The official Star Wars YouTube channel dusted off a true classic yesterday, when the folks behind it uploaded the very first teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope from 1976. Needless to say, it’s quite the change of pace from today’s high definition teasers and trailers, as this Star Wars trailer almost looks and sounds like it’s an old horror movie.
In fact, when I first watched this (as opposed to the 36 times since then), I tried to imagine that I was actually viewing this in a small town theater back in ’76, and when Chewbacca first appeared, I let out a loud, “WHAT THE HELL IS THAT THING???” But then I grooved back into my game and asked my boss babe on my side if she wanted to try a little more popcorn. “Go ahead, babe,” I’d say. “Reach a little deeper.”