Not so long ago, in a galaxy not so far away, people actually had to leave their homes to purchase giant cassettes in order to watch their favorite movies when they left the theaters.
Thankfully, you don’t have to leave your couch in order to get “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” on Digital HD, DVD or Blu-ray come April 4, but filmmaker Damian Kazan imagines such is the case with a retro VHS trailer for the Star Wars spinoff.
The fan trailer opens with the ubiquitous “Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” in pitch perfect trailer voice circa the 1980s. “The mission comes home,” Trailer Voice tells us.
The impressive edit features grainy, nostalgic VHS image quality, quotes from present-day reviews and, unlike the actual trailers for “Rogue One,” footage from the film. You can also message Kazan through Youtube or Instagram if you’re interested in getting that boss VHS cover in the trailer and slapping it on your DVD case.
The efforts clearly come from a place of admiration. Kazan also has a Kickstarter (ending Wednesday!) for his own Star Wars story “Lord Vader.” If the idea of a Darth Vader fan film makes you roll your eyes, you should watch the goosebump-inducing teaser below, and instantly relive your complicated feelings about “Revenge of the Sith”:
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will land onto DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD April 4.