(Originally posted on 2017-01-18.)
There are different routes to seeing the original Star Wars, but they each have their limitations. I am intrigued by Harmy’s Despecialized Editions for all the reasons listed in the documentary above. Here is a review, instructions, and comparisons.
In principle, I agree that it is ethical to view these if you have actually purchased copies of the movies, however, what’s ethical, and what’s legal are not always the same thing. I have not assembled or viewed these videos, so I cannot review them at this time, but I will link to a review below.
Here is the Star Wars Trilogy Despecialized Edition Facebook page.
In cases where there was footage added, the editions that don’t have it will just show black, but just for this comparison, not in the movies: