It's around on the internets somewhere for your consumption. I'm quite interested in seeing how it feels, since it's the one that I've wanted to get an edit like this of the most because of how weird the Emperor is in the original.
So... apologies if this question has been posted before, but is there ANY way to get the original 1977 cut of Star Wars? I thought I'd struck gold mine with my boyfriend's discs, but it's all PowerPoint scene cuts and all other terrible shit and I don't want it
Edit: Also as preciously stated from Ite this thread made me miss Dacon too.
Edit 2: Holy shit Mark Hamill looks like a 12 year old in this. I'm so fucking old.
Also currently this rewatch is making me kinda WELL YES? because the first you see is Leia and her story going on (modern criticism would scream Y DOS HAVE TO BE FEMOID U TOO WOKE) and when Luke is talking about wanting to go it's actually Beru saying he's growing into a man and it's actually Owen holding him back
Sooo how much of the subs of that guy was different, because it looks to me like he's announcing his 'Imma GETCHa!' and then Han shoots. But then they had to add laser shit to make it look like he _literally_ shot first.
There was a DVD release in 2006 that included the original, unaltered versions of the OT. If you can manage to get your hands on those, that'll get you the unaltered OT. I happen to own them, and while the quality is rough as hell, it's nice to have them for rewatching.
Alternatively, you can torrent the Harmy Despecialized Editions of the movies since you already legally own the films. They're technically fan edits and exist in a weird grey area, but they keep some of the background and quality improvements from the later edits but leave most everything as close to the OT as possible, and they're generally seen as the preferred way of watching the films by a lot of folks.
To me, this is the only Star Wars trilogy that matters. I love these movies, with the old ending to the last of the three, not replaced with the younger Anakin. No offense to the actor. Anyway, my $.02.