The website starwarsuncut.com began with the originators of the idea slicing the original film up into 15 second intervals, and asking for fan-made scenes, back in 2009. Scenes were submitted to Starwarsuncut.com, voted upon, and the most popular were selected for the compilation.
Although the clips had been previously available online previously, that was separately. This is the first time they have been put together into a feature-length film.
The full-length version of the film (embedded below) quickly became a YouTube hit. The @starwarsuncut account Tweeted "1M views in 72hrs! Thanks everyone for all the wonderful feedback." The film now up to 1,035, 612 viewings on YouTube, and is also available on Vimeo, where it has been viewed nearly 300,000 times.
Whether or not there is a "Empire Strikes Back Uncut" is still up in the air ... and not being held up by "The Force," mind you.