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  • Actors: Olivia Munn, Ray Park, Peter Mayhew, Jeremy Bulloch, Linda Papadopoulos
  • Directors: Mark Edlitz
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Docurama
  • DVD Release Date: February 12, 2013
  • Run Time: 73 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009MBSWNA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,836 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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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.


Special Features


  • Filmmaker Commentary; Deleted and Extended Scenes; Three Featurettes: The Stars of Star Wars, Build Your Own Action Figure, and The Cult of Slave Leia

Review

Jedi Junkies is a fine tribute to a beloved franchise. --amNew York

JEDI JUNKIES is the Star Wars fan film Star Wars fans have been waiting for. --Geek Chic Daily

Customer Reviews

Don't be fooled by the Slave Leia on the front of the box.
JediReview
Much ado has been made about what truly establishes the psychological difference between fandom and obsession, but methinks the line has been blurred over the years.
E. Lee Zimmerman
Even the most die hard Star Wars fans will find this documentary to be a waste of time.
OK Records

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Robert Davidson on May 26, 2010
Format: Amazon Instant Video
I loved this movie. It's a very funny and very sexy look at extreme Star Wars fans.

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.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Elliot Ravetz on May 19, 2012
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"Jedi Junkies" is an extraordinary film. It's smart, knowing, lively, sympathetic, and besides being great fun it's an eye-opening introduction to some far-out super-dedicated Star War fans. I've watched it a couple of times with fascination and admiration. Though it's likely to be most appreciated by people (unlike me) who are seriously into the Star Wars saga, it's really a film for everyone who is curious about extraordinarily passionate people, even if some of them sometimes seem to be over the edge. Mark Edlitz is, I believe, a singularly talented and imaginative filmmaker: he's an artist who deeply understands, admires, and in his smart and entertaining film celebrates passionate people.
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I see that there are already 15 reviews of this film posted before me - nearly all from the Amazon Instant streaming version. This review is of the physical DVD released by New Video.

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.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By E. Lee Zimmerman on February 11, 2013
Format: DVD
Fandom is a curious thing. Much ado has been made about what truly establishes the psychological difference between fandom and obsession, but methinks the line has been blurred over the years. As any entertainment franchise grows - be it STAR WARS, STAR TREK, HARRY POTTER, or even the adventures taking place in Middle-earth - it only stands to reason that fans - true, die-hard, uncompromising fans - are forced to up-the-ante personally in order to distinguish themselves more from the casual observer. Somewhere between costuming, collecting, and consuming, there always needs to be a healthy balance, but - seriously - what harm are we doing to ourselves or society-at-large when we "binge" over something so utterly harmless as a motion picture?

(NOTE: the following review will contain minor spoilers necessary solely for the discussion of plot and characters. If you're the kind of reader who prefers a review entirely spoiler-free, then I'd encourage you to skip down to the last two paragraphs for my final assessment. If, however, you're accepting of a few hints at `things to come,' then read on ...)

In short, JEDI JUNKIES follows the lives and experiences of only a few fans within the stunningly huge STAR WARS fan universe. Unlike TREKKIES - which took the central narrative presentation of hand-picking a few enthusiasts who celebrate all things Trek and then followed their craziness through to the nth degree - JUNKIES pretty much is all over the place, but in a good way. No one fan's obsession is brought to any measureable closure, though there are a few suggestions about when and where and if to draw limitations provided by those who have first-hand familiarity with exploring (and exploiting) their compulsive behaviors.
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