THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE
Bring home the adventure and share Star Wars™ with your whole family – when STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA comes to Blu-ray Disc from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment! To be released beginning on September 16th in North America, the nine-disc collection brings the wonder of the entire Saga direct to your living room, where you can revisit all of your favorite Star Wars moments – in gorgeous high definition and with pristine, 6.1 DTS Surround Sound. Dive deeper into the universe with an unprecedented 40+ hours of special features, highlighted by never-before-seen content sourced from the Lucasfilm archives.
In honor of the Blu-ray release of this timeless classic, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite Star Wars spoofs! Read on – and may the ‘farce’ be with you…
“Life is hard when you’re Darth Vader’s less-talented, less-charismatic younger brother and you manage a grocery store.”
This internet viral phenomenon has seen the lesser evil of the Vader family performing hits like Tay Zonday’s “Chocolate Rain” and “Friday” by Rebecca Black. Not quite as notorious as his brother, Chad spends most of his time working as the day-shift manager at the grocery food store ‘Empire Market’.
Planet Spaceball has run out of air, leaving the inhabitants to survive off a kind of canned oxygen called ‘Perri-Air’. Their leader, President Skroob, plans to steal air from the planet Druidia by kidnapping the Druidian Princess, ‘Princess Vespa’. For her release he demands all of the air in Druidia. Vespa’s father King Roland offers “a million space bucks” to a rogue named Lone Starr in return for his daughter’s safe return. They must save Princess Vespa from the Spaceball army and the merciless command of Lord Dark Helmet.
Family Guy: Blue Harvest
“A long time ago, but somehow in the future”
While the Griffin family are stuck at home during a blackout, Peter begins to tell the tale of Star Wars; the characters bear a striking resemblance to our favourite residents of quahog. Droids C3PO (Quagmire) and R2-D2 (Cleveland) are sold to Owen and Beru Lars (Carter and Barbara Pewterschmidt) and their nephew, Luke Skywalker (Chris). Luke has dreams of joining the rebel alliance to fight against the empire and the formidable Darth Vader (Stewie). After disappearing in the night, Luke begins his journey to save his home planet from being obliterated by Darth Vader’s “Death Star planet-blower-upper gun”.
Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle
Initially made as a light-hearted send off to the original Star Wars trilogy, this Star Wars parody employs a cast exclusively of thumbs. Under the command of Black Helmet Man (who’s helmet looks curiously like a thimble) the imperial thumbs have built a terrifying weapon that can spin a whole planet, the thumb star. A young farm boy named Loke Groundrunner is determined to fight against them after his uncles are taken by Black Helment Man’s troops, but not before becoming a thumb master.
Created by Matthew Senreich and Seth Green, this stop-motion parody hosts hilarious situations like C-3PO setting off the metal detector going through security and assuming it is his keys and an imperial officer explaining to new recruits that Darth Vader does not actually have the power of force strangulation, but they should pretend to die so that he does not kill them with his Lightsaber.