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TM2YC's 'Fear and Loathing in The Star Wars Holiday Special' - a 15 minute short (Released)

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Fear and Loathing in The Star Wars Holiday Special (A TM2YC FanEdit)
 

 
I was scanning through the SW holiday special (Never watched it properly before 'cause I couldn’t stand it) for my Workprint project and noticed that some of it comes off like a terifying acid-trip nightmare.I decided to make a mad rambling mix of the most disturbing shots and sounds of this notrious disaster.  It’s quite short, a little funny, a little scary and a lot crazy.

Here it is space cadets, in all it’s incomprehensible glory…

(^ Click on the image to go to the video on Vimeo)
 

^ It’s about 15 minutes (Not including intro and credits) of only the most baffling footage from the SWHS. I suggest pouring yourself beer* (Or something stronger or stranger), turning off the lights and taking a voyage into Director Steve Binder’s “Vision” of family entertainment. A vision so trippy and demented that even George Lucas couldn’t top it when he came to make his Prequels (God knows he tried!).

I have not…

  • Added any sound or visuals (Outside of the opening titles and credit music)
  • Added any slow-mo
  • Adjust colours
  • Re-dubbed any audio
  • Or applied any visual FX
    … i.e. if it looks crazy here, it looked crazy when it was first broadcast on an unsuspecting public in november 1978.
     

Obviously the visual quality is limited by the VHS source material of this never-commercialy-released car-crash TV show.

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE FUN WATCHING IT!

(* I laughed my ass off watching this back with a mug of Ale last night 😄).

VIZ TOP TIPS! - PARENTS. Impress your children by showing them a floppy disk and telling them it’s a 3D model of a save icon.

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I knew there was a reason I gave up watching the holiday special when I first found out about it. This is PAINFUL! Usually I'm all for preservation but in this case...
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ray_afraid said:

Thanks for the acid flashbacks!

VIZ TOP TIPS! - PARENTS. Impress your children by showing them a floppy disk and telling them it’s a 3D model of a save icon.

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It Reminds me of Videodrome... Although it did not scare me.

Spinal Tap were not up to there usual standards mind

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Ronster said:

It did not scare me.

^ Not even Lumpy. Wow you're made of stronger stuff than me;-)

Like something out of a 90s straight-to-video horror film about a Teddy bear possesed by a serial killer.

VIZ TOP TIPS! - PARENTS. Impress your children by showing them a floppy disk and telling them it’s a 3D model of a save icon.

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Oh man, that was trippy ...

Lumpy looks like The Grinch.

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can i get this from someone ???? would love to see this edit.