Bostonians! Power up your light sabers, because this Monday, actor Charles Ross is bringing his One-Man Star Wars Trilogy to the Coolidge Corner Theater for one night only. The show is a one-of-a-kind theatrical piece of intergalactic proportions, managing to distill all three films into a 75-minute extravaganza in which Ross plays all the characters, recreates the special effects, mans the ships, fights both sides of the battles, and even sings from John Williams's score.
Harry vs. Luke: Which sparkly-stick wielding hero do you prefer?
Two heroic journeys go head to head this fall in theatres: George Lucas plans to re-release all six Star Wars films on 3-D, and the second-to-last Harry Potter film will be coming out in 3-D this fall as well. Forbes has already penned a post that pits the franchises against each other, pointing out that Harry Potter is edging up on Star Wars' current standing as richest franchise of all time.
Above: Luke Skywalker resists the temptation of the dark side while constructing his green lightsaber in a cave on Tattooine in this scene cut from Return of the Jedi and, amazingly, not re-inserted into the film in the previous "Special Edition." This scene will be part of the Star Wars trilogy Blu-Ray release in 2011, which I guess is the "Super-Special Edition" or something like that. Kind of a cool scene, though, I guess.
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