Growing up a huge Star Wars fan, I was of course beside myself when HBO started airing Star Wars. I would basically leave HBO on all the time, and the second I heard the Fox fanfare, I would run into the living room, hoping and praying I would see "A LUCASFILM LIMITED Production". More often than not, I was disappointed, as it wasn't Star Wars playing, but when it was, anything I was doing or had planned to do that day came to a screeching halt, and I would again be absorbed into the adventures of Luke Skywalker.
Then we got a VCR, and everything changed. I made a copy of Star Wars, and to this day I have no idea how it survived the amount of times it was played. Later on,
When the LaserDiscs Came out, I promptly bought those and my SW tapes were filed away.
Recently, having been assaulted with the shiny, new and "improved" Star Wars, I have been craving a way to watch Star Wars that truly takes me back to the "good old days".
So long story short, I'm trying to find a copy of the original HBO airing of Star Wars, as seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESg_adb6sJE
I've already asked the uploader if still has a copy, but he informed me that his copy has been tossed, minus a copy he made of the intro.
I ran across my VHS tapes recently, but unfortunately I had taped my LaserDiscs over the original taping.
Does anyone have a copy of this?
If I can't find a real copy of this, i'm considering making a recreation of it, with a copy of the intro, and a time appropriate version of SW, adding some old VHS effects.
Does anyone know which version might have played on HBO? I would assume that it would have been one of the same prints that made its way onto a VHS or LD version.