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05.13.2015

Over three decades ago a film known as BLACK ANGEL screened in front of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK in several countries. Unfortunately the prints of the film disappeared and BLACK ANGEL was thought to have been lost; then, several years ago, a print finally turned up and the effort to restore the long-lost film was underway.

BLACK ANGEL has since screened at several festivals and was made available on iTunes last year, but it has now popped up on YouTube for the rest of us to enjoy. BLACK ANGEL will remain on YouTube until May 31, so watch it while you can!

George Lucas wanted a short film to screen in front of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and his art director, Roger Christian, just happened to have a script that Lucas loved. After Lucas commissioned the picture, Christian then traveled to Scotland to film BLACK ANGEL with a small budget and an even smaller cast. Despite its status as a lost film, it was a major influence on many films throughout the years.

Roger Christian teased that that some news on the film will arrive on June 2; a sequel or remake perhaps?

Source: Youtube

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3:52PM on 11/24/2015

don't get it.

this was kind of dumb. or maybe i am, but i don't get what the point of it is? what's the story? plot?
this was kind of dumb. or maybe i am, but i don't get what the point of it is? what's the story? plot?
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11:59PM on 05/13/2015
My 8 year old ass in 1980 would have been annoyed as hell to have to wait through this in the cinema to see 'Empire.'
My 8 year old ass in 1980 would have been annoyed as hell to have to wait through this in the cinema to see 'Empire.'
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10:45PM on 05/13/2015
Looks like Daniel Day Lewis in the art.
Looks like Daniel Day Lewis in the art.
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10:07PM on 05/13/2015
If this was Lucasfilm property, then I expect it was sold to Disney...
If this was Lucasfilm property, then I expect it was sold to Disney...
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