In 2009, we told you about a Star Wars Uncut, a project in which volunteer filmmakers from around the world were going to remake Star Wars, with each participant responsible for a 15-second sequence. Episode IV was completed in 2010, and we finally got to see it in 2012. But that was just one movie, the film we now know as Star Wars Episode Four: A New Hope. The folks behind Star Wars Uncut immediately began working on the next movie: The Empire Strikes Back.
With more than 480 fan-made segments culled from over 1,500 submissions, The Empire Strikes Back Uncut (also known as ESB Uncut) features a stunning mash-up of styles and filmmaking techniques, including live action, animation, and stop-motion. The project launched in 2013, with fans claiming 15-second scenes to reimagine as they saw fit – resulting in sequences created with everything from action figures to cardboard props to stunning visual effects. Helmed by Casey Pugh, who oversaw 2010’s Emmy-winning Star Wars Uncut, the new film has a wonderful homemade charm, stands as an affectionate tribute to The Empire Strikes Back, and is a testament to the talent, imagination, and dedication of Star Wars fans.
And today, The Empire Strike Back Uncut is here for all of us to enjoy. -via Boing Boing
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