STAR WARS + THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK + RETURN OF THE JEDI 35mm FILM
Death Star II Sections
When George Lucas commissioned the Death Star II model in 1981 he wanted it to have scale.
Industrial Light & Magic model makers achieved that scale by creating a detailed six-foot diameter model.
They layered intricate sections of acid-etched brass, representing iron columns and girders, in the open areas of the model. This gave the Death Star an under-construction look.
The brass sections mounted on our cardbacks were salvaged from the ILM model shop nearly forty years ago.
Today, the six-foot diameter Death Star II model is housed in the Lucasfilm Archives at Skywalker Ranch, Marin County, California.
Jabba’s Sail Barge Fabric
This section of screen-used canvas was part of the red sail that topped Jabba's iconic sail barge, the Khetanna. It was recovered from Imperial Sand Dunes after filming was completed in 1982.
A moisture vaporator was used to capture water from a planet’s atmosphere.
The fragments mounted on our cardbacks were screen-used in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
Slave Quarters Scrap
Slave Quarters Row is a housing district in Mos Espa, Tatooine. It's where Anakin Skywalker grew up.
This section of ribbed door frame is from Slave Quarters Row. It was screen-used in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
Textures of Tatooine
These lengths of Mos Espa awning fabric were pulled from several Episode I film sets in Tunisia. The textures and colors of the fabric can be seen throughout the Skywalker Saga.
This is Dune Sea, Tatooine sand. It was recovered from the Battle at Sarlacc's Pit, Imperial Sand Dunes, California.
Theatrically Released 35mm Film
Our cardbacks feature first-run 35mm film from the 1977-1983 original trilogy era, and the 1997 Special Edition era.