Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Star Wars

1978 Japanese B4 20x10" (51x26cm)

Artist: Ohrai, Noriyoshi (1935-)

Grade: Near Mint


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English title: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Poster title: Star Wars

Artist: Ohrai, Noriyoshi (1935-)

Poster Year: 1978

Poster Origin: Japanese

Size: B4  20x10"  (51x26cm)

Style: foldout style

Film title: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Film Year: 1977

Film Origin: USA

Film Directors: George Lucas

Film Actors: Mark HamillHarrison FordCarrie FisherPeter Cushing

Film Genres: Action| Adventure| Fantasy

Film Plot: Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Categories: ClassicsDisneyFilmStar Wars

Keywords: 1970sDarth Vadergreenillustration artjediMillenium FalconrobotSpacespaceshipx-wing

Restoration: Linen-backed

Grade: C9  Near Mint. Flat, double-sided. Prior to linen-backing this was a completely unused poster with only the most minimal handling/surface/fold wear. After an expert restoration the poster now appears near mint.

Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.

Price: $1,250

This might be the most sought after non-theatrical poster for any of the Star Wars films. In 1978 a sci-fi magazine publisher commissioned Noriyoshi Ohrai, then still relatively unknown, to create this incredible fold-out Star Wars poster. The design caught the eye of Lucasfilm Japan who later commissioned him to create a poster design for Empire Strikes Back — which was also used in Australia. The relationship between Ohrai and Lucasfilm only grew stronger over the years as he was brought back in 1982 for a Star Wars re-release poster and in 1983 for the famed ‘starfall’ Return of the Jedi B2 poster. All of this can be traced back to this stunning fold out poster with its unique, spacecraft-in-profile design.

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