Fan Crashes 'Return of the Jedi' Set, Reveals Great Behind-the-Scenes Footage Decades Later

Fan Crashes 'Return of the Jedi' Set, Reveals Great Behind-the-Scenes Footage Decades Later

Jun 07, 2012

We're not sure why it took so long to get this footage uploaded online (maybe the super 8mm transfer had something to do with it), but it's here now and if you're a Star Wars fan, pay attention. These days fans invade film sets all the time, and lately they've been joined by photographers looking to snap a tasty behind-the-scenes image they can then sell to a larger website willing to publish it. But back when Return of the Jedi was being made, the internet didn't exist for people to share their sneakily-shot footage and images with the world. 

Sure, the first two Star Wars movies had taken the world by storm -- upping anticipation for the third installment by a tremendous amount -- but even though fans clamored to get the tiniest look at what George Lucas had planned for his finale, there really wasn't anywhere to go with that sneak peek. Now, with the internet and YouTube, we're beginning to see some of these old fan-shot videos pop up, like this one from the set of Return of the Jedi.

Shot on super 8mm by Jeff Bonz, there's no sound but it's certainly one of the only pure behind-the-scenes videos you'll ever see of this film, or any of the Star Wars movies, since LucasFilm is so protective of their work. 

Check it out below, and thanks to Slashfilm for the heads up.

Follow along on Twitter @ErikDavis and @Moviesdotcom.

 

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