October 16, 2010

Is the Crowdsourced 'Star Wars Uncut' the "Film of the Year?"

I meant to post this months ago when it first came out, but Ted Hope mentioning on his Vimeo panel that he thought Star Wars Uncut was the "film of the year" motivated me to post it belatedly. So in case you haven't already seen it, here is the crowdsourced, fan-made version of the entire first (ah, fourth) episode of Star Wars.

What is Star Wars Uncut? As part of the Casey Pugh-created project, Vimeo users made their own versions of each of the 473 scenes in Star Wars; then the community voted on the best entries. The top-rated scenes were ingeniously strung together using the Vimeo API to give rise to an entire DIY version of the film, start to finish. Here's a preview of the Emmy-winning full film, which you can watch via the link below.

I watched part of it when it first came out, and it's undeniably amazing to watch. But I'm curious -- has anyone out there watched this fan-made rendition all the way through?

Link: Star Wars Uncut: Episode IV: A New Hope

Your Comment


That was so c**p,
but it was so GOOD to watch.

October 17, 2010 at 2:03AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Joe Bloggs

That was in kinda awesome in that cheesy, kitschy kinda way. I'm fascinated by the whole fan re-make thing, its almost its own cottage industry.

I can't say I'd like to see all of this Star Wars cut though, too much of a mish-mash. Nothing will ever be as inspiring and ingenius as the shot for shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

October 17, 2010 at 1:58PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Nope. Not awesome. actually pretty bad.

October 23, 2010 at 12:00PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM