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Item:123047285394Star Wars: The Holiday Special - On Dual Layer DVD Remastered THIS MIGHT NOT BE THE CHEAPEST BUT ITS THE BEST ON EBAY This Remastered version was and is by far the best release of the Holiday Special. While I have not been able to find much about the source but it appears to be a station master copy. It features crisp video quality, blank spaces where commercials would be, and no announcer voice-over on the credits. It has been documented that an extensive restoration was performed, including the removal of several hundred one-line video glitches by hand, as well as judiciously applied noise reduction. Star Wars Holiday Special was a film which was shown on American television in 1978and george lucas disowned it as its terrible lol So Be warned... this is truly awful. Even die-hard fans will find this hard to watch ,Still... if that doesn't sway you... you obviously need a copy.The film directed by Steve Binder has been disowned by Star Wars creator George Lucas. also included is the bonus DVD DELETED MAGIC The main Star Wars characters are also in the Holiday Special.Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and other Star Wars characters are in the Holiday Special.Bea Arthur, Art Carney and others guest star in the film.The film also includes the Boba-Fett cartoon.As well as the film there are also extras on the DVD which poke fun at Star Wars. Extra's Include= The Full Boba-Fett Cartoon shown in the tv special= Interviews with Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Stan Wintson.= A look back at the special segments from tv land and fox news= CBS Promos= Optional English or Spanish Audio and subs The DVD which is region free comes in a full size DVD case.The DVD, cover and the DVD case are all in a like new condition. With a sequel still two years away from theaters, George Lucas had been sold on the idea that a Star Wars holiday television special to be broadcast on CBS the weekend before Thanksgiving, when Nielsen audiences were plentiful as this would sustain interest in the franchise, move more toys off the shelves, and maybe even pick up some new fans who had seen the movie. Though Lucas would not be involved in the actual shooting of the special he knew the tales he wanted to tell and planned to work with the shows team of seasoned TV writers to develop his ideas into a viable script helmed by Executive Producers Gary Smith and Dwight Hemion. Bruce Vilanch was asked to help write the show, however when he heard Lucas's storyline at a development meeting at Smith and Hemions L.A. offices, he quickly realized that a big challenge lay ahead. Lucas was intent on building The Star Wars Holiday Special, around Wookiees specifically, the family of Chewbacca. With his attention elsewhere during most of its production, The Star Wars Holiday Special metastasized into a monster Directed by Steve Binder & the uncredited David Acomba, the finished special didnt so much resemble its namesake. Onto the body of Lucas as sentimental and irony-free Wookiee plotline, the producers and writers grafted a campy 70s variety show that makes suspension of disbelief impossible. In between minutes-long stretches of guttural, untranslated Wookiee dialogue that could almost pass for avant-garde cinema, Maudes Bea Arthur sings and dances with the aliens from the movies cantina scene; The Honeymooners Art Carney consoles Chewbaccas family with such comedy chestnuts as Why all the long, hairy faces; Harvey Korman mugs shamelessly as a multi-limbed intergalactic Julia Child cooking Bantha Surprise; the Jefferson Starship pops up to play a number about U.F.O.s; and original Star Wars cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill walk around looking cosmically miserable. When The Star Wars Holiday Special aired, from 8 to 10 p.m. on November 17, 1978, the Friday before Thanksgiving, George Lucas's name was nowhere on it. According to Nielsen Media Research, it was seen by close to 13 million television households. The special was very poorly received by both the Star Wars fans and the general public. It is no small irony that technology the very tool that Lucas wielded to achieve independence from Hollywood is the thing that keeps Lucas from scraping The Star Wars Holiday Special off his heel. There were no chat rooms or Websites in 1978, but there were VCRs... This Remastered version was and is by far the best release of the Holiday Special. While I have not been able to find much about the source but it appears to be a station master copy. It features crisp video quality, blank spaces where commercials would be, and no announcer voice-over on the credits. It has been documented that an extensive restoration was performed, including the removal of several hundred one-line video glitches by hand, as well as judiciously applied noise reduction. BONUS DVD Deleted Magic Bonus DVD is the holy grail of old Star Wars footage. It had LOTS of footage that was cut from the original movie, like the scenes with Luke"s friend Wedge. It includes a long making of special with interviews with the cast and crew on set, outtakes, and raw footage from the set in the desert. And an interview with George Lucas. It also has some lost footage from Return of the Jedi and Empire Strikes Back. Plus auditions, unfinished special effects and trailer previews. Even Toy commercials please note this is old so at best is VHS qualityCondition:Like New, Format:DVD, Release Year:1978, Movie/TV Title:Star Wars: The Holiday Special, Region Code:DVD: 0/All (Region Free/Worldwide), Rating:U, Edition:Remastered
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