Star Wars Uncut: The Ultimate Fan Remake

Thousands of Star Wars devotees reshot the original in 15-second chunks — and the result is more watchable than some of the actual Star Wars films.

By Chris Connolly

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, we heard about a crowdsourced, shot-for-shot remake of Star Wars.

Okay, it was actually about a year or so ago, we read about it online, and if you’re going to be an uptight fanboy about it, it’s a remake of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Nevertheless, it’s finally here, and we have not been disappointed.

Which in and of itself is saying a lot. Unless you’ve spent the past thousand or so years being slowly digested by a sarlacc in the Great Pit of Carkoon, you’ve probably lamented what’s happened to the Star Wars franchise. Sure, we were able to forgive the Ewoks. Not forgivable, however? Stuff like Jar Jar. And Dex’s Diner. And, of course, this:

And on and on and on. But like a faint whisper of hope transmitted from an ad hoc drone in a distant star system, a group of rebels began using the power of the internet to reclaim the beloved franchise. And the result is Star Wars Uncut.

TAGS: crowdsourcing, Emmy, George Lucas, remake, Star Wars, Star Wars Uncut

 

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Wilfred Kraushaar (Tue, 12 Jul 2011 23:12:21 +0000): This is just too cool!

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