Revenue of the Sith

Darth Does DVD

from E! Online

Revenge is sweet on DVD.

The much heralded final installment in George Lucas' epic Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, will be released on DVD galaxy-wide Nov. 1.

The release, timed for the holiday shopping onslaught, will likely be one of the year's top sellers. Not only is Revenge of the Sith the biggest moneymaker of 2005, setting box office records and generating $784 million and counting in worldwide ticket sales, it also means that all six Star Wars films will be available on DVD for the first time.

The DVD will be released as a two-disc set augmented by a feature-length making-of documentary, two new featurettes (one of exploring Anakin Skywalker as the prophesized "Chosen One" and the other providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the movie's stunts) and the 15-part collection of Lucasfilm's Webisodes on the film.

There was no immediate word on whether Lucas would do a full-length commentary, as he has done for previous DVD releases. Lucasfilm says it will release further details at a later date.

The previous two prequels, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace and Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, included commentary from Lucas, as well as deleted scenes, trailers and TV spots, photo galleries and theatrical posters.

And, in a synergistic show of force, the DVD will drop the same day LucasArts unleashes its latest movie-based videogame, Star Wars Battlefront II on the Playstation 2, Xbox, Windows and PSP platforms. The game allows fans to play out key fight sequences from all six Star Wars films. To tie in the game and DVD releases, Revenge of the Sith will offer consumers access to a special Xbox playable demo of two entire levels from Batllefront II featuring never-before-seen environments taken from Sith.

Star Wars Light Sabers on Auction Block in L.A.

from Reuters

LOS ANGELES - Light sabers used by Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies are expected to fetch around $60,000 each at a Beverly Hills movie memorabilia auction on Friday.

The two light sabers from the original Star Wars and its 1980 sequel Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back are among more than 75 "artifacts" in an auction that also includes Harrison Ford's signature leather jacket from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, estimated to fetch some $50,000.

The Star Wars treasures come from the collection of producer Gary Kurtz, who worked closely with director George Lucas from 1973-81, and many of them are expected to be snapped up by fans and collectors for well over their estimates.

Other movie memorabilia on the block on Thursday include Tom Hanks' costume from Saving Private Ryan, John Travolta's leather chaps from Urban Cowboy, and the suit worn by The Riddler in the first episode of the 1960s TV series version of Batman.

Collectors cam bid in person in Beverly Hills, by phone, fax or live on the Internet through


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