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    Return of the Jedi (20th Century Fox, 1983). Folded, Fine/Very Fine. British Reward Poster (15" X 20").
    In the 1970s bootlegging films became far more widespread, due in no small part to the launch of VCRs and VHSs. The equipment not only afforded thieves a more convenient way to record and spread their illegal duplicates, but also gave audiences the new ability to watch movies in the comfort of their home. Unsurprisingly, the popularity of the Star Wars franchise and its much anticipated third installment led many a bootlegger to steal, or attempt to steal, theatrical reels. One such case in Hastings, a town in southeast England, caused 20th Century Fox and Classic Cinemas to create this reward poster offering £5,000 for any information about the theft and warning that any VHS tape copies found for sale were not legitimate. The poster displays light edge and fold wear, pinholes, minor surface scuffs, and a tear braced with archival tape on the verso. There is some tape stain bleedthrough along the tear. Please note that the left edge is rough due to production, as these posters were printed in sets of two on one piece of paper and then cut after printing, making one border thinner than the other.


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