No geek library is truly complete without J.W. Rinzler’s trilogy of Star Wars books: The Making of Star Wars, The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Featuring an exhaustive collection of never-before-seen pictures and anecdotes, the books give fans an insider’s look at the original films that took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
Starting today, all three books are also now available in eBook form complete with bonus multimedia content, including around 30 minutes of rare behind the scenes video, rare audio interviews, and additional art work and photos. To whet your appetite, we now present an exclusive taste of said rare behind-the-scenes video right here.
In the video below shot on April 12, 1982 during filming on Return of the Jedi, we see Han Solo (Harrison Ford) calling Jabba the Hutt out as a “slimy piece of worm-eating filth” (a slight variation on the “worm-ridden filth” line from the film) while Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) warns the Hutt to “free us or die” as crew members look on. Reading Jabba’s lines are none other than ROTJ director Richard Marquand, who also shouts out orders to stuntman Dicky Beer, who plays Jabba’s skiff guard Barada. The scene ends with everyone — cast and crew — looking off and marveling at something in the distance while Harrison Ford informs a woman on the crew of his character’s current post-hibernation vision status: “George said I can see now. It’s blurry, but I can see.”
And you can see it as well by clicking on the video player below!