A Star War fan film, which recreates the first movie in 15 second segments, is finally available to view online.
We first told you about Star Wars: Uncut back in October last year, and then again in April when the movie was about to get its first screening. But now the film is not only complete, it's available to watch if you mosey on over to the Star Wars: Uncut website.
For those of you who don't know, the Star Wars: Uncut project took the first movie, broke it up into nearly 500 15 second long mini-scenes, and then got fans to recreate them any way they saw fit. Some used animation, some acted out their scenes, and more than a few used Lego or action figures. The result is a charming and quirky tribute to one of the most important sci-fi movies of all time. At the moment it's individual clips, although a full length version does exist.
Just a word of warning though, if you want to watch it, do it sooner rather than later. There's a notice on the Uncut site saying that the team is seeking the legal permissions required to properly release the full-length version, and there's no guarantee it will get those permissions, or be allowed to continue showing the clips. That's not to say that it will definitely be shut down - LucasFilm is usually ok with fan projects as long as they don't violate its copyrights or try to make money from its intellectual properties - but it could happen. Better to see it while you can, than wish you had when you can't, right?
Source: Film Junk