As the world waits impatiently for the new Star Wars film, we take a look at the old one.
This is a Super 8 condensed version of Episode IV, made for the home market in the dark days before everyone had a VCR. Instead of the entire film, you could watch the highlights at home.
The condensed version is around 20 minutes long, and the storyline is sort of carried, but all we see are the action sequences.
We ran this for an elementary school group that visited a few years ago, and one kid was very excited by this movie – “Now I understand why everyone loves Star Wars! I’m going to go home and watch them all right now!”
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