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Essential Seven Star Wars Scenes That Will Look Awesome in 3D

This week George Lucas announced that once again he is going to F*** with the Star Wars by converting all six films into 3-D. While some fans cheered at the news, its safe to say that most of us (including myself) just rolled our eyes at the possibility of Lucas messing with and changing scenes with new effects. Perhaps this time Greedo will trip and accidentally shoot at Han?

Personally, I think movies in 3-D is just another trend that will end soon. Lucas always seems to arrive late to the game with certain technology. It took years before he released the films on DVD. We still got another year before we will get the Blu-Ray versions. The Phantom Menace 3-D won’t arrive in theaters until 2012 followed with the release of one film per year in episode order. That means that we have to wait until 2018 before they are all released! I can’t deny that part of me is looking forward to seeing what the films will be like in 3-D.  If it should be around until 2018, and done right,  here are the Essential Seven Star Wars Scenes That Will Look Awesome in 3-D!

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Lost Return of the Jedi Scene

This weekend Lucas revealed the lost Return of the Jedi deleted scene of Luke constructing his green lightsaber. Don’t expect this clip to be on YouTube very long!


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Hungarian Star Wars Posters


I have been reading Stephen Sansweet’s Star Wars: 1,000 Collectibles: Memorabilia and Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away and came across the chapter that deals with the films posters. Most of the posters are similar to the ones released here in the states with the exception of the Star Wars posters from Hungary. The Hungarian set of one-sheets are an interesting take on the Star Wars art.

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The Ewoks are Sad!

A Star Wars fan filmed his girlfriend after watching Return of the Jedi. Apparently she cries at everything. I had the same reaction after I saw Jar Jar Binks in The Phantom Menace!


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David Lynch was Asked to Direct Return of the Jedi


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Wicket VCD

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Since 1983, Ewoks have always been a sticky wicket (pun intended) for Star Wars fans. Fans seem to either love them or hate them  (my wife loves them.  I like them medium rare with a baked potato).  The fuzzy creatures always did seem like they came more from the Lucasfilm marketing department then as a natural part of the story.  Some of the issues come from the notion that the Empire was defeated by teddy bears.  I’ve always felt that charge is a bit overblown as Lando, Han, and Chewie had a lot to do with it as well.  Regardless of how you feel about the Ewoks they are firmly a part of the Star Wars canon as they have been in Return of the Jedi, two TV movies and the Ewoks cartoon series.

Now they Endor denizens have been made into one of the best toy version yet with the Wicket W. Warrick VCD from Medicom Toy.  Many VCDs have the squished ultra-deformed look, but lately the VCDs of certain characters have a natural look.  This is true of the Peanuts line and of Wicket.  This hot little Japanese number features minimal articulation, but is high on detail.  Furry creatures in plastic can be very difficult to pull off (look at some of the hideous sculpts of Chewbacca over the years) but the fur looks great here.  The suede on the head gear and the little half step in the pose really make the figure stand out.  Wicket stands are 5 1/2 inches with the spear topping out at 7 inches, and has terrific balance.  Even if you hate Ewoks, you are bound to be impressed with the quality of this Japanese release, distributed in the US by Sideshow Toys.


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