May 25, 2010

Star Wars Celebration 5 - We will be there, will you?

We will be making the official debut of our Wampa Costume at Star Wars Celebration V - Held Aug 12-15, 2010 in Orlando Florida. We will be there all 4 days and post plenty of photos of the event and plan to be in costume on Friday and Saturday. More info to come and check out their officla website for the growing list of special guests including Carrie Fisher, Peter Meyhew, Jeremy Bulloch and the creator, the infamous GL, George Lucas!

Original Full Size Wampa - Rare Behind the Scenes Footage!

Check out this amazing fan made documentary Building Empire by Jambe Davdar. at the 4:21 mark it shows clips from the movie as well as behind the scenes of their attempt of a full size Wampa suit. Sadly it did not work and get the on screen impact that they intended. Watching them attempt to walk through the snow in stilts and falling over is somewhat comical but at the same time I wish worked and made it in the film.

Because of the failure of the suit an entire Wampa attack subplot inside the rebel base was cut from the movie (see below). Who knows maybe we will see these scenes digitally remastered in the upcoming Blu-Ray release. They have teased us that some highly anticipated deleted scenes will see the light of day.

May 21, 2010

Let the Wampa Win!

Check out this piece from Artist Austin Madison.

See the Wampa in this 1950's Premake of Empire Strikes Back

Let's turn back the clock, shall we? Back to a distant time in an alternate universe far, far away... The 50s! It was a simpler age of 3-D movies, and robots named Robby, Gort, and Tobor. A hidden gem of this period in cinema is a little film called "The Empire Strikes Back", the second chapter in a planned three-part epic science fiction trilogy. While the preceding and succeeding episodes were never actually produced due to budgetary constraints, "Empire" shines as an example of 1950s 3-D space opera. The re-release of this trailer coincides with the 60th anniversary of this amazing film.