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George Lucas feels the force of angry fans

5 September 2011

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George Lucas feels the force of angry fans

All six “Star Wars” movies, plus extras, are coming out in a nine-disc Blu-ray set Sept. 16, and once again George Lucas has been tinkering. The puppet Yoda in “The Phantom Menace” is replaced by a sleeker digital version. Fine.

But fans are exploding like a Death Star over rumors that in this “Return of the Jedi,” Darth Vader now screams “Noooooo” – twice! – when the Emperor is zapping Luke Skywalker. It supposedly mirrors young Vader’s much-mocked cry at the end of “Revenge of the Sith.”

In happier “Star Wars” news, our own Kansas City Symphony will play John Williams’ beloved themes, as well as music from “Pirates of the Caribbean” and other films, at a free concert at 7 p.m. Monday – Labor Day – at Shawnee Mission Park.

Panda-monium

As Po the panda would say, pure awesomeness! With a new worldwide tally of $637.6 million (and counting), “Kung Fu Panda 2″ is the highest grossing film ever directed by a woman. That would be Jennifer Yuh Nelson, who was head of story on the first “Panda” and marked her directing debut with the sequel. The film did well domestically, grossing $164.3 million, but has kung-fu kicked overseas, especially in China.

 

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