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Classics Here's A Petition For Disney: Let Me Buy The Holiday Special

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Narutakikun, Mar 15, 2013.

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  1. Narutakikun

    Narutakikun Jedi Knight star 4

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    So now that Disney is solidly in charge of Star Wars, here's something I'd like for them to do - let me finally buy a good, clean, high-definition copy of the Holiday Special on DVD or Blu-ray. And you know what I'd really love? If they cut a deal with Mike Nelson to include the exceptionally funny RiffTrax of the SWHS as an optional commentary track on the disc. It would be fun, it would be nostalgic - it's time to let this happen. So how about it, Disney? Take my money!
     
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  2. KilroyMcFadden

    KilroyMcFadden Jedi Knight star 3

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  3. 07jonesj

    07jonesj Jedi Master star 4

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    Burying this is one of George's smarter decisions. I've seen it myself, and... wow.

    One watches it as they do The Room, in an ironic manner.
     
  4. Narutakikun

    Narutakikun Jedi Knight star 4

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    I don't think Disney needs the money to do it. I just think they need the motivation.
     
  5. Narutakikun

    Narutakikun Jedi Knight star 4

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    Well, yes, that's how you do watch it. But that's no reason to bury it. Like I said, it's nostalgic and funny and with the Rifftrax, it would be even better.
     
  6. KilroyMcFadden

    KilroyMcFadden Jedi Knight star 3

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    People watch The Room and the Holiday Special because they love to watch it. It makes them laugh. If you are watching those movies just because you are a hipster and don't actually derive any pleasure from it, I feel sorry for you.
     
  7. 07jonesj

    07jonesj Jedi Master star 4

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    That's not what I meant. It's so bad that you enjoy it - hence, ironic.
     
  8. KilroyMcFadden

    KilroyMcFadden Jedi Knight star 3

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    If you literally enjoy it, why would you be against a nice commercial release? Or am I misunderstanding?
     
  9. 07jonesj

    07jonesj Jedi Master star 4

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    I enjoyed it, but not because it was good, because it was so damn bad.

    I wouldn't buy it because, as I said, it's horrible. Worth a single watch because it's so bad, it's funny, but not something I'd watch multiple times. And I only buy DVDs/Blu-Rays if I plan to watch something multiple times.
     
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  10. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Aw, I thought this thread was about Narublahblah's attempt to personally purchase the rights to the Holiday Special. :(

    Still, I've seen this as is and with RiffTrax, and it's hilariously bad either way. Would I want to see this get a proper home media release? Not really, no. In fact, it works as something only available anywhere but an official source.
     
  11. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan

    Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    So this is like "Here, have my money and give me those nails and that chalk board..."
    That is what the starting post sounded to me like...

    PS: But yes, I would buy the RIFFTRAX Version - it is quite genius of making fun of the utter vileness-ness-ness of the "Special".
     
  12. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Me too![face_laugh]

    Naru can we get a Kickstarter program started to support you should you chose to purchase the HS? Maybe a petition or two for good measure?:p
     
  13. Valairy Scot

    Valairy Scot Backpacking One Pack a Day Mod of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    It's been so long since I saw the Holiday Special...is it something both PT haters and PT lovers would unite on?


    If so, it should be released as a means of bringing the fandom together.
     
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  14. The Shadow Emperor

    The Shadow Emperor Jedi Master star 4

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    If you mean so they can all hate it together, then yes. I approve of this idea.
     
  15. Valairy Scot

    Valairy Scot Backpacking One Pack a Day Mod of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Then SW fans unite and demand this show's release! :D
     
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  16. The Shadow Emperor

    The Shadow Emperor Jedi Master star 4

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    I bet Lucas had all the remaining tapes of the special destroyed years ago out of shame.
     
  17. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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  18. QsAssistant

    QsAssistant Jedi Master star 2

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    I've only seen the part with the Wookiees, I believe it was at the start of the film, and the odd dancing things. It was (takes a deep breath) sooooooooooooooooooo bad. And I would still buy it. So yes I want it to be released on DVD. I have a feeling that Disney will give it to us.
     
  19. _Catherine_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Do it for Bea Arthur, Disney. It's what she would have wanted.
     
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