The original, un-cut and un-altered versions of Star Wars episodes 4, 5 and 6 have been a white whale for fans ever since the the 1997 Special Edition home video release. You’ve surely heard that Han shot first, and he did, but history has been scrubbed so many times that kids these days have no idea that the Mos Eisely cantina featured a friggin’ wolfman! While every artist has the right to control his vision, the new scenes, additional CGI and color corrections have in turn created a sect of fans that just want to see the pure, untouched versions of the Star Wars saga.
You may have heard of the Star Wars: De-Specialized Edition which used various different prints, including the remastered original trilogy release from Lucasfilm to take out all of Lucas’ tinkering and create a sum greater than its parts. I have seen the De-Specialized editions, and they are absolutely a delight, but fans have stepped up to the plate to deliver a remastered a 35mm print of Star Wars that looks even better. The project has culminated in Star Wars: The Silver Screen Edition, which is difficult to annunciate with drool pouring from your mouth.
Enter Team Negative One, who have worked diligently to ensure that fans of a story that took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away can see the most pure version of Star Wars. The results look utterly fantastic with just the eye test, with no need for esoteric film restoration jargon. This could be even better than the De-Specialized version.