30 years ago, on May 21, 1980, the release of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was unleashed upon the world. We were introduced to new worlds and new characters such as Lando Calrissian and of course Yoda. Being the 30 year anniversary, below is the original theatrical trailer for The Empire Strikes Back. It was actually the second trailer (the first being a teaser) released but the first to contain actual footage from the movie. And its narrated by Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford. Quote from starwars.com:
Narrated by Harrison Ford (yup, that’s Han hamming it up with his best 1930s announcer impression), the trailer contains a few noteworthy gems, such as the famously cut “Threepio ripping the sign off the door” shot. Originally, the invading Imperials were to enter the door, sans warning sign, to be subsequently attacked by a pack of angry wampas. The sequence was ultimately cut from the film, but not before this small hint of its existence was forever immortalized by the trailer.
For the trailer jump past the break.