A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
As the Clone Wars near an end, the Sith Lord Darth Sidious steps out of the shadows, at which time Anakin succumbs to his emotions, becoming Darth Vader and putting his relationships with Obi-Wan and Padme at risk.
After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
"Wow!" is a 40-minute Laserdisc that was produced to showcase the THX Home Theatre Systems. As I understand it, they were only available to purchasers of THX systems. Fortunately, a friend of mine was selling these systems a few years ago, so I was able to see this disc!
In addition to several tracks of systems tests there are 3 main "Demos". The first, and best, is "Wow!"; a collection of clips from the Star Wars Trilogy, the Indiana Jones Trilogy, and Willow, with John Williams' incredible music in the background. The second is "The Home THX Audio System", which is an overview of how the system works, given by Tomlinson Holman, creator of the system. The third is "SOUNDTRACK!", an engrossing look at the creation of a final soundtrack using the opening scene of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade".
I highly recommend trying to secure a copy of this Laserdisc-only release to anyone who really wants to see what their home theatre system is capable of!
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