Thanks to Man’s Life, this little blast from the past came back to our attention — the original trailer for Star Wars.
“Back in the winter of 1976, there was a lot of hand-wringing at 20th Century Fox Studios over a new film that was just completed called Star Wars,” the post states. “You see, the director of the movie was a young man named George Lucas. We’re not talking about 2015 George Lucas, the living legend. George Lucas in ’76 was a nervous wreck of a man who hoped that his space opera would just get released by the studio.”
So … audiences saw this. Would this trailer make you want to see Star Wars? Probably not.
What’s hilarious is that the original scenes are there, it’s just how it’s edited together in a fragmented way, with no rhyme or reason, and that it doesn’t build up any drama or give an inkling of why the story is such a great space saga.
Luckily, audiences went to see it, and two more were made in that trilogy, and so forth, which brings us to today.
Take a look at the latest Japanese teaser again for The Force Awakens below. The difference is mind-blowing: