Wednesday, March 18, 2009

WTF? (What The Force?)

I had to do a double-take when I stumbled across theses DVDs in a store (the name of which I've redacted here) the other day. That's right: "Episode IV: A New Hope," the 1977 classic film that started the "Star Wars" phenomenon, retails for $14.99 — that's a fair price — but last year's "The Clone Wars," a cartoon movie which has nothing to do with the original trilogy and very little to do with their three prequels, is going for $19.99.

Now, you don't have to be as wise as an 800-year-old Jedi master to figure this one out: That's crazy!

A big fan of the "Star Wars" franchise since the beginning, I hold "A New Hope," "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" sacred, almost priceless. On the other hand, while I was eager to catch the first screening of "Clone Wars" the day it opened, I was disappointed in the first animated film of the saga; as such, it's the lone DVD not in my "Star Wars" collection and I've yet to watch a single episode of the ensuing animated TV series.

All I'm sayin' is, I have a bad feeling about this.

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