Watch: Cool, Vintage Documentary Short on 'The Empire Strikes Back'
As we wait to hear more on the future of Star Wars, kicking off with J.J. Abrams directing Star Wars: Episode VII, and the likelihood of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford reprising their roles from the original trilogy, a passionate fire for the franchise has been reignited. People are excited about anything Star Wars, even if it's from the past, and that's exactly what we have today. Back in the 80s, French journalist Michael Parbot was given unprecedented access to the production of The Empire Strikes Back, and some of his footage has been seen in a couple of documentaries. And now we have more. Watch!
That's nearly 30 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from The Empire Strikes Back including interviews with director Irvin Kershner and stars Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford. There's some great scenes with the cast and crew shooting in the freezing cold in Norway, acting as the ice planet Hoth, not to mention dealing with the native creatures like Tauntauns and Wampas. Honestly, I wish featurettes and documentaries like this on films from decades ago weren't so hard to come by. This kind of glimpse at the production is fascinating, and I'm not sure we'll get that much access behind the scenes of Star Wars: Episode VII. Cool?