Star Wars Episode I, VCD, Bootleg Version "Z", 1999
Known as the "Z" version, for the "Z" that appears in the upper, left corner of the screen. There were other bootlegs doing the rounds as well, but I've only ever seen this one. Shot with a videocamera at a public screening, you at least get the audience participation experience - the crowd cheers when the Star Wars scroll appears.|
Just days after Episode I premiered in the US, this bootleg showed up worldwide. As the international release date of Episode I was much later, I couldn't resist seeing the film on this poorly shot bootleg. My DVD player at the time couldn't even play VCDs, so I had to borrow a machine to dub the discs over to VHS tape. Ahhh... Good times.