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WATCH: Empire Strikes Back pre-movie short, Black Angel, is finally revealed

May 15th, 2015 by Marc Comments


When George Lucas was producing The Empire Strikes Back he commissioned Roger Christian to write and direct a short film called Black Angel to run in front of the Star Wars sequel in the UK, Australia, and Scandinavia.

Christian was the Oscar-winning art director on Star Wars and Lucas was keen to do this for him, however, the negative was lost and never made it to the front of the movie.

But now it has been found and restored and is here for your viewing pleasure.

It’s certainly a child of its time but an enjoyable little oddity and well worth a look for Star Wars and movie fans alike.

Black Angel stars Tony Vogel as Sir Maddox.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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