The Epic, Crowd-Sourced 'Star Wars Uncut' Releases Director's Edit

The Emmy Award-winning Star Wars Uncut project, in which hundreds of Internet users recreated scenes from the Hollywood classic, is now available online in all its feature-length glory.

The Emmy Award-winning Star Wars Uncut project, in which hundreds of Internet users recreated scenes from the Hollywood classic, is now available online in all its feature-length glory. The undertaking began in 2009, when Casey Pugh, a developer at Vimeo at the time, created a platform through which users could select 15 second increments of A New Hope to reproduce. Using DIY production methods and delightfully inventive props and costumes, users delivered 473 clips (watch here). Now select scenes have been assembled into a director's cut, with editing by Aaron Valdez and sound design by Bryan Pugh


Stills from Star Wars Uncut

For more on Star Wars Uncut, visit http://www.starwarsuncut.com/.

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