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Never-before seen Star Wars outtakes on display in new video
First Published Oct 29 2013 09:33 am • Last Updated Oct 29 2013 01:43 pm

No wonder the Empire lost to the rebel alliance — the storm troopers were so clumsy they fell all over each other.

That’s one of many mistakes, falls, and general bumbling in a new Star Wars outtake reel, uploaded to YouTube Sunday. The video is a treat for fans of the film franchise, showing actors Harrison Ford, Alec Guinness and others breaking character after botched lines and missed cues.

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The description accompanying the video reveals that the new footage comes from a recently re-released ebook, "The Making of Star Wars (Enhanced Edition)" by J.W Rinzler.

The video — which has no sound for the first 49 seconds — had more than 300,000 views Monday and 216 comments. The top comment, from user Nuclear Jesus, was particularly observant: They were going to upload the blooper’s reel for The Phantom Menace, but YouTube’s copyright rules prevented them from uploading the entire film.

jdalrymple@sltrib.com

Twitter: @jimmycdii




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