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The random YouTube / Vimeo etc video finds thread for the Original Trilogy

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Given Ripplin’s wondrous YouTube/Vimeo/etc… Star Wars finds thread is in the newly formed ‘The Expanded Universe & General Star Wars Discussion’ forum, it may be good idea to have a thread dedicated for online videos on or around the Original Trilogy.

ZkinandBonez has made two awesome OT-based video threads - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy making-ofs, documentaries, promos, etc. and The Original Trilogy Trailers/Promos Thread - but for anything else online video-wise on the Original Trilogy, post 'em up in here for us all to watch…
 

ZkinandBonez also has a couple of great video threads for the ‘Beyond The Original Trilogy’ section of the site - Beyond the OT Documentaries (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds) and The Random YouTube, Vimeo etc. video finds thread for Beyond the OT.
 

Rodney-2187 has a quality Guide to Star Wars Documentaries and Special Features project thread which is well worth checking out for easy-to-find information and links on numerous Star Wars documentaries and specials.
 

As a courtesy to fellow members, when linking to youtube videos or articles etc, please give both the title and source to which you are linking to - thank you.

 

An Index of the videos that appear in this thread…

  1. Obi-Wan Remembers The Truth (within this post - just scroll down)
  2. Star Wars Defined: The Carbon Freeze : ‘Star Wars Defined’ playlist (within this post - just scroll down)
  3. Japan. Star Wars. Tuna. Watch it
  4. Comic Con 2010 Blackstar Warrior trailer
  5. Snub Fighter (Star Wars Re-edit)
  6. Batman vs the Death Star
  7. 5757 (features some blokes named John Dykstra, Grant McCune, Joe Johnston, Steve Gawley, Dick Alexander, and more…)
  8. Gonna Fly Now - Rocky Training Montage Star Wars Style
  9. Bobbie Wygant Interviews Harrison Ford for Star Wars 1977
  10. Bobbie Wygant reviews The Empire Strikes Back
  11. Return of the Daleks - Behind the Scenes 5 - Star Wars Composition
  12. Star Wars: Going Home to Stay
  13. Introducing the Despecialized Edition and Its Sources
  14. Star Wars Despecialized Edition - A Must Watch!
  15. Dear Disney - A Plea for the Unaltered Original Star Wars Trilogy
  16. Star Wars: The Lost Cut Explained
  17. Star Wars Changes
  18. Empire Strikes Back Changes
  19. Return Of The Jedi Changes
  20. 2019 Disney+ Version Changes for the Original Trilogy
  21. Star Wars 4K77 “That Wasn’t Filmed in HD!” Michael UNPLUGGED
  22. Critic & Fan Reactions from 1980 - STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
  23. All Changes Made to Star Wars: A New Hope (Comparison Video) PART I
  24. All Changes Made to Star Wars: A New Hope (Comparison Video) PART II
  25. All Changes Made to Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Comparison Video)
  26. All Changes Made to Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Comparison Video)
  27. Han/Greedo Scene New 2019 Disney+ Change Comparison (Maclunkey)
  28. Star Wars Greedo scene Comparison 1977-2011
  29. Control Panel Shoots First!
  30. J.J. Abrams wants the Original Theatrical versions of Star Wars, too
  31. Exclusive: J.J. Abrams Wants The Original Versions Of Star Wars Released
  32. George Lucas in 6 vintage Japanese STAR WARS commercials for Panasonic
  33. VFX Artists React to STAR WARS bad and Great CGi
  34. Space Adventures (Star Wars Day)
  35. Star Wars – One Last Time VHS 1995 Trailer (HD Restoration)
  36. Original Star Wars Trilogy - Buy It Now Or Lose It Forever (1996)
  37. Unaltered Theatrical Version of Original Trilogy Coming to Blu-Ray (Rumour)
  38. Star Wars is Forever - Kenner Industry Commercial 1979
  39. Star Wars Truly is Forever - Kenner Industry Sales Promo 1980
  40. Star Wars C-3PO & R2-D2 Smoking PSA 1983
  41. 12 Original Star Wars Reviews from 1977
  42. The Empire Strikes Back - Luke Falls Down
  43. “STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE” Animotion Trailer
  44. TIE Fighter - short film
  45. A Defense of Ewoks
  46. What is Boushh Saying in Return of the Jedi? (Ubese 101)
  47. Three Rebel Ships That Star Wars Forgot
  48. The Ugliest Rebel Ship You’ve NEVER Heard of
  49. The Mon Cal Cruiser You Never Knew Existed
  50. The IMPERIAL Nebulon-B Frigate (Fan design)
  51. TIE Shuttle’s TRUE FORM
  52. The ORIGINAL Star Destroyer: Colin Cantwell’s Design Reborn
  53. The Star Wars: Concept Trailer
  54. Star Wars Special Edition Pepsi ad
  55. Star Wars C-3P0’s cereal Ad 1984
  56. Star Wars Nothing But Star Wars - NSFW
  57. Star Wars: 40 years ago (35mm)
  58. Death Star Movie Night
  59. Rescuing Star Wars
  60. The Most Obscure Rebel Ship in Star Wars?
  61. Fixing Porsche’s Star Wars Ship
  62. Star Wars Drunk Driving PSA (1979)
  63. Richard Pryor - Star Wars Bar
  64. Robot Chicken - 4 videos: ‘Don’t tell Vader’, ‘This Deal’s Getting Worse All The Time’, 'Try the Calamari ', & ‘Slight Weapons Malfunction’
  65. Space Wars C3PO bootleg & The Ashens Bootleg Star Wars series of videos
  66. Empire Strikes Door - A Star Wars Mystery
  67. Guide to the Races of Star Wars (2014)
  68. These are the actors you are looking for
  69. Star Wars INtakes
  70. The Empire Strikes Back - Time Capsule
  71. Star Wars Trilogy Parodies! - Hardware Wars, Holiday Race for Space, The Empire Cracks Back, Jedi Lite
  72. Darth Vader Being a Jerk (by Doomblake)
  73. ‘The most authentic UNALTERED THEATRICAL cut of Star Wars is here … and it’s in 4K | PROJECT 4K77
  74. Jason Eaton and His Incredible Star Wars Models | Our Star Wars Stories
  75. Mike Verta “Original Star Wars 4k Restoration” video (Star Wars Legacy)
  76. The Movies That Influenced Star Wars
  77. Darth Vader: An Icon In 34 Minutes
  78. George Lucas on the impact of Star Wars with Christopher Nolan
  79. The Imperial March (Medieval Style)

 

 


 

 

Obi-Wan Remembers The Truth’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN74bOubUug : at the Shahan Reviews youtube channel. (1 minute long)

^ Jedit: ooj said it may be worth kicking the thread off with a boss video or two - so why not start with a short clip of Alec Guinness’ masterful and nuanced acting.

 

 

'Star Wars Defined: The Carbon Freeze:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbc_HlkqtOE : at the Moose Films youtube channel. (6 minutes long)

^ it is just one video of many from the ’Star Wars Defined’ video playlist. A network of YouTubers have come together to form a project that celebrates Star Wars; where anyone can put forward a video to talk about their love and appreciation of Star Wars in a single YouTube Playlist - “choosing scenes, moments or journeys they believe define Star Wars, to further spread love for the series” - from any and all of The Galaxy Far Far Away…

No fate but what we make - apart from force dyads!

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A few Original Trilogy based videos from Ripplin’s great YouTube/Vimeo/etc… Star Wars finds thread (that were still working)

 

Japan. Star Wars. Tuna. Watch it’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q02weIJD3I - 30 second long Star Wars ‘homage’ from Japan - for tuna 😃

 

Comic Con 2010 Blackstar Warrior trailer!!’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDYqrI1zVlU - 3 minute long trailer of awesomeness.

 

'Snub Fighter (Star Wars Re-edit’):-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RajguJoZ8aA - 5 minute long re-edit of Luke & the Rebels vs the Death Star…

^ “Luke snatches defeat from the jaws of victory in this re-edit of “A New Hope”
After boasting to the more experienced pilots of Red Squadron, he arrives late for the attack, disobeys orders and ignores Obi-Wan’s repeated pleas to use the force. Han Solo is not impressed with Luke and must now deal with a vengeful Darth Vader and all Red Five can do is watch from above as the veteran Red Leader calmly demonstrates the correct way to fire a proton torpedo down a thermal exhaust port.”

 

Batman vs the Death Star’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdgVnwo-Szk - 3 minute long re-edit of 1989’s BatPlane vs The Death Star.

 

5757’:-

https://vimeo.com/5494280 - ‘Crude home movies from the 1970s depicting activities at a certain location in the San Fernando Valley’ (10 minutes long).

^ features some blokes named John Dykstra, Grant McCune, Joe Johnston, Steve Gawley, Dick Alexander, and more…

 

Gonna Fly Now - Rocky Training Montage Star Wars Style’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1ZLanTojks - 3 minute long Luke training video from the OT films.

 

'Bobbie Wygant Interviews Harrison Ford for Star Wars 1977:-

https://vimeo.com/13336321 - ‘Check out this rare Star Wars interview with Harrison Ford.’ (6 mins long)

 

'Bobbie Wygant reviews The Empire Strikes Back:-

https://vimeo.com/11580483 - ‘This is some archive footage of Bobbie Wygant, reporter for NBC5, in 1980 doing a review of The Empire Strikes Back. This was originally aired on 5-15-80.’ (2+ mins long)

 

'Return of the Daleks - Behind the Scenes 5 - Star Wars Composition:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpBteTE-i_s&NR=1 - 30 second snippet of Dalek / R2 fun weirdness 😃
 

No fate but what we make - apart from force dyads!

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Star Wars: Going Home to Stay’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ihf2pVjpzJI - from the RetroBlasting youtube channel. (15 mins long)

‘For years you’ve asked Michael to talk about the original Star Wars movie. Now, he finally has something he wants to say.’
 

^ And what he has to say is both beautiful and on-target.

(all the props to Shopping Maul for the heads-up on this video, and also to Fated-Dualist for creating this thread)
 

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Introducing the Despecialized Edition and Its Sources’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGrXO2RDzLg - from the HanDuet youtube channel. (20 mins long)

‘Star Wars: Despecialized Edition is a fan edit project with the goal to reconstruct the original theatrical releases of the Star Wars original trilogy at a quality comparable to the high-definition medium of our time.’
 

(All the props to Harmy & HanDuet)

 

 

Star Wars Despecialized Edition - A Must Watch!’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPX_ZDy_9Fs - from the HelloGreedo youtube channel. (4 mins long, from 2016)

 

 

Dear Disney - A Plea for the Unaltered Original Star Wars Trilogy’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1a4yKJOzYU - from the HelloGreedo youtube channel. (4 mins long, from 2015)
 

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’Star Wars: The Lost Cut Explained’ - by OT•com member 13las:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRmCUjvZti0 - from the Film Spaced youtube channel. (34 mins long)
 

‘An in depth exploration of the mythical “Lost Cut” of the original Star Wars. Featuring rare footage, audio and behind-the-scenes information.’

 
 

and be sure to check out 13las’ other quality videos too on his ‘Film Spaced’ youtube channel - including these below on the many changes made to the Original Trilogy films over the years…

 
 

Star Wars Changes’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn2eD-RI-dc (38 mins)

 

Empire Strikes Back Changes’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTuoDHewr7Y (25 mins)

 

Return Of The Jedi Changes’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTmohwSrULY (21 mins)

 

2019 Disney+ Version Changes for the Original Trilogy’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESuLxJJFZtE (11 mins)
 

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Star Wars: Going Home to Stay’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ihf2pVjpzJI - from the RetroBlasting youtube channel. (15 mins long)

‘For years you’ve asked Michael to talk about the original Star Wars movie. Now, he finally has something he wants to say.’
 

^ And what he has to say is both beautiful and on-target.

(all the props to Shopping Maul for the heads-up on this video, and also to Fated-Dualist for creating this thread)
 

Another, much more casual, Retroblasting video about the same subject matter;

Star Wars 4K77 “That Wasn’t Filmed in HD!” Michael UNPLUGGED
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg6wNw_uRu4 - from the RetroBlasting youtube channel. (25 mins long)

The blurb:
“Michael discusses some misconceptions about home video technology and the state of Star Wars on home video.”

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Critic & Fan Reactions from 1980 - STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MOA6aHx5mg&list=PLYn2a0e2FVIKni_wHXR5CJYBnnnYH7mIB&index=135&t=0s - from the HelloGreedo YouTube channel (7 mins long)

“I love looking up old reactions and reviews from when a movie came out. The internet is a time machine! It’s interesting to see how feelings can change or stay the same over time. How will the sequel trilogy be remembered years from now? How will The Last Jedi age? How has the public perception of the Star Wars Prequel trilogy changed since 1999? Let’s take a look at some critic and fan reactions to Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.”

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in a similar vein of 13las’ quality ‘Changes Made to the Original Trilogy films over time’ videos listed above… here are Marcelo Zuniga’s insightful youtube videos on the subject, from 2015:-

 

All Changes Made to Star Wars: A New Hope (Comparison Video) PART I’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNbzSH84mj0 - 13 mins.

 

'All Changes Made to Star Wars: A New Hope (Comparison Video) PART II:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvbrVFP_f0w - 13 mins.

 

All Changes Made to Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Comparison Video)’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmWjPoqEhzg - 16 mins.

 

All Changes Made to Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Comparison Video)’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2obEPFGrMs - 16 mins.

 

More sources of information on the changes made to the Original Trilogy films can be found in the first post of doubleofive’s comprehensive discussion thread in the Theatrical Cuts vs. Subsequent Releases section of the site:-

Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes
 

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Han/Greedo Scene New 2019 Disney+ Change Comparison (Maclunkey)’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH19gKo7W7w - at the SparkySywer youtube channel. (1 minute)

 
 

Star Wars Greedo scene Comparison 1977-2011’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv3t0Be3aHc - at TheStarWarsTrilogy.com youtube channel. (30 seconds)
 

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Control Panel Shoots First!’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajFd_Tf7D1M - at the chimpoozle youtube channel. (From 2006 - 20 seconds!)
 

The 1st comment - “Good thing Han shot that control panel in self defense, otherwise kids would think hes a bad guy.” 😉
 

^ A nice find by SparkySwyer on the OT’s Discord.
 

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Even a two-time Star Wars director has to go to Harmy’s Depsecialized Editions when it comes to watching the unaltered theatrical versions of the Original Trilogy films…

and JJ Abrams does also state he would like to see the unaltered theatrical versions made available for the public to buy…
 

J.J. Abrams wants the Original Theatrical versions of Star Wars, too’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOHgaPQTTlc - at the HelloGreedo youtube channel. (6 mins.)

 

The video and article from which the above is based on…

 

Exclusive: J.J. Abrams Wants The Original Versions Of Star Wars Released’:-

https://nowthisnews.com/pop/jj-abrams-wants-the-original-versions-of-star-wars-released - 14 minute video & article
 

An edited 5-minute video from NowThis on the JJ interview interview can be found on their twtter page, here:-

https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1206666052547043330
 

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VFX Artists React to STAR WARS bad and Great CGi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh1Tz3zwhFU - from the Corridor Crew YouTube channel (17 mins long)

A slightly misleading title since they’re reacting to pre-CG effects, but this video is part of a long series called “VFX Artists React to Bad and Great CGI”, hence the name. It’s also a little bit annoying that while they’re gushing over practical/optical effects they’re only showing SE clips. But other than that it’s still a pretty interesting and fun video.)

The blurb:
“Niko, Clint, and Wren sit down to react to some of the zestiest CGi moments from the original STAR WARS trilogy: What makes a visual effect bad? What makes one great?”

(They also did a similar video for the PT.)

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Space Adventures (Star Wars Day)’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaSWGwKKFxk - at the Paul Constantakis youtube channel. (2017. 1 and bit minutes)
 

The blurb:-

“It was four decades ago that Star Wars hit the silver screen. This film is an homage to not only the creators of this universe but to all the childhood imaginations that were changed forever. Happy Star Wars Day to all.”
 

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Star Wars – One Last Time VHS 1995 Trailer (HD Restoration)’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKr5R1VNPjI - at the Rogue Video youtube channel. (1 and a bit minutes)
 

The voiceover:-

"For those who remember
For those who will never forget
And for a whole new generation who will experience it for the very first time…

The Star Wars Trilogy…
Three timeless adventures which changed movie-making forever!
Now, the entire Trilogy digitally remastered in THX for the ultimate in sound and picture quality.

This will be your last chance to own the original version of Star Wars…
The George Lucas masterpiece that launched the Star Wars Trilogy.
The Force is forever - for all generations!

The original Star Wars Trilogy on video - one last time…"
 

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Mocata said:

Too subtle, this one is more appropriate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6NPIN_OTLw

Wow - I don’t recall ever seeing that video before… nice find Mocata - and quite a sobering one too.

The full works on it:-

 

'Original Star Wars Trilogy - Buy It Now Or Lose It Forever (1996):-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6NPIN_OTLw - at the Bamptonoid youtube channel. (28 seconds)
 

The blurb:-

“Star Wars VHS Trilogy Australian-TV Ad (1996)”
 

The voiceover:-

“Star Wars… The Empire Strikes Back… Return Of The Jedi…
Your last chance to own the original Star Wars is almost gone… Buy it today - or lose it forever…”
 

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This is from 2014, on the rumor of a possible release of the unaltered theatrical versions Original Trilogy films - is a little outdated given the ownership issues - but still features some relevant information and viewpoints…
 

Unaltered Theatrical Version of Original Trilogy Coming to Blu-Ray (Rumour)’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRwjQDw2_8s - at the Star Wars News and Views youtube channel. (2014. 18 minutes long)
 

About:-

“Reports state that the original, unaltered theatrical versions of Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi are in the works. I give some background on the suppression of the original trilogy, it’s history, the complications of such a release, and my thoughts on this rumour.”
 

I really hope zombie84 (and his colleague at Star Wars News and Views) does more of these type of videos - or turns some of the content from his awesome Save Star Wars & The Secret History Of Star Wars websites, and also from his fantastically comprehensive book The Secret History Of Star Wars, onto a video format.

And maybe updates both his tremendous websites and unrivaled book as well 😃
 

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^ quality find mate 😃

Interesting to also note the statement within of…

“That’s right - Star Wars is forever. George Lucas and 20th Century Fox have plans for twelve more block-busting chapters to the Star Wars story. And Kenner will be with them.”
 

So… 13 episodes of Star Wars… were seemingly planned at that time.

 

I’ve included the above in an update to the George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator & Time Travelling Revisionist… thread (Category 2: ‘The Changing Number of Episodes in the Star Wars Saga…’)
 

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Star Wars C-3PO & R2-D2 Smoking PSA 1983
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPMu8QP8M9M - from the Neil Bowyer YouTube channel (1 min long)

The blurb:
“A Star Wars–themed public service announcement produced by the United States Department of Health and Human Services aired in 1983 and starred the droids C-3PO and R2-D2, who warned children about the dangers of smoking. The television spot consisted of a skit in which C-3PO finds R2-D2 smoking a cigarette, prompting C-3PO to explain the negative physical effects of smoking and how the two of them should set a good example for Humans.”

To me the funniest part of this video is that this interaction doesn’t really seem that out of character for Artoo and Threepio.

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I already posted HelloGreedo’s ESB 1980 reviews video but I forgot that he also made one for ANH.

12 Original Star Wars Reviews from 1977
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AkIfCCNHyI&list=LLQV0RDpfstGSUF1GzQqLzCw&index=121&t - from the HelloGreedo YouTube channel (8 mins long)

The blurb;
“Star Wars Reviews from 1977 are really interesting to read. Try to imagine yourself in a time when Star Wars was just beginning to pop into existence. The excitement! The newness of it all! The awe and inspiration! These 12 original Star Wars reviews do a great job painting a picture of the time, before the craze began.”