"The Star Wars that was released in 1977 no longer exists."

Star Wars Despecialized Edition

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Wed, Aug 20th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Polygon introduces us to the Despecialized Edition, which quite literally takes the Star Wars of now and remasters it like it's 1977.

The Despecialized Edition is the years-long work of a diverse group of people who have taken elements from many different sources and created the ultimate version of the first Star Wars film. It has also been upgraded to display properly on high definition screens, with high-quality sounds and a near perfect image.

The latest Blu-Ray release of the film serves as the skeleton for this edition, but elements of the 2006 bonus DVD that included the unaltered version of the film was also used to remove special effects and edits that were added by Lucas.

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