We are starting to think about Christmas. I ask my favourite 9 year old if he’s had any thoughts on the matter.
I only want one thing for Christmas, Mummy
Phew, that’s a relief.
What’s that son?
I’m not sure which shops sell The Force, or if Father Christmas can conjure it up in his workshop.
I’ve just been sent a Star Wars DVD to review though, will that do?
Star Wars The Clone Wars is an animated TV series created by George Lucas, first screened in 2008. It’s set amid the time between Star Wars episodes II and III.
It’s the sort of thing that adult Star Wars purists can be a bit sniffy about, but which kids love.
Along the way it’s featured guest voices from George Takei (don’t think about that one too much, it’s a bit meta), Liam Neeson, Simon Pegg and Jon Favreau.
Many familiar Star Wars characters crop up including Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and *shudders* Jar Jar Binks.
This fourth season was critically acclaimed as the best yet when it initially aired on TV. And even if you’ve seen it on TV, the DVD and Blu Ray release features plenty of bonuses to make it worth investing in.
The big focus of Season Four is the resurrection of Darth Maul, that red faced, horny headed Sith dude last seen being sliced in half by Ewan McGregor.
Bonus materials include a poster and five new video commentaries. Additionally, the Blu-Ray includes The Jedi Temple Archives, a really fascinating selection of extras including special effects footage, early test animations, concept art, 3D visuals and deleted scenes.
And this is my junior jedi’s verdict on Star Wars The Clone Wars Season 4:
“I think that this is a very good set of DVDs because it takes you to universes unknown. Each episode is about 20 minutes long. So far my favourite episode is about R2D2 and C3PO when they get trapped down a well, and the people who own the land are tiny cute creatures. Although there are wars there is not too much fighting and a lot of it is space ships fighting. It’s quite easy to follow, very exciting and some bits are very funny. I think this would be a good Christmas present if you like Star Wars.”
Certificate PG, Contains 5 discs, with around 500 minutes total running time across 22 episodes. Suitable from around age 6. Thumbs up from us! But keep your light saber handy.
Star Wars The Clone Wars Season 4 is released on 22nd October in DVD and Blu Ray formats, currently priced from around £30. There’s also a box set of Seasons 1-4 available currently priced at £57.77 on Amazon.