Sunday, March 10, 2013

Season 1, Episode 9 - A New Hope Commentary

Midterms are now complete, which means I am completely free! ...At least for a week of Spring Break, anyway.

So continuing on with the film commentary series, I would like to present you with my commentary of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.  The next two Holocron episodes will cover the other two parts of the Original Trilogy (The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi), and then we'll be switching gears to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Speaking of The Hobbit, it releases this month on the 19th, so totally consider pre-ordering your copy, or streaming it from Netflix, or however you like to get your movies.  Just like The Lord of the Rings trilogy, an Extended Version will be released... in December...

Ah, well.  At least we'll be able to watch The Desolation of Smaug in theaters and then run back home to watch the extended Unexpected Journey. =)

Until then, though, here's the New Hope commentary that (hopefully) will be both interesting and entertaining for you all.

With this commentary, though, please make sure that you're watching the same version of the film that I did.  Since Mr. Lucas has made a few tweaks to the series, the 90s VHS version is not the same as the 2004 DVD release (its cover is the main photo on this post, plus it's the one I'm using) which is not the same as the Blu-ray re-release in 2012.  Slightly annoying, I know, but just thought I'd throw that out there just in case.  Commentaries that don't sync with the visuals are even more annoying than continually edited re-releases, as far as I'm concerned.

Like always, if there's a movie you'd like to hear me commentate (that's a word, right?) about, then please comment below with your suggestions!  Please be aware, though, that I won't accept R-rated films nor will I accept PG-13 films that are not mostly clean.  It's just my policy to keep everything on here clean and family appropriate.  If your suggestion doesn't fit into either one of those disqualifications, then by all means let me hear it and I'll most likely do it. =)

You can also check my topic schedule by clicking on the Schedule tab up there, and you can access previous episodes by category under the Archive tab.

I hope you all enjoy this episode and that you all are having a wonderfully blessed weekend!

 - Edessa, signing off


  1. Glad you posted this! =D On the subject of Star Wars special editions, I hate them all! But what I hate most is that the original theatrical version has not been made readily available on Blu-Ray and DVD. Sorry for the rant there, going to come back listen to this later. =)


  2. *sigh* I have the 90s VHS version available at the moment. I'm going to figure out the differences and then do it. That way I can sync it :)

  3. Well, since your my sister, Eddy, i can just turn on the movie and say,"Sit.Watch. Make funny comments." Problem solved! =P