Here are my VHS copies of the original Star Wars trilogy, acquired from various thrift stores.
I went through them around Christmastime. This copy of ANH was nice and clean - just the movie. ESB had a two-minute blurb in the beginning about how the whole trilogy was now available on videocassette. ROTJ was preceded by a longass interview between Leonard Maltin and the almighty legendary deity of George Lucas. As the tapes got newer, the fact about it being STAR WARS became a bigger and bigger deal.
I'd like to find copies that are all like ANH, but that could be a challenge.
i think that was the final release of the unaltered VHS versions before the special editions came out cause i had it in a set.
ANH had a stormtrooper and TESB had vader if i recall correctly. their faces were on the spine too.
My dad had those. I remember because there was once an offer on a box of cereal for a "Making of Star Wars" tape whose box had a similar style and I was obsessed with getting it so it could match the other tapes. We did get it and I don't think I ever watched it.
>Leia with radiation symbols on belt
>Luke going Super Saiyan with his lightsaber, looking like a bodybuilder rather than a twink
>dat Tin Woodsman lookin Threepio
>bottom 15% of pic is just colors
2/10 how this flick ever made a single billy in the box office I never will know.
That is correct. I have the laser discs of the original trilogy.
However, if I remember correctly, the "special edition" you're talking about does not have all of the changes that George Lucas made. The films are still the original theatrical releases.
While I do agree that Star Wars should have bombed and never been remembered, that poster is actually pretty nice. It's not honest at all since Luke looks like a fucking alpha hero and Leia is hot as fuck on it but it looks good.