Apparently the Special Features DVD will overwrite some of the software if you play it on an Xbox. Okay!
Celebration III registration opens up next week. There are virtual lines forming as I type this, I’m sure. Assuming SW fans can tear themselves away from their DVDs…
“As you can see, my young fanboy, your whining has failed. Now witness the firepower of this fully-armed and operational DVD launch!”
Coming Soon continues their DVD preview with some great quotes from a Q&A session with ESB director Irvin Kershner:
I did not think of it as science fiction ever. To me it was a fable. It was a fairy tale. And all the research I did was for fairy tales. I read, of course, Campbell. I read Jung. I read Freud. I even read Einstein to try and understand a little bit of what he was saying because he was a great philosopher. And of course I’m very familiar with Zen Buddhist concept. To me it’s a hobby, not a religion. A hobby. I collect Buddhas, you see. Well, I stressed the fairy tale aspect. I stressed the characterization. I tried to put as much humor as possible in it.
In other SW/DVD news…
Reuters interview with Anthony Daniels / John Campea at Movie Blog pleads for sanity / TFN wants you to get a good deal (and then argue about it on their boards) / Jason Kottke has some interesting things to say about Hollywood and and the threat of piracy as told by George Lucas.
If you haven’t preordered the DVDS yet, you can attend a midnight opening at one of nine Best Buy stores.
IGN covers the Comic Con DVD preview. Aside from the Classic Trilogy, the Ewoks, Droids, and Clone Wars cartoons are being released.
starwars.com posts the Original Trilogy DVD cases and discs.
TFN managed to get their hands on some images of what’s inside the Original Trilogy box sets – namely, brand-new covers for each of the films.