To say my universe blossomed after that night would be the biggest understatement of my life. I've seen these movies before and never get tired of watching them over and over again. The event launches him on a daring mission to rescue her from the clutches of Darth Vader and the Evil Empire. However he fondly remembered the Original version without all the hyped up special effects that they added later for the anniversary edition. I felt it was a way to honour something that without I probably would not have been interested in going to school at all.
It was the first full length film that I watched with all three of my children. In 1977, on a cold, rainy night in Inverness, Scotland a wee farm-girl saw a film called Star Wars. They don't in any way alter anything major but they fit in smoothly and I welcome them. I got exactly what I wanted. After that night everything was different. Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. After the film my interest in the universe around me exploded so much sometimes I would get overwhelmed trying to get a grasp on it.
But digitally inserting characters and creatures into an analog feature is an amateur manoeuvre for which the consumer should not foot the bill. I still tear up thinking about these two great influences in my life coming together and becoming something bigger than itself. A lot of people seem to be disappointed as the theatrical version of the film is not available on prime video. After all, everybody already knows who's who and what's going to happen. To be fair, there are sequences that have been added from old footage, sequences that add to character development and overall plot. Storyline: The Imperial Forces, under orders from cruel Darth Vader, hold Princess Leia hostage in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire.
What more can I say? I ended up getting two Master degrees and for my first one my thesis was on Star Wars. I remember my parents telling me we were going to see it and I was not particularly excited though I did notice the boys in my family who were going were actually jumping for joy. I can tell you the instant I saw the first scene I knew it was something beyond special. I sat there in the cinema for two hours just so strongly spellbound that I froze in my seat. I can also say after the birth of my children it was one of the most paramount events in my life.
I was very happy to get this for him. I too feel that it's stupid that they couldn't put in on, but I disagree with anyone who thinks this version of A New Hope at all ruins the movie. Purchase also includes bonus features, available to watch in Your Video Library. I remember watching the looks on their faces as they watched and could see that same spellbound child that existed in 1977 in Inverness. He loved it so that I wanted to replicate that night for his 44th birthday last August. Needless to say our house became a vessel to hold all of their Star Wars toys.
I know most of you have seen the film many times but take some time to watch it again and for goodness sake may the force be with you! Our little farm became so tiny that I would get frustrated and begged my mum to take me to the library so I could study astronomy, physics, geology, religion, history, film, and the list goes on and on. I felt that this amazing door opened and the world transformed into this plaything for me to explore and understand. . The opening scene of the Star Destroyer slowly lumbering across the top half of the screen as it chases Princess Leia's doomed ship. The original Star Wars A New Hope literally changed my life. I don't mind if the production company wants to take editing floor material and reinsert it into the film. I so much have been wanting to see the original theatrical release for years.
I remember back then how the lines went around the theater but he was so patient, waiting in line, no complaints just waiting for the big reveal. Might have to buy one as a gift for my old high school friend who watched it opening day with me. Young farm boy Luke Skywalker is thrust into a galaxy of adventure when he intercepts a distress call from the captive Princess Leia. Other than feeling like I've paid to see this movie a hundred times, it still takes me back to my first viewing - sitting in the very front row of a packed theater on my birthday in 1977. In this space adventure story, a young farm boy is thrown into the middle of a galactic war between an oppressive Empire and a spirited Rebellion.
Once upon a time in a city far far away I took my young son to the theater to see this modest little film. Extra shots can add backstory or context and they do that here, to some extent. Aided by a mysterious magical Force, Luke Skywalker must step up to save the Galaxy from evil. At that point in my life I was living on a dirt poor farm and my whole life consisted of that little farm. I am a huge Star Wars fan and just recently bought the digital six film collection for Star Wars in the Prime video format. I can say with no reservation, this film was directly responsible for me going to University and thus my success in life.
I know I gush and gush but there is just something magical about this film and its sequels that just tickles this special place in my psyche. The great story and characters are still there, the plot is still intact. I was so happy to get this. When the film ended I sat there trying to grasp what had just happened. This first installment in the franchise became one of the biggest movie hits of all time when it debuted in 1977.
We show summer movies every other weekend outside on the 2 story wall of our garage. I do miss the original version of the film, but this one did not disappoint, and it will satisfy me for years to come. . . . . .