Fan-made trailer reimagines ‘Rogue One’ with a retro VHS commercial

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Rogue One is kind of a nostalgia trip, calling back to the early days of Star Wars. This fan-made trailer is a perfect companion to its vintage style, reimagining the trailer as a retro VHS commercial.

Filmmaker Damien Kazan created the video with clips from Rogue One, copying the style of 1980s VHS trailers. It’s pretty believable, right up to the square, TV-shaped aspect ratio.

Rogue One came out on digital HD last week, and its DVD and Blu-ray release is April 4. Unfortunately for fans of grainy visuals and blurred color, it’s not coming out on VHS at all.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested.