Find Out About The Birth Of The 'Lightsaber' In New STAR WARS Featurette

Find Out About The Birth Of The 'Lightsaber' In New STAR WARS Featurette

Hit the jump to check out a new featurette, explaining the origins of the mighty weapon from George Lucas' Star Wars universe. The Lightsaber has been wielded by many different forces across the galaxies, including Darth Vader, Obi-Wan, and many more.

A new 15-Minute featurette has hit for the Star Wars films, which were previously helmed by George Lucas, and have now being taken over by Star Trek director J.J. Abrams. The featurette explains the origins of the lightsaber, one of the most powerful weapons in the universe. While it's long, it's well worth the watch for any fans of the franchise.

RETURN OF THE JEDI - In a final battle for the freedom of the galaxy, Luke must come face to face with the dark side in order to turn and save Darth Vader while Han, Leia, Lando, and Chewbacca lead an alliance of rebels and Ewoks.

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi was directed by Richard Marquand, from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas. The cast included: Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Kenny Baker as R2-D2, Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca,David Prowse as Darth Vader, Ian McDiarmid as Emperor Palpatine, Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi, Sebastian Shaw as Anakin Skywalker, and Frank Oz performing Yoda.
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Niklander - 4/1/2014, 10:35 AM
Nice find there Anthony.Cant wait for Episode 7
EXODUZ - 4/1/2014, 10:35 AM
Please tell me that's recent interview footage of Mark Hamil. He looks in much better shape than a year or two ago.
NYCgeekDad - 4/1/2014, 10:41 AM
When was this Featurette shot? Is that Mark Hamill now, or 20 years ago? I am curious how much weight he lost for episode 7
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 4/1/2014, 10:45 AM
New featurette? The copyright date at the end says 2004. I knew as soon as it started I saw this on the first DVD boxset release. Cool video just 10 years old.
Indy - 4/1/2014, 10:52 AM
Love star wars! Not excited for new one as of yet don't see the point. I miss Lucas not same with out him before hate on me say he ruin star wars with the prequel remember he made star wars in first place and yes I like the prequels not shame of it.
LEEE777 - 4/1/2014, 10:56 AM
Cannot wait for ep 7... been too long and get the bad taste of The Phantom Menace outta our mouths, still ep 2 & 3 was pretty good, just way over did it on the CGI shit!

Can't wait!!!
ndwwrestler2 - 4/1/2014, 10:59 AM
REEEALLY need to confirm if that was 90's Mark Hamill, or Mark Hamill now. Because if that is Hamill NOW...then we should be hearing him confirmed for episode 7.
FerFogs - 4/1/2014, 11:06 AM
Yes, this video is quite old. It's from Ep. I or II DVD.
FerFogs - 4/1/2014, 11:07 AM
Awesome, though.

I really hope Eps. VII - VIII - IX are good.
ndwwrestler2 - 4/1/2014, 11:12 AM
@FerFogs Well if it is old, then it has to be from episode III, because of the footage at the end.
MexicanSexyman - 4/1/2014, 11:16 AM
Awesome video. I would like to see a Starwars film based on the origins of the Jedi.
SoapDogg - 4/1/2014, 11:17 AM

I know anything Star Wars gets us all excited, but take a breath for cryin' out loud! I couldn't tell where one sentence ended and another began.
ManofSteel23 - 4/1/2014, 11:25 AM
those [frick]ing yellow flashes from a new hope when obi wan and darth are fighting do my head in, I swear they never used to be on my VHS version lol
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 4/1/2014, 11:31 AM
Yep just checked mine an if you break out the 2004 DVD box set release of the original trilogy of Star Wars and you can watch this video in the special features.
Indy - 4/1/2014, 11:35 AM
LOL will do.
ManofSteel23 - 4/1/2014, 11:39 AM
I guess he had a good excuse story wise to make the lightsaber fights fasters and shit, in the case thats how they original intended and its just that luke was never taught to fight that way, I wonder how the fights will go down in episode 7
ruadh - 4/1/2014, 12:19 PM
This video was on the extra disc for the OT dvd set released 10 years ago. It's not new, Hamill still looks old, etc etc.
Rokyn - 4/1/2014, 12:52 PM
Best film franchise of all time
GodzillaKart - 4/1/2014, 1:25 PM
That sound guy is a [frick]ing genius. Star Wars has some of the best sound effects in film history.
GodzillaKart - 4/1/2014, 1:26 PM
Along with Godzilla's roar.
TK0421 - 4/1/2014, 2:10 PM
this is not new. this was released with the special edition dvd's in 2004.
HanBurgundy - 4/1/2014, 3:39 PM
Did anyone else find themselves laughing out loud at 5:45 when Luke repeatedly nails darth vader in the face with his lightsaber prop, only to break it over the poor bastards helmet and then look back at camera as if to say "how was that take??"

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