it true that it was really a last minute job?
drew - The worst deadline ever! I was called one week before the poster was due to be printed in time to be in the theatres. I say "the" poster as when I was asked if I would or if I could, they only wanted one poster for all three of the films. We were on the telephone with a conference call between myself and about six others at Lucasfilm. I asked why one poster for three films? Why not one poster for each and let's not miss this great opportunity. When would there ever be another opportunity to do a tryptic, three posters that would work together as one? I put my foot in it! OK, now do three posters, a week apiece. Now that's a rush schedule. It took 20 years to get to this point and now I had three weeks to sum up the most successful trio of films of all time. There's pressure for you. Oh yeah, and this was during the holidays. I worked for three weeks, day and night, with no week ends to rest. I was exhausted, but hey... it prepared me for Episode 1, a breeze compared to this training.
Special Edition Trilogy together
ESB SE British Quad - 30"x40"
ESB SE French
ESB SE Polish
ESB SE Swedish
ESB SE Thai
ESB SE Spanish