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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – 40th Anniversary Special

By George & Josh Bate

Decades after its initial release and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi continues to grip fans of all ages. Celebrating the film’s 40th anniversary is the upcoming Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: The 40th Anniversary Special Edition, a comprehensive guide about the making of the film. This new hardcover book from Titan offers an informative look at how the final film in the Star Wars original trilogy came together, from initial conception of the story to filming to post-production to release. The souvenir special edition book features outstanding concept art, revealing behind the scenes pictures, interviews with the cast and crew, and more.

The HoloFiles had a chance to review the special edition book ahead of its release and can confirm it will be a worthy addition to any Star Wars fan’s collection. Some of our favorite parts of the book include a breakdown of costs (including how Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge and the Death Star II hangar set cost to build), George Lucas’ handwritten notes about the film, rare concept art, a detailed description of ideas Lucas considered for the film, and a comprehensive walkthrough of how every sequence of the film came to be from conception to script to filming to post-production.

Ahead of the release of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: The 40th Anniversary Special Edition, The HoloFiles is pleased to present an exclusive look at the souvenir special edition book below.

STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI: THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION is on sale May 7, 2024. Click to purchase on Amazon, Forbidden Planet, Barnes & Noble, and Books-a-Million!

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