I recently acquired the empire strikes back adventures of luke skywalker, I don’t have a record player so I have no way to play it at the moment. I couldn’t find a modern release. Are there any preservations or is this something I need to look into taking care of myself. As I understand it’s essentially the the same story of the movies edited down to fit on an LP record with the cast doing the voices. Did they do the other two movies? all that I found on ebay is the empire strikes back. I hope somebody knows more about this than I do.
This community has made preservations of these “story of Star Wars…” LP albums. You can read them here:
You can listen to this album right now, here:
What’s significant about this album is that it contains portions of an alternative sound mix for a cut of the film that was shown during the film’s first few weeks of release that began in May 25, 1980. known here in the community as the 70mm cut, as that was the format that was presented during that period. It would have lines and alternative delivery of lines that would later be removed and replaced in a slightly extended cut of the film that began playing in theaters on June 18th, 1980.
Among them, (that is, the ones I caught) were:
Luke’s line to R2D2: “You’re lucky to get out of there.” Later replaced by “You’re lucky you don’t taste very good.”
Lando’s alternative delivery: “We’ll find Han. I promise.”
neat o, thanks for the youtube link, didn’t think to try there.