Unseen Revenge of the Jedi teaser trailer

Bradlong

Bradlong

2016-05-27 12:47:03

Here's a cool, previously unseen 1983 British teaser trailer for Return of the Jedi, when it was still called Revenge of the Jedi.

The movie was released in May 1983 in the U.S, but the studio had planned to wait until Xmas to release it in the U.K. Apparently they planned to promote the film with props and costumes displayed in department store windows, and wanted to wait until December when they were done with the props over here.

I guess they realized British fans wouldn't want to wait six damn months longer than their American friends, so it eventually came out in June 1983.

I love how quaint this trailer is - just a bunch of still photographs, that somehow makes the kid in me excited to see a movie I've already seen 30 times. It's cool and geeky because it still calls the movie Revenge of the Jedi, but it also brings back a bunch of nice memories, when all you needed to promote a movie was a series of captions flying towards you and a close up of Harrison Ford's face.

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