Since people really liked the YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy making-ofs, documentaries, promos, etc. thread and have already been sharing a lot of interesting OT-related trailers/promos on the The random YouTube / Vimeo etc OT video finds thread I figured it made sense to make a new thread dedicated to just trailers and promos which can also double as an index for those looking for a specific OT trailer or home video promo that they might be looking for.
- When adding a link to a video, please add a title and/or description so that we don’t have to click on it to find out what it is. Any additional info would be appreciated as well, like f.ex. article links, or just a simple blurb. You can also add a photo (screenshot, poster, or simply use the YouTube thumbnail, etc.).
- Trailers/Promos for home video releases (VHS, DVD, Blu-ray, etc.) are just as valid and welcome as Theatrical trailers (provided they conform with the last point on this list).
- No Fan-made trailers please, only videos related to official releases.
- This thread is specifically for Original Trilogy trailers/promos, so please don’t post anything primarily dealing with the PT, ST or other new SW materials like f.ex. The Mandalorian, or The Clone Wars cartoons. Some trailers and promos do of course promote box-sets covering several eras of Star Wars, so it’s fine if other movies or content is mentioned in the trailer/promo provided the focus is on one or several of the OT films.
I’ve also made a similar thread for post-OT trailers: The Beyond the OT Trailers/Promos Thread
An In-Progress Index…
1 • 1976 STAR WARS Teaser Trailer (scroll down)
2 • Star Wars Trilogy – ‘One Last Time’ 1995 VHS Trailer
3 • Star Wars Original Trilogy 2006 DVD Trailer
4 • Star Wars Trilogy - ‘Buy It Now Or Lose It Forever’ 1996 VHS trailer
5 • Star Wars Trilogy 1989 VHS Collector’s Preview
6 • The Empire Strikes Back - Teaser Trailer (featuring McQuarrie art)
7 • The Empire Strikes Back - 1979 Trailer (featuring Harrison Ford as narrator)
8 • Empire Strikes Back 1982 Re-release 35mm Trailer
9 • Revenge Of The Jedi - 1982 UK Teaser Trailer
10 • Revenge of the Jedi - 1982 Theatrical Teaser Trailer [35mm]
11 • Return of the Jedi - 1983 Trailer 35mm
12 • Star Wars 1982 Re-release Trailer [35mm]
13 • Star Wars 1979 Re-release TV Ads
14 • The Empire Strikes Back - 1979 “Vivaldi” Teaser Trailer [35mm]
15 • Star Wars Original Trilogy 2004 DVD Trailer
16 • Star Wars Trilogy 2000 VHS Commercial
17 • ITV ad for the 1982 UK TV Premiere of Star Wars
18 • 1987 ITV ad for 1988 New Years Day broadcast of Star Wars
19 • Star Wars 1988 CBS Special Movie Intro
20 • Star Wars Trilogy 1986 CBS/FOX VHS Preview
21 • The Empire Strikes Back 1987 NBC Sunday Night at the Movies intro
22 • The Star Wars Trilogy Widescreen Editions 1992 UK promo
^ The Index was added as the thread grew to help navigate through the various Trailers, Promos, etc.
NOTE: If one of the videos should be deleted from YouTube/Vimeo/etc. please PM ZkinandBonez so that the link can either be replaced or labelled as defunct. Alternatively PM oojason or one of the other mods.
I figured the appropriate place to start would be with the very first Star Wars trailer ever:
Original 1976 STAR WARS Teaser Trailer (35mm)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onikub5BaZU - from the Tyler YouTube channel (2 mins long)
Back-up (low-res) from the Official Star Wars YouTube channel.