There has never been a phenomenon quite like it in the history of movies. Now, experience firsthand the power and impact of STAR WARS with this exciting documentary. See interviews with the stars and filmmakers of both the... more » original STAR WARS series and the new prequel THE PHANTOM MENACE. Experience the thrill of PHANTOM's opening day and the premiere of the 1997 Special Edition Re-release of the STAR WARS series. Learn what influenced George Lucas when he created STAR WARS and what effect the film has had on the world of science fiction. Travel back in time to meet the creator of special effects then into the future to see how the worlds of STAR TREK and STAR WARS compare. Laugh at Mel Brooks' hilarious spoof SPACEBALLS then listen in as Hollywood superstars like Sharon Stone, Gary Busey, Hugh Hefner, Magic Johnson, Jennifer Tilly, Christina Ricci and Fran Drescher tell why they're fans and what effect the films have had on their lives. Best of all, go behind the scenes and meet George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Samuel L. Jackson, Natalie Portman, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and many more as they talk about their roles in the most successful movie series of all time-- they're the STARS of STAR WARS! Bonus Material: The Complete Interviews Collectors bonus! Enjoy the complete, uninterrupted interviews with the stars of THE PHANTOM MENACE including Liam Neeson, Jake Lloyd, Natalie Portman, and Samuel L. Jackson. Plus Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and George Lucas himself discuss THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and the original1977 STAR WARS. Chapter stops you can go directly to on DVD include: The complete interviews with *Liam Neeson *Jake Lloyd *Natalie Portman *Harrison Ford *Carrie Fisher *Samuel L. Jackson *Mark Hamill *George Lucas *Billy Dee Williams« less
"I don't know what these naysayers are whining about, it's cool! I am an avid collector of Star Wars Quicktime clips, and have recorded tons from ET, Access Hollywood and others. I hadn't seen ANY of these interviews! I t was cool. The DVD also offers uninterrupted interviews in their entirety (only about 5-7 minutes long each, but hey)."
J. Rowan | San Jose, CA USA | 12/16/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After viewing 'The Unauthorized Star Wars Story' I had very low expectations for this selection. Surprisingly, the content was pretty good. The narration was sound, the interviews were well mixed, and the content is generous. If I had any real complaints, it would be that this DVD concentrates a bit too much on non-Star Wars subject matter. Overall? If you are a sci-fi fan pick it up."
Not Much Here.
tvtv3 | Sorento, IL United States | 09/11/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is a hodge-podge of footage of people waiting in line, brief interviews with the stars of the films, short cuts of sci-fi films and television shows, longer interviews with the series' fans, and a few other eccentricies. The narration of the DVD is really well done and covers up for some of the poor editing. However, other than the narration, that's about it. The "interviews" with the stars are really short and most were done waiting in line for movie premiers. The DVD also contrasts Star Wars to Star Trek and towards the end of the disc an attempt at comparing Ed Wood to George Lucas is made. Can you believe it, comparing PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE to STAR WARS! Unbelievable.The only DVD extras are a series of short interviews with some of the stars of Star Wars. Most are with cast members from THE PHANTOM MENACE. However, there are a couple other interviews that took place over twenty years ago with THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. The best interview in the whole set is with Harrison Ford and Anthony Daniels; it is by far the most entertaining and interesting part of the DVD.This is a DVD that only Star Wars fans can appreciate it. It's not too bad for a hodge-podge collection of film. However, some of the editing is poor and there isn't anything new or thought-provoking. Besides that, the DVD compares Ed Wood's films to STAR WARS. If it weren't for the good narration and the Harrison Ford/Anthony Daniels interview, the DVD would have received one star just for the Ed Wood comparison."
Interesting and Nostalgic
Lorenzo M. in the Hollywood CA Area | North Hollywood, CA USA | 06/25/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is an interesting collection of interviews and news footage. It's what you would expect. You will see a young Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill.The DVD is kind of choppy in its presentation, but the interviews are interesting and the look into the past is very nostalgic. I didn't know what to expect when I bought this, but I wasn't totally disappointed.The Star Wars fan will love it, but the general public...may get bored. There are no DVD Extras of note either."
A nice unauthorized interview DVD for all Star Wars fans.
Rebecca | Massachusetts, USA | 12/03/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great DVD for avid STAR WARS collectors. It has interviews with the cast and crew of all four STAR WARS films including director George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fischer, Liam Neeson, Harrison Ford, and many others. It also has interviews of celebrities who are fans of the STAR WARS films like actress Christina Ricci, William Shatner, and Sharon Stone, among others. The interviewer asks some intelligent questions to the stars of STAR WARS and the celebrity fans, but then there are also some non-intelligent questions that the interviewer asks. There are no sceen clips from any STAR WARS films because this was not made by Lucasfilms company. It also talks about other films that are like STAR WARS, such as STARK TREK. This DVD can only be really appreciated by hardcore STAR WARS fanatics. People who just sort of like STAR WARS but are not obsessed about the sega would probably care less for it since it would be a little less interesting for them. But since I am a huge STAR WARS fan, I really enjoyed this film. It gives a good insight on the films and the people who were apart of them. Highly recommended for avid STAR WARS fans only."