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3 Never-Before-Seen Scenes From The Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

Along with the news announcement of Star Wars being released on Blu-ray, never-before-seen footage was revealed at the Star Wars Celebration V this week. Check out the long-lost scenes right here before they’re pulled…

Mmmm…George Lucas’ table scraps….


An Alternate intro from Episode IV showcases Lukes’ and Biggs’ bromance

In this lost scene, “Luke’s Friends At Anchorhead”, Luke shows off his Gilligan hat.

And finally, the missing opening lightsaber scene from Return of the Jedi in which a darker Luke .

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3 Comments on 3 Never-Before-Seen Scenes From The Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

  1. Clip #1: Where is Biggs’ hand at about 3:15? I think he goosed Luke. Bromance indeed. 🙂 (Also Mark Hammill’s accent is interesting in that clip. He sounds much like he does in his reading of World War Z – a kind of clipped urban style of talking, not sure what it is. Interesting. Not very farmboy-ish.)

    Clip #2: Wow, Luke’s friends are cooooool!

    Clip #3: You’d think a person would require a little better lighting to repair a lightsaber, but then again, maybe he can do this stuff blindfolded.

  2. I actually like that first one. It certainly does something to the story (although it was a little long on exposition and time). If it could have been trimmed a little, it would have been a very good addition to the movie.

  3. Kenneth James // August 16, 2010 at 11:58 am //

    While I’m no fan of “Return of the Jedi” as a whole, it strikes me that the film would have been *much* improved by retaining scene #3.  In the film as it is, Luke behaves sort of vaguely weird and distant throughout, with no *specific* explanation.  With this one scene added back in, all of his behavior makes much more sense.  Indeed, the whole film comes into greater focus, as the central plot question of the film, within the first two minutes of film time, becomes “Will Luke go to the Dark Side or not?” — which is just not *really* the question of the film in its current form.  It was a big structural mistake to omit this scene.

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