- The Making of Star Wars
The Making of Star Wars is a television special produced by
20th Century Foxand aired on the ABC Television Network on September 16, 1977and produced by Gary Kurtz.
The special features interviews with the writers, producers, and cast members of Star Wars including Kurtz,
George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Fordand is narrated by C-3PO(Voiced by Anthony Daniels), R2-D2, and a voiceover narration by William Conrad.
Home Video Release
The special was the first Star Wars material to be released to the home video market in 1979 by
Magnetic Video. The special was reissued to video in 1980 with a trailer for The Empire Strikes Back, which had been released that year. This trailer was not featured on the DVD box set issued in 2004.
In 1982, it was reissued to video by 20th Century Fox on
VHS, Betamax, CED, and Laserdiscas part of a double feature with the 1980 special . It was reissued separately in Japan on Laserdiscin 1992, and was reissued as a triple feature with SPFX and the 1983 special . It has not been reissued in any video format in the United States since then.
In 1995, a special version of this special was released to
VHSas a special mail-in offer with Kellogg's Corporationto tie-in with the last video and laserdisc releases of the original versions of the Star Wars Trilogy. This version is identical to the 1977 version but replaces William Conrad's voiceover with legendary movie trailer announcer, Don LaFontaine. This version has not been issued on DVDnor any other format.
Some portions of the special were recently edited into The Story of Star Wars, a DVD that was issued as a promotional bonus available at
Wal-Martstores for the DVD release of Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith.
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