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A Treasury of Rare and Weird Star Wars Posters From Around the World

Nothing could be more familiar than the original Star Wars poster, featuring Darth's head looming over our light saber-wielding heroes. But that poster has gone through a lot of mutations in its lifetime, as the movie journeyed across the globe. Here are some of the weirdest and most obscure Star Wars posters in existence.

The very first Star Wars poster by Brothers Hildebrandt, 1976, before the film was introduced

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A New Hope, Italy, 1977, by Michelangelo Papuzza

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A New Hope, Romania, 1977

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A New Hope, Israel, 1977

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A New Hope, Japan, 1977

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A New Hope, US, 1977, Drew Struzan

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A New Hope, Poland, 1978, by Jakub Erol

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A New Hope, Hungary, 1979, by András Felvidéki

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A New Hope, Hungary, 1979, by Tibor Helényi

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The Empire Strikes Back, Hong Kong, 1980

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The Empire Strikes Back, France, 1980

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The Empire Strikes Back, Japan, 1980

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The Empire Strikes Back, Japan, 1980, Noriyoshi Ohrai

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The Empire Strikes Back, Turkey, 1980

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The Empire Strikes Back, Hong Kong, 1980

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The Empire Strikes Back, Germany, 1980

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The Empire Strikes Back, Romania, 1981

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The Empire Strikes Back, Hungary, 1982, by Tibor Helényi

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The Empire Strikes Back, Poland, 1982, Jakub Erol

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The Empire Strikes Back, Poland, 1983, Miroslaw Lakomski

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Return of the Jedi, Hungary, 1984, by Tibor Helényi

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Return of the Jedi, Turkey, 1983

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Return of the Jedi, Poland, 1984, Witold Dybowski

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Russia, 1990, by Yury Bokser and Alexander Chantsev

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Russia, 1990, by Yury Bokser and Alexander Chantsev

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Russia, 1990, by Yury Bokser and Alexander Chantsev

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Russia, 1990, by Yury Bokser and Alexander Chantsev

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I love the posters from Hungary.