Friday, 4 June 2021
Another great behind the scenes reference image from Revenge of the Jedi presumably sent to Kenner Toys/merchandisers in 1982, showing in close detail Princess Leia's Y-wing fighter, ultimately abandoned on Tatooine as she, Han, Lando, Chewie and Threepio depart the planet during the deleted 'Sandstorm' sequence...
Thursday, 14 January 2021
One of the striking gold advert posters promoting the screening of a Revenge of the Jedi trailer playing exclusively with the UK's exciting re-release double bill Summer 1982 screenings of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back in cinemas from May 30th onwards (of which 220 prints had been release struck, with a prior exclusive premiere engagement at London's Odeon Leicester Square one week earlier). By Christmas, the double bill became singular screenings of Empire, though I cannot confirm if the Revenge trailer was still screening with it by that point.
Saturday, 12 September 2020
A vital part of the behind the scenes process on any film, large or small in scale, production call sheets are the ultimate guide for cast and crew to a filming day and its requirements, of which Revenge of the Jedi's filming, back in 1982, was no exception.
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.