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Pendo
05-14-2002, 04:50 PM
Over at this thread here (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8158) (possible Episode II Spoilers) we're trying to remember if the EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE title was added to the opening crawl in 1978 or 1979? Can anyone help us out?

PENDO!

master jedi
05-14-2002, 06:23 PM
I thought it was added in 1980 when it was re-released for ESB. It was added because ESB said 'Episode 'V'.

dr_evazan22
05-14-2002, 06:44 PM
Master Jedi is right about Episode 4, but I don't remember it being named "A New Hope" until later, possibly as late as... well, I forget the date, but the last time the Original OT was offered on video (1994/'95?).

Eternal Padawan
05-14-2002, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by master jedi
I thought it was added in 1980 when it was re-released for ESB. It was added because ESB said 'Episode 'V'.


That was my assessment as well.

bigbarada
05-14-2002, 09:07 PM
I was always under the impression that it was for it's one-year anniversary re-release, in 1978. I know I've read that somewhere but have to look it up.

dr_evazan22
05-15-2002, 09:09 PM
My trilogy video has a copyright date of '90, and it still shows only "Star Wars".

ANH doesn't show up, on the video, until '95 when the original version of all 3 films was digitally remastered on THX.

master jedi
05-16-2002, 09:11 PM
Originally posted by dr_evazan22
My trilogy video has a copyright date of '90, and it still shows only "Star Wars".

ANH doesn't show up, on the video, until '95 when the original version of all 3 films was digitally remastered on THX.

I have one that has a copyright date of 1984 (I think the first print of SW on VHS?) and it has both 'Episode IV' & 'A New Hope' in the crawl.

Funny how your 1990 copy doesny have it.

hamsterboy
05-17-2002, 04:40 AM
I've got a 1992 copy that has Episode IV and a New Hope on it.

dr_evazan22
05-17-2002, 02:28 PM
Yeah, I had a chance to pop the old video in and it says ANH on the scroll. I was thinking of when it was added to the box.