Starwars poster

Based on this poster, I have to assume that Star Wars was intended to be a Cinemax original movie.

Star Wars was a movie that opened in 1977. It was pretty popular.

2 sequels, 3 prequels, an animated movie, a holiday special, a couple of Ewok Movies, several TV series, comic books, novels and video games followed. Some of them were OK. There's also a planned sequl trilogy that might not suck.