First Look at Star Wars: FRAMESMonday, June 30, 2008
Palace Press Celebrates the Epic Vision and Astonishing Images of the Revolutionary Saga in Star Wars: FRAMES
Limited to 1,138 Copies, this Elaborate Six-Volume Set Includes Bookplate Signed by Star Wars Creator George Lucas, Who Also Selected All 1,416 FRAMES
From the first view of the Death Star to an underwater city, from a planet of molten lava to a dizzying asteroid field, the six films of George Lucas’s Star Wars Saga have been filled with astonishing, unforgettable images.
In January 2009, Insight Editions, a division of the Palace Publishing Group, will pay tribute to the extraordinary visions seen in the epic, intergalactic adventure with Star Wars: Frames — an unprecedented, exquisite collection of defining moments from the revolutionary film series as seen through the eyes of its creator.
George Lucas personally selected each of the 1,416 shots in Star Wars: Frames, which will showcase these indelible cinematic moments in six hardcover, leather-bound volumes, each 11 inches by 22 inches and printed in exceptional large format preserving the widescreen aspect ratio and full resolution of the original film frames. Star Wars: Frames will be strictly limited to 1,138 copies (in tribute to Lucas’s first feature-length film, THX 1138) and will be encased in a wood-inlaid box (24″ long x 13″ high x 15″ wide) adorned by two embossed medallions (6.75″ round) — representing Jedi Master Yoda and Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader. The box will contain two chambers that correspond to the first and second Star Wars trilogies, which will house the six volumes. Each of these numbered limited editions will also contain a portfolio case with a bookplate signed by George Lucas.
More than 230 film frames correspond to each epic Star Wars film: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, totaling 1,416 images. Lucas selected each image from over a million possible frames.
A truly unprecedented publishing event, Star Wars: Frames is a dynamic undertaking that offers not only one of the most limited Star Wars products to date, boldly illustrating Lucas’s 30-year vision and passion for the Star Wars Saga, offering unmatched depth and reflection into his creative process.
“This deeply personal project sets itself apart from any other publication on George Lucas’s work in that it contains his frames: shots he conceptualized and crafted, unadulterated and rendered as individual works of art,” said Raoul Goff, publisher & CEO of Palace Publishing Group. “Each page, or frame, presents a stunning work of beauty that speaks to the creative spirit, vision, and peerless imagination of a cinematic master.”
Star Wars: Frames presents a mesmerizing blend of photography and cinema — preserving the glorious widescreen aspect ratio of the movies, presented as never before on large-format pages with more than 1,400 original images printed with the highest production values available in bookmaking.
This landmark collection of images represents a unique opportunity for collectors and cinéphiles to obtain a superbly crafted artifact of the Star Wars epics. Star Wars: Frames will be available through Insight Editions and their exclusive online retail partner Sideshow Collectibles. Beginning in July, Sideshow will accept preorders through February 2009 at www.sideshowtoy.com/starwarsframes, where preview information will be posted along with details and commentary on the historic making of the project. In addition, a sample copy of Star Wars: Frames will be on display at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con from July 24 through 27.
STAR WARS: FRAMES
Selected by George Lucas
Published by Insight Editions
Available for Reservation starting July 2008
Publication for January 2009
For more information please contact
415.342.7016 ext. 206
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Since its inception in 1994, Sideshow Collectibles has been a specialty manufacturer of licensed and proprietary collectible products. With Sideshow’s dedication to accuracy and artistry, these products reflect a passion for creating unique, highly sought after figure collectibles, as well as film prop replicas and fine art pieces. Sideshow artisans are renowned sculptors, experienced model makers, painters and costumers whose combined efforts result in the creation of outstanding original designs and intricately detailed likenesses of pop culture icons, including film and television monsters, villains, heroes, mystical creatures of fantasy, and legendary figures from history. With offices located in Thousand Oaks, California, Sideshow products are available online at www.SideshowCollectibles.com and through select specialty retailers worldwide.