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13 January 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: ComingSoon

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Unless you've been living in the watery parts of Naboo, you'll know that George Lucas has been busy 3D-ifying the Star Wars canon in preparation with hurtling a galaxy of Jedi wonderment at our eyeballs over the next few years. With Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace the first to hit our screens next month, ComingSoon (via Kino Gallery) has laid its hands on five fresh new posters to promote the movie's re-release.

The posters are a nice throwback to the high points of the film, Darth Maul especially, while Jar-Jar continues to languish in some kind of intergalactic photoshop dungeon. Nothing quite as dazzling as that remarkable first teaser poster, but more than enough to get our juices flowing. Click on the posters to enlarge. Lucasfilm has already launched a trailer for the re-release, which you can watch here.


Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace is out in our cinemas in 3D on February 9.
 


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RE: RE:
Jar Jar binks in 3D? I suppose people now have a more reason to bring knives to the show.If only said character could feel it.hmm. More

Posted by DARKO_DONNIE_DONUT at 12:02 on 15 January 2012 | Report This Post

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L: JIm R L: odddaze Does anyone else think the focusing on Darth Maul is to capitalise on the success that graced Insidious last year? People seemed to love that flick and Darth Maul was the villain in it. ust a nod to the fact that they know they ballsed the release first time round and trying to be seen to getting 'it right' second time round and as always George wanting to ring every $ out of each film. otice how they don't feature Jar Jar, despite the fact he's one of More

Posted by Spaldron at 02:06 on 15 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Don't give George any more money!!!
L: ED-209 L: kristof07 Go to Red Letter media and watch Plinkett's 74 minute review of the Phantom Menace and the rest of the prequels if you don't believe me! I like to make up my own mind not have some whiney turd of a Fan boy moan about how bad he though it was and how he could make it better. And if I want to go and watch this movie in 3D and 'give Lucas more money' I will do thanks.ote] If you had actually bothered to watch Red Letter Media's superb review (bette More

Posted by Spaldron at 02:04 on 15 January 2012 | Report This Post

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L: odddaze Does anyone else think the focusing on Darth Maul is to capitalise on the success that graced Insidious last year? People seemed to love that flick and Darth Maul was the villain in it. ust a nod to the fact that they know they ballsed the release first time round and trying to be seen to getting 'it right' second time round and as always George wanting to ring every $ out of each film. More

Posted by JIm R at 01:11 on 15 January 2012 | Report This Post

Not the best but still fun!
Okay so Phantom isn't the best Star Wars, but it is still a fun and entertaining watch. Little Jake Lloyd wasn't that bad, what do you expect from a kid, fu*k*ng Shakespeare??? It is so boring listening to all the boring cynical Victor Meldrews on here moaning about CGI and 3D, get over it! Oh and if I remeber rightly, Empire actually gave this 4 stars when it first came out! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 21:58 on 14 January 2012 | Report This Post

Nice lens flare
The quality of these is dreadful - and not just because they're photo-montage rather than illustrated. They look suspiciously like fan-made posters to me. All that money, and this is the best LucasFilm can come up with? Seriously?? Good Lord... More

Posted by BikerScout at 12:12 on 14 January 2012 | Report This Post

Nice lens flare
The quality of these is dreadful - and not just because they're photo-montage rather than illustrated. They look suspiciously like fan-made posters to me. All that money, and this is the best LucasFilm can come up with? Seriously?? Good Lord... More

Posted by BikerScout at 12:12 on 14 January 2012 | Report This Post

Does anyone else think the focusing on Darth Maul is to capitalise on the success that graced Insidious last year? People seemed to love that flick and Darth Maul was the villain in it. More

Posted by odddaze at 20:23 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

I've owned this film on video, dvd and now bluray,,,,it's gotta be a hard job selling Tha Phantom Menace to anyone who has already seen it., Now, I stuck by the prequels, there is an element of fun and it is Star Wars after all, but even if you choose to ignore the far too confussing storyline, awful dialog, clunky pace, lack of screen time given to characters, Jake Lloyd, Jar Jar and the Gungans - It's still, by far the worst Star Wars movie . And... I'm not buying into this 3D lark either.. More

Posted by nodierock at 19:59 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

I gotta say, I am not really feeling those posters! More

Posted by Big Red at 17:55 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

who cares? i'm going anyway!
i love all six films and the opportunity to see them at the cinema is too good to pass up! why do people post the same message over and over? More

Posted by michtitscurtis at 15:05 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

Star Wars: Darth Maul
Anyone else feel like these posters are advertising a completely different movie? Focusing on Darth Maul is smart but a miss-sell at the same time. The character deserved 50% more screen time at least. More

Posted by Macavity at 15:02 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

Star Wars: Darth Maul
Anyone else feel like these posters are advertising a completely different movie? Focusing on Darth Maul is smart but a miss-sell at the same time. The character deserved 50% more screen time at least. More

Posted by Macavity at 15:01 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Saw the trailer in 3D the other day...
Terrible posters, the Darth Maul face one is OK but the rest are fairly shite. Drew Struzan > Photoshop. More

Posted by Scott_ at 13:42 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

Balls
These are upsettingly bollocks! Booo! The King's Speech style one is by far the worst, mind you anything that reminds me that this car-crash of a film makes me feel sad anyway! More

Posted by jetfontaine at 13:40 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

Balls
These are upsettingly bollocks! Booo! The King's Speech style one is by far the worst, mind you anything that reminds me that this car-crash of a film makes me feel sad anyway! More

Posted by jetfontaine at 13:40 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

Balls
These are upsettingly bollocks! Booo! The King's Speech style one is by far the worst, mind you anything that reminds me that this car-crash of a film makes me feel sad anyway! More

Posted by jetfontaine at 13:40 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

Saw the trailer in 3D the other day...
... before Hugo. Much as I tried to be a cynical dick about it, by the end of the trailer I knew that it was my destiny to watch all 6 films in 3D. Empire in 3D will be the absolute balls! You KNOW it! I don't actually own any of the SW movies at home because they're re-released so much, so for me the trip to the theatre is worth it. Maybe I'll buy them when the 3D Blu Rays are out ..? More

Posted by Nicky C at 13:33 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Don't give George any more money!!!
L: kristof07 Go to Red Letter media and watch Plinkett's 74 minute review of the Phantom Menace and the rest of the prequels if you don't believe me! like to make up my own mind not have some whiney turd of a Fan boy moan about how bad he though it was and how he could make it better. And if I want to go and watch this movie in 3D and 'give Lucas more money' I will do thanks. More

Posted by ED-209 at 13:27 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

Yay!
Ok, phantom was no way near as good as the original Star wars films but it's still ace: who doesn't love the cowardly battledroids and THAT double-lightsaber. This film was my childhood so, critics, leave off. It may not be one of the great movie pictures of all time...but some memories are sacred to kids of the 90s! More

Posted by Cyberleader at 12:47 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

Don't give George any more money!!!
Go to Red Letter media and watch Plinkett's 74 minute review of the Phantom Menace and the rest of the prequels if you don't believe me! More

Posted by kristof07 at 12:32 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

Don't give George any more money!!!
Go to Red Letter media and watch Plinkett's 74 minute review of the Phantom Menace and the rest of the prequels if you don't believe me! More

Posted by kristof07 at 12:32 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

Iconic, dynamic posters (for the most part)
so much better than the posters for the original cinmea release! More

Posted by launcelot at 12:12 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

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