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Watch a Long-lost Trailer for ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Jedi’

We all know that the final installment of the original Star Wars trilogy is called Return of the Jedi, but for quite a while that wasn’t the case. In fact, the original title stayed with the film for so long that it made its way onto now-cherished marketing materials like teaser posters. Originally, the film was called Revenge of the Jedi, until George Lucas and company nixed that title because the idea of a Jedi seeking vengeance didn’t seem in keeping with the philosophy of the Light Side of The Force.

That’s never been a secret to fans, but it’s interesting that artifacts of that original title keep popping up more than three decades later. Today, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences released the above trailer from their archives, giving us a rare glimpse at a Revenge teaser that aired in the U.K. as part of a 1982 Star Wars double feature. As trailers go, it’s not all that sophisticated: It’s basically just a collection of stills. But there’s a confidence about it that reveals just how big Star Wars was at the time, and just how much fans were waiting for even a glimpse at the door to Jabba the Hutt’s palace.

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