Tape contains original animatics for the ‘Jedi’ Rancor sequence.
Propstore’s latest entertainment memorabilia auction is coming up soon, and one of the items is, well, here’s the listing:
Lot # 1192: INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC (ILM) – Phil Tippett’s Pre-Production Rancor Animatics Video Cassette
The tape is a Sony Betamax one. So, not only will you be able to watch the animatics (if you have a Betamax player), you will also have the ‘old-school’ tape item itself, which is pretty cool. Here’s the full listing and an excerpt below. Happy bidding.
Phil Tippett’s Rancor animatics video cassette made during pre-production on Richard Marquand’s Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Tippett, the film’s creature and makeup designer, created test animatics for the stop-motion Rancor puppet with Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) optical technician Duncan Myers as Luke Skywalker and Kim Marks as director of photography. Tippett received a Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects for his work. This lot consists of a Sony Betamax cassette labeled “Rancor Pit 3-10-82,” its cardboard sleeve, and a digital transfer of the animatics. The footage runs just under three minutes. It is in excellent overall condition. Dimensions: 7″ x 4″ x 1″ (18 cm x 10.25 cm x 2.5 cm)