27. May 2014 09:59
As you know, here at the TheStarWarsTrilogy.com we are big fans of using original film reels as a source for high quality video transfers of otherwise "out of print" material. This project was not one of ours, but we have been following it closely for some time.
Full details about the project can be found on OriginalTrilogy.com, but there are some of the highlights. In September 2013, two members of that forum found an ebay auction for the German versions of the Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition trailers on 35mm film reels. The first trailer has more damage than the other two, which may have never been played. After being cleaned with filmguard liquid, Captured at 4k, and color corrected, they were scaled to 1080p and presented with both German and English Audio. While we are presenting Web friendly 'Preview' versions of each trailer below, The download links are for the original 1080p files created by Laserschwert, complete with dual audio, in a Matroska (MKV) container.
Here is "Trailer B" which features scenes from the whole Special Edition Trilogy:
Download the original 1080p version. (467 MB)
Here is "Trailer C" which features scenes from the The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi:
Download the original 1080p version. (421 MB)
Finally, here is "Trailer D" which features scenes from the Return of the Jedi only:
Download the original 1080p version. (387 MB)