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oojason said:

1992

 

An advert for the 1992 Widescreen Collection on VHS:-

'Star Wars Trilogy The Widescreen Collection 1992 Promo Trailer:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Riipp7KLfO4 - a 3 minute video at the The1970Ghostrider youtube channel

 
 

Some images of the 1992 UK Star Wars Trilogy Special Widescreen Edition Box Set and also the tapes within:-

I own these and they also include this promo for the widescreen VHS releases of Die Hard and Alien - with comparisons to the P&S presentation. Incidentally it also mentions the widescreen Star Wars releases at the end:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1_IrYci3F8

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Brazil (Portuguese)

 

Like Mexico, there does not appear to have been an Original Trilogy box set release on home video before 1995 in Brazil - though if anyone knows differently please post up some images and information - thank you.

 

1995

 

 
 

A video on the 1995 Brazilian release of the Original Trilogy on VHS…

[VHS] STAR WARS - Trilogia Original - BR’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDSi7pJgOLA - a 5 minute video at the Felipe Toledo youtube channel. (in Portuguese)

 

 

1997

 

 

 

2000

 

 

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Japan…

 

Some info on Star Wars video tape releases in Japan - at projectcclarke’s informative ‘Star Wars On Home Video’ reference site:-

http://www.starwarshomevideo.com/search/label/Japan

 

There does not appear to have been an Original Trilogy box set release on home video before 1997 in Japan - though if anyone knows differently please post up some images and information - thank you.

There were indeed individual film releases - and also ‘set releases’ before 1997 (as pictured below; from 1995) - though seemingly no ‘box set’ releases…

 

Widescreen:-

 
Fullscreen:-

 

 

1997

 

 

 
 

A couple of video reviews for the 1997 Original Trilogy releases…
 

JAPANESE VHS STAR WARS SPECIAL EDITION TRIOLOGY REVIEW PART 1’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyDkzsokDNU - a 22 minute video on the DZTV youtube channel

 
 

JAPANESE VHS STAR WARS SPECIAL EDITION TRIOLOGY REVIEW PART 2’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex3ahWpFDG8 - a 23 minute video on the DZTV youtube channel

 

 

 

2000

 

 
 

From the Star Wars Home Video Library #355​: Japanese Dubbed FS Original Trilogy VHS (2000)’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO0F5tj2gQA - a 5 minute video from the Nathan Butler youtube channel
 

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JadedSkywalker said:

The 2000 box set is significant because they dropped the Special Edition label. Ever since every new version of the Special Edition has been labeled as if it is the original trilogy. Culminating with the 2020 Special Edition 4.0 in 4k.

I’m sure there have been multiple generations of people who haven’t actually seen the real movies. I mean even i grew up with an altered version of Star Wars which i thought was the original cut and it wasn’t. the A New Hope subtitle, new roll up and starfield and new audio mix it wasn’t the theatrical cut. The real Star Wars has never been on home video.

Well, what has been released has always been very confusing. Nearly every home video release has had something odd about it. TESB and ROTJ have had their theatrical versions available for a long time, but ANH has been weird. The only release I know of that was truly original was the 16 mm that Puggo archived and the bootleg tape that Moth3r archived. Those are both the May 1977 version of the film (no ANH or Episode IV, different end credits, and 3 shots that are slightly different). The first official home video release was a strange hybrid of the original 1977 general release and that May 77 release (they feature the original 3 scenes but the 1977 general release end credits and the 1981 rerelease opening crawl. We also got a revised audio track for the first widescreen release that included one line from the Mono mix in the 1977 stereo mix. Then the Definitive Collection came out, from a fresh interpositive of each movie, but a much revised sound track for ANH (everything that was included was from the mono mix). Then in 2006 we get yet a different version. Virtually the same, but with the original 1977 opening crawl. So ANH has really never seen an official release of any version that was shown in theaters. At least the English edition. The foreign language editions only had the opening crawl changed (and perhaps a revised dub) as all the other visual edits were done before the foreign language versions were created back in 1977. So far all the prints gathered for the SSE and 4k77 have been of the 1977 general release prints.