So, here are ten fun facts about star wars episode iv. The film, shot mostly on location in tunisia, guatemala and death valley california, advanced specialeffects technology to a degree unseen before, with. Contrary to popular belief, george lucas did not slap that episode iv stuff onto the opening title crawl of the movie until a theatrical rerelease in 1981. Those would be added with the films april 10, 1981, theatrical rerelease. Watch the original star wars the way it looked in 1977. Yify movies the only official yify site at star wars. A young farm boy intercepts a distress call from the captive princess leia. Download star wars episode iv a new hope 1977 sdr x 1600. A new hope 1977 from my extensive collection of the twentieth fox video library. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or instore pickup. Ever since 1997, every version of a new hope, the empire strikes back, and return of the jedi has had horrendous cgi effects added in that george lucas deemed necessary to bring his ideal version to life. I loved the original star wars trilogy when i was a kid, but loathe all of the current dvd, bluray, and streaming versions available today.
X264amiable yts subtitles, yify subtitles download in english language with srt file format dowload. To recreate the original 1977 version of a new hope, for example, he used clips from. Mar 02, 2017 the new version of star wars, then retitled star wars. You think of the colors of certain scenes, and the fact that. Dec 06, 2016 perhaps the most egregious changes were to the 1977 original itself, which, because of lucass prequel plans, would later be relabeled as star wars episode iv. I watched it last month, and it had great writing, acting, directing, and it looked amazing. Note every major star wars release analyzed in this video. A new hope 1977, all the wide shots of luke flying across tatooine in his speeder were achieved by placing a mirror underneath a version of the prop with a motor and wheels. With the cinema release of the empire strikes back 1980, a further 17 minute running time version of star wars part 2 of 2 f64 in color and sound was released. Episode iv a new hope 1977 1080p x265 hevc 10bit bd aac 6. Star wars iv a new hope 1977 vhs video tape 1990 cbs fox original theatrical vtg.
Star wars is a 1977 american epic space opera film written and directed by george lucas. From 1977 to 2018, theres not just one version of star wars. With mark hamill, harrison ford, carrie fisher, alec guinness. So, which edition is the best and which one is just special. Contrary to popular belief, george lucas did not slap that episode iv stuff onto the. The texts episode iv and a new hope were first published on a title page for the films script in. The 1981 reissue contains three dialogue differences from the original. Luke skywalker joins forces with obiwan kenobi, han solo, chewbacca, c3po and r2d2 to save the galaxy from the death star, while also attempting to rescue princess leia from darth vader. And, even then, due to the deals george lucas signed with the studio that produced the original six star wars films, the rights to a new hope would be forever locked up with fox. Why finding the original 1977 star wars verges on the. The subtitle episode iv a new hope was retroactively added to the opening crawl in a subsequent release. Christopher, paul hirsch, marcia lucas, george lucas. Episode iv a new hope, originally released as star wars, and currently marketed as simply star wars. In one scene, luke is dragged underwater by a trash compactor monster.
Common speculation is that the only reason the original versions are seeing the official light of day at all is to undercut the booming black market for the laserdisc version. Luke skywalker and han solo, captain of the millennium falcon, work together with the. Star wars was originally slated for release in christmas 1976. An iconic star wars scene has been altered yet again the famous and muchdebated han shot first cantina scene in 1977 s a new hope where harrison fords smuggler faces down bounty. A new hope is one of the most popular, profitable, entertaining, and successful science fictionaction adventurefantasy films of all time. It is the first film in the star wars original trilogy. May 26, 2019 one way is to buy the original vintage star wars vhs 1982 20th century fox videotape and you can find these on ebay and amazon. The film is set about nineteen years after the formation of the galactic empire. Watch the original star wars trilogy as it was before george lucas.
However, now disney owns fox, so it can release the complete star wars collection. Star wars original trilogy plus extras episodes 456 a new hope the empire strikes back return of the jedi english audio european dvd region 2 pal. Star wars episode iv a new hope 1977 sdr x 1600 2160p 5. The scenes where the stormtroopers are looking through the sand for the escape. While this isnt the first time that attempts have been made to restore star wars to its. Little do some folks know, the title was renamed to episode iv. Lucasfilm dates the addition to the theatrical rerelease on april 10, 1981. Episode iv a new hope, released in 1977 and directed by george lucas, was shot on film using dykstraflex camera, mitchell vistavision camera, panavision cameras, panavision silent reflex psr camera, vistavision cameras and panavision lenses with gilbert taylor as cinematographer and editing by richard chew, t. In the original may 1977 release of star wars, the opening crawl did not feature an episode number or the subtitle a new hope. Star wars original version 1992 vhs movie 1977 content works fox video. It was finished on film as a cut negative at the 2. This is the aged old copy of star wars 1977 on vhs.
First is the appearance of the close the blast doors line that was silenced in the 1981 version. Feb 18, 2016 for years, numerous groups of fans have attempted to restore the original 35mm of the original star wars later retitled star wars episode iv. Jul 22, 2019 in 1977, the film we think of now as star wars episode iv. Star wars now known as a new hope was shot on 35 mm photochemical film using arriflex and panavision cameras with panavision cseries anamorphic lenses, while its analog visual effects were produced in vistavision. In this one, han and greedo still exchange their barbs, but then greedo has an extra line of. Many of these are old videotapes that were rented by blockbuster and other video stores.
Episode iv, a new hope, and the 1977 version of the film is merely a bonus feature. These are all the changes made between the 1977, 1997, and 2004 versions. Will disneys star wars bluray rerelease include the. Watch the original star wars the way it looked in 1977 the verge. Common speculation is that the only reason the original versions are seeing the official light of day at all is to undercut the booming black market for the. Star wars was originally slated for release on christmas 1976. While the film has been previously released on bluray, that version of star wars was not the one that audiences saw in. Why finding the original 1977 star wars verges on the impossible.
Some included cgi work, sounds changes, and other small differences. The official lucasfilm stance is that this is an individual release of the 2004 version of star wars. Mar 09, 2015 the fantastic original opening scene from star wars, way back in 1977. Perhaps the most egregious changes were to the 1977 original itself, which, because of lucass prequel plans, would later be relabeled as star wars episode iv. A new hope originally came out in 1977, there have been several different versions of the movie released. A new hope is a 1977 film written and directed by george lucas. Feb 18, 2016 while defaced special editions and numerous rereleases are the way many have experienced star wars, a group of dedicated fans have taken matters into their own hands, recently releasing a. How to watch the 1977 version of the original star wars movie. Watch the version of star wars that george lucas hates a fanrestored version of a new hope based off a single 35mm print is online. Luke skywalker joins forces with a jedi knight, a cocky pilot. Aug 18, 2014 star wars is close to holy for many fans of cinema.
When the very first star wars movie, later subtitled a new hope, was released back in 1977, it featured a scene where harrison fords rogue smuggler han solo encounters greedo, a bounty hunter. Original 1977 star wars 35mm print has been restored and. Some changes were cosmetic, polishing up little details. On the eve of star wars release, 20th century fox, george lucas and his cast and crew braced themselves for the worse. Episode iv a new hope with videos, a plot synopsis, and pictures. Disney colorcorrected a new hope and fixed lightsabers and played with. In 1977, george lucas released star wars, a spaceopera movie way ahead of its time. The 1977 version has aunt berus line all his friends have gone places emphasis on friends rather than gone in the 1981 version. Disney colorcorrected a new hope and fixed lightsabers and played with the logos, but the best part was the inclusion of cut scenes. Star wars at 40 7 things you didnt know about the original. The new version of star wars, then retitled star wars. Star wars original motion picture soundtrack is the soundtrack album to the 1977 film star wars, composed and conducted by john williams and performed by the london symphony orchestra. Since 1997, george lucas has been hell bent on ruining the original star wars trilogy. In 1978, a further 17 minute running time version of star wars part 1 of 2 f48 in color and sound was released, which contained part of the content already in the 7 minute version.
Star wars original 1977 trailer disney version youtube. The first film was released in 1977 under the title star wars. Lets take a look at the different versions and and which star wars. It marks the firstever dvd release of star wars as it originally played in theaters in 1977. You can watch an unaltered version of star wars in hd today. The complete star wars episodes 1 6 dvd 6 discs collection. Star wars fans restore original 1977 35mm version screen rant. Watch the original star wars the way it looked in 1977 the. Watch the original star wars trilogy as it was before george. Williams score for star wars was recorded over eight sessions at anvil studios in denham, england on march 5, 812, 15 and 16, 1977. In 1977, the film we think of now as star wars episode iv. Episode iv a new hope, was filled with pointless and terriblelooking cgi, especially when it came to jabba the hut. We remember growing up with the movies, and having them look a very specific way.839 1611 95 335 1228 416 98 540 1149 658 416 1198 1004 289 1338 453 401 180 1371 471 1037 500 702 677 935 786 1109 979 1410 1289 398 29 553 331