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The 2 Ewok Films - 'Caravan Of Courage' (aka 'The Ewok Adventure'), & 'Battle For Endor' — Page 5

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Definitely wouldn’t mind checking these out. Despite the fact that I never actually watched them, these films occupy a strange and unique place in my Star Wars nostalgia. Back in the early 90s, when Star Wars was little more than a vague yet looming cultural landmark on the periphery of my awareness, I remember always seeing the Ewok films on the shelves of video rental stores along with the main films. For a long time I assumed that they, and the Ewok species in general, were a much more important part of the Star Wars saga than they actually were.

Of course, once the TPM hype train came along, I finally dove headfirst into Star Wars and learned that the Ewoks were just some unnamed alien side characters added to the third movie to sell toys and that the Ewok movies were just some weird spinoffs. But I’ve always been a bit curious about what the heck those movies were all about.

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Just had a quick look at the two Ewok films on Disney+. They look like they could be new HD masters but they do suffer with bad compression where the grain is concerned, so not 100% sure they’re not just upscales from the DVD master, although they do look a lot more detailed to me. The Holiday Special animation , although it claims on the app that its HD, is just what we had on the Blu-Ray.

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I noticed your discussion about the real 35mm film.
There is a collector in the Netherlands who has a real original 35mm theater copy of the Caravan of Courage film. This is not a white elephant, I held the reels in my hands.
He informed me that he is selling a part of his collection because of his age, this film is also up for sale.
Not posted on Ebay or any other auction (yet).
I suppose it should end up in the community.

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Do you know if it has Dutch subtitles?

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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I suppose so as this copy was shown in Dutch theaters. It has original container labels.

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Any other details you could share about the print? Or where/when it will be up for sale? Also curious what else this collector might be selling.

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I’m just now learning Charal from “The Battle for Endor” was a Nightsister from Dathomir.

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A couple of intriguing fan-made ‘Making Of’ videos for both Ewok films - Caravan Of Courage and Battle For Endor

 

Star Wars: Making the Ewok Adventures Part 1 - Caravan of Courage’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Oh6qgmVfo8 - an 11 minute video at the Stian A. Olsen youtube channel

 
 

Star Wars: Making the Ewok Adventures Part 2 - Battle for Endor’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Oh6qgmVfo8 - a 12 minute video at the Stian A. Olsen youtube channel

 

 

Eric Walker’s (the actor who played Mace in both of the Ewok films) video, released in 2014, to then help promote demand for a quality blu ray release for the films - along with extras like The Making Of, Deleted Scenes and Commentaries etc:-

Making of Star Wars Caravan of Courage An Ewok Adventure’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMLlKmrhfLM - a 13 minute video at the Eric Walker youtube channel
 

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