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SilverWook

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#138452
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What is your favourite reference to Star Wars films in other shows (TV and Film)?
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Don't think it's been mentioned yet but "Team America" had a Cantina-esque band playing in the tavern scene. And one of the TA members dons a familiar looking brown robe and pulls the Jedi mind trick during the finale.
The Venture Bros. episode where Dr. Venture has a garage sale features the sale of a rejected working lightsaber prototype, (Kenner balked at the multimillion dollar per unit cost!) to one of the Monarch's henchmen. When he tries to use it on bodyguard Brock Sampson, the henchman does the infamous "Jedi kid" moves.
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#136328
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No Episode III on VHS
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I have a pile of other films on Laserdisc that may never show up on DVD. (At least one was never officially released on VHS!) Then you have things like commentary tracks or extras from Criterion and the like that will never ported over because of rights issues. And don't even get me started on stereo movies that ended on DVD in glorious mono!
The OT was released on Beta. Literally every major home video format (sans 8mm) has gotten Star Wars.
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#135142
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Battle for Endor and caravan of courage
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I'm pretty sure the LD of Ewok Adventure does not have a trailer on it. Been ages since I watched it. As for aspect ratios, since both films were made for tv here and theatrical release in Europe, wouldn't they have been shot open matte and matted for projection?
I'd personally like to see someone make use of the misleading Japanese poster art for Battle for Endor.
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#135483
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Star Wars 3-D in 2007
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3d often gets a bad rap. It takes a lot of technincal elements to be just right, and it can all be undone by improper projection at your local theater. There was a brief 3d revival on a couple Los Angeles stations in the 80's. (A lot of those red/blue glasses were sold.) Bad tv reception and improperly calibribrated tv sets ruined the effect for many people. The polarized glasses system Jaws 3d and other films used was just as vulnerable. It worked pretty good for Captain Eo though!