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This Retro Rogue One VHS Trailer Is Both Exciting and Frustrating for Reasons

Why isn't this real?

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just got a major update and I’m not talking about alternative endings. The standalone flick received its very own VHS commercial, thanks to a creative mind named Damien Kazan Filmmaker on YouTube. The fake commercial not only advertises a nonexistent product (which would be pretty awesome if VHS players were still being sold), but it also ran the 2016 film through a retro filter. Cool.

The film follow Jyn Erso, daughter of a scientist named Galen who happened to be the least engineer on the Death Star. His peaceful existence on a rural planet is disrupted when Orson Krennic takes him away and Jyn is forced to grow up without her father. With the threat of the Empire growing and word that a planet killer exists spreading, a now-adult Jyn knows her father is the key to stopping it. She teams up with resistance fighters from the Rebel Alliance to steal the plans in hope they can destroy it before it’s too late.

It’s out now on Digital HD, with the DVD and Blu-ray versions set for release on April 4. However, no full VHS copy exists. For now. (Get to it, internet!)

(via SlashFilm, image via screencap)

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