Original 20th Century-Fox Special Edition One-Sheet movie poster for the 1997 re-release Irvin Kershner science fiction adventure, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Billy Dee Williams. This was the second film to come out in the STAR WARS series, and many critics consider it to be the best film in the original trilogy with a distinctive â€œdarkâ€ side. The special effects were considerably better than the first movieâ€”from the amazing invasion near the beginning by the huge Imperial Walkers, reminiscent of Hannibal use of elephants in the Punic Wars, to the ultra-exciting light saber duel between Luke and Vader at the conclusion. In between, we are first introduced to Jedi master Yoda, who must try to train the impatient Luke in the ways of a Jedi warrior. While STAR WARS is optimistic with a happy ending, this film explores the overwhelming power and relentless evil of the Dark Side. It begins gloomily and ends with just a glimmer of hope after a finale of betrayal and revelation. MovieArt Austin guarantees the originality and authenticity of this Japanese B2 poster for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. In 1997, Fox and Lucasfilm re-released the original three movies prior to the release of THE PHANTOM MENACE and in celebration of the 20th anniversary of STAR WARS (1977). This poster is rolled and in fine plus to very fine condition. But it was theater-used and it shows some signs of minor wear. It should not be regarded as near mint. The poster is double-sided. MovieArt Austin guarantees this poster to be the authentic 1997 posters for this re-release. MovieArt Austin will sell NO reproductions
- 27X41 inches
- Authentic, vintage theatrical-release movie poster.
- MovieArt Austin will sell NO reproductions.