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Friday, 1 October 2021

AN 'EMPIRE' AT 40: ESCAPE COVER!

Alternate unused footage of civilians escaping Cloud City whilst Chewbacca covers the Falcon docking platform entrance.

As our heroes make their alternate route to the Millennium Falcon's landing platform, they weave their way through a host of Cloud City citizens (one of whom will become famous years later with fans when named as the Ice Cream Machine Carrying Man) equally desperate to make their escape from invading Imperials. 

The sequences were filmed in late July 1979, towards the end of the main block of Empire's principal photography with the majority of it's cast...


A Stormtrooper moves in in an unused angle.


Chewbacca prepares to fend off approaching stormtroopers.

Leia soon has to blaster battle more Imperial Stormtroopers at her end of the corridor.


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