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Giveaway: Win The Attack of the Clones 2XLP Vinyl Soundtrack!

We’re pleased to announce a giveaway of the 2xLP gatefold colored vinyl release of the original motion picture soundtrack to Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones available now at the  I Am Shark online store.

All you have to do is tweet @starwarsreport your favorite musical moment from Attack of the Clones with the hashtag #AOTCvinyl

Tweet: @StarWarsReport My favorite musical moment from Attack of the Clones is… #AOTCvinyl

More info:

I Am Shark is thrilled to announce the upcoming 2xLP gatefold colored vinyl release of the original motion picture soundtrack to Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, out and shipping March 15th. Available for the first time ever as a stand alone vinyl release, the first pressing will be limited to 1000 copies and is available for pre-order now via the I Am Shark online store.

Originally released alongside the movie in 2002, the original motion picture soundtrack to Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones’ 13-track score from legendary composer John Williams has been remastered to maximize the recording’s dynamic range. Continuing with I Am Shark’s innovative variant character color coordination, which saw the vinyl release of the Episode I soundtrack come in 5 different variations, the upcoming vinyl release of the Episode II soundtrack premieres fan favorite Jango Fett’s own colored vinyl pressing (Silver / Transparent Royal Mix). Aside from beautifully colored vinyl and the eye catching imagery featured on the gatefold packaging, there are hints of a hidden surprise included in this album.

Bringing Maz Kanata to Life

 Some awesome material courtesy of Lucasfilm about the upcoming TFA Blu Ray – check it out!
Lupita Nyong’o is now sharing a brand-new bonus clip from the upcoming Blu-ray & digital release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens! You can take a look behind-the-scenes with Lupita as the 1,000-year-old smuggler, Maz.

Plus, starting today, the official Star Wars app also has a new emoji featuring Maz! To download or learn more about the app, visit: http://strw.rs/SWAppMaz or Lupita’s Instagram page at:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrived in Digital HD April 1st and Blu-ray & DVD April 5th.

Star Wars Continues its Global Dominance

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, well in the United States in 1977, a movie that would start of one of the world’s biggest franchises opened for the first time. Under very little promotion and mainly word of mouth, more and more people flocked to the cinema until there were long lines of queues around the block of the cinema. The film was such a surprise hit that it had to be moved to bigger and more venues just to accommodate everyone that wanted to watch it. It then took seven months to reach the UK and parts of Europe and some countries had to wait even longer.

Nearly four decades later, the release of the seventh film in the franchise last year couldn’t have been more different. The film was well known to be one of the biggest movie franchises already, and now Star Wars is part of the huge world of Disney it was only going to get bigger. Whilst normally any big movie like this would open in cinemas around the United States before anywhere else in the world, this wasn’t the case for The Force Awakens. The movie was released in some countries around Europe a day before it was released in the US. This meant that some diehard American fans that couldn’t bear to wait another 24 hours flew from America to Paris to be part of one of the world’s first screenings of the film.

As well as those diehard fans who had been waiting years for a new film in the franchise, there were a lot of people for who The Force Awakens would be the first Stars Wars film they would see. Wherever you looked around the world, it seemed like everyone was talking about their favorite moments from the past films as well as what to expect from the new ones. In Australia, the excitement was so widespread that even casino website Euro Palace’s blog created a cooler cheat sheet. The blog on the Euro Palace site has all the main events of the franchise broken down into a few paragraphs, so anybody who didn’t know the story of Star Wars could quickly brush up on what they needed to know.

Now Disney owns the film franchise, the excitement for the film rapidly built in the months and even years before the film’s release. Whenever JJ Abrams gave us a glimpse of the new film, the world’s media went wild. But it wasn’t just the internet and sites like Euro Palace where the world went wild for Star Wars. In shops and supermarkets around the world, there weren’t many places where you could walk into and not find something with a Star Wars character on. So much so that it’s expected thatDisney will make more money from their official merchandise alone than the actual film. One thing for sure is that the film is so big that wherever you are in the world, you could walk up to someone and it’s more than likely that they will have seen the film.

 

 

Meet Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro – The New Faces of Star Wars Episode VIII

Let’s talk about Episode VIII.

It’s always exciting to meet the new cast of a star Wars film. I’d like to say I have an inkling of what role Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro will have but I don’t.  What I’d like to explore today is their history and what they might bring to the Star Wars universe.

Laura Dern

Most famous role: 

Laura Dern played Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park.

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Known for:

Known for her role in 1991’s Rambling Rose. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress as well as for her performance in the 2014 film Wild.

Personal fact:

Has stated her idols are Katharine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck and Lucille Ball.

Benicio Del Toro

Most famous role:

The Collector – Guardians of the Galaxy

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Known for:

Being the villain. All the time. He won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Javier Rodríguez in the film Traffic (2000)

Personal fact:

His “family urged him to become a lawyer because they felt there was no future in acting.

Episode VIII is closer than ever to release!

-@Therileyguy