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The random YouTube / Vimeo etc video finds thread for the Original Trilogy — Page 3

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Star Wars Drunk Driving PSA (1979)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxpz3Lp-PCk - from the DisFanReview YouTube channel (30 sec.)

The blurb:
“An anti drunk driving public service announcement produced by the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway and Safety Administration. The ad features the denizens of the Mos Eisley cantina.”

Also, a 16mm sourced version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_VW9O9Y5ZU - from The Retronaut YouTube channel (38 sec.)

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^It seems those costumes really got around in the late 70’s.

Richard Pryor - Star Wars Bar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kJkhEcQ44k&list=PLYn2a0e2FVIKni_wHXR5CJYBnnnYH7mIB&index=20&t - from the almostpink YouTube channel (5 mins long).

The blurb:
“Bartender, Richard Pryor, with real costumes from the original Star Wars.”

It’s fascinating to see how rough some of these costumes look when they’re used for more than just the few seconds they were made for. One of the ask is visibly being held together with duct tape, and if you compare it to ANH they’ve mixed up the sound effects so that they come from the ‘wrong’ aliens.

BTW, I’ve always figured the squid-thing from the end was made specifically for this sketch as I can’t remember ever seeing it in any BTS content. Though considering there was originally a giant praying mantis that they tried to hide in the edit, I guess it could be from the movie as well.

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A few of my favourite Robot Chicken SW videos.

Don’t tell Vader - Robot Chicken
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFihTRIxCkg - from the official Adult Swim UK YouTube channel (1 min long).

This Deal’s Getting Worse All The Time - Robot Chicken
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpE_xMRiCLE - from the official Adult Swim YouTube channel (1 min long).

Slight Weapons Malfunction - Robot Chicken
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtQZbv9YbOE - from the official Adult Swim UK YouTube channel (2 mins long).

Try the Calamari - Robot Chicken
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOaROFFhpL4 - from the official Adult Swim YouTube channel (7 sec long).

BTW. That last one has to be so confusing to more casual SW fans who might not know that Ackbar is a Mon Calamari.

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The Ashens Bootleg Star Wars series

Fake SW Toys

https://youtu.be/v7RDBgv_u2c

The Fake Menace

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

A New Fake

https://youtu.be/LytKwnXjncI

The Fake Awakens

https://youtu.be/wzlDMKQYHb8

Return of the Fakes

https://youtu.be/zUhqm8kra5E

Pirate DVD Showcase part 1 and 2

https://youtu.be/M6KMGfmI5UA?t=3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6ji8uMengU

Space Wars C3PO bootleg

https://youtu.be/IpUXuK-Vr-k

Bonus

Weird but real figures

https://youtu.be/os1-DKWjabg

Star Wars Figures in the 90s

https://youtu.be/ycWd7bK_XLc

Bend-ems

https://youtu.be/e1HnQosg3f0

Han Solo through the ages

https://youtu.be/KjmBd5F3H-U

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Trailer
https://youtu.be/CiMdSM2PgeQ

Boba Fett
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4QbxH1c3Gc

Greedo
https://youtu.be/SyBas3rMYAc

A Tale of Gonks and Jawas
https://youtu.be/41Zs-lpA5Qk

Admiral Ackbar
https://youtu.be/YI-B3_s-5Sw

Billy Dee Williams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCA0K4q19xQ

Dave Prowse
https://youtu.be/rsb4ZFcMbOo

Oola 1983 and 1997
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkf-OnDzGp8

Lieutenant Renz - You Rebel Scum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HgTlnrwaSI

Chris Bunn - the Original Stormtrooper
https://youtu.be/7gAmdQCtGT8

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There’s been some really good Star Trek “INtakes” where someone took various outtakes, like flubbed lines, actors being silly, etc. and edited these shots back into the finished scene, but this is the only Star Wars one I could find.

Star Wars INtakes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riVeGxb6OiQ - from the Major Grin YouTube channel (1 min long).

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Time Capsule
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppedjj7pvZ4 - from the official Star Wars YouTube channel (3:50 mins long).

The blurb:
“Happy 40th anniversary to The Empire Strikes Back! Travel back with us as we revisit production on the film with exclusive archival behind-the-scenes footage and interviews featuring the cast and creative team.”

I wasn’t quire sure if this fit in the making-ofs thread, so I figured I’d post it here instead. There’s a lot of great BTS footage here, much of which I’ve seen in the various EBS videos posted on the making-ofs thread, but some clips here are completely new to me.

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Star Wars Trilogy Parodies!

Hardware Wars (1978)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccfbw2RJ3ow - from the Slaughter Player YouTube channel (13 mins.)

This has more than likely been posted somewhere on this site before, maybe many many many times
before (as it’s the most obvious of all Star Wars parodies besides Spaceballs)… but I couldn’t
find it on here. So here it is again, as it relates to my post.

If you don’t know, this is the OG Star Wars parody. Many have come after (and did better IMO), but
this one is the first.

There’s also an unauthorized “Special Edition” version released in 1997 (13.5 mins.) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYOSZwe8Ibk

IMDb link


Holiday Race for Space - Taylor Wines Promotional Film (1978)
https://www.scenicroutetx.com/dallas/ - video embedded in page (21 mins.)

This one was hard to find. The one from youtube is long gone but I found it complete in 2 other places
as an embedded video.

The blurb (from the texasarchive.org site) :
“This marketing film from Dallas Production Company, Bill Stokes Associates, highlights the impact of
new ideas and new material for Taylor Wines as they compete in the 1978 “Holiday Race for Space,” a
somewhat inexplicable marketing scheme that is described with the aid of “Metal Man” and “Shorty,” an
obvious homage to Star Wars characters C-3PO and R2D2. Join the marketing team at Taylor Wines as
they look at new packaging and displays, and Metal Man and Shorty dance to groovy 70s tunes and get
love from the ladies! Also included are previews of the new Taylor Wine holiday commercials, one of
which features jazz pianist Count Basie.”

gizmodo article:
https://io9.gizmodo.com/this-1978-wine-infomercial-could-be-the-most-shameless-1704499547

Backup link (has Texas flag watermark in bottom right corner):
https://texasarchive.org/2013_00495


The Empire Cracks Back (1981)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUa8WXEsBmI - from the Superseven / Sandra West & More! YouTube channel (16.5 mins.)

The blurb:
“A long time ago, in a city far far away…
THE EMPIRE CRACKS BACK
It is a dark time in indie filmmaking. It is a time before film school, before 16mm, before PC’s or
Mac’s, before the internet, before HD home cameras, before CGI and After Effects, before computer
editing software. It is a dark time, of Super 8 sound movies and cameras, of getting film developed
at the local drug store and editing it with a splicer and tape on a Super 8 viewer with a 6 inch
screen and a magnifying glass!..Of literally scratching the film emulsion to create blaster rays and
light sabre effects. From this dark time comes my Star Wars parody, “The Empire Cracks Back”, my epic
Super 8 opus shot in early 1981. Made by a bunch of 19 year olds with lofty ambitions, no money, cool
home made costumes and props and a Millenium Falcon cockpit I built in my basement. The folks at ILM
liked it. After sending them a VHS copy, I got a call one night from Bill George (One of the chief
model builders at ILM) and he told me that they thought it was hilarious. They were on a break from
shooting the tunnel chase sequence from “Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom” and popped the tape
in. It was also shown at a bunch of comic book and sci conventions in the early to mid 80’s. Crudely
made, with some “Airplane” style humor guaranteed to offend and piss off somebody!
And now for your viewing pleasure, in glorious regular D, with scratches and all comes…”


Jedi Lite (1984)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLfNnFdZDAc - also from the Superseven / Sandra West & More! YouTube channel (1 min. 35 sec.)

The blurb:
“My 16mm, college film 2 project. A beer commercial parody set in the “Star Wars” universe, with all the familiar characters!”

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The most authentic UNALTERED THEATRICAL cut of Star Wars is here … and it’s in 4K | PROJECT 4K77’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwnMWS1iFTE - at the HelloGreedo youtube channel. (5 minutes long)
 

The blurb:

“97% of project 4K77 is from a single, original 1977 35mm Technicolor release print so if it goes from blurry to sharp, grainy to not grainy, bright to dark, that’s because it also did that in 1977. Color correction was a single correction per reel – the optical audio track was used to white balance the image, and the contrast adjusted to ensure that there was no clipping of the highlights or crushing of the blacks, so if the color changes from shot to shot, or it goes from very dark inside to very bright outside, that’s how it is on the print. Film has a greater contrast range than home video, and of course was graded for viewing, reflected off of a giant silver screen.” - Read more at https://www.thestarwarstrilogy.com/project-4k77
 

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’Jason Eaton and His Incredible Star Wars Models | Our Star Wars Stories’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bhq2bxwAzg at the official Star Wars youtube channel. (7 mins)
 

"Jordan Hembrough goes to Baltimore, Maryland, to meet Jason Eaton. It was the behind-the-scenes magic of Star Wars and the work of Industrial Light & Magic that captured Jason’s imagination; now he makes models as detailed and amazing as the real thing. "

 

Some impressive models, skills and patience to do all that, but really amazing OT models, and looks like he has a lot of fun doing this 😃

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Mike Verta “Original Star Wars 4k Restoration” video (3:24:42)

https://youtu.be/G3W_O-tp0_g
 

This is the guys that created Legacy. He goes in depth with is process. Uploaded May 25, 2020.

One day we will have properly restored versions of the Original Unaltered Trilogy (OUT); or 1977, 1980, 1983 Theatrical released versions; including Prequels. So that future generations can enjoy these historic films that changed cinema forever.

Yoda: Try not, do or do not, there is no try.

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The Movies That Influenced Star Wars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtGAQLxYZJ0 - from the HelloGreedo YouTube channel (6:20 mins long).

Short short summary on some of the biggest influences on Star Wars as well as a bit of musing on the nature of creativity and originality.

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George Lucas on the impact of Star Wars with Christopher Nolan’ - 2011 video for the DGA’s 75th anniversary.

Watched this tonight. A great conversation between George and Christopher Nolan discussing the original film.

https://youtu.be/7VRYKlnEP7o - at the Nisma Productions youtube channel. (58 minutes long.)
 

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Star Wars: A New Hope Radio Drama - Nigel’s Edit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-29uKdckL4&t - from the Nige L YouTube channel (4 hours & 55 mins. long).

The blurb:
“STAR WARS: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE - The Original 1981 Radio Drama. I’ve combined all episodes of the original radio drama using excerpts from John Williams’ original soundtrack and Ben Burt’s sound effects for a more seamless blending from one episode to the next. This is how I want to experience this fantastic piece of work.”


Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Radio Drama - Nigel’s Edit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhtpbDfdt1c - from the Nige L YouTube channel (3 hours & 35 mins. long).

The blurb:
“STAR WARS: EPISODE V THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - The Original 1983 Radio Drama. I have combined all episodes of the original radio drama using excerpts from John Williams’ original soundtrack and Ben Burt’s sound effects for a more seamless blending from one episode to the next. This is how I want to experience this fantastic piece of work.”


Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi Radio Drama - Nigel’s Edit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIselOWCxVw - from the Nige L YouTube channel (2 hours & 30 mins. long).

The blurb:
“STAR WARS: EPISODE VI RETURN OF THE JEDI - The Original 1996 Radio Drama. I have combined all episodes of the original radio drama using excerpts from John Williams’ original soundtrack and Ben Burt’s sound effects for a more seamless blending from one episode to the next. This is how I want to experience this fantastic piece of work.”

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Making a Civilian T-47 Snowspeeder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xqUbRKrjUo - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (4 mins long).

The blurb:
“The snowspeeder is an iconic Star Wars vehicle, but canonically it was developed from a stock civilian airspeeder. In this video, I design what that might look like.”

ZkinandBonez said:

Previous EC Henry restoration and redesign videos posted in this thread:

The Most Obscure Rebel Ship in Star Wars?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeA777Ru7aI - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (10 mins long)

The blurb:
“So many canonical Original Trilogy ships have been totally forgotten by official Star Wars media. It’s my goal to restore them all to their rightful place!”

Three Rebel Ships That Star Wars Forgot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5b0cxF8HOE - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (6 mins long)

The blurb:
"You might think you know every ship in the Rebel Alliance fleet, but there are ships in the original Star Wars trilogy that have somehow evaded detection for decades. I’ve brought three Rebel “mystery ships” to life. "

The Ugliest Rebel Ship You’ve NEVER Heard of
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsLocVDui6Y - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (5 mins long)

The blurb:
"It’s amazing that there are canonical ships in the original Star Wars trilogy that are completely neglected. Come explore a completely unexplored ship of the Rebel Alliance! "

The Mon Cal Cruiser You Never Knew Existed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtozC1NLZY8 - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (6 mins long)

The blurb:
“Star Wars is full of mysterious ships that for some reason have never been acknolwedged by canon. I explore one such ship today!”

The IMPERIAL Nebulon-B Frigate (Fan design)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz13rwQpUd4&t - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (9 mins long)

The blurb:
“The Nebulon-B has long been considered a Rebel vessel, but canonically this frigate was originally an Imperial vessel. I took on the challenge of creating what that might have looked like.”

TIE Shuttle’s TRUE FORM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VPVxrKCUGg - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (2:40 mins long)

The blurb:
“Star Wars has no shortage of TIE variants. We’ve all been told that the TIE shuttle is essentially just one ship re-purposed as another. But… the truth is a little more interesting! Let’s explore the TIE Shuttle’s true form!”

The ORIGINAL Star Destroyer: Colin Cantwell’s Design Reborn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZLAtGu3-98&list=PLYn2a0e2FVIKni_wHXR5CJYBnnnYH7mIB&index=146&t - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (5 mins long)

The blurb:
“Many fans of Star Wars don’t know the name Colin Cantwell, but they should. He designed almost every ship in the original film, including the Star Destroyer, which began its life as a very interesting design. Let’s explore that design and maybe we can bring it to life.”

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Despecialized vs Project 4K77 vs Star Wars Official 2011 Blu-Ray
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKYiISAYCm0 - from the HelloGreedo YouTube channel (18 mins long).

The blurb:
“Let’s take a look at Harmy’s Despecialized Edition, Project 4K77, and the official 2011 Star Wars Blu-Ray release. I’ll discuss some history of each project, and then jump into comparing all three versions.”

HelloGreedo has already done a few similar videos about this subject, but I think this is the best one so far. It succinctly summarizes the history of the three versions, adding just enough details about Harmy, Team negative 1, etc, while showcasing some of the biggest ANH differences and even commenting on the restoration community itself.

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The Secret Mystery TIE FIGHTER in Return of the Jedi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYpbVrXFSqQ&t - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (6:45 mins long)

The blurb:
“We might think that we’ve seen every ship in Star Wars… but there are always new discoveries! In this case, possibly an entirely new variant of TIE fighter.”

ZkinandBonez said:

Previous EC Henry restoration and redesign videos posted in this thread:

Making a Civilian T-47 Snowspeeder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xqUbRKrjUo - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (4 mins long).

The blurb:
“The snowspeeder is an iconic Star Wars vehicle, but canonically it was developed from a stock civilian airspeeder. In this video, I design what that might look like.”

The Most Obscure Rebel Ship in Star Wars?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeA777Ru7aI - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (10 mins long)

The blurb:
“So many canonical Original Trilogy ships have been totally forgotten by official Star Wars media. It’s my goal to restore them all to their rightful place!”

Three Rebel Ships That Star Wars Forgot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5b0cxF8HOE - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (6 mins long)

The blurb:
"You might think you know every ship in the Rebel Alliance fleet, but there are ships in the original Star Wars trilogy that have somehow evaded detection for decades. I’ve brought three Rebel “mystery ships” to life. "

The Ugliest Rebel Ship You’ve NEVER Heard of
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsLocVDui6Y - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (5 mins long)

The blurb:
"It’s amazing that there are canonical ships in the original Star Wars trilogy that are completely neglected. Come explore a completely unexplored ship of the Rebel Alliance! "

The Mon Cal Cruiser You Never Knew Existed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtozC1NLZY8 - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (6 mins long)

The blurb:
“Star Wars is full of mysterious ships that for some reason have never been acknolwedged by canon. I explore one such ship today!”

The IMPERIAL Nebulon-B Frigate (Fan design)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz13rwQpUd4&t - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (9 mins long)

The blurb:
“The Nebulon-B has long been considered a Rebel vessel, but canonically this frigate was originally an Imperial vessel. I took on the challenge of creating what that might have looked like.”

TIE Shuttle’s TRUE FORM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VPVxrKCUGg - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (2:40 mins long)

The blurb:
“Star Wars has no shortage of TIE variants. We’ve all been told that the TIE shuttle is essentially just one ship re-purposed as another. But… the truth is a little more interesting! Let’s explore the TIE Shuttle’s true form!”

The ORIGINAL Star Destroyer: Colin Cantwell’s Design Reborn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZLAtGu3-98&list=PLYn2a0e2FVIKni_wHXR5CJYBnnnYH7mIB&index=146&t - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (5 mins long)

The blurb:
“Many fans of Star Wars don’t know the name Colin Cantwell, but they should. He designed almost every ship in the original film, including the Star Destroyer, which began its life as a very interesting design. Let’s explore that design and maybe we can bring it to life.”

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Oh I was just going to post that. It’s a cool series and it’s dumb that the newer movies don’t have such interesting designs.

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Mocata said:

Oh I was just going to post that. It’s a cool series and it’s dumb that the newer movies don’t have such interesting designs.

As I was watching the video I suddenly thought to myself, “if only they’d done something like this for TROS then Kylo escaping the DS2 in a TIE would actually make sense.” Just to be clear, I’m not someone who really cares about realism in SW, but I do feel that consistency is important. It’s too bad that the new movies can’t come up with ideas like EC Henry’s. They’ve had a few interesting new ships, and even dusted off some cool old designs, but nothing like this. I hope they one day come to their senses and take advantage of these fan ideas and actually use them (properly that is, not stealing designs like Marvel has). I’d love to see something like Henry’s Imperial Nebulon-B or the Civilian Snowspeeder in a future series or movie.