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Theatrical 1979 Empire Strikes Back Trailer Restored
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@jonno We realize that other people have already done what we’re trying to do, yes. We actually watched the Earl Twirss version quite a bit during our work on this trailer, which helped us figure out what footage could be replaced (a.k.a. what was in the final movie) and what couldn’t. For lack of a better explanation, we’re restoring these trailers for the challenge of creating a better and more accurate final product. Even if we can’t get them 100% perfect, we hope to build a stronger foundation so other fans can possibly use parts of our videos in their future restorations.

@Ronster “But the only missing footage here is the extended R2-D2 on tippy toes as Kershner put it.”
The Vivaldi ESB trailer has got to be one of my personal favorites! We’re working on a test version currently. Which footage are you referring to here that’s missing? If you mean the one of R2-D2 outside Yoda’s hut peeking through the window, it seems that footage is present, frame for frame, in the final movie (I might be interpreting you wrong here, please let me know if I am!)

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#922373
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Theatrical 1979 Empire Strikes Back Trailer Restored
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Hi everyone,
For our next Star Wars video, our YouTube channel just released a restored version of the original Empire Strikes Back trailer from 1979, narrated by Harrison Ford himself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nccmNk8gsOc

This trailer’s restoration proved to be more difficult than the first 1976 Star Wars trailer. We started by replacing all matching scenes from the movie with scenes from The Empire Strikes Back Despecialized, matching them frame-by-frame as before. Alternate takes of the same scene were also replaced. In scenes that didn’t make it into the final movie, original footage was used from a relatively high-quality version of the trailer, after it had been cleaned, color-corrected, and sharpened to fit with the surrounding footage. Footage from the official Star Wars Blu-ray Deleted Scenes was also used in some cases.

We cleaned the film dirt from the starry background and explosion, and stabilized the logo crawl. We also re-mixed the original soundtrack back into the trailer audio, to bring back some of the lost highlights (especially the treble and bass). The trailer has been brought back to the original 23.976fps, widescreen format (as opposed to the cropped NTSC/PAL versions commonly available on YouTube).

As our goal has always been, we concentrated on bringing this trailer to the highest possible quality while keeping as many elements original as possible.

Enjoy!

  • The ReDiscovered Future
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#915511
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Original 1976 Star Wars Trailer Restored
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Hi everyone,
The YouTube channel I’m a part of just released a restored version of the first Star Wars trailer from 1976:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHk5kCIiGoM

We started off by replacing the scenes from the movie with scenes from Star Wars Despecialized, matching them frame-by-frame, in order to make them seem as original as possible. In some cases (like the lightsaber scene with Ben and Vader), an updated (colored-lightsaber) or alternate shot had to be used to keep the quality consistent with the rest of the footage. We cleaned the film dirt out of the starry background and the explosion, as well as stabilized the text crawl. In addition, we worked on the audio to make it clearer, as well as bring it to its original pitch, as referenced by other copies of the trailer we came across in our research. We concentrated on bringing the trailer to the highest possible quality while keeping as many original elements as possible.
Let us know what you think!
Enjoy! - The ReDiscovered Future