Ich bin gestern tatsächlich auf eine Star Wars-Doku gestoßen, die ich so noch nicht kannte: The Making of Star Wars as told by C-3PO and R2-D2“. Das Ding wurde 77 auf ABC ausgestrahlt, in den 70ern ein paar mal auf VHS rausgebracht und einmal 92 in Japan als Laserdisc, seitdem hat man nie wieder von ihr gehört, mal abgesehen davon, dass Teile der Doku für „The Story of Star Wars“, einer Promo-DVD für „Revenge of the Sith“ von WalMart verwendet wurden.
Ever wonder how they ever managed to make a movie like Star Wars? Well, bickering droid duo C-3PO and R2-D2 host this tour of the mind of creator George Lucas and what inspired him to make the movie. Even interviewed are the cast and crew, even features scenes of when C-3PO, R2-D2, and Darth Vader planted their footprints (or in R2's case, tread-prints) into cement. Also discussed is Star Wars mania, how fans loved the movie, collected the merchandise and danced the disco music. Also shown are behind-the-scenes looks at the movie, as well as how difficult each effect was in doing since they didn't have the convenience of computer animation back then. (IMDB)
Oben der erste Teil, die restlichen 3 Videos nach dem Klick.
The Making of Star Wars is a television special produced by 20th Century Fox and aired on the ABC Television Network on September 16, 1977 and produced by Gary Kurtz.
The special features interviews with the writers, producers, and cast members of Star Wars including Kurtz, George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford and is narrated by C-3PO (voiced by Anthony Daniels), R2-D2, and a voiceover narration by William Conrad.
The special was the first Star Wars material to be released to the home video market in 1979 by Magnetic Video. The special was reissued to video in 1980 with a trailer for The Empire Strikes Back, which had been released that year. This trailer was not featured on the DVD box set issued in 2004.
In 1982, it was reissued to video by 20th Century Fox on VHS, Betamax, CED, and Laserdisc as part of a double feature with the 1980 special SPFX: The Making of the Empire Strikes Back. It was reissued separately in Japan on Laserdisc in 1992, and was reissued as a triple feature with SPFX and the 1983 special Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi. It has not been reissued in any video format in the United States since then.
In 1995, a special version of this special was released to VHS as a special mail-in offer with Kellogg's Corporation to tie-in with the last video and laserdisc releases of the original versions of the Star Wars Trilogy. This version is identical to the 1977 version but replaces William Conrad's voiceover with legendary movie trailer announcer, Don LaFontaine. This version has not been issued on DVD nor any other format.