Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The best of both worlds

No, I'm not talking about "The Best of Both Worlds," the theme song to the "Hannah Montana" television series.

Instead, I'm talking about the new "Family Guy: Blue Harvest" release on DVD!

Having dropped just yesterday, the DVD brings together two of my loves: "Star Wars" and "Family Guy."

For those who missed its initial run as this year's season premiere of "Family Guy" back in September, "Blue Harvest" re-tells the "Episode IV: A New Hope" story, with the Griffins & Co. playing all the key roles (Chris as Luke Skywalker, Peter as Han Solo, Lois as Princess Leia, Stewie as Darth Vader, etc.).

Now, the list price for the DVD of this 48-minute episode was $22.97, which seemed pretty steep. But for just a few bucks more, I grabbed the collector's edition package (seen here), which includes a T-shirt, an "Art of Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest" book that's 20 pages and a dozen "Blue Harvest" trading cards that resemble the old-school "Star Wars" cards released in the '70s.

Really, it was just good economics!

And, having done a little digging, I found an Easter Egg on the DVD that teases a sequel to "Blue Harvest," called "Something, Something, Something, Dark Side" that we'll have to look for.

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