Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy (It's a Trap! / Blue Harvest / Something, Something, Something, Darkside) [Blu-ray]
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Clear some space for the third chapter of the funniest freakin’ trilogy in the galaxy! Once again, the Family Guy alliance travels far, far beyond the beyond the boundaries of good taste to bring you an outrageous sci-fi spoof filled with hilarious humor, adequate animation and a happy ending (giggity). So get ready to experience the lighter side of the Dark side with Peter Solo, Chris Skywalker, Princess Lois, Stewie Vader...and some surprising new faces. May the laughs be with you!
Something, Something, Something, Darkside
The Griffins reprise their roles as the saga continues in this hilarious Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back spoof.
What better way to launch Family Guy's sixth season and commemorate Star Wars' 30th anniversary than with this double-length Very Special Episode, a full-scale, awesomely animated spoof that recasts George Lucas' saga with Family Guy's galaxy of characters: Chris (Seth Green) is Luke; Lois (Alex Borstein) is Princess Leia; Peter (Seth McFarlane) is Han Solo, but not, as expected, Jabba the Hut; Brian (Seth, again) is Chewbacca; Quagmire (and again, Seth) is C3PO; Cleveland is R2D2; Herbert, the creepy senior pedophile, is Obi-Wan (both voiced by Mike Henry); and, of course, Stewie (Seth, already) is Darth Vader ("My diapers have gone over to the dark side"). Poor Meg is reduced to a cameo as the hideous reptilian creature that haunts the garbage compactor. Blue Harvest is reverently faithful to A New Hope, while engaging in typical Family Guy pop-culture references (everything from those old Grey Poupon commercials to Doctor Who, Airplane, Dirty Dancing, and Deal or No Deal) and bizarre digressions (the iconic opening crawl detours into an appreciation of a "way naked" Angelina Jolie in Gia). Along for the wild ride are Judd Nelson, who contributes a voice cameo as John Bender for a Breakfast Club gag, Rush Limbaugh railing against futuristic affirmative action on Tatooine talk radio, and Beverly D'Angelo and Chevy Chase as the vacationing Griswolds observing the rebellion from their orbiting station wagon. A Star Wars spoof in 2007 isn't exactly uncharted territory. As Chris Griffin notes in this episode's final moments, Robot Chicken brilliantly did it months earlier (and let us not forget Mel Brooks' Spaceballs from 1987; or, on second thought...). But the Force is strong with Family Guy, and who could resist the opportunity to hear the Muzak playing in a Death Star elevator? --Donald Liebenson
Something, Something, Something, Darkside
Chris Griffin is right: when it comes to obsessive geekery and mining absurdity from the minutiae of the Star Wars universe, the comic force is stronger with Robot Chicken. But Family Guy strikes back with the second episode in its goof on the original holy trilogy. The animation is more impressive than the jokes, which are scattered all over the galaxy--the good (an Empire recruitment film), the bad (Yoda's teachings revolve around guy-movie trivia), and the ugly (wholly gratuitous--and here unbleeped--F-bombs). Devoted viewers will catch in-jokes inside of other in-jokes (this program takes its title from the season 5 episode "Barely Legal," in which the Emperor discovers the formula for great Star Wars dialogue). There is some interesting stunt casting with nebbish Mort Goldman as Lando Calrissian and the Giant Chicken as Boba Fett. James Caan cameos, as does, sorta, Tom Selleck. And Meg is once again reduced to embodying a hideous space creature, although at least she gets a line of dialogue. The DVD and Blu-ray editions contain metachlorine-rich extra features, including lively (and at times slanderous) audio commentary by Seth MacFarlane, Seth Green, writer Kirker Butler, director Dominic Polcino, and others; optional trivia pop-ups; and a table read of the Something, Something script. There is also a sneak-preview table read of the next installment, We Have a Bad Feeling About This. If I were an Ewok, I'd be worried, or on the phone to a lawyer. --Donald Liebenson
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*Audio Commentary from Seth Macfarlane and director, producers, writers, and editors
*A Conversation with George Lucas
*The Making Of Blue Harvest
*Animatic Version of Blue Harvest
*Family Guy Star Wars Clip Show( my favorite bonus feature from the past releases)
*Uncensored audio track
Something Something Something Darkside:
*Fact Up Version of the feature( kinda like those old VH1 pop-up videos, with fun facts popping up throughout the movie)
*Poster Art Featurette
*Sneak Peak at the next feature with Table read
It's a Trap!
*A very Special message from Dart Stewie
*Star Wars Trivial Pursuit: The ultimate Challenge
*Drawing with Peter Shin
*Sock Puppet Outtakes
*Making The Scene featurette
That oughta keep you busy for a while, eh? And then there is the feature itself.Read more ›
I really wanted to see SOME KIND OF picture quality improvement like the 2 newer parodies on Blu-Ray. After viewing disc 1, I just have to assume it was a primitive "upconvert" to the Blu-Ray format. There was NO improvement in the sharpness of the drawn lines, colors are standard-def bland, and stair-stepping is evident in the resolution. Of course, disc 1 is still full screen as expected, so "Family Guy: Blue Harvest" gains absolutely nothing on Blu-Ray over the previous DVD version.
Now, the other two discs are very good on Blu-Ray with sharp lines and colors that really pop! Nice transfer, and the Blu-Ray difference in quality is striking even for animated content without complex textures.
All 3 discs are entertaining parodies of the original Star Wars trilogy, but like the TV show I'm sure they will offend some people some of the time. You probably knew that already ; )
In summary, if you already own the first two, go ahead and buy "It's a Trap" on Blu-Ray or DVD to complete your library. New good laughs, even if not as fresh as the first two. If you don't have the both the first and second films, it might be cheaper to go ahead and buy this TRILOGY package instead!
The jokes fly fast and bawdy and pull no punches. Every pop culture reference no matter how obscure and some of the more controversial issues of the day are tossed in, and for the most part, work.
The story follows the evil genius Stewie, who after a near death experience decides to change his ways as Hell does not hold much appeal for him. After the family gets Tivo, Stewie spots a person on television that is a spitting image of him. Convinced that the man is his real father, Stewie and the family dog Brian, join the hormonally driven Quagmire on a cross country trek.
When Stewie reaches the coast he is shocked to discover the true identity of the man which will propel the remained of the story.
While the show has a few misfires, it is mostly filled with one effective joke after another. The laughs were constant and I found myself enjoying every moment of the film. The laughs are very good, and if you are a fan of the show and do not mind some biting, and crude humor, this is a great escape.
Fans of the show will love the usual interplay of the characters and the familiar style and pacing as the film plays out like a regular episode of the show, as it was initiated as a three part episode. The inclusion of segments that would not have likely made it past the networks Standards and Practices department only ads to the enjoyment of the show as it is nice to see a shown known for pushing the envelope taking steps that it would not otherwise be able to take.
4 stars out of 5.
Gareth Von Kallenbach
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Its the first season and I didn't know that I already missed a lot. Great tv showPublished 9 days ago by Harvey
I'm not a huge fan of Family Guy but I really enjoy Star Wars. Most of this is pretty funny with many laughs. Glad I bought it!!!!!Published 12 days ago by Ronald Hart
An up-and-coming show, at the time, this first set is pretty good.Published 13 days ago by Stefan Hayes
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|Does the Blu-ray + Digital Copy set come with DVDs, too?||
Aren't all the digital copies expired?
May 2, 2013 by Ellen Ripley | See all 3 posts
|Does this set come with digital copies??||
The US version includes digital copies for all 3, however only It's A Trap comes with a DVD.
Dec 17, 2010 by Matthew (BWI2) | See all 3 posts
|Does it contain the television edited episodes?||
No. Cussing is included and there is only 1 english track.
Jul 20, 2011 by F. Hamel | See all 2 posts
|Disc 2 is region locked A (BD version)||
thx for the info!
Jul 17, 2011 by Q. B. TRAN | See all 2 posts
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