- Directed by Steve Binder
- Starring Mickey Morton, Patty Maloney, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford
- Written by Pat Proft, Leonard Ripps
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) -- Star Wars Holiday Special is a 2-hour long television special that aired on CBS on November 17, 1978. It starred the entire original cast of Star Wars except for Alec Guinness. Excluding commercials, the program ran about 90 minutes. The entire show is live-action, but there is an 11 minute animated segment, that is most popular as Boba Fett's first appearance in the Star Wars universe. George Lucas wrote the story for the program, but because of preparations for Empire Strikes Back he had hardly any further involvement.
The program : It is Lifeday, a holiday that is celebrated on Chewbacca's home planet Kashyyyk. Chewie and Han Solo are trying to get to the planet where Chewie's family is waiting for him, but the empire is out searching for the rebels, giving everyone a hard time. While we are waiting we get a look at the everyday life of a wookie family. We meet all the familiar characters from Star Wars and we are introduced to Bobba Fett during a small cartoon. We also pay a visit to the Cantina and meet all the monsters again.
The show did well ratings-wise but it was very boring, corny, and altogether awful. By no means is it a worthy chapter in the Star Wars universe. George Lucas hated it so much, that he made sure that it never aired again and was never released on home video. This is a 2 disc set. Thr first disc contains the infamous TV special with commercials intact which provides a good opportunity for bonus jokes and some nostalgia. The Second Disc contains a better quality version of the tv special with a crap load of added extras:
Promotional Stills & Other Photos Scripts and other documents Wallpaper Collection Musical Scores & Soundtrack Collections Random Beats - A Tremor in the Force Christmas in the Stars Classic Trilogy by the Sky Cocktails i the Cantina Japanese Box Set The Life Day Song This minute now Just one more round
The Star Wars Holiday Special DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 8/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.
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Format Region 0 DVD Aspect ratio Fullscreen Number of discs 2