The legendary effects films of the STAR WARS trilogy are being re-released in 1997, and George Lucas and Lucas Digital's Industrial Light & Magic have spent most of their efforts giving the original STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE an enormous face-lift. Fox invested $15 million into the restoration project, and ILM has been working on the Special Editions since the middle of 1994. Many original sequences, especially from Episode Four, have been reconstructed and produced with the latest in digital tools. Their goal was to give the STAR WARS trilogy a new life, consistent with the visual effects to which a new generation of film audiences are accustomed.
STAR WARS: THE SPECIAL EDITION
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: THE SPECIAL EDITION
RETURN OF THE JEDI: THE SPECIAL EDITION
Read the VFX HQ News Article: STAR WARS Strikes Back, a 'point-counterpoint' look at the pros and cons of the special editions
Check out Cinefex 69.
Check out American Cinematographer Feb. '97 and Apr. '97.
Official Web Site: http://www.starwars.com
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