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Saturday night at the movies…

Japanese Chirashi movie posters – the Star Wars franchise and a continuing saga!

1982. Return of the Jedi. Teaser.


‘Chirashi’ eh? … he sounds familiar, was he one of Jabba’s henchmen, or an Ewok? 

No. A Chirashi is not a Star Wars character but a small double-sided poster handed out at cinemas in Japan to advertise upcoming movies. And TVTA is absolutely delighted to bring you one of the most comprehensive gatherings of Japanese Star Wars film posters this side of the galaxy! Featuring examples of every Star Wars film made to date and more bad puns than you can shake a Gaderffii stick at… this post is sure to have those nasty Imperials hot on our tails!

The Empire Strikes Back / Return of the Jedi. 1986 Double-feature theatre release.


Three-D-PO and Artoo-Won’t-Do

Among my favourites in my Star Wars Chirashi collection is this Phantom Menace 3D poster. Prior to the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012, George Lucas had intended to make 3D versions of all six films in the Star Wars Prequel and Original Trilogies. The idea was put on ice in favour of concentrating on ‘rebooting the franchise’ with Episode VII and other new films. Hence, only one of the first six films made it as a 3D cinema release – The Phantom Menace in 2012.

2012. The Phantom Menace 3D.


A long time ago in a gallery far, far away

I need to add something for the 2008 animated release The Clone Wars, and I’m yet to find anything for the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special or the two Ewok films – Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure and Ewoks: Battle for Endor. If any of these turn up I’ll be sure to include them along with the forthcoming releases… with episode XI scheduled for December 2019, a third instalment of the standalone Star Wars Story in 2020, and talk of future new-character trilogies – this gallery is destined to cause a great disturbance in the force!

That’s no moon… it’s TVTA!

As always, thanks for looking 🙂 Click the images below to make bigger.



 

Japanese Chirashi movie posters – Star Wars original trilogy

Japanese Chirashi are small double-sided movie posters handed out at theatres to advertise upcoming movies. The following is a near-complete set of the Star Wars original trilogy set. To date, and as far as I’m aware, there are two ROTJ teaser variations I need along with a ROTJ theater variation. The variations are fairly minor and involve certain text colour changes and theatre information. If I can get these final three I’ll add them here. For now, here are the eight I own. Images are shown featuring the front and reverse side by side. Click to make bigger and feel the force!


Star Wars. 1977. Theatre Release version 1

Star Wars. 1977. Theatre Release version 1.


Star Wars. 1977. Theatre Release version 2.

Star Wars. 1977. Theatre Release version 2.


Star Wars. 1982. Japanese dubbed re-release.

Star Wars. 1982. Japanese dubbed re-release.


TESB. 1980. Theatre Release version 1.

TESB. 1980. Theatre Release version 1.


TESB. 1980. Theatre Release version 2.

TESB. 1980. Theatre Release version 2.


ROTJ. 1982. Teaser.

ROTJ. 1982. Teaser.


ROTJ. 1983. Theatre Release.

ROTJ. 1983. Theatre Release.


ESB / ROTJ 1986. Double-feature Theatre Release.

ESB / ROTJ 1986. Double-feature Theatre Release.


ESB / ROTJ 1986. Double-feature Theatre Release. Reverse side.

ESB / ROTJ 1986. Double-feature Theatre Release. Reverse side.