This Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser made to look like it came out on VHS in 1983, will make you appreciate today’s technology…
The year was 1983, and on an already sweltering day in May, I was given the best gift a 9-year old boy could ever receive (well, at least in my mind), my best friend’s mother took us to see Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, or as she called it, “That Stars War film you boys always talk about.”
Despite the fact that my pal’s mother couldn’t pronounce the name of the greatest film franchise in the history of the world…nay, the galaxy, she was still “cool” enough to get us each a large popcorn, large Coke, and a bag of Reese’s Pieces, and we sat down to watch Luke Skywalker with a new green lightsaber, defeat, once and for all, the evil Emperor Palpatine…with some help from his dad, Darth Vader.
It’s amazing to watch the film now, comparing it with today’s technology, doing truly awe-inspiring work with CGI. That’s why when we ran across the teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, redone to look like it came fresh off a VHS tape in 1983, we instantly fell in love with it.
The folks at Screen Crush really nailed the nostalgic feel of George Lucas’ flare for the dramatic. The voice-over sounds like James Earl Jones (the voice of Darth Vader), and the fanfare leading up to the actual trailer, was vintage John Williams.
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While it’s fun to wax poetic about 1983 and VHS tapes, I would certainly never trade any of that for today’s true movie magic. But what do you think? Would you watch a Star Wars film from today if it were redone in the old ’80s format? Sound off in the comments below.