Saturday, 14 April 2018

CLASSIC MERCHANDISE: PROMOTING 'REVENGE' FOR '83


Recently listed by a seller on Ebay America, this is one of the gorgeous press packs sent out by FOX and Lucasfilm in 1982 to teaser/promote the upcoming Revenge of the Jedi to various magazine and newspaper editorial departments of the territory, especially via tantalizing open-up production painting art by Ralph McQuarrie of the Sail Barge battle on Tatooine, which is beautifully reproduced.












Friday, 2 March 2018

BEHIND THE SCENES: LIGHTS...CAMERA...'REVENGE'!


Revenge of the Jedi
makes a striking appearance on a clapperboard used during the filming of General Madine's (Dermot Crowley) ultimately deleted bridge scenes set on his Rebel cruiser, shot at Elstree Studios during February 1982.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

THE CLOTHING LEGACY OF 'REVENGE'...


The race is on to complete RETURN OF THE JEDI and deliver it to cinemas and expectant fans during 1983, but the original traces of Revenge of the Jedi happily remain, too, as demonstrated by Unit Production Manager and documentarian talent Miki Herman, alongside George Lucas at Lucasfilm headquarters in 1983.

http://www.thepropgallery.com/revenge-of-the-jedi-crew-sweatshirt

Saturday, 3 February 2018

CLASSIC IMAGE: 'REVENGE' OF THE TOYS...

Image: EBAY.

With the third STAR WARS film in the works during 1982, the money-making merchandise was in full-swing preparation alongside it, especially KENNER/PALITOY who'd have confidential access to the concept art and model blueprints. Early toy publicity for the companies would bear their own version of the Revenge of the Jedi logo, too, as seen in this teaser poster for the new line for 1983.

Friday, 22 December 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: GIRL TALK!


On the Tatooine desert stage at Elstree Studios, also housing the Millennium Falcon shell and X and Y-wing fighter props, Carrie Fisher gets in a chat with one of the film's British production team, Pat Carr, before the sandstorm wind machines get going to make filming uncomfortable for the cast, on the first day's filming of Revenge of the Jedi, in January 1982.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksCtzPz7Ij4

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

CLASSIC ART: 'REVENGE' TRAVELS...


The colourful early Japanese marketing teaser poster for REVENGE OF THE JEDI, from late 1982, the use of colour red soon a heavy factor in the film's ultimate artistic representation by 1983, and its eventual title change to RETURN OF THE JEDI...


Saturday, 11 November 2017

CLASSIC ART: WHEN DESTINIES MEET...


The all-important event nexus showdown between Darth Vader and his son Luke Skywalker was an important part of the original marketing conceptual poster art for REVENGE OF THE JEDI in 1982, mixed in with Luke's all-new lightsaber and the environs of Endor.