We should be genuine: Star Wars is strange. Like super-strange. After all, we’re discussing about a universe that features little teddy bears with lances bringing down mammoth, chicken-shaped robotic slaughtering machines, a slimy crime boss sucking down shrieking Klatooine paddy frogs, and a somewhat old, long-eared green troll looking Jedi master riding around on a rebel pilot’s back while making him move stuff with his psyche. Mind you, all this is in the original trilogy. Let’s just leave out the Gungans.
Nevertheless, the genuine oddness of the movies themselves fades in comparison to the peculiarities found in their foreign film posters. Regardless of whether we’re talking about the panther-looking Darth Vaders, scimitar-employing lizard individuals, or ridiculous outlines which have nothing to do with the movies, foreign nations weren’t hesitant to take artistic liberties when it came to Star Wars advertising. Here’s a look at the oddest posters…
1. A New Hope (Poland) — Jakub Erol
2. A New Hope (Hungary) — Tibor Helényi
3. A New Hope (Hungary) — András Felvidéki