New fanfare for Star Wars films

Jason over at Making Star Wars has posted the new Lucasfilm fanfare from the digital releases of the original and prequel trilogy, in place of the original 20th Century Fox fanfare (with CinemaScope extension) by Alfred Newman: Here's the new fanfare that replaces the 20th Century Fox jazz. pic.twitter.com/xz7dt16Kfy — Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) April 10,…

A look back at the Return of the Jedi teaser campaign

In August 1982, the original Star Wars was re-released across the U.S., and a special treat was attached: a teaser for the third and final film in the initial, middle trilogy: “Revenge of the Jedi”. This was only three months after principal photography had wrapped and nine months prior to the film’s release. Note Luke’s…

Star Wars gets the 4K treatment

In the lead-up to the rumoured digital re-release of episodes I-VI, we now discover that Reliance MediaWorks have done a “4K 16 bit restoration” of the “Star Wars trilogy” (i.e. episodes IV-VI). You can see some of the handiwork here: There are no clues to suggest which version of the film was restored, but I’d put…