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!”
Hey. The DVDs have come out. It’s a Star Wars kinda week.
AP News has this great interview with the cast that includes a few tidbits I didn’t see in the documentaries.
The DVD breaks a sales record in the UK. (We’ll probably get the US figures in a few hours.)
And the whining continues….
DVDS are out, which I’m sure you all know… The Movie Blog has a review. And there’s another Mark Hamill interview at CNN.
Brent Sienna of PVP has a few words. I hear ya, buddy.
AICN is reporting that a familiar face might be doing voice work in ROTS… Very familiar. And I can’t really say anything more without angering the Cave Dwellers.
Well, okay, afternoon… TFN’s DVD Review is up. They’ve also got links to more reviews.
And Coming Soon has the Mark Hamill portion of their preview up.
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.
As noted already, the media blitz continues. Having seen previews, I know the UK is getting lots of cool stuff from your infinitely-better magazines. (Did I say that?) Those of us in the US will have to content ourselves with waiting. I guess that just prolongs the pleasure.
There is an actual new release, this week. Not sure why this was delayed:
Star Wars Clone Wars: Ultimate Sticker Book – Simon Beecroft – This continues the popular DK sticker book series with characters from the Clone Wars cartoons. The stickers are reusable on the included backdrop. Let your Clone Wars battles commence!
With the release of the “long lead-time” magazines, last week, we must content ourselves with the stragglers, this week.
Entertainment Weekly – September 24, 2004 – Has that great, classic shot of Our Heroes on the cover. There’s an interview with George and with Mark Hamill. And Star Wars is the subject of the Pop Culture Quiz.
Premiere Magazine – October, 2004 – Has a fun mix of factoids all about the DVD release. Some funny quotes from current Hollywood favorites about Star Wars.
Starburst – Issue 314 – A small tidbit, there’s some coverage of the new baddie for Ep3 (although no pictures). And a nice article for the Wantons and SG-Addicts, there’s an interview with the Scottish Doctor from SG-Atlantis.
When Star Wars Ruled The World airs on VH1 tonight. Don’t fret too much if you miss it – they always rerun these things like mad.
The new issue of Entertainment Weekly (subscribers get it today) also contains a bunch of SW stuff – feature articles about George and Mark Hamill, a very positive DVD review, and a quiz.
Empire Magazine’s website is having a fun week of interviews and competition to celebrate the release of the classic trilogy set on DVD.
The quizzes, although easy for the hard core fan, are actually a nice twist on the whole Star Wars contest.