Solid Purchase: LaserDisc Containing 30-Minutes Of Raw Luke And Yoda On Dagobah Footage Bought On eBay

October 28, 2013


Somebody paid $600 for a LaserDisc on eBay containing 30-minutes of raw, unedited footage of Yoda showing Luke the way of the Jedi on Dagobah. A nice find, but I'd pay triple that for the unedited slave Leia footage. You just have to focus on how Carrie looked then and not what she looks like now, which, SPOILER: A friend of my mom's. contains 50 raw and behind-the-scene takes from Return of the Jedi, which the public has never seen before. Back in the day, Lucasfilm used LaserDiscs to save material due for processing on its proprietary EditDroid software, a precursor to modern-day systems like Final Cut Pro. The good news is that whoever it was that shelled out the money belongs to the light side of the Force and has chosen to share their good fortune. They're posting the disc's content bit by bit on a Facebook page, and right now, there are five videos you can watch...

You can head over to the owner's Facebook page to see the videos they've already uploaded. Or you can just close your eyes and pretend it's not really Monday like I've been doing for the last couple minutes. When I open my eyes it will be Friday afternoon and I'll be on my way home from work and ready to start the weekend. *opens eyes* Oh my God I've been driving this whole time.

Keep going for a couple of the videos but check out their Facebook page to see them all as they're uploaded.

Thanks to el Deco, Michelle, EX1101, flatiron and Eric, who agree some footage is best left unseen (i.e. Star Wars Episodes 1-3).

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