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Star Wars Digital Edition Hitting April 10th Loaded With Additional Bonuses

7 April 2015 2:58 PM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

As the world prepares to completely lose its mind with the release of the new Star Wars film, it is obviously time to try to stir the pot as much as possible. That in mind, the previous films from the franchise are going to be released on April 10th in digital edition, and with some new bonuses to help sucker you in to the purchase.

They also come with the legacy bonus content, and put together, these are impressive releases. I don’t want to overly comment on how many sales the first three episodes are going to get, but if you need to catch up on the universe in general, this is your chance. And, since we’re looking at a new generation who need to get on board for the new film, this is the way to go.

Take a look at all the bonus potential below, and »

- Marc Eastman

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The London Film Convention Celebrates 80 Years of Hammer in the Shadow of Big Ben

4 March 2015 11:10 AM, PST | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Iconic Hammer actresses Martine Beswick, Veronica Carlson and Caroline Munro. (All photos copyright Adrian Smith. All rights reserved.)

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(The following article was originally run in November, 2014)  

By Adrian Smith 

With around sixty special guests in attendance, the Westminster Central Hall on Saturday the 7th of November was packed to its domed roof with excited Hammer film fans.

Familiar faces including Caroline Munro, Valerie Leon, Madeline Smith and Martine Beswick were providing some glamour, but the organisers managed to make the event extra-memorable by securing the presence of Edina Ronay, George Cole, Freddie Jones and others who had not signed autographs at a fan event before. At times queues to meet them ran out of the building and down the street! Other rare UK appearances were made from Veronica Carlson and Linda Hayden, flown in from the Us to meet their fans. It was »

- (Cinema Retro)

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(Real) George Lucas Shares (Fake) Lost Darth Vader Auditions

5 February 2015 10:17 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

I was going to say that George Lucas doesn’t show his humorous side so often but he’s so utterly deadpan in this video that maybe I’ve misread the man and he’s actually taking the mickey all of the time. That would certainly explain a few things.

Explain, but not exactly excuse.

Now, this clip, which comes from Vulture, was apparently screened as part of the New York Drama League’s feteing of James Earl Jones. What better way to celebrate that fine actor that than demonstrate how completely preposterous the Darth Vader dialogue sounds coming out of anybody else’s mouth.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will do well to find a villainous presence one half as commanding as the Jones-Dave Prowse combo. Lucas might have gotten a lot of things wrong, but the pairing of the Green Cross Code man and Lt. Lothar »

- Brendon Connelly

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Star Wars doc 'Elstree 1976' heads to The Works

30 January 2015 1:01 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Efm: UK sales outfit The Works International has boarded world rights to documentary Elstree 1976, about the effect Star Wars had on the lives of those involved in even the smallest roles in the film.

Directed by Jon Spira, whose previous documentary Anyone Can Play Guitar was named one of the top 10 music films of 2011 by the NME, and produced by Hank Starrs (Dust), the film features Star Wars actors and extras from Dave Prowse (Darth Vader) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) to Derek Lyons (Massassi Temple Guard) and Pam Rose (Leesub Sirlin).

The film will explore ten actors’ lives and explore the eccentric community they have formed.

The Works will be screening a promo of the film, currently in post-production, during the Efm in Berlin.

The Kickstarter-funded project is due to be released ahead of J.J Abrams’  Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.

Director Jon Spira said: “I’ve always been interested in those »

- (Andreas Wiseman)

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Berlin: The Works Acquires ‘Elstree 1976′ — Docu about ‘Star Wars’ Actors, Extras

29 January 2015 11:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The Works Intl. has acquired exclusive worldwide sales rights for “Elstree 1976,” a documentary about the effect “Star Wars” had on the lives of some of actors and extras involved in making the film. Sales will commence in Berlin where The Works is screening a promo.

The film is in post-production, following a successful Kickstarter campaign, and will be ready for delivery at the end of the year, in advance of the release of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens.”

The pic is directed by Jon Spira, whose previous documentary “Anyone Can Play Guitar” was named one of the top 10 music films of 2011 by the NME. “Elstree 1976” was produced by Hank Starrs (“Dust,” “Anyone Can Play Guitar”).

Pic features “Star Wars” actors and extras from Dave Prowse (Darth Vader) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) to Derek Lyons (Massassi Temple Guard) and Pam Rose (Leesub Sirlin).

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- Leo Barraclough

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