Monday, 4 February 2019

THE 'REVENGE' OF SALACIOUS!


Another great clapperboard image bearing the Revenge of the Jedi logo, though not a great experience for Anthony Daniels in February 1982, inside the Threepio suit whilst attacked by the puppet of Salacious Crumb, ultimately rescued by Artoo. This was a rare time when Daniels had an attack of claustrophobia, and the scene having to be finished quickly in order to remove him from the restrictive costume.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

WHEN 'EMPIRE' MET 'REVENGE'!


I don't know whether it's a fake, a prototype card back from 1982, or a modern-day special release, but this potential TESB Luke Skywalker figure packaging re-branded to Revenge of the Jedi, with added new character Nine Nunb action figure giveaway sticker, is nonetheless good enough for inclusion on this site.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

'REVENGE' BEGINS...


Wrapping up the Classic Trilogy saga was surely going to be a monumental task for writer/creator George Lucas as he put pencil to paper to draft the first script to the originally titled Revenge of the Jedi. A film which, once title announced during publicity for The Empire Strikes Back, had the world more excited than ever for its eventual arrival.

With thanks to Chris Baker.

Friday, 16 November 2018

A SNEAK PEEK FOR ONTARIO!


Sent to the Ontario Board of Film, the Revenge of the Jedi teaser trailer of December 1982 would surely have been a thrilling prospect to see, just as it was for the rest of the world's Star Wars fans of the time. It's always fun to see the original film prints or rolls of Classic Trilogy related items that have materialized for the early-titled film, and this is certainly a special one- an item that was sold a few years back on Ebay.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

CLASSIC ART: THE DEFIANT SKYWALKER!


The simple yet emotionally complex battle between good and evil, father and son, rages on in these intriguing poster conceptual art ideas by Tom Jung for Revenge of the Jedi's climactic and iconic finale lightsaber duel between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

CLASSIC MERCHANDISE: 'FANTASTIC' SPECULATION!


Fantastic Films, the competitive US sci-fi/fantasy magazine rival to the iconic Starlog, loved Star Wars, and they especially loved discussing and speculating (via features and alongside readers input) about what was going to happen next with the finale to the then upcoming Revenge of the Jedi. This classic issue of nostalgia, from 1982, was certainly no exception, its cover of Luke Skywalker guaranteeing good sales at the newsstands!

Saturday, 5 May 2018

WHEN 'VARIETY' GOT 'REVENGE'D!


Celebrating their success in having the number one and two highest grossing films at the box office at that point with Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, Twentieth Century Fox and their marketing teams were eager to publicise Revenge of the Jedi - the third chapter of the STAR WARS saga, then in production - in the American Variety entertainment newspaper in 1982, via a special and lavish gate-fold pull-out poster advertorial that has become a lovely collector's item.