Watch Never-Before-Seen Super 8mm Behind The Scenes Of Return Of The Jedi
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… a group of filmmakers gathered in a remote desert to shoot a magical action sequence in the third installment in a widely popular space opera. Actually it was 1982 and it happened in Yuma, Arizona and the movie being made was Return of The Jedi.
After all this time, a short film has surfaced from the sand dunes of Buttercup Valley. This seven minute “behind the scenes” documentary was made by filmmaker Jeff Broz, whom is also making it available for viewing on the Internet. Watch…
The footage shot on this hot day on self-proclaim “Sand-O-Vision” is the famous escape from Jabba the Hut from Return of the Jedi. The access this filmmaker had on location during the production is remarkable. Also keeping it a secret for 30 years is very impressive. It really goes to show that ther’s still some magic left in moviemaking.
Although there is no sound and the images are really grainy and washed out, we can still make out Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, dressed in classic Jedi black and wielding a lightsaber prop, Jeremy Bulloch swinging around on wires as the menacing bounty hunter Boba Fett and Carrie Fisher as a sexy slave Princess Leia. We also get a glimpse of skinny George Lucas, which is probably the strangest thing of all to see.