This is the super rare pre-oscars version of the sought after UK quad with artwork by Tom Chantrell. George Lucas commissioned leading UK artist Chantrell to create this design, which also ran as the US style 'C' design. This particular poster was printed for the first release of the film in before it won any Oscars. Subsequent printings carried the news of the Oscars success so this is the one that the collectors want. Chantrell was employed to enhance the star appeal and the merchandising opportunities for Fox and George Lucas. He was paid his highest figure for painting this image about (£2000-£3000) and this was a good investment for the Studio as the previous Hildebrandt commission was not commercial enough for the planned toy and product marketing. Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet, teams up with other rebels, and tries to save Princess Leia from the evil clutches of Darth Vader.