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The Original Star Wars Trilogy Finally Gets a Good Trailer, Force Awakens-Style

A long time ago in a movie theater far, far away ...

A good trailer becomes its own mini piece of art that evokes an emotion more acutely than even its 2-hour full version is likely to pull off. The final trailer for The Force Awakens accomplishes that pretty well, but the trailers for the movie’s predecessors didn’t really make the cut. Now that’s been rectified with a moody trailer mashup with footage from the original Star Wars trilogy.

While The Force Awakens‘ trailer atmosphere doesn’t exactly match the mood of the original Star Wars films, it’s still a fun look at what a modern take on the original trilogy might be like—even if there’s a tiny bit of cheating in there in terms of special effects, but who could resist? It turned out great, but I’d love to see a version that uses all of the Force Awakens trailer audio, since the old dialogue mismatches the audio quality of the music.

Anyone want to put some video editing skills to use?

(via Geek Tyrant)

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