Robot Chicken-Star Wars-Episode III (Blu-ray) (2010)
Main Menu Audio
Featurette-Behind The Scenes-Numerous
Interviews-Cast & Crew
|Year Of Production||2010|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||1,2,3,4,5,6||Directed By||Seth Green|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||English Dolby TrueHD 5.1|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.78:1||Miscellaneous|
|Subtitles||English for the Hearing Impaired||Smoking||No|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
Robot Chicken is a stop-motion animation satirical television series created by actor Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. It has been running since 2006 and has so far produced 5 seasons of satirical silliness. Over the same period they have now produced three Star Wars themed specials, of which this is the third.
The comedy here is a mixture of juvenile and very clever satire, however it is just about always funny. It takes characters or scenes from the Star Wars films and adds amusing back story or just satirises them. A good example is if you ever wondered what exactly happened to Luke's uncle and aunt while he was off visiting Obi-Wan, you can find out how their house burnt down and they ended up dead. A storm trooper called Gary was involved. Also, Jar Jar Binks may not be as sweet and innocent as he seems. The individual sketches move by pretty quickly and there is an overall story line involved.
If you enjoy things like Family Guy, American Dad or The Simpsons and love Star Wars, this is definitely the show for you. Very funny stuff!
The video quality is very good with no issues to report.
The feature is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio which is the original aspect ratio. It is 1080p.
The picture was very clear and sharp throughout. The colour is excellent, with no issues to report. There are no other artefacts.
There are subtitles in English for the Hearing Impaired which are easy to read.
There is no obvious layer change during playback.
The audio quality is very good. This disc contains an English TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack and four commentaries in Dolby Digital 2.0.
Dialogue was clear and easy to hear. The score and music used are really good featuring variations on the Star Wars theme plus The Who's Baba O'Reilly.
The surround speakers were used quite a lot for surround effects such as passing spacecraft, more than you might expect for something television derived. The subwoofer was used throughout for action and music support.
|Surround Channel Use|
Lots of extras are included.
The menu features some of the music and is amusing to listen to, despite being boring visually.
The writers and voice cast provide video commentary, although it is enabled by seamless branching rather than P-I-P. When a chicken appears on screen you hit enter and a short video segment plays of the writers etc talking about the scene. The chickens sometimes flash by too quickly to select. Nothing spectacular.
Creators and Crew talk about their love of Star Wars toys.
Crew talk about the Star Wars films.
Crew talk about the process of stop-motion animation and why they enjoy it.
Footage of writers’ meetings and collaborating.
Voice actors including Billy Dee Williams & Anthony Daniels talk about the process.
Visual effects shots and how they were constructed.
One for deep fans. 22 minutes of footage of the Robot Chicken crew touring the US in a bus having roller skating parties.
Mostly animatics with some little bits of completed scenes. There is some funny ideas here and a few just odd ones.
In fast motion, shows how much work there is involved in doing stop-motion animation.
Footage of the team going to George Lucas' ranch for the premiere of this special.
Four audio commentaries are available for the feature. All feature lots of silliness and joking around.
Seth Green producing reference footage to base the animation on.
Panel discussion by the Robot Chicken crew at a fan convention. 4x3
The Robot Chicken team meet with George Lucas. Some interesting discussion but mostly just joking around with George.
3 trailers for the show and one for a game
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
Our local release is coded for all regions and content wise seems to be the same as the US release. Draw.
A funny collection of skits made with stop-motion animation which parody Star Wars.
The video quality is very good. The audio quality is very good.
The extras are plentiful.
|DVD||SONY BDP-S760 Blu-ray, using HDMI output|
|Display||Sharp LC52LE820X Quattron 52" Full HD LED-LCD TV . Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.|
|Audio Decoder||Built into BD player. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.|
|Speakers||Monitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer|