REVIEW: JEDI JUNKIES
No one can deny Star Wars’ contribution to pop culture in the last 36 years. From action figures to costumes inspired by the characters in the films, the beloved movie franchise has provided fans with many ways to immerse themselves in the Star Wars culture. Star Wars isn’t just a series of films. For some fans, it has become a way of life.
Releasing on February 12 from Docurama Films, a label of Cinedigm Entertainment Group (NASDAQ: CIDM), JEDI JUNKIES is a one-of-a-kind documentary film about the world’s most dedicated Star Wars fans. From lightsaber-wielding martial artists to filmmakers who dedicate their time and energy creating fan films, the film offers viewers a rare glimpse into extreme fans’ personal and professional self-expression.
JEDI JUNKIES features Star Wars fans from all over the world and interviews with celebrity insiders, including Olivia Munn (Attack of the Show, Iron Man 2), director Eduardo Sanchez (Blair Witch Project), and actors from the Star Wars films, including Ray Park (Darth Maul) Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Orli Shoshan (Shaak Ti) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett).
A few of the many fans profiled in the film include:
- Aaron Yonda and Matt Sloan – creators of the popular “Chad Vader” fan films on YouTube.
- Dennis Ward – writer/director, “Stuck on Star Wars.” Ward built a life-size Millennium Falcon in his backyard for his film.
- Michael Knight – his body is covered with dozens of Star Wars tattoos.
- Roberto Williams – collector of many Star Wars toys.
- John Bardy – directed and produced “Tremors of the Force” and other Star Wars fan films.
- Flynn – founder of New York Jedi, a choreography troupe. The group creates elaborate lightsaber battles for “Big Apple Con” and other events.
- Bob Iannaccone – creates stainless steel lightsaber replicas for a living out of his tool shed.
- Aerosith – a Star Wars tribute band that performs at special events.
2.0 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
Audio Commentary with Filmmakers
Deleted and Extended Scenes: Force Fanatics, Inside Toy Box, Slave Leia and Stars of Galaxy