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"In 1978, Star Wars won seven Academy Awards. But if you want to watch that original version, the first of George Lucas’s soon to be seven-part saga, you’ll find it difficult. In fact, it’s actually impossible to buy an official copy of Star Wars as it was first released. Lucas doesn’t want you to see that version. Instead, he wants you to watch the continuously updated special editions—movies with added CGI, changed sound effects, and whole new scenes…

"But fans aren’t the only ones who want Lucas to release the original. Curators at the National Film Registry picked the 1977 version of Star Wars to preserve for history’s sake, but they still don’t have a copy in the registry. When they asked for a copy, Lucas refused, saying that he would no longer authorize the release of the original version…"

"According to our sources, Disney has plans to release the original cut of the Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray. Our sources indicate that the project has been under way for quite some time, but it’s been challenging because of some damage to the original negatives they are utilizing. The goal is to release A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of Jedi in their complete, unaltered, original form without the redone special edition SFX."

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"It started in 2010 when then 7-year-old Katie Goldman was teased for how much she liked “Star Wars.” Other kids told her that only boys could like it, and they taunted her for carrying a "Star Wars" water bottle.
"When Katie’s mom, author and HuffPost blogger Carrie Goldman, wrote about her daughter’s experience, she got the attention of a "Star Wars" fan group, 501st Legion who sent messages of support and started the hashtag #maytheforcebewithkatie. 
"Two years later, when Katie asked her mom if she could be a Stormtrooper for Halloween, Carrie knew where to turn for costume advice. She went back to the legion, who went above and beyond. They raised funds to make a custom Stormtrooper costume in Katie’s size…
"Katie rocked that armor at her school’s Halloween parade. And again while trick-or-treating. And in spring at the Purim Carnival. And in summer at Star Wars Day in Joliet. Getting her ready each time was a cosmic task, but the outcome was always stunning.
"But Katie is 11 now, and it’s time for a new girl to wear the suit. Late last year, spokesman Brian Troyan of the 501st Legion emailed Carrie with the idea. “I wonder if Katie might be ready to pass along her Stormtrooper armor to another little girl who has been bullied and who needs a little love and a reminder that she shouldn’t ever need to hide who she is,” he wrote…
"Katie agreed to pass along the suit without hesitation…"

"It started in 2010 when then 7-year-old Katie Goldman was teased for how much she liked “Star Wars.” Other kids told her that only boys could like it, and they taunted her for carrying a "Star Wars" water bottle.

"When Katie’s mom, author and HuffPost blogger Carrie Goldman, wrote about her daughter’s experience, she got the attention of a "Star Wars" fan group, 501st Legion who sent messages of support and started the hashtag #maytheforcebewithkatie. 

"Two years later, when Katie asked her mom if she could be a Stormtrooper for Halloween, Carrie knew where to turn for costume advice. She went back to the legion, who went above and beyond. They raised funds to make a custom Stormtrooper costume in Katie’s size…

"Katie rocked that armor at her school’s Halloween parade. And again while trick-or-treating. And in spring at the Purim Carnival. And in summer at Star Wars Day in Joliet. Getting her ready each time was a cosmic task, but the outcome was always stunning.

"But Katie is 11 now, and it’s time for a new girl to wear the suit. Late last year, spokesman Brian Troyan of the 501st Legion emailed Carrie with the idea. “I wonder if Katie might be ready to pass along her Stormtrooper armor to another little girl who has been bullied and who needs a little love and a reminder that she shouldn’t ever need to hide who she is,” he wrote…

"Katie agreed to pass along the suit without hesitation…"

One of the most memorable images of the Star Wars movie Return Of The Jedi is Princess Leia dressed in a bikini. Even when she was chained to the big, slimy Jabba The Hutt, Leia stole the scene in her iron slave outfit. Now, you can recreate that look with this Slave Leia tank dress. Whether you’re showing it off to your friends or wearing it to a fan convention, this tank dress will fulfil all of your Princess Leia needs…”

I’m not the only one noticing the pubes engraved on this thing, am I?

"In 1981 George Lucas approached David Lynch to direct the final instalment of the STAR WARS trilogy. For years fans of Lynch and Lucas have wondered what that surreal vision would look like. Now we finally know…. in David Lynch’s RETURN OF THE JEDI."

David Lynch’s Return of the Jedi (by C-SPIT)

"…assuming Disney wanted to invest the time and effort into such a release, is it actually possible? Do the original Episodes IV-VI exist in a restorable state, or is the oft-repeated story that they were “destroyed” during the editing of the 1997 Special Edition re-releases actually true? And even if a restoration is actually possible, would Disney be able to do the work and release the movies under the terms of its existing Star Wars license?

"It turns out that these two questions both have complicated answers…"

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, by Ian Doescher, and illustrated by Nicolas Delort.

With his glowing yellow eyes and brown hooded cloak, your little Jedi will love our Jawa soft toy as a travelling buddy or companion…”

(via Jawa from Star Wars Mini Bean Bag | Disney Store)

It might not seem like such a bold move today – in the era of blockbuster franchises – to be planning for a sequel before the first movie has even been released. But, in the 1970s, this was downright revolutionary thinking…

"But not only did Lucas have a plan for a Star Wars sequel, he had two plans. One, as you know, became The Empire Strikes Back. The other exists as a sort of alternative universe oddity of what could have been – a story titled Splinter of the Mind’s Eye…”