On the 2nd, I'll be posting a blog about my thoughts on the film but in the meantime - and for no other reason than the 30th anniversary of the US release was yesterday, May 25th - here are some of Ralph McQuarrie's phenomenal concept art paintings. Unfortunately he died in March 2012 but his vision and artistry helped shape the enjoyment and imagination of generations.
released in the UK on December 27th 1977
The Empire Strikes Back
released in the UK on May 21st 1980 (general release)
Return Of The Jedi
released in the UK on June 2nd 1983