Bryan Young got talk to Steve Sansweet at Comic-Con, and naturally he asked what was up with getting the movies on Blu-Ray. Steve’s answer? Well, it’s a feature that’s likely to get folded in with that box set we’ve been hearing about for years, and we’ll see it when the live-action series is nigh: aka “the next several years.” Ahh, vagueness, our old friend!
I’m working on yet another San Diego Comic-Con news roundup, but for now, a poll: What news do you think/hope/dream will be coming out of Friday’s Star Wars Spectacular? You can pick up to three under the cut or on the sidebar. Continue reading “Poll: Raising hopes high for the Star Wars Spectacular”
Bryan Young has the specs – and cover – on the set from Lucasfilm and Warner Home Video. Bonus features include seven Director’s Cut Episodes, featurettes for each episode (though that sounds like the ones we’ve already seen on StarWars.com,) and a 64-page production journal. The Blu-Ray version will also come with The Jedi Temple Archives, “An extensive database exploring test footage, early concept art, 3-D character and object turnarounds and early animation.”
The suggested retail price is $44.98 for DVD and $59.99 for Blu-ray.
ETA: On StarWars.com.
StarWars.com posts a summary, with commentary from Dave Filoni, of the second episode airing Friday night, ‘Rising Malevolence‘
November 11th sees The Clone Wars movie released on DVD – and it’s the first Star Wars movie to make the jump to the new-fangled Blu-Ray format as well. There will be one-disc and two-disc versions of the standard DVD, plus Best Buy exclusive versions of all three. Get all the details at StarWars.com.
- People: Emmy-winning comedic actor Harvey Korman, who died on Thursday, is probably best known for his work on The Carol Burnett Show… But he also had a role in The Star Wars Holiday Special as the four-armed chef Gormaanda. Over at StarWars.com, Bonnie Burton pays tribute.
- Technology: Yahoo’s Ben Patterson ponders when Star Wars and Indiana Jones will make it to Blu-ray. He’s way more optimistic than I am, not that I even own a Blu-ray player.
- Disney: An article on ILMer Hayden Landis’ work on Indy IV confirms that a Star Tours makeover is underway. (via)
- Jediism: Time interviews Jedi Church co-founder Daniel Jones.
- Music: Nerdcore in The Guardian.
Golden Globes ceremony canceled due to writer’s strike. Heh. Hitting ’em where it hurts! On the plus side, the WGA has struck a deal with WGA and United Artists. The Weinsteins, Lionsgate, and Lucasfilm may be next, according to Deadline Hollywood Daily.
The big news this week seems to IESB’s report that a Justice League of America movie has been fast-tracked by Warner Bros. Ryan Reynolds has been talking up The Flash, but Christian Bale pleads ignorance. A Justice League without Batman? The fanboys will love it!
Michael Bay’s hissyfits, let me show you them
- Wait wait wait, Anthony Michael Hall is in The Dark Knight? Possible spoilers.
- They are remaking Logan’s Run. You just can’t keep rewarmed crap down.
- Rose McGowen to play Barbarella? See above.
- Aliens vs. Predator sequel gets a name. Don’t worry, it’s probably still going to suck.
- Steve Spielberg and Michael Bay pissed about Blu-Ray. Good news, guys: The audience doesn’t care.
- Irvine Welsh talks Trainspotting sequel. Someone musta loved writing that headline. In more promising news for Ewan McGregor fans, the trailer for Cassandra’s Dream is out.