The Empire Strikes Back Uncut

Posted: May 21, 2014 in cinema, humor, movies
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The Empire Strikes Back Uncut!

The Empire… what? Yes, “The Empire Strikes Back Uncut” is a geek project to remake the whole movie – scene by scene – only with fans – who will star themselves in a full movie playing in their favorite scenes. It sounds like something as the movie “Be Kind, Rewind”, and that is the idea. Using a camera and much criativity, the project has started and you can learn more about it just clicking here. Check out for updates on the official Facebook page.

According to their site, “Star Wars Uncut is a crazy fan mashup remake of the original Star Wars movies. It is the brainchild of Casey Pugh, a developer dedicated to creating interactive experiences on the web. In 2009, Casey was inspired to use the Internet and an ever-ready pool of passionate Star Wars fans to crowdsource the classic film Star Wars IV: A New Hope. This pet project turned into a labor of love and creativity on a large scale. Nearly a thousand fans came together to participate and the resulting movie is equal parts fun, kooky, and dearly nostalgic.”

In 2010, the project has started with hundreds of Internet users remade “Star Wars: A New Hope” into a fan film, 15 seconds at a time. The finished product, “Star Wars Uncut,” won an Emmy in 2010 in a relatively new category, interactive media, heaping new attention onto a project that its producers call a “user-directed broadcast.” The award is all the more remarkable because, in a world in which television heavyweights like HBO and NBC mount big-budget campaigns to win Emmys, “Star Wars Uncut” is just a hobby for its creator, Casey Pugh, a 29-year-old Web developer who lives in Brooklyn. You can read all The New York Times post here. You can watch Star Wars: Uncut online on their own site and know a little bit of what you can wait for “The Empire Strikes Back Uncut”!

uncut-star-wars-emyFrom left, Casey Pugh, Annelise Pruitt, Jamie Wilkinson and Chad Pugh with their Emmys for “Star Wars Uncut.” Photo: The New York Times.

The teaser for “The Empire Strikes Back Uncut”:

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