Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Star Wars Shown in Unaltered Version Publically!


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences obtained the rights to show an original, unaltered 70mm print of Luke Skywalker’s original call to action, Star Wars. The only altered part was the addition of the “A New Hope” subtitle during the opening crawl.

According to Twitter user David Daut, during a rousing four-Tweet-deep thread, the Academy got permission from Lucas to screen this as a double feature with everyone’s favorite beaten dead horse, Rogue One.

While this screening is a big step forward for a possible home release on Blu-Ray or 4K, Daut says that there’s still a long ways to go.

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