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Star Wars 1977 UK Quad Film Poster, Greg and Tim Hildebrandt

One of the rarest Star Wars posters and considered the Holy Grail by many an avid collector, the original Hildebrandt British Quad film poster (also known as the Style B design).

In 1977 Greg and Tim Hildebrandt were approached by 20th Century Fox to produce a new poster design for the British release of Star Wars as, apparently, George Lucas wanted something more 'comic booky' than the Tom Jung design that was used on the initial US 1 sheet movie poster. Amazingly, on a very tight deadline the Hildebrandt Brothers produced the iconic design within 72 hours.

Star Wars was released in America in May 1977 and did not get released in the UK until December of the same year. By the time the film was released in the UK, the studio felt that the characters were already well known, and the Hildebrandt Brothers' artwork did not reflect this. Therefore they commissioned a completely new poster by Tom Chantrell (the Style C design). This incredibly rare original design - used mainly in London on the Underground a few months before the film's release - was then replaced by Chantrell's poster. As such, very few were initially produced and even fewer survived to this day.

A firm favourite with fans and more in keeping with the fantasy aspects of Lucas' space saga, this original Hildebrandt quad is in fantastic condition.

This vintage movie poster is sized 29 7/8 x 40 inches (31 3/4 x 41 3/4 inches including the linen-backing). Will be sent rolled (unframed).

Year 1977
Poster Type UK Quad (30 x 40 inches)
Style Style B - Hildebrandt
Art by     Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Rolled/Folded/Other Rolled - Linen-backed
Condition Near Mint/Mint
Condition Details Originally folded (as issued) now professionally, cleaned, deacidifed and linen-backed with just light touch-up to fold-lines and tiny touch-up to margins. Looks spectacular