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As a companion volume to SKot's commercial project, I'm putting together a DVD of trailers and commercials for the theatrical and video/DVD releases. I'm aiming for this collection to be a wealth of information about the trailers, including release dates of the trailers and if possible what films they were released with. And since the prequels aren't as warmly received as the old trilogy, I'll be dividing the disc in two parts, so there will be something for everyone.

I've got a bit of these, but I am missing some. This is where I need your help.
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For the OT, I have:

STAR WARS

1. Teaser (1976)
2. Release (for May 25, 1977)
3. Re-Release (for July 21, 1978)
3a. Re-Release (for July 21, 1978 - alternate with 7 Academy Awards mention)
4. Re-Release (for April 10, 1981) A NEW HOPE subtitle added
5. Re-Release (for August 13, 1982) (I could use a better version of this)
6. Release (1977 - German Trailer)

TV spots
1. Teaser "Rated PG" (1977)
2. Re-Release "Farmboy" (for July 21, 1978 - starts Friday)
3. Re-Release "What If?" (for July 21, 1978 - starts tomorrow)
4. Re-Release "Adventure" (for July 21, 1978 - starts tomorrow)
5. Re-Release "Forbidden Love" (for July 21, 1978 - now playing)
6. Re-Release "This was how it all began" (for July 21, 1978 - starts tomorrow/now playing)(audio only)
7. Re-Release "The More You See It" (for July 21, 1978 - starts tomorrow/now playing)(audio only)
8. Re-Release "Every Great Story" (for July 21, 1978 - starts tomorrow/now playing)(audio only)


THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

1. Teaser 1 (1979 - coming next year)
2. Teaser 2 (1979 - coming to your galaxy next summer)
3. Teaser 3 (1980 - coming to your galaxy this summer)
4. Release (for May 21, 1980 - now in our galaxy)
5. Re-Release (for July 31, 1981)
6. Re-Release (for November 19, 1982)
7. German trailer (unknown date)

TV spots
1. Release "New Chapter" (for May 21, 1980 - now in our galaxy)
2. Release "Battle" (for May 21, 1980)
3. Release "Old And New" (for May 21, 1980)
4. Release "Heroes" (for May 21, 1980)
5. Release "Yoda" (for May 21, 1980 - post-release with PG rating)
6. Release German TV spot

RETURN OF THE JEDI

1. Teaser 1 (1982 - Revenge logo - coming next summer to a theater in your galaxy possibly
screened for the Nov 19, 82 Empire Strikes Back Release)
2. Teaser 2 (1983 - Revenge logo - coming May 25th to a theater in your galaxy)
3. Release (for May 25, 1983 - coming to a selected theater in your galaxy)
3a. Release (for May 25, 1983 - alternate with date)
4. Re-Release (for March 29, 1985)
4a. Re-Release (for March 29, 1985 – work-print with different voice and no date)
5. German trailer (unknown date)

TV spots
1. Teaser "It Began" (1983)
2. Trailer (for May 25, 1983 - now playing)
3. Release "Climactic Chapter" (for May 25, 1983 - now playing)
4. Release "Return" (for May 25, 1983)


SPECIAL EDITION TRILOGY

1. Star Wars Trilogy (for January 31/February 21/March 7, 1997)
1a. Star Wars Trilogy (for February 14, 1997 - alternate with date change)
1b. Star Wars Trilogy (for February 14, 1997 - alternate with date change, different Jabba footage) I still need this one.
2. Empire Strikes Back/Return Of The Jedi (for February 21/March 7, 1997)
3. Return Of The Jedi (for March 7, 1997)

TV spots

1. ????
2. Empire Strikes Back/Return Of The Jedi (for February 21/March 7, 1997)
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THE PHANTOM MENACE

1. Teaser (November 20th, 1998)
2. Release (March 12th, 1999)
3. Charity Screening Trailer (December 3rd, 1999)

TV Spots
Tone Poems
1. One Love (Shmi) May 3rd, 1999
2. One Dream (Anakin) May 3rd, 1999
3. One Destiny (Qui-Gon) May 3rd, 1999
4. One Will (Padme) May 3rd, 1999
5. One Truth (Darth Maul) May 3rd, 1999
6. Stand Alone (Obi-Wan) May 7th, 1999
7. One Hope (Queen Amidala) May 7th, 1999
8. One Friend (Jar Jar) May 7th, 1999

Action spots
1. The Saga Begins
2. All Over Again


ATTACK OF THE CLONES

1. Teaser 1 “Breathing” Nov 02, 2001
2. Teaser 2 “Mystery” Nov 09, 2001
3. Teaser 3 “Forbidden Love” Nov 15, 2001
4. Trailer “Clone War” Mar 10, 2002

TV Spots
Occupation Spots (Character Campaign) Apr 30, 2002
1. Obi-wan
2. Anakin
3. Mace
4. Padme
5. Yoda
6. Artoo
7. Jango
8. Clones

Action spots (mostly) Apr 30, 2002
1. Jedi
2. Anakin’s Story
3. War
4. Padme’s Story
5. Forbidden Love
6. Biggest Action Hero

REVENGE OF THE SITH

1. Teaser “Nostalgia” November 5, 2004
2. Trailer “Epic” March 11th, 2005

TV Spots
1. Jedi Action (Kids) Apr 18, 2005
2. Jedi Unite Apr 18, 2005
3. Showdown
4. To Protect You May 05, 2005
5. Seduction May 05, 2005
6. Celebration May 13, 2005
7. Brothers May 13, 2005
8. Epic Tragedy
9. Teaser Cutdown Apr 01, 2005
10. Trailer Cutdown
11. Dark Side Unleashed Apr 01, 2005
12. Tragedy Apr 01, 2005
13. Sith Happens May 16, 2005
14. Jedi Action Apr 18, 2005
15. Review
16. End of Wars(?) May 11, 2005

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VHS and DVD Release Ads

1984 Star Wars Trailer VHS Release (on end of Empire VHS release November 84)
1986 Star Wars Trilogy VHS Box Set Ad
1987 Star Wars Trilogy VHS Box Set Ad “10th Anniversary”
1990 Star Wars Trilogy VHS Box Set Ad “Exciting New Packaging”
1991 Star Wars Trilogy VHS Box Set Ad "Widescreen"
1995 Star Wars Trilogy VHS Box Set “One Last Time” Box Set Commercial
2000 Episode 1 VHS Release “One Master One Apprentice One Beginning” Apr 07, 2000
2000 Episode 1 VHS Release “One Boy One Journey One Destiny” Apr 07, 2000
2000 Episode 1 VHS Release “One Race One Adventure One to Own” April 7th, 2000
2000 Star Wars Trilogy VHS Box Set Ad Nov 05, 2000
2001 Episode 1 DVD Release
2002 Episode 2 DVD Release
2004 Trilogy DVD Commercial
2004 Trilogy DVD Release “Letter Campaign”
2005 Episode 3 DVD Release
2005? Trilogy DVD Commercial


Easter Eggs
(These are a surprise. Not telling!)
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So I ask, am I missing anything? Note that I am just focusing on the movies themselves. I'll probably have lots of space for easter eggs on the disc, so if you have a recommendation for something for me to hide on the disc, send me an email to my hotmail.
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The are a couple of different Trailers for the video releases here in the UK. From memory there is at least one great one (I liked it anyway), from the original widescreen releases.

"So you think you've seen the whole of the Star Wars legend on video?..... Well think again!"

Have you got that one already?

JD

Creator of Star Wars Begins, Building Empire and Returning to Jedi
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Yes, definitely. I do need more items from across the pond. I've also got a 1977 spot for Kreig der Sterne that I'm adding yo the list. I'm also looking for a good copy of the 1987 Star Wars Trilogy VHS Box Set Ad “10th Anniversary”.
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I have a few trailers that you might be interested in for use as easter eggs or some such as they all seem to be fan edits.

The two South Park parody traliers for TPM.
A trailer advertising the six movie boxset using footage from the first five movies.
A sepia coloured trailer (in the style of the B-movies from days gone by) titled: Benjamin Kenobi - Space Knight. (This one is actually really cool)

Let me know if you want them and I'll upload them.
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You bet! I'll take all I can get. I'm thinking about actually having a parody trailer gallery hidden as an easter egg.
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Click here.

There's four trailers in one 115mb rar file. It's on my own webspace, so it shouldn't take too long to download. Can you post here (or PM me) when you've got it, so I can delete it.

Thanks.

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Originally posted by: Jambe Davdar
The are a couple of different Trailers for the video releases here in the UK. From memory there is at least one great one (I liked it anyway), from the original widescreen releases.

"So you think you've seen the whole of the Star Wars legend on video?..... Well think again!"
I can cap that off VHS if required. There were two "widescreen - as they were meant to be seen" trailers - one for the Star Wars trilogy, and the other for Alien and Die Hard.

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Sluggo, I found another Special Edition trailer to add to the list. It's a TV spot for the SE release of ESB plus "still in theaters" Star Wars. You can actually find this on ocpmovie's Special Edition Hype disc as one of the commercials that can be watched separately.

I suspect there may have been more than just that one TV spot for the SE, but I don't know for certain.

--SKot

Projects:
Return Of The Ewok and Other Short Films (with OCPmovie) [COMPLETED]
Preserving the…cringe…Star Wars Holiday Special [ONGOING]
The Star Wars TV Commercials Project [DORMANT]
Felix the Cat 1919-1930 early film shorts preservation [ONGOING]

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SKot, I'll check it out shortly. And Moth3r, a cap would be great. Unless a digital source pops up soon. So that's a Yes/Maybe.
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Originally posted by: Sluggo
The link isn't working..


Try the link now. There was a minor spelling error in the filename, but it's fixed now
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Got it, thanks!

One of the things I'd like to put in is information on what movies these trailers were screened with. Wing Commander, anyone?
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Originally posted by: Sluggo
And Moth3r, a cap would be great. Unless a digital source pops up soon.
I believe it was from 1991 (Russ the VHS release expert will be able to confirm), so I doubt that a digital version exists.

I assume you would prefer it at NTSC framerate?

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Will you be including the Austin Powers/Phantom Menace trailer?

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Originally posted by: daveytod
Will you be including the Austin Powers/Phantom Menace trailer?
My vote would be that it would make a great easter egg, but it should definitely not be on the main feature.

--SKot

Projects:
Return Of The Ewok and Other Short Films (with OCPmovie) [COMPLETED]
Preserving the…cringe…Star Wars Holiday Special [ONGOING]
The Star Wars TV Commercials Project [DORMANT]
Felix the Cat 1919-1930 early film shorts preservation [ONGOING]

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That's what I was thinking. Honestly, parody trailers are a time a dozen. Even I made a parody trailer. And they are all of the Phantom Menace. Clones was way more deserving of a parody trailer.
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Not sure if these were on your list, but in Fall 1977, when SW's release was being widened (or re-promoted), several Friday night TV spots appeared, the first of which was the opening blockade runner/star destroyer shot WITHOUT MUSIC, only SFX. I have audio of these.
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Originally posted by: morgands1
Not sure if these were on your list, but in Fall 1977, when SW's release was being widened (or re-promoted), several Friday night TV spots appeared, the first of which was the opening blockade runner/star destroyer shot WITHOUT MUSIC, only SFX. I have audio of these.
It would be good to check that audio against the TV spots that we have on the list already to see if they're the same or not. I'm at 'skotk at hotmail dot com'; you can contact myself and/or Sluggo if you want to send it over to one of us.

--SKot

Projects:
Return Of The Ewok and Other Short Films (with OCPmovie) [COMPLETED]
Preserving the…cringe…Star Wars Holiday Special [ONGOING]
The Star Wars TV Commercials Project [DORMANT]
Felix the Cat 1919-1930 early film shorts preservation [ONGOING]

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Originally posted by: morgands1
Not sure if these were on your list, but in Fall 1977, when SW's release was being widened (or re-promoted), several Friday night TV spots appeared, the first of which was the opening blockade runner/star destroyer shot WITHOUT MUSIC, only SFX. I have audio of these.


These would definately be interested to hear. I wasn't planning on having radio ads, but I do have a set with radio ads on them (I can't remember which one it was), so it is a possibility.
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