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    Trailers and TV Spots - unused footage

    What a treat these were. I never realized how much unused footage appeared in the trailers back then. Heck, some of them (particularly in Empire) I think would have been better than what was actually used (Probot closeup, Han/Leia's reaction when meeting Vader). I hope that when Lucas eventually re-releases the trilogy again, we get a ton of deleted scenes and alternate footage. Personally, I don't see why they were left off here, unless it's to give us a good reason to want to re-purchase the "Ultimate Edition" DVD's in a few years.

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    Re: Trailers and TV Spots - unused footage

    Quote Originally Posted by tagmac
    unless it's to give us a good reason to want to re-purchase the "Ultimate Edition" DVD's in a few years.
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    Re: Trailers and TV Spots - unused footage

    I was amazed at how completely dire the trailers were. They were so quaint and "unfinished" looking. It's amazing that the original "Star Wars" trailers got ANYONE into the theatres. I really enjoyed them, but it does confirm Lucas's "made for children" take on the saga. It seems marketed to that audience... and I never realised that until last night.
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    Re: Trailers and TV Spots - unused footage

    I liked how in the Empire trailer you could see Threepio rip the sticker off of the Wampa door and in the Jedi one you could a quick glimpse of the sandstorm scene. The still gallery was also a great wealth of unrealesed stuff.
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    Re: Trailers and TV Spots - unused footage

    Quote Originally Posted by JEDIpartnr
    I was amazed at how completely dire the trailers were. They were so quaint and "unfinished" looking. It's amazing that the original "Star Wars" trailers got ANYONE into the theatres. I really enjoyed them, but it does confirm Lucas's "made for children" take on the saga. It seems marketed to that audience... and I never realised that until last night.
    Exactly! They were horrible! The only really good trailer was the 1997 "For an entire generation, people have watched Star Wars the only way that was possible" SE trailer. (Regardless of what you think of the SE, that was a very well-done trailer.) The Ralph McQuarrie concept trailer for ESB was pretty cool, but not as well-done as it could've been. I can't imagine anyone wanting to see these based solely on the trailers.

    Like for ROTJ, why not mention the fact that, after hearing about them for 6 years, viewers would finally get to see Jabba and Palpy? Or show the truly classic bit that ended the (not included) 1997 ROTJ trailer: "I am a Jedi, like my father before me."

    I just want to know who the "Landall Calrizzian" mentioned in the ESB teaser is.
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    Re: Trailers and TV Spots - unused footage

    I really enjoyed the trailers. I think the ghost of Darth Vader's helmet at the end of EVERY FREAKIN' ESB TRAILER was a bit much. It was cool, the first million times.

    Seeing the SE Jabba on the 1997 trailer was almost as weird as seeing some of the unused footage on the old ones! I was amazed at how bad he looked.

    The teasers for all three each had some special stuff - for SW, there was the cheez of it all, as well as the colorless lightsabers; for ESB, the McQuarrie painting montage was really neat; and seeing "Revenge of the Jedi", was great, as was Luke's blue saber.

    I also liked how the commercial for Luke and Leia's romance was called "Forbidden Love."

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    Re: Trailers and TV Spots - unused footage

    Hey, was that a more lurid, sexual kiss in the ESB trailer or am I imagining things ?

    Seriously, I thought I saw a kiss between Luke and Leia which looked more adult.



    I'll check again.

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    Re: Trailers and TV Spots - unused footage

    Quote Originally Posted by Caesar
    Hey, was that a more lurid, sexual kiss in the ESB trailer or am I imagining things ?

    Seriously, I thought I saw a kiss between Luke and Leia which looked more adult.



    I'll check again.
    Yeah, I remember that make-out scene as well. Very creepy, thankfully that version wasn't used in the film.

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    Re: Trailers and TV Spots - unused footage

    Quote Originally Posted by JEDIpartnr
    I was amazed at how completely dire the trailers were. They were so quaint and "unfinished" looking. It's amazing that the original "Star Wars" trailers got ANYONE into the theatres.

    For 1976, it was top of the line. Thats what got them into theatres.
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    Re: Trailers and TV Spots - unused footage

    I thought it wierd that they called it the "saga" back then. Most people nowadays think it was a term invented after the prequels.

    Yeah, 3-PO and thw Wampa sticker was cool to see.
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