While this cut of the film isn’t as thorough as Heilemann hopes to make it—there are some stretches without much annotation, and he writes on the Kitbashed site that he still has “a lot of work to do”—it’s still a fascinating way to watch the movie. Starting with the famous opening crawl, the video illuminates the astounding breadth of material that was banging around in Lucas’ head as he assembled Star Wars. It’s the kind of thing that ought to be on a special-edition Blu-Ray release but never will be because of copyright issues. If you don’t have time for the whole video, Heilemann also has shorter annotated clips on his Vimeo page. [via]