Star Wars

The Face Behind Tiny Vader Revealed

Okay, I was wrong. I was comvinced Tiny Vader was a she.  I saw the pink room and the baby doll, and no sister in sight and proclaimed “Tiny Darth Vader is a GIRL!”.  But alas, I was wrong.  Tiny Vader is played by the adorable and talented (how did he emote so much in a full costume?) 6 year old Max. 

In this clip from the Today show Vader uses the force before unmasking:

Of note: Like the “real” Darth Vader, Max depends on technology to keep him healthy – he has a pacemaker.

Everyone Else, Give Up. Tiny Vader wins.

This has been floating around the internet for a few days, but in case you haven’t seen it, here is Volkswagen’s Superbowl commercial.  

This utterly charming commercial made us laugh.  The kid in the costume is able to express so much. The very end, when tiny Vader jerks around surprisedly is hilarious. I doubt we’ll see anything better than this on Sunday.

Star Wars: The Complete Saga to be Released on BluRay

Star Wars: The Complete Saga to be Released on BluRay

Star Wars fans everywhere will be able to geek out to the films in all their BluRay glory come September.  Last week at CES Twentieth Century Fox announced that it will release three separate sets of BluRay Discs (The Complete Saga, The Prequel Trilogy and The Original Trilogy).

According to the press release at StarWars.com:

Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray will feature all six live-action Star Wars feature films utilizing the highest possible picture and audio presentation, along with three additional discs and more than 30 hours of extensive special features including never-before-seen deleted and alternate scenes, an exploration of the exclusive Star Wars archives, and much more.
Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray will be available for $139.99 US/$179.99 CAN and the Star Wars: Trilogy Sets for $69.99 US/89.99 CAN. Pricing for each set will vary by international territory.

“With all six episodes available for the first time in one collection, this is a great way for families and home audiences to experience the complete Saga from start to finish,” said Doug Yates, Vice President of Marketing, Online, Distribution, Lucasfilm Ltd. “And with the quality of high-definition, Blu-ray provides the most immersive home experience possible.”

You can see a preview here, read the whole press-release here and pre-order  your copy from Amazon here.

So will this be the version where Han shoots first or the version that was re-released with the “improvements”?  Are you going to shell out the $90 (Amazon’s pre-order price) for this?