Back in 1980, during the original theatrical release of “The Empire Strikes Back,” several hundred UK cinemas screened a short film in front of theatrical showings of that movie.
The 25 minute short was a fantasy tale directed by Roger Christian and entitled “Black Angel”. Thought lost for decades, there came word in 2011 that a copy of the film had been found and would be getting a painstaking frame-by-frame restoration followed by a digital release online sometime in the future.
That future is now with the entire short film going up online on Youtube today and including an introduction from Christian himself. Christian also says further news regarding the film will arrive on June 2nd and will be announced on the film’s social media channels.