Nerds Find Their Holy Grail: Original 1977 Star Wars 35mm Print Released


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star warsFor years all Star Wars fans have wanted is the theatrical release version of the original Star Wars movie. The one without added in CGI, or an awful looking pointless scene with Jabba and they want Han to shoot first. Some fans got together and released their own version of the original cut and they have spent thousands of dollars to do so. George Lucas told The Today Show back in 2004 that he was never going to restore the film because it was not the movie he wanted to make, his words were “I’m sorry you saw half a completed film and fell in love with it.” Lucas said that all of the original negatives were destroyed so it is a mystery how these fans pulled this off and although this is illegal it is not much harder than a google search away.

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Badger1225
Badger1225

The fans made George hundreds of millions on the original version.  I believe he only "tweeted" it so he could release a newer version so all the fans would rush out and buy it.  It wasn't his "vision" so much as a cash cow.