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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition.

This multimedia journey takes you behind the scenes to the incredible digital enhancements and all-new action to be found in the theatrical return of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
  • The ultimate insiders' guide to the Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition
  • Featuring George Lucas and the wizards at Industrial Light & Magic
  • Never-before-seen images from the Star Wars trilogy
  • All-new digital effects for the films that made Darth Vader a household name
~ from the back of the box

With the packaged re-releases of Dark Forces, TIE Fighter and the two Rebel Assaults in 1996, LucasArts saw an opportunity to promote the upcoming special editions of the Star Wars trilogy. Bundled with the already impressive package was Making Magic, the very first look at what fans could expect from the updated movies.

Jam-packed with video content, concept art and movie stills, the multi-media CD-ROM could have easily stood on its own as a stand-alone title. Nowadays, most of what is found here are available in better resolution elsewhere but the novelty of witnessing legendary deleted scenes back then was incredibly exciting.

Intensifying the geekgasms are some talking-head interviews with cast and crew including George Lucas justifying some of the changes. Add to that a plethora of drawings that take designs from concept to creation to the final product and it will take any Star Wars nerd to completion. Remember, this was before DVDs where additional features were non-existent. You had to rely on well-worn books, magazines and an offchance that Mark Kermode might make a documentary on it for the BBC (note: he didn't but his Blade Runner and The Exorcist specials are well worth a watch).

When you consider the $29.99 RRP for the bundle, the entire package was a steal. This CD is handsomely put together and a must for any true Star Wars fan out there. And if you want to try those other games that came with it, you can find them on good old GOG.com.

To download the game, follow the link below. This custom installer exclusive to The Collection Chamber uses DOSBox to bring the game to modern systems. Tested on Windows 10.

File Size: 436 Mb.  Install Size: 543 Mb.  Need help? Consult the Collection Chamber FAQ


Star Wars: Making Magic is © LucasArts
Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition is © LucasFilm
Review, Cover Design and Installer created by me

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