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JEDI JUNKIES is a one-of-a-kind feature film about the world s most dedicated Star Wars fans. From lightsaber-wielding martial artists to a filmmaker who built the world s only life-size Millennium Falcon, the film offers viewers a rare glimpse into extreme fans personal and professional self-expression.
Featuring the perspectives of celebrity insiders including Olivia Munn (Attack of the Show, The Newsroom), Phantom Menace actor Ray Park (Darth Maul) and Blair Witch Project director Ed Sanchez, JEDI JUNKIES will change the way you look at fandom and Star Wars forever.
- Filmmaker Commentary; Deleted and Extended Scenes; Three Featurettes: The Stars of Star Wars, Build Your Own Action Figure, and The Cult of Slave Leia
JEDI JUNKIES is the Star Wars fan film Star Wars fans have been waiting for. --Geek Chic Daily
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The film covers an entire gambit of Star Wars fans including a guy who built a life size Millenium Falcon in his backyard. (There's a good story behind why he did and what happened to the space ship.) Film also shows this group called the NY Jedi - who are light saber experts. Also shown are toy collectors and people who make Star Wars fan films.
And if you're interested in women who dress up like Princess Leia in her metal bikini - aka "Slave Leia" you will not be disapointed.
A few actors from the Star Wars films are interviewed. That includes Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Ray Park (Darth Maul) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett).
Also interviewed is Olivia Munn from Attack of the Show.
I'm glad that this film doesn't make fun of Star Wars fans. Yes, it shows that some fans might take it too far....(one guy doesn't have a bed because he bought to many toys.) But the film really celebrates the fans.
In short... Very funny. Very sexy. Very entertaining.
This all sounds good on paper, but it's less than the sum of its parts. The interviews with everyone but Olivia Munn were done with the various interviewees at their signing tables at cons, and although all are interesting, there's not a lot of interview content in the film. The various pieces of the film are just that - there's no story arc, just a number of documentary short subject pieces welded together. I'm a bit bewildered at the praise for the Slave Leia segment; there's a lot of eye candy, but the interviews with the women who participated in this segment - particularly with one given a lot of screen time - are robotic and content-free. An investigation of the cultural phenomenon and how it represents both a repudiation and a embrace of certain gender roles prevalent in the world would be interesting. This is not that.
So yeah...it just didn't work for me, even though I wanted to love it. I didn't expect an Oscar contender, but I expected a somewhat better put-together film.
I'll start off by saying that I'm not a Star Wars "groupie" - In fact I remember seeing the original film and maybe , I'm not even sure , the first sequel. But I do like pop culture documentaries and I am a collector of other "collectibles" - my case Edison memorabilia - so I know how a collection can take over your house and home. (And no, at least not to my knowledge are there conventions where members dress up like Thomas Edison - though I hear Mr. Peanut collectors do. _
While not a great film, I did enjoy watching much of this DVD. The section on making one of the "fan films" just seemed to drag a bit. There are no real "celebrities" to speak of - at least from the first SW film, except the guy who played Chewbacca being interviewed at a fan fair. Three things peaked my interest - though there may be others that will peak yours. First was Roberto Williams, a well spoken "collector and customizer". He explains the various stages that SW toys were released and speaks rationally as to why he bought multiple copies of certain toy models as investments. The next was the collector who explained how collection can be an obsession and take over your life and household. There is a female "psychologist who explains how this can a be a problem.) This section is relevant to ANY collectible and any collector will relate to that. The third was the section on the You Tube "seriel" "Chad Vader" about Darth Vader's younger brother (Chad) being a grocery store manager.Read more ›
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Captures the life of a Star Wars fan, but now in 2015 seems a bit dated. The Cosplay scene has changed since this film was made, but still a great docu for any true Star Wars fan.Published 4 months ago by Shawn Lippe
This provided an interesting look at hardcore fans who love their lives of fandom and also those who have a love/hate relationship with their obsession for Star Wars. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mark M
I remember my parents taking me to see Starwars at the Movie Theater back in 1976. I cried when R2D2 was taken out only to cry again when he arrived back with C3P0 alive and well. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good for the Star Wars fan! It has a lot of good fan based stuff! Good to know there are bigger fans then mePublished 22 months ago by Customer clay
I have been a STAR WARS fan since I was 11 years old in the summer of 1977. And sometimes you just want to watch a documentary about others who are fans of science fantasy and... Read morePublished on December 16, 2013 by E. Joseph Delaney