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#1 of 63 Charlie O.

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Posted June 22 2004 - 08:25 PM

So, any chance we'll see this crapfest on DVD anytime soon with the original triogly coming out?

#2 of 63 Sam Favate

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Posted June 22 2004 - 11:27 PM

Very unlikely. In fact, I'd say that this is one program that, unlike the majority of TV programs and specials, may well never make it to DVD.

#3 of 63 Amy Mormino

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Posted June 23 2004 - 12:53 AM

I think this is perhaps the only case where George Lucas and the fans are in agreement: that the Christmas Special is terrible and embarrassing. I haven't seen it, but its legendary awfulness has been conveyed through pictures and descriptions. There are ways of acquiring it, but they are through means not encouraged by this forum (check E-bay).

However, it is possible that a small portion may make it to the DVD release of the Trilogy this fall, namely the animated section that (I think) introduced Boba Fett. I think that some additional Star Wars-related TV shows may make it to DVD, though. I'd be kind of interested in the Ewoks movies, solely for nostalgic value.

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Posted June 23 2004 - 01:42 AM

I saw it, and it's WORSE than everyone says. I couldn't even make it to the end.

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#5 of 63 AndyMcKinney

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Posted June 23 2004 - 01:51 AM

The cartoon is far and away the best part of the special.

#6 of 63 Charlie O.

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Posted June 22 2004 - 08:25 PM

So, any chance we'll see this crapfest on DVD anytime soon with the original triogly coming out?

#7 of 63 Sam Favate

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Posted June 22 2004 - 11:27 PM

Very unlikely. In fact, I'd say that this is one program that, unlike the majority of TV programs and specials, may well never make it to DVD.

#8 of 63 Amy Mormino

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Posted June 23 2004 - 12:53 AM

I think this is perhaps the only case where George Lucas and the fans are in agreement: that the Christmas Special is terrible and embarrassing. I haven't seen it, but its legendary awfulness has been conveyed through pictures and descriptions. There are ways of acquiring it, but they are through means not encouraged by this forum (check E-bay).

However, it is possible that a small portion may make it to the DVD release of the Trilogy this fall, namely the animated section that (I think) introduced Boba Fett. I think that some additional Star Wars-related TV shows may make it to DVD, though. I'd be kind of interested in the Ewoks movies, solely for nostalgic value.

#9 of 63 MatthewA

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Posted June 23 2004 - 01:42 AM

I saw it, and it's WORSE than everyone says. I couldn't even make it to the end.

Enough is enough, Disney. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray.

 

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#10 of 63 AndyMcKinney

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Posted June 23 2004 - 01:51 AM

The cartoon is far and away the best part of the special.

#11 of 63 Randy*S

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Posted June 23 2004 - 02:46 AM

If they had only left the musical performances out it might've been ok. Dian Carrol, Bea Arthur, Art Carny and Harvey Korman, and Jefferson Starship. All great people but they do not belong in the Star Wars universe!
And you're right Amy, it did introduce Boba Fett! The 11 minute cartoon was done by Nelvana who also did the two 1984 "Droids" and "Ewoks" series.
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#12 of 63 Rob Gardiner

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Posted June 23 2004 - 03:19 AM

Isn't this N'Sync?

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Posted June 23 2004 - 03:59 AM

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Posted June 23 2004 - 04:52 AM

I have a VHS copy, got it at a con several years ago.

Yes, it is that bad. It was very hard to sit through and I haven't watched it since.

But, I think I was seven years old when it aired and I loved it then. I had to have it for pure nostalgia reasons. I made a copy for my nephew a couple of years ago (he was five or six, I think) and he loved it.

As for seeing an official DVD release, I doubt it will ever happen. Rumor has it George had the original destroyed. That's probably not true, but I'm sure he'll never OK a release.

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Posted June 23 2004 - 05:06 AM

You can still get the music CD, 'A Star Wars Christmas', can't you?

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Posted June 23 2004 - 05:25 AM

The special as a whole was pretty terrible, but the Boba Fett cartoon wasn't bad (even though it contradicts the movies somewhat). I would love to see the short as an extra on DVDs of either Clone Wars, Droids or Ewoks.
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#17 of 63 Eric Paddon

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Posted June 23 2004 - 06:05 AM

Never mind the out of place guest stars. I would like to know what idiot came up with the idea of having this special open with scenes of Wookies puttering about doing nothing that an audience could comprehend go on and on for almost ten solid minutes!

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Posted June 23 2004 - 07:19 AM

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That album has nothing to do with the Holiday Special, although it does feature a young Jon Bon Jovi!

#19 of 63 Mark Cappelletty

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Posted June 23 2004 - 07:44 AM

OOF. It's a chore. I have this on VHS and DVD. It's readily available at cons. Just be sure to get the one with the old '70's commercials-- they're mind-boggling. The South Park Xmas episode with the "Fighting the Frizzies" bumpers came right from this.

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Posted June 23 2004 - 08:08 AM

I like it and I want it itact on DVD! I loved Leia's singing and I appreciated Bea Arthur being introduced into the Star Wars Universe. I want this on DVD big time as well as the Ewok movies and cartoons plus the Droids cartoon. As a fan of Star Wars I want it and all of those projects I mentioned in this topic are much more superior than Episode I and II in quality and special effects as well as likability.
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