Not sure if this has been covered yet.
Luke's saber appears to be green in this documentary(which aired on 9/16/77)
It probably coincided with the dissemination of the theatrical prints with the Mono optical track tacked on.
And it I think this documentary used one of these mono prints as the source for it's clips.
Is it possible that the mono prints had a different colour grading(at least in some areas regarding the optical composites)?
From this angle , Lukes lightsaber was composited on without the comfort of an in camera blade:
The optical sample that was to be composited in was greenish in it's tint:
Look at the width of the glow in the following frame(this one without seeker ball composited in):
And now with seeker ball added in:
And here is the final composite:
The saber has a greenish tinge with a possible modicum of blue:
And as it appears in the 2004 DVD:
Does anyone else have this documentary and are the colours similar to what I have shown here?
I saw Star Wars in 1977. Many, many, many times. For 3 years it was just Star Wars...period. I saw it in good theaters, cheap theaters and drive-ins with those clunky metal speakers you hang on your window. The screen and sound quality never subtracted from the excitement. I can watch the original cut right now, over 30 years later, on some beat up VHS tape and enjoy it. It's the story that makes this movie. Nothing? else.