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Star Wars, Remade With Dogs and Kids and Action Figures

Chris Higgins

Nearly two years ago I pointed to Star Wars: Uncut, a web project in which 473 people each contributed 15 seconds of footage for a remake of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The scenes could be done in any way the contributors wanted -- and this frequently led to inclusion of the family dog (usually playing Chewbacca or one of the droids). Now, director Casey Pugh has released the full two-hour "director's cut" of his film, and it's wonderful. Check it out (my favorite part starts around 1:32:00; stick around for the dogs):

Pro tip: if you haven't seen the original film at least three times, you probably won't be amused by this. But if you do like the original Star Wars, I just made your day.