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 or exclusively dealing with the PT, ST or other new SW materials like f.ex. The Mandalorian, or The Clone Wars cartoons (there’s a separate thread for that). 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 primarily 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
23 • Star Wars Trilogy THX Remastered Edition 1995 In-store VHS Preview
24 • Star Wars 1978 Theatrical Re-Release Trailer
25 • Star Wars 1981 Theatrical Re-Release Trailer (scroll down)
26 • Star Wars: The Complete Saga - 2011 Blu-ray Trailer
27 • The Complete Skywalker Saga Streaming May 4th - 2020 Disney+ Trailer
28 • The Complete Skywalker Saga - 2020 Disney+ Trailer
29 • Sky Movies Star Wars Saga ident (2015)
30 • Sky Movies Star Wars Saga Advert (2015)
31 • ON-TV Star Wars Pay-Per-View special event promo (September 25th 1982)
32 • ON-TV Star Wars Up Next & Star Trek II Premiere promos (1983)
^ 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 one of the 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.
Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.