Brace yourself, Star Wars fans – 7 minutes of previously unseen behind-the-scenes footage taken during the production of Return of the Jedi has hit the web. Specifically, the footage reveals the cast and crew working on the sequence that took place on Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge on Tattooine (although it turns out the scene was actually filmed in Buttercup Valley, California on Earth).
The clip (which has no sound so don’t bother turning the volume up) is pretty remarkable, and shows an era of sci-fi filmmaking that has long since passed. You know, when people actually built stuff instead of filming everything in front of a green screen and using CGI.
It’s quite likely that George Lucas is working on unnecessary edits to the video as we speak, so you better check this out while you have the chance.