The list of video formats on archive.org for Star Wars, forgot to add the Japanese and U.K. Video8 cassettes format. 1988 for ROTJ in the U.k. and I believe in 1991 for the whole original trilogy in Japan on Video8. Below are YouTube video links of Nathan Butler talking about his copies of the original trilogy on Video8 and a video on how he acquired them:
Link for Japanese Trilogy on Video8:
Link for his U.K. copy of ROTJ:
Link to his story about how he acquired the Japanese Original Trilogy:
Also, Nathan Butler makes lots of Star Wars videos. I would definitely recommend you check out his channel.
I’ve recently got into his YouTube channel from some of the links posted on here. That is an insane amount of videos for Original Trilogy releases, but all done very well and shines a light on some of the earlier and rare releases for the OT.
His recent 3-book set “A Saga On Home Video” looks fascinating, but very much out of my price range. For the Original Trilogy releases it looks like “Volume 1” would be the book to go for.
The Home Releases and Formats of the differing versions of the OT films on here has some awesome discussion threads for the following releases:
“Info Links : TV : Super 8 : Home Video : Video8 : CED : VHD : Laserdiscs : VCD : 2004 DVD : 2006 DVD (GOUT) : Blu ray : Steelbooks (blu ray) : Digital Downloads (2015) : Streaming (Disney+ in 2019) : 4K UHD : 3D : Miscellaneous : Cinema”
But I haven’t seen anything online that has an up to date list of all the OT releases and formats. Has anyone else?