Blast From the Past: the original 1976 Teaser for ‘Star Wars’

Yes, this is a true treasure from the past: the original teaser trailer for 1977’s Star Wars! This was the first taste we got of George Lucas‘ space opera set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. It was just Star Wars then — no “Episode IV,” no “A New Hope” — just plain ol’ Star Wars.

 

This was Star Wars the way it used to be… truly old school!

As you can tell, this was an earlier age of movie promotion. The editing is very static and slow-paced, the music is generic filler. Can you imagine a Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens trailer cut like this?

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