Disney Releases Unedited Star Wars Trilogy Footage For First Time
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Disney will be making their first release of unedited footage from the original Star Wars trilogy with their upcoming show Light & Magic.
The six part series will release on Disney+ on 27 July and give viewers a look into the special effects company Industrial Light & Magic founded by George Lucas in 1975.
Over the years they have brought to life special effects for a truly staggering number of blockbusters including the Star Wars saga of films, the Indiana Jones movies and more recently the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The trailer even contains some footage from the original Star Wars, and when we say original we really mean it.
When you're watching one of the original trilogy movies now you're not seeing it as audiences in the 70s and 80s originally did.
Lucas has since gone back over his old films to add in all sorts of special effects, though his changes have usually not gone down very well with fans who think he keeps trying to paint over his masterpiece.
The trailer for Light & Magic shows a shot of the Death Star exploding without the giant supernova effect added in later, so perhaps we could see much more of Star Wars as it once was.
It's the first time Disney have released the original, unedited footage of the classic Star Wars movies as they versions they have available to stream are the digitally enhanced special editions.
Another reason to get excited about this is if there's shots of the original Star Wars trilogy as they were first shown, that could mean Disney has more of the original footage and perhaps the complete movies.
Lots of Star Wars fans have been calling for releases of the original trilogy in their classic form without all of the special effects CGI added over it, if Disney has that footage they could release it.
Perhaps Disney could manage it in between releasing new TV shows such as Obi-Wan Kenobi or working on another season of The Mandalorian.
Then again, it's possible that any chance of a full revival of the classic movies isn't happening as the rumour going round is that Lucas had the original footage for Star Wars destroyed.
It wouldn't be the only time the filmmaker had attempted to get rid of one of his creations from a long time ago in that galaxy far, far away.
Lucas has also expressed a desire to destroy the much-maligned Star Wars Holiday Special, even saying he'd personally track down every existing copy if he had 'time and a sledgehammer'.
Some part of the holiday special will be impossible for him to destroy, as an animation which featured on the program is available to stream on Disney+.
We're not sure if Disney are trolling Lucas by making some part of the holiday special endure or if that was the only watchable bit they could find.
As for Light & Magic, it will cover much more than just the making of the special effects in Star Wars.
The documentary will delve behind the scenes and look at the people who brought some of cinema's greatest moments to life.
Light & Magic is coming to Disney+ on 27 July.
Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Star Wars, Disney Plus