Robot Chicken Star Wars Episode II will be released in UK on 27 July with an astounding 90 minutes of special features, and an extended version of the episode with an extra 15 minutes of unbroadcast footage.
In case you haven't caught Robot Chicken yet (and why not?) it’s the brainchild of Seth (Buffy) Green and Matthew Senreich – a sketch show using stop motion figures which in totally unscientific tests (we asked a couple of people in the office) has been proven to be a zillion times funnier than the Horne and Corden show. back in 2007 they produced a special Star Wars episode which went on to be a smash hit on DVD, and so a sequel was a no brainer.
Many of the Star Wars characters from the first special return, as well as fan favourites Bossk, IG-88, Zuckus, 4-LOM, Dengar and others, who set off on a quest to capture Han Solo. Viewers will be reunited with Emperor Palpatine, who gets the idea to place an ad for bounty hunters from his barber. Gary the Stormtrooper has to suffer through Bring Your Daughter to Work Day, not so easy when your boss is Darth Vader. You will understand why Anakin should never babysit the young Jedis-in-training and witness Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader share a rare father-son bonding moment.
The DVD features Star Wars veterans Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks) as well as Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane, Breckin Meyer and Seth Green.
The making of Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II
Behind the Scenes: Sneak Peek
Skywalker Ranch Premiere
Trailers (like the one below)
Robot Chicken Star Wars Episode II has an RRP of £14.99, but you can pre-order it from Play.com now!!