Crowdsourced Star Wars Uncut Completed, Now Available To Watch Online For Free

Carrie Fisher's Leia Organa and Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: A New Hope
(Image credit: Lucasfilm)

Star Wars fans are some of the most passionate in the world. It's why George Lucas could go from being a hero to science-fiction fans everywhere to one of the most demonized people on the planet following the release of the special editions and prequels. But that's the negative side of freedom. The positive side is the creativity that Star Wars has inspired. Here on Cinema Blend we've posted hundreds if not thousands of cool fan creations based on the series, from the AT-AT made out of bacon to the TIE-fighter window on the International Space Station. But now there's a new video online that is one of the greatest examples of fan appreciation we've ever seen.

I am referring to Star Wars Uncut. The premise of the project was to take Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and have fans around the world recreate it in their own unique way, 15 seconds at a time. The project was launched in 2009 and now, three years later, it has been completed and put online. With that I present to you Star Wars Uncut:

I must say that I am curious about the legality of this project, particularly because it does use some actual footage from Lucas' film and, in other parts, just the audio. Knowing how hardcore Lucas and his team of lawyers are, I can't say that I would be too surprised if this version of Star Wars is gone by this time tomorrow. What that really means, though, is that you should watch this all today and be amazed by what real passion can do.

Eric Eisenberg
Assistant Managing Editor

NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.