George Lucas Approved Rare Pre-Special Edition Star Wars Screening

Last week the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences hosted a presentation contrasting the analog technologies developed for the first Star Wars film released in 1977 with the all-digital toolsets used to create Rogue One: A Star Wars Story released in 2016.

The event was followed by screenings of both films which included a rare opportunity to see a pre Special Edition version of Star Wars: A New Hope in 70mm. The Academy got permission from George Lucas to show this version of the film.

What does this mean for future releases of the film? Will the expected 4K releases of the all nine films in the Skywalker saga feature a bonus of this 1981 print of A New Hope? Fans around the galaxy would welcome such a release and we live in hope.
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