It was only once I went back to rewatch the original three Star Wars movies, after starting the Mandalorian, that I read an article online about someone complaining about the added CGI, and how they struggled to find the original three movies untampered with from their original versions on the silver screen. I realized I am not sure if I had ever seen the original Star Wars before George Lucas added all that CGI and renamed the first Star Wars movie, Episode IV: A New Hope. Apparently there was no route left for someone who was seeking to watch this film in its unadulterated original form through Disney or any other online portal, only the updated for Blue ray version from the mid 2000s. Thus began my journey…
After some search, I have found it, Harmy’s Star Wars Despecialized Edition HD. Something to note here, this is NOT the original as it was seen by audiences in 1977. THIS version is a collection of bits and pieces taken from numerous varied copies of the original from around the world and pieced together and retouched to provide users with the BEST QUALITY possible. If you are a Star Wars fan, this is the version you want.
Original Trilogy – Star Wars, Film Preservation, and Fan Edits
The Ultimate Introductory Guide to Harmy’s Star Wars Trilogy Despecialized Editions
Harmy’s SW Projects, Download Sources
Star Wars: SW DEED v2.7 – Pastebin.com
Empire Strikes Back: ESB DEED v2.0 – Pastebin.com
Return of the Jedi: ROTJ DEED v2.5 – Pastebin.com