May the force a high midichlorian count be with you! Disney and Lucasfilm have just re-released the trailer to the greatest film in George Lucas' Star Wars franchise, The Empire Strikes.

Watch the original teaser trailer for The Empire Strikes Back, which is notable for featuring solely concept art by Ralph McQuarrie but no film footage. Among the McQuarrie paintings seen are the Rebel hangar on Hoth, Luke on a tauntaun, Darth Vader aboard a Star Destroyer, Cloud City, an Imperial probe droid, and Luke's final duel with Darth Vader.
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ThisIsHeavy - 10/16/2013, 11:16 AM
They're moving towards something aren't they?
ndwwrestler2 - 10/16/2013, 11:17 AM
I'm getting a feeling we will see two more teasers.
mowood28 - 10/16/2013, 11:17 AM
that was trailers in those days..lol
Nick56 - 10/16/2013, 11:21 AM
Maybe releasing teasers from the series before episode 7 teaser?
ndwwrestler2 - 10/16/2013, 11:25 AM
JediSuperGuy83 - 10/16/2013, 11:25 AM
Revenge of The Sith is The Best Star Wars Movie of all time(Im Not Joking)
Timerider84 - 10/16/2013, 11:28 AM
Return of the Jedi trailer next, then Episode VII. Mark Hamill already filmed it supposedly.
ndwwrestler2 - 10/16/2013, 11:29 AM
Revenge of Sith was good IMO. But it just couldn't make up for the two other movies that shall not be named.
SimyJo - 10/16/2013, 11:34 AM
Looks well dated! - hate that awful blinds-shuttering fx that pervaded the whole of the trailer.
Hope Ralph McQuarrie got royalties for the full extent of that trailer seeing as though the whole thing was just slide-showing his concept art!.
ndwwrestler2 - 10/16/2013, 11:41 AM
@Nomis As a kid I HATED Empire Strikes Back. Now it's my favorite Star Wars movie. I agree that over time Revenge of the Sith will be better received among fans. Can't speak for the other two movies though.
JediSuperGuy83 - 10/16/2013, 11:42 AM
@Gusto Im Not Happy that your here I was hoping you left

You Have Failed This Post
Durranto - 10/16/2013, 11:45 AM
I think I have got it, they'll release the original trailer for Return of The Jedi then a final trailer announcement of the original versions of the films on Blu-ray.

To me, it seems the most likely thing to come out of the postings of the original trailers as they were originally released.

If they were going to do a countdown for a teaser trailer for episode 7, they would have started (sadly) with TPM I would have thought.
ndwwrestler2 - 10/16/2013, 12:02 PM
@Nomis I wouldn't say I almost cried, but it was hard to watch. I didn't feel bad for Anakin, but I felt bad for Obi Wan.
ndwwrestler2 - 10/16/2013, 12:08 PM
"That kind of collected shocked/excitement over a movie "twist" could NEVER happen today."

I think that's why Disney is so close chested about the Episode 7 movie now. I think when things are revealed, they don't want the audiences reaction to be "I read that online" or "I already guessed that".

When a twist is revealed and the audience is genuinely shocked about it, the movie is goes up another level.
TheBeard - 10/16/2013, 12:10 PM
Empire is the best, revenge is really good though.
TheAmazingSpiderMan47 - 10/16/2013, 12:31 PM
^ lolz

this trailer is how the are meant to be
SpideyQuad - 10/16/2013, 12:43 PM
The beginning of the end…

The Empire Strikes Back for More Cash
SpideyQuad - 10/16/2013, 12:43 PM
Me too gusto, my senior year
damntree - 10/16/2013, 12:58 PM
"wookies" - Was there more than one?
SunfireUrA55 - 10/16/2013, 1:02 PM
Star Wars SUCKS!! No more of this trash please.
WarnerBrother - 10/16/2013, 1:04 PM

I also saw Rocky in a theater in 76 but I was only 9. I also saw Empire in 1980 but I don't remember the audience being divided at the end.Maybe it had something to do with the Minneapolis crowd I saw it with.People just don't get so upset about things up there.

I do remember Empire getting best Star Wars movie status when it was rereleased in November 1982 as a lead in to Jedi the next year.I think back in 80 a lot of folks were expecting a Star Wars film with the same upbeat tone and happy ending as the original. By 82 people could just accept the film on its own merit.
ParisSun - 10/16/2013, 1:05 PM
No, Flash Gordon was the best movie ever made.

Flash! Aaaaaaah.
marvel72 - 10/16/2013, 2:06 PM
the greatest sequel ever,maybe second only to the godfather part 2.
Viltrumite - 10/16/2013, 2:20 PM
They re-released the trailer for the original Star Wars exactly one week ago, and The Empire Strikes Back today, so logic would dictate that the trailer for Return of the Jedi should come next Wednesday. Interestingly enough, exactly two weeks from today is the one-year anniversary of the announcement of Star Wars: Episode VII as well as the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney. J. J. Abrams has a history of shooting teaser trailers for his films before he begins principle production in earnest; the same occurred with Cloverfield and Super 8. I'd say there's actually a very good possibility that we'll get the first teaser for Episode VII in two weeks time, potentially with a subtitle or release date.
Hulksta - 10/16/2013, 2:41 PM
Just re-release the original cuts cleaned up for blu-ray no George Lucas mucking around with his fat [frick]ing fingers. It's time to face facts, Lucas gets too much credit for Star Wars.
DioFoRio - 10/16/2013, 2:58 PM
If the prequels had heart I could forgive somethings, but they are just so stale and the dialogue so not full of life. Those flicks seem like a cold read through.
V8ER - 10/16/2013, 3:24 PM
Best movie of the series. Sorry @Nomis, I like Sith, but it doesn't beat the original Star Wars. However an argument could be made that it's better than Jedi...
riseofloganX36 - 10/16/2013, 3:31 PM
LOL "robots and wookies" :)

And i liked all the movies but his new one is ganna suck just like star trek cause Abrums has his head up his ass.

NUFF said BUB!
ndwwrestler2 - 10/16/2013, 3:49 PM
opencurtain - 10/16/2013, 4:35 PM
God things were simpler back then!
sanyaya - 10/16/2013, 4:53 PM
i guess im the youngest mate in this site
SnapperCarr - 10/16/2013, 5:31 PM
Very nice
Wolf38 - 10/16/2013, 5:36 PM
I am a middle period fan; first saw Star Wars on a rented VHS tape in about 1994. Empire made me feel a bit depressed the first time, while Jedi gave me a giddy high. But now I definitely consider Empire the best SW film.

Revenge of the Sith is very effective. I got a heck of a thrill out of it, no denying that. The ominous suspense is super intense.

It will be great to get a teaser for VII soon here, if that does indeed happen. It makes perfect sense to have started at VI, for obvious reasons. But still, I remember the first teaser for TPM, with what we now know is a Gungan riding out of the mists...it seemed promising at that point, LOL.
Wolf38 - 10/16/2013, 5:41 PM
[...started at IV*...]
blackscienceman - 10/16/2013, 5:55 PM

See more on Know Your Meme
BlueHawaiiSurfer - 10/16/2013, 6:21 PM
"You guys weren't there. I WAS." Ok enough of this elitist bullshit. I saw every SW movie on opening day but Episode 4, saw that one about two weeks after it came out in 77. The theater experience for those films is likely something we will never see again but the crowd I saw it with loved it, cheered it, applauded it at the end. (they gave out a free poster I still have for the first show) I'd argue the experience went downhill for Jedi but that's another debate.
DCwanabe - 10/16/2013, 6:24 PM
May the motherf-cking midichlorians be with you!
MightyZeus - 10/16/2013, 6:29 PM
I like the trailer it's very cool. Makes me want to watch the original star wars trilogy again.
Prime - 10/16/2013, 8:55 PM
So...when are they gonna announce who is n episode 7?
SirJediFrank - 10/17/2013, 6:44 AM
I think Hayden said it better: "Episode III is not just a good SW movie, but a good movie by itself. Period! "
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