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

It looks just like a 1980s VHS trailer.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 28, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 7:25 pm CDT

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.

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*First Published: Mar 28, 2017, 7:05 am CDT