Among hardcore Star Wars fans, there is one coveted item from the production of the original trilogy that is a rare artifact. No, we’re not talking about any props from the set, even though those are highly sought after items. Instead, we’re talking about a winter jacket given to crew members who worked on the Norwegian set of The Empire Strikes Back on the location that was used to represent the ice planet Hoth.
Normally, getting your hands on one of these original jackets will cost you thousands of dollars, but thankfully, Columbia Sportswear is releasing an updated replica of the jacket that costs significantly less. It’s still a bit of a salty pricetag, but it’s a small amount to pay to show your true Star Wars fandom and to keep warm without cutting open an innocent tauntaun.
Check out The Empire Strikes Back crew jacket below. Read More »
Luke Skywalker remained out of sight, but never out of mind, through much of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Then he appeared as a bearded Mark Hamill in the final few seconds of the film. But we almost saw a glimpse of Luke earlier in the film, through the tumultuous vision that Rey receives when she picks up Luke’s long lost lightsaber. The twist: he wouldn’t have been played by Hamill but by actor Robert Boulter, in a re-enactment of the famous The Empire Strikes Back duel.
And now, we know what he would’ve looked like.
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There have been plenty of featurettes and retrospective documentaries recalling the making of the original Star Wars trilogy, especially in recent years. However, getting a glimpse from behind-the-scenes of the original movies as they were being made is a rare gift. But someone recently found a rare hour-long Empire Strikes Back documentary from 1980 and uploaded it for us all to enjoy.
Watch the Empire Strikes Back documentary below! Read More »
You can never have too much artwork celebrating the things you love. At least that’s what you have to keep telling yourself every time a great new poster comes along that pays tribute to your favorite films and TV shows. And in this case, a new print from Mark Englert honors three movies using a single iconic element from all of them.
Bottleneck Gallery and Acme Archives are teaming up for this incredible Star Wars print from Mark Englert that uses the Millennium Falcon as the centerpiece to celebrate A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The piece is appropriately called “She’s Got It Where It Counts,” and you fan find out when and where to buy it below. Read More »
The world of collectible movie props is a lucrative business, but as we learned in the wake of an Iron Man helmet being stolen from a storage facility in Southern California, it can also be a shady business. However, there are also plenty of legitimate sales happening in broad daylight thanks to auction houses around the world. And one of them is about to bring one of the coolest yet simple jackets to the auction block from a galaxy far, far away.
Han Solo’s navy blue jacket worn by Harrison Ford in The Empire Strikes Back will be up for auction in the United Kingdom, and the wardrobe item worn on screen is expected to snag $1.3 million Read More »
Whenever San Diego Comic-Con comes along, Hasbro has some of the most coveted exclusives that you can only get at the convention. And among them are a handful of Star Wars exclusives that fans always clamor to get throughout the five-day convention. This year is no exception as Hasbro has unveiled their Star Wars 2018 Comic-Con exclusives, including a popular comic character, a scene from The Force Awakens, and a new Black Series figure from The Empire Strikes Back. Read More »
Gallery 1988 always has outstanding pop culture artwork up their sleeve, and their latest exhibition has some of the most unique pieces we’ve seen in a long time.
Super Secret Fun Club is the latest artist to bring a new show to Gallery 1988, and with it comes a special focus on “Wax Packs and Card Backs.” What that means is that artists delivered some unique action figure style creations, an extensive series of film and television characters given the Garbage Pail Kids treatment, and some awesome enamel pins too.
Check out some of our favorite Gallery 1988 Super Secret Fun Club artwork and creations below. Read More »
Star Wars Rebels has done a fine job of filling in the large gap between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope. But the animated series will soon come to an end – only seven episodes left in the show’s fourth and final season. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t see the crew of the Ghost appearing elsewhere in Star Wars canon.
Star Wars: Forces of Destiny focuses on the various female characters of the Star Wars galaxy across all eras of the saga, and the first comic in the series will shine a light on Leia Organa and her adventures within the Rebel Alliance. Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – Leia #1 is coming to shelves tomorrow, and a sneak preview of the debut issue has revealed that a certain Star Wars Rebels character spent time with Princess Leia and the scoundrel Han Solo on the ice planet Hoth before the events of The Empire Strikes Back.
Find out about the Star Wars Rebels Hoth connection below. Read More »
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On the ice planet of Hoth from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the only way to keep warm when you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere is to cut open your Tauntaun companion and situate yourself within its innards. Thankfully, the folks at Columbia are doing their best to ensure you won’t have to do that when it gets cold this winter.
A new line of The Empire Strikes Back Columbia jackets are being released in a couple days, and they’re all inspired by the wardrobes of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa in the 1980 sequel. Check them out below. Read More »
(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)
In this edition, see a trailer for The Empire Strikes Back cut in the style of the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Plus, watch a video essay diving into The Prestige and the magic of movies, and see how a Geostorm prank is played on some unsuspecting taxi cab passengers. Read More »