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27. July 2013 06:41
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1977 Burger Chef Ad

27. July 2013 06:41 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

In this 1977 commercial, C-3P0 and R2-D2 rush to their local Burger Chef restaurant to get a set of handsome 18" x 24” Star Wars posters. Burger Chef was a major fast-food chain in the 60s and 70s, but gradually diminished until the last store closed in 1996. [More]
1977 Burger Chef Ad
 

21. July 2013 06:47
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Walter Cronkite's "Universe" Visits ILM

21. July 2013 06:47 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

If you watched the first part of the featurette that aired on CBS with the US network television premiere of Star Wars, you may have seen a short clip of Walter Cronkite meeting with George Lucas and visiting Industrial Light and Magic (ILM). We have tracked down and done our best to restore the whole segment of Cronkite's "Universe". [More]
Walter Cronkite
 

18. July 2013 06:16
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Star Wars Network TV Premiere on CBS 1984

18. July 2013 06:16 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

It wasn't until February 26th 1984 that CBS finally aired Star Wars for the first time on network television in the US. However, as a special bonus feature, the film was book-ended by this special 22 minute behind the scenes featurette, hosted by Mark Hamill... [More]
Star Wars Network TV Premiere on CBS 1984
 

18. June 2013 07:46
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1983 Return of The Jedi Burger King TV Commercial

18. June 2013 07:46 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Last time we looked at some of the commercials that aired around the time of the Star Wars Special Edition Re-releases of 1997, today you can compare those ads to one from 1983, promoting Return of The Jedi and Burger King with four collectible Star Wars drinking glasses. Luke Skywalker, The Ewoks, Han Solo, and Jabba the Hutt - Collect them all! [More]
1983 Return of The Jedi Burger King TV Commercial
 

3. June 2013 07:38
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Star Wars: The Magic and the Mystery

3. June 2013 07:38 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

A week after the release of Star Wars: The Special Edition, Fox Television celebrated the re-release of the original trilogy of legendary films by airing Star Wars: The Magic and the Mystery on Thursday February 6th 1997 at 8:00pm. In this one hour special, host Howie Long took viewers on a tour of the "Star Wars" universe and explored the making of the Special Editions. Download and watch the full US and UK versions. [More]
Star Wars: The Magic and the Mystery
 

30. May 2013 05:31
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Re-live The Release of the Star Wars Special Editions - part 2

30. May 2013 05:31 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

TheStarWarsTrilogy.com examines the success of the 1997 re-release of the motion picture `Star Wars,' directed by George Lucas, by exploring some of the popular print media of the time. Indications that this will be the top grossing film of all time; How important the rerelease marketing campaign was; The possible impact of this phenomenon on other older pictures. [More]
Re-live The Release of the Star Wars Special Editions - part 2
 

27. May 2013 22:47
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The Making of Harmy's Despecialized Edition

27. May 2013 22:47 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

A lot of work went into restoring Star Wars for Harmy's Despecialized Edition. Watch this making of Documentary which details some of the sources and techniques that went in to bringing back the Theatrical Version of Star Wars. If you have been happily watching the official releases since 2004, you may be surprised by some of the changes you see corrected here... [More]
 

10. May 2013 09:25
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1995 THX 'Faces' George Lucas Interview Part 3

10. May 2013 09:25 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Excerpt: On August 29, 1995, 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment released the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS video and laserdisc, This is part three of a three-part interview between film critic Leonard Maltin and George Lucas was included with each film. These interviews have never been officially re-released. This is a new capture from the laserdisc versions of the films. [More]
1995 THX
 

7. May 2013 09:21
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1995 THX 'Faces' George Lucas Interview Part 2

7. May 2013 09:21 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Excerpt: On August 29, 1995, 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment released the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS video and laserdisc, This is part two of a three-part interview between film critic Leonard Maltin and George Lucas was included with each film. These interviews have never been officially re-released. This is a new capture from the laserdisc versions of the films. [More]
1995 THX
 

1. May 2013 16:50
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1995 THX 'Faces' George Lucas Interview Part 1

1. May 2013 16:50 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

On August 29, 1995, 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment released the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS video and laserdisc, This is part one of a three-part interview between film critic Leonard Maltin and George Lucas was included with each film. These interviews have never been officially re-released. This is a new capture from the laserdisc versions of the films. [More]
1995 THX