Star Wars: The Last Jedi gets a 1983-inspired trailer
Complete with fuzzy VHS static and vintage voiceover
The first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi may have teased the future of a galaxy far, far away, but one recut trailer for the film is taking inspiration from the past.
ScreenCrush has shared a video re-imagining what the Last Jedi trailer might look like if it hit theaters in 1983 instead of 2017, complete with fuzzy VHS static and a Salacious Crumb cameo. Familiar shots of Rey, Poe, and Finn are all there, but the new trailer borrows heavily from a 1982 trailer for Return of the Jedi, perfectly mimicking everything from the fonts to the music cues.
The recut Last Jedi trailer even apes the original voiceover from the Return of the Jedi trailer, and the narrator’s dramatic declarations — “Return for the climactic clash between the forces of good and evil! Return to a galaxy far, far away!” — still work after all these years. Watch the recut Last Jedi trailer and compare it to the Return of the Jedi one below. (And if you’d like to watch the actual Last Jedi trailer in glorious 2017 high definition, you can do that here.)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will hit theaters on Dec. 15, 1983 2017.