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1981 Star Wars re-release- which audio mixes were used?

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As there’s evidence to suggest the '81 crawl was spliced into old prints, I’d lean towards all of the above.

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SilverWook said:

As there’s evidence to suggest the '81 crawl was spliced into old prints, I’d lean towards all of the above.

If it is true that the '81 release used existing '77 prints, I’m sort of baffled that it was deemed worthwhile to change the title crawl. It’d be one thing if they had to go through the effort to run new prints anyway, but to put in the work to make such a small change to otherwise ready and usable prints?

Then again, this is George Lucas we’re talking about.

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The film also got a major reissue before ESB in 1979, so newer prints with the original crawl may have been struck.

It really only required two splices near the beginning of reel one. One before the logo appears and one as the blockade runner shot cuts to the reverse angle.

It’s interesting Lucas didn’t implement the change before 1980, since the Episode V title initially confused a lot of people.

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