Star Wars DVD Art

Great post on a great site.

Make sure to click on the links to see the side-by-side comparisons of poster-art for the 3 films.

As always, I’m a traditionalist. I’m into the old posters, the old art – - I don’t like the new re-done ones with photos – I like the posters with the DRAWINGS of Luke, Leia, Han – Yes, there’s a sort of cheesy 1970s album cover feel to it – but that’s part of the appeal. Of course that could just be because of my own nostalgia. I am completely not reliable when it comes to this stuff. I like my childhood gods to REMAIN childhood gods, thank you very much.

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5 Responses to Star Wars DVD Art

  1. One of my most prized possessions is an actual marquis poster of the GWTW Kiss for ESB. I remember coming out of the theatre from seeing ESB for the first time, still simmering from that kiss, and thinking : “I want that poster.”

    Took me until I got married to find one, and had it framed. Ive gotten rid of quite a bit of my SW collection, but that is ONE item I will never give up. I spent way too long hunting one down..this was before the influx of the internet.

  2. red says:

    That’s so cool!!!

  3. amelie says:

    i agree with you. for some reason, the look of the new poster looks too photoshopped. maybe that’s a ridiculous way of saying it, but i like the drawings; they’re somehow more realistic.

  4. Carl V. says:

    These new covers look like really bad, first-try photoshop projects. Horrible!!! I like the classic looks much better.

  5. Alex Nunez says:

    Sheila, you knew I couldn’t get past this one without commenting.

    The DVD covers are spectacularly bad, and it makes no sense whatsoever. And it’s not just the original trilogy discs…the prequels have the same Photoshoppy look.

    Why Lucasfilm/Fox Video went with this is beyond me, but it sounds like a bunch of clueless marketing types got in the room and there was no room left for sanity.

    The original theatrical posters for all six films are excellent, with the abovementioned “Kiss” poster from Empire Strikes Back being the best one, hands down. The artwork on the posters for Episodes I – III is equally good, and would have looked awesome on the slipcases. Talk about missed opportunities.

    These direct-to-video-level covers cheapen Star Wars. I hate that.

    (Maybe in Spetember, when they release the OT with the non-special-edition original cuts, they’ll address this. All I know is that when those come out, Greedo will never shoot first again. Not in my house…)