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Offline Tob

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Re: Star Wars posters!
« Reply #2500 on: May 13, 2022, 10:52:46 AM »
Excellent comparison and good to solve the mystery on whether it was just a wonky print run or a 'proper' variant. Thank you for sharing.

The blue was one of the first Star Wars posters I bought, many years ago. I remember it clearly as it was a Cinemasterpieces ebay auction and I was a bit drunk when I bid and the next morning I felt like I'd overpaid a little...but then when it arrived I loved it.

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« Reply #2501 on: May 13, 2022, 02:00:27 PM »
Interesting.  So are you saying that both versions were theater used and maybe printed by different printers?

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« Reply #2502 on: May 13, 2022, 03:32:44 PM »
Interesting.  So are you saying that both versions were theater used and maybe printed by different printers?

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Not sure on either and have not looked into it. This was to answer the question "Is the purple an error".

Though it is possible one or both were sent to theaters in addition to the NSS versions the popular belief is that these were made for other purposes, promotion, giveaways, etc. I also cannot say if they may be from two different printers or not. Personally I feel that there was likely one printer. The run of both together seems too small to have needed two printers but that is just a guess. If I ever find my studio blue I can compare the printing itself but I doubt even that would be enough to say if there were two printers.
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« Reply #2503 on: July 06, 2022, 04:03:55 PM »
I have heard theories that the weird color Style Bs (purple 1 sheet and dark blue half sheet) were perhaps intended for international markets.  I don't know if there is good tracking of provenance of these posters but I know of several purple versions that were "executive copies" handed out to people involved with making the movie or Lucasfilm in general. 

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« Reply #2504 on: July 07, 2022, 10:20:16 AM »
Being that each use the US PG ratings box, I do not see it likely that they were intended for international markets.
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« Reply #2505 on: July 12, 2022, 10:22:15 PM »
that's a good point except every folded purple ESB poster I've seen has had a snipe covering the rating box and I am unsure if any rolled purples were ever theater used