As I mentioned in a previous post, with the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” drawing closer, it’s getting more and more difficult to wait. For me, it’s very much like waiting for Christmas when you were a kid!
Luckily, there are plenty of goodies out there to keep me – and fellow Star Wars fans – occupied. For instance, I’ll be sitting down and portioning out episodes from the latest Blu-Ray edition of The Clone Wars animated series, which hits store shelves TODAY! Here are the details:
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS: THE LOST MISSIONS
Blasts onto Blu-ray™ and DVD November 11th, 2014
Synopsis: Against a backdrop of ever-shifting loyalties, uneasy alliances and ancient hostilities, the conflict between the Republic and the Separatists ramps up, setting the stage for Darth Sidious’ ultimate act of treachery against the Jedi. In these uncertain times, some of the deepest mysteries of the light and dark sides of the Force are revealed as an intrepid clone trooper uncovers a shocking conspiracy, Anakin Skywalker’s closest relationship is tested to its limits, and Master Yoda makes a discovery that could forever change the balance of power in the galaxy.
Voice Cast: Tom Kane as Narrator, Dee Bradley Baker (TV’s “Phineas & Ferb,” “American Dad,” “Ultimate Spiderman”) as Clone Troopers, Matt Lanter (TV’s “90210,” “Ultimate Spiderman”) as Anakin Skywalker, James Arnold Taylor (TV’s “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” “Jonny Test”) as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ashley Eckstein (TV’s “Sofia The First,” “That’s So Raven”) as Ahsoka Tano
Read more after the jump!
Creators/Executive Producers: George Lucas, Dave Filoni (“Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “Star Wars Rebels”), Steward Lee (“Batman & Mr. Freeze,” “Star Wars Rebels”)
Series Synopsis: Set between Episodes II and III of the iconic “Star Wars” saga, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” explores the untold stories that helped shape the galaxy far, far away. The series chronicles the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Ahsoka Tano and other “Star Wars” heroes as they struggle to maintain freedom and restore peace against the dark side of the Force. Joined by an army of clone troopers, the noble Jedi fight to protect the Republic against the Separatists and their droid army led by Count Dooku, hias assassin Asajj Ventress and the evil General Grievous. Each week, a new thrilling story is revealed, brought to the screen by supervising director Dave Filoni and executive producer George Lucas.
Bonus Features: Never Before Seen 16-Minute Documentary Covering All Six Seasons
Four additional story reels from “The Lost Missions” Season (Blu-ray only)
Release Date: 11/11/2014
Feature Run Time: Approx. 287 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1:78 (Widescreen)
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages: English, French & Spanish
Subtitles: English, French & Spanish
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If you’ve never watched The Clone Wars animated series before, the character and plot developments in it really help smooth out some of the warts on the Prequel Trilogy.
And considering that the series is considered canon in the eyes of George Lucas and Lucasfilm, it behooves Star Wars fans to check it out!