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Star Wars Original Trilogy Theatrical and Home Video Trailers Deconstruction

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Idea: Take all the trailers, remove all untouched movie moments to leave behind the voice over and graphic elements.  Then take those bits and resequence them by commonality.

Right now trying to determine if I have all the Trailers and have them in the correct order.  Did a version which was organized by movie, but sequential seems more appropriate.  Am including all variations, so if there's a widescreen and pan-scan version i'm including both.  I think what i'm missing are television versions for many of these.  Would love to dip into foreign language versions, if they're out there as well.  Currently working pre-SE material, but if there's interest will continue to include any time frame.  Feel free to make suggestions or toss out ideas.

Question: were there ever any Home LaserDisc commercials, like the Home Video ones?  Or was it too small a market.

(Please correct any data - some comes from file names and might be incorrect)
Date : Movie : Duration : Common Name / Description : File Name : MPAA <> Begin Phrase : End Phrase <> Notes : Star Wars Logo Type
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1976 : ANH : 1:50 : Original Theatrical Trailer : Rowman ANH : MPAA ALL Audiences (Blue)
    Somewhere In Space, This May All Be Happening Right Now : Coming To Your Galaxy This Summer
    Copyright C 1976 By Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation : Coming This Summer From 20th Century-Fox : Star Wars Logo "Stacked-Thin" White
1977 : ANH : 1:50 : Original Theatrical Trailer :  : MPAA ALL Audiences (Blue)
    Somewhere In Space, This May All Be Happening Right Now : Coming To Your Galaxy This Summer
    Copyright C 1976 By Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation : Coming This Summer From 20th Century-Fox : Star Wars Logo "Stacked-Thin" Blue
?1977 : ANH : 1:10 : TV Trailer (Actors) : Rowman ANH : No MPAA
    Luke Skywalker Was Just A Farm Boy : May The Force Be With You In Star Wars
    Staring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness : Star Wars Logo "Perspective" Video+White
?1977 Jpn : ANH : 1:10 : TV Trailer Japanese (Actors) : "Japanese Fonted File.flv" : No MPAA
    Luke Skywalker Was Just A Farm Boy : May The Force Be With You In Star Wars
    Staring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness : Star Wars Logo "Perspective" Video+White
1978 : ANH : 2:48 : Theatrical Trailer (1978 Re-Release_Academy Award) : Theatrical Trailer (1978 Re-Release_Academy Award) : No MPAA
    20th Century-Fox and George Lucas Bring You, An Adventure Unlike Anything On Your Planet : A Billion Years In The Making
    A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away.... : Winner of 7 Academy Awards - Coming July 21 : Star Wars Logo "Perspective" Blue
1978 : ANH : 2:39 : Theatrical Trailer (1978 Re-Release) : Theatrical Trailer (1978 Re-Release) : No MPAA
    20th Century-Fox and George Lucas Bring You, An Adventure Unlike Anything On Your Planet : A Billion Years In The Making
    A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away.... : Winner of 7 Academy Awards : Star Wars Logo "Perspective" Blue
1978 Grm : KDS (ANH) : 2:39 : Krieg Der Sterne Theatrical Trailer German (1978 Re-Release) : EDITDROID Supplemental 3
    ??? 20th Century-Fox and George Lucas Bring You, An Adventure Unlike Anything On Your Planet : ??? A Billion Years In The Making
    Es war einmal vor langer Zeit in einer weit, weit entfernten Galaxis.. : Star Wars Logo "Perspective" Blue
1978 : ESB : 1:55 : Original Theatrical Teaser Trailer (1978) : Rowman ESB : No MPAA
    The Empire Has Been Repulsed : Coming Next Year
    McQuarrie Artwork : 'Image Repeat Effect' : Star Wars Logo "Stacked-Outline" Blue : ESB Logo "Stencil" Blue
1978 : ESB : 1:57 : Original Theatrical Teaser Trailer (1978) : Original Theatrical Teaser Trailer (1978) : MPAA ALL Audiences (Blue)
    Luke Skywalker and Han Solo Have Rescued The Princess : Coming To Your Galaxy, Next Summer
    Harrison Ford Narration - Vader Breathing : Star Wars Logo "Stacked-Outline" Blue : ESB Logo "Stencil" Blue
1978 Jpn : ESB : 1:57 : Original Theatrical Teaser Trailer Japanese (1978) : "Japanese Fonted File.flv" : No MPAA
    Luke Skywalker and Han Solo Have Rescued The Princess : Coming To Your Galaxy, Next Summer
    Harrison Ford Narration - Vader Breathing : Star Wars Logo "Stacked-Outline" Blue : ESB Logo "Stencil" Blue
1979 : ESB : 1:32 : Original Theatrical Trailer (1979) - Scope Version : Original Theatrical Trailer (1979) - Scope Version : No MPAA
    A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away : Coming To Your Galaxy, This Summer
    Vader Breathing : Star Wars Logo "Stacked-Outline" Blue : ESB Logo "Slanted" Blue
1979 : ESB : 1:32 : Original Theatrical Trailer (1979) : Original Theatrical Trailer (1979) : No MPAA
    A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away : Coming To Your Galaxy, This Summer
    Vader Breathing : Star Wars Logo "Stacked-Outline" Blue : ESB Logo "Slanted" Blue
1979 Grm : ISZ (ESB) : 1:32 : Das Imperium Schlagt Zuruck Original Theatrical Trailer German (1979) : EDITDROID Supplemental 3
    A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away : Coming To Your Galaxy, This Summer
    Vader Breathing : Star Wars Logo "Stacked-Outline" Blue : ESB Logo "Slanted" Blue
1979 : ESB : 2:01 : Theatrical Teaser Trailer #2 (1979) - Scope Version : Theatrical Teaser Trailer #2 (1979) - Scope Version : No MPAA w/ RSO Records
    (none) : The New Chapter In The Continuing Star Wars Saga.  Is Now In Our Galaxy
    Vader Breathing - w/ RSO Records : Star Wars Logo "Stacked-Outline" Blue : SW/ESB Logo "Slanted" Blue
1979 : ESB : 2:01 : Theatrical Teaser Trailer #2 (1979) : Theatrical Teaser Trailer #2 (1979) : No MPAA
    (none) : The New Chapter In The Continuing Star Wars Saga.  Is Now In Our Galaxy
    Vader Breathing - w/ RSO Records : Star Wars Logo "Stacked-Outline" Blue : SW/ESB Logo "Slanted" Blue
1979 Grm : ISZ (ESB) : 0:30 : Das Imperium Schlagt Zuruck TV Commercial German :
    ____ : ____
    : SW/ESB Logo "Slanted" Blue
1981 : ANH : 0:30 : Theatrical Trailer (1981 Re-Release) : Theatrical Trailer (1981 Re-Release) : No MPAA
    Now You Can Experience The Force Again : The Force Will Be With You.  Starting Friday April 10th
    : Star Wars Logo "Stacked-Thin" Blue
1981 : ESB : 1:43 : Theatrical Trailer (1981 Re-Release) : Theatrical Trailer (1981 Re-Release) : No MPAA
    The Star Wars Saga Continues : Returning to your Galaxy July 31st
    : SW/ESB Logo "Slanted" Blue
1981 Jpn : ESB : 1:43 : Theatrical Trailer Japanese (1981 Re-Release) : STAR WARS EP5?6 JP trailer.flv : No MPAA
    The Star Wars Saga Continues : Returning to your Galaxy July 31st
    Opening Placard : SW/ESB Logo "Slanted" Blue : End Placard
1981 : ESB : 0:30 : 1981 Empire Strikes Back TV Commercial : 1981 Empire Strikes Back TV Commercial : No MPAA
    The Best Things That Ever Have Happened, Is About To Happen Again : Now Playing At A Theater Near You
    In Fact The Whole Gang Is Back : PG Parental Guidance Suggested : ESB Logo "Perspective" Purple
1981 : ROTJ : 2:01 : Return of the Jedi Theatrical Teaser_Test (1981) : Return of the Jedi Theatrical Teaser_Test (1981) : No MPAA
    Return For The Climactic Clash Between The Forces Of Good And Evil : Begins May 25th, At A Theater In Your Galaxy
    20th Century Fox Logo : SW/ROTJ "Boxed" Red
1981 Grm : DRDJR (ROTJ) : 2:01 : Die Ruckkehr Der Jedi-Ritter Theatrical Teaser_Test (1981) : EDITDROID Supplemental 3
    ???? Return For The Climactic Clash Between The Forces Of Good And Evil : ???? Begins May 25th, At A Theater In Your Galaxy
    20th Century Fox Logo : SW/ROTJ "Boxed" Red
1981 : ROTJ : 1:20 : Return of the Jedi Theatrical Teaser Trailer_Final (1981) : Return of the Jedi Theatrical Teaser Trailer_Final (1981) :
    Return To A Galaxy.... Far, Far Away : Return For The Fun Of It
    SW/RTAGFFA Animation : (No End Logo)
1981 Jpn : ROTJ : 1:20 : Return of the Jedi Theatrical Teaser Trailer_Final Japanese (1981) : STAR WARS EP5?6 JP trailer.flv :
    Return To A Galaxy.... Far, Far Away : Return For The Fun Of It
    SW/RTAGFFA Animation : (No End Logo)
1982 : ROTJ : 1:30 : Revenge of the Jedi Teaser Trailer : Rowman ROTJ : No MPAA
    A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away.... : Coming Next Summer To A Theater In Your Galaxy
    Furthered Adventures of : 'Image Repeat Effect' : SW/ROTJ "Boxed" Red
1982 : ROTJ : 1:35 : Revenge of the Jedi Teaser Trailer #2 : Rowman ROTJ : MPAA ALL Audiences (Green)
    A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away.... : Coming May 25th To A Theater In Your Galaxy
    Coming Soon to A Selected Theater Near You placard (Red) : SW/ROTJ "Boxed" Red
1982 : ROTJ : 2:01 : Return of the Jedi Theatrical Trailer (1982) : Return of the Jedi Theatrical Trailer (1982) : No MPAA
    Return For The Climactic Clash Between The Forces Of Good And Evil : Coming to a Selected Theater, In Your Galaxy
    20th Century Fox Logo : SW/ROTJ "Boxed" Red
1982 : ROTJ : 0:30 : TV Launch Trailer : EDITDROID Supplemental 3 : No MPAA
    Return of the Jedi : Now Playing At A Theater In Your Galaxy
    PG Parental Guidance Suggested : SW/ROTJ "Boxed" Red
1982 : ANH : 1:43 : Theatrical Trailer (1982 Re-Release) : Theatrical Trailer (1982 Re-Release) : No MPAA
    It Has Been Five Years Since We Felt The Force And It's Stronger Then Ever : Starts August 13th for 3 weeks only
    20th Century Fox Logo : Star Wars Logo Blue
1982 : ANH : 0:30 : 1982 Star Wars (30 US TV Spot) : EDITDROID Supplemental 3 : No MPAA
    A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away.... : Check Newspapers For A Theater Near You (PG)
    PG Parental Guidance Suggested : Star Wars Logo "Stacked" Orange
1982 : ESB : 1:43 : Theatrical Trailer (1982 Re-Release) : Theatrical Trailer (1982 Re-Release) : No MPAA
    The Star Wars Saga Continues With A Special Limited Engagement Of : Returning to your Galaxy November 19th
    Vader Breathing : SW/ESB Logo "Slanted" Blue
1982 : ESB : 0:30 : TV Spot (His Name Is Yoda) : EDITDROID Supplemental 3 : No MPAA
    A Long Time Ago, On A Swamp Planet Far, Far Away : The Saga Continues The Empire Strikes Back Rated PG
    PG Parental Guidance Suggested : SW/ESB Logo "Slanted" Blue
198x : ROTJ : (Coming March 29th) ????
1984 : HV : 1:20 : 1984 Star Wars Video Trailer : 1984 Star Wars Video Trailer : No MPAA
    Stay Tuned For Exciting Scenes From The Movies Which Started It All : Available On Videocassette Winner of 7 Academy Awards
    A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away : Star Wars Logo "Perspective" Blue
1986 : HV : 1:57 : 1986 Trilogy Video Trailer : 1986 Trilogy Video Trailer : No MPAA
    And Now For An Exciting Preview : The Complete Star Wars Trilogy Is Now In Our Galaxy, Available On Videocassette
    A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away : Star Wars Logo "Stacked" Yellow (Registered) : SW/ESB Logo "Slanted" Blue : SW/ROTJ Logo "Big-J" Red
1987 : HV : 2:28 : 1987 Trilogy Home Video Trailer : 1987 Trilogy Home Video Trailer : No MPAA
    CBS Fox Video Is Proud To Present : Now In Our Galaxy, Available On Videocassette (1977-1987 The First Ten Years) : And Now For Our Featured Presentation
    CBS Fox Video Logo : 1977-1987 Star Wars The First Ten Years
    A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away : Star Wars Logo "Stacked" Yellow (Registered) : SW/ESB Logo "Slanted" Blue : SW/ROTJ Logo "Big-J" Red
1990 : HV : 4:39 : 1990-1992 Trilogy Home Video Trailer : 1990-1992 Trilogy Home Video Trailer : No MPAA
    FoxVideo Presents A Collector's Preview : Unlike Anything In Our Galaxy (Star Wars To Jedi)
    A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away : Star Wars Logo "Perspective" Yellow : SW/ESB Logo "Slanted" Yellow : SW/ROTJ Logo "Horizontal" Yellow
    From Star Wars To Jedi : Collectible Gift Pack
1991 : HV : 2:32 : WS_TrilogyTrailer1991_UK : WS_TrilogyTrailer1991_UK : No MPAA
    So You Think You've Seen The Whole Of The Star Wars Legend On Video : The Complete Saga In The Complete Format The Widescreen Collection
    : No SW Logos
1995 : HV : 1:23 : 1995 Trilogy Home Video Trailer : 1995 Trilogy Home Video Trailer : No MPAA
    For Those Who Remember For Those Who Will Never Forget And For A Whole New Generation : One Last Time
    : Star Wars Trilogy Logo "Perspective" Video : Star Wars Logo "Stacked" Video : ESB Logo "Stacked" Video : ROTJ Logo "Stacked" Video
1997 : CT : 2:30 : Star Wars Trilogy - Special Edition Theatrical Trailer : EDITDROID Supplemental 3 : MPAA ALL Audiences (Green)
    For An Entire Generation People Have Experienced Star Wars The Only Way It's Been Possible On The TV Screen : See It Again, For The First Time
    Star Wars Logo 3D "Stacked" Blue : ESB Logo 3D "Stacked" Grey : ROTJ Logo 3D "Stacked" Maroon
1997 : CT : 2:30 : Star Wars Trilogy - Special Edition ESB/ROTJ Theatrical Trailer : EDITDROID Supplemental 3 : MPAA PG (Green)
    On February 21st.. .. : You Haven't Seen Anything, Until You've Seen Everything
    StarWars.Com : ESB Logo 3D "Stacked" Grey : ROTJ Logo 3D "Stacked" Maroon
1997 : CT : 2:30 : Star Wars Trilogy - Special Edition ROTJ Theatrical Trailer : EDITDROID Supplemental 3 : MPAA PG (Green)
    On March 7th.. .. : Return of the Jedi
    Star Wars Logo 3D "Stacked" Blue : ROTJ Logo 3D "Stacked" Maroon


Also would like to identify all the vocal talent or graphic designers or editors behind the trailers and logos.

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Edit 001 - Added 1976 "White Fonted" Original Trailer

Edit 002 - Added Additional Information to all, added Japanese and German trailers and Special edition, and couple others.

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Voice Over Artist
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Orson Welles - 1977 ANH Original Theatrical Trailer
Harrison Ford - 1979 ESB Theatrical

Graphic Design Artist
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Susan Elizabeth "Suzy" Rice - Star Wars Crawl Logo "Stacked" (http://suzyriceimage.com/gallery/about/)

 

Editor of Trailer
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Special Effects
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Joe Viskocil : Exploding Star Wars Logo
Bruce Logan : Exploding Star Wars Logo

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In the first post added information to each listing.  Also was able to find trailers for each movie in japanese and german so added those, and a few others I missed.  Would like to include other languages, if one trailer for each of the movies can be found.  Also added the Special Edition trailers, at editing time will decide if they'll be included.

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none said:


1979 Grm : ISZ (ESB) : 0:30 : Das Imperium Schlagt Zuruck TV Commercial German :
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: SW/ESB Logo "Slanted" Blue


Do you have this one? I'm not sure to have seen this anywhere before.

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TK-949 wrote: Do you have this one?

Fairly certain I got that one from youtube.  But having problems relocating, need to go back to an archive.

While we wait here's the german ESB trailer from a Super 8:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBuwbM-xBdg

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have you seen this upload?

http://youtu.be/qfqVGgwVa5w

 

and this commercial.

http://youtu.be/EnRLMztdwsM

 

Surely with all the tv commercial breaks that have been uploaded to youtube over the years, there have to be more Star Wars TV ads that have surfaced since the ones that were included on the Rowman unofficial bonus discs.

I think there was even a PSA from the cantina scene telling people not to drink and drive.

 

Take back the trilogy. Execute Order '77

http://www.youtube.com/user/Knightmessenger

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The first upload is one that I produced....with recreations.  Since then though, I've found several of the original versions.  Let me know if you have questions.

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