Watch: Star Wars Bloopers and Raw Footage

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Today is a good day to be a Star Wars fan. While the Episode VII project—and last week’s news that screenwriter Michael Arndt had yielded writing duties to Episode VII director J.J. Abrams and Empire Strikes Back scenarist Lawrence Kasdan—is keeping eyes on the future of the Star Wars universe, there’s new reason to look back too: a blooper reel.

The above compilation of outtakes from A New Hope (i.e., the first Star Wars movie) was shown at to fans at Comic-Con in July but graces the Internet for the very first time today, with Reddit helping to draw attention to its availability. The clips come courtesy of Lucasfilm’s  J.W. Rinzler, who found them while researching a Star Wars book. Catch it while you can, as copyright may eventually force the video off YouTube. (Note: the lack of sound at the beginning of the video is not a problem with your speakers.)

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But that’s not the only video treat released today: as The Verge reports, an eBay user recently spent $699 on a LaserDisc that had been used to show off some LucasFilm editing tech. It turned out the demo clips were from Return of the Jedi, providing the buyer with a new look at raw footage from the classic film. The lucky LaserDisc fan has posted several videos to a Facebook page—check them out here.

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