Sci-Fi Weekly reviews the Limited Edition DVDs. Nice point that not including a new commentary on the changes was a missed opportunity… We’ve heard the reasoning before, and starwars.com did some pretty extensive photo galleries, but it would have been a nice feature.
Now that the dust of the Limited Edition DVD release earlier this week has settled a bit, here’s a few of the many reviews, opinions, and other media detris:
Time Out Movie Blog: An interview with Warwick Davis, who says: “Everybody wanted to see these versions.”
The Denver Post: The purists strike back. I know I’ve been in fandom too long when ‘puists’ means ‘people who whine about the EU,’ not people who hate the Special Edition changes.
The London Free Press: Star Wars DVD is overpriced. I don’t think anyone is actually paying $24.99. At least not this week.
The Salt Lake Tribune: 5 reasons this set goes to the dark side. Yeah, yeah, we know. Geez.
And course, there’s always Starwars.com’s complete coverage…
Apparently some other space franchise is 40 years old this week. Pablo has some thoughts on Star Trek, the mother of modern fandom.
JawaJoey considers the upcoming DVD release and reaction. I’m gearing up for the flood of disappointed/overblown/smug blog and forum posts myself…
Nar Cranor has advice for folks wanting to start a fansite. He has some good points, but it seems to me there’s a lot more to it than just finding something new… You have to do it well. Or at least, better than anyone else doing the same thing. And don’t start a forum (or a group blog…) unless you’re pretty sure you can bring in enough folks to populate it properly.