The Crowdsourced “Star Wars,” Now Feature-Length
by Perry Michael Simon on January 23, 2012
In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the full two-hour “director’s cut” of Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope pieced together from all the videos posted to Casey Pugh’s StarWarsUncut.com, the fan film site, over the last few years. (In case you aren’t aware of that site, fans take 15-second chunks of the original and remake them any way they want, then post the video there) Dolls, humans, paper cutouts, animation, Lego, Moe Syzlak, Teletubbies, puppets, you name it, someone probably used it, and it took what must have been an eternity of painstaking editing by Aaron Valdez and mixing by Bryan Pugh to string it together into one epic “movie.”
Maybe you’ve been checking out the many submissions at the website, but it takes a lot of, um, I’m not sure WHAT it takes to sit through two hours of it, yet it’s impressive, that’s for sure.