If you're looking for two hours of deleted scenes and alternate footage from the original Star Wars Trilogy and hoping that they'd be masterfully edited together documentary-style, well, here you go. Garrett Gilchrist put together all this Star Wars footage you probably never seen before in Star Wars: Deleted Magic.

There's a lot of great stuff—alternate, deleted, and making of footage—in the documentary that gives you a better idea of what it was like to make Star Wars behind the scenes. Gilchrist first made this documentary (using footage released by LucasFilm) in 2005 and edited it in 2009 but has only recently posted it to Vimeo for all of us to enjoy. So enjoy.

Gilchrist writes:

"Deleted Magic" is a feature-length documentary about the deleted scenes of the Star Wars trilogy, and about how the movies we know and love were made and edited together. It is taken from information, sources and home videos officially released by Lucasfilm. This project is not an official Lucasfilm project - it is an unofficial, not-for-profit research project, done in the spirit of fun by a Star Wars fan to be both informative and entertaining.

The idea is to combine all sorts of alternate, deleted and making-of footage into a full-length film that gives a better view of how the film we know as Star Wars was edited together. In addition to deleted scenes like the Biggs Darklighter material, you'll get a sense of the "Lost Cuts" of the films ... the longer edits that didn't have finished voices or effects.


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