They get in through the side and it blasts out downward, so I reckon tunnel matte too now.
The Door is on the right of the ring.
On Joe Johnston art the left.
It would make more sense to see the moon pass by the window than that star destroyer spinning given their trajectory but yeah try to make sense of the escape pod a bit. I guess the window is not on the front of the Pod> The impossible escape pod!!!
Interestingly, the novelization doesn’t include this line “The damage does not look as bad from out here”. Instead, 3PO asks R2 if he’s sure he knows how to pilot the escape pod.
Anyway a bit of fun 😃
I Imagine we were meant to be treated to a window shot with the “that’s funny the damage does not looks as bad from out here” then Blast off escape pod.
EDIT MARK AS SOLVED.
The Tunnel Matte is Missing from the Blast Off.
The trailer features a still matte version of the shot with better detail and color and it would be the still version that the tunnel matte is missing from I imagine.
This is a bit shorter and misses an animation on the ring part but nothing that could not be easily fixed.
The following Shot of Escape Pod flying on from the underbelly does not Belong in the sequence this was taken from the escape Pod that is destroyed sequence before the Tantive get’s clamped in.
The Round Window is correct the booster part of the Pod has separated / detached and is travelling to tattooine in a similar fashion to that of an Apollo Capsule cone up heat shield to the atmosphere,
The Blue Screen Hatch we see on the crashed escape Pod on Tattooine is missing the Matte for the Round window and circular frame port.