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After reading this question about a deleted scene in A New Hope, I noticed there seem to be many scenes that were filmed but not included, some of which I knew about and others I didn't. It made me think it'd be fun to watch an edit that had the 1970's version plus all the watchable outtakes. Has anyone made such an edit?

(This seems fairly likely, given that I know fans have made re-edits of several Star Wars films, such as "The Phantom Edit" (reducing Gungans and other annoyances) and unmodified original trilogy versions (Where can I buy an "unmodified" star wars episode 4-6 copy?.)

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    Not as far as I'm aware. You can watch almost all the deleted scenes online but I don't know if anyone's created a fan-edit with those scenes included. – Valorum Jan 17 '15 at 20:09
  • "Is there"? Indubitably, yes. Is it available legally? LucasFilm's lawyers and Youtube's cowardice say "likely, no". – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jan 17 '15 at 20:24
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    "Star Wars : Deleted Magic" is widely available on all good torrent websites. I suspect that's as close as you're gonna get. – Valorum Jan 17 '15 at 20:27
  • @DVK Would LucasFilm dislike such an edit more than others such as The Phantom Edit or Harmy's Despecialized Editions? – Dronz Jan 17 '15 at 20:39
  • Doesn't the special edition that has been around lately and also shown on tv have all the outtakes in it? – Thomas Jan 18 '15 at 17:24
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No. No such thing exists, at least in a legal format. (and likely never will given Lucasfilm's extreme reaction to other feature-length fanedits).

If you want to view the deleted scenes, you can buy (* ahem *) acquire a copy of Star Wars : Deleted Magic from a number of sources. Note that many of these extra scenes are in extremely poor 'rough-cut' quality and could never be inserted into a genuine copy of Star Wars without massively interupting the dramatic flow.

Many of these scenes are also available on the Daily Motion site, again in varying levels of film quality ranging from bad to worse.


Failing that, the Radio Dramatisations and Star Wars novelisations contain a number of scenes that were filmed but ultimately not included in the final cut.

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