Greetings Troops, and welcome to this week’s TCW Weekly Roundup.
We got some major news this week with the official announcement by Lucasfilm of the release date and details for the Season 3 box sets on Blu-ray and DVD for The Clone Wars.
The 22 episodes of TCW come to home video on October 18, 2011 for a MSRP of $44.98 on DVD and $59.99 on Blu-ray. If you haven’t yet made the high definition conversation at your home, the time to do it is this fall with the S3 Blu-ray release and the Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray release. If you have not yet seen TCW on Blu-ray then you are missing out, it looks even better then the HD Cartoon Network broadcast. I will say that TCW is the best looking of any Blu-ray releases that I have seen to date.
The special features included in the box set are, five featurettes; Creating Kamino, Hutts and the Underworld, Witches and Monsters, Secrets of Mortis, and Chewbacca Returns. The Blu-ray will also include what is called The Jedi Temple Archives, a format for bonus features that we have seen on the previous releases of TCW. This seasons release includes: “An extensive database exploring special effects footage, early concept art, 3D character and object turnarounds, early animation and more than 30 deleted/extended scenes. The Archives is a rare look at the assets in various stages of creation for The Clone Wars, with a wealth of surprises and never-before seen moments sprinkled throughout. “
In other TCW news, we have an unconfirmed report that actor Sam Witwer will be returning to TCW for Season 4 in an as yet undisclosed role. Witwer of course played The Son in Season 3 of TCW and played Starkiller in The Force Unleashed and The Force Unleashed II.
On Twitter, Joel Aron (@joelaron) the Visual Effects Supervisor on TCW posted a job opening on TCW crew. Lucasfilm is looking for a Technical Assistant to work on TCW. So if you have a BA in Computer Graphics or a related field and some familiarity with certain software, you should apply for a geek dream job. Unfortunately my liberal arts degree leaves me rather unqualified.
Until next week, keep your Buy’ce on and your blaster handy.