Archive for Star Wars

May the 4th Be With You :: The Story of a Boy, a Girl, and a Universe (June, 1977)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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Well, 7-year old me still unabashedly loves this flick. 43 year old me still loves the hell out of it, but with each year that passes, I find myself longing harder and harder for a world where all the bullshit that followed, including Empire and Jedi never happened and Star Wars was just a one-off.
 

Video courtesy of antisubliminal.

Other Points of Interest:

Second run ads for Star Wars at the Morgue.

Star Wars (1977) Lucasfilm :: 20th Century Fox / EP: George Lucas / P: Gary Kurtz, Rick McCallum/ D: George Lucas / W: George Lucas / C: Gilbert Taylor / E: Richard Chew / M: John Williams / S: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Peter Cushing

Stalk ā€˜nā€™ SlashCinema :: A New Dimension in Terror… (August, 1982)

Posted in 1980-1989, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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If it weren’t for the Jason-less installment in A New Beginning and the whole mountain of stupid that was Jason takes Manhattan (– not to mention that piece of @#$% Platinum Dunes put out a few years ago), Friday the 13th Part 3 3D would probably be championed as the worst of the franchise that is very dear to me. I honestly don’t know what triggered the resurgent 3-D boom in the early 1980’s, but several serial sequels serendipitously lined up to have another consonant added to their third installments. And to add insult to injury, for those of us who always preferred Mr. Potato Sack Head, even the Hockey Mask is all Shelley’s fault. Thanks a lot, jerk.
 

Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of Friday the 13th Part 3 at the Brewery.

 

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Friday the 13th Part 3 3D (1982) Jason Productions :: Georgetown Productions Inc. :: Paramount Pictures / EP: Lisa Barsamian / P: Frank Mancuso Jr., Tony Bishop / AP: Peter Schindler / D: Steve Miner / W: Martin Kitrosser, Carol Watson / C: Gerald Feil / E: George Hively / M: Harry Manfredini / S: Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage, Richard Brooker, Jeffrey Rogers, Richard Brooker, Catherine Parks, Larry Zerner

May the 4th Be With You :: Stock is Limited! Hurry Down! (November, 1977)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , , , on May 4, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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May the 4th Be With You :: From the Movie that Became a Great Interplanetary Epic… (August, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , on May 4, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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May the 4th Be With You :: Out of This World! Prices Good thru 10/31 (October, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on May 4, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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May the 4th Be With You :: That’s No Moon. It’s a Playset! (November, 1979)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on May 4, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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May the 4th Be With You :: Authentic Model! 8″ High! (December, 1979)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on May 4, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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A Long Time Ago, in a Lobby Not Too Far Away… (July, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Please note the Personal Appearance in the fine print.

 

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Yeah, due to some dire circumstances that really don’t need to be gotten into here, I didn’t get to see Star Wars — yes, Star Wars, save it, New Hopers — until the ’78 re-release at the old Hastings Drive-In. (Had the comics, had the trading cards, had the t-shirt, had the action-figures, but no movie.) So, in the spirit of Johnny-Come-Lately, I’ll present the second-run ads first. This latest batch also marks my 500th post. On the old site, after four years of posting, I didn’t even come close to that amount so I must be doing something right. Hope you’ve enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed digging them up and posting ’em, folks. Stay tuned. Lots more to come.

Star Wars (1977) Lucasfilm :: 20th Century Fox / EP: George Lucas / P: Gary Kurtz, Rick McCallum/ D: George Lucas / W: George Lucas / C: Gilbert Taylor / E: Richard Chew / M: John Williams / S: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Peter Cushing

May the 4th Be With You :: Space Saga Sequel (March, 1979)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage News Photos with tags , , , on May 5, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

May the 4th Be With You :: The Saga Continues… (July, 1980)

Posted in 1980-1989, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , on May 5, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Empire Strikes Back (1980) Lucasfilm :: 20th Century Fox / EP: George Lucas / P: Gary Kurtz, Rick McCallum / AP: Jim Bloom, Robert Watts / D: Irvin Kershner / W: George Lucas, Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan / C: Peter Suschitzky / E: Paul Hirsch / M: John Williams / S: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, David Prowse, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Billy Dee Williams, Frank Oz