Star Wars

Year Released: 1977
Main Stars: Mark Hamil, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alex Guiness, David Prowse, John Earl Jones, Peter Cushing, Antony Daniels, R2D2, Chewbacca
Last watched: February 2011
Number Watches: There Are Not The Droids You’re Looking For.

No point asking. I love it. Dennis Lawson was one of the only survivors of the attack on the Death Star and he is Ewan McGregor’s uncle, you know, Obi Wan Kenobi in the follow up Episodes 1, 2, 3.

The plot doesn’t matter although it’s not such a bad one as westerns go. The characters are many and varied with lines that are quotable some 34 years later.

Ok, the acting from the three youngsters is pretty cardboard but it really doesn’t matter. This is the adventure that kisses you on the cheek, hypnotises you and steals your heart without ever trying.

It’s a classic memory that’s your friend forever.

And the scenery? Exactly as needed. The insides of space ships are a bit clumsy and that helps cover over the useless lights, incredibly dangerous locations that anyone running the ships would have to get into just to switch it on and off.

A couple of holes in the plot and that Storm trooper that slams his head on the door. All part of the fun. (by the way, I think they added the sound effect of his clunking head in the remaster!)

The force is STILL strong in this one. Always. 

Keep DVD?
I’d love to have a DVD with all the extras that could ever exist including outtakes and special interviews. Ooo, get’s me excited just thinking about it.
Watch if on TV?
Wouldn’t record from TV but would watch it if it was on. I don’t want to overload on the old SW so much that it becomes passé.
Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog and marry, then snog again and have it’s kids or whatever it wants.

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