Thursday, 16 April 2020
The return of our Classic Trilogy heroes with each sequel was always welcome, but so too was the promise of new heroes, villains and aliens in the story alongside them. With Revenge of the Jedi, the film would be packed with all-new creatures in particular, but one of the most important would be rebel leader Admiral Ackbar, given some worthy special advance coverage in 1982 by The Official Star Wars Fan Club's all-important Bantha Tracks newsletter.
Tuesday, 11 June 2019
The important notification for US cinema projectionists from FOX for the accompanying eagerly awaited Revenge of the Jedi trailer showing with the 13th August 1982 limited re-release of the original Star Wars, which now had the opening crawl extra subtitling of Episode IV: A New Hope.
Friday, 17 May 2019
Always a fascinated reader and a talented script writer. script doctor and acclaimed novelist in her own right, the late Carrie Fisher's personal collection of literature must have been both diverse and superb. Linked to Star Wars, this specially bound script for Revenge of the Jedi (with a humorous signature message from George Lucas, referencing a joke Miss Fisher made about his original first film's dialogue of 1976) is a classy item that must have looked amazing on her book shelves. It would eventually be sold in auction a few years back, of which I can only guess at how much money it made!
Sunday, 7 April 2019
Before and after the film's title change to Return of the Jedi, there was still lots of stationery to be used for Lucasfilm-related personnel to use bearing the Revenge of the Jedi logo on it, like these two examples- one from Richard Marquand saying goodbye and thank you to Lucasfilm just before the film's 1983 release, and a service letter contract confirmation.
Monday, 4 February 2019
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
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
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.