Tuesday, 11 September 2012
STAR WARS AT 35: TAPED HISTORY...
One of the first and best documentaries ever chronicling the behind the scenes making of George Lucas's original STAR WARS movie, and hosted by Anthony Daniels as Threepio no less (with the remote controlled three-legged Artoo Detoo), first shown on US television in 1977 and a sure fire hit on its original VHS debut in the birth of the rental/sale commercial tape market. I remember loving the programme so much, which also received a prior UK premiere screening on the UK's LWT channel back in the day, so much that my dad actually bought me the quite costly tape as a present circa 1979. The version pictured above is a later US version/release of the tape, which I don't recall ever seeing, with a preview for the then upcoming THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.
More STAR WARS on classic VHS: check out this fans great collection: World of Blackout: 199: V is for Vastidity
And here's some vintage VHS STAR WARS trailers up to the mid-nineties:
Star Wars VHS (1990) Collector's Preview - YouTube
"Star Wars Saga 1994 Digitally Remastered" VHS Opening Trailers UK Retail Cassette - YouTube