We received almost 2,000 submissions for Empire Uncut, and we had a blast watching each and every one.
To choose the scenes for this Director’s Cut, we assembled a team of 20 Uncut superusers, film experts, and Star Wars aficionados to be our panel of judges. After choosing their favorites, our awesome editors stitched it all together with the John Williams’ score. But choosing favorites was no easy task - this is the most creative bunch of fans we’ve seen yet. If you watch carefully, you’ll see that we’ve included more fans in the movie than the original 480 scenes. Our editing team, Todd Roman & Bryan Pugh, took a lot of care to make this one special, so we can’t wait for you to see it.
We are extra excited that the Director’s Cut is posted on the official StarWars.com site and YouTube channel! That means that even more fans in the Star Wars Universe will be able to watch your amazing work.
It’s impossible to include everyone in this cut of the movie, which is why we made this an interactive online project. All the scenes will continue to live on forever at StarWarsUncut.com.
Thank you all for your amazing work and passion. We’re not sure if we’re going to do a Jedi Uncut, but if we do, we hope you’ll be there. Special thanks to Lucasfilm and Mickey Capoferri; our producers KK Apple, Ivan Askwith, Bryan Pugh, Casey Pugh, Todd Roman, Jamie Wilkinson; and our supportive friends and family.
Your scruffy nerf-herders,
The Uncut Team
Best horns this side of the Rebel Echo Base.
Check out the great Tauntaun makeup job in this scene by Voki Kalfayan.
TGIF. And also Thank Yoda It’s The Force!
Poetic Yoda moments in this scene by Ariel Belzit.
Luke is lost in the
snowyretro wilderness of a very Wes Anderson Hoth.
Great tribute to Moonrise Kingdom in this scene by Tom Pearce
#tbt Moonrise Kingdom/Hothdom
Luke’s incredible new robot hand is powered by…crayons!
Love the actors in this scene by Xavi, Freya and Lexi Hogg.
The craftiest robot hand!
A fearsome Luke and a very cool R2-D2 sneak through the corridors in this scene by Alexandre Laplante.
PLUS this Boba Fett is very Gandalf + Colonel Sanders.
Fan and computer scientist Tom 7 took all of the words from A New Hope and alphabetized them for this vid, creating a new software to do it. Amazing!
"Uh" appears 11 times.
Tiki Luke is surprised that Tiki Yoda can lift that X-Wing out of the Tiki swamp.
Tiki Tiki Dagobah scene by Tiki Beeki is awesome, full of pineapples!
TGIF, go celebrate on Tiki Tiki Dagobah!
In honor of #MayThe4th, we released this teaser trailer of Empire Uncuts to come…hope you had a FORCEful Star Wars Day!!!
"That armor’s too strong for blasters."
HOTH WEEK: Day 4 of 4
You should be following Scott C for all of his artwork…but of course we have a special soft spot for these Hoth-themed pieces.