COMING MAY 27TH, 2022 - 'OBI-WAN KENOBI' - THE EVENT MINI-SERIES

COMING MAY 27TH, 2022 - 'OBI-WAN KENOBI' - THE EVENT MINI-SERIES

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

ROGUE ONE: AGAINST OVERWHELMING ODDS!


The legendary Battle of Scarif continues in deep space, of which our Rebel heroes in their small fleet are locked in do-or-die combat against the Empire's ever-expanding forces, in a fortitude of bravery and skill that will determine the fate of the galaxy. Another great effects shot from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Monday, 8 August 2022

CLASSIC STRUZAN: REVEALING 'THE FORCE AWAKENS'...


Any Star Wars art from the legendary Drew Struzan is a welcome visual treat, and even better when its a piece rarely seen, like this great 'B/W comprehensive' showcasing the heroes and villains of The Force Awakens, which recently appeared on the artist's FB page.

Saturday, 6 August 2022

CLASSIC INDY: GETTING THE BIGGER PICTURE!


At Elstree Studios, Steven Spielberg, ever the keen visualist, sprawls across the planned Tunisian location diorama for the Nazi desert base and prepares his future directorial shot. A now-classic image behind the scenes image from Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981.

Thursday, 4 August 2022

A(N UNCIVILIZED) DIRECT HIT!


Though on the precipice of death, the ever resourceful Obi-Wan Kenobi finally manages to kill the notoriously evil cyborg General Grievous with some well placed blaster bolts, in the memorable Utapau duel from EPISODE III.

Gary Oldman Says He Was Once Cast As General Grievous In 'Star Wars'

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

GENERATION REBELLION! THE LATEST 'STAR WARS - ANDOR' TRAILER IS HERE!


Its launch may now have been delayed until September 21st, but the striking and exciting new trailer for the galaxy-spanning spy/action thriller Andor, coming exclusively to Disney+ with a three episode release debut, makes it worth the wait, especially with the return of Forrest Whitaker as renegade Rebel leader Saw Gerrera, and more on the important role that Stellan Skaarsgard will be playing in the show's first season, mixing senatorial duties with fighting the Empire...


Fighting diplomatically from the Imperial Senate: Mon Mothma.


CLASSIC IMAGE: TWILIGHT OF A JEDI MASTER...


He's come back to fulfil his promise to Yoda in completing his training, but the old Jedi Master is sadly weak and dying, but not before he confirms the shocking revelation of Luke's parentage, in a classic and sad moment from Return of the Jedi.

Frank Oz interview:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/aug/30/frank-oz-on-life-as-fozzie-bear-miss-piggy-and-yoda-id-love-to-do-the-muppets-again-but-disney-doesnt-want-me?fbclid=IwAR232TURohcMvAImn9tgiDE8-F_NC3NjU49qnFCmpsPgzpL3rbCZuxQC07Q

Friday, 29 July 2022

'ATTACK' AT 20: THE LOVERS OF NABOO...

Two posed publicity images of the young lovers, especially shot to capture the interest of the Italian SW fan/audience market.

Their secret arrival on Naboo has started off in a tense fashion, but the love that Jedi bodyguard Anakin has for Padme, bordering on obsession, is soon declared to the young senator, whose response to him is at first wary, then enjoying, of the boy's company whilst she is under his keen protection. Soon enough, their building liaison will become dangerous...

George Lucas was thrilled by the on-screen pairing of Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman- two beautiful young people being filmed at an equally beautiful and romantic location in Sasson San Martin/Lake Como, Italy during September 2002, heightened further in EPISODE II's post production by some exotic effects work by ILM.




At the Varykino safe house.

Filming the early romance scenes.

Hayden takes a break in this continuity polaroid taken during filming at Lake Como.

Anakin and Padme share a kiss.




Thursday, 28 July 2022

NOW AIRING ON DISNEY+: 'LIGHT AND MAGIC'


Full of terrific interviews and superb HD remastered behind the scenes/deleted footage you truly won't want to miss, the Disney+ exclusive six-part documentary series charting the rise and rise of ILM, from Lawrence Kasdan and the Imagine team, is now here: Light and Magic.


Monday, 25 July 2022

CLASSIC ART: WALKER WARS!


It's the David vs Goliath confrontation of the Star Wars saga, and one of the series greatest battle sequences -a blaze of action and superb stop-motion animation/model filming: The Empire Strikes Back's Battle of Hoth between the fast-moving Rebel Snowspeeder vehicles and the slow-marching, death-bringing Imperial AT-AT Walkers. A conflict nicely captured in this fine art created for the leaflet accompanying the 1980 release of the Kenner-produced Walker large toy action-figures model.

If anyone knows the artist of this original piece, please get in touch...

Friday, 22 July 2022

EPISODE I: 'WOBBED AND CWUNCHED'!


Having explored the seedy locale of Tatooine's Mos Espa spaceport and encountered its denizens, lovable coward Jar Jar Binks is unwilling to take another foray into the busy landscape, but he will soon have no choice as the rest of Qui-Gon Jinn's small group continue their search for a new hyperdrive.