AOTC was unleashed upon the world May 16, 2002, 11 years ago today!
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Can’t afford to fly to Italy to visit Villa Balbianello, which doubled as Anakin and Padmé’s love nest in AOTC?
Well, settle in for this 360 view of the site.
H/T Joanna Daniels
Oh, I’m sorry, “postponed.” From starwars.com:
Lucasfilm has decided to postpone this fall’s scheduled release of Star Wars Episodes II and III in 3D. Given the recent development that we are moving forward with a new Star Wars trilogy, we will now focus 100 percent of our efforts on Star Wars: Episode VII in order to ensure the best possible experience for our fans. We will post further information about our 3D release plans at a later date.
This is utter BULLCRAP.
They’ve been working on AOTC for at almost two years now and had to have worked on ROTS for a while as well. They can finish the conversion well before post-production on Episode VII begins.
So what’s the deal? Does this mean that they won’t re-release Eps IV-VI either? If the “delay” (frankly I doubt we’ll ever see these in theater) is because they wouldn’t have the resources to convert the older films and get a new movie out in two years, that’s understandable. But they should have said so UP FRONT.
Otherwise it’s once again treating the prequels like trash just to appease the bashers and the media. If they do re-release Eps IV-VI in 3D, I won’t be going to those OR Episode VII. Enough’s enough.
H/T Jedi News
Apparently Pringles is going to be doing promotions for AOTC and ROTS 3D and to kick it off, Tongal is sponsoring some kind of video contest or is requesting ideas with a $75,000 budget. The grand prize winner gets to direct Episode VII!
Well, no, it doesn’t say that . But you do get a 5% residual! Get going, budding filmmakers!
It only took several days, but star wars.com finally posted the already-reported release dates for AOTC 3D and ROTS 3D. So there, it’s 100% official.
Via Collider.com: AOTC 3D will be out 9/20/13 and ROTS 3D will follow on 10/4/13.
My copy of “Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure” arrived today; I’d pre-ordered it from Amazon. If you enjoyed the last Star Wars pop-up book by Matthew Reinhart, you’ll love this one too, especially since it focuses on the prequels!
I haven’t yet looked at it in great detail but various characters, ships, locations, and creatures appear in one form or another. The reek and acklay, pod racers, the Jedi starfighters from ROTS, General Grievous, etc. make up most of the big pop-up pieces but the show stopper is the Vaderkin with a lightsaber that ignites blue then turns red. If you open the corner with Obi-Wan and Anakin, it looks like they are dueling each other pop-up style!
Definitely a must-buy!
At Celebration’s Closing Ceremonies, Ian McDiarmid announced (via video) the release dates for AOTC and ROTS 3D:
(They also just dropped that Celebration Europe II will be next July in Germany.)