Wow. Things must really be getting dark in Episode 3 if there’s the possibility of a PG-13 rating.
Of course, George ascribes this to the emotional intensity of the film. Could it possibly be the death and carnage that we know will occur, instead? However, there’s no blood in the GFFA. So emotional intensity it is!
Alas. Not one, single offering on the book front, this week. However, the deluge of magazines continues!
People Magazine – October 4, 2004 – If you can get past the fact that Britney is on the cover (WHY do we still care?), there’s a lovely, albeit short, interview with one Peter Mayhew.
SFX Magazine – October, 2004 – Did they hear my whining, last week? The ANH covers are out. Look for the Dark Side and Light Side versions. There is coverage of the Ep3 title reveal in the front news section. A great picture of Steve Sansweet with Hayden Christensen and Rick McCallum. Then right after the Classic Trilogy article, on page 56, there is a rumors and speculations on Ep3 article. The Classic Trilogy coverage looks great, though. It includes interviews with Carrie Fisher and Anthony Daniels.
Total Film – September, 2004 – The series of articles on the making of the Classic Trilogy concludes with coverage of Return of the Jedi. There’s a rather large picture of Carrie Fisher and her stunt double sunning in the Slave Leia costume. (Guys…run and get your copies now!) And there are a couple of other pictures I don’t think I’ve seen before.
Go forth. Shop.
This summary of Episode 3 seems likely, at least according to what spoiler material I’ve read. Needless to say, this link is not for our friends who dwell in the spoiler cave.
This won’t help anyone in pursuit of Johnny Depp’s dirty pirate children, but you might be glad to hear that there are Pirates Of The Caribbean action figures coming out. Including a 18″ (!!!) Jack Sparrow.
Alas, they don’t seem to stripable, so you’ll have to content yourself with Obi-Wan and his tawdry pals. On that note… I ran across a customized Qui-Gon on LJ. Is he not sparkly?
Apparently the Special Features DVD will overwrite some of the software if you play it on an Xbox. Okay!
After the last one, I’m not sure why I do, but for those who are interested, the newest book in the apparently neverending Pern saga, “Dragonsblood”, will be released in the US on January 25, 2005. Information is available both at Anne McCaffrey’s website and at her son the author’s website.
The plot? Well . . . watchwhers, time travel, dragons and firelizards getting sick, more time travel, and probably the now-typical massive continuity problems that characterize the Pern books. But the cover, especially the UK cover, is purty.
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!”
First Anne Rice got rid of her editor. Now she’s responding to bad reviews on Amazon. There is no doubt in my mind that the woman is crazy. If you can take the snark and mockery, check out the thread on fandom wank.
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.