Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Take a Walk on the Dark Side – VANS to Release STAR WARS™ Themed Holiday Collection

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Vans teams up with the Star Wars brand once again, this time exploring the dark side of the Force to introduce new designs inspired by villains from the original trilogy. Taking cues from the summer collection, the Vans x Star Wars holiday offering extends through Classics footwear to men’s apparel and accessories combining heritage Vans prints with Star Warsvillains from around the galaxy.  

The sophomore collection kicks off with the Era, which introduces the storm camo, a black and white winter camouflage shoe featuring images of Imperial Stormtroopers. The blendedStar Wars and Van Doren Pirate print returns this holiday after first being released for a limited run in the Vault by Vans collection. The archived Vans print has been updated replacing the original skull and sword configuration with images of Darth Vader, Stormtrooper helmets and lightsabers. The reissued Vans x Star Wars graphic is highlighted on a black-to-the-floor Sk8-Hi and is carried into men’s apparel with a t-shirt, three snapbacks and backpack. The Classic Slip-On mirrors the sinister, all-black motif with a portrait print of the Sith Lord himself, Darth Vader. The Authentic rounds out the assortment with a scene of good versus evil, presenting iconic imagery from life on ice planet Hoth. Kids and toddlers will also get to walk on the dark side with takedowns of the adult Era and Authentic prints, but will receive an exclusive pattern on the Classic Slip-On. Vans’ iconic black and white Checkerboard Classic Slip-On is treated with Darth Vader and Stormtrooper heads in each alternating check.
 

To celebrate the second installment of the Vans x Star Wars collection, Vans Customs will release limited edition Star Wars prints exclusively on vans.com/customs. From October 15 to November 15, Vans and Star Wars fans can customize popular silhouettes such as the Authentic, Classic Slip-On and Sk8-Hi with two new patterns only available through the Vans Customs program.
The Vans x Star Wars holiday capsule launches October 1 at Vans.com, Vans flagship locations and select wholesale accounts globally. Adult sized footwear retails from $60 to $70 USD, kid and toddler sized styles retail from $37 to $42 USD and men’s apparel items range from $28 to $40 USD.
Give yourself to the dark side and visit vans.com/starwars for more information or to purchase the collection on 10/1.

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I Ask DreamWorks If John Williams Is Doing The Soundtrack For Spielberg's St. James Place

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Steven Spielberg's latest movie is well under way.  St. James Place is based on a true story about a lawyer, James Donovan played by Tom Hanks who is hired by the CIA during the Cold War to negotiate the release of U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers.

We've seen production shots from New York and parts of the city being transformed to a Cold War era.

But the news we want to know, is John Williams doing the soundtrack?  If you got to the Wikipedia page of the movie you will see John Williams in the credits.  But no official annoucment has been made.

I thought I would contact someone at Dreamworks and ask the question directly.  Here's part of the response I got:
"John scores all of Steven’s films so we would expect him to do the same here."
That's good news.  Of course it's not a direct confirmation but it sounds to me that our favourite composer is in talks with Dreamworks and of course has a long and successful track record with Steven Spielberg.

Expect an official announcement soon.  We'll keep you updated.

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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Star Wars Props & Costumes Coming Up for Auction on October 16th

 Star Wars Props & Costumes Coming Up for Auction on October 16th

Prop Store is proud to announce its first live auction event produced in partnership with Vue Entertainment. In the most
exciting sale of its kind, over 375 original film and television props and costumes will go under the hammer on October 16th Vue’s

flagship cinema in Westfield, London. The public will be able to get

up close and personal with some of the most valuable and iconic pieces on offer throughout a free two week exhibition at Vue Westfield from 1st October.

information can be found at propstore.com/liveauction.  Here are just a few examples of what is on offer.


330. Biker Scout Helmet - STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)

£8,000-10,000 Click here for more info:
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306. C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) Costume Hands - STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977)

£8,000-10,000
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331. Death Star Gun Tower - STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)

£6,000-8,000
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297. Viceroy Nute Gunray’s (Silas Carson) Silicone Skin Mask - STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999)

£6,000-8,000
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VIDEO: The Towering Inferno / Main Theme by John Williams

Played on the pure format of vinyl this is the classic main theme to 1974 disaster movie, The Towering Inferno from John Williams.



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Monday, 29 September 2014

FULL OF SITH Episode LXXXIV: The Star Wars Report


Join your hosts over at Full of Sith as they discuss the newly released story reels from The Clone Wars and also the very first Star Wars Rebels.  Not to be missed.
Episode LXXXIV: The Star Wars Report
Recorded 9/27/14
Bobby, Bryan, and Mike are joined by most important visitors. Riley and Bethany Blanton from the Star Wars Report podcast join the show for this episode to discuss the newly released story reels for The Clone Wars as well as Star Wars: Rebels: Spark of Rebellion!


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Star Wars Cantina Song on 16 Floppy Drives


Following on from Indiana Jones played on 16 floppy disk drives, I couldn't let this one go.  It's Star Wars or I should say the Cantina Band theme played on 16 floppy disk drives.  Very clever.




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The Indiana Jones Theme Played On 16 Floppy Disk Drives.


If you're under a certain age you're probably wondering what a floppy disk drive is?  Well to just clear up any confusion, a floppy drive was the main way of loading and saving data on PCs and Macs way back in the 80s and 90s.  (I feel old.)

Now it seems the drives have found another use, as a musical instrument.  Take a listen to this clever rendition of Indiana Jones on 16 floppy disk drives.



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