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Watch: 2-Hour ‘Deleted Magic’ Explores Deleted Scenes & Alternate Footage From The Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

Watch: 2-Hour 'Deleted Magic' Explores Deleted Scenes & Alternate Footage From The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy

In 2005, “Star Wars” megafan Garrett Gilchrist sat down and laboriously compiled a 2-hour-long “Star Wars” tribute — using no footage from the films. Instead, he used a hodgepodge of material released by LucasFilm over the years including deleted and unfinished scenes, making-of footage, and interviews. The result is a well-planned documentary-style feature that probably includes dialogue and images you’ve never seen before.

Though the most recent tweaks to the film were made in 2009, the creator recently posted “Star Wars: Deleted Magic” Parts 1 and 2 on Vimeo, so it is now readily available for streaming.

In Gilchrist’s words, “‘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.”

Certainly, it’s a wealth of material to explore as you wait to see the teaser for “Star Wars: Episode 7 — The Force Awakens” this weekend. Enjoy below. [35MM]


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