Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Empire Strikes Back

1980 US 1-sheet 27x41in (69x104cm)

Artist: Kastel, Roger (1931-)

Grade: Near Mint

$1,250

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English title: Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Poster title: Empire Strikes Back

Artist: Kastel, Roger (1931-)

Poster Year: 1980

Poster Origin: US

Size: 1-sheet  27x41in  (69x104cm)

Style: GWTW recalled

Film title: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Film Year: 1980

Film Origin: USA

Film Directors: Irvin Kershner

Film Actors: Mark HamillHarrison FordCarrie FisherBilly Dee Williams

Film Genres: Action| Adventure| Fantasy

Film Plot: After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Categories: Bold ColorsClassicsDisneyFilmMid-Century Modern

Keywords: 1980sblueDarth VaderdroidgunlaserpurplerobotSpacetauntaun

Grade: C9  Near Mint. Rolled, single-sided. Unused, very minimal handling/edge wear.

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

Price: $1,250


The Empire Strikes Back is widely considered to be the best film in the Star Wars franchise and one of the best sci-fi fantasy films ever made. It should come as no surprise then that it’s one of the most collected film titles — and with the wide range of designs there are many amazing posters to choose from.

This is the so-called “Gone with the Wind” (GWTW) poster — named for the central embrace of Han and Leia. It is also one of the most desirable designs, having been recalled shortly after it was distributed. Apparently Billy Dee Williams people were up in arms after he was left off the poster (a breach of his contract), so this poster was recalled and quickly replaced by the “style B” design with a light blue background. Other countries utilized a slightly revised (and more colorful) version of this Kastel art that found room for a few extra characters including Williams.

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