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.

Friday, 13 October 2017

CLASSIC ART: OUT ON THE PLAINS OF SICEMON!


We're used to seeing this world environment in its incarnation as Lothal for STAR WARS REBELS, but before that this grass plains world of Sicemon was originally home to the Rebel Alliance before its attack on the second Death Star, for REVENGE OF THE JEDI. during early conception in 1980, whilst the story was still being flux formulation by Lucas.

As we all know by now, unused classic art and concepts are always looked over anew for future SW productions, especially linked to Joe Johnston and Ralph McQuarrie.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

KENNER's 'REVENGE'...


It may still be the era of EMPIRE, but that doesn't mean that there can't be a taster for REVENGE OF THE JEDI and its approaching blockbuster toy line, as seen with this now classic send-away gift advert for its exciting all-new alien character hero, Admiral Ackbar.

Friday, 23 December 2016

FAMILY REUNION!


Newly arrived at the Shield Generator base on Endor, Darth Vader meets an Imperial party bringing in a young Rebel that has deliberately surrendered himself to the enemy, in a production painting created by Ralph McQuarrie used in mid to late 1982 onwards publicity for the then REVENGE OF THE JEDI.

Friday, 18 November 2016

DELETED SCENE: DROID OF THE STORM


Artoo Detoo cuts a lone figure as the Tatooine sandstorm around it and the Millennium Falcon continues, in this great filming image from the start of production of EPISODE VI, for what was originally titled REVENGE OF THE JEDI.