Five new posters for Star Wars: Episode 1 re-release

A batch of new posters has been released ahead of the upcoming re-release of the much maligned Star Wars: Episode 1 , and even the staunchest Lucas-basher would have to admit they look pretty cool.

We particularly like the red, lightsaber-themed design, although there’s also something to be said for the Darth Maul close-up, complete with menacing tag-line, “At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi.”

We can take or leave that pod-racer imagery to be honest, but as we mentioned in the sub-heading, at least Jar-Jar is nowhere to be seen. Now if only Lucas would edit him out of the cut, altogether…

The posters celebrate the new 3D edition of the film, which Lucas believes will enhance the storytelling experience. “You get the story much faster and much better,” he explains. “It's nothing overwhelming. It's just a better experience, and it's easier to understand the story experience.”

Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace 3D
will open in UK cinemas on 9 February 2012. If those scars have healed over, maybe it’s time to give it another chance?

George Wales

George was once GamesRadar's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it. But now he's working at Stylist Magazine.