Did you know that in the summer of 1980 there were three different versions of Empire Strikes Back playing simultaneously each with it’s own unique audio track? Or that the first ESB “special edition” actually came out in June 1980? Our obsession with the weird and ever changing Star Wars saga audio continues this week as we dive into Empire’s various wild sound mixes. Stereo, mono, 70mm, VHS, 97 Special Edition, DVD, Blu Ray… each one was a little different and we can’t stop talking about it! From words that kept appearing and disappearing for 30 years to moments where Williams’ score just vanished, we’re going over it all! So be sure you say thanks to 3PO and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
WIDE ANGLE / CLOSEUP: http://www.wideanglecloseup.com/starwarsaudio.html
ESB mono / stereo differences youtube video:https://youtu.be/s2I2NSECyK0
70mm ESB ending :https://youtu.be/cmbl8tLOfFE
Carrie ESB phone promotion outtakes :https://youtu.be/flgH9xb42PY