Ok, I seriously don't know how this ever made it's way past.....well, anybody. I'm talking about the "Star Wars: Holiday Special", released about a year after "A New Hope". As a Star Wars fan myself, I can't find words to express my horror. Apparently Lucas himself tried to buy back all the master copies of the film and destroy them because they were so bad. Anyway, here's a very short edit of the film which will give you an idea of what the full version is like and at the same time make you sympathize with those unsuspecting viewers who first witnessed this atrocity back in '78.
WARNING: The following video may forever tarnish your memories of Star Wars, and in some cases, may arouse a great deal of hatred toward Lucas and anyone else associated with the production of this...eh...blemish of the Star Wars franchise.
Star Wars: Holiday Special
On the plus side, now Episodes I & II look brilliant!