The story of The Empire Strikes Back is retold. Darth Vader (Stewie) is hunting the rebel Luke Skywalker (Chris) and his troops relentlessly across the galaxy. On the ice planet Hoth, Luke has a vision of his late mentor O... more »bi-Wan Kenobi (Herbert), telling him to go to the Dagobah system to learn the ways of the Force under Jedi Master Yoda (Carl). Meanwhile Princess Leia (Lois) finds herself taking a shine to the scruffy pilot Han Solo (Peter) and, against all odds, the two soon fall in love. But an encounter with Han?s old friend Lando Calrissian (Mort) lands them in the clutches of the Empire. Envisioning this, Luke chooses to forgo his Jedi training to save his friends. It all comes to a head in a climactic confrontation with Darth Vader himself?
The Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Darkside DVD is presented in full screen aspect ratio featuring English 5.1 Dolby Surround, Line 21, English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, English, Spanish, French, and Brazilian stereo and subtitles. Special features include:
? Audio Commentary
? Deleted Scenes
? Behind-The-Scenes Featurette ? ?The Darkside of Poster Art?
"This video was pretty disappointing. It was not nearly as funny as Blue Harvest. My best friend bought it and we just watched it for the first time today. We immediately had the same reaction after it was over. It was ok and funny in parts but disappointing. A lot of the gags weren't funny and there were so many things that could have been a lot funnier. Glad I watched my friend's copy because I'm not going to waste the money to buy this now. It was ok to watch once but I wouldn't re-watch it so no point in buying it."
If you liked Blue Harvest, you'll like this too
Brian M. Moore | Raleigh, NC USA | 12/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm assuming the majority of people reading this are familiar with Family Guy, and presumably Blue Harvest, and are therefore looking to see how this episode compares to Blue Harvest. Simply put, if you enjoyed Blue Harvest, rest assured you're likely going to enjoy this episode as well. My initial impressions rate this as comparable in quality to Blue Harvest, with enough "freshness" to keep it from feeling like a stale rehash, yet enough references to the first episode to hold the story together.
If by chance you haven't seen Blue Harvest, I'd recommend you see it first, as much like with Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, this episode continues the story and references previous jokes and plot points.
The Blu-ray edition comes with a digital copy of the episode, and is presented in 1.33:1 ratio (regular/full screen/standard/whatever you prefer to call it). The run time is between 54 and 55 minutes (the digital copy shows as 54:41), putting it 7 minutes, 8 seconds longer than Blue Harvest."
Blu ray lunch box
S. Littler | Gainesville, Fl | 12/23/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First off the misinformed reviews that were out before the disc was even released should be taken off by Amazon. The run time is around 54 minutes plus credits. As a Star Wars fan the packaging was great with lunch box and t-shirt exclusive from Best Buy. The bluray looked awesome and the sound was loud and thundering. The show itself was funny, and closer to the actual movie Empire Strikes Back than Blue Harvest was with a New Hope. One thing if you have kids, there is some foul language."
Too Many Missed Opportunities
Brian T. Newman | Seoul, Korea | 12/23/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Family Guy is back with a second Star Wars Episode. Honestly, it shouldn't matter if you are a fan of The Empire Strikes Back or not (I don't care much for A New Hope but loved the FG episode). Here is what you need to know: Is it funny? Sure, there are some laughs. Could it be better? I think so. Was it as funny as the last one? In my opinion, no.
Is it funny?-The fact that the episode had me laughing in the first few minutes was a good sign (the probe droid scene was probably my favorite scene in the episode). They do well to incorporate characters into funny yet familiar roles in the most random of times. You will laugh at this episode, so that should be worth something.
Could it be better?-Well...that is kind of my whole point here. There are so many missed opportunities in this episode to poke fun at Star Wars or other actors/actresses that are not taken advantage of. No Luke kissing Leia jokes...no Lando crossing his friends...no jokes about the Ugnaughts (pig people)...come on! Is it too predictable? Maybe...but it still deserves a shot. Besides the missed jokes, some parts were just not too funny, like the AT-AT jokes on Hoth.
Was it as funny as the last one?-I have my criticisms about Blue Harvest and they transfer over to this one too, but Blue Harvest just seemed to have the classic Family Guy humor to it whereas this one didn't.
In the end, I am glad they made this one, hopefully learned some lessons for when they make Return of the Jedi. If you are a Family Guy Fan, definitely buy it as it is worth seeing. Rewatch value is not as good as Blue Harvest, but still a worthwhile investment.
Thanks again for the laughs, Family Guy!!!"
Something something something funny
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 12/23/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's no secret that Star Wars had a big impact on Seth MacFarlane, as evident throughout the entire series run of Family Guy, which more often than not is loaded with Star Wars-related references and gags. Blue Harvest, the first Family Guy/Star Wars mash-up was a blast, as is Something Something Something Dark Side, which this time around finds the denziens of Family Guy riffing and paying homage to The Empire Strikes Back. Like Blue Harvest before it, Something Something Something Darkside is surprisingly faithful to the source material, and is very, very funny to boot (seeing Mort dressed up like Lando is hilarious on its own, and Peter/Han's retort to Lois/Leia's declaration of love is even more so). Even though this installment is a little longer in running time compared to Blue Harvest, as a whole it's still too short, but the end result still packs enough laughs for your time and attention."