- Format: Box set, PAL
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 3
- Studio: Revolver Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: 4 July 2011
- Run Time: 113 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- ASIN: B004X0KR8S
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 88,252 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Robot Chicken Star Wars Episodes 1-3 Box Set [Adult Swim] [DVD]
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Millions of years from now, after Socrates, Shakespeare and the Bible are long forgotten, only two great works will remain: the sci-fi cinema epic Star Wars and Adult Swim's stop-motion animated, cheap gag extravaganza Robot Chicken. We're talking legendary high-brow comedy. Watch Darth Vader fall into a toilet, while Emperor Palpatine rides the endless Death Star escalator. With all the subtlety of a diarrhea-suffering Wookiee, chortle at grisly Ewok violence! Keep and cherish this box set, then bury it in a time capsule. For in one million years, the universe's archaeologists will thank you. Well, not YOU, but your highly evolved floating-slug-like energy-ball descendents.
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This box set contains the three tv specials, and the format is brilliant. Rather than just shackling itself down with the storyline, it instead opts for the sketch style of the actual show, and focusses on poking fun at the minor aspects of Star Wars, be it the person "driving" the Death Star, Admiral Ackbar's cereal, "Empire On Ice", or the emperor (Voiced by the inherently enjoyable tones of Seth McFarlane himself!) sharing the story of his rise to power...through the wacky, demented eyes of Robot Chicken! In ways, most will find this unpredictable sketch comedy format more enjoyable than the by-the-numbers story-based nature of the Family Guy Star Wars specials, although whether or not your views on humour will gel with this is debatable, so your mileage may vary.
As with the show itself, the biggest problem lies in the rapid-fire nature of the sketches. Chances are, not all of the sketches will seem truly funny, but the rapid-fire delivery will most likely counter this in the same way that Airplane did. The pop culture references and contrasts may also get a bit tedious for some at first, particularly the "Yo Mamma" fight between Luke and the Emperor which came uncomfortably close to reminding me of a similar scene from Meet The Spartans. However, you eventually adapt to them and find them getting wittier and funnier as the episodes progress onwards.
As far as length is concerned, it's a definite must to get the specials as this whole box set, seeing as I have seen complaints about the first special being rather short at only 20 minutes. They do begin to rectify this with the second lasting 30 minutes and the third lasting 50 minutes, so on the whole, it's a very nicely-rounded package.
Add in the bonus features such as one or two full episodes of regular Robot Chicken (Amongst other Adult Swim shows like Harvey Birdman), the usual interviews, deleted scenes and such, and a couple of easter eggs, and you've got a package that both fans and non-fans of Star Wars will gladly enjoy!
I was a bit worried that because i am a huge star wars fan and take it very seriously, i would see this comedy has taking the piss out of star wars. How wrong was i! okay so there may be some scenes where the episodes do poke fun at the star wars character, however, overall, the idea of 'Robot Chicken Star Wars' is almost genius! It was hilarious to watch Anakin Skywalker's obsession with Padme and her wicked flirtatious nature and to learn Jar Jar's darkest secret....
The fact that these episodes are now all in one box set make it even more easier to watch and now I can sit down and watch all three episodes as one long movie :D
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