The guys over at GeekTyrant posted a very cool documentary called “The Mythology of Star Wars” that’s full of super geeky star wars information. If your looking to get deeper into the mind of Lucas regarding what drove him to create the Star Wars universe than this is definitely something for you to check out.
Bill Moyers joined George Lucas at Skywalker Ranch in northern California to talk about the ancient myths and personal values that have synthesized into Star Wars. The epic themes in Lucas’ cinematic stories are a springboard for a candid conversation about family, fatherhood, spiritual beliefs, and the importance of moral tales for every generation. Intercut with movie footage from the original trilogy as well as the prequel, The Mythology of Star Wars with George Lucas and Bill Moyers provides a revealing journey in the company of the filmmaker through some of the most famous scenes of the Star Wars saga.
In case you forgot or simply don’t care, George Lucas is here to remind you that the 3D release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is still coming out, and now we have this new poster. Check it out…
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Despite some controversial changes to the movies, the Blu-Ray collection of all six Star Wars movies has become a best-seller, setting all new records for blu-ray sales! Hit the jump for details…
According to Variety, Star Wars: The Complete Saga has sold more than one million copies across the world since it was first released, breaking records for the high-definition Blu-Ray format. Making $84 million from worldwide sales, and $38 million from the US alone, it’s been a huge success for Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Seems like those changes made by George Lucas didn’t bother that many fans after all!
“Once again our fan’s enthusiasm to celebrate ‘Stars Wars’ continues to amaze us,” Kayleen Walters, senior director, marketing at Lucasfilm told the site. “Our goal was to deliver a premium product that they could enjoy with their family and friends and we are thrilled that they are enjoying it as much as we hoped they would.”
“Star Wars is a franchise with universal stories that resonates as much today as it did 30 years ago,” added Mary Daily, executive VP of marketing for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Vincent Marcais, senior VP of international marketing for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. “With the Blu-ray, audiences can go deeper into the mythology than ever before and reconnect with everything they love about the saga in the best possible quality.”
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There’s something to be said with leaving good enough alone but George Lucas has never really followed that line of thinking. Every time he releases a new version of Star Wars he does his best to replace a part of our child hood with a lifeless cgi character and the upcoming blu-ray releases is no difference. According to multiple reports around the internet today Lucas is allegedly going to replace the puppet Yoda from Episode 1 with a cgi version based on the models used in episode 2 and 3. I imagine Lucas wanted to use cgi all alone but the technology probably wasn’t up to par in the late 90′s to make it happen.
While I could really care less about Episode I it does bother me to to see this happen on a regular basis despite the backlash against it. He obviously doesn’t care what the fans of his work think about what he’s done to his movies over the past few years and will never listen until we stop buying the reissues which will never happen so get used to CGI characters replacing puppets.
He just might be if Harrison Ford has his way. The actor apparently wants the next Indy adventure to be his last, and for the iconic character to meet his maker while handing the reigns of the franchise to his son in future instalments..
According to ShowbizSpy Harrison Ford wants the next(5th) Indiana Jones movie to be his last. That’s not exactly surprising of course, given that nobody really believed the 68 year old star would be back for more after Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, but apparently he doesn’t want Indy to simply ride off into the sunset never to be seen again, he wants him cold asd stiff!..