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Star Wars is no stranger to the spectre of a phantom editor – most will know the tale of how Star Wars: A New Hope was “saved in editing,” not by George Lucas, but by John Jympson. This version of Star Wars (dubbed the “Lost Cut”) was a complete disaster: according to an article in Star Wars Insider #41 by David West Reynolds, it contains about 30-40% different footage from the final version, and to this day the Lost Cut has been seen by very few eyes. Within it, there are scenes that have never been seen elsewhere, as well as alternate takes of scenes we know from the finished version.

Despite this cover up, a large section of the footage from the this version of the Cantina scene can be found on the Behind The Magic CD Rom from 1998. Also, a few short snippets from the Lost Cut were used »

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